Friday, March 07, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 988
Is not God enough for a devotee? Yet they try to intimidate you with something other than God. And whoever God leaves astray has therefore no guide. But whomever God guides, none can lead astray. Is not God a mighty avenger? [39: 36,37]
Hadith of the Day:
Nothing is weightier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgment than his good behavior. God treats with displeasure a person who is given to loose and vulgar talk. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is a mutually supportive and perfective relation between an individual's actions and his inner life. [Fethullan Gulen]
Guidance of the Day:
What you imagine to be your thoughts are merely echoes of the voice of the world, a voice which bears no relation to your true identity with light. Constantly meditate upon your true nature, and you will easily discern between that which is of Love and that which belongs to error.
This teaching is but an elementary training in separating yourself from that which you have imagined to be your own. Your growth is marked by freedom from the effects of misdirected musings of the mind. Be not dismayed at negative consequences of your past actions, for you are occasionally required to bear out the unfoldment of earlier thought patterns before the fruits of your present work make themselves visible. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. Since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them. Appreciate life and accept the problems as part of life. Don't wait for a disaster to awaken you to the things you can be grateful for today.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:42 AM