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Friday, September 14, 2012
Pearls of Wisdom....347
1. O All-Knowing, You opened my heart to the way
of supplication. Yearning for Your love is glorious
and grand; lust for other love is disgraceful and
corrupt. Your divine court is the infinite plane.
I leave behind the throne of honor, for the real
throne of honor is Your way.
2. Because of your humility God granted you
the gift of insight. Go toward the peach tree,
which has sprung to life. It has become lush
green by the command "Be!" Beneath its
shade all your needs will be fulfilled. Such
is divine alchemy that the crooked become
straight. As God revealed, "Its roots are firm
in the earth, its branches in the sky."
3. God calls Himself "Seeing" so that His ever-
watching eye may scare you away from sinning.
Whether the breeze be cold or hot, the Cognizant
is aware, not absent, O infirm man.
4. Flee to the shelter of God's grace. He showers
our souls with His grace. When He provides
shelter, how can you lack shelter? Fear not;
water and fire will become your army. Did the
sea not help Noah and Moses? Did it not seek
vengeance upon their foes? Was not the fire a
fortress for Abraham? Did it not raise the smoke
of despair in the heart of Nimrod?
5. When Ahmad passed beyond the Lote tree at
boundary of Paradise, the Angel's frontier, he
said, "O Gabriel, come fly with me." But Gabriel
replied, "I cannot escort you. My wings beyond
that point will be consumed. But the station of
the pure before the Most Pure is nothing short
of wonderment." [Mawlana Rumi]
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