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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 594
We made everything on earth an ornament for it, that We might test which of them are best in behavior. And We will make everything on earth dust and desert. [18: 7,8]
Hadith of the Day:
A parent can give a child no greater gift than beautiful manners. [Hakim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whatever possessions and objects of its desires the lower self may obtain, it hangs on to them, refusing to let them go out of greed for more, or out of fear of poverty and need. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Directness: Direct people are a joy to be around. We never have to guess what they are really thinking or feeling, because they are honest about their thoughts and openly express their feelings. We never have to wonder if they are with us because they want to be, or if they are out of guilt and obligation. When they do something for us, we don't have to worry whether they will end up resenting us because direct people generally do things that please themselves.
We don't have to fuss about the status of our relationship because if we ask, they will tell us. We don't have to worry if they are angry because they deal openly with their anger and resolve it quickly. We don't have to ponder whether they are talking about us behind our backs because if they have something to say, it will be said to us directly. We don't have to wonder if we can rely on them because direct people are trustworthy. Wouldn't it be nice if we were all direct? [The Language of letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Love cures people---both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
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