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#sufismo. Ajami Hasan le preguntó a Ajami: “¿Cómo alcanzaste tu elevado nivel de conocimiento espiritual?” Ajami dijo: “Blanqueando el corazón con la contemplación celestial, no ennegreciendo el papel con escritura.” Pensadores de oriente

Ajami Hasan asked Ajami: ‘How did you reach your present heights of spiritual attainment?’ Ajami said: ‘Through making the heart white in celestial contemplation, not by making paper black with writing.’ Thinkers of the East

Why do people always wonder whether books are any good, without  wondering whether they are themselves in a state to profit from them? -- Idries Shah

Why do people always wonder whether books are any good, without wondering whether they are themselves in a state to profit from them?

Learning how to learn involves examining assumptions. Mulla Nasrudin tales very often fulfil this function. -Idries Shah

Learning how to learn involves examining assumptions. Mulla Nasrudin tales very often fulfil this function.

#Sufismo La existencia de una verdad relativa no prueba la inexistencia de la verdad universal.

The existence of relative truth does not prove the non-existence of universal truth.

A real secret is something which only one person knows. -- Idries Shah

A real secret is something which only one person knows.

A philosopher, having made an appointment to dispute with Nasrudin, called and found him away from home. Infuriated, he picked up a piece of chalk and wrote 'Stupid Oaf' on Nasrudin's gate. As soon as he got home and saw this, the Mulla rushed to the philosopher's house. 'I had forgotten,' he said, 'that you were to call. And I apologize for not having been at home. Of course, I remembered the appointment as soon as I saw that you had left your name on my door.' -- Idries Shah The…

A philosopher, having made an appointment to dispute with Nasrudin, called and found him away from home. Infuriated, he picked up a piece of chalk and wrote 'Stupid Oaf' on Nasrudin's gate. As soon as he got home and saw this, the Mulla rushed to the philosopher's house. 'I had forgotten,' he said, 'that you were to call. And I apologize for not having been at home. Of course, I remembered the appointment as soon as I saw that you had left your name on my door.' -- Idries Shah The…

Many things which are called 'secrets' are only things withheld from people until they can understand or effectively experience them. -- Idries Shah

Many things which are called 'secrets' are only things withheld from people until they can understand or effectively experience them.

#sufis #sufism If you know who you are, where you are, and where you belong, you have no need of Sufis: either because you are one of them, or because your perception is so fallacious that you are enclosed in an impenetrable system based on concepts which suffice your level of aspiration.   The World of the Sufi

#sufis #sufism If you know who you are, where you are, and where you belong, you have no need of Sufis: either because you are one of them, or because your perception is so fallacious that you are enclosed in an impenetrable system based on concepts which suffice your level of aspiration. The World of the Sufi

#sufism. Better the demon which makes you improve than the angel who threatens.

Better the demon which makes you improve than the angel who threatens.

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