The Rock

Sufi texts: The Rock 9 August 2020 Pauline de Villiers
HINDU SCRIPTURES
When the completely controlled mind rests serenely in the Self alone, free from
longing after all desires, then one is called steadfast, in the Self.
Such a one sees without eye, hears without ear and knows whatever is to be
known.
(Principal Upanishads p.402: 19) DIVINE WISDOM
BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES
A mind that has attained the four sublime states of unconditional love,
compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity is untroubled by random thoughts
and petty considerations. The consciousness that flows through it is calm and
majestic, like a mighty river fed from pure mountain springs. The river flows into
the sea but the sea level does not rise because an equal amount of water has
evaporated, becomes cloud, and then falls as rain on the mountain again. This
illustrates the essence of equanimity.
Cultivate an all-embracing mind of love for all throughout the Universe, in all its
height, depth and breadth – Love that is untroubled and beyond hatred or
enmity. As you stand, walk, sit or lie, so long as you are awake, pursue this
awareness: It is deemed the Divine State.
From Karaniya Metta Sutta DIVINE COMPASSION
ZOROASTRIAN SCRIPTURES
In religion, one of the most essential things is communion with God; communion
with regard to thought, word and deed with all rectitude, in which one is attached
to God and the good ones, and does not ever corrupt that attachment.
(Denkard Ch.6, Vs 43) DIVINE PURITY
HEBREW SCRIPTURES
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains
were brought forth, or even Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even
from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
From T H.O. L. R, Ch 6/31 DIVINE LAW
CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES
Be not conformed to this world.
But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12.2 DIVINE SELF-SACRIFICE
THE SCRIPTURES OF ISLAM
Our duty is to stand firm and unswerving. To obey, and in steadfast courage to
persevere, to retrieve our mistakes, not in grief and despair but in the firm hope
of Allah.
Saying of Muhammed 43 DIVINE UNITY
SUFI TEACHINGS
Life is an opportunity not only of accomplishing one’s desires, but of fulfilling even
the deepest yearning of the soul. Every moment of life is an opportunity and the
greatest opportunity is to know the value of opportunity.
Love develops into harmony, and of harmony is born beauty. Love which
manifests as tolerance, as forgiveness, that love it is which heals the wounds of
the heart.
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