Mir Sufi Publications
IN THIS PRESENT TIME by Pir Mir Mahmoud Hadian
A message from the Pir about the current Coronavirus pandemic
All things are difficult before they become easy. The present time may look bleak and dark for many. If you are consumed by all the negativity of the news, then you are in a black hole surrounded by it. If you focus on taking care of yourself and others, you can bring yourself out of that darkness.
Try to see the bigger picture of life and death and how to live in the present and pay gratitude to the opportunity. Do not underestimate the Spiritual dimension of this crisis.
"A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity."
There is a social demand and a spiritual demand which go hand in hand. Without the social dimension we fall into fanatacism and without the spiritual dimension we fall into fear and pessimism.
Use your tools from both dimensions and do something positive for yourself and others. Use your resilience, like those communities who have been subjected to extermination and still are, but they nevertheless sing and dance around the fire to enjoy the present with gratification.
"Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain!"
I would like to share with you the story of a 94-year-old man in Italy who survived the virus. On the day of his leaving the hospital they presented him with a bill for use of the ventilator. He started crying and the hospital staff became very upset and offered to pay for him. He answered that he was not crying because of the fee as he would gladly pay it all. What the old man said was this:
"For 94 years I freely breathed the air that God provided for me every single day and I was never asked for payment. I took it all for granted and never thanked Him - that is why I am crying."
"Each inhalation of the breath prolongs life and each expiration of it gladdens our nature; therefore every breath confers two benefits and for every benefit, gratitude is due."
Pir Mir Hadian