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sufi mystic

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L et the eye of your heart be opened that you may see the spirit and behold invisible things.
If you set your face toward the region where Love reigns, you will see the whole universe laid out as a rose garden. What you see, your heart will wish to have, and what your heart seeks to possess, that you will see. If you penetrate to the 'middle of each mote in the sunbeams, you will find a sun within.
Give all that you possess to Love. If your spirit is dissolved in the flames of Love, you will see that Love is the alchemy for spirit.
You will journey beyond the narrow limitations of time and place and will pass into the infinite spaces of the Divine World. What ear has not heard, that you will hear, and what no eye has seen, you shall behold. Finally, you shall be brought to that high Abode, where you will see One only, beyond the world and all worldly creatures. To that One you shall devote the love of both heart and soul until, with the eye that knows no doubt, you will see plainly that "One is and there is nothing save God alone.'





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2998 | 
Ahmad Hatif, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.123 





I f love manifests itself within you, it has its origins in beauty. You are nothing but a mirror in which beauty is reflected. Because beauty and its reflection are both from that one source, it is both treasure and treasure-house.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2997 | 
Jami, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.121 





B e the captive of Love in order that you may be truly free -free from coldness and the worship of self. Thousands have passed who were wise and learned but who were strangers to Love. No name is left to them, nothing to proclaim their fame and dignity or to relate their history in the march of time. Although you may attempt to do a hundred things in this world, only Love will give you release from the bondage of yourself.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2996 | 
Jami, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.115 





M any sheikhs observe the following rule. When a novice joins them, they subject him to spiritual discipline for three years. He can be admitted to the Path only if he fulfills all the requirements of this discipline. The first year is devoted to service of the people, the second year to service of God, and the third year to watching over his own heart.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2995 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.218 





O seeker, know that the path to Truth is within you. You are the traveler. Going happens by itself, Coming happens to you, without you. There is no arriving or leaving; nor is there any place; nor is there a contained within a container. Who is there to be with God? What is there other than God? Who seeks and finds when there is none but God?




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2989 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.198 





I f you wish to draw near to God, you must seek God in the hearts of others. You should speak well of all, whether present or absent. If you seek to be a light to guide others, then, like the sun, you must show the same face to all. To bring joy to a single heart is better than to build many shrines for worship, and to enslave one soul by kindness is worth more than the setting free of a thousand slaves.
The true man of God sits in the midst of his fellowmen, and rises up and cats and sleeps and buys and sells and gives and takes in the bazaars, and marries and has social intercourse with others, and yet is never for one moment forgetful of God.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2988 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.212 





O ne day a man asked a sheikh how to reach God. “the Way to God” the sheikh replied, “are many as they are created beings. But the shortest and easiest is to serve others, not to bother others, and to make others happy.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2987 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.198 





S acrifice your ego; nothing more.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2986 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.158 





A dervish was sweeping the courtyard. Abu Sa'id saw him and said, "Be like the dust ball that rolls before the broom and not like the rock left behind.'
One must be like the dust, which has no will of its own but goes wherever the broom (the spiritual master) commands not like the rock, which asserts its own will and resists the direction of the guide.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2985 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.157 





T his spirit of divine origin appears in a man as man, in beast as beast, and in plant as plant. And it appears differently even within each species, appearing in each person in a different manner in accordance with his different capacity and predisposition. The spirit neither disappears not diminishes nor changes when the body is destroyed.
The body, until its end, is in continuous transformation, whereas the spirit never changes. It cannot be identified by anything other than the body it inhabits. There is no identification without appearance; therefore, it is essential for the spirit to have a form. Yet if the spirit becomes fully identified with a specific body, it cannot return to its origin.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2984 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.111 





N ot only do beings and things have spirits that in turn take the forms of beings and things, but deeds, words, thoughts, and feelings also have spirits of their own. Thus it may happen that the soul of a beautiful deed may assume the form of an angel.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2983 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.111 





T ruth has been planted in the center of your heart, entrusted to you by God for safekeeping. It becomes manifest with true repentance and with true effort. Its beauty shines on the surface when you remember God and do the dhikr [recitation of Divine Names]. At the first stage you recite the name of God with your tongue; then, when your heart becomes alive, you recite inwardly with the heart.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2982 | 
Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.103 





F asting is a way to save on food. Vigil and prayer is a labor for old folks. Pilgrimage is an occasion for tourism. To distribute bread in aims is something for philanthropists. Fall in love: That is doing something!




