O you who insult the world, who have been deceived by its deceit and cheated by its falsities, do you covet the world and then insult it?
Should you accuse it or should it accuse you? When did it bewilder or deceive you?
Verily the world is an abode of truth for he who is truthful to it, an abode of wellbeing for he who understands it, and an abode of riches for he who collects provision from it [for the next world).” —Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.)
يا خادم الجسم كم تشقى بخدمته
أتطلب الربح فيما فيه خسران
أقبل على النفس واستكمل فضائلها
فأنت بالنفس لا بالجسم إنسان” —أبي الفتح البستي (via azzayzafona)