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Eid Mubarak to all celebrating! May your celebration be joyous and full of Love.
Life After Ramadan
Ramadan is like a beautiful landscape we enter once a year. The experience of time changes during this month and we realize that all time is not the same. Time is not merely quantitative; the month of Ramadan was a qualitatively different time.
Each year we learn something more about the possibilities of this month and, inshallah, about ourselves as well. Every human being is beset by internal voices, voices of desiring and voices of non-desiring, and a battle goes on within us as to what to listen to. In Ramadan we learn to listen to something inside ourselves that is independent of desire and aversion. We may come to know an aspect of ourselves which can master our own psyche.
True fasting doesn’t end with Ramadan.
~ Shaikh Kabir Helminski
Fasting leads to non-existence, for, after all, all joys are there. God is with those who patiently persevere [2:249].
Know that the goal in fasting is for the veil of appetite and anger to be lifted from the heart’s eye so that the heart may see the mystery of the dominion of heaven and earth.
~The Easy Roads of Sayf al-Din
I pass the night with my Lord: He giveth me food and drink. Hunger is God’s food whereby He revives the bodies of the siddiqs, in hunger God’s food reaches them.
~The Prophet [Peace and Blessings Upon Him]
~ image from Science News