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 Post subject: How to become holy
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:04 am 
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From "How to become Holy"written in 1453 by Abu Abdallah Muhammad Al-Jazuli Al-Simlali.

In order to eliminate feelings of self-importance, he who would become holy would do well to acquire the Ten Praiseworthy Attributes of the Dog:

1. He sleeps only a little at night; this is a sign of the God-lover.

2. He complains of neither heat nor cold; this is a sign of patient endurance.

3. When he dies, he leaves nothing behind to be disposed of; this is a sign of asceticism.

4. He is neither angry nor hateful; this is a quality of the faithful.

5. He is not sorrowful at the loss of a close relative, nor does he accept assistance; this is an attribute of the unshakeable.

6. If he is given something, he consumes it and is happy; this is a sign of the never-demanding.

7. He has no known place of refuge; this is the quality of holy wandering.

8. He sleeps in any place that he finds; this is a quality of the never-complaining.

9. He is incapable of hate, even if his owner beats or starves him; this is a quality of the knowers of wisdom. (Compare the injunction in the Hindu Upanishads: "Be like the sandalwood that perfumes the axe that hacks it.")

10. He is always hungry, which is a sign of the virtuous.


These attributes were amongst those of the black (therefore despised) Moroccan saint, Abu Yi'zza.


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 Post subject: Re: How to become holy
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I've got #10 nailed. Nine more to go.

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 Post subject: Re: How to become holy
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Please let us know when you nail another one, Torre. :lol: :lol:

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