Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Belief and Behaviour, an Astute Observation

"Our belief reflects our behaviour and vice versa. As we think in our heart so are we" . Not only we embraces the whole of a man‘s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of our life. We literally behave as we believe, and our faith being the complete sum of all our behaviours. As the plant springs from and could not be without the seed, so every act of a Human being springs from the hidden seeds of faith, and could not have appeared without them. This applies equally to those acts called "spontaneous" and "unpremeditated" as to those, which are deliberately executed. Act is the blossom of our faith, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does Human beings garner in the sweet and bitter fruitage of their own husbandry. Thought in the mind hath made us, What we are by thought was wrought and built. If a our mind that has evil thoughts and causes pain and sufferings in life. If one endure in purity of faith, joy follows us as our own shadow.

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man seeks to the Divine guidance; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character. Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of Divine promise and confidence than this. Man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, the maker and shaper of condition and environment. As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love and the master of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation contains within himself that transforming and the regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.

Man is always the master, even in his weaker and most abandoned state; but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his "household." When he begins to reflect upon his condition, and applies the Islamic Shariah diligently, for the Law upon which his being is established, he then becomes the wise master, directing his energies with intelligence, and fashioning his thoughts to fruitful issues. Such is the conscious master. Thus he can become by discovering within himself the laws of thought which is totally a matter of application, self analysis and experience.

Only by searching and mining gold and diamonds are found and man can find every truth connected with his being, if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul; and that he is the maker of his character, the moulder of his life, and the builder of his future. He may unerringly prove; if he will, watch, control and alter his thoughts, tracing their effects upon himself, upon others, and upon his life and circumstances, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, and utilising his every experience, even to the most trivial, everyday occurrence, as a means of obtaining that knowledge of himself which is Understanding, Wisdom and Power. In this direction, as in no other, is the law absolute that "He that seeks finds and to him that knocks it shall be opened;" for only by patience, prayer, and ceaseless supplicaion to his Creator, he enters the door of Jannah. (Paradise)