If You Are Truly Wise

Peace, one and all…

‘In word and deed, strip away the others.
Bring the dispersed brances together in their roots.

Don’t incline yourself to family, tell them to stay.
To bring fire, one must leave family behind.

Purify the houses of God of all images;
for if you are truly wise, His house is your heart’
(Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari)


4 thoughts on “If You Are Truly Wise

  1. Peace, Abdur – and what a lovely reading to be greeted with on my first visit to your blog for such a long time… Thank you.

    TGW x

  2. Dearest Abdur–thank you SOOOO much for sharing Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari; I had been looking for poems of his such as Remembrance of God or Just Understand Me (although all his poems are fabulous) and couldn’t find a single one on youtube or even in a written format to share on facebook (and I don’t have the sophistication to write it and post it). I just got through reading Abu al Hasan al-Shushtari, Songs of Love and Devotion by The Classics of Western Spirituality–FABULOUS!

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