selected teachings Hazrat Moulana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha
A Sufi sees the truth of his identity as clearly as he sees his face in the mirror. The righteous one sees the truth of his identity as he sees his face on the trembling water. The misled and rebellious one neither discovers nor will discover. His surroundings are the realm of ignorance and loss. The darkness of ignorance diminishes the rays of awareness. Therefore, put the darkness away from yourself. Light the channel between your heart and your mind and do not let these neighbors remain unaware of each other. Unite your mind and your heart and through this union dissipate any desires growing in your heart so that you may remain eternally. When the energies of your senses gather and reach the house of your heart and wish not to turn back, you will find your ‘self ’, and when your being is nourished by the breath from the soul of life, you will see the illuminating face of your ‘self ’. Birds fly back to their nest at night and find comfort there. At night time you, too, should gather and concentrate all the scattered energies of the senses in your heart. Remain there all peaceful and uncover the illuminated figure of your self all in unity. If it breathes into the elements of your being from the eternal soul, you will step out of the realm of death.1
1 Moulana Shah Maghsoud, Payam-e-del, Message of the Heart. trans. by Nahhid Angha, Ph.D., International Association of Sufism Publications, San Rafael, CA: 1994, p. 10. Nahid Angha, Ph.D. is the sole authorized translator, writer and authenticator of her Father’s teachings and writings. She, alone, has full ownership and authority so granted by the appointment and permission of Hazrat Moulana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha.
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