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وَشَرَوْهُ بِثَمَنٍ بَخْسٍ دَرَاهِمَ مَعْدُودَةٍ وَكَانُواْ فِيهِ مِنَ ٱلزَّاهِدِينَ
-Yûsuf ( يوسف )

Kashani Tafsir

The purchasing of him by the ʿAzīz of Egypt, in exchange for a very low price, a handful of dirhams, is their surrendering of him [the heart] over to the ʿAzīz of the spirit, the one from Egypt, the city of the Holy, in exchange for the meanings and gnoses actualised for the reflective faculty that are effused on it from the spirit upon its illumination by his light and its proximity to him. For the reflective faculty, since it is a corporeal faculty while the heart is not corporeal, does not arrive at his [the heart's] station except when he is covered in the layerings of the soul in the station of the breast, that is, in that aspect which, from where he, is lies adjacent to the soul. But if he [the heart] disengages at the station of the inner heart or arrives at the station of the spirit, which they call the mystery, then that [faculty] leaves him with the ʿAzīz of the spirit and surrenders him to the latter and separates from him in exchange for a paltry dirhams actualised for it because of his proximity to the aforementioned meanings.