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20 Quotes of Ibn Arabi: The Greatest Shaykh

Ibn Arabi is one of the greatest intellectuals in history. He was born in 1165 AD, and he lived until 1240 AD. He was a philosopher, mystic, theologian, astronomer, logician, and psychologist. His work has influenced numerous religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Ibn Arabi's work has been studied by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy. He has been described as one of the most original thinkers in history   Ibn Arabi wrote the Fusus al-Hikam or "Bezels of Wisdom" which is what inspired many people including Rumi to have a deep understanding of spirituality. He is often compared to such philosophers as Plato and Socrates for having laid out a theory of knowledge that relies on cognition rather than faith alone which helped shape the foundations of modern philosophical thought. Ibn Arabi recognized that there were three types of creativity: conceptual, empirical, and spiritual

How to Become a Master or Ustaad of Your Craft

If you are looking to be the best in anything, then you have to understand what mastery means.  Mastery is about the quality of being a master or ustaad at something.  Mastery is the process of mastering your skill or craft. When someone masters a skill, they are able to perform tasks with ease and fluency. It may be from music to sports, from coding to cooking. You can also refer to it as developing a high level of expertise in a subject area. However, mastery is not just about being at the top of your profession. It's about being able to think outside the box, take risks, and continuously improve yourself. Mastery is when you are so good at what you do that people start seeing you as an expert or guru or ustaad in your field of expertise.  Mastery is a process that takes years and is not easily achieved. It takes time and patience to get to the point that you can feel confident in your skills. However, this process will help you improve your work and your life in general if pursu

The Art of Business

Business and art are indivisible, for they both involve the act of making. The two are different in that a business must be profitable to survive but an artwork need not be valued by anyone besides the artist to exist.    A successful business is one that is able to make a profit (create value) while still offering products or services worth purchasing by its consumers.   Some people think that business is not an art because it does not possess the expressiveness of art. Business, in essence, is a system for making money.   But that is a very limited view of business. A business is not just a system for making money. Although it must figure out how to do that.    A business is a group of people inspired by an idea. Using raw materials and resources as inputs, they aim to create products and services that would delight their customers.    By bringing more art into business, leaders can bring the beauty and balance of art and creativity to the rational and strategic world of business.