Esotericism

If anyone asks, «What is esotericism: what are its tenets; what are its principles; what are its dogmas and doctrines?» the answer is that if esotericism were to be tangible, then it would not be esotericism. Esotericism must be considered to be something which is beyond understanding, and therefore one would be at a loss to discuss comparative doctrines, dogmas and principles as they may be known in some schools, because as already mentioned, esotericism has none, and believes that wisdom does not fit into preformed conceptions.
What is looked for in the esoteric school of the Sufis? It is a gradual unfoldment of the soul. It is the light shining within oneself which gradually illuminates all around us. It is the joy that one feels in experiencing the beauty of a sublime horizon which spreads out more and more each day. It is the feeling of greater energy, courage, hope and inner security — all of which makes life become more worth living.



Bowl of saki

16 Jul The heart of every man, both good and bad, is the abode of God, and care should be taken never to wound anyone by word or act.

Vadan

Little pool, why is your water so muddy? Because of my narrow mind and depthless heart.

Reflection

If there is any visible sign of progress on the spiritual path it is seen in the refinement of the feeling heart and in the humility of the attitude, which has become more dignified, showing beauty as an example for all.

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