Turning Toward the Heart2002
The path to the love of God passes through the valley of service –service not only to human beings, but to all creatures (…) If you show sympathy and love toward God’s creatures, God will have love and sympathy for you.
Outer work alone cannot resolve the problems that beset humanity, for these problems’ roots lie in the human heart. Attempts to deal with these problems in the level of problems may succeed, more likely, they will not. We must look beyond external manifestations into the heart of human beings everywhere and, more specifically, into our own hearts, If a person’s heart is noble, if his of her feelings are refined and enlightened, then that person will not burden the world. That person will not be part of the problem, but part of the solution. If more people consciously undertook to enlighten their own hearts, then they would each become part of the answer to the global needs.
Shaykh al-Tariqat Hazrat Azad Rasool. 2002. Turning Toward the Heart. Awakening to the Sufi Path. Forty Questions and Answers. Fons Vitae, Louisville, Kentucky, US, page 12. ISBN: 1-887752-46-3