Thursday, April 24, 2008


Ayahs of the Day:
Haven't they traveled on earth and seen how those who were before them ended up? They were more powerful than they in strength and in effect on the earth, but God punished them for their sins, and there was no one to shelter them from God. That is because their messengers had come to them with clarifications but they scoffed; so God took them to task, being powerful, severe in punishment. [40: 21,22]

Hadith of the Day:
Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler along a path. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If the seeker wants to work toward the next life in order to put an end to his sorrows and cares in this world, he must put his life in order here and now as a servant of his Lord, may he be exalted and glorified. [Ibn Abbad]

Guidance of the Day:
When we cultivate the higher emotions of joy, peacefulness, appreciation, devotion, and enthusiasm, we lift ourselves up on the magic carpet of the accumulated thoughts and deeds of all who have ever loved goodness and loving kindness. As we open our arms in appreciation, we are blessed by a power greater than that of our seemingly small action.

Every act of love is infinitely powerful, and so is every thought of feeling that we cultivate in Love's name. The world is in the sorry state that it is because we have underestimated the tremendous significance of what we think and feel. And the salvation of the world will come through the acceptance of every tiny deed as a way to see and express God. Because our emotions are simply gross extensions of our thoughts, the secrets of emotional transformation are the same in nature as those of thought. Destiny is consistently in our hands. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Your morning thoughts will determine you conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Face each day cheerfully, smiling and courageously, and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.

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