Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Reason to Pursue Spirituality

Some say this life is a training-ground, a "school" to learn the virtues we'll need in the Next Life.

Yet, having a vision of why we need to work at our virtues is absolutely helpful!

Today's quote from Reality is one of the most beautiful visions I've ever read about our Infinite Future:

"Know thou of a truth that the soul, after its separation from the body, will continue to progress until it attaineth the presence of God, in a state and condition which neither the revolution of ages and centuries, nor the changes and chances of this world, can alter. It will endure as long as the Kingdom of God, His sovereignty, His dominion and power will endure. It will manifest the signs of God and His attributes, and will reveal His loving-kindness and bounty.

"The movement of My Pen is stilled when it attempteth to befittingly describe the loftiness and glory of so exalted a station. The honor with which the Hand of Mercy will invest the soul is such as no tongue can adequately reveal, nor any other earthly agency describe. Blessed is the soul which, at the hour of its separation from the body, is sanctified from the vain imagining of the peoples of the world. Such a soul liveth and moveth in accordance with the Will of its Creator, and entereth the all-highest Paradise."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection
LXXXI, pp. 155-156

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