In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.

Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal

Profession: Author
Nationality: Pakistani

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But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.

But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave.

A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.

Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.

It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.

I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay.

I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.

I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.

The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight.

Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.

The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.

That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.