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

15 Nov Wisdom is not in words, it is in understanding.

Vadan

Woman is woman, whether in the East or in the West.

Reflection

How few realize that the heart is like a dome, within which all, whether good or bad, re-echoes, creating thereby either uplifting or disturbing influences that become in time the characteristics of one's own personality. The finer the go, the less disturbing it is to others, although life's trials become much harder to endure. A thorn does not harm its likeness, but it can destroy the frailty of a delicate rose. Nevertheless, life is better lived as a rose, with its inspiring colour and fragrance, than as a thorn among other thorns. This is what is understood as the art of personality.

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