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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Rosebud, what didst thou do all night? --With folded hands I was praying to

Gayan 658 - Tala 3 - Rosebud, what didst thou do all night? --With folded hands I was praying to heaven to open my heart. According to the ideas of the Sufis and of all the prophets and sages who ever came to this world, the love principle is the first principle, and so also it is the last... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Gayan 420 - Chala 99 - To repress desire is to suppress a divine impulse.

Gayan 420 - Chala 99 - To repress desire is to suppress a divine impulse. Those who distinguish between divine and not divine certainly make the greatest error, as either all is divine or nothing is. The only difference is the same as that between the machine and the engineer. The mind of God is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Self-pity is the cause of all the grievances of life.

GAYAN 176 - BOULA -135 - Self-pity is the cause of all the grievances of life. Self-pity is the worst poverty. When a person says, 'I am...' with pity, before he has said anything more he has diminished himself to half of what he is; and what is said further, diminishes him totally; nothing more of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The pain of life is the price paid for the quickening of the heart.

GAYAN 198 - BOULA -157 - The pain of life is the price paid for the quickening of the heart. What is sensitiveness? Sensitiveness is life itself. And as life has both its good and evil sides, so has sensitiveness. If one expects to have all life's experiences, these will have to come through... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Overlook the greatest fault of another, but do not

GAYAN 194 - BOULA -153 - Overlook the greatest fault of another, but do not partake of it in the smallest degree. Man is born with such a critical tendency and has so much developed this tendency that he easily seeks what is bad in everything. The Sufi takes the contrary way; he seeks for what is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Life itself becomes a scripture to the kindled soul

GAYAN 172 - BOULA -131 - Life itself becomes a scripture to the kindled soul. People often fight and argue and discuss. Over what? Over a reason. When two persons dispute, each has a reason. Each thinks his reason the right one. They may dispute for years and yet will arrive nowhere because the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 1, 2019

The human heart is the home of the soul

GAYAN 165 - BOULA -124 - The human heart is the home of the soul, and upon this home the comfort and power of the soul depend. The nature of the memory is to hold an impression, agreeable or disagreeable, and therefore a person holds a thought in mind, whether it is beneficial to him or not, without... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our Connection

GAYAN 164 - BOULA -123 - Behind us all is one spirit and one life; how then can we be happy if our neighbor is sad? In the history of the world this lesson has been taught not once, but a thousand times. As long as a nation works for the interest of God and humanity it will always be prosperous, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Taking the path of disharmony is like entering the mouth of the dragon.

GAYAN 161 - BOULA -120 - Taking the path of disharmony is like entering the mouth of the dragon. It is for this reason that to some extent life becomes easy for a mystic to deal with.. For he knows every heart, every nature, whereas those who are untouched by the mystic's secret suffer from their... Sign in to see full entry.

A humiliated conscience dims the radiance of the countenance.

Gayan #278 - Boula #237 A humiliated conscience dims the radiance of the countenance. Question: What to do when the feeling of humiliation has entered the mind? Answer: To take it as a lesson, to take poison as something that must be. However, poison is poison. What is put in the mind will grow. It... Sign in to see full entry.

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