Meditations on Sufism

The Way of the Modern Darvish

by Arsalan Mozaffari Falarti

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/10/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452506586
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452506579

About the Book

“You are all free and you are all responsible.”

—Holy Qur’an

Sufism challenges humanity to review ourselves and our motives. Are we acting in ego for our own selfish benefit? Or are we acting for the good of our community—locally and globally? Have we seriously considered the long-term effects of our decisions, and if so, are we capable of accepting those consequences? Are you truly grateful for what you have, or are you childishly dissatisfied with everything? What is the content of your heart?

 Sufism not only puts the question to you but demands that you answer with sincerity, and once you have your heartfelt answer, accept that you are truly responsible.

 “Sufism directs Darvishes to control their instincts and senses wisely using the knowledge held in their mind; the mind controlled and guided by the love radiated from their innocent and wise heart, the heart that is the temple of love, home for sincerity and place for corrections.”

 Whatever faith you may follow, whatever name you have for God, Sufism does not ask that you abandon your existing personal relationship with Our Creator and follow a different path. Sufism asks that you be authentic, sincere, and honest with yourself. It is in living with heartfelt sincerity and integrity that your actions and interactions with Creation fill your heart with love, peace and an enduring sense of contentment.

 Are you ready to take this journey?

About the Author

Arsalan Mozaffari Falarti was born in Isfahan, Iran, in a house which for centuries was the residence for the masters of the Nematollahi Ghadeer Ali Shahi order. He immigrated to Australia in 1987 and currently lives with his family in Brisbane, Queensland.