about sufism reoriented
The stream of sufism throughout the ages is especially associated with the figure of the World Teacher, known in different traditions as the Avatar, the Buddha, the Christ, the Prophet, the Ancient One, who renews the divine message in every age. Sufis are drawn irresistibly by the flame of the World Teacher and surrender their lives in service to him. They dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to living his principles, the eternal principles of love for God and service to His world, freshly expressed in every epoch by his divine example.
There were sufis who followed Abraham, Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, under different names and forms, always adapting to the new message of the time with the understanding that all these faith streams flow from the One Source. It is sometimes said that sufism is an offshoot of Islam. But sufism is no more a property of Islam than it is of any spiritual stream on Earth. It is associated with all of them, and, though inwardly ever the same, is always changing outwardly with the times.This ancient stream of sufism has been renewed for our age by the contemporary World Teacher, Meher Baba. He has reoriented it to flow in a new direction according to the principles of the new spiritual age now dawning. Rather than living these principles in monasteries, deserts, and mountains removed from life, Meher Baba charged his Sufis to live them in daily life in America, anchor them in the Western world, and pattern a new mode of life for the coming New Humanity.
Members of Sufism Reoriented come from all walks of life and are active in the broader life of their neighborhoods and communities.
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