Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad

Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad"

The master continued, "If you put oil, pepper, garlic and onion in a cauldron, and merely add water, you have not made a stew. The basis for a stew is meat; the other ingredients are optional. Similarly, spiritual progress depends on detaching yourself from material posessions; other virtuous practices are optional."

-Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like that. Simple yet profound.