It was there from the moment we entered the zikr chamber, there waiting for us. A gentle, all pervading kindness, felt in the heart and sensed in the eyes, a lightness of being and generosity to all.
In ancient times, when the nature of kingship was still understood, it would have been the duty of a real king to invoke this higher emotion for his subjects. The feeling of beneficence is that of a blessing, of being blessed, without reason or favor, simply because it is a mark of the divine nature. It gives rise to a quality of contentment unknown to us in ordinary life.
Many and varied are His ways. At every moment, He assumes a posture by which He can be known to us, a quality of His Being, but only if we set aside what we think we know and find Him in our sensing and feeling. Tonight it was beneficence.