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

September 23, 2005

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

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