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The principles of mysticism rise from the human heart; they are learnt by intuition and proved by reason. -- Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
Commentary from Hazrat Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti):
The fundamentality of the heart is proved, proved by the direct experiences of the inner life. Once this is attained, the value of reason becomes evident. Although reason is of little value after the goal is achieved, there is nothing without value. We can argue for reason, we can argue against reason, we can argue with reason, we can even argue in a most irrational manner. All these mean little; but after one has the knowledge one can express it in a most reasonable manner. In other words, reason—which to the average person is a sword and not a shield—to the mystic is a shield first.
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