Tag Archives: Zen and Sufism

From Simplicity through Contradiction to Paradox

by Modaser Shah The title is from a paper by the prodigious and acclaimed Indian analyst Salman Akhtar writing in a psychoanalytic journal. I imagine him to be a hidden Sufi or at least steeped in Sufi wisdom and literature. … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: Curves

Look always for ensō, the circle, the perfect curve, in your life. Photo and thought by Ali Hammad

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Brecht)

“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone.”— Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956, German poet and playwright) This quote may be treated as a modern koan. Contributed by Modaser Shah

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Zen, Tao, Sufism, Wittgenstein (and Lacan?)

by Modaser Shah A big subject, indeed.  I have been thinking about writing a post on it for some time but have been shrinking from it, looking for some inspiration in books and our local small Sufi group discussions.  When I … Continue reading

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