WHAT IS IT? DON’T ASK ME, ‘CUZ I HAVEN’T GOT THE ANSWER TO THAT…
YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE TALK ABOUT GETTING INTO A PHASE, WHERE THEY DON’T SEEM TO CONCENTRATE AND FEEL LIKE THEY’RE NOT FUNCTIONING WELL?!
WELL, THAT’S WHERE I STAND RIGHT NOW…
I HEAR THEM, BUT DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT.
I SEE THEM, BUT UNSURE OF THEIR PRESENCE…..
I’VE BEEN DRIFTING OFF TO THIS UNKNOWN WORLD OF PEACE AND SILENCE…
NO PEOPLE, NO VOICES, NO WORRIES, NO HASSLE!
Thursday, April 20, 2006
WHAT IS IT? DON’T ASK ME, ‘CUZ I HAVEN’T GOT THE ANSWER TO THAT…
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
As human beings, we all comprehend the idea that we have hearts, minds, and bodies. But when talking about our soul, we most likely overlook it. Our soul, this elusive thing that makes us who and what we are. Ignoring it and not nurturing it makes our disconnection with our selves complete. We must nurture our souls, hearts, minds and bodies, in order to be fully functioning beings.
I want to stop seeing what I’m seeing; I want to stop seeing what I don’t like to see… I see hollow people passing me by, everyday, everywhere… it’s scary! I don’t like it anymore! It’s not just that. I’ve come to a limit where I cant stand it… it hurts when I come to think about people surrounding me… however, when did I –the li’l sara- become a young lady and started comprehending and analyzing all this… its killing me softly, with every breath I take, my interaction with human beings decreases, and the grieve in my heart increases… my patience is almost out. I need to meet any living human being…BEINGS…being a lot of things… being loving, being warm, being connected, being caring,….being a lot of things other than being not being… being the same with no achievements, being shallow, and avoiding all different emotions…
In this world of diversity, the kind of answers you get to your technical questions depends as much on the way you ask the questions as on the difficulty of developing the answer. I hope this article gets us a satisfactory answer to a very difficult question.
IN A WORLD OF RAPID CHANGE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ALWAYS STAY THE SAME? SOMETIMES, WE FACE QUESTIONS THAT HARDLY HAVE ANSWERS… LETS SAY, I ASK YOU THIS, WOULD YOU, YES YOU, LIKE TO LIVE FOREVER?
“we created man from a quintessence (of clay); then we placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then we made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot we made a (fetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be allah, the noblest of creators!”
So we are creatures created with countless needs, the calculations of the time spent on routine tasks necessary for survival are, undoubtedly, worth thinking about. As stated earlier, at least 15-20 years of a 60-year life are spent asleep. The initial 5-10 years of the remaining 40-45 years, however, are spent in childhood, another period that is also spent in an almost unconscious state. In other words, a sixty-year-old man will have spent perhaps half of his life without consciousness. Regarding the other half of life, many statistics are available. These figures, for instance, include the time spent preparing meals, eating, bathing or caught in traffic jams. This list can be further extended. In conclusion, what remains from a "long" life is only 3-5 years. WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH A SHORT LIFE IN COMPARISON TO AN ETERNAL ONE?
Everyone has to spend some of his daily time sleeping. No matter how much work he has or how he struggles to avoid it, it is inescapable that he will fall asleep and remain in bed for at least a quarter of the day. Hence, man is conscious only eighteen hours a day; he spends the remaining time – a minimum of six hours a day on average – in complete unconsciousness.
“It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then after strength, gave (you) weakness, and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power.“(Surat ar-Rum, 54)
" Life can not be that complicated, yet can not be that simple either. Confusing. Yes. Very actually. Born. Connect. Get attached on purpose. How can not you be. They die. Pain. You do not learn. Search for another one to attach to. Fall in love. This time your choice or so you think or even do not think. Something happens or nothing happens. You do not want to detach. Can not. Feel grabbed like a dead animal. Revolve and spin in their space. Reminding yourself that you want to be free. They tell you to go. Go. Go away. You beg to be a servant. But they are no masters, you know. And indeed you are no servant. Yet you act as one. They abuse you. You abuse yourself I suppose. You blame it all on them. They see you as fool. You see them as idiots. Both of you are idiots.You live in patterns. Call it energy patterns or life patterns. Pattern why need to define the type. Things are repeated. Things in your life I mean. You fall for the wrong people. You learn. Swear you were wrong. Never will do this again. You are kidding me. You do it again. This time it is more fun. Watching a movie. Seeing yourself sneaking to doing it again. Know it is wrong. Recognize the pain. Taste the pain & regret before things happen, yet you keep going. Doing it. Happy for the feeling you get, yet, know it is all fake. I have been there. I have been swaped by guilt feeling before. I know its ending. Well, sounds like I like to see things end. Is it a yoga concept? Things must end before a new one starts. Dunno. For sure, something will start. But to my surprise, it is the one thing that had just died."
