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Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "One should not pray if that prayer is vanity."

One should not pray if that prayer is vanity.




Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Saadi’s dictum, in the Bostan: ‘The Path is not in the rosary, the prayer-mat and the robe"

Saadi’s dictum, in the Bostan: ‘The Path is not in the rosary, the prayer-mat and the robe



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "The Sufis have said: ‘The importance of something is in inverse proportion to its attractiveness."

The Sufis have said: ‘The importance of something is in inverse proportion to its attractiveness.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service"

The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service




Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "But the Sufis work IN the world, and therefore WITH 'things of the world'."

But the Sufis work IN the world, and therefore WITH 'things of the world'.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Hariri says, in his Maqamat: ‘Safety is on the river’s BANK."

Hariri says, in his Maqamat: ‘Safety is on the river’s BANK.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Q: How can I help myself?A: By remembering the proverb: ‘The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service’, from Saadi."

Q: How can I help myself?A: By remembering the proverb: ‘The Path is not to be found anywhere except in human service’, from Saadi.




Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "A Sufi is one who is not bound by anything nor does he bind anything"

A Sufi is one who is not bound by anything nor does he bind anything



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Things which are seemingly opposed may in fact be working together"

Things which are seemingly opposed may in fact be working together



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Like calls to like, truth to truth and deceit to deceit."

Like calls to like, truth to truth and deceit to deceit.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Whatever goes into a salt-mine becomes salt."

Whatever goes into a salt-mine becomes salt.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "It is experience which teaches, not controversy based on supposed logic and assumptions of what is likely to be true."

It is experience which teaches, not controversy based on supposed logic and assumptions of what is likely to be true.




Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Sufism is education, in that it has a body of knowledge which it transmits to those who have not got it."

Sufism is education, in that it has a body of knowledge which it transmits to those who have not got it.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Ignorance is the Mother of Opposition"

Ignorance is the Mother of Opposition



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Has it not occurred to you that, conversely, other people do not have your difficulties because they do not react as you do to what happens?"

Has it not occurred to you that, conversely, other people do not have your difficulties because they do not react as you do to what happens?



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "When there is a true or useful thing, there is sure to be a counterfeit."

When there is a true or useful thing, there is sure to be a counterfeit.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Great men are great until they know it. Saints are holy until they know it."

Great men are great until they know it. Saints are holy until they know it.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "I longed to teach, but I had to wait until the desire had left me before I could really do so."

I longed to teach, but I had to wait until the desire had left me before I could really do so.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "If you seek small things to do, and do them well, great things will seek you, and demand to be performed."

If you seek small things to do, and do them well, great things will seek you, and demand to be performed.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Worry is a cloud which rains destruction."

Worry is a cloud which rains destruction.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "But the minimum human duty is to serve others: it is no great attainment."

But the minimum human duty is to serve others: it is no great attainment.



Idries Shah, Seeker After Truth Quotes: "Q: What is a fundamental mistake of man's?A: To think that he is alive, when he has merely fallen asleep in life's waiting-room."

Q: What is a fundamental mistake of man's?A: To think that he is alive, when he has merely fallen asleep in life's waiting-room.