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Shams of Tabriz’s 40 Rules of Love

10/10/2014 Leave a comment

The Vision

Rule 1

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.

Rule 2

The path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. Meet, challenge and ultimately prevail over your nafs with your heart. Knowing your ego will lead you to the knowledge of God.

Rule 3

You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true…

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05/10/2013 Leave a comment

Interesting how Google is invading the virtual World. Japan still uses Yahoo. In North Africa, Mexico, Argentine and other South American countries Facebook is number 1 !. Very low Internet access must explain the ‘no information” in Some countries in West and Southern Africa.

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The Syrian conflict and gas pipeline routes

04/10/2013 Leave a comment

Is this what Syria war really about?

Phil Ebersole's Blog


Is the revolt in Syria part of an age-old conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims?  Iran and Iraq have Shiite majorities, Hezbollah represents the Shiites in Lebanon and Syria’s government has long cultivated the Shiites.  The rebels in Syria are Salafi Sunni Muslims supported by the Sunni Muslims of Saudia Arabia, the Gulf oil sheikdoms and the Muslim Brotherhood.

But if it is part of an age-old conflict, why does this conflict lie dormant for generations and then suddenly flare up?  Pepe Escobar of Asia Times has an explanation.  He wrote that the religious conflict is being instigated to block plans by the governments Iran, Iraq and Syria to build a pipeline from the Mediterranean to the rich Persian Gulf natural gas field lying between Iran and Qatar.

The Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline is an economic threat to Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf oil sheikdoms, who are the main financiers…

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Don’t be blind this time; with less, change can happen. Only play your part.

16/09/2013 Leave a comment

Rising Continent

To exist one has to resist.

Our people were taken away from our motherland Africa at the time of slavery because some of our ancestors chose to be blind to what was happening even sometime helping the slave traders. Colonization and its accompanying lot happened because among other things some of our forefathers decided to be blind, or gave up any resistance, and others cooperated with the oppressors of their people.

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Director’s profiles and how to replace them

16/09/2013 Leave a comment

Data visualisation competition for think tanks: Insights by Soapbox’s John Schwartz

15/08/2013 Leave a comment

appel aux infographistes et concepteurs en visualisation des données.

Data visualisation competition for think tanks: Insights by Soapbox’s John Schwartz.

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