ask the disciple

Rumi’s answer to questions asked by a disciple

What is Poison?
He replied with a beautiful answer:
Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison.
It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness,
Love, Ambition, Hate or anything

What is fear…..?
Non acceptance of uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty, it becomes adventure…!

What is envy ?
Non acceptance of good in others
If we accept that good, it becomes inspiration…!

What is Anger?
Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes tolerance…!

What is hatred?
Non acceptance of person as he is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes love…!

✿♡ •.¸Rumi¸.•♡✿

anonymous asked:

So if youre a (giant) how did your ex matesprit deal with it? :?

It never bothered @askdisci and I don’t think it ever affected her. Uh. Generally. She’s pretty tiny out of the “gang”, but she can tear people apart if she wanted to. No matter what, she never had a problem lecturing me when I made a mistake when it came to her culture, and she always acted as if I was a jungle gym or some fucking shit to piss me off. It was kind of cute. 

By the way, I’m not a giant,trolls are generally large, my race is a warrior like species. We have to look somewhat intimidating. 

John 9 (NKJV)
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”

Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”

He said, “I am he.”

Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”

Then they said to him, “Where is He?”

He said, “I do not know.”

They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.”

Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.

They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?”

He said, “He is a prophet.”

But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”

His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”

He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”

He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”

Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”

The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”

He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”

And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”

Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”

Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”

Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.

Sorry for not having answered any asks in so long - Have some smiley kids

It is the creator God who is in the boat

On the lake itself, a storm blows up, of which Jesus is unaware, because he is asleep. Matthew calls the storm, literally, “an earthquake”“ - a word that commonly occurs in the Bible when apocalyptic horrors are being described. Understandably, the disciples are scared by this apocalyptic storm, and they address Jesus in significant language:

“Lord [Gk. kurie], save us” (8:25)

“Save us” is the language that is often addressed to God in the Psalms, not least when people are threatened by water. The word kurios means “Lord,” and it has divine connotations in Matthew’s Gospel and elsewhere in the New Testament.

The disciples, then, are talking to God and looking to him for deliverance. Jesus responds by rebuking the wind and the waves, and everything becomes calm. “What kind of man is this?” the disciples ask. “Even the winds and the waves obey him! (8:27)

They know from their Scriptures, of course (e.g., Genesis 1), that only God can govern the chaotic waters. It is only the creator God, as Psalm 89 reminds us, who is able to,

“rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them?

Astonishingly, then, it is the creator God who is in the boat with those disciples and who will shortly disembark on the other side to the lake to heal two demon possessed men, and to forgive the sins of a paralyzed man (8:28-9:8).

- Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters  by Iain W. Provan