Author: Syed Mujtaba Musavi Lari
Category:Allah (SWT), Lifestyle - Morals, Hereafter - Death, Wisdom - Spirituality, Stories - Narrative, Comparative Religion,
Tags:Resurrection Judgement and the Hereafter,Syed Mujtaba Musavi Lari,logic,death,birth,last,day,hell,heaven,being,deed,,Allah (SWT),Lifestyle - Morals,Hereafter - Death,Wisdom - Spirituality,Stories - Narrative,Comparative Religion
Although the phenomenon of life counts as the most precious of gifts and its loss is extremely grievous and terrifying, none can doubt that just as surely as man embarks on his life involuntarily to spend some time in this guesthouse we call the world, he must ultimately confront the painful and frowning face of death when the scroll of his life is rolled up. Our world is a world of turmoil and instability. The wheel of birth and death keeps constantly turning; do not believe that anything can come into being in the sphere of this cycle without being subject to change. Whatever comes into existence must traverse a path leading to death; it makes no difference whether it be man or one of the other countless forms of life. Every phenomenon the limits of whose motion are set by matter is ephemeral, for it is precisely its defining characteristic that draws it on toward nonexistence; the end of its affair is disappearance. The funeral dirge of finiteness resounds throughout the world of being. We must first raise the complex question of the end of life, attempt to analyze it and to answer some of the questions that may be raised in this respect. Is life restricted to this present terrestrial existence which stretches from the moment of birth to the moment of death? Is it confined to the brief interval during which those who have come to this world take, one after another, the place of those who have left it? Should it be imagined that there is no existence other than the three-dimensional existence of this world, and that our individual characteristics and personalities bear the imprint of non-being?