Black Spirituality Religion : The real and permanent art of living

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    The real and permanent art of living

    The happy moments of this world are also temporary and they give you lot of worry after sometime. Suppose you love your son. That love stays in your heart. Later on when your son insults you, you feel very much worried and the cause of your worry is only your love for your son. Therefore, all the matters concerned with this world will either worry you in the beginning or at the end. So scholars close their mind to all matters of the world and open their mind to all matters of God. This is the real and permanent art of living. In a temporary art of living, the mind is closed to only those worldly matters, which are worrying in the beginning itself, while the mind is open to those worldly matters, which give happiness in the beginning. In such a temporary art of living, life ends with grief alone, since all worldly matters end only with grief.
     
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    Reaction to violence

    Reaction to violence

    When one throws fire on you if you throw fire against him in return, can your fire extinguish the opposite fire? The fire thrown by you cannot pacify the injuries caused by your enemy’s fire on your body. The injuries caused by your fire on the body of your enemy will increase the strength of your enmity with him. If you throw water against his fire, your water can extinguish the opposite fire. The water fallen on your enemy generates repentance in your enemy and the enmity ends forever. A scholar shows love as an answer to violence. An ignorant person shows anger as an answer to anger.
     
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    Worldly wisdom

    Worldly wisdom

    Worldly wisdom is good for all worldly matters, but it is not good in spiritual matters. You will win more and more in the world as you become more and more wise, but you are going farther and farther away from God. Old people look less wise in worldly matters and you mock at them. You don’t know how near they are to God.
     
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    Respect and love

    Respect and love

    You respect your parents because you are receiving some benefits from them at present and expect to receive more benefits in the future. However, you love your wife and children because you are giving your earnings to them. Therefore, when you aspire for something from God you can be said to respect Him. When you sacrifice something to God without any aspiration in return, you can be said to love Him. God likes love and not mere respect. Such love, which involves sacrifice alone, and not any aspiration for benefit from God, is called as real devotion. Try to convert all your respect into love for God. That means that you should sacrifice for God’s work and not aspire for anything from God in return.
     
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    If we focus solely on worldly matters, which are destined to pass away, then we can expect only to drift further from the Father and the Son, because these things aren't of the Father. The Holy Son commanded us not to worry, because there can be no change come from it, but we should place our trust in the Father; He'll not let us down in any manner.


    This is doing unto others as we'd like done unto ourselves, and not returning evil for evil; as we've been taught in the Holy Scriptures. :) If you'd like someone to do well unto you, do the same to another, even if they don't mean you well. We shouldn't return evil for evil thinking we're justified or somehow avenged in that manner, because vengeance belongs to the Holy KING, and He'll recompense justly.


    This is true; the closer one gets to the Father through the Son as they are spiritual minded, the less they are understood by those minded with worldly matters, because what is Spiritual is not of this world. Mocking comes, and so does harassment in some cases, but being close to the King offers great comfort from all things harmful.

    All things done should be done in faith of the Son and the Father, and love should not be lacking. We should not expect from the Father as if we are deserving or entitled, but we should hope in the Father through faith in the Son believing They can and will provide, so long as we remain Their own without wavering.


    They are merciful, They are compassionate, They are loving and won't leave any behind. So long as faith is kept in the One who died for our sins, so long as belief is had in His resurrection from the dead, so long as hope be strong in the Father on High, we cannot fail nor stumble, but are on a righteous road of light, everlasting.
     
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