Sheikh Abdullah in Turkey



Building Character

“There is a marked difference between the conception held about ‘principles’ in the Western world and ‘principals’ as understood in Sufism. In the version of the Bible authorised by King James it is written that Jesus said, ‘To him that hath shall be given and to him that hath not it shall be taken away.’

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“Mysticism seeks to introduce humanity to the intuitive factor through sensory feeling of what is within the mind and the body coupled with their responses to the Universe around. Intellect can describe this if it is used in warm emotional ways, dealing with human encounter and the sharing of experience.’

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Mevlevi Whirling

“When you turn, your left foot must remain always on the ground. In former times the pupil’s big toe and his next toe actually had to stay on either side of a nail driven into the ground – for, after all, the real Sufi must live and work firmly in this world.

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