Sufi Way Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sufi-way" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Idries Shah
“I longed to teach, but I had to wait until the desire had left me before I could really do so.”
Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah
“The institution of teachership is there for this reason, that the learner must learn how to learn.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Idries Shah
“Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Wisdom: Something you can learn without knowing it.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

“I knock on your door
let me get back in and turn me inside
I came up with humiliation after humiliation”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“You will always have doubts, but only discover them at a useful time for your weakness to point them out.”
Idries Shah, Thinkers of the East

“This self- satisfied contempt
to knock on your door , I do not deserve”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“A short time in the presence of the Friends (the Sufis) is better than a hundred years’ sincere, obedient dedication.”
Idries Shah

Idries Shah
“The Sufi is one who does what others do – when it is necessary. He is also one who does what others cannot do – when it is indicated.”
Idries Shah, The Way of the Sufi

“not about the darkness had feared
but how strongly we hold the light”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“Trust is needed before lessons can be learnt.”
Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action

“You live where you lived
You sit where you sit
Nothing seems to have changed
At the end of the day”
Qrembiezs

“I reach out your light in the dark
Shining heart
My arrogant unconscious divine light
Which have long been familiar in my soul”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“Sufism is known by means of itself.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

“ambitions that you're looking for is not going to stop until death .
no matter what your ambitions and you also forget the self”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“Sufism was formerly a reality without a name: now it is a name without a reality.”
Idries Shah, Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study

“raindrop drip to the earth
wet dusk
in the dim light of the sun
I looked at the restless human
My niche pensive
tightness in the heart
I was stunned for a moment
I call Your name
which is often forgotten
Allah”
Qrembiezs

Idries Shah
“The aspirant has to be guided by a mentor. The stage at which this guidance can take effect is seldom, if ever, perceptible to the learner.”
Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action

Idries Shah
“The pathways into Sufic thinking are, it is traditionally said, almost as varied as the number of Sufis in existence.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“But the world itself, as well as special attitudes, properly understood, constitute the Sufi school.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

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