“TRIPPING OVER JOY”

“TRIPPING OVER JOY

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.”

― Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy.

Between Good and Evil

The battle between good and evil continued for centuries, the pious one have spent all their lives pondering over the evil,  their strategies, tactics and mode of operation. However in a time like this today,  it is not important to focus merely on combating the war. The true victory can only be achieved by setting our own agenda of positive activities to be spread on a mass level, on a level that may eliminate all evil forces. We should spread so much positivity that the negative is left helpless. Focus on spreading as it is not the time to ponder or discuss but a time to focus. Action is the demand of time. It is mandatory for each of us to act in our own little capacity for the spread of the true religion. This only will guarentee us inner peace, as inner peace is only attained by serving thy lord. The Lord who created us, gave us the ability to choose between the right and wrong. In the dynamic era of today it is not only important  to spread the fundamentals of a religion but also to spread the essence of the real religion that is the essence of love and togetherness. Who ever among us is not on this agenda of spreading the “true essence of religion” is of no use to the creator or creations. He may never attain inner peace as inner peace can only be attained by satisfying the true beloved. And my dear friends, the beloved can only be satisfied by the love we show for his creations. Their is no comparison to social, humanitarian services and good deeds accomplish without any cause but the love of god.

Remembrance of God

Bukhari narrated in his book from Abu Huraira that

The Prophet (s) said, “Allah, Almighty and Exalted, has angels who seek the people of Dhikr. If they find the people of Dhikr they encompass them until they reach the first heaven. And Allah asks his angels, ‘What are my servants doing?’ The angels say, ‘O Allah, they are praising You and glorifying You and they are making Dhikr.’ Allah says, ‘Did they see Me?’ The angels answer, ‘No, they didn’t see You.’ Then Allah asks, ‘How would it be if they were to see Me?’ The angels reply, ‘O Allah, if they were to see You, they would be making more praise of You and more glorification of You and more Dhikr of You.’ And Allah asks ‘What are they asking for?’ The angels say, ‘They are asking for Your Paradise.’ Allah asks, ‘Did they see My Paradise?’ The angels answer, ‘No, Our Lord.’ Allah continues, ‘How would it be if they saw My Paradise?’ The angels reply, ‘They would be more attracted and more eager to reach it.’ Then Allah asks them, ‘Of what are they afraid?’ And the angels say, ‘They are afraid of hellfire.’ and Allah asks, ‘How would it be if they saw my Hellfire?’ and they reply, ‘They would be running more and more away from it and asking more and more protection from it.’ Then Allah said,’ I am making you all My witnesses: that I am forgiving them of all their sins.’ Then one angel asked, ‘O our Lord, there is among these people one who is not from them, he came only to ask for something from one of them.’ Allah said, ‘Those are my beloved ones who are making My Dhikr. Anyone who comes into their circle will be forgiven, and I am forgiving him.'”