About Idries Shah:
Idries Shah was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies.
Saying of the Prophet Anger You ask for a piece of advice. I tell you: 'Do not get angry.' He is strong who can withhold anger.
Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Emotionalist: A man or woman who thinks he has experienced the divine.
You call me an unbeliever. I shall therefore call you a True Believer since a lie is best met with one of similar magnitude.
Show me a person who really knows what 'good' is, and I will show you that he almost never uses the word.
Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza Community: Irrationals unified by hope of the impossible.
When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?
Saying of the Prophet The Judge A man appointed to be a judge has been killed without a knife.
Dicho del Profeta El juez Un hombre que es nombrado juez ha sido asesinado sin cuchillo.
Saying of the Prophet Envy Envy devours good deeds, as a fire devours fuel.
Saying of the Prophet Women Women are the twin-halves of men.
Saying of the Prophet Oppression When oppression exists, even the bird dies in its nest.
Day and Night The night is long: do not shorten it by sleep. The day is fair: do not darken it with wrongdoing.
Saying of the Prophet The Tongue A man slips with his tongue more than with his feet.
Saying of the Prophet Understanding Speak to everyone in accordance with his degree of understanding.
Saying of the Prophet Ink and Blood The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of the martyr.
Saying of the Prophet Sleep Sleep is the brother of death.
Saying of the Prophet Humility Humility and courtesy are themselves a part of piety.
Saying of the Prophet Death Die before your death.
Saying of the Prophet Struggle The holy warrior is he who struggles with himself.
Inner Knowledge -- You want to become wise in one lesson: First become a real human being.
Mediation - Before you learn how to meditate, you must unlearn what you think meditation might be.