Closeness to the Beloved

If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved, love everyone. Whether in their presence or absence, see only their good. … More

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‘You-ness’

And of all your affectations none is weightier than your ‘you-ness’. When you are occupied with yourself, you remain far … More

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Only one step

Between God [Allah Almighty] and His seeker there is only one step, and that is the step out of one’s … More

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Essence

If you keep seeking the jewel of understanding, then you are a mine of understanding in the making. If you … More

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Sum total of our life

The sum total of our life is a breath spent in the company of the Beloved. — Abū-Sa’īd Abul-Khayr rahimahu … More

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Sorrow and joy

What sweeter than this in the world! Friend met friend and the lover joined his Beloved. That was all sorrow, … More

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Drop Yourself

If you do not give up the crowds you won’t find your way to Oneness. If you do not drop … More

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Be humble

Be humble. Only fools take pride in their station here, trapped in a cage of dust, moisture, heat and air. … More

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Sorrowful longing

Let sorrowful longing dwell in your heart, never give up, never losing hope. The Beloved says, “The broken ones are … More

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