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Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya) Quotes and Poems

Rabia al-Basri (713 - 801) was a Sufi mystic saint, who's widely recognized as being the most influential and notable female Sufi mystic in Islamic history. She did not leave any written work of her own, as most of the sources of the quotes and stories attributed to...

7 Spiritual Paths to Realize Your True Self

We, the humans of earth stand find ourselves in a conundrum, an interesting paradox if you will, namely the fact that we are trying to realize ourselves when we in some profound way already are realized. It is either by self-knowing, remembrance or forgetfulness all...

Non-Duality Quotes (Advaita Vedanta)

Non-duality is about experiencing reality as it is, one undivided whole. Duality pertains to the mind while reality transcends the mind. Duality is a way of perceiving, and not the actuality of the whole. The truth of the whole is neither one nor two. It is simply...

Bayazid Bastami Quotes

Bayazid Bastami (804 - 874) was a very influential Persian Sufi mystic who lived during the 9th century. He is highly revered in the Sufi tradition of Islam as he was one of the saints recorded in Attar's comprehensive biographical volumes. The true man attaches his...

Bulleh Shah Quotes and Poems

Bulleh Shah (1680-1757) was a Punjabi Sufi mystic poet, humanist and philosopher who lived during the Mughal Empire and era. He is best known for his devotional sufi poems dedicated to the Beloved. Seek the spirit, forget the form. Bulleh Shah Enough is enough, talk...

Walter Hilton: 11 Spiritual Quotes by the Christian Mystic

Walter Hilton was a English mystic in the 14th century. He is best known for his work "The Ladder of Perfection" and for being one of the first to write mystic theology in the English language. Walter Hilton was born in either 1340 or 1345, and seems to have studied...

25 Spiritual Quotes by Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen was a prominent German Christian mystic, polymath and abbess during the Middle Ages. She is also known as Saint Hildegard and is known for her visionary theology and her subsequent great influence on Christianity. Born in 1098 in Bingen, a city...

Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi was a highly influential Persian poet and writer who lived in the 13th century. He is best known today for his works 'Gulistan', 'Bustan' and for his extensive love poetry (ghazals). Together with Rumi and Hafez, he is considered one of the three...

20 Spiritual Quotes by the Neoplatonists of the Ancient World

Derived from the thoughts of Plato, neoplatonism was a philosophical tradition that took its distinct form in Egypt through the thoughts of the 3rd century Alexandrian philosopher Ammonius Saccas, but reached its climax in the works of his student Plotinus, who was...

16 Spiritual Quotes On Awakening and Ego-Death

Ego-death, awakening, enlightenment.. These are some of the words and concepts we hear about in spiritual circles; but what do they really mean? Are there genuine experiences we as humans can have that correspond to these spiritual notions or are they just figments of...
Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi: 20 Beautiful Quotes by the Persian Poet

Saadi Shirazi was a highly influential Persian poet and writer who lived in the 13th century. He is best known today for his works 'Gulistan', 'Bustan' and for his extensive love poetry (ghazals). Together with Rumi and Hafez, he is considered one of the three...

20 Spiritual Quotes by the Neoplatonists of the Ancient World

20 Spiritual Quotes by the Neoplatonists of the Ancient World

Derived from the thoughts of Plato, neoplatonism was a philosophical tradition that took its distinct form in Egypt through the thoughts of the 3rd century Alexandrian philosopher Ammonius Saccas, but reached its climax in the works of his student Plotinus, who was...

16 Spiritual Quotes On Awakening and Ego-Death

16 Spiritual Quotes On Awakening and Ego-Death

Ego-death, awakening, enlightenment.. These are some of the words and concepts we hear about in spiritual circles; but what do they really mean? Are there genuine experiences we as humans can have that correspond to these spiritual notions or are they just figments of...

Ibn Arabi Quotes (Sufi Poetry)

Ibn Arabi Quotes (Sufi Poetry)

Ibn Arabi was a Sufi philosopher, mystic poet who lived from 1165 to 1240. Born in Andalusia, Ibn Arabi is sometimes considered as "al-Shaykh al-Akbar", a title given to him as he was one of the most influential and greatest thinkers in Sufism, the mystery tradition...

23 Wise Quotes by Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer Poet of Persia

23 Wise Quotes by Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer Poet of Persia

Omar Khayyam was born in 1048 in the city of Nishapur in northeastern Iran. He was a Persian scientist, philosopher and poet best known for his influential work of poetry, the Rubaiyat, which was introduced to the west by Edward Fitzgerald's famous translation into...

50+ Sufi Quotes That Will Inspire and Enlighten Your Soul

50+ Sufi Quotes That Will Inspire and Enlighten Your Soul

What is a sufi? Is there such a thing as 'islamic mysticism'? Are sufis even muslim? The term Sufi has historically been applied to Muslim ascetics who, like Christian hermits, dressed in woolen robes as a symbol of repentance and self-denial. Sufis are known for...

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