Many things which are called ‘secrets’ are only things withheld from people until they can understand or effectively experience them.
Rumi speaks of people who rely upon the written word as sometimes being no more than donkeys laden with books.
The more wakeful a man is to the things which surround him, the more asleep is he, and his waking is worse than his sleep.
Ali, Son of the Father of the Seeker
Ali said: ‘None may arrive at the Truth until he is able to think that the Path itself may be wrong. This is because those who can only believe that it must be right are not believers, but people who are incapable of thinking otherwise than they already think. Such people are not men at all. Like animals they must follow certain beliefs, and during this time they cannot learn. Because they cannot be called “humanity
Music does not need language of words for it has movements of dance to do its translation.
When the melody plays, footsteps move, heart sings and spirit begin to dance.
Opportunity’s precious, and time is a sword.
I am the Real, for I have not ceased to be real – through the Real.
I spent all night
weaving a poem for you
to wear. You look so beautiful
when you wear my light.
Self-mortification, far from producing liberation from material things, is far more likely to cause either an unhinged mind, delusions or a masochistic taste for more suffering, experienced, of course, as joy.