Tag Archives: Sufi

From June 12th 2013

The intellect is rooted in ‘to hold’, intelligence is rooted in ‘to choose’. The intellect’s job is to chop things up, freeze things still, hold things down … just long enough for intelligence to choose, to pick, to initiate a … Continue reading

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Queues and queues of questions

The cue for a question can be small, large, subtle or brash. The attention grab that causes the start, the shock to a long-held presumption, the apparent opening of a door suddenly found to have been always open, when presumed … Continue reading

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Burdens

The fundamental difference between fiction and fact: “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens “Nor can a bearer of burdens bear another’s burdens if one heavily laden should call another to (bear) … Continue reading

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In defence of this amazing time

It is so easy to slip into knocking mode. The news-media exaggerates the absurdly small numbers of people actually experiencing murder, bombs, disaster and destitution. It is not to ignore or justify the pain of the people suffering, every single … Continue reading

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The 21st century penury

Feeling offended is a common component of denial, a refusal to accept that someone, something or somewhere has ‘ended’. The root of ‘offence’ is ‘pretence’. Where there is only a pretending, then the similar behaviour of others will be processed … Continue reading

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Everything is perfectly placed

What if everything is actually alright? What if within the inter-linked worlds of all of the myriad ways of experiencing life as Mankind, that there is only actually validity for all views. What my experience tells me is that this … Continue reading

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Who is the writer?

.@bbcburnsy @guardian @POTUS @PutinRF_Eng @HassanRouhani @theresa_may @Pontifex @DalaiLama @netanyahu The pulse The repulse The impulse The compulse Driving beats Propelling existence Attracting and repelling Gravity and friction The diction of experience. What repulses you about yourself Hardens your heart to … Continue reading

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God in the 21st century?

Of course many people with busy lives have no time for God, the word anyway has so many maleficent associations now with terrorism and historical excess, power plays and abuse that modern people recoil at holy messages however much they … Continue reading

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Priorities

It is said on The Way that “Man proposes and God disposes”. For me as ‘Abd al-Mu’min this is the living reality of my experience. There is a hadith that says that God fits into the heart of the believing … Continue reading

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Orthodox Addiction

The following quote describes orthodox Addiction: “A maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment ment or distress, as manifest by three (or more) of the following, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period: (1) tolerance, … Continue reading

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