Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BAYAZID BASTAMI

"I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer."

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"All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest."

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When Bayazid died, he was over seventy years old. Before he died, someone asked him his age. He said: I am four years old. For seventy years I was veiled. I got rid of my veils only four years ago.”

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These sayings are some of Bayazid's famous sayings that caused him to be labeled as an intoxicated Sufi
  • "Glory be to me! How great is My majesty!"
  • "Thy obedience to me is greater than my obedience to Thee"
  • "I am the throne and the footstool"
  • "By my life, my grasp is firmer than His"
  • "I saw the Kaba walking round me"
  • "Moses desired to see God; I do not desire to see God;He desires to see me"
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  • I never saw any lamp shining more brilliantly than the lamp of silence.
  • I went to a wilderness, love had rained and had covered earth, as feet penetrate snow, I found my feet covered with love.
  • I stood with the pious and I didn’t find any progress with them. I stood with the warriors in the cause and I didn’t find a single step of progress with them. Then I said, ‘O Allah, what is the way to You?’ and Allah said, ‘Leave yourself and come.’


  • "I am I; there is no God but I; so worship me!"

1 comment:

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