TRY TO HANG ON
Ivy O. Duce
That afternoon Baba called the Sufi group together. He then
reiterated how we must hang on to his daaman and how difficult
it would be. He illustrated:
If six cobras came into this room suddenly from out there,
would you just sit still here with me? No, you would be flying
out the doors and windows as fast as you could in sheer panic.
You would forget all about Baba. Peter denied me when I was
The dark cloud of which I have been talking is very, very
near. It will happen suddenly, from an unexpected angle, just
like I have mentioned the sudden onrush of the cobras you will
not expect it from such an angle, and you will feel justified in
leaving me. Each will be tried by his psychological weakness, but
try to hang on.
HOW A MASTER WORKS, pp. 307-308
1975 © Sufism Reoriented, Inc.