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