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Scottish Gaelic Lesson 3 – Speaking about Islam

Ramadan: An naoidheamh mìos sa mhìosachan Islamach nuair a bhios Muslamaich a’ trasgadh gach latha eadar beul an latha agus beul na h-oidhche.

naoidheamh ninth

mìos month

mhìosachan Islamach Islamic calendar

Muslamaich Muslims

trasgadh fast

gach latha each day

beul an latha dawn

beul na h-oidhche sunset

eadar – between

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Night Prayer 19 September

Theme: Love Yearns.


like a gentle spinning wheel,
Inside my Master’s room,
Gratitude and harmony,
do strain around the loom.

Love for Man with every turn,
Is felt by bride and groom,
and as the wheel does spin its yarn,
old maidens in their bloom.

Never stopping ever weaving,
The loving wheel goes round,
Quilting good for every hour,
with blessings most profound,

Autumn winds and vanities.
Drown out many sounds.
Creeping maids and innocence.
Bring tears of age and frown,

the pedalled wheel continues on
Its sound is ever present,
exchanging gloom for happy days,
laments for every pleasence.

Psalm 91.

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High.

will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Father Mother, encompassing all.

2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

Love, completeness

3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler

and from the deadly pestilence.

Love yearns for purity of thought

4 He will cover you with his pinions,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his jfaithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Love´s Dwelling

5 You will not fear the terror of the night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,

nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

There is none like you in whom I have my being

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

Infinite, without number

8 You will only look with your eyes

and see the recompense of the wicked.


9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place

the Most High, who is my refuge.

Our Home

10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,

no plague come near your tent.

Structure of Truth and Love

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways.

Our Provider

12 On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you strike your foot against a stone.

Our Protection

13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;

the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Defender of Spiritual Truth.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;

I will protect him, because he knows my name.

Cause and Creator

15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will rescue him and honor him.

Reflecting Love

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”

Immortal Harmonious Love.


Scientific Translation the Hail Mary (Ave Maria) Prayer, written by me:

Hail Father Mother,
In Fullness,
Ever With Us

Ever Blessing Man
with the Christ
Ever Present

Tender and Strong
With Grace for Today
Infinite Love and Power

Here now


Taken from Science and health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,

Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.

Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, —
God is omnipotent, supreme.

Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth
us from sin, disease, and death.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love,
over all, and All.


The definition of Trinity (Glory be etc…prayer) from Judge Hanna, CS journal July 1915.

“In response to a request, it was the writer’s privilege to receive from Mrs. Eddy a definition of the Trinity which has never been published in the exact words in which this one is couched. Feeling that it will be helpful in connection with the purpose of this article, this definition is here given: “Father is man’s divine Principle, Love. Son is God’s man —His image or spiritual likeness. Holy Ghost is Divine Science, the Messiah or Comforter. Jesus in the flesh was the prophet or wayshower to Life, Truth, and Love, and out of the flesh Jesus was the Christ, the spiritual idea, or image and likeness of God.” ”


Psalm 144

A Psalm of David.

1 Blessed be the Lord my strength,

which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

2 my goodness, and my fortress;

my high tower, and my deliverer;

my shield, and he in whom I trust;

who subdueth my people under me.

Imparting Truth, Clarity, Health, Strength

3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him!

or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

4 Man is like to vanity:

his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Seeing the real man, limitless, whole and beautiful

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down:

touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them:

shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Imparting Angels of Truth, Truth which destroys all falsities.

7 Send thine hand from above;

rid me, and deliver me out of great waters,

from the hand of strange children;

8 whose mouth speaketh vanity,

and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

One Lord (mind) one faith, one baptism

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:

upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:

who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Peace is given by You, here, now

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity,

and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

12 that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;

that our daughters may be as corner stones,

polished after the similitude of a palace:

One cornerstone, Love, building all real things

13 that our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:

that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 that our oxen may be strong to labour;

that there be no breaking in, nor going out;

that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case:

yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

My Beloved, my Provider


Love Yearns

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The future of #Gaelic , #ismiseGàidhlig

The resurrection of Gaelic is a great idea but I feel its important not to confuse sentimentality with future use. Some people try to cling to it as a relic of our past but that sentimentality will ultimately be ripped away in the march of progress. As technology affects everything in our lives, that relic is destined to vanish which will mean disappointment for many people unless we change our view. 
We need to find a workable use of Gaelic for the future and acknowledge it as linking to our past, but we must also submit to “where it’s going” positively rather than “where it’s been” and acknowledge it as a collective living entity.
I believe that in our psyche, we are currently using Gaelic as a point of Identity, which links to our past but is not yet being used to move us forward other than on a functional cognitive level. We see that with more and more aggression demanding rights for Gaelic because people feel insecure with it, as it exists for  many people only superficially.

If indeed Gaelic is being used as a tool for identity then it requires entry in our mind at a subconcious level rather than a cognitive one or surface structure. This is the only way it can survive.
I’ve been looking at ways of creating some kind of Gaelic spirituality, based on scientific principles and laid out in some kind of pedagogical structure and accessed through the Arts, then utilised to bring Gaelic in a deeper sense to us. I think this is neccessary for two reasons:

1. As new speakers of the language enter functionally to the Gaelic world, they cannot experience depth. They simply use Gaelic words instead of English ones.

2.Native Gaelic speakers are intrinsically linked with a religious opinion which cannot serve them in the future as it, itself has failed to modernise and has rather became a time honoured system destined to die and further rob Gaels of a systematic part of life. 

I doubt very much that this idea will be popular amongst traditional hard core Gaels who are very set in their ways, but considering the current moral system has held all of us prisoner for many years, (and is almost dead) we need to move on. 

I will post more about this as it develops, if anyone wants to know more, let me know.