on meditation with Sheikh Burhanuddin
Sheikh Burhanuddin is a mystic and spiritual teacher of German origin.
When he was young the desire of his heart led him to Maulana Sheikh
Nazim Adil al-Haqqani Rabbani, the current Grand Master and the world
guide of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order. He initiated and educated him
to the traditional way of the 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 backgrounds and beliefs.
What does it all lead to?
When the mental energy of an individual is thus centered upon discovering the goal of life,
he uses the power of desperateness creatively.
He can no longer be content with fleeting things of his life, and he is thoroughly skeptical
about ordinary values he had so far adapted without doubt.
His only desire is to find the Truth at any cost, and he does not rest satisfied with anything
short of th Truth. Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it
gives rise to the aspiration for God-realization.
In the moment of divine desperateness, when everything seems to give way, the person
decides to take any risk to ascertain what of significance to his life lies behind the veil.
The essence of God is love and the Sufi path is a path of love. It is very difficult to describe
love in words. It is like trying to describe honey to someone who has never tasted or even
seen honey, who doesn’t know what honey is.
Love is to see what is good and beautiful in everything. It is to learn from
everything, to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything,
to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything. It is to be
thankful for all God’s bounties.
This is the first step on the road to the love of God. This is just a seed of love. In time,
the seed will grow and become a tree and bear fruit. Then, whoever tastes of that fruit
will know what real love is. It will be difficult for those who have tasted to tell of it to
those who did not. Love is a special pleasurable pain. Whoever has this in their heart
will know the secret.
They will see that everything is Truth, and that everything leads to Truth.
There is nothing but Truth. In the realization of that they will be overcome.
They will sink into the sea of Truth.
Whatever you taste of love, in whatever manner, in whatever degree — it is a tiny part of
Divine Love. Love between men and women is also a part of that Divine Love.
But sometimes the beloved becomes a curtain between love and realization of true love.
One day that curtain will lift and then the real Beloved, the real goal will
appear in all Divine glory. What is important is to have this feeling of love
in your heart in whatever form and shape. It is also important that you
be loved. It is easier to love than to be the beloved.
If you have been in love you will certainly reach the Beloved one day. The gifts of God
often come to you from the hands of other human beings, through God’s servants.
And so, Divine love also expresses itself between human beings.
The Sheikhs are the pourers of the wine and the dervish is the glass. Love
is the wine. By the hand of the wine pourer, the glass — the dervish —
is filled. This is the short way. Love could be offered to one by other hands.
This is the short way.
To accomplish this you will find here teachers providing students with
spiritual tools based on principles of the Sufi tradition, that students
can then apply as they fit to make better decisions that not only benefit
themselves but at the same time help make the world better.