Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.

~ RumiRUMI


The Sufis say that the reason of the whole creation is that the perfect Being wished to know Himself,

and did so by awakening the love of His nature and creating out of it His object of love, which is beauty.

Dervishes, with this meaning, salute each other by saying, ‘Ishq Allah Ma’bud Allah’ –

‘God is love and God is the beloved’.


“Be with those who help your being.

Don’t sit with indifferent people,

whose breath comes cold out of their mouths”.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi



According to the Sufis, human faculties, although perceptive, are limited: like a radio set, which can receive only certain electromagnetic waves and not other parts of this band. The inability to transcend the barrier of limited senses explains human subjectivity. The Sufis assert that through familiarization with concepts, patterns of thought, and ideas that form part of their contemporary literature, one can learn to penetrate beyond this apparent reality.


Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving.There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God’s creation, we can neither truly love nor truly know God.

~ Shams Tabrizi


“In all the human beings of the world, spirituality flows in the same manner but their way of living differs.”


“In all the human beings of the world, spirituality flows in the same manner but their way of living differs.


The Sufi becomes more humble every hour, for every hour is drawing him nearer to God.

The Sufis see without knowledge. without sight, without information received, and without observation, without description, without veiling and without veil.

They are not themselves, but insofar as they exist at all, they
exist in God.

Their movements are caused by God, and their
words are the words of God uttered by their tongues, and their sight is the sight of God, which has entered into their eyes.

So God Mo􏰆􏰇 High ha􏰆 􏰆aid, 􏰀When I lo􏰎e a 􏰆er􏰎an􏰇, I, 􏰇he Lord, am
his ear so that he hears by Me, I am his eye so that he sees by
Me, and I am his tongue so that he speaks by Me, and I am his
hand 􏰆o 􏰇ha􏰇 he 􏰇ake􏰆 b􏰄 Me.􏰂.

Egyptian Sufi alchemist, Dhu-l-Nun (796 – 858 CE)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

En Occidente, los Omeyas de España ostentaban (al igual que los de Bagdad) con gran pompa el título de Comendador de los Creyentes.
A casi cinco kilómetros de Córdoba, en honor a su sultana favorita, el tercero y más grande de los Abdel-Rahmans (que murió en 961) construyó la ciudad palacio y los jardines de Medina al-Zahara.
El fundador empleó veinticinco años y más de tres millones de libras esterlinas. Su gusto liberal convocó a artistas de Constantinopla, a los escultores y arquitectos más hábiles de la época, y los edificios eran sostenidos o adornados por 1.200 columnas de mármol español, africano, griego e italiano.
El salón de audiencias tenía incrustaciones de oro y perlas, además de un gran estanque en el centro rodeado de costosas y curiosas figuras de pájaros y cuadrúpedos.
Uno de esos estanques y fuentes, tan deliciosos en climas calurosos, estaba en un pabellón elevado de los jardines y era rellenado no con agua sino con el mercurio más puro.
El serrallo de Abdel-Rahman, sus esposas, concubinas y eunucos negros, tenía un total de 6.300 personas; cuando salía al campo lo escoltaba una guardia de 12.000 caballos cuyos cinturones y cimitarras estaban tachonados en oro.

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A mí me conviertes en pecador si impides que te brinde hospitalidad.
Dicho

Caravana de sueños

Nueva edición ya disponible en formato papel + eBook (libro electrónico). Muy pronto, también como audiolibro.
Puedes leer el libro, gratis, aquí:

http://idriesshahfoundation.org/es/books/caravan-of-dreams/

En España