Idries Shah Quotes

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Idries Shah Quotes

History is not usually what has happened. History is what some people have thought to be significant.
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The sight of God in woman is the most perfect of all. Ibn Arabi.

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Scholars of the East and West have heroically consecrated their whole working lives to making available, by means of their own disciplines, Sufi literary and philosophical material to the world at large. In many cases they have faithfully recorded the Sufis' own reiteration that the Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning.

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

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Things which are seemingly opposed may in fact be working together

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

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Saying of the Prophet
Some behaviour
I am like a man who has lighted a fire, and all the creeping things have rushed to burn themselves in it.

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Be kind to the hawk and harm the sparrow.

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If you want to be a calligrapher, write, and write, and write.

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