The following are some sayings of Khwaja Mu’in ad-Din Jisty (q.s.), primarily from Dalil al-‘Arifin, by his premier caliph, Khwaja Quthb ad-Din Bakhtiyar Kaki (q.s.) of Osh.
“The heart of a lover constantly burns with the fire of love, so much so that whatever intrudes upon its sanctity is burnt to ashes.”
“When the river pursues its course, the flow occasions force and noise, but when it ultimately merges into the sea, it rest in supreme peace. The same is true of the individual self, covering various stages on its onward journey to merge itself in the Universal Self.”
“He indeed is a true servant, Blessed with the Love of God, who is Gifted with the following three attributes: charitable like the sea; affectionate like the sun; and hospitable like the earth.”
“The association with the pious and godly is better even than doing a good deed, and the association with ungodly and impious is worse than committing an evil act.”
“A sin committed does not har…