Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Sufi Thought for the Week (Chief Seattle)

“Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.”                                                                                                                 Chief Seattle (1780-1866) http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/331799.Chief_Seattle Quote contributed by Navid Zaidi; … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain?

by Modaser Shah Ghalib, the well-known Urdu poet, in one of his ghazals says: In the dream my thoughts were involved with you; when I woke up, I found neither loss nor gain. “The belief that a deeper connection is … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: The World Through My Eyes (A photo and a poem)

by Ali Hammad DILEMMA OF A MODERN PERSON—2 Am I to leap and prance? Stay in a frozen stance? Move mountains with a glance? Dance a particle dance? Am I free or determined? Photo and poem by Ali Hammad Related: … Continue reading

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Sufi Snaps: 21st Century Citizen (A photo and a poem)

by Ali Hammad DILEMMA OF A MODERN PERSON Uncertainty a certainty, particle is a wave-quantum; now you know my position, can you tell my momentum? Am I dead or alive or a Schrödinger cat? Photograph and poem by Ali Hammad

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The Delicate Secret: Relationship of Humans, God and Universe

by Navid Zaidi کیہہ کردا نی کیہہ کردا نی کوئی پچھو کھاں دلبر کیہہ کردا وچ مسیت نماز گزاریں،بت خانے جا وڑدا آپ اکو کئی لکھ گھراں دے،مالک ایہہ گھر گھر دا اکے گھر وچ وسدیاں رسدیاں،نہیں ہوندا وچ پردا … Continue reading

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A Sufi Thought for the Week (Korzybski)

“The map is not the territory”—Alfred Korzybski (Polish-American philosopher, 1879-1950) Contributed by Modaser Shah

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“Ha Ha Ha” Sufi Style

by Kamran Zafar A little humor goes a long way in our daily lives. Modern science and studies have found laughter to be similar to good medicine for a sickness. The history of humor, of course, is as old as … Continue reading

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