Friday, April 13, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 807
But your Lord would not destroy a population without having sent a messenger to its people reciting Our signs to them. And We would not destroy a population unless its people were doing wrong. [28: 59]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever claims to be wise is surely ignorant. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
God fills the heart of those who love Him with peace, thus enabling them to endure afflictions with ease. [al-Hujwiri]
Guidance of the Day:
Grace is one of those intangible qualities that is difficult to describe but easy to recognize. Those who possess grace seem to walk effortlessly through life. They give the illusion of glowing from within and that glow is apparent to everyone around them. To live in a state of grace means to be fully in tune with your spiritual nature and a higher power that sustains you. Grace comes when you are able to move from your lower self, where your ego dictates the path that "should be" rightfully yours, to your higher self, where you are able to transcend your ego and expand into your greater good. It comes when you shift from a "me" -centered reality to an understanding of the bigger picture. Grace comes when you understand and accept that the universe always creates circumstances that lead every person to his or her own true path, and that everything happens for a reason as part of a divine plan.
Grace can be achieved by remembering each and everyday that the lessons you are presented with are special gifts uniquely for you, and that learning these lessons is what will bring you to a state of grace. By anchoring yourself in the belief that you will be given whatever is right for you, regardless of how far off it may be from your perceived personal agenda. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps. He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:42 PM