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Seyyed Hossein Nasr ~ On Tradition and Perennialism in the Contemporary World

Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Persian born April 7, 1933) is an Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and an Islamic philosopher.

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The Self Forgets Itself

The self forgets itself as a frantic dog in a glass temple barks himself to death; as a lion, seeing a form in the well, leaps on the image; as a rutting elephant sticks his tusk in a crystal boulder.

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Ibn’Arabi ~ Alone with the Alone

The Theophany Of Perfection Hear, O My beloved! You are the reason for the being of the world You are the center-point of the sphere and its encompassing You are its complexity and simplicity You are the order brought down

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The Innermost Being of Man ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

”The earth supplies all the things that man’s nature demands except one, and that is his source; and therefore man remains dissatisfied all through life in spite of everything that he may obtain in answer to his desires: pleasure, comfort,

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Shams i Tabrizi ~ 40 Rules of Love

Rule 1 How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God

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Simple Union ~ Kabir

Simple Union O seeker, the simple union is the best. Since the day when I met with my Lord, There has been no end to the sport of our love. I shut not my eyes, I close not my ears,

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If You Want To Draw Near To God ~ Abu Said Abul Khayr

If You Want to Draw Near to God If you wish to draw near to God, Seek him in the hearts of those around you. Speak well of all, present or absent. If you would be a light for others,

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Ibn Arabi

Ibn Arabi (1165 – 1240) When My Beloved Appears.. When my Beloved appears, With what eye do I see Him? With His eye, not with mine, For none sees Him except Himself. My Heart Has Become Able.. My heart has

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The ”Four Stage” Version by Nigel Hamilton

Nigel Hamilton is a UK based Sufi teacher of long standing. This is the introduction  and summary of Four Stage version of transformation as contained in a PDF foundhere ~ http://www.sufismus.ch/assets/files/omega_dream/alchemy_e.pdf Understanding Transmutation as the Basis of Alchemy. Alchemy is best known

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Rabi’a

8th century Sufi Mystic. ”She was the one who first set forth the doctrine of Divine Love and who is widely considered to be the most important of the early Sufi poets.” ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabia_Basri Reality In love, nothing exists between heart and heart.

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Can I Borrow Your Donkey?

A man knocked on Mullah Nasrudin’s door. When Nasrudin opened it, the friend asked, “Can I borrow your donkey?” “I would love to help you,” Nasrudin replied, “but I have already lent it to someone else.” Just then, a loud

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Kabir ~ Sufi Yogi

”Kabir is not easily categorized as a Sufi or a Yogi — he is all of these. He is revered by Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. He stands as a unique, saintly, yet very human, bridge between the great traditions that

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