Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Public Benefit by Kalim's Sayings - 12

(14)  Today each and every person is interested in becoming a reformer. There is no concern for being reformed. In reality only that person is raised to the status of e reformer (by Allah Most High) who is worried about his own reform. Many times it is quite surprising to see when some people will introduce themselves by saying that I am a Caliph of that particular Shaikh. Some intellectuals too do such things. This is self-promotion and a sign of pride and it causes decline. Know it clearly that it has two pathologies - (i) an expression of love for fame and (ii) a desire for concession and a demand for honour from the person addressed. Both are deadly poisons, may Allah Most High provide protection from such things.