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Every time a new knudi arises, one can be sure that the class is in session! Given that he wrote the summary of Asrar-e Khudi primarily for the benefit of Prof.
This divine vicegerency, niyabat-e-Alahi is the third and last stage of human development on earth. What does this mean for the evolution of personality? In his life thought and action, instinct and reason become one. And we suffer the consequences. If Iqbal is not contradicting himself, then I believe he is saying the following: As both individuals and communities, we must guard ourselves against intellectual laziness; we must never relax or suspend our capacities for careful observation, disciplined reasoning, and critical thought.
Iqbal Cyber Library: Asrar-e-Khudi
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. The Ego in its movement towards uniqueness has to pass through three stages: Everything ni its place and its assigned role.
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. The lesson of assimilative action is given by the life of the Prophet, at least to a Muhammadan.
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 less unique individuals who will become his fitting parents.
This disharmony exists within each individual, and so it inevitably manifests in social life as well. Nothing in human nature is evil or unnecessary; as such, nothing needs to be suppressed, removed, or disowned. Once humanity actually becomes what it has always meant to be—divine vicegerent—then there will remain no real difference between human will and divine will.
A life of such humiliating dependence would not be worth living. Sometimes it is the death of the body that brings life to the spirit. In the second stage, the lover ardently desire and actively seek the beloved, i. Nietzsche had a glimpse of this ideal race, but his atheism and aristocratic prejudices marred his whole conception. But if khudi is real, and if we can strengthen its integrity by undertaking appropriate actions, then we can at least hope to attain everlasting life.
Even quality number 1 seems like another way of expressing the same idea. Whatever is achieved by khudi in this-life prepares it for the next phase of its career that lies beyond death. There are, of course, degrees of vicegerency, which means that the doors of progress are always open, even for vicegerents.
The implications of this single word, khalifahare immense and far-ranging. If a person is routinely torn between the opposing demands of mind and body, reason and instinct, thought and action, much energy will be spent on managing this civil war, while only a small amount will be left for pursuing specific objectives. Because it takes you to where you really want to go.
asrxr Among the three Western monotheisms, Islam certainly has the most to say about the continuity of human existence after death. The development of humanity both in mind and body is a condition precedent to his birth.
I doubt if this can be mathematically represented! There is nothing more important than strengthening the ego, which is precisely what allows it to achieve genuine freedom as well as immortality. 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. Out of the richness of his nature he lavishes the wealth of life on others, and brings them nearer and nearer to himself.
If this is the case of a human being seeking to absorb divine attributes within herself or himself, both the individual and God are transformed as a result of this encounter. An ideal that is itself inconsistent will not bring the desired inner harmony; it will ultimately lhudi rise to even greater fragmentation. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
Iqbal Cyber Library: De Khudi Asrar: Mathnavi Asrar-e-Khudi
Indeed, that awareness is the self. The effort to realise the most unique individuality individualises the seeker and implies the individuality of the sought, for nothing else would satisfy the nature of the seeker.
Obstacles, problems, and frustrations are part of this educational process. According to him, the sole purpose of ethics should be the training and education of khudi.
From a certain perspective, these are merely two phases of the same journey that together constitute the career of khudi. The purpose of earthly life is found in the opportunities that it provides for the growth of khudi.
In the third stage, the lover succeed in actually assimilating the idealized value within themselves. On that standard, the highest moral virtue is loveand the worst possible vice is begging.
Or they try to figure out whether God prohibits certain acts because they are bad, or they are bad because God prohibits them. Integration adrar the diverse, and diverging, forces of human personality requires a unifying element.