Monday, February 25, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 983
For those who are wary of their Lord are mansions built with lofty chambers above and rivers running below, as a promise of God; Do you not see that God sends down water from the sky, causing it to enter the earth as springs, then brings forth thereby grain of different kinds; then it withers, and you see it yellowing, and God makes it crumble? Truly there is a reminder in that for those with understanding. [39: 20,21]
Hadith of the Day:
A prudent man subdues his passions and works for what comes after death, but an imprudent man follows his passions and puts his hope in God (for forgiveness). [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Observe how the life of this world deceives those around you. It lures them into the traps of vanity, wealth, and fame, and exalts them above others. This splendor blinds them, and they are lost forever in illusion. But then in one instant, life deals the blow of death, and all is gone. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
There are three ways in which we can capitalize on our understanding of how thoughts work:
1. Seek to be in the presence of positive people who share your ideals; place yourself in environments that support your spiritual growth.
2. Keep your clear, calm center when you are in the midst of negative thoughts and feelings; do not compromise your awareness of God's Perfect Presence.
3. Be a generator of positive and loving thoughts and feelings, so that you will enhance, and not detract from the experiences of those around you. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
You don't want to live in such a way that when your life is over you are left thinking more about what you didn't do than what you did do. Think about how you would feel on your deathbed if you were wishing you had done that one special thing or taken that chance that you let pass by.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:19 AM