Monday, May 19, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1013
Haven't they traveled the earth and seen how those before them ended up? They have been more numerous than these, and more powerful in strength and in their effects on the earth, but what they had achieved did not profit them. [40: 82]
Hadith of the Day:
Remember the destroyer of pleasures-----death-----often. Verily, no one remembers it during straitened times in his life except that it makes the matter easier upon him. And no one remembers it during ease except that it makes the matter tighter upon him. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Don't just grow up, grow better with time and grow more experienced with age, keep being passionate about whatever you do, keep trying new things. Keep patient and keep trying your best. The path to God is straight through wilfull surrender to God. [Dawud Wharnsby Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
You must make yourself an empty cup in order to learn. One who thinks that he already knows, cannot be taught anything. Put in other words, it is only when we stop trying to hold onto the past that we are able to fully accept the blessings that the present can offer us. Clinging (in reminiscence or bitterness) to a thought or an experience is the same as clutching to a person or a thing. It takes us out of our here-and-now center and detracts from our experience of fullness of this moment.
Too often we hold onto memories of "The Good Old Day," when we were "really happy," and when things went just right. If they were really good, then we would not feel pain in missing them now, for what is good is liberating, and if we are bound to the experience, it certainly did not liberate us very much. The real good old days were those which showed us that we are free to live fully in any moment, including----and especially----now. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
What time is it?
Time to do well,
Time to live better,
Give up that grudge,
Answer that letter,
Speak the kind word to sweeten a sorrow,
Do that kind deed you would leave 'till tomorrow.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:06 AM