Bayazid Bastami Quotes (3 quotes)
Quoted in James Fadiman and Robert Frager, eds., Essential Sufism (Castle Books, 1998, ISBN 0-7858-0906-6), p. 37.
“A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.”
Interview published in March 2006 by Political Affairs
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”
Originally said by Jesse T. Carr (born in 1926, was head of Teamsters Union Local 959, Anchorage). Quoted in: Newsweek 27 Sept. 1976
“Myth. Rape is a manifestation of male political and economic power. Fact. Any given black man is three times as likely to be reported a rapist as a white man. Do blacks suddenly have more political and economic power? Maybe rape does not derive from power, but rather from powerlessness.”
The Myth of Male Power (Warren Farrell, Simon and Schuster, 1st Ed., 1993; 2nd Ed., Berkely, 2000)
Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
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Bio: Bayazid Bastami, also known as Abu Yazid Bistami or Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami, was a Persian Sufi born in Bastam, Iran.