Pride – The Greatest Sin

January 21, 2018

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“It has come in a report (that the Prophet [on whom be peace] said), ‘If you were to remain free of sins, I would fear for you what is worse than the sins themselves.’ When asked what he meant, he replied, ‘pride.’

By my life! Pride is from among the attributes of a soul enamoured by its own importance; it nullifies virtuous deeds, and it ranks among the worst mortal sins of the heart … It is better for a man to be tried by countless passions of the body than it is to be tried by a single feeling of pride, conceit, envy, desire for praise, or a yearning to be recollected by others … because these are attributes of Iblis (akhlāq al-abālisa), and the cause of his ruin. Bishr al-Harith said that the delight of the soul in the praise of others is more harmful for it than outright sins (aḍarru ‘alayhā min al-ma`āṣī)”

Abu Talib al-Makki, Qut al-qulub

Ya Haqq!

The Old Healer to the Soul

January 11, 2018

It’s not your back that hurts, but the burden.

It’s not your eyes that hurt, but injustice.

It’s not your head that hurts, it’s your thoughts.

Not the throat, but what you don’t express or say with anger.

Not the stomach hurts, but what the soul does not digest.

It’s not the liver that hurts, it’s the anger.

It’s not your heart that hurts, but love.

And it is love itself that contains the most powerful medicine.

– Author Unknown

The Ego is a Drama Queen

January 2, 2018

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The ego imagines it has to give up everything,
but it is merely a drama queen.
In fact, it is the ego that has to be given up!
In the state of personhood, you imagine
you are giving up all your joy, freedom and fun
when you choose the Truth.
But fun, joy and freedom arise
from the true Self and not from the mind.
The common man’s worldly pursuits
and enjoyment comes mainly
through the senses and mind
which are not the source of real joy,
but the sage’s supreme joy
springs from his own effortless being
—free of attachment, imagination and fear
he lives in continuous peace, contentment and joy.
When you discover the Truth,
you do not give up anything—except delusion.

~ Mooji 

Ya Haqq!