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The term fana is associated in origin with the Sufi Abu Yazid (or, Bayazid) Tayfur ibn Isa ibn Sharushan al-Bastami (ninth century). It first came into prominence in eastern Persia. The person who practises it becomes, in Inayat Khan's words, "independent of all earthly sources and lives in the Being of God by the denial of his individual self."

-- Notebooks Category 24: The Peace within You > Chapter 3: Practise Detachment > # 13

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