Thursday, February 22, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 768

Ayah of the Day:
And trust in the Living, Who never dies; and celebrate praise of God, Who is sufficiently aware of the faults of mortal creatures. [25: 58]

Hadith of the Day:
On the Day of Judgment the pious person is told to enter Paradise, but the holder of knowledge is commanded to stay, to intercede for human-kind. [Isfahani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
One who acts as if death will come tomorrow feels no sorrow when it finally comes. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
The strength of the heart is its ability to nurture all that is beautiful in human life. It requires from us a great mercy and forgiveness----not judgment but the tenderness that weeps at the sorrow of another as if it were our own and that is willing to offer quick forgiveness. By forgiveness, it does not mean condoning what causes suffering to us or to others. Forgiveness, in the end, is simply the statement that we shall not put another human being out of our heart. That we are willing to let go of the pain of the past so that we can start again on the basis of love.

So the work of the heart is simply the work of mercy for ourselves and for others. It is as natural to us as our own breath. It is who we are. Ask you heart, "If my life were only a little bit longer, what is most important, what do I value, how do I want to live?" As we practice listening to the heart and bringing it forth in our actions, in our tongue, we discover that love itself changes our universe. It is contagious-----we catch it from one another. And the power of loving-kindness, the power of those living from the heart, makes the power of armies and technology seems like child play. For it is the heart force that brings all life, that creates all life, that moves through us. It is never too late to touch this fountain. So take time to listen, to allow that wellspring to be known in your life. [Handbook for the Heart]


Food for Thought:
Forgive, forgive, and forgive some more. Never stop forgiving, for the temptation to project and judge will always be there as long as you are alive. Forgiveness is the key to peace and happiness, and gives us everything that we could possibly want.
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1 comment:

Irving said...

What blessed food for thought! What love there is in forgiveness. Alhamdulillah!

Ya Haqq!