The Guide Showed Me The Way – Sultan Bahu

Wake up or don’t, mystic, you’ll be awakened by need in the end.

The heart doesn’t awaken by closing one’s eyes, but only when one finds the meaning.

When I truly grasped this point, then did I declare it openly:

I was going along mindlessly, Bahu, then the Guide showed me the way.

— Hazrat Sultan BaHU, Sufi Master, "Death Before Dying — The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu," Jamal J. Elias, University of California Press, Berkeley