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Once the heart is in perfect balance and harmony, it can help other hearts. Therefore, establish the line of communication with your teacher through the heart. The true prophet never says, Follow me. The true prophet guides you to yourself. The teacher reflects Divine light. You receive this light to see your way. Constantly focus on the mirror until the light is received. The most dangerous teachers are those who have their first spiritual experience and think this makes them a teacher, as if the first chapter were the whole book. The teacher you can trust has journeyed to the end of the road. To make someone crazy is easy. To help one person become wise is the purpose of the teacher. Remove the weeds before you plant the seed. In the past, people were closer to nature and family, they planted trees and watched them grow. They drank in the beauty of the stars. The way of the pure and simple is the way of God. Practice training for purity by having more respect for yourself. Purify yourself of whatever is not you. This is what is meant by “Whoever knows himself knows his Lord.�

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Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 1

- Shah Nazar Seyyed Ali Kianfar, PhD excerpts from Seasons of the Soul

Sufism: An Inquiry - Vol 16.1  

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