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7 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Rule 40
Insight 40 A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.
3 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Thank You note and a brief exercise to consolidate the learning.
8 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz -Rule 39
Insight 39 While the part change, the whole always remains the same. For every thief who departs this world, a new one is born. And every descent person who passes away is replaced by a new one. In this way not only does nothing remain the same but also nothing ever really changes. For every Sufi who dies, another is born somewhere.
7 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love - Rule 38
Insight 38 It is never too late to ask yourself, “Am I ready to change the life I am living? Am I ready to change within?” Even if a single day in your life is the same as the day before, it surely is a pity. At every moment and with each new breath, one should be renewed and renewed again. There is only one-way to be born into a new life: to die before death.
8 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 37
Insight 37 God is a meticulous dock maker. So precise is His order that everything on earth happens in its own time. Neither a minute late nor a minute early. And for everyone without exception, the clock works accurately. For each there is a time to love and a time to die.
7 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love - Shams of Tabriz -Rule 36
Insight 36 This world is erected upon the principle of reciprocity. Neither a drop of kindness nor a speck of evil will remain unreciprocated. For not the plots, deceptions, or tricks of other people. If somebody is setting a trap, remember, so is God. He is the biggest plotter. Not even a leaf stirs outside God’s knowledge. Simply and fully believe in that. Whatever God does, He does it beautifully.
7 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz - Rule 35
Insight on Rule 35 In this world, it is not similarities or regularities that take us a step forward, but blunt opposites. And all the opposites in the universe are present within each and every one of us. Therefore the believer needs to meet the unbeliever residing within. And the nonbeliever should get to know the silent faithful in him. Until the day one reaches the stage of Insane-I Kamil, the perfect human being, faith is a gradual process and one that necessitates its seeming opposite: disbelief.
8 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love-Shams of Tabriz-Rule 34
Insight on Rule 34 Submission does not mean being weak or passive. It leads to neither fatalism nor capitulation. Just the opposite. True power resides in submission a power that comes within. Those who submit to the divine essence of life will live in unperturbed tranquillity and peace even the whole wide world goes through turbulence after turbulence.
6 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love- Shams of Tabriz-Rule 33
Insight on Rule 33 While everyone in this world strives to get somewhere and become someone, only to leave it all behind after death, you aim for the supreme stage of nothingness. Live this life as light and empty as the number zero. We are no different from a pot. It is not the decorations outside but the emptiness inside that holds us straight. Just like that, it is not what we aspire to achieve but the consciousness of nothingness that keeps us going.
7 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz -Rule 32
Insights on Rule 32 Nothing should stand between you and God. No imams, priests, rabbis or any other custodians of moral or religious leadership. Not spiritual masters and not even your faith. Believe in your values and your rules, but never lord them over others. If you keep breaking other people’s hearts, whatever religious duty you perform is no good...
5 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Rule 31
Insight on Rule 31 If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to soften inside. For your faith to be rock solid, your heart needs to be as soft as a feather. Through an illness, accident, loss or fright, one way or another, we are all faced with incidents that teach us how to become less selfish and judgmental and more compassionate and generous. Yet some of us learn the lesson and manage to become milder, while some others end up becoming even harsher than before.
4 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 30
Insights on Rule 30 The true Sufi is such that even when he is unjustly accused, attacked and condemned from all sides, he patiently endures, uttering not a sing bad word about any of his critics. A Sufi never apportions blame. How can there be opponents or rivals or even “others” when there is no “self” in the first place? How can there be anyone to blame when there is only One?
5 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love- Shams of Tabriz-Rule 29
Insight Rule 29 Destiny doesn’t mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. Therefore, to leave everything to the fate and to not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance. The music of the universe is all pervading and it is composed on 40 different levels. Your destiny is the level where you play your tune. You might not change your instrument but how well to play is entirely in your hands.
5 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 28
Insight Rule 28 The past is an interpretation. The future is an illusion. The World does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead, time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.
5 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 27
Insight Rule 27 Whatever you speak, good or evil, will somehow come back to you. Therefore, if there is someone who harbours ill thoughts about you, saying similarly bad things about him will only make matters worse. You will be locked in a vicious circle of malevolent energy. Instead for forty days and nights say and think nice things about that person. Everything will be different at the end of 40 days, because you will be different inside.
7 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 26
Insight on Rule 26 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.
6 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love- Shams of Tabriz-Rule 25
Insight Rule 25 Each reader comprehends the Holy Qur’an on a different level of tandem with the depth of his understanding. There are four levels of insight. The first level is the outer meaning, and it is the one that the majority of the people are content with. Next is the Batin – the inner level. Third, there is the innermost of the internal. And the fourth level is so deep it cannot be put into words and is therefore bound to remain indescribable.
7 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love- Shams of Tabriz- Rule 24
Insight Rule 24 Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both presents inside this very moment. Every time we fall in Love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy, or fight someone, we tumble straight into the fires of hell.
5 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love -Shams of Tabriz-Rule 23
Insight Rule 23 The human being has a unique place among God’s creation. “I breathed into him of My Spirit,” God says. Each one of us without exception is designed to be God’s delegate on earth. Ask yourself, just how often do you behave like a delegate, if you ever do so? Remember, it falls upon each of us to discover the divine spirit inside and live by it.
5 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
The 40 Rules of Love- Shams of Tabriz-Rule 22
Insight Rule 22 Life is a temporary loan and this world is nothing but a sketchy imitation of Reality. Only children would mistake a toy for the real thing. And yet human beings either become infatuated with the toy or disrespectfully break it and throw it aside. In this life stay away from all kinds of extremities, for they will destroy your inner balance. Sufis do not go to extremes. A Sufi always remains mild and moderate.
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