Life is a material of delusion

2016-06-22 06:00

WHEN a man goes through a particular phase he feels satisfied with it. When that phase is over, he realises its absurdity and hollowness, and takes to the next phase of life.

For example, a child is fascinated with his phase of life and regards the stage of play the goal of his life. Should someone snatch one of his toys, he feels as much aggrieved as a big man is grieved by his wealth and property being usurped, however when he grows a little bigger, he realises the things he deemed to be the goal of his life were nothing but useless and absurd activities.

The same thing happens in one’s youth when he is attracted by adorned beauties. In old age man gathers wealth and multiples children. Power, prestige, pride and position are his capital goods and investments to wield dominance in life - this phase too will pass away.

The life of this world is a material of delusion. It is not a capital that may be useful in odd times, no one has a guarantee for the continuance of his life, health and strength.

One should not procrastinate, delay, defer, or put off performing righteous deeds for future, because the time might not come on account of illness, any inability or even death.

One should race against inability, weakness and death, so that one may accumulate the treasure of good deeds that may lead one to paradise before such inabilities may arrive and stop one from the good deeds.

ASE Ameen Via email

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