The best thing for the servant who desires to be near his Lord is to possess nothing in this world or the next other than Him. I have not served God from fear of hell, for I should be like a wretched hireling if I did it from fear; nor from love of Paradise, for I should be a bad servant if I served for the sake of what was given—but I have served Him only for the love of Him and out of desire for Him.

-Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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