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2981 | 
Ansari, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.102 





G o you, sweep out the dwelling room of your heart, prepare it to be the home of the Beloved. When you go out, He will come in. Within you, when you are free from self, He will show His beauty.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2980 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.102 





H appy is he who is able to escape from the lower self and feel the gentle breeze of friendship. His heart is so full of the Beloved that there is no longer room for anyone else. The Beloved flows through his every vein and nerve. Every atom of his body is filled with the Friend.
The true lovers can no longer perceive either the scent or the color of their own selves. They have no interest in anything other than the Beloved. Their heart is attached neither to throne nor crown. Greed and lust have packed their bags and left their street. If they speak, it is to the Friend. If they seek, it is from the Friend. They no longer take themselves into account, and live only for love. They, leave the raw and turn to the ripe, abandoning completely the abode of the self





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2979 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.99 





I hold you in my heart.
I rock and sing you to sleep.
You are everywhere in everyone,
he holy baby in all of us,
that plays there.

The beautiful one,
born when we love,
the glowing child.

You are the meaning that blooms in the heart.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2978 | 
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.99 





D o everything you do in order to come close to your Lord in your worship and prayers. Think that each deed may be your last act, each prayer your last prostration, that you may not have another chance. If you do this, it will be another motivation for becoming heedful and also for becoming sincere and truthful.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2977 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.159 





T hose who adore God in the sun behold the sun, and those who adore Him in living things see a -living thing, and those who adore Him in lifeless things see a lifeless thing, and those who adore Him as a Being unique and unparalleled see that which has no like. Do not attach yourself to a particular creed exclusively so that you disbelieve in all the rest; otherwise you will lose much good; nay, you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter. God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not limited by any one creed. Wheresoever you turn, there is the face of Allah.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2976 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.229 





B etween me and You there lingers an "it is I" which torments me.
Ah! Lift through mercy this "it is I' from between us both!





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2974 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.246 





T he first time I entered the Holy House,” said Bayazid, I saw the Holy House. The second time I entered it, I saw the Lord of the House. The third time I saw neither the House nor the Lord of the House.

By this Bayazid meant, I became lost in God, so that I knew nothing. Had I seen at all, I would have been God.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2973 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.245 





I came out of Bayazid-ness as a snake from its skin. Then I looked. I saw that lover, Beloved, and love are one because in that state of unification all can be one.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2972 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.250 





I have seen nothing more conducive to righteousness than solitude. He who is alone sees nothing but God, and if he sees nothing but God, nothing moves him but the will of God.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2971 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.211 





O n my first journey I found a kind of knowledge acceptable to both the elect and the common folk, on the second, knowledge acceptable to the elect and not the common folk, and on the third, knowledge acceptable to neither the elect nor the common folk; thus I remained an outcast and alone.
The first kind of knowledge was repentance, which both the elect and the common folk accept, the second was trust in God and fellowship with Him and love, which the elect accept, and the third was the knowledge of reality, which is beyond the power of human learning and reason to attain, so men reject it.





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2970 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.110 





I brahim Adham said, "Faith in God will be firmly established if three veils are cast aside:
1. "feeling pleasure in possessing anything;
2. Lamenting over the loss of anything;
3. "enjoying self-praise."





Islam / Sufism Quote n°2969 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.173 





T o completely trust in God is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.




Islam / Sufism Quote n°2968 | 
Essential Sufism, by James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Harper SanFrancisco, p.172 



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