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Farid Ud-Din Attar

‘The Sea Will be the Sea Whatever the drop’s philosophy.” ~ Farid Ud-Din Attar (Sufi mystic 1140 -1220?)  I shall grasp the soul’s skirt with my hand and stamp on the world’s head with my foot. I shall trample Matter

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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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