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A leading scholar of Basra visited Rabi'a al-Adawiyya while she was ill.
Sitting beside her pillow, the scholar spoke about how terrible the world was. In reply, Rabi`a told him:
"You love the world very dearly. If you did not love the world, you would not mention it so much. It is always the purchaser who first disparages what he wants to buy. If you were done with the world, you would not mention it either for good or evil. As it is, you keep mentioning it because, as the proverb says, whoever loves a thing mentions it frequently."

 
- Rabi'a al-Adawiyya BASRI (RA)




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The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensations which tells you this is something you've always known.



I have said: "Blow out the lamp!
Day is here!"
And you keep saying:
"Give me a lamp so I can find the day."
Bijaz to Hayt
 
 
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Life and death: they are one, at core entwined.
Who understands himself from his own strain
presses himself into a drop of wine
and throws himself into the purest flame.

~Rainer Maria Rilke
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When you are still fragmented,
lacking certainty-what difference
does it make what your decisions are?


(Hakim Sanai,The Walled Garden Of Truth)
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A Poet said:

ترجو النجاة ولم تسلك مسالكها

You hope for salvation but do not traverse the paths of salvation

إن السفينة لا تجري على اليبس

Indeed, the boat does not float on dry land.
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‘Be more concerned for the acceptance of your action than you are for the action; for, an action with fearful obedience will not be little. How could an action which is accepted be little?’

 
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Why, all delights are vain, but that most vain which, with pain purchased, doth inherit pain:
As, painfully to pore upon a book, To seek the light of truth,
which truth the while doth falsely blind the eyesight of his look.
 
 
 
 
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FOR we have thought the longer thoughts
And gone the shorter way.
      And we have danced to devil's tunes

Shivering home to pray;             

   To serve one master in the night,                     

Another in the day.   
 
 

   ~Ernest Hemingway~           

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Failing doesn't prove that we shouldn't have tried.
Anything free is worth what you pay for it.
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How could you reach the pearl by only looking at the sea?
 If you seek the pearl, be a diver:
 the diver needs several qualities:
 he must trust his rope and his life to the Friend's hand,
 he must stop breathing, and he must jump.
 
 

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Failing doesn't prove that we shouldn't have tried.
 
Thank You Brother Bill
 
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Genuine effort is success.
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If you should rise from Nowhere up to Somewhere,
From being No one up to being Someone,
Be sure to keep repeating to yourself
You owe it to an arbitrary God
Whose mercy to you rather than to others
Won’t bear to critical examination.
Stay unassuming. If for lack of license
To wear the uniform of who you are,
You should be tempted to make up for it
In a subordinating look or toe,
Beware of coming too much to the surface
And using for apparel what was meant
To be the curtain of the inmost soul.

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Voici mon secret.
 
Il est très simple :


on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur.
L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
 
 

Here is my secret.

It is very simple: 
 
 It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.
 

 

~Antoine de Saint Exupéry~

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Little by little, wean yourself.
This is the gist of what I have to say.
From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood,
move to an infant drinking milk,
to a child on solid food,
to a searcher after wisdom,
to a hunter of more invisible game.
Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.
You might say, "The world outside is vast and intricate.
There are wheatfields and mountain passes,and orchards in bloom.
At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight
the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding."
You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up
in the dark with eyes closed.


Listen to the answer.

There is no "other world."
I only know what I've experienced.
You must be hallucinating.
 
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