CRITERIA OR THE LIGHTS OF THE WAY

CRITERIA OR THE LIGHTS OF THE WAY is a compilation of some of the wise sayings of Fethullah Gülen, each of which is a criterion or pearl of wisdom by which we may seek and find our way in today’s world, or a light illuminating our way, to live as a responsible, devoted believer. It contains golden rules for the journeying through life.

Those who attempt to reform the world must first reform themselves. In order to be followed by others in the way to a better world, they must purify their inner worlds of hatred, rancor, and jealousy and adorn their outer worlds with all kinds of virtues. The utterances of those who are far removed from self-control and self-discipline, who have failed to refine their feelings, may seem attractive and insightful at first, but they will not be able to inspire others - or, if indeed they do, the sentiments they arouse will soon die away

Goodness, beauty, truthfulness and being virtuous lie in the essence of the world. Whatever happens, the world will one day find this essence and no one will be able to prevent that happening.