** - Destiny of Man



Destiny of Man
It is the destiny of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to shape his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to mold its forces to his own ends and purposes. And in this process of progressive change God becomes a co-worker with him, provided man takes the initiative:
‘Verily God will not change the condition of men, till they change what is in themselves (13:11).
If the human does not take the initiative, if he does not evolve the inner richness of his being, if he ceases to feel the inward push of advancing life, then the spirit within him hardens into stone and he is reduced to the level of dead matter. But his life and the onward march of his spirit depend on the establishment of connections with the reality that confronts him. It is the knowledge that establishes these connections, and knowledge is sense-perception elaborated by understanding.
This is how our creator explains our purpose and course of action in the Qur'an 2:30-33. All our knowledge comes from Him. And then He gave us our 5 senses and more (in my opinion, spirituality, ESP, intuition, sixth sense or call it what you may, is one of them). He especially mentions sight and hearing.
I just don't get it as to what is missing with modern man/ atheists/agnostic. Do they not have anything like this? Not? Their heart needs stimulation! Otherwise, how are they different from animals and birds?
There is more to life than being just a rationalist.


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