Monday, June 25, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 872

Ayahs of the Day:
Whoever was ungrateful will be responsible for his ingratitude, and whoever acted with integrity will make their own bed, so God may reward from the bounty divine those who had faith and did good. For God does not love the ungrateful. [30: 44,45]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever is unthankful toward others who help him will not be thankful to God. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Life, be it long or short, is composed of few breaths. Whoever is born must also die. You were nourished for death; and you were brought into the world in order to be taken away from it. [Fariduddin Attar]

Guidance of the Day:
Happiness is not success. Happiness is not pleasure. Happiness is not fun. Too many people equate happiness with success, physical pleasure, and fun. These are the myths that distract us from following true happiness. Happiness is not success. What level of success do you imagine will make you happy? The happiness born from the achievement of that success would be very short-lived. Once you have climbed that mountain, you will cast your gaze to the peak of another, higher mountain. Only those who were happy before they became successful are still happy, and their success has perhaps increased their happiness. But those who were not happy before their success are still not happy.

Success contributes to our happiness only inasmuch as it helps us become the best-version-of-ourselves. Happiness is not physical pleasure. What physical pleasure can be sustained? Physical pleasure is fleeting and when detached from our essential purpose leaves emptiness as its aftermath. Physical pleasure creates lasting happiness in our lives only when it helps us become the-best-version-of-ourselves. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
Beware of no man more than yourself. So long as we are full of self we are shocked at the faults of others. Let us think often of our own sin, and we shall be lenient to the sins of others. God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard. Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man----myself.

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