A common lapse in our efforts for cleansing our inner self is of stating the achievements and ignoring the ailments. We focus on preferable (Agreement, bayt) but ignore the mandatory (self-correction). Sometimes this leads to the drawing of a curtain (hijab) between the Shaikh and the Seeker. Sometimes it leads to the great curtain (hijab-e-akbar). This happens in case of people who have either pride (kibr) or self-praise (ujb). Shah Mohammed Ahmed Pratapgarhi (RA) used to say that annihilate your ego.
(Sitting (majlis) on Saturday, August 28, 2010)