Monday, May 02, 2005

Sheikh Efendi's Words from Ihsan.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.
05.30 in the morning.There are no stars outside.The night is warm.Those foolish dogs down the road are barking hysterically at each other.Now they've stopped.Now they start again.I have experimented in the past with trying to kind of put my mind/feelings with them and project calmness.Funnily enough it often seems to work.
Here's a lovely little piece from Ihsan's site from Sheikh Efendi.

Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-HaqqaniEars Of The Heart

Knowledge comes in two ways. One is by listening from outside and using that in directing oneself on a way. But some knowledge comes from the heart, and this is more powerful in pushing one towards his target. In other words, if a command comes from outside, the ego doesn’t take care to keep it, but when it comes from yourself, it has more effect. The ego never likes to be commanded, but if it is coming from the heart, you see it as honorable.You may listen to so many lessons, but really you are waiting for that command to come from yourself. Correct and divine guidance come with the second way.

It kind of opens a whole can of worms that have been writhing inside me for some time now.I don't think Sufistuff is the place to discuss it.

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