The Wisdom of Jesus (alayhi al-salam)

Peace, one and all…

During the Xmas holiday season, our thoughts quite naturally turn towards our Master and Prophet, Jesus son of Mary (Isa ibnu Maryam).  Our ever-worthy brother Sadiq (over at Mystic Saint) has recently posted quite a lot on Jesus the Murshid (peace be upon him), so insha Allah this post will be in good company.

I wanted to post a couple of Jesus’ sayings, both of which are related to us from that other master of the mystic path, Imam Abu Hamed al-Ghazzali (courtesy of the latter day Master of Love, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order).

Enjoy, and may God make these sayings beneficial to all who chance by.  Amin.

‘Jesus said: ‘Good trees are abundant, but not all bear fruit, and fruit is plentiful, but not all of it is sweet.  Now, knowledge is abundant, but not all of it is fruitful’

And again:

‘Jesus said: ‘A plant can grow only in yielding earth, not on hard rock.  In the same way, wisdom flourishes only in a humble heart, not one which is proud and unyielding’

Once more:

‘Jesus said: ‘Do not hang jewels about the necks of swine.  Wisdom is finer than gems, and those who do not value it are worse than swine’

And finally:

‘Jesus said:’ Whoever possesses knowledge and applies it and instructs others, will be exalted in the celestial realm of the angels’

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

2 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Jesus (alayhi al-salam)

  1. Salaam Dear Bhai:

    Jesus also said, “Love one another, as I have loved you.” This is the love all brothers and sisters, no matter their religion should have for one another. What a world it would then be!

    Ya Haqq!

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