Imam Junayd on the Science of Sufism

Imam Junayd of Baghdad said:

‘If I had known of any science greater than Sufism,
I would have gone to it, even on my hands and knees’.
The one (sufi) has been robed with the robe of Honour (wilayat)
and is complete. Light upon light. Empty and full.
The heart is Serene. The instant (now) is Present.

The sufi’s task is to recognize the end at the Beginning.
He has gone beyond. He has Rolled up the cosmos
In its turn and obliterated it.
He has reduced and then Eliminated the marks
Of selfhood to allow a clear view of Cosmic Reality.

– Quoted by Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi in “The Hundred Steps”, page 1

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~ by The Murabit Blog on 12/10/2009.

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