Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pearls of Wisdom 403

1. Whoever strives against himself for sadaqas, infaq (Charities) etc to conquer
stinginess and fear of poverty -- financial problems flee from him.

2. Darknesses come to us to make us realize and appreciate the blessings.

3. This world is remote and far from Allah Most High except for that which is just
for Him.

4. Every single evil pleasure that leads to desire like it, is a weapon of Satan.
Every single good  pleasure that leads to desire like it, is from Allah Most High.

5. Our entire life is one single breath, so we need to be avid and keen that it
be for us not against us.

6. Sign of a dying heart is that one feels no grief over the missed opportunities
to attain closeness to Allah Most High nor any regret for the sins one commits.

7. Be avid  and watchful for that which remains -- the remaining time is beyond
any  price, one can catch up with what one missed with the perpetual holding of
the Divine.

8. A single moment is worth the price of heavens and earth. The life lived without
purpose (i.e. striving to attain Paradise), is like the most precious jewel sold for
the lowest price.

9. The things that bring one closer to Allah Most High are fear of Allah, hope in
Allah, and love of Allah Most High.

10. Allah Most High has made the next world to reward His believing slaves -- a
reward which this world cannot contain, for ever and ever in quality and quantity.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lesson of the day 1410

Ayah of the Day:
Say, "Do you see if God made the day last for you until the day of resurrection, what deity other
than God would give you night in which to rest? Won't you then observe?" [28: 72]

Hadith of the Day:
I bring good tidings to the one who holds back his anger, and to the one who does not say
what is not to be said, and to the knower who acts upon his knowledge. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever reckons his words to be among his works (for which he will be requited), his words
are few except in what concerns him. [Fudhayl bin Iyad]

Guidance of the Day:
Have you ever noticed that lessons tend to repeat themselves? Lessons will be repeated to
you in various forms until you have learned them. Awareness is the process of becoming fully
conscious. Cultivating awareness is a lifelong process. Every moment presents you with an
opportunity to remain awake or to slip into unconscious behavior. The opportunity to learn
the lesson of awareness is presented each time you feel a sense of discontent in your life.

Simply noticing your behavior can bring you to awareness. When you observe your actions
as an objective spectator, you remove the filter of self-judgment and allow yourself to see
the patterns that you are repeating. As you watch yourself in a variety of situations and notice
similar actions and reactions, you bring to light the common thread attached to the necessary
lesson. Since lessons are repeated until learned, and since you cannot learn lessons until you
become aware of them, it makes sense that you will need to cultivate awareness if you are to
ever progress from where you are right now on your path.
[Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]

Food for Thought:
Time is the wisest of all counselors. Time and tide wait for no man. Lost time is never found
again. Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. As if
you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Perfect understanding....

Questions answered by Turkish Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi 

What Is Poison?
Rumi  - Any thing which is more than our necessity is Poison.
It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love,
Ambition, Hate or Anything.

What Is Fear?
Rumi - Non acceptance of Uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty,
it becomes Adventure.

What Is Envy?
Rumi - Non acceptance of Good in others.
If we accept that Good, it becomes Inspiration.

What Is Anger?
Rumi - Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes Tolerance.

What Is Hatred?
Rumi - Non acceptance of person as he/she Is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes Love.