top of page

The Commanding Self

Idries Shah

Top 10 Best Quotes

“One day we will all wear a garment which has no pockets...”

“The impatient man is his own enemy; he slams the door on his own progress.”

“That which is given free is never knowledge. It may be information....but knowledge does not come in that manner.”

“The major barrier to understanding is wishful thinking and following that which pleases one.”

“With enough information, it is almost impossible "not" to predict people's action.”

“Trying to force something is the best way to stop it happening.”

“The main problem is that most commentators are accustomed to thinking of spiritual schools as 'systems', which are more or less alike, and which depend upon dogma and ritual: and especially upon repetition and the application of continual and standardised pressures upon their followers. The Sufi way, except in degenerate forms which are not to be classified as Sufic, is entirely different from this.”

“People generally deal with situations by means of assumptions.”

“What you have to learn is how to find the unworldly in everything.”

“Trying to force something is the best way to stop it from happening.”

Except where otherwise noted, all rights reserved to the author(s) of this book (mentioned above). The content of this page serves as promotional material only. If you enjoyed these quotes, you can support the author(s) by acquiring the full book from Amazon.

Book Keywords:

perception, knowledge, death, sufis, sufism, wisdom, nafs, evolution, information, sufi, ego, patience, knowledgesdom, assumptions, conditioning, psychology, proverb, mind

bottom of page