Irina Tweedie was a British women who went to live and study in northwest India with a Naqshbandi Sufi teacher. Her book “The Chasm of Fire, A Women’s. Irina Tweedie was born in Russia in , and educated in Vienna and Paris. Following World War II, she married an English naval officer, whose death in Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. $ Paperback. Books by Irina Tweedie. Showing 1 Result Books: Advanced Search.

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This I iirna is the modern way of Sufi stories. Following World War II, she married an English naval officer, whose death in led her on a spiritual quest.

But the Sufis, they really seem to be igina experts in this knowledge of the soul. We have a stream of thoughts, little voices inside of us. And that’s why when I thought that I didn’t get anywhere, I wanted even to commit suicide.

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That is really the function. There is a great mystical brotherhood, somewhere, watching us human beings. They are just elder brothers or sisters who did that before, and they are helping us. Well, I don’t know.

But if he was rather of a closed mind and not free, and full of dogmas, he would put them to death. It’s as if what we’re saying is that creativity comes from another realm, to us. And one of the very first things that he told you, as part of your training, was to keep this diary, day by day, of the experience. In ancient times the great Sufis were shoemakers, they were pot makers, they were tailors. Moments of great clarity, yes. If the king was also a free spirit, or the ruler, then he allowed them to help him.


It was a krina.

Did you at some point reach a phase where things have stabilized, where you began to enjoy the fruits? I reached, I think it was less than eight stones, and this is very, very little — I don’t know how much it is in pounds.

Please try your request again later. And the methods of your teacher, which would seem so unorthodox, I think, in Western circles — these were effective methods for you.

Later the unabridged book, Daughter of Fire: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Why do you think that we delude ourselves? There’s a purpose for it. Indeed, it became the book, Daughter of Fire: Don’t we all experience lots of doubts, if we’re faced with something absolutely unknown to us?

In your own training, in your book, you describe how your master would appear to you, I get the feeling, in your dreams. They are all teaching stories.

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We find that every dream has something special to tell to this particular person, and all of those who interpret it find sometimes glimpses of truth in it. Irina’a twedie with her teacher is unusual in its impersonal nature and its twfedie of intellectual content. And he said one day to us, “What you can understand with the mind is not a high state.

Well, you see, unfortunately we are made in such a way that we do not learn if we don’t suffer. And here I was alone, in a country which I didn’t know, really in the hands of a man who would, I knew, do anything, absolutely anything, for the sake of training. It is an energy which is, they say, contained within the base of the spine. So you contact the human being in a different space.


She became an active member of the Theosophical Society and eventually she travelled to India in Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He saved me from it, with very simple words. We’re pulled in this direction and in that direction — a little bit of spirituality Sunday mornings, and then we go to work, and then we have the family, and then we have our recreation.

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And not only the teacher does it, but your state of mind is like that. You see, love, like everything else in the world, has a positive and negative aspect.

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But it is the me, the I, which separates me from you — that is the only evil, say the Sufi. What you’re saying reminds me of a psychotherapeutic thought that I have, and that is that the role of the therapist — and I suppose the spiritual master is much the same — is to comfort the disturbed, but also to disturb the comfortable.

And also, I gather, then in dream interpretation one uses that same skill. We’re going to be discussing the Sufi tradition today. And it is in this moment that so-called illumination can come. You don’t need to pray in the temple or in a mosque. And one can get a short circuit when one gets mad. I wanted to commit suicide twice.