Friday, June 15, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 865
Whenever We let people taste mercy, they are glad of it, but when ill they have brought on themselves hits them, then they despondent. [30: 36]
Hadith of the Day:
Those who choose the eternal life in Heaven must keep under control their attachments to the attractions of this world and have shame in front of their Lord. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
One who is aware of God in his thoughts, God will restrain him in his limbs. [al-Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
Our exploration of the various types of desires brings us finally to our spiritual desires. They lie hidden from superficiality and frivolity in the deepest recesses of the human heart. Our spiritual desires in some ways are the subtlest of all, yet they reveal in the greatest of our legitimate needs. Perceiving and responding to our spiritual desires is the most essential aspect of personal development.
The yearnings of the senses call out to us with unerring consistency and draw attention to the needs and wants of our bodies, but our spiritual desires lie at the bottom of the deep, still waters of our being. The deepest desire of our hearts is not to do something or to have something, but rather for peace. We yearn endlessly for peace. We all long for the peace of knowing that who we are, where we are, and what we are doing is essentially good. We need to know that we are contributing to the happiness of others and that, however slowly, we are progressing toward becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves. This is the prescription for peace. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Who is really poor--------Not he who has little, but he who wishes more, is poor. The covetous man is always poor. He is not poor who has not much, but he who craves much. He is poor who does not feel content.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:51 AM