A man who had studied much in the schools of wisdom |
finally died in the fullness of time
and found himself at the
Gates of Eternity.
An Angel of light approached him and said, "Go no further,
O mortal, until you have proven to me your worthiness
to enter into Paradise!"
But the man answered, "Just a minute now. First of all,
can you prove to me this is a real Heaven and not just the
wishful fantasy of my disordered mind undergoing death?"
Before the angel could reply, a voice from inside the
"Let him in - he's one of us!"
(from the Sufi)