then consider what comes to you from your Lord,
but if you want the door of sadness be opened for you,
then consider what goes to Him from you.
- "The Hikam" Sufi Aphorisms
by Ibn Ata'Allah al Iskandari
Late 13th Century C.E.
From the presentation given by Aisha Virginia Gray at 2nd Int'l Conf. on Islamic Spirituality, 06. Singapore.