‘Silence!’

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“The servant reaches a place in remembrance where the tongue reaches the heart, the heart reaches the spirit, the spirit reaches the inner core, and the secret core reaches the Light. The heart says to the tongue, ‘Silence!’ The spirit says to the heart, ‘Silence!’ The secret core says to the spirit, ‘Silence!’ God says to the wayfarer, ‘My servant, for some time you have been speaking. Now I will speak, and you will listen.'”

– Maybudī, cited in Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance and the Metaphysics of Love by Joseph Lumbard

Ya Haqq!

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