Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hazrat Ali wrote Sulman-e-Farsee before his Caliphate

This world is like a serpent, so soft to touch yet so lethal in its bite. Therefore, try to avoid those things of this place ehich please you are allure you, because this world will be with you for a very short time and will be of very little use to you.Do not keep your mind fully engrossed with mundane affairs because you know for certain that you will shortly leave this world.

Be most wary and cautious of this vicious world at times when it allures and pleases you the most.Because it is an old trick of this world that when a man is most happy with pleasures of owning and possessing it, it suddenly deserts him; and when a man is most confident of protection, help and love, it certainly forsakes him.

(From Nahjul Balagha)

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