Monthly Meditations for the SUFI Universal Fraternal Institute Calendar
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Meditations for February 2020
Do the work your soul must have. (Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon). Let us meditate on the work of our soul.
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. (Maulana Jelaluddin Rumi). Let us meditate on the essence of all things.
So whatever you wish that human beings would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law of the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12). Let us meditate on ones deepest wishes and then send those wishes to all beings.
Not one of you is a believer until your love for your sister and brother is what you love for yourself. (4th Hadith, an-Nawawi 13). Let us meditate on what we love most and then offer that loving meditation through our thoughts, words and deeds to all of humanity.
(If you highlight the Gold Letters, the schedule of Sacred Events will open)
Nov. 1-9: “Now, no matter what behavior you are seeking to change, no matter what particular goal or action you are directing your efforts towards, you need to start developing a strong willingness or wish to do it.” (H.H. the Dalai Lama) Let us meditate on directing our action toward the fulfillment of our wishes.
Nov. 10-16: “As far as my own spiritual practice goes, if I encounter some obstacles or problems, I find it helpful to stand back and take a long-term view rather than the short-term view.” (H.H. the Dalai Lama) Let us meditate on taking the long-term view.
Nov. 19-23: “In our daily life experiences, tolerance and patience have great benefits. For instance, developing them will allow us to sustain and maintain our presence of mind. So if an individual possesses this capacity of tolerance and patience, then, even in spite of living in a very tense environment, which is very frantic and stressful, so long as the person has tolerance and patience, the person’s calmness and peace of mind will not be disturbed.” (H.H. the Dalai Lama) Let us meditate on our calmness and peace of mind.
Nov. 24-30: “By faith the flood is crossed, By wakefulness the sea; By vigor ill is passed; By wisdom cleansed is he. “ (Samyutta Nikaya). Let us meditate on faith, wakefulness, vigor and wisdom.
May this Sacred Season bring you all insight, joy and peace.
May all blessings and happiness surround you and your families for this New Year
Silence is of four kinds: silence of speech, eye, ear, and mind. Only the last is pure silence and the most important. Silence is the Eternal Speech, the One Word, the Heart-to-Heart talk. (Ramana Maharshi). Let us meditate on “Pure Silence.”
That mind of fearlessness should be put in the cradle of loving-kindness and suckled with the profound and brilliant milk of eternal doubtlessness. In the cool shade of fearlessness, fan it with the fan of joy and happiness. (Chogyam Trungpa). Let us meditate on loving-kindness and eternal doubtlessness.
Have trust and constant joyfulness, and then you cannot be startled. (Chogyum Trungpa). Let us meditate on joyfulness.
Jan. 26-Feb. 1st:
To look at the experience of others from our viewpoint can be more enlightening than always looking at our own experience from our own viewpoint. (Virupa) Let us meditate on looking at the experience of others from our viewpoint.
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Dec. 1-7: If light is in your heart, you will always find your way home. (Rumi) Let us meditate on our heart light leading us home.
Dec. 8-14: Thy Light is in all forms, Thy Love in all beings. (Hazrat Inayat Khan). Let us meditate on the Light and Love within all beings.
Dec. 15-21: I have created thee with My Light, and from thy Light all is created. (Holy Qur’an). Let us meditate on all of creation as being the Light of the One.
Dec. 22-28: Believe in the Light while you have the Light, so that you may become children of the Light. (John 12:36). Let us meditate on Light pouring forth from our glance.
Dec. 29-Jan.4th 2020: The light of dawn rises on the soul so that part of the (predominating) realities emanating from the constellations and from the angels who are their liturgies predominates in them. (Suhrawardi, (tr.) Henri Corbin). Let us face our New Year meditating on bringing the Light of the constellations and the angels into our planet earth and into all living beings and things.
Blessed Holy Days and may this New Year bring luminosity into your deepest selves.
Arabic for Light