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Letter No 4- On Disappointment

Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

Letter No 4- On Disappointment

Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

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    “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    “One, who knows the truths of knowledge of God and the lover of the Lord of the universe, Khwaja Qutubuddin of Delhi, may God take pity on you.

    “Know that the wisest of the men are the dervishes who have taken to religious life and disappointment; because in every wish is implied disappointment and in every disappointment a wish. On the contrary, the senseless regard health as trouble and vice versa. Therefore, the wisdom lies in this that when they are beset with a desire, they should get rid of is; resign themselves to disappointment and ascetic mortification; and, renouncing their wish, put up with disappointment. “Unless you are disappointed, you cannot attain your wishes.”

    “Therefore, attachment to God, Who is eternal, is necessary. If God grants eye, it will see that all paths lead to Him, and in whatever direction in both the worlds it turns, it sees nothing but Him. Acquire an eye and religious life; because if you look closely, every particle of this earth is a Jamsheds’ Cup.

    “I have no more to pen but the desire for personal meeting.”

    “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    “One, who knows the truths of knowledge of God and the lover of the Lord of the universe, Khwaja Qutubuddin of Delhi, may God take pity on you.

    “Know that the wisest of the men are the dervishes who have taken to religious life and disappointment; because in every wish is implied disappointment and in every disappointment a wish. On the contrary, the senseless regard health as trouble and vice versa. Therefore, the wisdom lies in this that when they are beset with a desire, they should get rid of is; resign themselves to disappointment and ascetic mortification; and, renouncing their wish, put up with disappointment. “Unless you are disappointed, you cannot attain your wishes.”

    “Therefore, attachment to God, Who is eternal, is necessary. If God grants eye, it will see that all paths lead to Him, and in whatever direction in both the worlds it turns, it sees nothing but Him. Acquire an eye and religious life; because if you look closely, every particle of this earth is a Jamsheds’ Cup.

    “I have no more to pen but the desire for personal meeting.”

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