"The Ocean of Nonexistence" by Mohammed Rustom

Dr. Mohammed Rustom is an Associate Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He very kindly gave permission for the following article to be placed on the Dar-al-Masnavi.org website. The article was published in the "Mawlana Rumi Review," No. 4, 2013. In the article, Prof. Rustom gives explanations about Love, annihilation in the Ocean of Love, the partial intellect, and the Intellect or Universal Intellect (that are as clear or clearer than in Prof. Chittick's "Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Techings of Rumi")--explanations that can help many who may be frustrated by Nicholson's use of these terms in his translation. The link is here .