Friday, October 19, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 939
No one can bear the burden of another; even if one weighed down calls for help with his burden, nothing will be lifted from him, even be he a close relative. You can only warn those who inwardly fear their Lord and regularly pray. Yet whoever purifies himself purifies himself for his own soul alone; and the destination is to God. [35: 18]
Hadith of the Day:
The best of you are those who are slow to anger and swift to cool down. Beware of anger, for it is a live coal on the heart of the descendents of Adam. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Your desire that people know your particular distinction is a proof of insincerity in your servanthood. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
The question is, "What do we love?"
You can choose not to love the right things, but you cannot choose not to love. We all love-------we cannot help but love, for that is what we were created for. Love is what gives meaning to our lives. Love is the direction of our lives. What you love and what captivates your imagination determines how you live your life. Love is our greatest desire, our greatest need, our greatest talent, and our greatest yearning. Love is our identity. Until we love, we never truly know who we are. Love is natural, original, and spontaneous. Love is power.
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. We hold back the infinite power of love because when it is released---------although it achieves all the good in the world-------it also makes us vulnerable and ushers in the possibility of suffering. We waste opportunities to love. To love deeply, you must let go of those illusions of perfection, that pretense of being completely in control, and open yourself to that mysterious gift, pleasure, power, and grace we call love. That surrender and openness creates a radical vulnerability. Love is to step beyond the comfort zone. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
The doors of wisdom are never shut. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of our own ignorance. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 11:31 AM