At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

September 23, 2005

Sufi wisdom on learning

'WHAT is good for one may be very bad for another. For one it may be very good to be a nun or sit all day in a church or a mosque, but for another may need to go to the cafe and learn the meanings of the experiences gained there.'
Pir Inayat Khan

Sufi Wisdom

The qualities that endear a man to God are river like generosity, sun-like affection, and earth like hospitality.
Mu'in'ud-din Chisti

The true mystic is not a devotee lost in ecstatic communion with the One, or a reclusive saint who avoids others. The true mystic lives alongside other people - coming and going, eating and sleeping, buying and selling, marrying and chatting - but not for a moment does he forget God.
- Abu Sa'id Lbn Abi-L-Khayr

September 21, 2005

sufi wisdom about questions...

"There are some questions which can be answered , and others which should wait for an answer until those who ask them are able to understand."
Pir Inayat Khan

September 02, 2005

Sufi wisdom on union....

"In the state of fana, which is also called ittihad, Lord and Worshipper, lover and Beloved, both disappear. If there is no lover there is no Beloved. If there is no devotee, there is no Lord. The two are an inseparable polarity, so the disappearance of one is the disappearance of the other."
Abd Al Kader