Pema Chodron: Smile at Fear – Living From The Heart

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serving the world….

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Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world;

by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life.

Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.

Bhagavad Gita

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And behold, those who have chosen to be graced with belief,

and do works that help others –

it is they, they who are the best of all created beings.

Qur’an 98:7

Adiyat al-Tawaf’s Forgiveness Prayer

Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

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Adiyat al-Tawaf’s Forgiveness Prayer

O God, truly You have said in your Word,
“Call onto Me and I will answer you.’

We have called onto You, O Lord.
So forgive us in accordance with Your command.

For You do not break your promises.

Our Lord, truly we have heard the caller calling us to faith:
‘Believe in your Lord.’
And, ‘O Lord, we have believed.
Then forgive us our trespasses and rid us of our iniquities.
Let us be called hence with the righteous.

O Lord, in You have we trusted,
to You we have returned.
Yours is the ordering.

Forgive us, O Lord,
and our brethren who have preceded us in the faith.

Let there be no ill will towards those who have believed.
For You are kindly and merciful.
O Lord, Make our light complete and forgive us.

You art powerful over all things.
I take refuge with You.

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amin amin amin

No divisions…

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All who have faith in God 
are striving and searching for the same thing. 
Therefore, we must have no divisions of race, 
religion, or caste, for wherever there are separations, 
we can never see God. 
Only in the place where no divisions exist can one see God.
These divisions keep us apart from His qualities,
from His grace, from His treasure, from His justice,
from His knowledge, and from His truth and peace.
They separate us from God.
Those who have such differences within will never find peace.


Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.)
Islam and World Peace, Explanations of a Sufi- pg. 54