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This experience of self-annihilation (fana, the Sufis call it) teaches several valuable truths, but the one which needs mention here is that whether you feel the Reality in an overwhelming mystic experience or not, what matters is that you should carry the unfaltering faith that it is always there, always present with you and within you.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 7: Contemplative Stillness > # 151

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