THE MASTERS OF WISDOM OF CENTRAL ASIA (“Systematics” Volume 6, No. 4 March 1969)


Translated, condensed and adapted and with additional material by J. G. Bennett,
from “Hacegan Hanedani”, by H. L. Shushud, Istanbul 1958.
Originally published in “Systematics”Volume 6, No. 4 March 1969



Abdulhalik Gudjduvani in eight succinct rules, which we give with an attempt at interpretation.

  1. Hush der dem. Be present at every breath. Do not let your attention wander for the duration of a single breath. Remember yourself always and in all situations.
  2. Nazar ber kadem. Keep your intention before you at every step you take. You wish for freedom and you must never forget it.
  3. Safar der vatan. Your journey is towards your homeland, remember that you are traveling from the world of appearances to the World of Reality.
  4. Halvat der endjuman. In all your outward activity remain in-wardly free. Learn not to identify yourself with anything whatsoever.
  5. Yad gerd. Remember your Friend, i.e. God. Let the prayer (zikr) of your tongue be the prayer of your heart (q’alb).
  6. Baz gasht. Return to God. No aim but to attain Reality.
  7. Nigah dasht. Struggle with all alien thoughts. Keep your mind on what you are doing whether outwardly or inwardly.
  8. Yad dasht. Be constantly aware of the quality of the Divine Presence. Become used to recognizing the Presence of God in your heart.


    Hasan Shushud
    Hasan Shushud

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