Beautiful Sufi Quotes
Asking good questions is half of learning.
A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.
Whatever you have in your mind - forget it;
Whatever you have in your hand - give it;
Whatever is to be your fate - face it!
For every sin but the killing of Time there is forgiveness.
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.
A seeker went to ask a sage for guidance on the Sufi way.
The sage counseled,
"if you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love;
then come back and see us."
The poet Hafiz wrote
"The sun never says to the earth,
'You owe me.'
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights up the whole sky."
"I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God".
IF words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears.
Pray for what you want, but work for the things you need.
The Thing we tell of can never be found by seeking, yet only seekers find it.
Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others.
If men had been forbidden to make porridge of camel's dung, they would have done it, saying that they would not have been forbidden to do it unless there had been some good in it.
What is done for you - allow it to be done.
What you must do yourself - make sure you do it.
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm.
Whatever we perceive in the world around us tends to reflect who we are and what we care about most deeply, as in the old saying, "When a thief sees a saint, all he sees are his pockets."
Robert Frager, Heart, Self & Soul, The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance and Harmony
We have all had the experience of failing time after time in changing old habits. Then suddenly these old habits lose their hold on us. What was so attractive suddenly becomes unattractive. This is a sign that God has accepted our repentance.
At this point, my sheikh used to say that we are no longer responsible for those old sins. We have truly changed and we are now someone who is not even tempted to commit them.