Friday, May 05, 2006

The Nature of Vessels, Our Hearts -- Shaykh Adhami

Shaykh Abdullah Adhami on the Nature of Vessels and Our Hearts...

Every vessel, every container will only pour out what is contained in it, and that's very obvious.


And, so your tongue is your ability to express what lies in your spirit. Television, movies, the friends you hang out with, the music you listen to -- everything around you [are] environmental forces that shape how your being is and how your heart is. And when you open your mouth to speak, it's like your heart is like a sponge that absorbs all of this material from around you.

Essentially, what you're doing is squeezing what is in you, and what comes out is going to be what has been compiled in your mind and in your memory. Obviously, you can only express in your heart, what has been placed in it. And so in order for the outcome and the output from the tongue to be positive, the input in that needs to be positive in spirit, in silence, in talking, and throughout our lives.

2 comments:

  1. Asalaamualaykum

    hmm that sounds familiar...

    i know where its from, OUTLANDISH's latest CD, Closer Than Veins!

    listen to this very audio clip by Shaykh Adhami here:

    http://www.hahmed.com/blog/2005/10/30/outlandish-featuring-shaykh-abdullah-adhami/

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  2. Wa'alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah,

    Alhamdulillah, Sh. Adhami's words here are beautiful -- he often makes this point about what we put into our hearts through all of our physical senses impacting the state of our very being and thus what comes out of it.

    I wasn't aware of them being on an Outlandish CD until very recently. It's good of them to put wise words from his talk on their CD, though.

    Jazak Allah khayr for dropping by.

    Wassalam,
    Salikah

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