Thursday, May 03, 2012

Body and soul

Let us suppose a situation. You are in a controlled environment, and given a platter full of delicious and visibly appealing food. You are told that although this food will tame your desire and get rid of your hunger, but it will not provide any nourishment to your body. But there is a good chance that if you wait for an hour or two, you will be provided with a food which will be appetizing as well we beneficial for you. 

In this case what will you do?

I want to relate this situation to our current life and hereafter. Today we are more concerned about the life we are to spend in this world, to fulfil our worldly and bodily desires, whereas we ignore the actual requirements of our soul, which will be the only thing we will take to life after. To me, only caring for today's life is similar to the the first platter offered, which only takes care of certain desires whereas by waiting for the second offer would eventually take care of desires as well as our requirements.

One needs to figure out how to get a best deal for your body as well as your soul. Body will be buried but soul will prevail. Our we that short sighted?

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At 9:06 pm, OpenID nomadicblogger said...

Our optimism and endless hope for His Mercy often ends up getting the best of us, causing us to fall for the indulgences of this life. You are right; the journey of the hereafter is what we should be perpetually preparing for. However, the only things us human beings are consistent at are being fallible. As long as we do not completely forget about our final destination, I believe there is hope for us. The sweetness of the fruit of our labour that we get to experience at different points in our lives will keep us coming back for more, inshaAllah :)

 
At 11:01 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

@nomadicblogger: Yes, insha Allah! yet I believe regular reminders can do some good and lift that spirit of 'hope' :)

And thanks for visiting! do come again.

 
At 2:06 am, Blogger hfm said...

thank you for this reminder!

 
At 12:36 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

@hfm: My pleasure, and thanks for visiting.

 

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