I love you kiri ❤
Now this Osho man here, he’s GOTTA be kidding me! This is the second quote by this guy which seriously makes me wonder… Seems like a very troubled soul! Never gonna get how gazillions of people can indulge into this kind of philosophy. So here’s what he said that reminded me how his other quote had ticked me off.
And actually, on the contrary, the capacity to be alone and one enjoying his company all alone, all by himself… Wouldn’t that completely reflect a selfish trait? Which can’t be a positive thing, or can it? Unless one is running away in the other direction if he sees the opposite one leading towards Dajjal, well I’m sure that kind of selfishness would be globally acceptable amongst the Muslims at least 🙂 And logically, the other part would be incorrect. As per this Osho dude, “only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person”; If people are by themselves and *tick tick* ALONE, they would surely want and desire to be loved, well probably. And how would being alone increase one’s capacity of the ability to share? It can certainly make one stupid, and in their last days, sadly, leave them wondering how beautiful life could have been had they been a part of someone else’s life and involved others in their own; ’cause the truth in fact is that “Sharing is Caring”. If one is alone, he probably would develop a habit of the kind of privacy for his possessions that would annoy him if he is ever expected to share. So, excuse me but *ehem ehem* I gotta lmao. And OH MY DEAR GOD! How can one, who is capable of being alone go deeper into the soul of another? Sorry Osho man! That did not really sink in. And this thing where he associates love with possession is a completely different subject…
Love is not about possession. Those who love, value people, and not things. Things can be possessed. Not love. An infant is dependent on the 2 people who love him the most, and with time as the child grows, the parents are dependent on their offspring’s love and support. That dependency, has other names. It comprises of not just love and support, but also infinite respect, trust, a bond like no other, compassion and several other emotions that build the essence of the relationship in its entirety. A child and his parents is just one example… there are several more. The dependency such relations have on one another is far from material possessions and their importance.
Going forward, to me, love being an addiction seems more like a Psychotic disorder which reminds of me some creatures who were obsessed with the idea that every person they met were either totally into them or had a problem with them, so yeah, they were basically too full of themselves. Sorry for sounding mean, but that’s the truth. The latter part of this quote is utterly disturbing for me to elaborate upon, so I shall instead go now and happily indulge into a much sane, n absolutely fictitious adaptation of a Mughal romantic novel by Indu Sundaresan.,
By the way, I have nothing against Osho. Some of his reads are actually quite interesting and thought provoking. This is solely my personal opinion upon a couple of quotes by him. Adieu 🙂
When Shaytan reminds you of your past,
remind him of his future!
Suits- Season 2, Episode 3; “Meet the New Boss”
Last Scene; this is one of my favorite scenes between Mike and his adorable grandma.
Mike enters his grandma’s room at the old age home.
Grandma: *surprised* 3 times in 1 week! I might have to write you back into my will!
Michael smiles, gets rid of his bag and stands in front of her with a serious expression on his face.
“What’s wrong?” she asks her grandson.
He eyes the medical cupboard beside her bed and grabs a bottle. Sits on the side of the bed, cleares his throat, “Plavix” he says holding the bottle of pills. Grandma nods. “Stuck in my head so I looked it up,” Mike continued, “something that you take when you have a heart problem?” Looks Grandma in the eye and she calms him down saying, “Michael, I am 82 years old, I have an everything problem!” “Why didn’t you tell me?” he complained silently. Grandma laughs lightly, “That getting old sucks? You’ll find out, and I don’t tell you every little thing because I don’t want you to worry”; she continues, “And if you’d have looked it up you’d know that it is for preventive purposes. Did you read that part?” she chided lovingly. Michael smiled, “Naah I kinda panicked when I got to the heart problem part.”
Grandma dramatically sighs and shakes her head, “I hope you do a more thorough job at work!”
“Okay I make a trip down here to express some serious concern, and you mock me?” looks at Grandma with a sad eyes as she laughs adorably. “With love,” she smiles.
Mike lightens up and says, “okay, enough of your stupid health problems, let’s get down to business deals, some of my real ones.” Grandma shakes her head, “you’re young, you don’t have any real problems.” “Wrong,” says Mike as he makes a face and explains, “I make way too much money and I don’t have a girlfriend to spend it on.” Grandma, with all of her grandmotherly wisdom immediately sets on a mission and tells her Grandson, “I know a few single ladies,” “Really?” asks a surprised Mike, “I can’t go older than 70,” he explains seriously, “It’s a ground rule.”
One of my teachers shared this on the forum:
Imam al-Shafi`i (rahimahullah) once said: “There’s an ayah in the Qur’an that is like an arrow in the heart of every oppressor and at the same time a source of comfort for the heart of the oppressed.”
People asked: “What is it?”
He said: “And never is your Lord forgetful [Surat Maryam: 64]
There’s an amazing thing about broken hearts. When you don’t get what you want, you discover a need. When you discover a need, you begin to ask. When a request is unfulfilled, you keep asking. Sometimes He doesn’t give you what you ask for when He wants to give you something more. Sometimes He doesn’t give us right away because He knows there’s something better. Or so we can keep asking. Because it is in the process of begging that we are elevated and brought nearer. It is in the process of asking that we are brought to the foot of His thrown. It is your need and helplessness that drove you to His throne. He deprives to give.
– Yasmin Mogahed
Thank you brother Bilal Phillips for this reminder yet again!
You know how it is when one under a lot of pressure and anxiety begins asking to oneself WHY?? WHY ME? WHY NOW? WHY HERE? WHY WHY WHY??? We have the tendency and so we just keep forgetting and in the end feel helpless.. and finally, exhausted, expectantly look up into the sky searching for an answer.. secretly praying.. hmmm.. depressing!
You know what pal, He does listen! He does guide!
Here’s the latest status update of Brother Bilal Phillips on the matter.. we need to realize where we go wrong.. patience indeed, is the one key.
The One Key it is! Have Patience.. keep sabr.
Bilal Phillips wrote:
Allaah not only said: “Surely with every difficulty comes ease,” (94):6 but he also repeated the statement for special emphasis, word for word, in the verse following it. This is a divine promise of mercy, wherein, Allaah clearly states that He would never continuously burden an individual. There will always be a time of ease following all periods of hardships, therefore, man is enjoined to have Sabr (patience) at all times. It is man’s impatience which drives him to act impetuously, prematurely choosing what appears to be the easy way out, even though it falls under what has been forbidden. Impatience is a part of man’s nature, for Allaah Himself said: “Man was created hasty.” (21):37.
Consequently, the great reward in store for the righteous can only be attained if patience is exercised and the path of righteousness is followed especially in times of difficulty and temptation.
Have patience! If you’re going through a tough moment, realize the fact that it is just an imtihaan (test), a mere aazmaaish.. ask Him for forgiveness of sins.. any wrong doing.. big or small.. the Almighty, the most merciful will forgive.. continuous dua and astaghfaar would make your mind go light.. and your heart will feel content.. Shaitaan will strike.. he’ll provoke you.. don’t dare go weak.. for he is not stronger than you.. hang in there.. remain within the limits of sanity.. have a grip on your nafs. Allah is with you at all times, He loves you and He is all you need. And beshak, Allah tumhain kaafii hai (Indeed, Allah is enough for you). Just have sabr (patience).. Everything will be okay.
May Allah forgive us and give us all hidayat (guidance). May He increase our eemaan (faith). InshaAllah and ameen.