WAY TO PEACE | IWGR VI | RAMA राम
|| FAITH IN GOD ||
They tried to intimidate Prophet Mohammad ( pbu ) and did their utmost to terrify and overawe , so as to make Mohammad desist from preaching the new religion .
But nothing could deviate Mohammad ( pbu ) from the GODly path of righteousness .
Mohammad ( pbu ) had developed a true and unflinching faith in GOD , because the heart was pure and there was firm conviction in the eternal Truth that
" There is nothing but Allah , and that all the alluring temptations of this world and the world itself are nothing but transitory and illusory and that Allah is all alone with no duality in Allah " .
Mohammad ( pbu ) boldly declared that
" Even if the sun on my right side and the moon on my left side order me to desist , l will not . "
Such was the firmness of conviction in GOD .
This is exactly what the Vedas said thousands of years back .
" Have firm faith in GOD , the One without a second , and do not deviate from the path of Truth , even though the whole world may be against you .
Keep your heart pure , free from desires , passions , emotions , and , on the pedestal of your heart , install Sachchidanand , the Absolute Truth , the Absolute Knowledge and the Absolute Bliss . "
Please mark that , when the Prophet Mohammad ( pbu ) developed such a firm faith in GOD , the teachings rapidly spread not only in Arabia , but also in the neighbouring countries . None of the followers , anticipated this roaring success .
It was Mohammad's ( pbu ) faith in GOD which was strong and steady . The result was that the religion continued to make great strides . And within hundred years , the Islam spread in Europe , in Africa and in Asia . This is , in itself , a very great achievement .
What is the secret of this miracle ?
It is nothing but the firm faith in GOD , which bestowed unbelievable strength upon the Islamic armies to win this grand success .
We should , therefore , depend upon GOD only . One alone lives who lives in GOD . Do not entertain any doubt about GOD .
The doubt is like tuberculosis , which will kill you .
You are to be pitied , if you do not put your faith in GOD .
Your scriptures also decree that without this faith you cannot be free from worries and anxieties . This Faith is very necessary for your peace of mind .
This world is like a stage and all of us are its actors . Even while acting on the stage , no one forgets one's real identity . Similarly , while acting on the stage of this world , you should always remember your true Self , Sachchidanand which you really are . If you do so , you shall develop self-confidence and undisturbed peace of mind .
A new religion is said to have started in Persia ( Iran ) . Its founder is Suleman Khan .
It is said that the opponents put great pressure on Suleman to desist from propagating the teachings , but there was no yielding to their wishes .
Then , they forced Suleman to stand on a high wall and , after piercing holes in the arms , thrust burning candles in them and said ,
" You will be spared all this , if you only agree not to spread your new religion " .
But Suleman was a person of strong determination . Suleman did not at all care for their cruel inflictions , and started dancing happily on the wall , saying ,
" It is better to die a hero than to live a coward " .
Suleman was burnt to death , but did not compromise .
Socrates willingly drank the cup of poison and died , but refused to give up the principles .
These are the real heroes .
Our Puranas are full of incidents of firm faith in GOD .
Take the case of Prahlad , who was thrown from high mountains , drowned in deep rivers , burnt in fire and subjected to inhuman tortures .
But , since Prahlad had absolute faith in GOD , even Nature changed its nature in face of the firm and unflinching faith in GOD .
One who has unwavering faith in GOD , has nothing to worry .
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM