Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thought for the Day

This thing we tell of can never be found
by seeking, yet only seekers find it.*
~ Abu Yazid al-Bistami**

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* Quoted in Larry Chang, Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (Gnosophia Publishers, 2006); on GoogleBooks

** Also known as Bayazid al-Bistami (Bastami means "from the city of Bastam", which is in Iran.)

Abu Yazid al-Bistami, 804-874 CE, Sufi Mystic, Important Early Teacher of Sufi Islam, and Poet

2 comments:

nance marie said...

ah...so...seekers find it when they are not seeking.

nance marie said...

or

it is given to seekers when they are doing something besides seeking.

kind of the same, but with a tiny twist.