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Well, if you devote enough time to learn more about Islam, you will find that all these things are a small part of a complete way of life. The dancing artist wears an attractive and colorful dress consisting of white tights, a red jacket adorned with white beads, anklets, pads of jingling bells around his calves, and an elaborate headdress. We are at the mercy of water just as we are at the mercy of our God or gods. Lay people will find it most useful in the morning and evening, and perhaps on some days when more time can be given to the cultivation of calm and insight.

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