Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The One I Feed

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.

He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.
One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one." 

The grandson asked him, "Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?"

The grandfather answered: "The one I feed."

~ Native American Story ~

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Preoccupied With the Business of The World

(image credit : Mayank Bhatnagar - graphicreflection.org)

The lion of destiny is dragging our souls,
preoccupied with the business of the world,
into the jungles of death.
People fear poverty,
plunged as they are up to their necks in briny water.
If they feared the Creator of poverty,
treasures would reveal themselves.
Through fear of affliction,
they sink into the very essence of affliction:
in their quest for life in the world,
they have lost it.

Mathnawi III:2204-2207
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
Threshold Books, 1996


Confucius's Confusion

A student asked Confucious: "What surprises you most about mankind?"

Confucius answered: "They lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. By thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future and they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived ..."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amazing Numbers In Qur'an

Very interesting findings by Dr. Tariq Al Swaidan... might grasp your attention...

Dr.Tariq Al Swaidan discovered some verses in the Holy Qur'an that mention one thing is equal to another, i.e. men are equal to women. Although this makes sense grammatically, the astonishing fact is that the number of times the word man appears in theHoly Qur'an is 24 and number of times the word woman appears is also 24, therefore not only is this phrase correct in the grammatical sense but also true mathematically, 

Upon further analysis of various verses, he discovered that this is consistent throughout the whole Holy Qur'an where it says one thing is like another. See below for astonishing result of  the words mentioned number of times in Arabic Holy Qur'an
  • Dunia (one name for life) 115... Aakhirat (one name for the life after this world) 115
  • Malaika (Angels) 88 ... Shayteen (Satan) 88
  • Life 145 ...... Death 145
  • Benefit 50 .... Corrupt 50
  • People 50 .... Messengers 50
  • Eblees (king of devils) 11.....  Seek refuge from Eblees 11
  • Museebah (calamity) 75 ..... Thanks! 75
  • Spending (Sadaqah) 73 .... Satisfaction 73
  • People who are mislead 17.....Dead people 17 
  • Muslimeen 41 ....Jihad 41 
  • Gold 8 ...Easy life 8 
  • Magic 60 ....Fitnah (dissuasion, misleading)! 60
  • Zakat (Taxes Muslims pay to the poor) 32...Barakah (blessings of wealth) 32
  • Mind 49 ....Noor 49
  • Tongue 25 ....Sermon 25
  • Desire 8 .... Fear 8
  • Speaking publicly 18 ...Publicizing 18
  • Hardship114. ... Patience114
  • Muhammed 4 ....Sharee'ah (Muhammed's teaching s) 4
Wanna check it out to prove it yourself?

And amazingly enough have a look how many times the following words appear:
  • Salat 5 , Month 12, Day 365,
  • Sea 32 , Land 13
  • Sea + land = 32 + 13 = 45
  • Sea = 32/45*100 = 71.11111111%
  • Land =13/45*100 = 28.88888889%
  • Sea + land 100.00%
Modern science has only recently proven that the water covers 71.111%of the earth, while the land covers28.889% .

Is this a coincidence? Question is that, "Who taught Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) all this?"

Sunday, May 01, 2011

No Escaping But Surrender

Friends, the Beloved has blocked every escape:
we are lame deer and He a prowling lion.
Cornered by a fierce and blood-thirsty lion
what is there to do but surrender?
This Beloved, like the sun, neither sleeps nor eats:
He makes souls sleepless and hungry,

 "Come, be Me, or one with Me in nature,
so when I unveil Myself, you may behold My Face.
And if you had not beheld it,
how would you have become so distraught?
You were earth, and now
you long to be quickened with spiritual life."

Already the Beloved has bestowed gifts
from that world of spacelessness,
otherwise why would your spiritual eye keep gazing there?

Mathnawi VI: 576-581
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance
Threshold Books, 1996
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