Saturday, March 24, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 789

Ayah of the Day:
Is it not He Who guides you in the darknesses of the land and the sea, and who sends the winds as heralds of Divine mercy? Is there a deity besides God? God transcends any association that they attribute. [27: 63]

Hadith of the Day:
Remember death often: it will prevent you from sinning and help you to repent for your sins. [Ibn Abi Dunya]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The excellence of knowledge lies in its practice; and the excellence of kindness to others lies in mentioning it not. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act. When we are being love, we extend outward an environment that allows others to act different, more loving and peaceful ways than they are used to behaving. Not only does it allow them to be more loving, it encourages them to be so.

Love is so important. When we are in pain, if someone is there for us, loving us, we receive the greatest gift in the world and we ultimately hurt a lot less. The best way around this is to practice and rehearse loving behavior daily. And the other people are changed by simply being loved; it really becomes easier to love them. With this basic approach, over time we change our state of health, our relationships, and many other aspects of our life. [Handbook for the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Every quarrel begins in nothing and ends in a struggle for supremacy. A long dispute means that both parties are wrong. In quarreling the truth is always lost. When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless!

1 comment:

Irving said...

An excellent lesson :) And the food for thought is so true, it hurts.

Ya Haqq!