Sufism Quotes

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Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: As Ibn Arabi says: 'Absolute existence is the As Ibn Arabi says: 'Absolute existence is the source of all existence'. Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: To say "yes" to the Sufi way is To say "yes" to the Sufi way is to say "no" to imagined escapes. Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaTruthful man:He who is, secretly, Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Truthful man:
He who is, secretly, regarded by everyone as an enemy.
Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: among roses, be a rose, among thorns, be among roses, be a rose, among thorns, be a thorn Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: It was being written in the East that It was being written in the East that 'Sufism was formerly a reality without a name: now it is a name without a reality'. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The secret protects itself. It is found only The secret protects itself. It is found only in the spirit and practice of the Work. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: RemedyYour medicine is in you, and you do Remedy
Your medicine is in you, and you do not observe it. Your ailment is from yourself, and you do not register it.
Hazrat Ali — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The fruit of timidity is neither gain nor The fruit of timidity is neither gain nor loss. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Satisfaction is a treasure which does not decay.Proverb Satisfaction is a treasure which does not decay.
Proverb — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The function of a nutrient is to become The function of a nutrient is to become transmuted, not to leave unaltered traces. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: One lie will keep out forty truths. One lie will keep out forty truths. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The Sufi must be able to alternate his The Sufi must be able to alternate his thought between the relative and the Absolute, the approximate and the Real. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Better to be safe than to be sorry' Better to be safe than to be sorry' is a remark of value only when these are the actual alternatives. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: To bind one free man with love is To bind one free man with love is better than to release a thousand slaves. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufi secrets are perceived, not understood by words. Sufi secrets are perceived, not understood by words. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufism is the doing in this lifetime what Sufism is the doing in this lifetime what any fool will be doing in then thousand years' time. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufis aim to refine human consciousness. This is Sufis aim to refine human consciousness. This is Sufi mysticism: not mystification or magic, but a specific Path. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Wisdom is when you understand what, previously, at Wisdom is when you understand what, previously, at best you only knew. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The automatism of man is overcome, in the The automatism of man is overcome, in the words of Dhun'Nun, by aiming for 'being as you were, where you were, before you were'. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: But the Sufis work IN the world, and But the Sufis work IN the world, and therefore WITH 'things of the world'. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: How many friends would you have if you How many friends would you have if you went from one to another asking them to conceal a dead body? — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: When the mind is full of established biases, When the mind is full of established biases, it will not be able to graft Sufism on top of them. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufism is the essence of all religions. Sufism is the essence of all religions. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The existence of relative truth does not prove The existence of relative truth does not prove the non-existence of universal truth. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Words, they say, are the food of minds. Words, they say, are the food of minds. But, like other foods, they can do little by themselves. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Naguib Mahfouz: I reject any path which rejects life, but I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle. — Naguib Mahfouz
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Saying of the ProphetSleepSleep is the brother of Saying of the Prophet
Sleep
Sleep is the brother of death. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Because sugar is not arsenic, many graves are Because sugar is not arsenic, many graves are full. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Forms are vehicles and instruments, and vehicles and Forms are vehicles and instruments, and vehicles and instruments cannot be called good or bad without context. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Never follow any impulse to teach, however strong Never follow any impulse to teach, however strong it might be. The command to teach is not felt as an impulsion. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Saying of the ProphetWomenWomen are the twin-halves of Saying of the Prophet
Women
Women are the twin-halves of men. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: When you feel least interested in following the When you feel least interested in following the Way which you have entered, this may be the time when it is most appropriate for you. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The door of illumination is open to those The door of illumination is open to those for whom other doors are closed. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: If you cannot laugh frequently and genuinely, you If you cannot laugh frequently and genuinely, you have no soul. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: For every Pharoah there is a Moses. For every Pharoah there is a Moses. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Shamcher Bryn Beorse: Politics is the application of Sufism to earthlife Politics is the application of Sufism to earthlife ... To refuse to act politically is to starve your children, destroy civilization. — Shamcher Bryn Beorse
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Each flies with its own kind: pigeon with Each flies with its own kind: pigeon with pigeon, hawk with hawk. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Helping othersI order you to assist any oppressed Helping others
I order you to assist any oppressed person, whether he is a Moslem or not. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: No practice exists in isolation. No practice exists in isolation. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: You must improve yourself on a higher level You must improve yourself on a higher level if you are to be able to help people, and not just weep over them. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Be a dog, but don't be a younger Be a dog, but don't be a younger brother.

