In the Name of God the Beneficent and Merciful Self-Building by Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Holy Quran says "They will ask the (of Muhammad) concerning the spirit. Say: The spirit is by command of my Lord, and knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little." -the Holy Quran (17:85)
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by Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini
"They will ask the (of Muhammad) concerning the spirit. Say: The spirit is by command of my Lord, and knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little."
-the Holy Quran (17:85)
Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq AS said:
-al Mustadarak, vol. 2, p-283.
Imam Ali AS;
-Gharar al-Hukm, p-226.
Imam Ali Again said
"But as far him who feared to stand before his lord and restrained his soul from lust, Lo ! The garden will be his home." -the Holy Quran (79:40-41)
Holy Prophet PBUH:
"Your's greatest enemy is your self, which is located between your two sides." -Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 70, p-64.
“Trusting the self provides the most dependable opportunities for devil's entrance”
-Gharar al-Hukm, p-54.
-Gharar al-Hukm, p-226.
-Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 94, p-143.
"A man approached the Holy Prophet (S) and asked:
'What is religion?'
The Holy Prophet (S) replied: 'Good moral conduct.'
The man asked the same questions from the Holy Prophet (S) alternatively by appearing from right, left, and behind the Messenger.
Finally the Holy Prophet (S) took a deep look at him and said: 'Why don't you understand?' Religion is defined as never to get angry."
Mohajateh al-Baiza, vol. 5, p-89.
All humans have two dimensions:
a) The Animal Dimension
b) The Spiritual Dimension
We see in all the Teachings of Holy Quran and Ahlul Bait, that they talk about
A) Nourishing the Spritual Dimension
B) Controlling the Animal Dimension
Imam Khomeni RA mentions in the book Forty Hadith' first Chapter:
In the begining one need to remind everyday pause and reflect and say to oneself:
"O callous self! Thou has wasted precious years of thy short life in pursuance of hedonistic and sensuous propensities! And nothing is gained except regret and sense of loss. Thou should be regretful before God for thy past deeds, and commence a new journey in the direction of His prescribed goal, the journey that leads to the life of eternity and perpetual bliss......