Sufi – From My Perspective
Sufi is a traveler – on his voyage of truth and reality, he collects multitudes of emotions, earns lot of experiences, feelings and come to know the realities. Sufi travels within the realms of his own heart and explores his inner. He starts as a seeker with desire to learn the secrets and divine knowledge of Allah. He prefers to walk on the same trodden path that is considered the most difficult and dangerous. Recognizing the truth makes him calm, complete and fulfilled.
Any man can become a Sufi or a seeker of truth and follow true path. There can be many ways and diverse means to find the reality. According to Muslim believers, Holy Quran and Sunah are the most authentic resources. In order to follow the path of Wali Allah and Muslim saints, the person or seeker has to find him a good teacher and guide. Somebody who has seen the vicissitudes – Somebody who knows the risks and dangers – Somebody who himself was a seeker and crossed all these stages.
Sufi is that person who gave up his sweet will and worldly desires. He finds true happiness in having no desire. The only desire of a Sufi is to have no desire at all. Truth seekers need not to have any formal degree or any strict criteria. There is no bondage of gender or age. It is truly a blessing that can be on any man, woman or child in any country, in any kind of mental state and physical condition.
Once the journey of a truth seeker begins, he or she can choose from the many Sufi orders or Silsila. It is also in his destiny to go for the preselected school of thought. Spirituality is universal and present in every religion and origin. It is the message by Allah to the heart that seeks and wants to learn. It is all about love, peace, serenity, unity, beauty and consciousness. To reach this stage where the journey begins there are involved immense sacrifices of one’s own EGO and self-centered beliefs.
“Seeking the perishable goods of the worldly life. There are much more profits and booties with Allah” (Surah An-Nisa 4:94)