“Every container will only pour out what is contained in it, and so your tongue is your ability to express what lies in your spirit, everything around you is environmental forces that shape how your being is and how your heart is, and when you open your mouth to speak, its like your heart is a sponge that absorbs all of this material from around you, essentially what you’re doing is squeezing what is in you, and what comes out is going to be what has been compiled in your mind and in your memory, obviously you can only express in your heart what has been placed in it, and so in order for the outcome and the output from the tongue to be positive, the input in that needs to be positive…”
--By Shaykh Abdullah Adhami--
WANT TO BE HAPPY AND FREE FROM MISERY? YOU SHOULD LIVE A LIFE OF WISDOM, PURE INTENTIONS, CONVERSATIONCOMPASSIONATE ACTION, WITH PURITY OF HEART…
It has been a trial. We’re unbound from the chains of gravity, pain, aging & death... Life slips away second by second. Are you aware that every second brings you closer to death? Do you realize that death is as close to you as it is to other people?
We are told in the verse:
"Every soul shall taste death in the end; to Us shall you be brought back."
(Surat al-'Ankabut: 57)
Everyone who has ever appeared on this earth was destined to die. Without exception they all died, every one. Today, we hardly come across the traces of many of these people who passed away. Those currently living and those who will ever live will also face death on a predestined day. Despite this fact, people tend to see death as an unlikely incident.
YOU CAN NOT REMAIN CLEAN OR AWAKE ALL THE TIME!
If I tell you that there is a mysterious tree that right after eating from its everlasting fruits, you’ll be immortal- frozen in time. Whatever age you are, when they eat from its fruit, it will remain the very same. You won’t GROW OLD or DIE. WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER? Basically, the premise is that immortality in a fallen world would be a torment. But you’ll see too much, too many goodbyes! But the limitations placed on us in this life, genetically, monetarily and at the hands of time & tragedy are hard to bear.
To have rest from the witness of human suffering and death for centuries...
This wonderful place has been built with alternate layers of Gold and Silver Bricks. The Mortar used therein is pure Muskh (Musk). The Pebbles will be of rubies and pearls and the Soil will be of Saffron. Comfort, pleasure and happiness will be for whom is allowed here. Grief and sorrow will be unknown. Youth will remain forever and death will be of the past.
Strolling along in this beautiful place, one will visualize gardens and rivers, the likes of which cannot ever be imagined let alone seen in this world. Here, the Vessels and Furniture are made of Gold and silver. This is no small place. There are one hundred stages one above the other, the distance between each equal to the distance between the earth and the sky. The highest stage is the best one. Four Canals will flow in this place: Milk, Honey, Sacred Wine and Water. How wonderful? Each stage is so vast that the entire population of the whole world can be accommodated in it. Moving along, one will see trees, the trunks of which will be of gold and silver. There will be plenty to eat and drink! Life there will be for eternity!
Heaven brings about true peace,
peace of soul, & peace of heart.
Peace of body & peace of mind,
it brings to all people apart.
Far from the sin of all bad deeds,
& closer to a brand new start.
Begin a journey in our final abode,
that will be in everlasting comfort.
Hope Heaven I come one day,
& walk in your gorgeous yards.
IF YOU DESIRE IMMORTAL GLORY, SEEK GLORY IN THE IMMORTAL.
FOR THIS REASON, MAN SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT HE OWES HIS BEING AND LIFE TO HIS CREATOR, GOD. THERE IS NOTHING FOR MAN TO BE ARROGANT OR BOASTFUL ABOUT. HIS HEALTH, BEAUTY OR STRENGTH IS NOT HIS OWN WORK, AND IT IS NOT GIVEN TO HIM ETERNALLY. HE CERTAINLY WILL BECOME OLD AND LOSE HIS HEALTH AND BEAUTY. IN THE QUR'AN, THIS IS STATED AS:
"ANYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN IS ONLY THE ENJOYMENT OF THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD AND ITS FINERY. WHAT IS WITH GOD IS BETTER AND LONGER LASTING. SO WILL YOU NOT USE YOUR INTELLECT?"
(SURAT AL-QASAS: 60)
Sunday, April 16, 2006
I would like to encourage every submitter to do his own search into what a powerful heart God has given us. A heart to use in feeling, thinking, loving. A heart to cure disease.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
You never know when your fate gon' switch hand == Get today's solid ground out of yesterday's quicksand
...OUT OF WATER...
