Don’t look at expressions on faces. Don’t listen to what is said with tongues. Don’t let tears sway you. They are all but products of human skin. It changes everyday. Look instead for what is under the skin. Not the heart either, as it also fluctuates, nor the mind, as it changes its point of view whenever it changes its perspective. Moreover, the mind may accept at present what it denied in the past. Even scientists change their theories.
No, my son! If you want to understand a human, look at his or her action in a moment of free choice. Just then you will get very surprised as you may see a saint prostituting, and a whore praying! You may find a physician drinking poison, and you may get shocked by your friend stabbing your back, while your enemy saving you! You may see a servant who acts as noble as a master, and a master acts as despicable as the lowest servant! You may see kings taking bribes and wretches giving charity.
Look at man when there is no fear to stop him; when caution sleeps, desire gets satisfied and barriers fall. Just then you can see man’s reality: walking on four legs like an animal, or flying like an angel, or creeping like a snake, or eating mud like worms.
Faith & Philosopy
The main difference between faith and philosophy is that faith is a live word, which works effectively in the whole entity of human being, and man should work on achieving it. On the contrary, philosophy is a dead word; devoid of flesh and blood, just living in the mind where it remains static, cold, motionless and having no life. -----Sayyid Qutb
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Types Of Beauty
Know that beauty is two types: external and internal. Internal beauty is loved for itself; it is the beauty of knowledge, reason, generosity, chastity and courage. That inside beauty is what God looks at and loves in His servant. Moreover, inside beauty beautifies the external image even if it is not appealing, when the person is covered with reverence, sweetness and beautiful manners as much as his soul acquires of those features. A believer is granted reverence and beauty according to his faith, so he is revered by those who meet him and loved by those who deal with him. This is commonly observed as you can see the righteous, charitable and well-mannered man projecting the nicest impression even if he is plain in looks, especially when he has been blessed with keeping night prayers as they illuminate the face and beautify it.
“The closer I get, the more I see how far I am!”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere..they are in each other all along!”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“If you enter paradise looking for thorns, you will find none there but yourself.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher.”