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Sometimes it is the death of the body that brings life to the spirit. Thus the Kingdom of God on earth means the democracy of more or less unique individuals, presided over by the most unique individual possible on this earth.
ASRAR-E-KHUDI(Secrets Of The Self)English Translation | Kabir Shah –
Or they try to figure out whether God prohibits certain acts because they are bad, or they are bad because God prohibits them. A life of such humiliating dependence would not be worth living. And we suffer the consequences.
There are, of course, degrees of vicegerency, which means that the doors of progress are always open, even for vicegerents. In the third stage, the lover succeed in actually assimilating the idealized value within themselves. Obstacles, problems, and frustrations are part of this educational process.
Whatever else it might bring, death does not erase our unique individuality. Indeed, it is the very goal for which God has created the human being in the first place; it is the telos for the entire evolutionary process—not only of life in the narrow sense of the word but of the entire cosmos.
The implications of this single word, khalifahare immense and far-ranging. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
Out of the richness of his nature he lavishes the wealth of life on others, and brings them nearer and nearer to himself.
This brings us back to what Iqbal said earlier in the same text, i. Since we value nothing more than our own uniqueness and individuality, we cannot be satisfied by a beloved who is anything less than absolutely unique.
The highest power is united in him with the highest knowledge. Integration among the diverse, and diverging, forces of human personality requires a unifying element. Similarly, while Christianity affirmed belief in an afterlife, Jesus himself appears not to have said a whole lot about it—that is, if we go by the gospel reports. This word is used in a very wide sense and means the desire to assimilate, to absorb.
In other words, human beings must learn to discern the divine tendency within the structure of reality that is pointing towards a particular kind of personality and a particular kind of society; and they must strive, with Godto realize this telos first within their own being and subsequently in the form of a concrete society. Iqbal does not believe that his message is intended only for Muslims, or that his teachings have no relevance or application for those born outside of the Islamic faith.
Among the three Western monotheisms, Islam certainly has the most to say about the continuity of human existence after death. For Iqbal, the affirmation of khudi is directly linked to the possibility of its immortality.
Nietzsche had a glimpse knudi this ideal race, but his atheism and aristocratic prejudices marred his whole conception.
Given that he wrote the summary of Asrar-e Khudi primarily for the benefit of Prof. Heartbreaks are good for the soulbecause they are like the rungs of a ladder.
Even quality number 1 seems like another way of expressing the same idea. The more we advance in evolution, the nearer we get to him. The more we love and fail, the better will be our chances of finding the beloved who is worthy of our love, one who does not disappoint. An ideal that is itself inconsistent will not bring the desired inner harmony; it will ultimately give rise to even greater fragmentation.
I am going d place in the earth a vicegerent. The Ego in its movement towards uniqueness has to pass through three stages: For instance, I have become much more aware of the significance of believing in an afterlife. His point, rather, khdi this: Laziness of any kind is problematic because it prevents the full flowering of khudi and precludes its attainment of freedom.
It is the finite ego that is desperately seeking the infinite ego, for nothing else would kuhdi its yearning for a beloved. This is what he writes:.