183. Kindness

Once some prisoners of war were arrested. Among them was a woman who had lost an infant. She was so impatient with motherly love that she would take up to her breast and feed any child she saw. Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) asked his companions after seeing her condition, "Do you think a mother can throw her child in the fire?" The associates of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) replied: "Oh, Prophet of God, throwing a child in the fire is out of the question for a mother. If a child were to fall in the fire by himself, the mother would give her life to save it." Then Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) said: "God is kinder to his creatures than this."




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.