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This union can take one of two forms.
Asrar-e-Khudi Farsi Ashaar Ka Manzoom Tarjuma ebooks by Allama Iqbal | Rekhta
Adopting such a discipline forces one into an increasingly acute self-awareness. Thus, in order to fortify the Ego we should cultivate love, i.
This word is used in a very wide sense and means the desire to assimilate, to absorb. Laziness of any kind is problematic because it prevents the full flowering of khudi and precludes its attainment of freedom.
I will attempt to understand these characteristics in my next post. Indeed, that awareness is the self.
Even quality number 1 seems like another way of expressing the same idea. Nor should we mindlessly repeat what we have heard from our teachers, until we have confirmed it within ourselves and thereby made it our own. An ideal that is itself inconsistent will not bring the desired inner harmony; it will ultimately give rise to even greater fragmentation. 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 adrar the gospel reports.
A culture that is unable to see any humanly relevant prospects for life beyond death is likely to take a pessimistic view of the world—a pessimism that can easily degenerate into outright nihilism. The purpose of earthly life is found in the opportunities that it provides for the growth of khudi.
There are, of course, degrees of vicegerency, which khydi that the doors of progress are always open, even for vicegerents.
Nothing in human nature is evil or unnecessary; as such, nothing needs to be suppressed, removed, or disowned. He is the real ruler of mankind; his kingdom is the kingdom of God on earth.
As far as creatures are concerned, including human beings, God is the only source for peace and perfection; any peace that we may find in the world—or any perfection, for that matter—is only a dim reflection of the divine attribute expressed in the divine name al-Salam. I am going to place in the earth a w. Integration among the diverse, and diverging, forces of human personality requires a unifying element.
This scenario may be imagined as a simple equation, i. I doubt if this can be mathematically represented! Who is this khalifahthis fullest manifestation of the highest of human potentialities? 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. For Iqbal, the normal human condition is marked by a state of disharmony.
The development of humanity both in mind and body is a condition precedent to his birth. In approaching him we are raising ourselves in the scale of life. Disharmony within gives birth to disharmony without; and disharmony without precludes or obstructs our attempts to progress towards achieving a state of harmony within. According to him, the sole purpose of ethics should be the training and education of khudi. 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.
Whatever is achieved by khudi in this-life prepares it for the next phase of its career that lies beyond death.
Even though scientific materialism has created many obstacles in this path, belief in the hereafter remains a central requirement of Islamic faith and practice. For the present he is a mere ideal; but the evolution of humanity is tending towards the production of an ideal race of more or khuddi unique individuals who will become his fitting parents. There is nothing more important than strengthening the ego, which is precisely what allows it to achieve genuine freedom as well as immortality.
Given that he wrote the summary of Asrar-e Khudi primarily for the benefit of Prof. Moral virtues and vices are to be distinguished on the standard of whether they support and fortify the ego or whether they cause it to dissolve and disintegrate.