Sufis Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sufis" (showing 1-30 of 1,046)
Idries Shah
“Three Things
Three things cannot be retrieved:
The arrow once sped from the bow
The word spoken in haste
The missed opportunity.

(Ali the Lion, Caliph of Islam, son-in-law of Mohammed the Prophet),”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Idries Shah
“Q: What is a fundamental mistake of man's?
A: To think that he is alive, when he has merely fallen asleep in life's waiting-room.”
Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth

Idries Shah
“Real generosity is anonymous to the extent that a man should be prepared even to be considered ungenerous rather than explain it to others.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Idries Shah
“Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Bulleh Shah
“Not a believer in the mosque am I,
Nor a disbeliever with his rites am I.
I am not the pure amongst the impure,
I am neither Moses nor Pharaoh.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in the holy books am I,
Nor do I dwell in bhang or wine,
Nor do I live in a drunken haze,
Nor in sleep or waking known.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not in happiness or in sorrow am I found.
I am neither pure nor mired in filthy ground.
Not of water nor of land,
Nor am I in air or fire to be found.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Not an Arab nor Lahori,
Not a Hindi or Nagouri,
Nor a Muslim or Peshawari,
Not a Buddhist or a Christian.
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

Secrets of religion have I not unravelled,
I am not of Eve and Adam.
Neither still nor moving on,
I have not chosen my own name!
Bulleh, I know not who I am.

From first to last, I searched myself.
None other did I succeed in knowing.
Not some great thinker am I.
Who is standing in my shoes, alone?

Bulleh, I know not who I am.”
Bulleh Shah

Idries Shah
“One day we will all wear a garment which has no pockets...”
Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

Idries Shah
“Wisdom is when you understand what, previously, at best you only knew.”
Idries Shah, Observations

Idries Shah
“In a village where everyone has only one leg, the biped will hop about more lamely than anyone else, if he knows what is good for him.”
Idries Shah, Knowing How to Know: A Practical Philosophy in the Sufi Tradition

Idries Shah
“Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
A fool:
A man trying to be honest with the dishonest.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“It is not Sufism if it does not perform its function for you. A cloak is no longer a cloak if it does not keep a man warm.”
Idries Shah, Thinkers of the East

Idries Shah
“The function of a nutrient is to become transmuted, not to leave unaltered traces.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“SAYING OF SHEIKH ZIAUDIN:
Self-justification is worse than the original offence.”
Idries Shah, The Way of the Sufi

Idries Shah
“Haste is from the Devil.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“Saying of the Prophet. The Bequest: I have nothing to leave you except my family.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

Idries Shah
“If wine is the enemy of religion, I shall devour the enemy of religion.”
Idries Shah, Sufi Thought and Action

Idries Shah
“There is no purpose in hammering cold iron.”
Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

Idries Shah
“Reconocer a un Maestro Verdadero es posible sólo cuando el postulante, hombre o mujer, es lo que llamamos “sincero”.”
Idries Shah, Thinkers of the East

Idries Shah
“Man is the microcosm, creation the macrocosm — the unity. All comes from One.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“El hombre es el microcosmos, la creación, el macrocosmos: la unidad. Todo procede del Uno.”
Idries Shah, The Sufis

Idries Shah
“Recognizing a 'True Master' is possible only when the postulant, man or woman, is what we call 'sincere'.”
Idries Shah, Thinkers of the East

Idries Shah
“No tiene propósito alguno martillar hierro frío.”
Idries Shah, The Dermis Probe

Idries Shah
“The intellect is not sovereign: knowledge is.”
Idries Shah, A Perfumed Scorpion

Idries Shah
“El intelecto no es soberano: el conocimiento lo es.”
Idries Shah, A Perfumed Scorpion

Idries Shah
“Put your dough into the oven when it is hot:
After making sure that it is in fact dough.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn

Idries Shah
“Pon la masa en el horno cuando esté caliente; después de asegurarte de que en verdad sea masa.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn

Idries Shah
“You may not appreciate Sufism at first, but once you do you will appreciate it until the end of your days.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn

Idries Shah
“Puede que al principio no aprecies al Sufismo, pero una vez que lo hagas, lo apreciarás hasta el fin de tus días.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn

Idries Shah
“People generally deal with situations by means of assumptions.”
Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

Idries Shah
“La gente en general maneja las situaciones por medio de suposiciones.”
Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

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