Observations by Idries Shah

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A pithy pocket book of wise aphorisms, thoughts, and meditation themes about human nature and the modern world.

Idries Shah’s Observations are a randomised collection of the author’s penetrating viewpoints and perceptions influenced by the Sufi tradition of which he was part.

According to the Sufis, human faculties, although perceptive, are limited – much like a radio set, which can receive only certain electromagnetic waves. Through familiarisation with concepts, patterns of thought, and ideas that form part of Sufi contemporary literature, one can learn to penetrate beyond these limitations.

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.