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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Blessed Are Those Who Can Laugh at Themselves

Blessed Are Those Who Can Laugh at Themselves My Dear Friend, Are you taking yourself too seriously? Laughter must not perish in pandemics. It can be unkind to laugh at others, But, to laugh at one’s self Is a gift of God/dess. Laughing at my folly Is a delight to my soul. How revealingly healthy,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

God is truth, and truth is God. Bowl of Saki, March 14, by Hazrat Inayat K

God is truth, and truth is God. Bowl of Saki, March 14, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Many intellectual people, with their various ideas, differ from one another in their opinions and in their way of looking at things, in their speculations, but do the prophets differ from... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 13, 2020

CS-0206 – Boula-165 - In the belief of every person there is some good for

CS-0206 – Boula-165 - In the belief of every person there is some good for him; and to break that belief is like breaking his God. Sufis are inclined to recognize four stages of belief: Iman-e Muhmil, when someone believes in a thing which others believe in, but no matter how strong his belief may... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ya Mu’min (yaa MU’-min) Al-Mu’min

Ya Mu’min (yaa MU’-min) Al-Mu’min is the one who offers to us a real faith and a trust that is free of all fear, craft, and deceit. From its root we learn that al-Mu’min is a divine gift that allows us to feel safety, confidence, and security in our hearts. It allows human Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Ya Salaam

Ya Salam (yaa sa-LAAM) As-Salam is peace itself. Such peace is not the result of anything and is nothing that can be said to manifest. There is no peace except the peace found in as-Salam. In another sense, as-Salam is the one who is peaceful. It is the maqaam, or spiritual station, of complete... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ya Quddus (yaa ḳud-DOOS) Al-Quddus

Ya Quddus (yaa ḳud-DOOS) Al-Quddus is the ever-purifying one. It requires us to take leave of what we cling to in order to experience intimate union. Al-Quddus allows the spiritual traveler to transcend the lower self and keep going toward the one. Al-Quddus is a force that constantly cleanses us... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Ya Malik (yaa MA-lik) The quality of al-Malik is to hold everything in the

Ya Malik (yaa MA-lik) The quality of al-Malik is to hold everything in the universe in the hands of the one and only being. It is an all-inclusive and majestic embrace. The word for angel, malak, is closely related to this name. Angels are made of light and are held in the hands of Allah. The light... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rachman and Rahim

1. Ya Rahman (yaa raḥ-MAAN) am-Rahman is endless love. It is the infinite, unconditional reality of love. This is the Name said in the Qur’an to be inscribed on the heart of Allah. 4 In other words, God’s essence necessarily includes Allah. 4 In other words, God’s essence necessarily includes this... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 17, 2020

99 Names of God

The Koran uses a variety of Names to refer to God/dess. These Names point to qualities of The Divine, and therefore, qualities of Humanity. I intend to spend the next few months discussing some of these qualities of The Creator. A wonderful resource in this regard is a book, recently published,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Ya Dhal Jalali wal ‘Ikram ( DH AL ja-LAA-li WAL ‘ik-RAAM)

Ya Dhal Jalali wal ‘Ikram ( DH AL ja-LAA-li WAL ‘ik-RAAM) This extraordinary divine Name has a most unusual form. Its soIt is a form whose intensity has been emphasized again and again.. Thus it is especially powerful in its repetition as a spiritual practice. Another unusual thing about Dhul Jalali... Sign in to see full entry.

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