The Shaykh's Talk
You cannot find peace outside. It is within your heart, so search within. The heart is always filled with peace, love and bliss. It is the basis of all the sacred qualities, such as compassion, love, tolerance etc.
All that emanates from your heart is sacred. It is attachment to the body that is the cause of all the evil qualities, such as desire, anger, greed, pride, and jealousy.
People undertake many spiritual practices in an attempt to sanctify their lives but, without purity of heart, these will be of no avail.
First purify your heart. Do not give any scope for wicked feelings such as desire, anger and greed.
In the spiritual path, these three are the worst enemies.
Even the slimy slush of the gutter has the opportunity of turning into pure water again.
For, when the sun shines, it can rise as water vapor into the clouds and regain its pristine nature.
To cleanse the mind, prayer is the water and repetition is the soap.
Al Qur'an 53:32
"They avoid gross sins and transgressions,
except for minor offenses. Your Lord's forgiveness is immense.
He has been fully aware of you since He initiated you from the earth,
and while you were embryos in your mothers' bellies.
Therefore, do not exalt yourselves; He is fully aware of the righteous".