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    “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”

    'Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. ...

    “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

    “This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing ...

    Updated 12-15-2014 at 07:40 PM by NikolaiI

  2. Hoaxes and Delusions

    by , 12-04-2014 at 10:54 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently I thought about making comments about the people in this area who are infected with the Ebola virus. I was just thinking about getting a little more clear space around me. Good sense prevailed, and I didn’t mention the people with Ebola, because that might be a criminal act. I just searched for the laws under which I might be charged, and I became uncertain as to whether there is such a law. Apparently “fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary ...

    Updated 12-04-2014 at 10:21 PM by PeterL

  3. A Very Special Prayer:Thee Alone do We Worship And Thee Alone Do We Implore For Help.

    by , 12-03-2014 at 10:48 AM (The Promised Revival -- To Bring Faith Back Even If It Had Gone To Pleiades (i.e. weakened).)
    Peace be on you.
    Prior to the verse “Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone so we implore for help.” [Holy Quran chapter 1, verse 5], Allah the Exalted has mentioned His four noble attributes in previous verses. These noble divine attributes are:

    “rabbil aalameen” (Lord of all worlds, Who blesses all creatures - very general blessing ),

    “al Rahman” (The Gracious, Who grants without any request, Who bless all human),

    “al Raheem” (Who repeats ...
  4. The Guest House

    The Guest House,
    by Jaladdin Rumi

    This being human is a guest house.
    Every morning a new arrival.

    A joy, a depression, a meanness,
    some momentary awareness comes
    As an unexpected visitor.

    Welcome and entertain them all!
    Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
    who violently sweep your house
    empty of its furniture,
    still treat each guest honorably.
    He may be clearing you out
    for some ...
  5. Alcohol and Development

    by , 12-01-2014 at 09:18 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    For some reason I was thinking about the unfortunate matter of prohibitions on alcohol that are age based and the matter of binge drinking and stupidity. It probably came to mind because there is an oversized university near here, and it isn’t easy to get a sandwich and a pint of ale together (some fools think that it will encourage alcoholism or something like that). It is sad that the custom of consuming alcoholic beverages with meals is dying out, but that’s what the people who think that they ...

    Updated 12-02-2014 at 10:23 AM by PeterL