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.
Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands look for something, will find it.
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.
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.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
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
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
People who were also traders were also men of Sufism, as we see around Java, people who were outwardly trading but were also men of very high spiritual character. Otherwise no trader would be able to convert a person from one religion to another. It was because they were men of spiritual character.
True Sufism is resistance: spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, political and economic resistance. It cannot be, for sure, supporting dictators.
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
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.
The secret of Sufism is that it has no secret at all'.
I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
If I repent now will God forgive me?
No, but if God forgives you, you will repent.
I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole 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.
The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it.
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.
To those who say "Sufism is apolitical" or "no politics," I respond: "No politics is politics." Look at the very old African Sufi tradition, the Asian Sufi tradition, or the North African Sufi tradition. Then you get it and understand what Sufism is all about wisdom, courage and resistance.
Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being.
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