Tawazu’ in Sufic terms
means something more than hospitality.
It is laying before one’s friend willingly what one has,
in other words sharing with one’s friend all the
good one has in life, and with it,
enjoying life better.
When this tendency
to tawazu’ is developed, things that
give one joy and pleasure become more enjoyable by
sharing with another. This tendency comes from the aristocracy
of the heart. It is generosity and even more than generosity. For the
limit of generosity is to see another pleased in his pleasure,
but to share one’s own pleasure with another is greater
than generosity. It is a quality which is foreign
to a selfish person, and the one who
shows this quality is on the
path of saintliness.