Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Faith and death.

Bottom line is, until I have filtered out al that is irrelevant, all that is not conducive towards getting to know my true, unborn Buddha nature, that which is the ground from which i call myself "I', there will always be doubts as my mind is incapable of recognizing the true from the false, the real from the ephemeral the permanent form the temporary. The mind if fickle in many ways and will fli flop from one stance to another in the blink of an eye, it is like an uncontrollable tool that sometimes works while most of the times will take its own flight of fancies depending upon the external impetus and influences for the mental images is fed through the five senses and it is the heart that filters what is pure and unadulterated thoughts coming from the external stimuli. For this to happen the heart or one might call the soul, will have to be present at all times and for this to happen it has to be in constant state of mindfulness.
It is a sheer waste of one's humanity to exist without at the very least recognized that which is doing the thinking and that which knows that the thoughts are not the the thinker, there is no thinker, only thoughts. When this is not fully recognized then the thinker and the thoughts are mistaken to be one and the same thus we have right and wrong, good and bad as thoughts are manifested in duality of opposites, in comparison as int his compared to that, or what if this and not that and so forth. What separates man from the rest of sentient beings is that man is capable of seeing the realities beyond what is projected into the external, man is endowed with the ability to choose for better or worse if he so chooses to practice his God given right.
Being human also entails all the frailties of being easily influenced by that which appears more pleasurable than that which seem not so. We are easily attracted to the fantasies of life rather than see life through a more deeper vision of what is 'Being human'. Our inescapable weakness is laziness in making the effort of confronting our what indeed is our true nature. We leave it up to the philosophers and soothsayers, the Gurus and the so called enlightened minds while we are too busy seeking fame and fortune to justify our existence. By the time we arrive at the end of our allotted time of our physical existence we find it too late to even dwell on the subject of spirituality, like what happens after death. Then as our body and mind starts to weaken from age, we try to make some sense of why we were alive in the first place and we find ourselves regretting most of what had transpired throughout our wasted life chasing after material gains.
Here, for a true Muslim, it is well laid out for the believer  of who or what he is in this life after years of worshiping the same One True God, reminded himself five times a day or who he is in the eyes of his Maker and professing his gratefulness for his very existence and being led through the straight path and so forth. The devoted Muslim has in essence been preparing himself for the eventual journey towards his Lord in the after life while his mind has been ingrained with his faith in his Maker. death is a welcome to a Muslim for he has spent his lifetime seeking reunion with his Lord with undying faith having observed all precepts laid out for him through the Holy Book and the words of the Prophet (Pbuh). The Quran becomes his spiritual map while the Ways and teachings of the Prophet of Allah becomes his guide posts and manners in which he overcomes all trials and tribulations in this physical realm. 
I am not advocating the fact that Muslims has the realm of the after life cornered, I am just, in my limited view making an observation of how Islam has been in its won systematic ways, paved the path towards facing the eventual moments of death and what to expect next. By imposing strict mandates on the observations of its precepts, Islam has inculcated all the signs and warnings of pitfalls that man will be faced with in this life and the hereafter. With threats and promises, with persuasions and guidance, the religion of Islam has been aligning man towards better ability to cope with the moments of death and what lies beyond the grave with a spiritual blueprint based upon thousands of years of prophetic revelations. For those who have faith in its teachings, Islam has perfected the method of how to face the wayward human mind in the hour of its demise through Faith in Allah All Mighty; The One.

 And he (i.e. man) presents for Us an example (i.e. attempting to establish the finality of death) and forgets his [own] creation. He says, “Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?” Say, “He will give them life who produced them the first time; and He is, of all creation, Knowing.” [It is] He who made for you from the green tree, fire, and then from it you ignite. Is not He who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the likes of them? Yes, [it is so]; and He is the Knowing Creator.  (Quran, 36:78-81)
"Life After Death"...World Assembly of Muslim Youth.  

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