Sheik Mauji - The Durud
Type of Spiritual Experience
The quote is that of an anonymous dervish and is found in Sheik Mauji's book The Durud.
A description of the experience
Sheik Mauji [of the Azamia Sufis] in the Durud [Recitals]
There is a certain sensation which is true fervour and which is associated with love. This stems from ancient origins, and is necessary to mankind. Signs of it remain in circles other than those of the Sufis, but now only in symbolic form - as they have the Cross but we have Jesus.
The Seeker must remember that there are similitudes of feeling which are illusory and which are like madness, but not the madness which the Sufi means when he talks of madness, …. It is from this source, the origin of what we call a wine, from a grape, from a vine, the product of splitting and spreading, that comes the true illumination.
After a period of abstinence from wine or bread, the detachment from attachment, this force which is a form of Opening comes about.
This is the nutrient which is not a food in any sense of being a known physical thing.