“The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.”

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Wayfaring - Richard Tillinghast

1. As nomads camp where others camped before,As mice find winter digs under the stair,As this year’s swallows build their summer nestAmong the raftered nurseries of the past;As mosses lodge in crevices of stone—We too lodge in lodgings not our…

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The Universe ~ Rumi

  What if someone said to an embryo in the womb, “Outside of your world of black nothing is a miraculously ordered universe; a vast Earth covered with tasty food; mountains, oceans and plains, fragrant orchards and fields full of crops; a luminous…

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Four Gates of Speech

The Four Gates of Speech: An old Sufi tradition advises us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through four gates. At the first gate, we ask ourselves, "Are these words true?" If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go. At the…

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Watch your steps

2. NAZAR BAR QADAM - watch your stepsA Swiss shepherd boy was kidnapped by passing gypsies. As he was hustled away inside the wagon, he heard the ringing of the village bell. The sound became fainter and fainter as the wagon carried him away. But…

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Introduction into the Rules

The Rules or Secrets of the Sarmouni Order                                                                                       The Masters of Wisdom developed a formulation of the way of accelerated development which helped those whith strong…

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Awareness of breathing

1. HOSH DAR DAM-Awareness of Breathing-Baha ad-din Naqshband said: "The foundation of our work is in the breath. The more that one is able to be conscious of one's breathing, the stronger is one's inner life. It is a must for everyone to safeguard…

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This is the End

'When will the end of the world come, Mulla?''Which end of the world?''Well, how many are there?''Two, the Greater and the Lesser. If my wife dies, that is the Lesser End of the World. But if I die -- that is the Greater End of the World.'

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welcome to the club

Nasrudin belonged to a club called 'The Assembly of Those who are not Afraid of their Wives.' One day the Chairman called the meeting to order in the customary manner, saying: 'O all you who are not afraid of your wives – be seated.' All sat except…

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Going to the Gallows

"Laws as such do not make people better," said Mulla Nasrudin to the King; "they must practice certain things, in order to become attuned to inner truth. This form of truth resembles apparent truth only slightly." The King decided that he could, and…

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  • The heart needs the whole of the sky.....
     
    WITH POPES, PRIESTS AND IMAMS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SUFISM TO EXIST. SUFISM NEEDS NO POPES, PRIESTS OR IMAMS. IT IS QUITE THE OPPOSITE!

     

    SUFISM IS NOT OF THE NARROW HEAD; IT BELONGS TO THE OPEN, UNIVERSAL HEART. THE HEART IS THE REAL CHURCH, THE REAL MOSQUE OR TEMPLE, WHICH IS NOT AN ORGANIZATION, BECAUSE EVERY ORGANIZATION IS A THING OF THE MIND IN THE HEAD, THE BRAIN. AND ONCE THIS MIND, THIS HEAD OR BRAIN, TAKES POSSESSION OF THE THING, THE HEART HAS TO LEAVE THAT HOUSE COMPLETELY. THE HOUSE BECOMES TOO NARROW FOR THE HEART. THE HEART NEEDS THE WHOLE OF THE SKY. NOTHING LESS THAN THAT WILL DO.

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    One

    The lamps are different,
    But the Light is the same.

    So many garish lamps in the dying brain’s lamp shop,
    Forget about them.

    Concentrate on essence, concentrate on Light.
    All people, all possible permutations of good, evil, thought, passion.

    The lamps are different,
    But the Light is the same.

    One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,
    Endlessly emanating all things.

    One turning and burning diamond,
    One, one, one.

    ~Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī

  • “Forget safety.
    Live where you fear to live.
    Destroy your reputation.
    Be notorious.” 
    ― Rumi

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