Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
“The Sufis have been the educators of hearts for at least fourteen centuries. Their teaching and methods are based neither upon dogma nor conjecture, but upon a divine and objective foundation which is the primordial religion of humanity.
“Sufism does not offer salvation in the sense of a guarantee of heaven in the afterlife. Sufism offers a path to complete humanness, a state in which the spiritual and the human are unified, in which the world of spiritual qualities and material existence are seen as one.
“This education is empirical, practical, and integrated with daily life. At the same time it is attuned to the most transcendent Truth. This education is a unified whole, but it touches on so many areas of experience: individual psychology, relationships, marriage, family, community, livelihood, creativity, and worship.”
We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are drunk on this life of God.
We are both the pain and its cure.
We are the fresh, cool water
and the jar that pours.
– Rumi (Quatrain 1652)
From The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation by Kabir Helminski