Closeness to the Beloved

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If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,
love everyone.
Whether in their presence or absence,
see only their good.
If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun, have nothing but warmth and light
for everyone.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

‘You-ness’

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

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

Only one step

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Between God [Allah Almighty] and His seeker there is only one step, and that is the step out of one’s self and into the Truth.

– Shaykh Abu Sa’id al-Khayr  rahimahu Llah –

Essence

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If you keep seeking the jewel of understanding,
then you are a mine of understanding in the making.
If you live to reach the Essence one day,
then your life itself is an expression of the Essence.
Know that in the final analysis you are that
which you search for.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

When the desire for the Friend became real

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When the desire for the Friend became real,
all existence fell behind.
The Beloved wasn’t interested in my reasoning,
I threw it away and became silent.
The sanity I had been taught became a bore,
it had to be ushered off.
Insane, silent and in bliss,
I spend my days with my head
at the feet of My Beloved.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

Love everyone if you seek closeness

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If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,
love everyone.
Whether in their presence or absence,
see only their good.
If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun, have nothing but warmth and light
for everyone.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

Sorrow and joy

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What sweeter than this in the world!
Friend met friend and the lover joined his Beloved.

That was all sorrow, this is all joy
Those were all words, this is all reality.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –

Drop Yourself

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If you do not give up the crowds
you won’t find your way to Oneness.
If you do not drop your self
you won’t find your true worth.
If you do not offer all you
have to the Beloved,
you will live this life free of that
sweet pain which makes it worth living.

– Abu Sai’d al-Khayr rahimahu Llah –