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For more than fifty years, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Master of the Nimatullahi Order, has written and edited numerous books on Sufism, elucidating its theory and practice. A number of years ago, Dr. Nurbakhsh for the first time began to deliver a series of discourses on Sufism directly to a group of his disciples in London.
This statement has been made repeatedly by sufi masters over the centuries to caution their disciples about he dangers of an intellectual approach to Sufism. What such masters have been repudiating is the belief that one may become a sufi merely through reading or rational discourse.