40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 32- Your Guide

Rule # 32 Nothing should stand between yourself and God. Not imams, priests, rabbis, or any other custodians of moral or religious leadership. Not spiritual masters, 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… Continue reading Rule # 32- Your Guide

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 31- A Soft Heart

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 all are faced with incidents that teach us how to… Continue reading Rule # 31- A Soft Heart

40 Rules of Enlightenment · Poetry

Rule # 30- The True Sufi

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 single 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… Continue reading Rule # 30- The True Sufi

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Rule # 29 – Defining Destiny

Rule# 29 Destiny doesn’t mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. Therefore, to leave everything to fate and to not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance. -The Forty Rules of Love As per their saying, “destiny is written” it’s not 100 percent correct. It’s not always… Continue reading Rule # 29 – Defining Destiny

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Rule # 28- Living in the Present

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… Continue reading Rule # 28- Living in the Present