Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi: To Know Oneself is to See the Truth

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi said, “To know oneself is to see the truth.  To see oneself only is blindness.  The one who knows himself comes closer both to the Creator and to all and everything He has Created.  The one who only sees and cares for himself is far from Allah, from everything except his evil commanding ego.

Each and every one of us has been Brought to this life and to this world for a specific purpose: some to cure ills, some to build, some to feed those whom no one feeds, some to count the money of others, some to defend the helpless against tyrants, some to teach and some, alas, to be a lesson to others by doing what is not meant to be done.

Each of us is a minute part of a whole, without or with the failing of which the whole will suffer.  And when our functioning deteriorates with age or deficiency, the part is changed, the old part is taken away and replaced by a new part, a new person doing the same job.  To be aware of one’s purpose in one’s private life is a good beginning in knowing oneself.”


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