O you who have departed from your own self,
and who have not yet reached the Friend:
do not be sad, (for)
He is accompanying you in each of (your) breaths.
(Abdullah Ansari of Herat)
Quote Source and Recommended Reading:
'Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce): An Early Sufi Master'
By A. G. Ravan Farhadi (Author)
Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a boy, by way of furious arguments with scholars advocating a more rationalistic approach to their faith, to his final pronouncements on the path of Love and Union.