Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The significance of life after death

A little reflection should help us to see that the question of life after death is not merely a philosophical question; it is deeply and intimately related to our everyday life, in fact our moral attitude depends entirely upon this question. If a person is of the view that the life of this word is the only life and that there is no life of any kind after that, he must develop a particular type of moral attitude , a radically different kind of attitude and approach is bound to result if he believes that this life is to be followed by another life where one will have to render account of all one’s acts in this world and, that one’s conduct in worldly life, let us try to understand this through simple example, a person undertakes journey from Lahore to Karachi on the assumption that he is traveling to his final destination, where he will be beyond the reach of the police that could haul him up for and offence , and the jurisdiction of the courts of justice that could bring him to book, another person undertakes the same journey knowing that it is only the first stage of a longer journey which will carry him beyond Karachi, to a land overseas which is ruled by the same sovereign as that of Pakistan, he also know that court of that sovereign has complete secret dossiers of his activities in Pakistan and that this record will be fully examined there in order to decide what position and treatment he deserves by virtue of his past performance , Now , is should be easy to realize how different the conduct of these two travelers of the same train will be. The former will prepare himself only for the journey up to Karachi, whereas the latter will keep in view also the requirements of the further stages of the long journey, the former will assume that all the gains that he can possibly make, or all the losses or harms that he might suffer, will be confined to the journey up to Karachi, and that will be the end of it, the latter, on the other hand, will know that the real gains or losses of the journey will be realized in its last stages and not in the first, the former will keep in wives only those results of his actions as are likely to manifest themselves up to the time that he reaches Karachi; the latter’s visit will extend to the long term results likely to unfold themselves in the distant overseas lands where his journey will eventually take him.

Syed Affan
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