THE INFLUENCES OF SHAME AND GUILT
The work of
identifying these pernicious and destructive
has fallen to the Sufi and the spiritual seekers of all religions, and,
of late, to the psychologist and healers of the West, the people of the
Quest for the Authentic Self. This is why the rise of spiritual
in the West is referred to as the Sunrise in the West. Because the
of the Authentic Self has been completely buried by many generations of
behavior modification and social control of children in the East, in
well-meaning attempt to "create" "good" Muslims.
The only people in recognition of this dilemma and its solution are the Sufis, and their number seems to be decreasing in the overwhelming tide of Islamic fundamentalism. We must stem this tide. There is no way, except through the death of millions, that the tyranny and totalitarianism of Islamic Fundamentalism will prevail.