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.
“We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered.”
―James Weldon Johnson
Lift Every Voice and Sing, st. 2
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody Knows (co-written with Sharon Robinson) - YouTube video - I'm Your Man (1988)
“All societies that have survived have survived based on their ability to prepare their sons to be disposable, in war and at work--and therefore as dads.”
The Myth of Male Power (Warren Farrell, Simon and Schuster, 1st Ed., 1993; 2nd Ed., Berkely, 2000)
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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.