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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Goals of Religion

 Sufi Dervishes

The great religious geniuses all wanted two things:

1) to open the eyes of mankind as individuals to The Holy,
2) to open the eyes of mankind in groups to The Holy.

The first is successful to a certain degree. The second has been a failure, except for those small enclaves of monks and nuns, sufis, and scholars, who, by their devotions, maintain the existence of the world by their prayers.


Arsen Darnay said...

I salute this post and its message--and a great illustration, too!

Montag said...

Thank you, Arsen.

About four years ago, we went to see a group of dervishes in Ann Arbor and it was great.