Treasure of Knowledge

This world, which is the lower world (ʿālam-i suflī) is like a narrow and dark well in comparison to the higher world (ʿālam-i ulwī). People should hold fast to the rope of Divine guidance (the Imām of the time) so that they can be spiritually and luminously lifted up (by his esoteric knowledge) and taken to the bright atmosphere of the angelic world (ʿālam-i malakūt) similar to the worldly example of a rope being used when a person falls into a deep well.

This excerpt has been taken from page 6