Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Wise Words: Rumi

When God’s decree becomes your pleasure,
you become a willing slave,
not because of burdening yourself,
not on account of recompense,
but by virtue of the nature now so pure
that wherever divine edict may take you,
living and dying will appear the same.
You live for God, not for riches;
you die for God, not from fear or pain.


-Rumi, “Mathnawi”

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wisdom

O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

-The Prophet Muhammad, as narrated by Anas, as related by At-Tirmidhi

Sunday, March 19, 2006

What is Imperfection?

Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wise Words: Rumi


Knowledge has two wings. Conjecture is one wing. Conjecture alone is lacking and cuts short the flight. The one-winged bird continues to struggle, hoping to reach the nest somehow with one wing. And then wisdom shows his shining face. Delivered from conjecture, the bird now spreads both wings (and soars once again).

-Rumi, "The Life and Thought of Rumi"

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wisdom: Quran

By the declining day, humankind is at a great disadvantage, save those who do good works, admonish one another to be forthright, and inspire each other to endure hardship.

-Qur'an, Al-'Asr, Surah 103:1-3

Sunday, February 26, 2006