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VestnikRA
04-29-2009, 10:50 AM
I would like to share with you this increadible book that made a significant impact on my life: The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimi. Here is an excerpt from the book:
MIRDAD: Love is the Law of God.
You live that you may learn to love.
You love that you may learn to live.
No other lesson is required of Man.
And what is it to love but for the lover to absorb forever the beloved so that the twain be one?
And whom, or what, is one to love? Is one to choose a certain leaf upon the Tree of Life and pour upon it all one's heart? What of the branch that bears the leaf? What of the stem that holds the branch? What of the bark that shields the stem? What of the roots that feed the bark, the stem, the branches and the leaves? What of the soil embosoming the roots? What of the sun, and sea, and air that fertilize the soil?
If one small leaf upon a tree be worthy of your love how much more so the tree in its entirety? The love that singles out a fraction of the whole foredooms itself to grief.

VestnikRA
05-05-2009, 09:49 AM
Here is another escerpt from The Book of Mirdad:
The Way to Painless Life.
MIRDAD: This is the way to freedom from care and pain:
- So think as if your every thought were to be etched in fire upon the sky for all and everything to see. For so, in truth, it is.
- So speak as if the world entire were but a single ear intent on hearing what you say. And so, in truth, it is.
- So do as if your every deed were to recoil upon your heads. And so, in truth, it is.
- So wish as if you were the wish. And so, in truth, you are.
- So live as if your God Himself had need of you His life to live. And so, in truth, He does.

VestnikRA
05-09-2009, 08:32 AM
Please read some more inspirational quotes from The Book of Mirdad:

MIRDAD: The Overcomer do I preach - Man unified and master of himself.
Man made a prisoner by the love of a woman, and a woman made prisoner by the love of man are equally unfit for Freedom?s precious crown. But man and woman made as one by love, inseparable , indistnguishable are verily entitled to that prize.
No love is Love that subjugates the Lover.
No love is Love that feeds on flesh and blood.
No love is Love that draws a woman to a man only to breed
more women and men and thus perpetuate their bondage to the flesh.
The Overcomer do I speach - The Phoenix-man who is too free to be male, too sublimated to be a female.
As in the denser spheres of Life the male and the female are one, so are they one in Life?s rarer spheres.
The interval between is but a segment in eternity dominated by the illusion of Duality.
Those who can see neither before nor aft believe this segment of eternity to be itself Eternity.
They cling to the delusion of Duality as if it were of Life its very core and essence, not knowing that the rule of Life is Unity....