Saturday, April 3, 2010

When we open our hearts, minds and souls

When we open our hearts
to accept the truth, the love, the faith
for the sake of Allah
When we open our minds
to accept the changes and the challenges along the way
for the sake of Allah
When we open our souls
to accept the courage and the determination to visualize our dreams
for the sake of Allah
A sense of spiritual strength
will flow in us
and lighten our path

Imam Al Ghazali said:
"If God took over the heart, it is flooded with Grace, enlightened, opened, and the secret of the Kingdom is revealed."

With the Beloved's water of life, no illness remains

"With the Beloved's water of life, no illness remains.
In the Beloved's rose garden of union, no thorn remains.
They say there is a window from one heart to another.
How can there be a window where no wall remains?"- Rumi

Friends who guide you by Rumi

The reflection cast from good friends is needed
until you become, without the aid of any reflector,
a drawer of water from the Sea.
Know that the reflection is at first just imitation,
but when it continues to recur,
it turns into direct realization of truth.
Until it has become direct realization,
don't part from the friends who guide you?
don't break away from the shell
if the raindrop hasn't yet become a pearl.