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)


Anonymous said...

Later he continue..."On this path, the end is at the beginning"

My Reflection said...

If every end is actually a new beginning than everytime we are in a state of nothingness, neither in the end or in the beginning.
Therefore, only 'empty' human kind can understand this state

Anonymous said...

It's reflected on Jalaluddin Rumi poet...

What is to be done, O 'Moslems'?
For I do not recognize myself.

I, neither Christian, nor Jew,
nor Parsi, nor Moslem;

I am not of the East, nor of the West,
nor of the land, nor of the sea;

I am not of earth, nor of water,
nor of air, nor of fire;

I am not of the spheres, nor of the dust,
nor of existence, nor of entity.

I am not of India, nor of China,
nor of Bulgaria, nor of Arabia;

I am not of this world, nor of the next,
nor of Paradise, nor of Hell;

I am not of Adam, nor of Eve,
nor of Eden and Gardens.

My place,
is The Placeless.

My trace,
is The Traceless.

This neither body nor soul.

For I belong to the soul of the Beloved.