Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Silsila

When asked to detail all the links in his initiatic chain (silsila), Khwaja Baha' al-Din Naqshband (founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, d. 1389) replied,


"Nobody ever went anywhere by means of a chain."





- Jami: Baharistan, 26.
from The Wisdom of Sufism, Pg 83.

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