Friday, 6 May 2011

Every Breath is a precious jewel

“Every Breath is A Precious Jewel”

Life is nothing but an accumulation of many breaths. So every breath is just a precious diamond which cannot be purchased with anything in the world. It is a priceless jewel which has got no substitute in value. So in movements and talks, and in sorrows and happiness, such a priceless breath should not be spent in vain. To destroy it is to court destruction. An intelligent man cannot lose it. When a man gets up at dawn, he should enter into an agreement with himself just as a tradesman contracts with his partner. At that time, he should address his mind thus: O mind, you have been given no other property as precious as life. When it will end, the principal will end and despondency will come in seeking profit in business. Today is a new day. 
Allah has given you time, that is, He has delayed your death. He has bestowed upon you innumerable gifts. Think that you are already dead. So don’t waste time. Every breath is a precious jewel. Man has got for each day and night twenty-four treasure houses in twenty-four hours. Fill up these then find them filled up with divine sights in the world next. If they are not filled up with good works, they will be filled up with intense darkness wherefrom a bad stench will come out and envelop them all around. Another treasure house will neither give him happiness nor sorrow. That is an hour in which he slept, or was careless, or was engaged in any lawful work of this world. He will feel grieved for its remaining vacant.
[Taken from al-Ghazali: Meditation and Introspection, The Book of Constructive Virtues, Ihya Ulum-id-din.]


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Rationality said...

Xenia; Alsalam Alikom sis
Amazing post, I kept smiling whilst I was reading every single word above. Indeed we must be aware that our lives are precious and limited. The moments we spent won't get substituted again ever. That's why we must work, worship our mighty creator and satisfy him to leave this realm happily.

Yes, life is beautiful but the perfect and the most beautiful life is the immortal life; the life after death which has no sorrow, no anxiety no antypathay and no fear.

Thanks deeply for sharing this valuable piece of writing.
Btw I've just read your comment on BP's blog it's a pleasure to follow you dear.
Nice blog, keep it up
kind regards

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