Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Astonishing Spiritual Wisdom quotations
People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes.
Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house.
If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.
At the end of the day, you can have something in your head, something in your hand, or something in your heart. What are you choosing?
All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all.
The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake, Then it needs no Friend.
If you do not trust life to unfold, the mind takes over and it becomes a game of strategy, motivated by anxiety. This mistrust is unfair. Life has given us so much, and yet we do not trust it.
How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!
When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
In the land of "I know," there is always competitiveness, jealousy, pretence, pride and arrogance. It is an aggressive realm - the realm of the ego. I say refuse citizenship. In the land of "I dont know," the inhabitants move without conflict and are naturally quiet, happy and peaceful. The wise stay here.
Whoever is not made glorified by taqwa can find no glory.
Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred.
.. Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.
The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats.
Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
The small man builds cages for everyone he knows While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the beautiful rowdy prisoners.
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes.
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness.
Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.
Ignoring the mind is a beautiful sadhana.
This is what many of the sages did. They ignored the mind out of existence. It loses its influence and its potency when it is ignored.
Joys and sorrows are time-born and cannot last.
Therefore, do not be perturbed by these. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavor to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from within. And when the time is ripe, you will gain mastery over this power.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.
Do not surrender your grief so quickly Let it cut more deeply Let it ferment and season you As few human or divine ingredients can Something is missing in my heart tonight That has made my eyes so soft And my voice so tender And my need of God so absolutely clear.