Droplets of Wisdom from the Heart, The Broken Jug Series vol.13
Journey to Noble Ideals is a compilation of speeches Gulen delivered in Pennsylvania, USA, between 2012 and 2013. The book provides guidelines to build our individual ladders to self-discovery. In Gulen’s prescription, climbing this ladder requires “lifelong contentedness,” “a spirit of chivalry,” “becoming soil to grow roses,” “balance and moderation,” “being self-critical,” “not to be dizzy with worldly pleasures,” and “sincerity of intention.” Nourished from a millennium-old accumulation of knowledge and tradition, Gulen speaks of preserving one’s “chastity of thoughts” but not lagging behind, and instead soaring across the “horizons of spiritual knowledge.” For Gulen, a healthy society is built on a “happy marriage,” observing the “rights of neighbors,” “sound reason,” “retreats to read,” and “asking for forgiveness.” Above all, his faith rests on a firm belief that “God is sufficient” for all.
This work will be a source of inspiration for all the travelers journeying to noble ideals.