by Mahomed Nezhmee
THE Greatest harm done to humankind is because of ignorance, stupidity. The evils that result from this are altogether worse than the vicious malice of for example a Hitler or a Stalin. When you take into account the fact that Sufis only need to be present in a certain statistical leavening to “buffer” the most appalling effects of this same ignorance, the power of the Sufi-presence should begin to become more clear. When you add to that the fact that of necessity not a few Sufis need to be distributed among the lower ranks of societies, it should be obvious that most leaders and “great men” and so on are not Sufis. The really remarkable thing is that for example so few American Presidents in our history have been complete hamheads. Only think how awful the human story should have been overall were it not for the activities in all epochs of the wise!
[Emmett R Smith
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[2 August 2006]