Photo: A drawing of a dervish within a rocky landscape, style of Reza-i 'Abbasi, Persia, Safavid, 17th century
You will not be complete until you are like the earth – both the righteous and the sinner tread upon it – and until you are like the clouds – they shade all things – and until you are like the rain – it waters all things, whether it loves them or not.
'Discourses on the Sufi Path'
by Javad Nurbakhsh (Author)
DISCOURSES ON THE SUFI PATH is the complete collection of informal, heartfelt talks delivered by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh to a group of his disciples several years ago, along with the collected aphorisms.
The meanings of numerous key Sufi terms, such as "sincerity", "love", "chivalry", "attraction and "social conduct", "pain and cure", and "master disciple", are explained clearly and powerfully, providing a source of guidance and inspiration for anyone on a spiritual path.