In approaching him we are raising ourselves in the scale of life. Similarly, while Christianity affirmed belief in an afterlife, Jesus himself appears not sarar have said a whole lot about it—that is, if we go by the gospel reports. The purpose of earthly life is found in the opportunities that it provides for the growth of khudi. Laziness of any kind khudo problematic because it prevents the full flowering of khudi and precludes its attainment of freedom.
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In a letter to the poet Ghulam Qadir Girami d. Nicholson , who translated the Asrar as The Secrets of the Self, says it caught the attention of young Muslims as soon as it was printed. Iqbal wrote this in Persian because he felt the language was well-suited for the expression of these ideas. Overview[ edit ] In , he published his first collection of poetry, the Asrar-e-Khudi Secrets of the Self in Persian. The poems emphasise the spirit and self from a religious, spiritual perspective.
However, one has to make a great journey of transformation to realize that divine spark which Iqbal calls "Khudi".
A similitude of this journey could be understood by the relationship of fragrance and seed. Every seed has the potential for fragrance within it. But to reach its fragrance the seed must go through all the different changes and stages.
First breaking out of its shell. Then breaking the ground to come into the light developing roots at the same time. Then fighting against the elements to develop leaves and flowers. Finally reaching its pinnacle by attaining the fragrance that was hidden within it.
He notes that not all seeds reach the level of fragrance. Many die along the way, incomplete. In the same way, only few people could climb this Mount Everest of spirituality, most get consumed along the way by materialism. Iqbal proves by various means that the whole universe obeys the will of the "Self. For him, the aim of life is self-realization and self-knowledge. He charts the stages through which the "Self" has to pass before finally arriving at its point of perfection, enabling the knower of the "Self" to become the vicegerent of God.
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