Even, one day I looked at the cats;

Mar 20, 2014

all they were doing was eating, playing, and sleeping.

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I related the story to the brothers who visited me, and they listened carefully as well, and said that they heard it to an extent. Later I wondered what this Name’s special feature was, and why they recite it in the way of men and not in animal tongue. Then it imparted to my heart that since these animals are very delicate and petted like children and are a friend of man, they are in much need of kindness and compassion. When they are stroked and paid attention to in the way they like, as praise and thanks for the bounty, and unlike dogs, they proclaim the mercy of their All-Compassionate Creator in their own worlds. They warn men in the sleep of heedlessness, and through their cry of “O Most Compassionate!“, they remind those who worship causes Who it is that help comes from and from Whom mercy may be awaited.” block_back_text_color=”#333333″ block_back_color=”#efefef” button_link=”Icon Block” button_text=”Buy One Now!” button_bg=”#333333″ button_txt=”#FFFFFF” flip_type=”horizontal_flip_left” height_type=”auto” box_height=”300″]
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