"You search for the one who is with you.
You look for the looker - closer to you than you.
Don't rush outside.
Thaw like melting ice, and wash your self away."
For over fourteen centuries the broad Sufi traditions have
contributed a body of literature and teachings through which
the path of love and consciousness has flourished. Those who
follow the Sufi path today are the inheritors of these immense
Sufism is the path of knowing God and journeying to God,
where the purpose of life is realised and lived. It is about
the struggle with the false self or ego (nafs) to
reach the essential self, which is a reflection of the Divine
Reality. Irfan (gnosis) is about realising the Divine
Unity and the Divine Reality.
In the Holy Qur’an, in Surah Qaf, God says He is closer to
us than our jugular vein. He whispers a call to every human
heart to draw closer to Him and He has given us a vehicle
to achieve this — Sufism, the mystical inner path of
Is the Sufi Path for everybody?
"If we compare Sufism to mountain
climbing, we can state that potentially all people can climb
Mt. Everest, but in actuality very few people are willing
to undergo the training and have the muscles and the heart
strong enough to reach the top of the mountain. Sufism is
for all people in the sense that potentially all people can
become Sufis, but in actuality 'many are called but few are
chosen' as Christ said."
If you can hear the call and respond and persevere on this
path, you will accomplish the goal of your life’s journey.
"One thing must not be forgotten.
Forget all else, but remember this, and you will have no regrets.
Remember everything else, but ignore this one thing, and you
will have done nothing. It is as
if a king sent you on a mission to a foreign land to perform
one special task for him. If you do a hundred things, but
not this appointed task, what have you accomplished? Human
beings come into this world for a particular purpose, and
if they forget it they would have done nothing at all."
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