Author Archives: Brother M

Silent Shouts of Joy: Raising Your Thoughts to the Divine (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Remember thy Lord in thy soul, humbly and fearfully, not loud of voice, at morn and eventide. [Quran 7:205]. Where can we find real joy — joy that is lasting and completely satisfying? To be always joyous is … Continue reading

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Fasting of the Heart: Resisting Worldly Temptations

Fasting of the Heart “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he … Continue reading

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Lust, Fasting & Self-Control: Weaning the Soul from Desires

Lusts: Insatiable, Fleeting, Unsatisfying There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces; he who knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise; even in the [supernal] pleasures [of the devas], he … Continue reading

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