Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.
Knowledge is not gained, it is there all the time. It is the "veils" which have to be dissolved in the mind.
The Sufi way is through knowledge and practice, not through intellect and talk.
Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.
The word 'choice' is a fraud while people choose only what they have been taught to choose.
When you realize the difference between the container and the content, you will have knowledge.
Right time, right place, right people equals success. Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.
Materialism, attachment to things of the world, includes pride. Many religious people suffer from pride: taking pleasure or even delight in being good, or religious.
Trying to force something is the best way to stop it happening.
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.
Knowledge is something which you can use. Belief is something which uses you.
Have you noticed how many people who walk in the shade curse the Sun?
If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.
You are still adrift while you still think that a means is an end.
From imperial, economic and ideological causes, many cultures are the inheritors, and hence the prisoners, of attitudes of scorn and disdain for other faiths – outlooks which are not ennobling to anyone.
The more you look at 'common knowledge', the more you realise that it is more likely to be common than it is to be knowledge. No real knowledge is common.
When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?
You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.
Meditation - Before you learn how to meditate, you must unlearn what you think meditation might be.
A motto of the human race: Let me do as I like, and give me approval as well.
The chicken had his wish, and was magically transformed into a fox. Then he found that he could not digest grain.
When tomorrow comes, think tomorrow's thoughts.
Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.
Please, not again what you studied, how long you spent at it, how many books you wrote, what people thought of you - but: what did you learn?
The proverb says that 'The answer to a fool is silence'. Observation, however, indicates that almost any other answer will have the same effect in the long run.
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