Photo: The Virgin Mary and Jesus in a Persian miniature.
Someone said to Jesus (Peace be upon him!), ‘Who trained you?’ He said, ‘No one trained me. I saw the ignorance of the ignorant man to be a blemish, so I avoided it.'
(Christ in Islam)
When we remain as we have been created, we are in a state of virtue ...If we had to seek for virtue outside of ourselves, that would assuredly be difficult; but as it is within us, it suffices to avoid bad thoughts and to keep our souls turned towards the Lord.
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
(Sri Ramana Maharshi)
'Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart'
by Hamza Yusuf (Author)
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart. Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them. The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings.