Saturday, October 24, 2009

The shortest way to God


Abu Said ibn Abi al-Khayr (d. 1049) was asked:
'How many ways are there from creation to God?'
He replied:
"According to one account, there are a thousand ways, according to another, there are as many as there are particles in existence, but the shortest, the best and the easiest way to God is to bring comfort to someone else."

Source: Asrar al-Tawhid / The Heritage of Sufism

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