shaykh ebrahim schuitema


We are men of a company, we boys of ’60 and ’70, we who fought the war that wasn’t. At times I get dispatches of peers from the wind, or the path that I have cut opens to clearing where I find one or two reminiscing and we talk about the men we have known...
I've heard a number of shuyukh say when a faqir, when a person on the Path has trouble, then he knows that he's basically on firm ground. It is when things start going well that the faqir gets worried because then he knows that sooner or later the difficulty is about to hit him.
As human beings we have two modalities that we operate in. The one is the modality of witnessing, of observation, of seeing. The second is a modality of acting. These normally oscillate.