Tuesday, December 8, 2009


"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."


"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."


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.”

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"

  • 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!"


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