Reminding myself: Easy come easy go – if you really have to work for something how much more do you appreciate it, than something you get for nothing? And the most amazing thing we get for nothing is LIFE!
One hand clapping – silence!
No sound of clapping comes from only one hand. The thirsty man is moaning, “O delicious water!” The water is calling, “Where is the one who will drink me?” This thirst in our souls is the magnetism of the Water: We are Its, and It is ours. ~Rumi
The Lord beckons us through a Divine Love that has been planted in our hearts – Shaykh Nazim
The Night of Power…
My friends, the Sufis, are celebrating the holiest hight of the year tonight – the Night of Power – it is to be found in the month of Ramadan, usually on the 27th night. Well, I am going to try to join them and perhaps be among those whom the angels take in their arms…
The angels lower their gaze
Verily the angels lower their gaze in the presence of the rememberer of God, just as the people lower their gaze before lightning! (Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyya, cited p.149, The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition Guidebook of Daily Practices and Devotions, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani)
Life after Death
One day a group of philosophers came to debate with Sayyidina `Ali (r) the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (s), about the reality of life after death and Heaven and Hell. His answer was simple: “We each have a 50% chance of being right, so look at it like this: if you are right that…
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