3 Lessons:Advice on Time, Nafs and Immunity to Worldly Desires

“I accompanied the Sufis and received from them but three lessons:

1.their statement that time is a sword: if you do not cut it, it cuts you;

2.their statement that if you do not keep your ego busy with truth- it will keep you busy with falsehood;

3.their statement that deprivation is immunity.”

[ibid.; Imam Ibn Qayyim, Madarij al-Salikin, vol. 3, p. 128; and Imam as-Suyuti, Ta’yid al-haqiqa al-`aliyya, p. 15]


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