Friday, February 27, 2009

Rumi..

One day You will take my heart completely and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.

Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.

(Rumi)
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival; a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all. Even if they're a crowd of sorrows... still, treat each guest honourable. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. (Rumi)
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
(Rumi)
This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.
(Rumi)
The fault is in the blamer - Spirit sees nothing to criticize. (Rumi)
Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.
(Rumi)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Maybe we should develop a crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air, explode softly and send thousands, millions of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth boxes of crayolas and we wouldn't go cheap either, not little boxes of eight. boxes of sixty-four, with sharpener built right in, with silver and gold and copper,magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
Robert Fulghum

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit,this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.
A. Swami



We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate--- thereby making the present comfortable and the future promising.
Maya Angelou



We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Ewart Gladstone



The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit


World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I will not serve God like a labourer, in expectation of my wages. - Rabia al-Adawiya
"Give gifts to each other, as this will make you
love one another." (narrated by Muslim)


"Where are those who love each other for the sake of My glory? Today I will shelter them with My shade, as there is no shade today except My shade"." (narrated by Muslim)


"O Lord, grant me your love, grant me that I love those who love you; grant me, that I might do the deeds that win your love. Make your love dearer to me than the love of myself, my family and wealth." (Tirmidhi)





Saturday, February 21, 2009

“Know that someone who loves a person prefers them and prefers what they like. Otherwise, he is a pretender, insincere in his love.”

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's only love that gets you through-sade

Girl you are rich even with nothing
And you know tenderness comes from pain
It's amazing how you love
And love is kind and love can give
And get no gain

It's down a rugged road you've come
Though you had every reason
You didn't come undone
Somehow you made it to the other side
You didn't suffer in vain

You forgive those who have trespassed against you
And you know tenderness comes from pain
It's amazing how you love
And love is kind and love can give
And love needs no gain

You didn't suffer in vain
You know it's only love
That gets you through
Only love, it's only love
It's only love that gets you through

Friday, February 13, 2009

"Rabbi shrahli sadri. Wa ya sirli amri. Wahlul uqqudatam mil lisani. Yafkahu qauli"

"O my Rabb! Expand for me my breast and make my matters easy for me and loosen the knot from my tongue so they understand my speech."

Du'a of Musa (as) when approaching Fir'aun...

Good du'a to say when you're speaking to someone...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist,
Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
~ by Anonymous ~

you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul,
you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I,
with the garden's beauty and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed,
will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation,
you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together,
you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.
-Rumi-
"The deeper the cut, when the wound heals the skin is tougher. When someone perseveres through difficulty they are able to help and benefit others in the lessons they have learned."-anon.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wind blowing on my skin..
Rain kissing my face...
Night blanketing my thoughts
and peace keeps me company...

This raw, beautiful, unpredictable, sometimes harsh life,
is making its statement...

Love courses through my veins
and dreams weave through my hair...
Hope's got me balanced
and spirituality keeps me whole...

Life...

Not knowing what to expect in the next second...
rollercoaster of events,
where will it stop?
Where's the creeping crawl up
before I drop?

Nobody knows...

That's,
Life....

So as the wind keeps blowing upon my skin,
and as the rain keeps kissing my face,
As night proceeds further and wraps me in its arms
and peace sleeps next to my side,

I will wait for life
to continue on this
ride...(c)
MN

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Love is the beauty of the soul"


Love is a temporary madness.
It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.
That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Your mother and I had it,
we had roots that grew towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches
we found that we were one tree and not two.
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Better to avoid the poison altogether than to heal from the damage it causes.
-unknown
Better to look at the defects hiddin within you than to look for the unseen worlds that are veiled from you.
-Shaykh Ibn Ata'illah

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Say, 'Allah is my All. In Him do (all) the trusting put their trust."
-(Quran, 39:38)

Dhikr is the reason for the life of the heart and leaving it is the reason for its death

- Ibn Ajiba