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Love wins my friends!!

In Dream on August 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

Four Reasons for Optimism in the Wake of Tragedy—Insights from a Sikh and a Unitarian Minister | (A)theologies | Religion Dispatches

4. Love wins.

Bandana

Bandana Kaur is a graduate of Yale University, a Sikh ecologist, and writer. She is currently program manager for EcoSikh, a Sikh initiative for the earth, working in the Punjab region of South Asia and beyond. 

: In times like this, I remember that the quintessence of Sikhism is to love: to be love-inspired and love-driven. A dear friend of mine recently shared an experience that moved her during bhog (the service) honoring the deceased in Oak Creek. The musician, or raagi, leading the sangat (congregation) during the remembrance event, had also been present at the temple during the shootings. As the raagi began to sing, my friend could tell that there was a sadness in his voice. Despite the sorrow, he paused to share words of blessing, asking the Divine to take good care of Wade Michael Page in hope that Page has found peace within himself. My friend simply bowed her head in awe of the love shared.

 

One amazing article published in Religion Dispatches called:

Four Reasons for Optimism in the Wake of Tragedy—Insights from a Sikh and a Unitarian Minister

Why did I reblog this article my friends?Because I wanted to share one beautiful and amazing sentence written by Miss.Bandana Kaur:

” …. quintessence of Sikhism is to love: to be love-inspired and love-driven.”

         We should all remember this one:to be Love inspired and to be love driven!!

May God,Creator of the Universe and all living souls,

be merciful to all these victoms in that horible tragedy but also to Wade Micheal Page. 

That I pray in the name of Jesus Chist.Amen.Child's prayer

 

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Meditations

In Dream on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

 

Religions are different roads converging upon the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads so long as we reach the same goal.

mahatma gandhi

 

 

My God and My All! meditation prayer

 st. francis of assisi

 

 

 

 

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

luke 6:37 – Jesus

 

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,

our presence automatically liberates others

 

A return to love – marianne williamson

 

 

Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard,

at times as hard as crucible steel. (Mmm)

It has its bleak and difficult moments.

Like the ever-flowing waters of the river,

life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. (Yeah)

Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons,

life has the soothing warmth of its

summers and the piercing chill of its winters. (Yeah)

But if one will hold on,

he will discover that God walks with him, (Yeah. Well)

and that God is able (Yeah)

to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope

and transform dark and desolate valleys

into sunlit paths of inner peace. (Mmm)

 

Eulogy for the martyred children – Dr. Martin Luther King jr. – 1963

 

 

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,

even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

 

Desiderata – Max Ehrmann – 1927

 

 

Today, like every other day,

we wake up empty and frightened.

Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading.

Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

 

sufi mystic – Jelaluddin Rumi 

Blessings

In Dream on August 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

 

On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble,

may the clay dance to balance you.

And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window

and the ghost of loss gets in to you,

may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you,

may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

may the clarity of light be yours,

may the fluency of the ocean be yours,

may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you,

an invisible cloak to mind your life.

beannacht – john o’donohue

On marriage

In Dream on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

You were born together, and together you shall be …

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

on marriage – Kahlil Gibran

Lipa Rič

In Dream on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

Tomislav Bralic – Lipa ric – YouTube

Karta Ljubavi

In Dream on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

Tomislav Bralić – Karta Ljubavi – YouTube

Tomislav Bralić – Karta Ljubavi – YouTube

Učinija bi život

Da zamislin se digod

Za svoje monade

Al’ jubavi se pridat

Nikad nisan ima snage

Jer boja se da boli

Nastaju u dvoje

Kad se usne spoje

Nisan srce sluša

Mada tila ih je duša.

A kad si došla ti

Sa karton jubavi

Mome jidru bonaca

Zadnju milju uzela

A kad si došla ti

Sa karton jubavi

Jidra mi potpila

Plima mojih godina

Mislija san prije

Da od potribe mi nije

Budit se u dvoje

I sva lita kad se zbroje

Da bez jubavi je bolje

Nudija mi život

Sriću na portadi

Ma san tija svoju gradit

Nisan ništa obadava

Po svom guštu navigava

A kad si došla Ti

sa karton ljubavi

Mome judru bonaca

Zadnju milju uzela

A kad si došla ti

Sa karton jubavi

Jidra mi potpila

Plima mojih godina.

Prošlo je mnogo od kako sam prvi puta čula ovu pjesmu.Interesantno,uvijek tako dođu neke pjesme koje kao da izgovaraju najdublju težnju naših srca.Ova je ostala u meni.Mislim da će ostati i onda kada Ti više nećeš biti u mome danu.

Dream of Dr.Martin Luther King

In Dream on August 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

 

This is a very rare footage of Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered on 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.,in front of 200,000 civil rights supporters. This video does not belong to me, and it’s used for inspirational purpose only.

Martin Luther King Jr I Have A Dream speech with text – YouTube

My dream of You

In Dream on July 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Just Died in your arms Lyrics – YouTube

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Full Version 8min) – YouTube

It’s late in the evening;

she’s wondering what clothes to wear.

She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.

And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”

And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”

We go to a party and everyone turns to see

This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.

And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”

And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight.”

I feel wonderful because I see The love light in your eyes.

And the wonder of it all Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.

It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head,

So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,

I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight. Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight.”

