The Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Stepping-Stones to Self-Knowledge
      • The Vortex of Creation
      • The One Self
      • The Many Profiles but One Face of Humanity
      • The Challenge of Opposites
      • Attraction and Repulsion
      • Pleasure and Pain
      • Change and Non-Change
      • The Quest for Freedom
      • Freedom of No Choice
      • The Need for Security
      • Basic Needs
      • The Hierarchy of Fulfillment
      • The Drive to Achieve and Succeed
      • The Roots of Greed
      • Peace
      • Health and its Hierarchy
      • Man, the Unified Being
      • For the Love of Life
      • The Urge for Creativity
      • The Drive for Knowledge
      • Two Types of Knowledge
      • Society, Culture, and Character
      • Travel
      • Language
      • Religions
      • The Intended Destiny
      • Law and justice
      • Morality, Virtue and Divine Law
    • Chapter 2: The Nature and Spectrum of the Self
      • Definition
      • Classifications of the Self
        • The Three Levels of Being
        • The Three Stations
        • The Three Creations
        • The Three Worlds
        • The Three Worlds of Pictures
      • Classification of the Self According to Avicenna
        • The Vegetal Self
        • The Animal Self
        • The Rational Self
        • Further Comments on the Rational Self
      • Abodes of the Self
      • The Senses and the Self
        • The Five Outer Senses
        • The Five Inner Senses
      • The Relationship of the Senses to the Self
      • The Relationship of the Body and the Self
      • The Spirit and the Self
      • The Heart and the Self
        • The Heart as a Battlefield
      • The Intellect and the Self
      • Summary of the Self to the Spirit, Heart and Intellect
    • Chapter 3: The Journey of the Self
      • Phase One: The World of Absolute Unitive Reality
      • Phase Two: The World of Inner Dependence
      • Phase Three: The World of Outer Dependence
        • The Seven Factors of Influence on the Self
      • Phase Four: The World of Interdependence
        • The Holographic Paradigm
        • The Chart of Opposites: Grid of Eight
        • Varieties of Love
        • Male/Female Relationships
      • Towards Phase Five of Inner Reliance
        • The Earth and the World
        • Doing Without (zuhd)
        • Reflection and Retreat
        • Right Companionship
        • Relationship with Others
        • Models of Wayfaring
          • The Seven Stations of the Self
          • Levels of Certainty
          • The Four Unveilings
          • The First Unveiling: From Creation to the Creator
          • The Second Unveiling: With the Creator by the Courtesy of the Creator
          • The Third Unveiling: From the Creator to Creation by the Permission of the Creator
          • The Fourth Unveiling: With Creation by the Authority of the Creator
      • Phase Five: The World of Inner Reliance
        • The Beautiful Names of God
        • Who is the Realized Being?
        • Towards the Non-time Zone
        • The Next Consciousness
        • The Descent and Ascent of the Self according to the Qur’an
        • The Return of the Soul
        • The Agony and the Reward of the Grave
        • The Interspace between this World and the Next
        • The Nature of the Soul in the Next Consciousness
        • The Day of Reckoning
        • The Return, or the Next Creation (Consciousness)
    • Chapter 4: Treatment, Cure and Fulfillment
      • The Virtues and the Self
      • The Virtues and the Self according to al-Miskawayh
        • The Bestial Self
        • The Predatory Self
        • The Rational Self
        • The Combined Virtues
        • The Tree of Virtues
        • Further Comments on Virtues
        • Further Comments on Justice
      • The Treatment and Cure of the Self
      • The Three Major Sources of the Conditions of the Self
      • Conditions of the Power of Attraction
      • The Conditions of the Power of Repulsion
        • Anger
        • Cowardice
        • Fear
        • Fear of Death
        • Treatment of the Fear of Death
        • Fear of Punishment after Death
        • Further Treatment of the Fear of Death
      • Conditions of the Faculty of Discrimination
      • Other Conditions of the Self
        • Grief
        • The Nature of Grief
        • Treatment of Grief
        • Further Comments on Grief
        • Sadness
        • Misery and Sorrow
        • Treatment of Misery and Sorrow
        • Conditions of the Heart
        • Treatment of the Conditions of the Heart
        • Safeguarding the Health of the Self
    • Chapter 5: The Unified Self
      • Birth and Early Growth
        • The Star at the Center
      • Learning, Experiencing and Awareness
        • Outer and Inner Power
        • Biting the Hand that Feeds
        • Putting our Best Foot Forward
        • Pleasing Others
        • Dressing for the Occasion
        • Unitive Body
        • Stilling the Mind
        • Physical and Spiritual Unification
        • Inner Freedom and Outer Attachment
        • Curious Distractions
        • Seeking the Supernatural
        • Love of the Old and the New
        • The Meaning of the Family Tree
        • Do Not Take the World for Granted
        • The Forty Days’ Union
        • Sleep and Death
        • The Only Certainty
      • Awakening and Spiritual Maturity
        • Ending at the Beginning
        • Love of Nature
      • The Journey in Life

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