Saturday, June 13, 2009

undertsand these symbols and fall to the ground

"When a seed falls
into the ground,
it germinates,
and becomes
a tree:

if you understand these symbols,
you'll follow us,
and fall to the ground,
with us."

~ Rumi

Teaching of Death of Ego before Death

"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth
and dies, it remains by itself alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit"

~ Jesus (John. 12:24)

"Die before death and be born again in the new life. Then you can know Me well."

~ Sacred tradition of Islam, al-Tirmidhi

Parable of Seed in Quran and Gospel

... You see them bowing down, prostrating, seeking the grace of God and acceptance. Their marks are on their foreheads from traces of prostrations. This is their likeness in the Torah. And their likeness in the Evangel (Injil) is of a seed that sends forth a shoot and strengthens it so it rises firm upon its stalk, delighting its sowers ..
~ The Qur'an 48:29

The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what Heaven's kingdom is like." He said to them, "It's like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a large plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky." ~ Thomas 20

Knowing thyself

"Man 'arafa nafsahu faqad 'arafa Rabbahu"
One who knows one's self has known one's Master

~ Saying of blessed Messenger, Muhammad

When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the Ever Living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.

~ Christ, Gospel of Thomas

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