Wednesday, February 08, 2006

There is "subtlety" outside of predestination

"These great ones, they all fell into predestination - these gnostics. But the Path is something other than that. There is subtlety outside of predestination. God calls you "freely-choosing." Why do you call yourself predestined? He calls you "powerful" and He calls you "freely-choosing" because commandments and prohibitions, promises and threats, and sending messengers all demand free choice. There are a few verses on predestination, but not many."

- Shams Tabrizi, Me & Rumi pg 86. See also second quote in this post for continuation of this talk and its importance for the path.

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