PEARLS OF WISDOM OR PHILOSOPHY ACCORDING TO ME
Opposing the majority
is a mistake. This is true if the majority represents the
truth, otherwise consent is a mistake. It is alright to oppose
an engineer in matters of medicine, just as it is alright
not to consult with a doctor on a construction project.
Helplessness is not only a lack of strength and power. Many
strong and talented people are seen as helpless because nobody
has ever thought to have recourse to them to benefit from
Neither “darkness” nor another light can defeat those whose
light comes from them. Such sources of light will burn on
throughout their natural life-span in spite of everything,
and will illuminate their surroundings.
Those who act according to what they have seen are not as
successful as those who act according to what they know. Those
who act according to what they know are not as successful
as those who act according to their conscience.
Poverty is not only the lack of money, for it can assume the
form of a lack of knowledge, thought, and talent. In this
respect, wealthy people who lack knowledge, thought, and talent
can be considered poor.
Glasses are a vehicle for the eyes, the eyes are a vehicle
for the mind, the mind is a vehicle for insight, and insight
is a vehicle for the conscience. The conscience is an outlet
through which the spirit can observe, and a vehicle through
which it can see.
Humanity is a tree, and nations are its branches. Events that
appear as heavy winds hurl them against each other and cause
them to clash. Of course, the resulting harm is felt by the
tree. This is the meaning of: "Whatever we do, we do it to
Nights are like arenas in which people discover, develop,
and prepare for human happiness and serenity. Great ideas
and works always developed in the womb's darkness and were
offered for the benefit of humanity.
The stomach expels food that cannot be digested and has no
benefit, and then spits in its face. Time and history does
the same to useless people...
Rust is the enemy of iron, lead the enemy of diamonds, and
dissipation the enemy of the spirit. If it does not cause
its decay and ruin today, it will definitely cause them tomorrow.
Every flood comes from tiny drops whose existence and size
are neglected. Gradually, it reaches a level that cannot be
resisted. A society's body is always open to such types of
Even if explaining knowledge and truth to those ill-mannered
and inexperienced is as difficult as dealing with crazy people,
enlightened people must do this duty eagerly.
Since everyone cannot understand clear truths on the same
level, the way of abstract description was abandoned in favor
of demonstration, representation and personification.
People usually complain of time and space, whereas the fault
always lies in ignorance. Time and fate are innocent, whereas
humanity is ungrateful and ignorant.
Some sunny, grassy, bright roads adorned with flowers eventually
lead to valleys of death, while other steep, thorny paths
intersect with the edge of Heaven.
One of the wisest sayings is: “Each person is hidden under
his or her tongue.” An even greater one is: “If you want a
friend, God is enough; if you want a companion, the Qur'an...”
We know the act and object of perception but not the perceiver.
The spirit knows; the mind is a vehicle. The spirit sees;
the eye is a vehicle.
If an action results from the mental or natural instincts,
it is animalistic; if it results from the will or the conscience,
it is spiritual or human.
Non-existence is a dreadful nothingness, such an infinite
and mind-boggling field that not even one atom of existence
can be found there.
Today, people label as "fanatical" those who are devout. Fanaticism
means insisting on false and blind persistence. Insistence
on what is right is a virtue, and such behavior by a believer
cannot be considered fanaticism.
Sometimes the sun appears in an atom, a flood in a drop, and
a book in a sentence. For such a profundity, the eye (meaning
sight) is as important as the word.
The pen is a golden channel for the light of thought. This
light descends from the mind to the arm, and therefrom to
the finger, and finally comes out from the pen.
Even if the number of blind people increases, they still cannot
determine an item's color. Two sound eyes destroy their consensus.
Every tree is made up of wood. A tree is differentiated by
its fruit, and people are differentiated by their piety.
Every mind is like a separate knife made from the same steel.
Any difference among them derives from their sharpness.
In great and magnificent nations, dervish lodges and even
gravestones are ornamented. One can read a nation's concept
of beauty and art on its places of worship and its tombstones.
Matter has no comprehension, consciousness, feeling, or will.
It is comprised only of some laws and particles (used to form
things). What an embarrassing mistake it is to count it as
the essence of existence.
True philosophy is only a spiritual and mental trouble (trial,
suffering) that appears when God arouses us to seek wisdom.