' This is the short way '...

"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."

-Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al Helveti al Jerrahi
Love is the Wine: Tales of a Sufi Master in America
Threshold Society

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