The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~☆~ Hayatın amacı mutlu olmak değildir. İşe yarar olmaktır, onurlu olmaktır, merhametli olmaktır, yaşadığın süre boyunca bir fark yaratmaktır.― Ralph Waldo Emerson

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

“Love cannot be contained within our speaking or listening. Love is an ocean whose depths cannot be plumbed. Love cannot be found in erudition and science, books and pages. The kernel of Love is a mystery that cannot be divulged”.
(Diwan-i-Shams-I Tabrizi)

Those who believe and do good deeds — the Gracious God will create love in their hearts. (Al Quran 19:97)

Allah is not only the Gracious and the Merciful, but, also wants humanity to be gracious and merciful, to each other. Compassion’ is the most frequently occurring word in the Qur’an. Each of its 114 chapters, with the exception of the 9th, begins with the invocation ‘In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful…

The Qur’an frequently speaks of God’s plan for diversity, and the goodness of difference as part of this plan. “O mankind, We have indeed created you as male and female, and made you…

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Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 32:
My First University:
Professor Blanchard didn’t have a dynamic style, and as a result his lectures weren’t inspirational. Then again, what can you expect of someone who has to discuss the applications of Bessel functions and other classical mathematical tools to theoretical geophysics. One day he was lecturing to a small group of us and I guess I’d fallen asleep or was dosing off. All of a sudden I opened my eyes and there was the good professor waving his hand from side to side about six inches in front of my nose; I just about fell off my chair.

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With permission of the author. This is an on going story one paragraph at a time beginning on the post of July 6th. We will get back to our music and art after this little break.

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