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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Divine Perfection

GAYAN 131 - BOULA -090 - In order to realize the divine perfection man must lose his imperfect self. The whole aim of the Sufi is, by the thought of God, to cover his imperfect self even from his own eyes, and that moment when God is before him and not his own self is the moment of perfect bliss to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Purpose

Gayan #292 - Boula #251 He to whom life's purpose is clear is already on the Path. In everyone, whatever be the position of life, someone very rich or one very poor, one full of life and the other ill, in all conditions, man is continually yearning and waiting for something to come, he does not know... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

LOve as Tolerance

GAYAN 148 - BOULA -107 - Love which manifests as tolerance, as forgiveness, that love it is which heals the wounds of the heart. The work of the Sufi, therefore, is to stop and think before being annoyed and see what is the matter with a person, to find out what is at the back of it, to find out... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Reason

CS-0207 - Boula-166 - Reason is a flower with a thousand petals, one covered by another. There is a story told about Moses who was passing with Khidr through a country. Khidr was the Murshid of Moses when Moses was being prepared for prophetship. Moses's first lesson of discipline was to keep quiet... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Temptation

Gayan #104 - Boula #63 - All that detains man on his journey to the desired goal is temptation. In regard to the Sufi's attitude towards right and wrong--that these are man-made--one may ask how then it can matter what a person does. The answer is, it matters to those to whom it matters, and it does... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Faith

GAYAN 248 - BOULA -207 - Faith in oneself must culminate in faith in God, for faith is a living trust. Very often a man is afraid of losing his common sense. He would rather be ordinary than become extraordinary. He is afraid of losing himself, but he does not know that losing himself means gaining... Sign in to see full entry.

Faith

GAYAN 248 - BOULA -207 - Faith in oneself must culminate in faith in God, for faith is a living trust. Very often a man is afraid of losing his common sense. He would rather be ordinary than become extraordinary. He is afraid of losing himself, but he does not know that losing himself means gaining... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Love in its fullness

Gayan 454 - Chala 133 - Love in its fullness is an inexpressible power which speaks louder than words; there is nothing that man is too weak to do when it gushes forth from his heart. And the man who makes God his Beloved, what more does he want? His heart becomes awakened to all the beauty there is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

matter and Spirit

Gayan 385 - Chala 64 - Matter is a state of spirit. One often wonders to what extent the spirit has power over matter; and the answer is that, as matter is the outcome of spirit, spirit has all power over matter In the present age a person thinks that spirit is born of matter. Through biological... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Form and Formlessness

GAYAN 085 - BOULA -044 - Love of form, progressing, culminates in love of the formless. When someone says, 'I love the formless', he professes something which is inaccurate. He cannot love the formless without first having given his love a form. If he has not recognized the formless in form he has... Sign in to see full entry.

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