“When I entered, he rose from his place, greeting me with great warmth and honour. He embraced me and said: ‘Yes!’, to which I replied: ‘Yes!’ He was even more pleased with me because I had understood him. Then I became aware of what had given him pleasure and said to him: ‘No!’ At this consternation gripped him, the colour went out of his cheeks and he seemed to doubt his own thought.
He asked me: ‘What kind of solution have you found through divine unveiling and illumination? Is it identical with what we have reached through speculative thought?’
I replied: ‘Yes – no! Between the Yes and the No, spirits take wing from their matter, and necks are separated from their bodies’.”