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Two levels of belief in God: “There should be a God”: “There is God”

July 17, 2013
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:

“Belief in God has two levels. The first level of belief is confined to the understanding that there must be Creator and a Lord of this universe, for it does not stand to reason that the heavens and the earth are the result of accident and have no Creator.

The second level of belief is the complete and real recognition of the existence of our Creator, His attributes and the path to reach Him. Thus, the first level is the belief: ‘There should be a God’ and the second level is the firm faith: ‘There is a God’.

Let us understand once and for all that reason can never take us to the level of absolute certainty:

‘There is a God’; it only takes us up to the level where we can say that there should be a God. Hence, we come to the conclusion that though reason cannot produce true faith, it does prepare the ground for it. It will not show us the face of God, but will point to Him from a distance. It will not unite us with God, but will open up the way that leads to Him. It will not give us satisfaction but will give us the passion to achieve it. Also, it will not convince us of the existence of God, but will give us the conviction that there should be a God.”

Pages 39-40

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/OurGod.pdf

This is further to my post:

One should reflect over the universe time and again

Verses of Quran stating Jesus didn’t die on the Cross: Verse 3:56

May 4, 2013

Verse of Quran stating Jesus didn’t die on the Cross: Verse 3:56

The English translation of the verse of Quran originally in the Arabic language is given below:

[3:56] When Allah said, ‘O Jesus, I will cause thee to die a natural death and will exalt thee to Myself, and will clear thee from the charges of those who disbelieve, and will place those who follow thee above those who disbelieve, until the Day of Resurrection; then to Me shall be your return, and I will judge between you concerning that wherein you differ.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=3&verse=56

For the detail commentary of the verse, please click the following link, it consists of three pages:

http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=407&region=E1&CR=EN,E2&CR=EN,E2

The facsimile of the page is also given below:

Paarsurrey says:

One can ask any questions if one wants to; to ask a question is half of the knowledge

Buddha: Truth- mind when it walks in the path of righteousness

April 16, 2013

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One should always strive to set one’s mind on the right path- the path that leads to the Truth. And truth is a name of the one true God.

Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus

Buddha says:

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“Is not man an organism of many aggregates? Are we not
composed of various attributes? Man consists of the material
form, of sensation, of thought, of dispositions, and, lastly, of
understanding. That which men call the ego when they say ‘I
am’ is not an entity behind the attributes; it originates by their
co-operation. There is mind; there is sensation and thought,
and there is truth; and truth is mind when it walks in the path of
righteousness
. But there is no separate ego-soul outside or
behind the thought of man. He who believes that the ego is a
distinct being has no correct conception of things. The very
search for the atman is wrong; it is a wrong start and it will lead
you in a false direction. 6″ Unquote

Page: 30 Chapter: IX. “THE BODHISATTA’S SEARCH”. Gospel of Buddha

Quran says:

[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=1

Buddha’s solemn utterance

March 28, 2013

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Gospel of Buddha

And the Buddha breathed forth this solemn utterance: 19

“Do not deceive, do not despise
Each other, anywhere.
Do not be angry, nor should ye
Secret resentment bear;
For as a mother risks her life
And watches o’er her child,
So boundless be your love to all,
So tender, kind and mild.20
“Yea, cherish good-will right and left,
All round, early and late,
And without hindrance, without stint,
From envy free and hate,
While standing, walking, sitting down,
Whate’er you have in mind,
The rule of life that’s always best
Is to be loving-kind.21

Page: 67 Chapter: XX THE SERMON AT RAJAGAHA

Paarsurrey says:

I quote from Quran.
[7:157] ‘And ordain for us good in this world, as well as in the next; we have turned to Thee with repentance.’ God replied, ‘I will inflict My punishment on whom I will; but My mercy encompasses all things; so I will ordain it for those who act righteously, and pay the Zakat and those who believe in Our Signs —

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=7&verse=156

Buddha: Eradication of self

March 27, 2013

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Eradication of self / extinction of self / complete surrender of self / complete submission to the will of one true creator God Allah

Gospel of Buddha

And the Blessed One continued: “The Tathagata teaches that all warfare in which man tries to slay his brother is lamentable, but he does not teach that those who go to war in a righteous cause after having exhausted all means to preserve the peace are blameworthy. He must be blamed who is the cause of war.17
“The Tathagata teaches a complete surrender of self, but he does not teach a surrender of anything to those powers that are evil, be they men or gods or the elements of nature. Struggle must be, for all life is a struggle of some kind. But he that struggles should look to it lest he struggle in the interest of self against truth and righteousness.18
“He who struggles in the interest of self, so that he himself may be great or powerful or rich or famous, will have no reward, but he who struggles for righteousness and truth, will have great reward, for even his defeat will be a victory.19
“Self is not a fit vessel to receive any great success; self is small and brittle and its contents will soon be spilt for the benefit, and perhaps also for the curse, of others.20
“Truth, however, is large enough to receive the yearnings and aspirations of all selves and when the selves break like soap bubbles, their contents will be preserved and in the truth they will lead a life everlasting.21

Page: 147 (PDF: 174). Chapter LI. SIMHA’S QUESTION CONCERNING ANNIHILATION.
http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Buddhism/The%20Gospel%20of%20Buddha%20-%20Paul%20Carus.pdf

Paasurrey says:

Quran mention it in this way:

[2:113] Nay, whoever submits himself completely to Allah, and is the doer of good, shall have his reward with his Lord. No fear shall come upon such, neither shall they grieve.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=2&verse=112

[79:41] But as for him who fears to stand before his Lord, and restrains his soul from evil desires,
[79:42] The Garden shall surely be his home.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=79&verse=40

Buddha: on reward of charity after death; in the hereafter

March 27, 2013

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Gospel of Buddha

“The charitable man is loved by all; his friendship is prized highly; in death his heart is at rest and full of joy, for he suffers not from repentance; he receives the opening flower of his reward and the fruit that ripens from it. 3
“Hard it is to understand: By giving away our food, we get more strength, by bestowing clothing on others, we gain more beauty; by donating abodes of purity and truth, we acquire great treasures. 4

Page: 75 (PDF-95). Chapter: XXIV. THE SERMON ON CHARITY.

http://www.arthursbookshelf.com/Buddhism/The%20Gospel%20of%20Buddha%20-%20Paul%20Carus.pdf

Paarsurrey says:

I have given above the verses from Gospel of Buddha on reward on charity.
Here I give some verses from Quran on charitable works:

[90:13] And what should make thee know what the ascent is?
[90:14] It is the freeing of a slave.
[90:15] Or feeding in a day of hunger
[90:16] An orphan near of kin,
[90:17] Or a poor man lying in the dust.
[90:18] Again, he should have been of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to mercy.
[90:19] These are the people of the right hand.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?ch=90&verse=13