Islam means dedication, surrender, peace and tranquility. The Ramzan month is set apart for the holy task of bringing into memory and practicing the teachings that Hazrat Muhammad conveyed, and progressing spiritually to attain unity and purity. Islam teaches that God's grace can be won through justice and righteous living; wealth, scholarship and power cannot earn it. Pure Love alone can please the Lord. Muslim seers emphasise that we must inquire into the validity of the 'I' which feels it is the body and the 'I' which feels it is the mind, and reach the conclusion that the real 'I' is the Self that is yearning for the Omniself, God. The Ramzan month, fast and prayers are designed to awaken and manifest this realisation. All religions emphasise on unity, harmony, and equal-mindedness. Therefore, cultivate love, tolerance and compassion, and demonstrate the Truth in every daily activity. This is the Message I give you with My Blessings! [Divine Discourse, July 12, 1983]
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