Friday, July 31, 2009

Name that Quote (please)

I remember reading, somewhere, a little statement about Sufism that really stuck with me, and I'd like to use it in the book I am writing, but I can't remember where I read it. :( I've used it (or at least the gist of it) several times as an example of ecstasy and so I'd really like to use it. It goes something like this:

"All Muslim's, when they die, expect to see the face of God. Sufis are not that patient."



gwydion1987 said...

I don't know where this comes from, but it is totally beautiful! I guess I will put it somewhere above my altar or something ... . Thanks for sharing it!

soulfire6 said...

I love that animated gif! May I borrow it?

faerywolf said...

Certainly. It is a collection of original sigils that I created for the Feri Guardians. :)

the_misha said...

I realize this may be a bit late in coming, but...
"The Sufis are the mystics of Islam. Every upright Muslim expects to see God after death, but the Sufis are the impatient ones. They want God now—moment by moment, day by day, in this very life. And they are willing to undergo the disciplines that make that possible."
Huston Smith, from his foreword to Essential Sufism by James Fadiman and Robert Frager.

faerywolf said...

Thank you! Yay! :)