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By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Dicho del Profeta Reflejo Los creyentes son espejos, unos para otros.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

Man (as he imagines himself to be), in general, is a possibility, not a fact.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Idries Shah

Study the assumptions behind your actions. Then study the assumptions behind your assumptions.

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 14 Sep

Idries Shah

The chicken had his wish, and was magically transformed into a fox. Then he found that he could not digest grain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Idries Shah

Please, not again what you studied, how long you spent at it, how many books you wrote, what people thought of you - but: what did you learn?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

Not to be greedy is, paradoxically, the highest form of looking after one's true interests.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

Banality is like boredom: bored people are boring people, people who think that things are banal are themselves banal. Interesting people can find something interesting in all things.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Humility is a teacher of itself. It is learnt by means of its practise.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

Whatever goes into a salt-mine becomes salt.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Sentirse importante es un vicio, no una virtud, no importa lo escondido que esté como participación en algo noble.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Si tu deseo de lo 'bueno' está basado en la avidez, no es bueno, es avidez.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

People change and needs change. So what was Sufism once is Sufism no more.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

To be a Sufi is to detach from fixed ideas and from preconceptions; and not to try to avoid what is your lot.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

People who have fallacious objectives are like the barren soil. The flowers grow from soil which is composed of the right objectives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Dicho del Profeta Obligación de aprender La búsqueda de conocimiento es tarea obligatoria para todo musulmán.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Idries Shah

From imperial, economic and ideological causes, many cultures are the inheritors, and hence the prisoners, of attitudes of scorn and disdain for other faiths – outlooks which are not ennobling to anyone.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Sufism is transmitted by means of the human exemplar, the teacher.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

The mine is always bigger than the gem.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

People carry on whole conversations in proverbs. But they are not LIVING the proverbs.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

Todas las formas son limitadas; algunas de las limitaciones son el tiempo, el lugar, la cultura, el lenguaje.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

It is not ‘Have I got a chance?’ It is more often: ‘Have I seen my chance?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Assume that you are part-hypocrite and part heedless, and you will not be far wrong.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

The would-be Sufi needs guidance precisely because books, texts, while telling you what is needed, do not tell you when.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

The automatism of man is overcome, in the words of Dhun'Nun, by aiming for 'being as you were, where you were, before you were'.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Hay un proverbio persa: "Examinar lo que ha sido examinado es ignorancia". Intentar examinar algo sin los medios para hacerlo es aún peor.

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 19 Sep

Idries Shah

There can be no spirituality, according to the Sufi masters, without psychology, psychological insight and sociological balance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

IMPRESSIONS Time brought a thousand impressions. Not one of them had I seen in the mirror of the imagination. (Anwar-i-Suhaili)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Anybody or anything may stand between you and knowledge if you are unfit for it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Any society which enjoins its members to adhere to both of these (politeness and truth) is a fraud.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza. Worry: Something to make you unnecessarily ill.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

What is humanity? To feel pain at the sorrows of our neighbours, to feel humiliated at the humiliation of fellow-beings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Idries Shah

Opinion is usually something which people have when they lack comprehensive information.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Dicho del Profeta Humildad Tanto la humildad como la cortesía son una parte de la piedad.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Disappointment cannot exist without expectation. “The expected apricot is never as sweet when it reaches the mouth.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Patience is a garment which has never worn out.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Saying of the Prophet Love Do you think you love your Creator? Love your fellow-creature first.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

Sufism was formerly a reality without a name: now it is a name without a reality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

A yellow dog is brother to the jackal.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Idries Shah

People cannot handle prejudice because they try to deal with the symptom. Prejudice is the symptom, wrong assumptions are the cause. 'Prejudice is the daughter of assumption.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

What can you do with a person who says that he is absolutely uncertain about everything, and that he is absolutely certain about that?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Emotionalist: A man or woman who thinks he has experienced the divine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Wisdom: Something you can learn without knowing it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Almost every day I am reminded of Saadi's reflection that there is no senseless tyranny like that of subordinates.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Idries Shah

These lecture provide material for the consideration of common factors, in theory and in development, from the viewpoint of the idea of surrender to the Divine Will, reviewing some aspects of the interplay between Christians and Moslems, and introducing material from and about Sufis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Detto del Profeta Oppressione Quando c’è l’oppressione, anche l’uccello muore nel suo nido.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Idries Shah

Definiciones de Mulla Do-Piaza Emocionalista: un hombre o mujer que cree haber experimentado lo divino.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idries Shah

Muerte Si es un buen hombre, la muerte será una liberación; Si es uno malo, liberará a otros de él.