Friday, January 30, 2009

The Kashf al-Mahjub

Al-Hujwiri, "The Kashf al-Mahjub"
We cannot do away with our daily nourishment, but let us not wallow in gluttony. Abu Yazid was once asked why he regarded fasting so supreme. He replied, "Had the Pharaoh known hunger he would not have declared himself God. And Korah would never have been so rebellious had he endured the pain of starvation."

Al-Hujwiri The Kashf al-Mahjub

1 comment:

Irving said...

One of my very favorite books, a source of constant enrichment.

Ya Haqq!