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Yes,107 there is a wine the mystic drinks and that wine is ecstasy, a wine so powerful that the presence of the mystic becomes like108 wine for everyone who comes in his presence—109the wine of the real sacrament. 110 One may111 ask: 112Where does it come from, what is it made of? Call it power or life113 which comes through the mystic, through spheres every man is attached to. The mystic by his attachment to this sphere114 drinks the wine which is the sustenance of human souls115. That wine is ecstasy116.

Without understanding he is like a jolly-boat on the sea which cannot go on through the storm. By understanding a mystic learns. He learns tact; he is tactful under all circumstances. And his tact is like a ship with a heavy load, which the wind cannot move and which stands still in the midst of the storm on the sea. The nature of life is such that it easily excites the mind and makes man unhappy in a moment’s time. It makes man so confused that he does not know where to take the next step. Contrary to this, the mystic stands still and inquires of life its secret, and from every experience, every failure or success, the mystic learns a lesson.

A highly edited form of this lecture appeared in The Sufi Message series, vol. 10 (London, 1964), The Path of Initiation, Sufi Mysticism, as part of chapter iv, “The Nature and Work of a Mystic”, not included in the notes. Notes: 1. : “bis” typed; date added later in pencil, “15/16 Jan. 1924", with “15/” later erased 2. : this is the Sufi Invocation, which appears at the beginning of many stencils from Hq. (see List) 3. ” added as a title 4. : “I would like to speak of ” omitted 5. : “which” omitted 6.

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