This book describes the intimate relationship between a truly realized teacher, or true Sheikh, and his disciples. He explains the trust that one must have in a teacher, and the dedication to removing one’s flaws and cultivating the divine qualities exhibited by such a teacher.
A student who really wishes to progress must prepare his heart with faith, determination, and patience for whatever difficulties may come on this journey. This unique explanation reveals the extraordinary subtlety of this unique relationship.
“A true sheikh is one who shades and comforts the travelers crossing the desert of this world. If you have the longing and determination to go on this journey, if you are in the proper state and know what you are searching for, then no matter how hard it may become, the sheikh can ease the difficulties, sorrows, and the fatigue you experience.”
– M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen