Saturday, August 16, 2008

...and to Him we shall return

Know thou that every hearing ear, if kept pure and undefiled, must, at all times and from every direction, hearken to the voice that uttereth these holy words:

 "Verily, we are God's, and to Him shall we return."


I read this quote the other eve with a group of friends.
Nearly all of us were youth... and who had an age that was not too youthful still felt, and feels (rightly so), very useful!!
After sharing it we all explained in what way we were touched by these words.
as usual everyone had an interesting view and a different understanding of things.

one of the thoughts that came to my mind is the idea of how the terms 'youth' and 'death' are nearly seen as opposites.
why should a youth think of death? let him live life to its full! let him ride that wave of energy and emotions! 
that is what i would say at least..

yet, i think this quote once again shows me how Baha'u'llah has changed the balance of things throughout the entire world.
He encourages us at ANY age to think that one day, young or old, we will all leave this world. And He is telling us to think very carefully about what we want to bring with us in the next world.
No car, no job, no money will come with us.. not even our titles that we fought for...

so what do YOU want to bring to the next world?

Oh and finally. 
If you are a youth, or you consider yourself one, don't you think it might be too late to think of the the next life when you are about to reach it at an old age?

this mortal world speaks to us from every direction. 
do you need hearing aids?



amy said...

i think about it everyday. and i'll take you with me... if that's ok!

cartadosahba said...

how infinitely cool are your blog posts?

VERY infinitely!

i love you, man.