The Alphabet of Dervishes
To know yourself to be a Pir.
To sow everywhere science.
To water with the water of good taste.
To thresh on the floor of abstinence.
To walk with a decent air.
To do service.
To be aired with the wind of desire.
To measure with the measure of life.
To grind on the mill of love.
To bake in the oven of patience.
from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook
Copyright © 1999, 2000 by Kathleen Seidel
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