“Who is the man?
The reflection of the Eternal Light.
What is the word?
A wave on the Everlasting Sea.
How could the reflection be cut off from the Light?
How could the wave be separate from the sea?
Know that this reflection and this wave are that very Light and Sea.”
~~ Jami (1414-1492) ~~
The Sufi`s championed a mystical, intuitive and deeply spiritual connection with their God. Instead of intense study of the Word, they emphasized spontaneous living in the Now. Their variety of Persian zen burrows deep within the spiritual Truth of experiencing, rather than thinking and memorizing. Don`t stop to dissect and analyze, just start living, because time waits for no man and the years will soon race away from you; experience what it means to live – the good and the bad. Everything is there beyond the door; you only need to lift your face and see and experience the warmth of the sun beyond the darkened room. Let go of your ego, your wants, your vanities and lust; these things will only drain your spiritual energy. Look to the things you need, not what you want and release the chains which bind you.