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Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism is known by means of itself."

Sufism is known by means of itself.




Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "He who sleeps on the Road will lose either his hat or his head."

He who sleeps on the Road will lose either his hat or his head.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism is the essence of all religions."

Sufism is the essence of all religions.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The basic urge toward mysticism is never, in the unaltered man, clear enough to be recognized for what it is."

The basic urge toward mysticism is never, in the unaltered man, clear enough to be recognized for what it is.




Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "He who is fortunately enlightened [the Sufi]Knows that sophistry is from the devil and love from Adam."

He who is fortunately enlightened [the Sufi]Knows that sophistry is from the devil and love from Adam.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The function of a nutrient is to become transmuted, not to leave unaltered traces."

The function of a nutrient is to become transmuted, not to leave unaltered traces.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "If you will not reprove yourself, ’ Saadi says, ‘you will not welcome reproof from another."

If you will not reprove yourself, ’ Saadi says, ‘you will not welcome reproof from another.




Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "It is necessary to note, " says Rumi, "that opposite things work together, even though nominally opposed" (Fihi Ma Fihi)."

It is necessary to note, " says Rumi, "that opposite things work together, even though nominally opposed" (Fihi Ma Fihi).



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The pathways into Sufic thinking are, it is traditionally said, almost as varied as the number of Sufis in existence."

The pathways into Sufic thinking are, it is traditionally said, almost as varied as the number of Sufis in existence.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The totality of life cannot be understood, so runs Sufi teaching, if it is studied only through the methods which we use in everyday living."

The totality of life cannot be understood, so runs Sufi teaching, if it is studied only through the methods which we use in everyday living.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Practise your knowledge, for knowledge without practice is a body without life"

Practise your knowledge, for knowledge without practice is a body without life



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The secret protects itself. It is found only in the spirit and practice of the Work."

The secret protects itself. It is found only in the spirit and practice of the Work.




Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism is transmitted by means of the human exemplar, the teacher."

Sufism is transmitted by means of the human exemplar, the teacher.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Before garden, vine or grape was in the world, " writes one, "our soul was drunken with immortal wine."

Before garden, vine or grape was in the world, " writes one, "our soul was drunken with immortal wine.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Until you can understand illogicality, and the meaningfulness of it, shun the Sufis except for limited, precise, self-evident services."

Until you can understand illogicality, and the meaningfulness of it, shun the Sufis except for limited, precise, self-evident services.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism, " according to the Sufi, "is an adventure in living, necessary adventure."

Sufism, " according to the Sufi, "is an adventure in living, necessary adventure.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "among roses, be a rose, among thorns, be a thorn"

among roses, be a rose, among thorns, be a thorn



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "A Sufi school comes into being in order to flourish and disappear, not to leave traces in mechanical ritual, or anthropologically survivals."

A Sufi school comes into being in order to flourish and disappear, not to leave traces in mechanical ritual, or anthropologically survivals.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The sight of God in woman is the most perfect of all." Ibn Arabi."

The sight of God in woman is the most perfect of all." Ibn Arabi.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "When you are still fragmentated, lacking certainty — what difference does it make what your decisions are?"

When you are still fragmentated, lacking certainty — what difference does it make what your decisions are?



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Take the wheat, not the measure in which it is contained"

Take the wheat, not the measure in which it is contained



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Religion, for instance, cannot be accepted or rejected out of hand, until the student knows exactly what religion means."

Religion, for instance, cannot be accepted or rejected out of hand, until the student knows exactly what religion means.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "It is axiomatic that the attempt to become a Sufi through a desire for personal power as normally understood will not succeed."

It is axiomatic that the attempt to become a Sufi through a desire for personal power as normally understood will not succeed.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning."

The Way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The Apparent is the Bridge to the Real"

The Apparent is the Bridge to the Real



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism, in one definition, "is" human life."

Sufism, in one definition, "is" human life.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore."

Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Sufism, the "secret tradition, " is not available on the basis of assumptions which belong to another world, the world of intellect."

Sufism, the "secret tradition, " is not available on the basis of assumptions which belong to another world, the world of intellect.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "Fettered feet in the presence of friends is better than living in a garden with strangers."

Fettered feet in the presence of friends is better than living in a garden with strangers.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "It is the message, not the man, which is important to the Sufis."

It is the message, not the man, which is important to the Sufis.



Idries Shah, The Sufis Quotes: "The sufis believe that they can experience something more complete."

The sufis believe that they can experience something more complete.