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Full Version 8min) – YouTube

Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Official Video) – YouTube

 

“Tears in Heaven” is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother’s friend, on March 20, 1991. Clapton, who arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, was visibly distraught for months afterwards. This song is one of Clapton’s most successful, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the American adult contemporary chart in 1992.

Have you ever really loved a a woman – YouTube

Desert Rose sting (with lyrics) – YouTube

Desert Rose sting (with lyrics) – YouTube

I dream of rain

I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain

I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire

Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire

And in the flames

Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose

Each of her veils, a secret promise

This desert flower

No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns

This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams

This fire burns I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain I lift my gaze to empty skies above I close my eyes

This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose

Each of her veils, a secret promise

This desert flower No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose

This memory of Eden haunts us all

This desert flower

This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

Waiting for a Girl Like You

In Dream on July 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

 

I gotta take a little time

A little time to think things over

I better read between the lines In case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb Feels like a world upon my shoulders

And through the clouds I see love shine

It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there’s been heartache and pain

I don’t know if I can face it again

Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far

To change this lonely life

. I wanna know what love is

I want you to show me

I wanna feel what love is

I know you can show me

Aaaah woah-oh-ooh

I’m gonna take a little time

A little time to look around me, oooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh

I’ve got nowhere left to hide

It looks like love has finally found me In my life there’s been heartache and pain

I don’t know if I can face it again I can’t stop now,

I’ve traveled so far

To change this lonely life I wanna know what love is I want you to show me I wanna feel what love is I know you can show me I wanna know what love is I want you to show me And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is And I know, I know you can show me Let’s talk about love (I wanna know what love is) the love that you feel inside (I want you to show me) I’m feeling so much love (I wanna feel what love is) no, you just cannot hide (I know you can show me) yeah, woah-oh-ooh I wanna know what love is, let’s talk about love (I want you to show me) I wanna feel it too (I wanna feel what love is) I wanna feel it too And I know, and I know, I know you can show me Show me what is real, woah (woah), yeah I know (I wanna know what love is) hey I wanna know what love (I want you to show me), I wanna know, I wanna know, want know (I wanna feel what love is), hey I wanna feel, love I know you can show me, yeah

Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You [Lyrics] – YouTube

Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is – YouTube

A Muslim Eagle Scout

In Dream on July 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A Muslim Eagle Scout on Boy Scouts’ Exclusion of Gays | Sexuality/Gender | Religion Dispatches

I am an Eagle Scout. (I used to say I “was” an Eagle Scout until one of my clients admonished my use of the past tense, reminding me that you’re an Eagle Scout for life.) Eagle is the highest rank in scouting, and it’s proof that you know how to put the spirit of scouting into practice. So it was with disappointment that I learned of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to deny membership to openly gay boys. Scouting taught me that even if we are each a little different, there is a place for us on the team, and we can work together to meet our goals. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America believes that these truly American principles do not extend to everyone.   As a young kid growing up in a mostly white, Judeo-Christian Staten Island, I knew I was different. I had different-color skin, had a different religion, and ate different food at home. And like so many other kids who are different, I had a choice to make—to confidently embrace my difference or to be fearful of it. Of course, I was too young to understand that choice. I was more interested in making friends, playing in the woods, and having adventures. Naturally, I signed up for the Boy Scouts. In an instant Ms. Garcia, my Cub Scout den mother, helped me understand that all of the boys in her group were equal—equally naughty and equally guilty of wreaking havoc, but still equal. At the same time, the Cub Scouts taught me to be proud of how I was different. I had a different religion, and my scout leaders encouraged me to tell my peers about it. Before long, my parents and pack leader were helping me complete my application for the newly minted “Bismillah” award for Cub Scouts. (An Islamic religious medal already existed for Boy Scouts.) I put a lot of work into it, and today I enjoy the honor of being the first Cub Scout in America to receive it. I was part of a team, but proud of being different. In my awkward teen years, scouting continued to give me the confidence I needed to celebrate my differences while building bonds of fellowship with other boys. We learned together, served the public together, grew up together, and, of course, camped together. Ultimately, my fellow scouts elected me—this skinny, brown Muslim kid—to be their Senior Patrol Leader. It was a reminder that you can be different and still belong.  Which is why I’m saddened by the Boy Scouts’ decision to keep their doors closed to boys who openly identify as gay. We know all to well the bullying, subjectification, and alienation often felt by young LGBT Americans. We know about the depression and the suicides. And we know how important it is to give kids who feel different a sense of place and self-confidence. The Boy Scouts gave me that sense of confidence, and I wish it could do the same for all boys. How awesome it would be to hear a scout leader say, “Hey, I don’t care how you pray, or who you want to spend time with, I just want you to help me paint this fence.” Some have found it curious that I’m using my Muslim experience to defend gay rights. But this isn’t about religion, sexuality, or morality. It’s about recognizing the powerful role that scouting can play in acknowledging difference and building self-confidence in boys who might otherwise not understand that it’s okay to be different. While families, communities, and this entire nation continue to discuss sexual orientation, let’s not do it at the expense of building leaders out of boys. As someone who benefited deeply from scouting, I hope that the Boy Scouts of America will reconsider its decision. After all, the tenth point of Boy Scout Law is to be brave.

Written by Mr.Asim Rehman is a lawyer, father, and New York native 

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