Four Mistakes

“I made four mistakes in my preliminary steps in this way; I thought that I remember Him, know Him, love Him, and I seek Him. But when I reached Him I saw that His remembering of me preceded my remembrance of Him, His knowledge about me preceded my knowledge of Him, His love towards me preceded my love for Him, and He sought me in order that I would begin to seek Him.”

– Shaykh Abu Yazid al-Bistami

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~ by The Murabit Blog on 11/30/2009.

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