A MEDITATION: PAYAM-E-DEL Moulana Shah Maghsoud Translated by Nahid Angha, Ph.D.
In my solitude pure melodies of truth echo tenderly and compose the enchanting song of everlasting love seeking reunion with Him the Essence of all Beauties. The conquest of the heart is based on a perfect equilibrium and harmony between soul and the rules of existence. If six conditions become united with six practices in you, the sign of leadership will become manifest in you. The first six conditions are: concentration of thoughts, consciousness, endurance & patience to become united with reality, keeping promises & being steadfast, finding reliance in belief, and becoming clear-sighted. These six conditions must accompany six practices of the soul’s purification: meditation in solitude, endeavor in the discovery of truth, concentration of the outer forces, and of the inner forces, consistency in the spiritual journey, and the attainment of tranquility. If the heart of a salek rises with these twelve principles, his “nafs” will become free from impurity.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2