One Teacher

“According to the Sufi point of view there is only one teacher, and that teacher is God Himself. No man can teach another man. All one can do for another is to give him one’s own experience in order to help him to be successful. For instance if a person happens to know a road, he can tell another man that it is the road which leads to the place he wishes to find. The work of the spiritual teacher is like the work of Cupid. The work of Cupid is to bring two souls together. And so is the … Continue reading

Don’t Waste Your Time Throwing Dust In Your Eyes

“Those who throw dust at the sun, the dust falls in their own eyes.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan We tell ourselves that we want peace, we want love, we want happiness. However, we are the ones who go out into the world and create troubles for ourselves. We are the ones who put too much work on ourselves. We are the ones who let things of the world bother us, things that will never change, things that are part of this world and always will be. We are the ones who go and try to throw dust into the wind and … Continue reading

Where Disbelief Comes From

Belief is natural, and disbelief is unnatural, for belief is born in man, and unbelief is acquired. … Every child born on earth is born with a tendency to believe what is told him, but the experience of the individual in this world full of falsehood teaches man to disbelieve. That shows that every soul comes from the world of truth, and opens his eyes in the world of falsehood. Every child comes into the world with that purity of heart whose natural tendency is to believe and later he acquires the tendency to doubt. The Prophet has therefore said: … Continue reading