Tag Archives: Al-Ghazali

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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Fasting Essentials: Purity of Mind and Heart

   Fasting Essentials  “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. [Joel 2:12-13 (NIV)]. We often strive to attain lofty spiritual states by … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: The Divine Presence 2/3

Divine Presence So a man must be penetrated with the divine presence, and be shaped through and through with the shape of the God he loves, and be present in him, so that God’s presence may shine out to him … Continue reading

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