“Pluck the cotton wool of heedlessness from the ear of awareness, so that the wisdom of dead men may reach your ear.” Saadi of Shiraz This unexpected, delicious, mind-stretching book is a basic study course by Idries Shah, the world’s most influential modern exponent of Sufi thought and practice. It contains a vast array of classical poetry, humour, Teaching-Stories, letters, lectures, questions and answers. These materials from Sufi sages and schools through the ages are not museum pieces. They have been selected for their relevance and usefulness to the people of today.
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Never promise, even by implication, without fulfilling your promise. The only acceptable alternative to completing an undertaking is to over-fulfil it. To betray any promise, explicit or otherwise, will harm you more than it can harm anyone else.
Treat this world as I do, like a wayfarer; like a horseman who stops in the shade of a tree for a time, and then moves on.
I will not serve God like a labourer, in expectation of my wages. #Sufism #Rabia
IDEAS THAT SHAPED OUR MODERN WORLD Muhammad saw the decline in traditional values as a threat to his tribe. He was sure that social reform had to be based on a new spiritual foundation but had no idea that his destiny would be to implement those changes. https://t.co/3DpV5TxU7P