Sunday, July 31, 2011

thirteenth rule of love | shams of tabriz

The whole universe is contained within a single human being - you.

Everything that you see around, including the things you might not be fond of & even the people you despise or abhor, is present within you in varying degrees.

Therefore, do not look for shaytan outside yourself either. The devil is not an extraordinary force that attacks from without. It is an ordinary vice within.

If you get to know yourself fully, facing with honesty & hardness both your dark & bright sides, you will arrive at a supreme form of consciousness. When a person knows himself or herself, he or she knows God.

~ Shams of Tabriz ~

From the Novel by Elif Shafak,
borrowing the teachings of Shams of Tabriz
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