Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Hazard of Paid Jobs

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.



Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

(Mother Teresa)

Loving is Sharing

In true love, life must be shared.

Illness, wealth, bodily suffering, happiness, joy, and sorrow must all be shared. Whenever there is love in which the husband and wife do not share everything equally, that love is born of selfishness.

Only when everything is shared can it be called true love.

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)

Monday, March 2, 2009

No Attachments

When we do our duty to others, to the human race, we must do it without attachment, without selfishness, in the proper way, expecting no reward.

Act that pours forth like this is an act of true love.

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)

A Broken Love

If we pursue God, worship Him, ask Him for favors, for property, money, possessions, a baby, great titles, a kingdom, or even for heaven, if we love God with interested motives, with selfish love, that love will break down. It is a broken love...

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Circular Path of Sufism

The whole difficulty on deliniating sufism is that sufism cannot be deliniated, the whole problem of saying there are stages but there aren’t really any stages because it is a circular path, then how can you have stages on a circle because it depends on where you are start and where you are going.

(Llewellyn Vaughan - Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Selfless Love

The only love that is beneficial is selfless love.
Whatever we raise or touch – cattle, goats, donkeys, horses, dogs, cats, rats, house, property, possessions, learning, titles, fame, political status, or even wisdom – whatever it is we love, if our love is directed toward something and remains fixed on that thing, it is a love which can be lost, which can die...

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love that never breaks down

Unless love is connected to God,

Unless it is connected to truth, to compassion, to justice, and to grace.

It is possible for it to break down

(M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen)