I have loved in life and I have been loved. I have drunk the bowl of poison from the hands of love as nectar, and have been raised above life's joy and sorrow. My heart, aflame in love, set afire every heart that came in touch with it. My heart has been rent and joined again; My heart has been broken and again made whole; My heart has been wounded and healed again; A thousand deaths my heart has died, and thanks be to love, it lives yet. I went through hell and saw there love's raging fire, and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love. I wept in love and made all weep with me; I mourned in love and pierced the hearts of men; And when my fiery glance fell on the rocks, the rocks burst forth as volcanoes. The whole world sank in the flood caused by my one tear; With my deep sigh the earth trembled, and when I cried aloud the name of my beloved, I shook the throne of God in heaven.I bowed my head low in humility, and on my knees I begged of love, Disclose to me, I pray thee, O love, thy secret. She took me gently by my arms and lifted me above the earth, and spoke softly in my ear, My dear one, thou thyself art love, art lover, and thyself art the beloved whom thou hast adored.
In a village where everyone has only one leg, the biped will hop about more lamely than anyone else, if he knows what is good for him.
It is not Sufism if it does not perform its function for you. A cloak is no longer a cloak if it does not keep a man warm.
My father used to tell me that stories offer the listener a chance to escape but, more importantly, he said, they provide people with a chance to maximize their minds. Suspend ordinary constraints, allow the imagination to be freed, and we are charged with the capability of heighetned thought.Learn to use your eyes as if they are your ears, he said, and you become connected with the ancient heritage of man, a dream world for the waking mind.
If you really want to learn, do not be surprised if someone tries to teach you. And do not lightly reject the method.
The teacher works in accordance with the prospects of his students and the possibility of maintaining the community of Sufis.
If you want special illumination, look upon the human face:See clearly within laughter the Essence of Ultimate Truth.
Our objective is to achieve, by the understanding of the Origin, the Knowledge which comes through experience.
ScrapsThe scraps from the meal of the Emir are larger than the gifts of halwa from the merchant. Timur Fazil
Superior experience and knowledge will be made available to a man or woman in exact accordance with his worth, capacity and earning of it
Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.
He knows all my thoughts. He knows all I’ve ever done and He loves me all the same. What is our purpose, you ask. It is to love like God.
One sip of this wine and you will go mad with drunkenness. You will drop your masks and tear your clothes — destroying everything that separates you from the Lover. Once you taste the fruit of this vine, you will be kicked out of the city of yourself. You will forget the world. You will forget yourself. I tell you: you will become a madman who wanders the streets looking for the Lover once you drink this Wine of Love.