come here with an empty cup

Shaykh NazimIf you are coming here like this cup you are not taking anything. This cup is full. Whatever you put in, it is not going to take more.

If you are bringing the cup empty then you are going to find your cup getting filled again, and every time you are tasting from that cup you are going to know that it's different than what was in it before. But if a person is coming with his cup filled, then he is only going to take what he brought. Nothing else.

- Grandsheykh Muhammed Nazim (b. 1922, Cyprus), may God be pleased with him . via Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani site


If you want a glory (izz) that does not vanish, then do not glory in a glory that vanish.

The real journey (at tayy al haqiqat) is when the world's dimension (masafat ad dunya) is rolled away from you so that you see the hereafter closer to you than yourself.

- from Ibn Atallah's Al-Hikam


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