Posts Tagged ‘spiritual life’

Silence and Solitude

March 13, 2013

A Proverbs 31 Woman wrote:

“In solitude God begins to free us from our bondage to human expectations, for there we experience God as our ultimate reality—the One in whom we live and move and have our being. In solitude our thoughts and our mind, our will and our desires are reoriented Godward so we become less and less attracted by external forces and can be more deeply responsive to God’s desire and prayer in us.”

Paarsurrey says:

I agree with you.

We Muslims pray five times a day to get refuge from the noise of human busy life; collectively in the mosque lead by one parayer leader (Imam) or in our homes in silence and solitude to refresh our spiritual life and for our godward journey.

All religions have the same purpose, in my opinion, to submit to the one true creator God.

Proverbs 31 Woman

prayer-of-agreementSilent reflection can help you tune out the noise of your busy life and feel closer to God.

“There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the Lord.”—Leviticus 23:3

To enter into solitude and silence is to take the spiritual life seriously. It is to take seriously our need to quiet the noise of our lives, to cease the constant striving of human effort, to pull away from our absorption in human relationships for a time in order to give God our undivided attention.

In solitude God begins to free us from our bondage to human expectations, for there we experience God as our ultimate reality—the One in whom we live and move and have our being. In solitude our thoughts…

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The only path to spiritual life

December 3, 2011

Paarsurrey continues discussion with Hank Kimball; one may view his comments:

https://paarsurrey.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/jesus-god-the-father-a-fallacy-of-catholics-protestants/#comment-1073

Hank Kimball wrote:

Learning how to spot, admit and seek God for direction and removal of these obstacles in daily Life, IS THE ONLY path to a spiritual life and self- realization or God consciousness.

Paarsurrey says:

I agree with you there; and that has been expressed by the Creator God in the very first chapter of Quran. He has taught us the human beings, a perfect prayer to that effect. It is named Fatehah – the Opener of heart and soul for self realization, God consciousness and is the only path to spiritual life:

1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

[1:2] All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,

[1:3] The Gracious, the Merciful,

[1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.

[1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.

[1:6] Guide us in the right path —

[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1