The greatest of kashf (expositions) and karāmāt (miracles) are absolutely insignificant in the face of this steadfastness. The ahlullāh refer to it [steadfastness] as فوق الكرامة – it surpasses karāmat. Lives are lost and sacrificed in the quest for steadfastness. Adhering doggedly to it and losing oneself with madness and intoxication over it is a type of madness which is praiseworthy, for which thousands of lives may be sacrificed, and which is the greatest objective of one’s entire life and intellect.
Extracted from Tazkiratur Rashid