Observations by Idries Shah

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According to the Sufis, human faculties, although perceptive, are limited – much like a radio set, which can receive only certain electromagnetic waves. The inability to transcend the barrier of limited senses explains human subjectivity.

The Sufis assert that through familiarisation with concepts, patterns of thought, and ideas that form part of their contemporary literature, one can learn to penetrate beyond this apparent reality. In this book, the reader will experience the unique quality of this material. Shah’s Observations is a fine example of the lucidity and humour prevalent throughout his more than thirty published works. Each observation is a gem of wisdom that can be returned to again and again for more insight.