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Wednesday, March 21, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 786
Say, Praise be to God, and peace upon the servants God has chosen. Is God better, or what they associate with God? Is it not He Who has created the heavens and the earth, and sends down rain from the sky for you? With it We produce orchards full of beauty, whose trees you could not produce. Is their a deity besides God? No, but they are a deviant people. [27: 59,60]
Hadith of the Day:
The best of men---------The one who has a long life and spends his time in good deeds. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Religion has only one door, whose name is repentance. [Abdul Hakeem Murad]
Guidance of the Day:
Love is an energy that surrounds us, and energy to which we give particular form through an open heart. It logically follows that the more we open our heart, the more our lives are filled with love; the more love we give away, the more we become filled with it. On the physiological level, our bodies function best if we breathe deeply and fill our lungs with oxygen. However, unlike the body, where the breathing mechanism normally happens whether we want it to or not, we must consciously fill our heart and our lives with love in order to live lives rich in love and its blessings. We need to take love in and send it out again. The more we engage in this cycle, the healthier we become and the more our lives are filled with love.
Just as the physical heart fills and empties almost one hundred times a minute, the "invisible heart" needs to do the same thing. It needs to keep moving----love in, love out, giving, receiving. Unlike the physical heart, which operates instinctively, the soul heart takes in and gives out as a choice. We must choose to fill our heart with love from the people in our lives and from the love that exists in nature and the universe. To breathe in love, to receive it, we need to see the beauty and open our heart to it. We need to meditate on what is peaceful. Once we are "filled up" in this way, we once again have an abundance of love to send out into the world. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotions. Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
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