On Satan or Devil

“The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you. Everything that you see around, including the things that you might not be fond of and even the people you despise or abhor, is present within you in varying degrees. Therefore, do not look for Satan or devil outside yourself either. The devil is not an extraordinary force that attacks from without. It is an ordinary voice within. If you set to know yourself fully, facing with honesty and hardness.”

 

Shams Tabrizi (Poet Rumi’s spiritual teacher from 13th century)

 

Photo: Talavera Siesta Man – hand painted Mexican ceramic decor (Google Image)