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December, 2015

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    40 Grand Lesson of Shaykh Nuh Keller

    “The Forty Grand” If one plants an orchard on a chemical dump without first digging it out and replacing it with good soil, it will produce poisonous fruit. Similarly, the spiritual traveller who harbors vile character in his heart cannot go very far in the path until he addresses it. This lesson works on two key fundamentals of akhlaq or “good character”: establishing the prayer and holding one’s temper. It consists in forty days in a row of doing these two things. During this lesson (and each of the subsequent muraqaba lessons), if one …