“There should be a God”: a stepping stone to certainty

Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad

Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:

Mirza Bashir Ahmad said:

“It is even more regrettable that most people who turn towards God do not get past the point that there should be a God. But there is no doubt that this is a stepping stone to the next level, that of certainty. In the spiritual world, this is the point where one begins to possess awareness. But if one stops short at this point and thinks he has achieved the be all and end all, then this same state can even prove dangerous for him. Many a time, man retraces his steps backward from this point and falls into the dark pit of atheism.

In his search for God, he ends up a disbeliever and dies in the same state. When he realizes that he has not been able to reach God despite all his efforts, and has merely succeeded in learning that there should be a God, he is overcome by disappointment and ultimately becomes an atheist. His is like a person who finds a room locked from inside and thus infers that there must be someone in it. He knocks and knocks and shouts for the door to be opened, but the door does not open, nor does he hear any sound from within.

Doubt begins to assail his heart and he starts considering the possibility that perhaps the door got accidentally locked from inside, or that the person inside is dead. At long last he loses all hope and turns back convinced that there is no one in the room.

If the comprehension that there should be a God does not lead to the certainty that there is a God, then the result will be nothing but despair and denial. Alas, how unfortunate would be the one who travelled such a great distance under the light of the feeble and dim lamp of one’s reason.

When the opportunity came to recognize his God with the help of the magnificent light of the spiritual sun of God, and he got so close to Him that His Holy attributes may envelop him like a mother’s lap, at that point, he should think that he had reached his final destination and left the track to spend the remainder of his life there! How can one’s heart be satisfied without achieving its goal, when God has placed in it the thirst for true knowledge which requires perfect conviction, and has endowed it with a burning fire of love that cannot be put out without the water of Divine love?

Even if you do not deceive others, you are nonetheless deceiving yourselves. Remember, in certain situations being misled can also bring you to the fold of criminals.

Therefore, fear God and do not just sit down on the fence and be the cause of your own spiritual death as well as that of others.

Pages 41-43
http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf

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