Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Teacher

Seek the appearance of a Teacher who does not seem to be the kind of teacher expected by the thinker or the pious. This is because among the thinkers and the pious there are some who will recognise him in any case. But those who have merit and ability for the way and are not accustomed to the behaviour of the thinking and the pious will reject the Teacher if he wears the appearance of those whom they do not understand.

Najmuddin Kubra

From: The Way of the Sufi, by Idries Shah.

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