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Tasawuf - Islamic Mysticism by Ali Argis

Quran

The Islamic mysticism or Tasawuf, has its origin in the Holy Qur'an and Hadith. Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, "Iam closer to man, than his jugular vein." There is also this oft quoted verse of the Holy Qur'an, "We are from God, and to God is our return." But, Islam does not ask those in its fold, to completely shun the world and live a life of isolation.

It lays great emphasis on man's submitting to the Divine will, contemplating on the Divine attributes, and cultivating them in one's personal life. Sine Allah is one…

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Anagarika Dharmapala by Lao Long

Anagarika Dharmapala - Copyright 2002-2003 and on, Lake House

The 141st birth anniversary fell on September 17 of Bhikkhu Sri Deavamitta Dharmapala, known in the annals of Buddhist history as Anagarika Dharmapala. His life and character had been a source of wonder and inspiration to Buddhists throughout the world for the last 141 years as he was an indefatigable servant of the Buddha.

Throughout the territories under Dutch occupation in Ceylon Buddhists had been compelled to declare themselves Christians and during the period of British rule, the law was enforced for seventy years, being abrogated only in 1884 when on behalf of the Buddhists of Ceylon,…

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Angulimala by Lobsan Payat

Angulimala

King Prasenajit, the ruler of Kosala (was located on the northeast of modern Uttar Pradesh, India), was a disciple of Buddha. Shravasti was his capital. He respected the principle of non-violence that Buddha taught. One day, his royal priest Garg, came to him in distress. An astrologer had predicted that his newly born son was to become a robber and would be a menace to society.

"What should be done?" asked Garg.

The king asked Garg to educate his son well hoping that he may turn out to be a good citizen…

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Awareness of the Breathe by Fotopoulou Sophia

What is a breath? Is it just a to-and-fro movement of air elements passing into the lungs and returning out of it? This is a very narrow and mere biological explanation. In true sense a breath has more qualifications than a biological character, because a breath reveals about your physical, mental and spiritual qualities.

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