Here you will read the innermost thoughts and feelings of inspired seekers who have gone before you. Some names you may know… others you will be glad to meet!
Weak people prefer to be dependent in order to be protected. Those who fear men love the laws of the land.
The brave man is not he who feels no fear, for that were stupid and irrational, but he whose noble soul subdues its fear and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
By the accident of good fortune a man may rule the world for a time. But by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.
But cruel are the times, when we are traitors
And do not know ourselves, when we hold rumour
From what we fear, yet know not what we fear,
But float upon a wild and violent sea
Each way and none.
We may be in the Universe as dogs and cats are in our libraries, seeing the books and hearing the conversations but having no inkling of the meaning of it all.
Everything is wrong in the world, everything in a state of confusion, because man has not this truth, and so remains unfinished.
When I thought of nothing but to end my days in these troubles (which did not diminish the trust I had in God), I found myself changed all at once. And my soul which till that time was in trouble, felt a profound inward peace, as if she were in her center and place of rest.
The central urge in every atom, to return to its divine source and origin.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when he thought of you first.
Self is the whole evil of fallen nature; self-denial is our capacity of being saved; humility is our savior. This is every man’s short lesson of life, and he that has well learned it, is scholar enough, and has had all the benefit of a most finished education.
All the Messengers of God are the same and yet they are many; that God manifests in his Messengers, but that they are not God.
The almighty Allah judges you neither by your countenance nor your wealth, but by the purity of your hearts and your deeds.
His eyes can read men’s inmost hearts, and all the art of hypocrites cannot decide him. His sharp discernment sees things clear and true.
Every man’s nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie.
No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
I am not a day of season,
For thou mayst see a sunshine and a hail
In me at once: but to the brightest beams
Distracted clouds give way; so stand thou forth;
The time is fair again.
We lop away that bearing boughs may live.
Sleep no more!