fill a hole in to escape not dig it deeper
- The Dervish said,
"It is good to be thankful to Allah that you are so well provided
The Shakir said
"Don't be fooled by appearances, by all the external things and
ideas of man, for this too shall pass."
- hey,what's a shakir? Is that a fakir who is also a sheik?... also here is
some food for thought.so many people mistake simple words like the antedote
between the shakir and the dervish.
Isn't everything around us is not the work of man,but of god? and
even the human twists we apply to gods creation is still the will of god. So
refusing to create separation between god,or god's will and what is given us
to experience from day to day seems like just a higher dimensional
perspective than the more common view that dunya is bad etc.
it seems to me that what is leaving thru the process of spiritual
purification is all the falsity that one has accrued from a lifestyle that
is frozen in a definition of lack and fear,which is something that has been
taught us by the other limited beings we are surrounded with.
Seeing Allahs will in what we are given, and being thankful for it... for
the earth and all her blessings,for a beautiful day, seems like common sense
to me. how will allah give more if we can't even be thankful for what we
Being greatful for the gifts in my life has definitely opened the door
wider for god's love and my experience of it. praise leads to
gratitude,which leads to more love between people,and all the places there
is a lack will be filled. eventually this leads to compassion which is more
evolved than unconditional love......it's the love plus the wisdom to know
how to really help someone.And that wisdom comes from being focused on god.
And yes that gives the experience that all this is creation,a
dream.....but for all the sham and dissapointment and pain,it is still also
full of beauty and love and pleasure. this creation is very real for us
untill true knowledge dawns,so why not treat it as god's body with love and
gratitude,never forgetting for a moment our creator,and never forgetting our
experiences are given to us as a gift ...and yes they will pass,it all
will....even more of a reason why we should cherish this moment, It is our
divine gift from god~ Isham
>From: "Sheikh Mehdi abd al Qadir Malang" <mehdimalang@...>
>Subject: [Sufi_Poetry] fill a hole in to escape not dig it deeper
>Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 06:15:02 -0000
>The Dervish said,
>"It is good to be thankful to Allah that you are so well provided
>The Shakir said
> "Don't be fooled by appearances, by all the external things and
>ideas of man, for this too shall pass."