Monday, February 13, 2006

current events ....

From the Koran: "Do Not argue with the followers of earlier revelations otherwise than in the most kindly manner-unless it be such of them as are set on evil doing- and say: "We believe in that which has been bestowed upon us, as well as that which has been bestowed upon you: for our God and your God is one and the same, and it is unto him that we [all] surrender ourselves."

and from Iranian philosopher Ali Shariati: "As you circumambulate and move closer to the Kabah, you feel like a small stream merging with a big river. Carried by a wave you lose touch with the ground. Suddlenly, you are floating, carried on by the flood. As you approach the center, the pressure of the crowd squeezes youso hard that you are given a new life. You are now part of the People; you are now a Man, alive and eternal...The Kabah is the world's sun whose face attarcts you into its orbit. You have become part of this universal system. Circumambulating around Al-lah, you will soon forget yourself...You have been transformed into a particle that is gradually meltingand disappearing. This is absolute love at its peak."

Different strokes for different folks I say!


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