I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.
Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
Tear down the mosque, the temple, everything in sight. But don't break a human heart. For that is where God resides.
Sufism is not a religion or a philosophy, it is neither deism nor atheism, nor is it a moral, nor a special kind of mysticism, being free from the usual religious sectarianism. If ever it could be called a religion, it would only be as a religion of love, harmony, and beauty.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.
Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands look for something, will find it.
The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it.
If I repent now will God forgive me?
No, but if God forgives you, you will repent.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
If anybody asks what Sufism is, what kind of religion is it, the answer is that Sufism is the religion of the heart, the religion in which the thing of primary importance is to seek God in the heart of mankind.
True Sufism is resistance: spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, political and economic resistance. It cannot be, for sure, supporting dictators.
how gentle you are with me
in spite of my great ignorance
and how merciful You are with me
in spite of my ugly deeds
Without Sufism, Islam would not have spread into two thirds of what we call the Islamic world.
If someone remarks "What an excellent man you are!" and this pleases you more than his saying, "What a bad man you are!" know that you are still a bad man.
I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.
The secret of Sufism is that it has no secret at all'.
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.
I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Sufism and yoga are one and the same thing. They are just words, in wisdom there is no difference. All the teachings are absolutely the same. They are only different paths to the One.
Amongst the friends of Allah (Awliya), the Qur'an is considered as a love letter from Allah, which inevitably is read continuously to remind them of their Beloved.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
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