ageless wisdom

Submission to God’s Will is the best companion; wisdom is the noblest heritage; theoretical and practical knowledge are the best signs of distinction; deep thinking will present the clearest picture of every problem.

A conceited and self-admiring person is disliked by others; charity and alms are the best remedy for ailments and calamities; one has to account in the next world for the deeds that one has done in this world.

When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.

One who rushes madly after inordinate desire, runs the risk of encountering destruction and death.

Overlook and forgive the weaknesses of the generous people because if they fall down, God will help them.

The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires.

One who says unpleasant things about others, will quickly become a target of their scandal.

Value of a man depends upon his courage; his veracity depends upon his self-respect and his chastity depends upon his sense of honor.

Whoever warns you against sins and vices is like the one who gives you good tidings.

I want to teach you five of those things which deserve your greatest anxiety to acquire them: Have hope only in God. Be afraid of nothing but sins. If you do not know a thing never feel ashamed to admit ignorance. If you do not know a thing never hesitate or feel ashamed to learn it. Acquire patience and endurance because their relation with true faith is that of a head to a body, a body is of no use without a head, similarly true faith can be of no use without attributes of resignation, endurance, and patience.

One is the wisest and the most knowing person who advises people not to lose hope and faith in the Mercy of God and not to be too sure and over-confident of immunity from God’s Wrath and Punishment.

The world is like a serpent, so soft to touch, but so full of lethal poison. Unwise people are allured by it and drawn towards it, and wise people avoid it and keep away from its poisonous effects.

Blessings are for the one who humbles oneself before God, whose sources of income are honest, whose intentions are always honorable, whose character is noble, whose habits are sober, who gives away in the cause of God the wealth which is lying surplus, who controls his/her tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression, who faithfully follows the teachings of God and who keeps away from innovation in religion.

One should not obey anyone against the commands of God.

Conceit is a barrier to progress and improvement.

Death is near and our mutual company is short.

There is enough light for one who wants to see.

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A vegetarian diet effectively lowers heart disease and stroke risk

Date: March 5, 2015
Source: American Heart Association
Summary: A pro-vegetarian diet that emphasizes a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods may help lower the risks of dying from heart disease and stroke by up to 20 percent, according to a large-scale study. Researchers suggest that substituting some of the meat in your diet with vegetables may be a simple way to lower the risk of heart-related death.
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