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What is Our True Task?

What is Our True Task?

Sufism is the mystical wisdom tradition within Islam. There is an ancient Sufi saying that answers the question “What is our true task?“ directly and powerfully. If you have ever wondered what our deep purpose as a human on this planet might be, you will want to read this, and perhaps even share it with your friends.

Read the Sufi answer to the question, “What is my true task?” here:

Be a blazing fire of truth,
be a beauteous blossom of love,
and be a soothing balm of peace.

Whatever our mission in life, this is our real task: to spread truth, love, and peace. Our world is in desperate need of peace on this age of division and violence. Each one of us has the capacity to live truth, love, and peace heroically, spreading their influence around the world.

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Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Wayne Teasdale. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004).

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10:55AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:33PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

thank you for this article :)

9:48AM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Need you sign

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7:30PM PST on Dec 19, 2010

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."- Rumi.

8:15PM PST on Nov 24, 2010


1:16AM PST on Nov 17, 2010

Thanks for the info.

4:25AM PST on Nov 14, 2010

give and dint expect anything in return dounds simplistic but it works,

4:27AM PDT on Oct 20, 2010

I have read many Sufi writings, but I have never read this one. It is lovely. Peace, love, and truth. What simple, wondrous qualities. What necessities in life. Almost as vital as the very air we breathe. Thanks for this lovely piece.

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