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Basic Considerations – Idries Shah

A remarkably small number of suppositions about higher, inner, deeper, knowledge of man (and about the people engaged in transmitting it) underlie the errors into which most would-be students, disciples, followers and seekers are inevitably led.
The result of accepting these suppositions is always the same: the production of obsessed (‘conditioned’) people – sometimes called ‘believers’ – and the production of a restless state in people when things do not seem to measure up to their expectations.
A close study of these pitfalls is essential to anyone who wants real knowledge, let alone real fulfilment, tranquillity, real attainment. Continue reading


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