Proverb. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The great poet Hafiz says that you should The great poet Hafiz says that you should dye your prayer-carpet with wine if your teacher tells you to do so. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Brave is the thief who carries a lamp Brave is the thief who carries a lamp in his hand. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Assume that you are part-hypocrite and part heedless, Assume that you are part-hypocrite and part heedless, and you will not be far wrong. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: What you are pleased to call Sufism is What you are pleased to call Sufism is merely the record of past method. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The sufis believe that they can experience something The sufis believe that they can experience something more complete. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: One of the great Sufis said: 'A saint One of the great Sufis said: 'A saint is a saint unless he knows that he is one. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The major barrier to understanding is wishful thinking The major barrier to understanding is wishful thinking and following that which pleases one. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: You will never reach Mecca, I fear: for You will never reach Mecca, I fear: for you are on the road to Turkestan. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: What do I sing, and what does my What do I sing, and what does my tambourine sing? — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: There is a saying that, according to what There is a saying that, according to what a person's mentality is, even an angel may seem to him to have a devil's face. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Unbelief and belief are both marching on His Unbelief and belief are both marching on His road, while both are saying, 'He is one and He has no associates'. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Most systems end up by making imagined humility Most systems end up by making imagined humility into a form of vanity, so they end up with vanity just the same. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Hazrat Inayat Khan: Our thoughts have prepared for us the happiness Our thoughts have prepared for us the
happiness or unhappiness we experience. — Hazrat Inayat Khan
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: If you cannot sit on a throne like If you cannot sit on a throne like a king, seize, like a tent-pitcher, the rope of the Royal tent. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Take the straight path, even if it is Take the straight path, even if it is long: marry no widow, even if she is a houri. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufism is transmitted by means of the human Sufism is transmitted by means of the human exemplar, the teacher. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The stupidest man I ever met had a The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying. It was: 'What do you think I am, stupid, or something? — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: A stolen kiss is not easily returned. A stolen kiss is not easily returned. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The man who knows must discharge a function. The man who knows must discharge a function. The one who does not, cannot arrogate one to himself; he can only try to do so. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: No colour comes after black. No colour comes after black. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Exercise power by means of kindness, and you Exercise power by means of kindness, and you may be causing more damage than you could by cruelty. Neither approach is correct. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: He who knows himself, knows his Lord' means, He who knows himself, knows his Lord' means, among other things, that self-deception prevents knowledge. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Javad Nurbakhsh: The practice of Sufism is the intention to The practice of Sufism is the intention to move toward truth by means of love and devotion. — Javad Nurbakhsh
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: SENTENCES OF THE KHAJAGANRUDBARI : Heart to heart SENTENCES OF THE KHAJAGAN
RUDBARI : Heart to heart is an essential means of passing on the secrets of the Path. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: It is experience which teaches, not controversy based It is experience which teaches, not controversy based on supposed logic and assumptions of what is likely to be true. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Soroosh Shahrivar: He had found riches beyond worldly imagination. He He had found riches beyond worldly imagination. He had found the never ending well of love. — Soroosh Shahrivar
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Words have to die if humans are to Words have to die if humans are to live. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Better to quarrel with a friend than to Better to quarrel with a friend than to support enemies. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: To Him who has sense, a sign is To Him who has sense, a sign is enough
For the heedless, however, a thousand expositions are not enough. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Saying of the ProphetEnvyEnvy devours good deeds, as Saying of the Prophet
Envy
Envy devours good deeds, as a fire devours fuel. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The Sufis have said: 'The importance of something The Sufis have said: 'The importance of something is in inverse proportion to its attractiveness. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Whoever is to be wise despises himself. Only Whoever is to be wise despises himself. Only the ignorant trust their own judgement. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: The degree of necessity determines the development of The degree of necessity determines the development of organs in man ... therefore increase your necessity. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Form is useful, but it is secondary. Form is useful, but it is secondary. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Do not dwell upon whether you will put Do not dwell upon whether you will put yourself into the hands of a teacher. You are always in his hands. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: I am an idol worshipper; for I understand I am an idol worshipper; for I understand what idol worship means, and the idolater does not. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: A MOTTO OF THE HUMAN RACETell me what A MOTTO OF THE HUMAN RACE
Tell me what to do; but it must be what I want you to tell me. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Dye your hair, certainly. But what can you Dye your hair, certainly. But what can you do for your face? — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Study institutions may become visible when the head Study institutions may become visible when the head is more emptied of imaginings. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Progress comes through capacity to learn, and is Progress comes through capacity to learn, and is irresistible. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: A great deal of thought is only a A great deal of thought is only a substitute for the thoughts that the individual would really find useful at the time. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Remember that greed includes greed for being not Remember that greed includes greed for being not greedy. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, not a religion, but a body of knowledge. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaBribe Substitute for law, which Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Bribe
Substitute for law, which is a substitute for justice. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Those who say 'I am ready to learn', Those who say 'I am ready to learn', or 'I am not ready to learn' are as often mistaken as they are correct in their surmise. — Idries Shah
Sufism Quotes By Idries Shah: Saying of the ProphetDistributionGod it is who gives: Saying of the Prophet
Distribution
God it is who gives: I am only a distributor. — Idries Shah