Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. Here we are at Pearl of the Orient, in high spirits, and the tide too is on the high today. That could only mean one thing, we are in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan.
On the chapter "On the same" in this precious secret book that's in my hand, Shaykh Sharfuddin says:
"In short, when the disciple realises that Greatness of God, feels the pangs of his seeking, knows that "who gains Him gains all, who loses Him loses all.", and finds that he can dispense with all save Him, he then overcomes his old habits and unfolds the vision, "I am from God and for God."
"Life and death, acceptance and rejection, praise and blame are thenceforth equal in his eyes. Heaven and earth find no place in his heart. He bows to none for food, clothes or money. His goal being the Divine Sanctuary, he longs for naught save God."
Let's strive to be on that balance - be on the same, regardless, whatever.