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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 981
Say, "It is God I serve with sincerity in my way of life: so worship whatever else you may." Say, " The losers are those who lose their own souls and their family on the day of resurrection. Oh, no! That is indeed the obvious loss!" They will have canopies of fire over them, and canopies under them too. That is how God frightens mortals: "O my slaves! Beware of Me!" [39: 13 to 16]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever travels a path seeking (sacred) knowledge, Allah eases for them a path to Paradise. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not dispute anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit. [Imam al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
We can change our lives simply by changing the way we think! We do not need to go through the cumbersome and impossible work of fighting, struggling and attempting to manipulate the conditions in our lives. We need only to begin to think in new and more productive ways, and the conditions will----must-----reflect our way of thought. The principle seems hidden or secret because most people do not believe that thoughts are real, or that what we think has an effect on the way our lives work. If people really believed in the power of thought, our world would be a picture of harmony and perfection.
Choice is in our hands, as always it has been. We may hesitate to accept power, for we have been taught to believe that there is a world out there bigger and more powerful than who we are, but the irony of this view is that the world "out there" is who we are. Align your thoughts with the Truth, and all that is True will be attracted to you. Believe in illusion, and your life will be clouded with experiences that confirm lawlessness, only because you refuse to see reality in your original thought. Life blossoms for those who see the flowers in their experiences. We are free to draw to us the life of our own choosing. Indeed, all that we see is the offspring of chosen thoughts. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:48 AM
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