Friday, February 12, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 227

1. Between God and His servant are just two veils, all other veils become manifest from these two -- health and wealth.

2. If you want to attain the spirit and achieve laughing good fortune, then laugh like a rose whether you see gentleness or cruelty.

3. When the listener is thirsty and seeking, the preacher becomes eloquent even if he is dumb.

4. You have eaten bread to prevent loss of weight over and over. This is the same bread, why are you not bored?

5. Pleasure drives from hunger, not from new sweetmeats; hunger makes barley bread better than sugar.

6. So your boredom is from lack of hunger and indigestion, not from the repetition of words.

7. The heart is the antechamber of the eye; for certainly everything that reaches the heart will enter into the eye and become a form.

8. Spring is the gentleness of the Almighty Magistrate, while autumn is God's threat and intimidation.

9. He afflicts upon us fear and hunger and deprives us of wealth and body, all for the sake of making manifest the spirit's true coin.

10. When contraction comes to you, oh spiritual traveler, it is in your best interest. Let not your heart burn in grief -- for after suffering shows its face, its opposite, happiness and splendor will appear. [Mawlana Rumi]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

jazaakAllah khair...may Allah reward you with the best things in life and may Allah grant you jannah.....Amin ya rabbil calamin !