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Sheikh Burhanuddin  is a mystic and spiritual teacher of German origin.

When he was joung the desire of his heart led him to Maulana Sheikh Nazim

Adil al-Haqqani Rabbani, the current Grand Master and th world guide of the

Naqshbandi Sufi Order. He initiated and educated him to the traditional way of t

he dervishes mainly in Cyprus, where Maulana resides, and during numberless

journeys around the world.

Upon request of Maulana and in line with an old Sufi custom, Sheikh Burhanuddin

for nearly three decades teaches travelling with tireless passion, sweetness and humor,

through cities, nations and continents. He loves to sit with with the searcher of truth,

with the hearts in love of any backrounds and beliefs.

Sheikh Burhanuddin is also a musician and a composer,


Sheikh Burhanuddin Herrmann è un mistico e maestro spirituale di origini tedesche.

Quando era molto giovane, il desiderio del suo cuore di trovare un maestro lo condusse

a Maulana Sheikh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, l’attuale Gran Maestro e guida mondiale

dell’ordine Sufi Naqshbandi .

E stato lui ad oiniziarlo e educarlo alla via tradizionale dei dervisci, principalmente a

Cipro , dove risiede Sheikh Nazim , e durante innumerevoli viaggi in giro per il mondo.

Su richiesta dello stesso Maulana e in linea con un antico costume Sufi,

Sheikh Burhanuddin da quasi tre decenni insegna viaggiando con instancabile passione,

dolcezza e humour, attraverso città , nazioni e continenti.  Egli ma sedersi con con

i cercatori di verità , con i cuori innamorati di ogni provenienza e credo.

Sheikh Burhanuddin è anche un musicista e compositore.



Die before you die


Detachment from the fruits of one’s actions is not unrelated to the Chinese doctrine ofwu-wei,

that is, to act without acting. Our ordinary actions plunge our souls into the cosmic chain of

actions and reactions, or the chain of karma, as the Hindus would say.

But that is because of our attachment to the fruits of our actions and the loss of the

contemplative spirit, which reduces the soul to a substance that identifies itself solely with

acts rather than with being, with preference for action over contemplation.


But to act without acting requires also that one die before dying, as asserted in the famous

Prophetic tradition, ‘Die before you die.’  It means to detach our will from our passions

and impetus toward external actions and surrender it to God. The sage acts without

acting like a lamp that illuminates its surroundings by simply existing.


The sage contemplates and lives in the dimension of inwardness and by virtue of that

interiority has a sympatheia with the inner reality of beings and then acts upon them

in the deepest sense without external action. The sage demonstrates in his or her

reality the precedence of being over all external accidents and the priority of

contemplation over action.


But the sage nevertheless does act, and his or her acts are selfless, detached,

and based upon sincerity, goodness, compassion, and truthfulness.

The Garden of Truth, Seyyed Hossein Nasr








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