Sufism

A Quote by Farid ud-Din Attar on farid ud-din attar, divinity, god, and sufism

Were you indeed not blinded by the Curse
Of Self-exile, that still grows worse and worse,
Yourselves would know that, though you see him not,
He is with you this Moment, on this Spot...

Farid Attar

Source: Bird Parliament

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on llewellyn vaughan-lee, oneness, spirituality, people, wisdom, truth, sufism, work, consciousness, feminine, and divine feminine

As this era of masculine dominance comes to an end and a feminine understanding of life’s wholeness is included, we are beginning to experience a different world in which physical, mental, and spiritual well-being are interdependent. We see the signs of this in the new age movement. But the new age movement is often limited by its focus on individual well-being. Our real concern is the well-being of the planet and the whole of humanity. Central to this is the understanding that the physical world cannot be healed from a solely physical perspective, but requires a shift to an attitude that contains a multi-dimensional approach.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Source: Light of Oneness, Pages: 156

Contributed by: Working with Oneness

A Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on llewellyn vaughan-lee, oneness, spirituality, people, wisdom, truth, sufism, and work

Oneness is very simple: everything is included and allowed to live according to its true nature. This is the secret that is being revealed, the opportunity that is offered. How we make use of this opportunity depends upon the degree of our participation, how much we are prepared to give ourselves to the work that needs to be done, to the freedom that needs to be lived.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Source: Working with Oneness

Contributed by: Working with Oneness

A Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan on sufism

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There was a wall in a village that existed for ages, and many tried to climb it but few succeeded. Those who had climbed it saw something beyond, smiled, climbed over the wall and never returned. The people of the town began to wonder what magic could be there and what attraction, that whoever climbed over the wall never returned. So they said, “We must send someone who can reach the top, but we must tie him with a rope to hold him back.” When the man they had sent reached the top of the wall, he smiled and tried to jump over it, but they pulled him back. When the people asked, “What did you see there?” he could not answer, he could only smile.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Contributed by: skytoucher

A Quote by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan on sufism

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There are no limits to your understanding, only those that are due to trying to understand with the mind.

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Contributed by: skytoucher

A Quote by Kabir Helminski on sufism, sufi, presence, and present

The person who makes all cares into one care
the care for simply staying present
will be cared for by that presence
which is creative love.

Kabir Helminski

Contributed by: Darren

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

 

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: rachaelbrady

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.
 
I have come into this world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul,
a being of just ecstatic light, forever entwined and at play
with Him.

I have come into this world to hear this:
every song the earth has sung since it was conceived in
the Divine's womb and began spinning from
His wish,

every song by wing and fin and hoof,
every song by hill and field and tree and woman and child,
every song of stream and rock,
 
every song of tool and lyre and flute,
every song of gold and emerald
and fire,

every song the heart should cry with magnificent dignity
to know itself as
God:
for all other knowledge will leave us again in want and aching -
only imbibing the glorious Sun
will complete us.
 
I have come into this world to experience this:
men so true to love
they would rather die before speaking
an unkind
word,
men so true their lives are His covenant -
the promise of
hope.

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands
even at the height of
their arc of
rage
because we have finally realized
there is just one flesh
 we can wound.

Hafiz

Contributed by: rachaelbrady

A Quote by Hafiz on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Hafiz

Contributed by: rachaelbrady

A Quote by Hafiz on sufi, sufism, mystic, persia, whirling, and dervish

 

Even after all this time,
the sun never says to the earth,"You owe me."
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights the whole sky.

Hafiz

Contributed by: rachaelbrady

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