Monthly Archives: December 2013

Puzzled and/but Aware

by Modaser Shah Idries Shah says, “Religious thinking requires one to become worthy of something; magical thinking tries to cause or to create effects.” (Knowing How to Know) The Buddha is reported to have said that life was not a … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Angelou)

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” …Maya Angelou (American Poet) Contributed by Kamran Zafar

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God and Dice: What Would Nasruddin Say?

by Modaser Shah “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” —Joseph Chilton Pearce Mullah Nasruddin, as can be seen in the Sufi tales relating to his mis-adventures, embodied the creative life in this sense; he was … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Mandela)

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”… Nelson Mandela (1918- 2013) Contributed to this blog … Continue reading

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Rumi, Nietzsche and Superman

by Navid Zaidi It is said that comparisons are extremely unpleasant. However, it is strange how the same idea affects different cultures differently and in the history of thought it is the points of contact and departure that attract our … Continue reading

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