Today she walks on solid ground, but once
The world was water, every touch a wave,
The house that kept her safe, the walls of kelp,
The bed of coral-stone, were just a current
Lashed around a dock, with fish asleep
In all the reef’s crannies. The sharks stood guard
And crabs trickled like mercury on glass.
Today she walks on solid ground, where none
Can fly, where there is no clear ceiling on,
Where she is told she ought to try to climb
Beyond the blue. She digs her toes in deep,
Kneels, clutches hands of dirt and pebbles, and
In her liquid voice, mourns the oceans passed
Beyond her eyes. And all is well with us
To know she sees with us again; it scares
Us deep to know someone who drinks where no-one dares.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Anyhow, first story… last night I could not sleep. And the reason is sooooooo strange... I wasn’t able to swallow my saliva! I had my tonsils so swollen and infected, which made it so difficult for me to swallow my own saliva… So we should be thankful 24/7 for the tiniest things... Praise the lord of the worlds…
Second story…today, my mom told me this incredible story of her friends’ daughter… that girls’ name is Mira… when Mira was 2, while sitting on her moms lap, next to her uncle (who was driving the car then), they bumped the car in front of them, the airbag blew up and saved Mira, but it was too hard that lead to breaking Miras’ front tooth, and her mouth started bleeding frantically…. Few minutes later they were in the hospital checking Miras’ skull and everything… While they were checking the baby-girl, her uncle was like "if i drove slower...", and her mom was like "if i wud have put her in hear seat...".... Anyhow when the X-rays results came out, they told Miras’ mom that "there is nothing broken BUT….
But she has a tumor equal to quarter the size of her brain!!!!!!!!"
They had to travel all the way to the States and take it out before it grows and have an effect on her nerves… DAYS PASSED, WEEKS, YEARS AND….
And now this girl is a young hale and hearty lady with no health complexity whatsoever…
The point is, without that car accident, that girl might have been dead by now, or suffering from unbelievable sum of health issues…
One should always be grateful to their Lord no matter what befalls them.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Cars rushing past,
all speeding and fighting
to be first off the lights,
they're all hitting their horns,
I assume they have somewhere to go
although where it is
I don't want to know!
A bus pulls up,
so many people fight to get on
they've all got to get somewhere
so they stand in the stench,
in a closed compartment
and breath in
everyone else's sweat.
A tram goes byringing its bell,
even more people pour in,
their numbers swell.
There are also the cyclists
that rule the road,
they must be tired of living,
as they asssume right of way,
Don't they realise,
everyone else is bigger than them?
Everyone seems to have somewhere to go
as they all rush noisily past my window.
Oh, where did peace and tranquility go?
--By Ian McAtee--
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
When I was young, back in grade one, I remember in the P.E. periods when I started playing basketball… I used to hold the ball firmly with my hands, and raise my arms as much as I can, and then when I decide to throw the ball, it at times used to end up falling right behind me… I also remember back then when my daddy started training me tennis and ping pong, I used to concentrate so hard (trying to impress him), holding the bat with a hand and the little yellow ball with the other, and eventually swinging the bat through the air, and the ball falls right where I stood… Then with time, we start focusing and become more capable, but that don’t mean we reached the top, its just …
Thing is, there is no top in this life…
I wonder how's this little flower doing now? It was seen since almost two years, enjoying being away from our greedy hands, (oh, i don't think i should blame our hands, its us really, not our hands), in a field trip that took place in the outskirts of the city... Happy flower! It won't be asked for what it has done in this life...
"With Him are the keys to all secrets; none knows them except He. He knows everything on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. Nor is there a grain in the depths of the soil. Nor is there anything wet or dry, that is not recorded in a profound record. "
Saturday, April 08, 2006
DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT I WAS SO HURT… WHERE IS NOBLENESS OF TREATING WOMEN?
Friday, April 07, 2006
Is he going to be alright?
His heart's beating.
He's dead, Rose. Your father passed.
How can that be? He was getting better.
He coded. They shocked him one too
many times. I'm sorry.
He was tough. You did all you could.
You have to keep the body going until
the brain and heart recover enough
to go on their own.
Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
Closer where i Started
Chasing after you
forgetting all i'm lacking
i'll take your invitation
you take all of me
i'm living for the only thing i know
i'm running and not quite sure where to go
i don't know what i'm diving into
just hanging by a moment here with you
In the last year I had come to believe
in such things as spirits leaving
the body and not wanting to be put
back, spirits angry at the awkward
places death had left them. I
understood how crazy it was to think
this way, but I was convinced if I
turned around, I'd see Old Man Burke
standing at the window, watching,
waiting for us to finish.
==BRINGING OUT THE DEAD==
JOHN BURKE, 30, grabs Franks arm:
We were just watching TV and Dad
yelled out and started punching his
chest, next thing he locked himself
in the bathroom. I said we were gonna
call you guys and he said not to.
