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Sufi Insight | 11 Feb 2008

Between the Poles of the Conscious

Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing: Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway. Millions of beings are there: the sun and the moon in their courses are there: Millions of ages pass, and the swing goes on. All […]

Sprituality &Sufi Insight | 25 Nov 2007

The Moving Finger writes..

Perhaps the most celebrated verse of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat, Which is effortless and sincere, which expresses the reality and consequences of life. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it […]

Literature &Sufi Insight | 02 Nov 2007


The following is a parable from ‘Echoes of an Autobiography’ by the Nobel Laureate Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz. Sheikh Abd-Rabbih al-Ta’ih said: I stood before the holy tomb as I asked God for health and long life. An old beggar with tattered clothes approached me. “Do you really want a long life?” he asked me. […]

Sufi Insight | 21 Aug 2006

Dervish Dance

A dervish was asked why he worshipped God through dance. “Because,” he replied, ” to worship God means to die to self; dancing kills self. When the self dies all problems die with it. Where the self is not, Love is, God is”