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Saturday, July 13, 2019

GAYAN 236 - BOULA -195 - If man only knew what is behind his free will, he

GAYAN 236 - BOULA -195 - If man only knew what is behind his free will, he would never call it "my will," but "Thy Will." In the Qur'an one reads in clear words, "For everything we have appointed a time," and in another place, "Not one atom moves (which always moves) without the command of God;" in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

When souls meet each other, what truth they can exchange!

When souls meet each other, what truth they can exchange! It is uttered in silence, yet always surely reaches its goal. Bowl of Saki, April 29, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Truth comes to man's soul, and yet truth is not the exclusive property of creed, caste, or race. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Optimism and Pessimism

Gayan 396 - Chala 75 - Of what use is your sense, O sensible one, if it causes you to mourn over the opportunity you have lost? Optimism represents the spontaneous flow of love. Also optimism represents trust in love. This shows that it is love trusting love which is optimism. Pessimism comes from... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 10, 2019

It is the purity of the soul itself that gives the tendency towards cleanl

GAYAN 188 - BOULA -147 - It is the purity of the soul itself that gives the tendency towards cleanliness of body. The body is an instrument, the most sacred instrument, an instrument which God Himself has made for His divine purpose. If it is kept in tune and the strings are not allowed to become... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

It is not our situation in life, but our attitude towards life that makes .

Gayan #317 - Boula #276 - It is not our situation in life, but our attitude towards life that makes us happy or unhappy. Man is mostly selfish and what interests him is that which concerns his own life, and not knowing the troubles of the lives of others, he feels the burden of his own life even... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Indifference is the key to the whole secret of life.

GAYAN 228 - BOULA -187 - Indifference is the key to the whole secret of life. It is the interest of the bird which enables it to build its nest, and in the same way it is the interest of man which enables him to make all that he makes. If man did not have this faculty of taking interest the world... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 31, 2019

GAYAN 266 - BOULA -225 - Every virtue is but an expression of beauty.

GAYAN 266 - BOULA -225 - Every virtue is but an expression of beauty. The world is a dome, where every action is the echo of another. Do good: it will come back; if not from one person, it will come from another. That is the echo. You do not know from which side it will come. It will come a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Chala 93 His own attitude becomes an obstacle on the path of the pessimist.

Gayan 414 - Chala 93 His own attitude becomes an obstacle on the path of the pessimist. Life is an opportunity, and to the optimistic person this opportunity is a promise, and for the pessimistic person this opportunity is lost. It is not that the Creator makes man lose it, but it is himself who... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

All things are good; but all things are not good for every person, nor ...

Gayan #295 - Boula #254 All things are good; but all things are not good for every person, nor right at all times. That way is best which suits you best. The way of one person is not for another person, although man is always inclined to accuse another person of doing wrong, believing that he... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

When even our self does not belong to us, what else in the world can we ...

GAYAN 192 - BOULA -151 - When even our self does not belong to us, what else in the world can we call our own? All that we collect and gather in the external world for our happiness and comfort is limited. Not even a thousandth part of this world that we possess can we really call our own kingdom,... Sign in to see full entry.

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