Tuesday, February 13, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 760
Do you see the one who takes his fancy for his god? Could you be an agent for him? Do you suppose that most of them hear or understand? They are just like cattle, but even more errant in their way. [25: 43,44]
Hadith of the Day:
Surely the best word is the Book of Allah, the best path guiding to good is the Way of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah upon him). [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When you purify your hearts just as you purify your raiment, union with God will follow. If you sincerely seek union with God, then seek Him inside your hearts and leave the world alone. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
When we completely trust God's Love and Gentleness, we will have no fear, and then we can accept and experience Love and Gentleness within ourselves. We cannot have peace of mind until we clean up our grievances from the past. It doesn't matter whether they were big or small; any grievance of any size, is an obstacle to our experiencing peace in the present and keeps us engaged. We can't experience perfect peace, or give peace and love to anyone, if we are holding onto grievances.
To find peace, it is necessary to go to the source of our problems. Most of the problems we have, in both our personal and professional lives, stem from the fact that we have held onto unforgiving thoughts. If we could just stop in our tracks for one moment we might recognize that we all make mistakes, but mistakes can be forgiven. We are here not to judge, but to forgive.
Perceptions of hurts need to be honored, not hidden from consciousness. But, through forgiveness, we also need to let go of them. And it takes just one split second to do that. We cannot be free as long as we are imprisoning ourselves, and others with our grievances. It is only through forgiveness that we can experience our own freedom and theirs. [Out of Darkness into the Light]
Food for Thought:
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, who can't and those in cemeteries.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:57 PM