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By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Teaching: One hour's teaching is better than a whole night of prayer. Saying of the Prophet

By Anonym 20 Sep

Idries Shah

You must improve yourself on a higher level if you are to be able to help people, and not just weep over them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Cuando se ejercita la humildad, la gente comienza a advertir que, por así decirlo, no existe en modo alguno.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Feeling important is a vice, not a virtue, however concealed as participation in something noble.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Sufism is therefore not 'Do as I say and not as I do', or even 'Do as I do', but 'Experience it and you will know'.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

Una barba mejor que la tuya. “Todos los verdaderos devotos llevan barba,” dijo el Imán a su audiencia. “Muéstrenme una barba espesa y brillante, y yo les mostraré a un verdadero creyente!” “Mi cabra tiene una barba mucho más tupida y larga que la tuya,” contestó Nasrudín. “¿Eso significa que es mejor musulmán que tú?”.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

To 'see both sides' of a problem is the surest way to prevent its complete solution. Because there are always more than two sides.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

Los Sufis dicen: Esto no es una religión: es LA religión.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Idries Shah

You have come a long way, and you do not know it. You have a long way to do, and you do know what that means.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The best player of a game is the watcher — ask him.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The degree of necessity determines the development of organs in man… therefore increase your necessity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Aprender a aprender significa examinar las suposiciones. Los relatos de Mulá Nasrudín cumplen muy frecuentemente esta función.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Helping others I order you to assist any oppressed person, whether he is a Moslem or not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Penitent: Someone who has been made incapable of enjoying himself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Quien se conoce a sí mismo, conoce a su Dios" significa, entre otras cosas, que el engaño de sí mismo impide el conocimiento.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Show a man too many camels' bones,or show them to him too often,and he will not be able to recognize a camel when he comes across a live one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

A man from the Land of Fools wanted to pull down the clouds. 'Why?' someone asked him. 'To squeeze out the rain.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The bowl is warmer than the soup.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Idries Shah

You may have forgotten the Way: But those who came before Did not forget you. Saying of Master Bahaudin Naqshband of Bokhara

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Hit your hand on a stone and expect it to hurt.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

...muchos sistemas acaban convirtiendo la humildad imaginada en una forma de vanidad, de modo que acaban igualmente en vanidad.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Has recorrido un largo camino, y no lo sabes. Tienes un largo camino por recorrer, y sabes lo que eso significa.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The candle burned the moth: But soon it will vanish in its own fat.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The Apparent is the Bridge to the Real

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Por cada Faraón hay un Moisés.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

The Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Flattery: One of the most promising of businesses: always brisk.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

... when we are talking about 'Christians' and 'Moslems' we must first make sure that we are talking about people who have an idea, which should be more or less correct, as to what the other is supposed to believe and what he is expected to do as a consequence of that belief.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

From the beginning, from the age of Adam to the time of kingship: from the powerful, pardon: from the poor, sins.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

The significance of the dwelling is in the dweller.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Saadi: Be a true renouncer, (zahid) and [you can even] ware satin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

An egocentric pessimist is a person who thinks he hasn't changed, but that other people are behaving worse than before.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

The Sufis are unanimous that a Guide (Sheikh) is absolutely essential, though never available on demand: 'the Sufis are not merchants'.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Dicho del Profeta Alimento Nadie ha comido mejor alimento que el ganado mediante su propio esfuerzo.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

A man must be a Salomon before his magical ring will work

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Saying of the Prophet The Tongue A man slips with his tongue more than with his feet.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Only the search for truth is valid, the desire for wisdom the motive. The method is assimilation, not study.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Sufi secrets are perceived, not understood by words.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The door of illumination is open to those for whom other doors are closed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Han fijado nuestra nutrición y dispuesto la duración de nuestras vidas. Más que esto,y más allá de esto,los esfuerzos no serán productivos.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Dicho del Profeta No es de los míos quien miente, rompe una promesa o defrauda la confianza depositada en él.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Idries Shah

Materialism, attachment to things of the world, includes pride. Many religious people suffer from pride: taking pleasure or even delight in being good, or religious.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

La visión de Dios en la mujer es la más perfecta de todas.” Ibn el Arabi

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

But one may say something and yet not be able to do it. Try, for instance, lifting yourself up by the bootstraps.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

If you are uninterested in what I say, there's an end to it. If you like what I say, please try to understand which previous influences have made you like it. If you like some of the things I say, and dislike others, you could try to understand why. If you dislike all I say, why not try to find out what formed your attitude?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Idries Shah

Meditation - Before you learn how to meditate, you must unlearn what you think meditation might be.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

That which is given free is never knowledge. It may be information....but knowledge does not come in that manner.