Monday, July 9, 2012

One Truth

Invocation (of the Universal Sufis)

Towards the One
The Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty
The Only Being United with all the illuminated souls
Who form the embodiment of the Mother,
The Spirit of Guidance.

Omar Faruk Tekbilek - One Truth

There never was a people 
without a Warner having lived among them.
-Quran 35:24

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And certainly We sent Messengers before you; 
there are some of them 
that We have mentioned to you 
and there are others whom we have not mentioned to you.
-Quran 40:78

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Hadhrat Abu Zarr Gifaari (Radi Allah Anho) narrates 
that the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, said, 
'The Prophets were 124,000.' 

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There is no truth but Truth
and the Prophetic Light
is Truth's messenger.
Ya Haqq!

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Every people has a book even if it is written in the language of the stars.

"Our Bible is the wind and the rain."
-Herbalist Carol McGrath
as told to her by a Native American woman 

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Before the written word, sacred stories were spoken, entire books were memorized by the people, passed on generation to generation.  

Records of the Past

How beautiful is a place of worship when its walls are filled with sacred words.

Egyptian Book of the Dead
Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Cuneiform
image from Wikipedia

Book of Shadows
The Babylonian Legends of Creation

Every religion is a love song, an intimate gift to the peoples of the world.  Though they come to us in different languages, the words are the same for the Word is one.

The Bible
Pistis Sophia
Thrice Greatest Hermes, Vol. 1
The Virgin of the World

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "Seek knowledge even in China."

The Heart Sutra by Buddha
Confucius sayings
Tao Te Ching
Bhagavad Gita

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For Unity of Faiths

May S/He Who is the Abba in Heaven of the Christians, Hashem of the Jews, Allah Most Merciful of the Muslims, Sophia of the Gnostics, Buddha of the Buddhists, Tao of the Chinese, Ahura Mazda of the Zoroastrians and Brahman of the Hindus lead us from the unreal to the Real, from darkness to light, from disease and death to immortality.  May the All-Loving Being manifest Him/Herself unto us, and grant us abiding understanding and all-consuming divine love.  Peace, Peace, Peace be unto all.

- by Ramakrishna, (my revisions to the prayer in italics)

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