He was crying, I never heard him
crying before, then he sorta stopped.
We pulled him out and put him on thebed.
Frank and Larry moving the body to the floor:
How long ago did he stop breathing?
Maybe ten minutes. Woman on the phone
tried to tell us how to do CPR.
Please, you gotta do something.
We'll do all we can.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Briefly, time comes about as a result of comparisons of information stored in the brain. If man had no memory, his brain could not make such interpretations and therefore, he would never form any perception of time. One determines himself to be twenty years old (AS I’M DETERMINING MYSELF TO BE SO AT 00:01 AM ON WED. 05-04-06), only because he has accumulated in his mind information pertaining to those twenty years. If his memory did not exist, then he could not think of any such preceding period and would be experiencing only the single "moment" in which he was living.
IF PEOPLE HAD NO MEMORIES, THEY WOULD NOT THINK OF THE PAST AS A PERIOD OF TIME, BUT AS A PERCEIVED “MOMENT.”
Because of suggestions we receive, we think we live in separate divisions of time called past, present and future. However, the only reason we have a concept of "past" (as we explained earlier) is that various things have been placed in our memories. For example, the moment we enrolled in primary school is a bit of information in our memory and we perceive it therefore as an event in the past. However, future events are not in our memories. Therefore, we regard these things that we do not yet know about as things that will be experienced or happen in the future. But just as the past has been experienced from our point of view, so has the future. But, because these events have not been given to our memories, we cannot know them.
If God puts future events into our memories, then, the future would be the past for us. For example, a twenty year old person has twenty years of memories and events in his memory and, for this reason, thinks he has a twenty year past. If future events between the ages of twenty and seventy were to be put into this person's memory, then, for this twenty year old individual, both his twenty years and the "future" between the ages of twenty and seventy, would become the past. In this situation past and future would be present in the memory, and each one would be lived experiences for him.
Because God has made us perceive events in a definite series, as if there were a time moving from past to future, He does not inform us of our future or give this information to our memories. The future is not in our memories, but all human pasts and futures are in His eternal memory. This, as we said before, is like observing a human life as if it were already wholly depicted and complete in a film. Someone who cannot advance the film sees his life as the frames pass one by one. He is mistaken in thinking that the frames he has not yet seen constitute the future.
We rely on our five senses to live. We perceive only what our senses allow and we can never succeed in stepping out of the boundaries of our senses. The time and space we live in is similarly perceived. If our brain cannot detect a being through our five senses, we simply say that that being has "disappeared." Accordingly, for us, events, images or sensations, which are stored in our memory, exist, i.e., they are alive, while those that are forgotten no longer exist. To put it another way, beings and events, which are not in our memory, become past events for us; they are simply dead and non-existent.
Yet, this holds true only for human beings; that is because it is only human beings who have a limited memory. THE MEMORY OF GOD, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS SUPERIOR TO EVERYTHING. It is boundless and eternal. Yet one point deserves mention here: the concept "the memory of God" is used only for clarification purposes. It is definitely unlikely that any comparison or similarity could be drawn between the memory of God and the memory of a man. God is surely the One Who creates everything from nothingness and Who knows everything down to the last detail.
Because the memory of God is infinite, nothing existent in Him becomes lost. In other words, NO LIVING BEING CREATED BY GOD VANISHES, NO FLOWER FADES, NO DRINK FINISHES, NO PERIOD COMES TO AN END, AND NO FOOD IS CONSUMED… In its first form as a cloud of dust, the universe is in God’s sight; every moment in history exists in His sight as they were: stones of Stonehenge are being put in place, the Egyptian pyramids are being constructed, the Sumerians are searching the stars, Neanderthals eke out their living, the Lascaux cave drawings are being painted, people live in Catal Huyuk and the Second World War is raging. In the same way, societies that will live thousands of years from now exist in God’s sight as they are building their civilizations and ordering their lives.
ETERNITY HAS BEGUN FOR A BEING OR AN EVENT BY THE TIME IT IS CREATED. FOR INSTANCE, WHEN A FLOWER IS CREATED, IT IS, IN REALITY, DESTINED NOT TO DISAPPEAR. THAT THIS BEING CEASES TO BECOME A PART OF ONE’S SENSATIONS AND IS ERASED FROM ONE'S MEMORY DOES NOT ACTUALLY MEAN THAT IT HAS VANISHED OR DIED. ITS STATE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD IS WHAT ACTUALLY MATTERS. FURTHERMORE, ALL STATES OF THIS BEING, BE IT ITS CREATION, ALL MOMENTS THROUGHOUT ITS LIFE OR DEATH, DO EXIST IN THE MEMORY OF GOD. U BETTER MAKE THEM GOOD ONES… OR ELSE, IT WON’T BE PLEASANT!