Mian Mir

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He who becomes oblivious of God for a moment, is as good as infidel although impliedly.
He who becomes oblivious of God for a moment, is as good as infidel although impliedly.
Quest for the Truth is not any easy job. Unless you become single in His quest you won't be able to find Him.
Two guests cannot be accommodated in one house (heart).
When Sufi becomes perfect and his heart purified of evil thoughts, nothing can harm him; he is king himself and all the worldly kings are subjugated to him.

Mian Mir Muhammad, also known as Baba Sain Mir Muhammad Sahib or popularly known as Mian Mir or Miyan Mir, (c. 1550 – 22 August 1635) was a famous Sufi Muslim saint who resided in Lahore. He was a direct descendant of second Caliph Umar. He belonged to the Qadiri order of Sufism. He is famous for being a spiritual instructor of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Quotes[edit]

The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004)[edit]

  • Quest for the Truth is not any easy job. Unless you become single in His quest you won't be able to find Him.
    • p. 200
  • Do you know what is the first prerequisite of the mystic way? It is the abdication of both the worlds with one stroke of toe.
    • p. 200
  • Perfect Sufi is that in whose eye stone and ruby are alike. He who is with God Most High, is never indigent.
    • p. 200
  • When a Sufi becomes perfect and his heart cleansed of evil thought, nothing can send him harm.
    • p. 201
  • He who becomes oblivious of God for a moment, is as good as infidel although impliedly.
    • p. 201
  • Adherence to Shariah causes attainment to mystic way. When in the mystic way, all the evil traits, carnality and sensual passions are cleansed, it causes one consciousness of the Truth. And do you know that is the Truth? To make one's being vigilant and dispel all 'other' from [[heart] expect God.
    • p. 201
  • Two guests cannot be accommodated in one house (heart).
    • p. 201
  • If one has deserted the world, but one thought still inclines to worldliness, he is not considered as free man nor an ascetic; his inner defilement still survives.
    • p. 201
  • Detachment from the world (tajrid) and seclusion (tafrid) are indispensable. He who becomes perfect in tajrid (detachment from the world) achieves his goal soon.
    • p. 201
  • Don't take anyone a person holding spiritual power of control (Karamat) unless he is put to test hundred times.
    • p. 201
  • If the world is replete with blood and wealth, still man of God would not eat anything except licit thing.
    • p. 201
  • Death of Auliya Allah, in true sense is the death of their lower-self. When it is annihilated, he gets eternal life.
    • p. 201
  • Spiritual power of Auliya Allah in worldly life and in the hereafter is alike. Rather after death it is more intensified because in worldly life, corporal being and states are impediments which after death are eliminated. It is like a sword without dheath which is more effective in action.
    • p. 201
  • Sufi, in the state of ecstasy, is annihilated of his own being and subsists in the Absolute Being. It can be surely said, that in this state of condition, if a grain falls or less then this, he becomes aware of it.
    • p. 201
  • When Sufi becomes perfect and his heart purified of evil thoughts, nothing can harm him; he is king himself and all the worldly kings are subjugated to him.
    • p. 201
  • Garments donned should be such, that no one could recognise that you are traveller of Sufi path. Mian Mir would always condemn patched frock-the conventional garments of Sufis.
    • p. 201
  • Sufi is that who is "naught". If still 'be' he must not 'be'.
    • p. 201

Quotes about[edit]

  • The spiritual practice of Hazrat Mian Mir is highly difficult to follo without complete detachment and isolation. But we have made it easy for our disciples by our own severs asceticism and austerities. Now there is peace, expansion and blissful time in our practice for the wayfarers.
    • Shah Badakhshi, quoted in The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, p. 203
  • Hazrat Mian Mir is the secret of the domain of gnosis
    The dust of his threshold is a thing of envy for elixir
    Intellect has written date of his demise
    Mian Mir has gone to Heaven in 1045 A.H
    • Mentioned on mausoleum of Mian Mir, also quoted on p. 202

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