'O God, carry us in the ships of Thy deliverance, give us to enjoy the pleasure of whispered prayer to Thee, make us drink at the pools of Thy love, let us taste the sweetness of Thy affection and nearness, allow us to struggle in Thee, preoccupy us with obeying Thee, and purify our intentions in devoting works to Thee, for we exist through Thee and belong to Thee, and we have no one to mediate with Thee but Thee!' Imam Sajjad ('A); Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya

Friday, 26 September 2008

says it all...

Weak of heart, sound in mind,
The soul naturally pulling towards its source.

The body an earthly vessel,
Natural inclination towards this worldly aspiration.

A balanced creation sent on this earth
The caging of the soul within the earthly vessel.

A munificient Creator aware of the earthly pull,
Balances the forces in man's spiritual favour.

Through guidance divine, living, breathing examples,
Guides and guide books alike sent down in succession.

Hold on! There is also Satan's constant chatter,
Confusing the otherwise well balanced human soul.

Divine light sends down constant guidance,
A divine whispering right into the heart.

Man misguided, ungrateful too? Certainly not!
Deaf, dumb and blind as man shuts off the divine light.

The soul's whisperings guidance towards aright,
Supressed by the vessel's desires for this worldly delights.

Thus strive to open the soul to divine light,
Seek to hear, see and speak through divine guidance.

The secret to success is not to be found without,
From within must come the true guidance to right.

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