It is that power that is within you, by means of which you move and attain liberation. It is the soul, but what is it when you have placed the soul underneath your arm?
Blessing is excess, so to speak, an excess of everything. Don't be content with being a faqih, say I want more - more than being a Sufi, more than being a mystic - more than each thing that comes before you.
A good man complains of no one; he does not look to faults.
Allahu akbar (God is great[er]) means that God is greater than that which you have imagined. It means don't stop there, come closer so that you see greatness. Seek so that you may find.
"If a person claims that he really loves someone, evidence is asked from him. And that evidence is the giving away of possessions, the granting of favors. Just as when Mevlana claimed that he loved me, when I came he granted me thousands of favors and protected me. I...
"If parts are always changing, the whole remains the same. A dead good man is replaced by a good man, a dead bad man is replaced by a bad man. While the whole remains the same, every day is different."
"God is a very precise, punctual worker. There is a time to love and to die for everyone."
"Do not worry about tricks and cheat. If some people are trying to trap and hurt you, God is also trapping them. Hole diggers fell in their holes. No bad remains non punished, no good remains non awarded. Have faith in justice and let the rest be."
"We can only learn and advance with contradictions. The faithful inside should meet the doubtful. The doubtful should meet the faithful. Human slowly advances and becomes mature when he accepts his contradictions."
"Surrendering is not a weakness. At the contrary it is strength. The surrender stops living in boiling water and starts living in a secure place."