The spiritual purpose of Ramzan is to teach us Gratitude, what if everything we take for granted: food and water is taken away from us; whom would we be?
A beast or a human?
Who would we become while hungry and thirsty or lonely and lost?
What is our essence beyond the trappings of the hunger and ego?
Gratitude has always been a bitter fruit for me, I lost my mother to cancer and my father to alcoholism and promiscuity, human beings with their greedy exploitive ways never did much to encourage me to be grateful. The more I saw of the world even in my 31 years here ----the more I hate it. Its filled with vultures and predators who want to eat your heart, suck your brain or steal your soul. I started my journey toward Sufism from a place of total renunciation of the world and its people.
But Fasting makes you discover your essence. It frees you from the beast inside you so perhaps you may recognize the real you hidden behind the layers of desires and materialism.
So we may discover that even amidst ruins, we have something to be grateful for.
If you say one prayer daily ..say THANKYOU
I will trust existence in my life and I will trust existence in my death. "
Can we live like this?
This Ramzan, let gratitude wash in your soul and wipe away the bitterness of desire,
Totally trusting Allah and being grateful to Him for whatever He sends our way.
To be a Sufi is to be happy in God's will!