Tuesday, April 10, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 804
They will be given their reward twice, for being patient, and for averting evil by good, and for giving of what We have provided them. And when they hear vain talk, they turn away from it and say, "Our deeds to us, your deeds to you. Peace be upon you! We do not seek the ignorant." [28: 54,55]
Hadith of the Day:
The ones who suffer most punishment in Hell are the learned whose teaching did not do anyone any good. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Man was created with only one tongue but two eyes and two ears. This is so he would listen and watch more than he speaks. [al Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
Openness means being receptive. Life will present you with innumerable lessons, none of which will be useful to you unless you recognize them and are open to their inherent value. These lessons will show up every day of your life, and as difficult as some of them may be you need to change your perception and come to see them as gifts, or guides along your path toward living as your authentic self. When you accept the lessons that life brings you, no matter how unpleasant or challenging they may be, you take the crucial first step toward finding your true self and your purpose. You begin to cultivate the essential attitude of openness.
Each person's lessons are always self-evident; it is just a matter of what lenses the person is wearing at the time. If they are wearing the lenses of resistance, they may become angry or bitter and this stubbornness will prevent their personal growth. If they are wearing the lenses of openness and clear discernment, they will gain a deeper understanding of what different life situations can teach them. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
Sarcasm is the language of the devil. It is "leave a sting within a brother's heart." A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults. Sarcasm is jealousy in bold disguise.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:00 PM