this world is a place of preparation


This world is

a place of preparation where

one is given many lessons and passes

many tests. Choose less over more in it.

Be satisfied with what you have, even

if it is less than what others

have. In fact, prefer to

have less.


This world is

not bad — on the contrary,

it is the field of the hereafter.

What you plant here, you will reap

there. This world is the way to

eternal bliss and so is good —

worthy to be cherished

and to be praised.


Ibn ‘Arabi