Friday, 23 August 2013

Imbibing the flavours of piety and virtue

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

On visiting a friend at his home, he brought a container of chocolates and offered them to me. There was a mix of mint chocolate and plain chocolate. …I took one of the plain chocolates, and on taking a bite, tasted the flavour of mint.

So I mentioned to the friend : The plain chocolate was after all just plain chocolate but in keeping close company with the mint chocolate, the plain chocolate drew and imbibed the flavour of mint, to such an extent, that on eating the plain chocolate, one would think it to be mint.

Similarly, that Mureed[1] who keeps a close companionship with a Shaykh-e-Kaamil[2], will draw the flavours of piety and virtue from the heart of his Shaykh.

[1] mureed : disciple of a spiritual guide.
[2] Shaykh-e-Kaamil : An accomplished Spiritual guide.