Sunday, February 7, 2010

Release from the world


Never be without the remembrance of Him,
for His remembrance gives wings and pinions
and strength of flight to the bird of the Spirit.
If you obtain your whole purpose that is "Light upon Light".
But at the very least, by practising God's remembrance
your inward being (batin) will be gradually enlightened
and illumined
and you will achieve release from the world.
- Rumi in Fihi ma fihi

"O you who believe. Remember Allah with much remembrance."
(Qur'an Al-Ahzab 41)
"Verily in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest."
(Qur'an Ar-Rad 28)

O son, we may belong with the world but may we be liberated from it.
To that end, remember Him!
Rumi's quote is from: The Wisdom of Sufism
Pic credit: Zia Aziz

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