A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on contentment, egotism, evil, god, good, leadership, needs, obstacles, people, relationships, reputation, and separation
Among their attributes: renouncing both worlds from their hearts, and preferring their brethren among God's creatures to what they possess; relying upon God Most High in all their affairs; being content with everything that happens to them which the ego detests; and bearing patiently sufferings and separation from one's homeland. They dissociate themselves from creatures without believing that there is evil in them, but rather out of preference for the Creator over creatures. They sever relationships, surmount obstacles, and strive in fulfilling the needs of people after emptying themselves: for whosoever strives to do that before emptying himself is actually seeking leadership and a good reputation.
Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 128
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