Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
This is a warner from among the warners of old. The impending approaches: none can reveal it but God. Do you then wonder at this history? And do you laugh but not cry, as idlers? Then bow to God, and worship. [53: 56 to 62]

Hadith of the Day:
People are tested according to their faith. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The pain that comes from criticism is felt only by people whose whole life and care is for this world. For those who care for the Hereafter, criticism is a gift and a cause of salvation and peace. [Imam Birgivi]

Guidance of the Day:
We can learn to broaden our abilities and to expand our repertoire for coping with the ordeals and opportunities life presents to us. To do so will take courage, the courage to live fully, consciously, and responsibly. For some of us courage would seem inappropriate word to describe how we have played out our lives up to now.

Yet changing our ways invariably takes enormous courage--------the courage to change and perhaps admit that we were wrong, the courage to confront whatever is the truth about ourselves and our lives, the courage to experiment and learn and be awkward, and the courage to be fully, uniquely who we are, alive and engaged in life. Most of all we need the courage to face the hurts of life. Since suffering is hurt that has been prolonged, we need to come to terms with and accept the inevitability of our being hurt. [Judy Tatelbaum, You don't have to suffer]

Food for Thought:
An educated person accepts and understands his own mortality and its reasons. He understands that without death and aging nothing would have any meaning. He learns from all ages, even from the last minutes of his life. He has intense "awareness" of the profound significance of being, and the profound significance of being here. He can figure out how to be useful to others, and in trading time, insight, and service to meet the needs of others.

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