The Food of Lower-Self: Sins

We must constantly be on alert against the sins that feed the lower-self. _______ Sins are like poisonous honey. It tastes sweet at first, but then it gives pain. Illicit indulgence and enjoyments, like poisonous honey, have seeming pleasure. But the result of the illicit is pain, torture, vanishing (of pleasure) and finally a slap. Sins are like fire. If it is not extinguished and suppressed, even a single sin might cause a big destruction, like the fire of a single match causing big fires and damage. Even a single…

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Looking at Haram (forbidden) things

The great spiritual people, that is, the muttaqin as an expression of the Qur’an, shun away from the forbidden, illicit things as they avoid from the snakes or scorpions. They abstain from small sins even from the makroohs (disfavoured things) as well as from the great sins. This was because of their taqwa (respect to Allah) and the spiritual high rank that they are in. Imam Nursi says that he had never come across two things; fear and forgetfulness. These two lofty values and characters are reached through an infinite…

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