Question: You want to do a lot, you want to do more but then all of a sudden you are ask to do something and all of a sudden you start to feel inhibited, you start to feel like you don’t want to do it. What should you do?
Who do you take your direction from?
Murid answers: Your Sheykh.
Good. Then stick to your Sheykh. If your Sheykh is giving you contradictory directions, that means that you can carry and work out that contradictions. Because life is not that simple too. And sometimes, they can explain everything, sometimes it takes too long. And sometimes, even with that explanation, people are stubborn and they are idiots, they are not going to understand nothing. So you have a Sheykh, take direction from one. Not two, three, four. You understand? It is the old way of doing things. I’m not saying to anyone of you, you are force, you have to do this. No. This is my suggestions to you, because this is the way. If you say, ‘I don’t want to consult with you.’ Don’t consult with me. It’s okay, I’m not going to lose anything, you are the one who is going to lose but you are going to realize that, I’m not going to gain anything. I’m not asking nothing from you.
So, clarity is important. Clarity is important. To take directions from the ones who can give you the direction, is important. It’s not to take direction from everyone. Then it’s going to get all mixed up. And not everyone is going to give you the direction. Not everyone is going to give you good direction. Not everyone has good intentions, whether they know it or they don’t know it. You understand? So Insya’Allah, be clear with that. If it’s still easy for you to directly consult, then consult. Wa minAllahu Taufiq, Al-Fatiha.
Sheykh Lokman Efendi Hz
Khalifah of SahibulSaif Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs),
OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
3 Rejab 1438
March 31, 2017