Sufism & Deleuze

As the Sufi mystic al-Hujwiri notes, there is a crucial ‘difference between one who is burned by His Majesty in the fire of love, and one who is illuminated by this Beauty in the light of contemplation.’

The path exemplified by the ascetic al-Hallaj, leads to emptiness pure and simple … ‘the cut between creature and Creator’ is preserved all the way through the redemptive effort, so as to be all the more entirely overcome at its end.

– Peter Hallward, Out of this World, p. 84