Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Circular Path of Sufism

The whole difficulty on deliniating sufism is that sufism cannot be deliniated, the whole problem of saying there are stages but there aren’t really any stages because it is a circular path, then how can you have stages on a circle because it depends on where you are start and where you are going.

(Llewellyn Vaughan - Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Selfless Love

The only love that is beneficial is selfless love.
Whatever we raise or touch – cattle, goats, donkeys, horses, dogs, cats, rats, house, property, possessions, learning, titles, fame, political status, or even wisdom – whatever it is we love, if our love is directed toward something and remains fixed on that thing, it is a love which can be lost, which can die...

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love that never breaks down

Unless love is connected to God,

Unless it is connected to truth, to compassion, to justice, and to grace.

It is possible for it to break down

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)