12 March 2010


Darwin Shaw, in his book As Only God Can Love: “This reminds me of Hafiz, who said, ‘To be with a Perfect Master for one moment’s time is equal to a hundred years of sincere prayer with all one’s heart and soul.’”

Mani S. Irani, in
82 Family Letters, attributes this quote to Kabir: "One moment with the Master is better than one hundred years of sincere piety."

Bal Natu writes in
Glimpses of the God-Man, Meher Baba: "Jalaluddin Rumi, a matchless poet and Master, wrote, 'One moment in the presence of a Perfect Master is equivalent to a hundred years of sincere penance and prayer.'"

Meher Baba: “The Perfect Master Jalaluddin Rumi says that one moment passed in the company of a saint is infinitely better than a hundred years of sincere prayers and penance. Remember, he refers only to saints — the least you can say about a Perfect Master is that he is a maker of saints!” —
The Awakener Magazine, vol. 3, no. 2, p. 18

1 comment:

Talat Halman said...

I'm sure that Kabir, and Hafiz, and Rumi would have all agreed on this point and each of them lived it. But, as to who may have originally said it, this eludes me. These poetic masters sometimes echo each other -- both consciously or unconsciously.

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