Sufi Sayings (Misc)

Miscellaneous Sufi Sayings:

“O Lord, what kind of fountain is the Fountain of Love”
“Of which I tasted but a Drop and wept a river”

“Do not look down upon those who look up to you”
Hazrat Inayat Khan

“If I repent now will God forgive me?
No, but if God forgives you, you will repent.”
Rabia Basri

The sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.

Close both eyes….. to see with the other eye.

Bring all of yourself to His door:
bring only a part
and you’ve brought nothing at all.
Hakim Sanai

When my Beloved appears,
With what eye do I see Him?
With His eye, not with mine,
For none sees Him except Himself.

Ibn Arabi

We tried reasoning
our way to Him:
it did not work;
but the moment we gave up,
no obstacle remained.

Hakim Sanai

Deep in the sea there are riches beyond your imagination.
But if you seek safety, that is at the shore.

Saadi of Shiraz

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.


The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.


Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.


“A sin committed does not harm an individual so much as looking down upon one’s own fellow human beings.”

“Freedom is the absence of choice.”

“He who tastes, knows”

“We cannot steal the fire. We must enter it.”

“There would not be counterfeit gold  if there were not real gold”

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”

“When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs at what is has gained.”

“before we can learn, we need to learn how to learn, and before we can learn how to learn we need to unlearn.”

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