This is the noblest thing in which men and women can collaborate. To stand next to each other and proclaim the truth; to recognize, magnify and worship their Lord; to help each other purifying the inner and the outer; to protect each other from that which is abominable, low and vulgar and to be generous with one another and with everyone else without expecting anything in return.
Essentially, a T.A.Z. moment is a period of time, whether it be a few seconds or a few days, in which we experience a different possibility of being in the world after which we go back to our ‘reality’ ready to make changes and adjustments.
The moment that you and I come together with a project of living together we are funding a state. The aim of our state should be that the human being finds the context and the tools to express its highest potential, both inwardly and outwardly, spiritually and materially.
A joy that is found at the breakfast table, that is made out of fresh croissants and coffee or of a piece of hard bread in the forest; because the highest this world has to offer is the company of those with whom you share your food.
One of them said in an interview: “I’m not interested in dying having been good, I’m interested in dying having done something good”. Being good and doing good are two very different things. Like being a revolutionary and acting out a revolution; it is not the same.
Occurrences is life, and occurrences is change. Change is the only constant in the universe, and I’m quoting here many people that have said this before me (and I could expand the argument of why to quite a few pages, but I think you get the gist of it).
Love is also part of your provision. Where you are going to reach through it is already decreed, but you do not know it. Therefore, the important part is to be on the path of loving.
I’m a trust fund kid. Perhaps not the kind that would come to mind when saying it, but still one who’s been given a wealth that can’t justify.
“Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this Ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors”.
I have come across this letter of D. H. Lawrence that clarifies very well, in very few lines, many of the problems that we have today regarding the ‘sense of spiritual disaster’, regarding being Muslims and our understanding of Religion and regarding the understanding of ourselves as being, first and foremost, beings with an intrinsic truth.