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Friday, March 30, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 794
As for the Recital , it tells the children of Israel about most of what they differ on. And it is certainly guidance and mercy for the believers. [27: 76,77]
Hadith of the Day:
O sons of Adam, if you have any sense, count yourselves among the dead! Certainly that is the sole certainty. Do you think you can prevent Allah from taking your life? [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He who knows that all matters are in God's hands is recollected through trust in Him. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Just as pain and anger helps us in our growth, so too do mistakes. To assume that we can be perfect, or to attempt to strive toward perfection, is instantly demoralizing. Perfection is a goal that lies forever outside our grasp. Rather, we need to embrace our mistakes and learn from them. Each mistake can bring us closer to genuine love. And as the love grows, our lives grow-----and we can live a life full and complete, thinking with our heads but living from our hearts.
If we can learn to accept-----even love-----our hatred, our dependency, our needs, and our fears as part of the human experience, we can extend this love and acceptance to another. This is true compassion. When this is achieved, we can more easily connect to the life force, to the universe, and to a truly spiritual kind of love-------unconditional love. If we want our love to flourish in our lives, we must make loving choices. And we have to remember that love is not just a noun but a verb as well. In reality, we do vote with our actions. True, loving choices require true, loving actions. We have dozens of chances, every day, to make loving choices-------choices that translate into warm feelings, gratitude, acceptance, positive relationships and hope. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. True repentance is to cease from sinning. Repentance is another name for aspiration.
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