Too many thoughts running through my head now but… if you have some time, this is an impactful, though lengthy, video that I think is worth giving a watch.

“Remember Me, and I will remember you.” [2:152]

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excerpt II

It’s easy to love a perfect God, unblemished and infallible that He is. What is far more difficult is to love a fellow human being with all their imperfections and defects. Remember, one can only know what one is capable of loving. There is no wisdom without love. Unless we learn to love God’s creation, we can neither truly love nor truly know God.

Real faith is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure water, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart.

The universe is one being. Everything and everyone is interconnected through an invisible web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in a silent conversation. Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space and they will come back to us in due time. One man’s pain will hurt us all. One man’s joy will make everyone smile.

Shams-i-Tabrizi

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if you’ve been waiting for this

Came in to work, sat down, did everything I needed to do within 3 hours, and now I am happy and can’t wait to knock off work! The feeling of accomplishment is tenfold for us procrastinators.

So anyway, I’ve not been thinking much about a certain issue because the anger in me has somewhat dissipated knowing that I’m not in the wrong. It just irks me that people can be extremely ignorant and defensive when they realise that their guilty conscience has been aggravated, yet deny the fact by using all sorts of whacked justification to make themselves feel better.

When an argument turns ugly, and the other party has no more points to whip out from their pocket (or robe, if you must), they start raking in all sorts of irrelevant matters. And that is just pointless, silly, and comes to absolutely no conclusion.

I have this urge to get off of my chest this niggling fact; that it doesn’t matter what sort of family or status one is born in. Religion aside, if one has the basic sense of morality, they’d know what to prioritise and not bring into the picture words like how the “rich” look down on the “poor”. Who are we to tell who is rich or poor? By where they live? By the things they have? By the job that they hold?

To you, the poorest would be those who’ve gone astray. But to me, the poor fall into the category of those who keep on using the excuse of having been born into an underprivileged family (as said by themselves, when this doesn’t even cross some people’s minds). I know so many people who have never once let that come in the way of them working hard and finding money. They use that fact to their advantage and strive hard to have a better life, instead of using it as an excuse for not being able to keep to their word when it comes to issues of money.

Sure, money isn’t everything. But it is everything when you comfortably live your lives without thinking that I was the one who had to work hard and find money just to settle a debt that I had not even incurred in the first place, and taking your own sweet time to repay just because I’ve settled this. Oh right, I forgot I’m just a weak human being and not a bank that’d chase you down. And even when I did do something after a very long time of keeping silent, I got hit in the face with all kinds of harsh words. What a turn of events, right?

But right now, that isn’t even the issue. The issue is how one can portray two faces to the world; one where others look up to you as a righteous figure (and for that, I shan’t fault anyone), and the other where I know exactly just how many judgmental thoughts pass through your head.

With that, Khalas.

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