Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Simple rule of living | saying of Prophet Muhammad

In our ever increasing chaotic (also termed as modern) world, peace of heart is a rare thing. It has become such rare that many of us don't even know if there is such a thing. We are constantly bombarded with so many mundane things that are enough to keep up preoccupied from the moment we wake up till we go to sleep, worried again for the next day - and this cycle goes on.

There is a sure struggle of setting preferences in our daily activities, in our living. And perhaps as a guide we can recall one of the sayings of the Last Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace; when he mentioned the most simple rule of living for peace of our heart. He says the following:

When a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart, give it up. - Prophet Muhammad, the Final Messenger of God (570-632 CE)

The saying might sound very simple, devoid of any complex philosophical doctrine; yet again this zen like saying expresses the essence that can lead to the inner peace of the heart. It is known from ancient ages that our heart has the intelligence to guide us. Thus when the heart is disturbed (and vice versa when it feels joy), that is a sure enough signal for us to take note and act accordingly.

Read again the saying and meditate upon it. Repeat it inside of you to see the effect.

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