Originally Posted by Skavau
i could not remove error in the post due to limited account.
anyhow, My all Above Question are interconnected to each other and not for debate but just for thinking..
#spirit and spiritual development :
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The idea which has influenced most the climate of philosophical and religious thought is that body and soul are mutually antagonistic, and can develop only at each other’s expense. For the soul, the body is a prison and the activities of daily life are the shackles which keep it in bondage and arrest its growth. This has inevitably led to the universe being divided into the spiritual and the secular.
Those who chose the secular path were convinced that they could not meet the demands of spirituality, and thus they led highly material and hedonistic lives. All spheres of worldly activity, whether social, political, economic or cultural, were deprived of the light of spirituality; injustice and tyranny were the result.
Conversely, those who wanted to tread the path of spiritual excellence came to see themselves as ‘noble outcasts’ from the world. They believed that it was impossible for spiritual growth to be compatible with a ‘normal’ life. In their view physical self-denial and mortification of the flesh were necessary for the development and perfection of the spirit.
This conflict of body and soul resulted in the evolution of two different ideals for the perfection of man. One was that man should be surrounded by all possible material comforts and regard himself as nothing but an animal. Men learnt to fly like birds, swim like fish, run like horses and even terrorize and destroy like wolves ¾ but they did not learn how to live like noble human beings.
For spiritual healing like Islam propagates that man has been created on a delicate balance. According to Islamic teachings, this balance is disturbed and causes illness when man does not live a life in accordance with Allah's (who has created him) guidance. Spiritual healing thus involves restoration of that balance through submission and gratitude to Allah which is only possible through keen observation and pondering/reflection), humility, sacrifice for other creations of Allah, through doing justice, showing forgiveness and having patience.
True religion fullfil the natural need of the human being and satisfied its spirit (soul ) and heart and it tells purpose and meaning of our existence..
The point of religion is God-realization, our purpose realization. Without religion there is no instruction and without instruction there is danger of misuse and heavy loss, and it's becoming increasingly obvious that masonry is not sufficient knowledge for a healthy spiritual life.
You have said about my question ("Some my atheist Friends have told me that they feel sometime loneliness, fear and lack of some unknown things in their heart. Is it true ?) you said Everyone feels these, brother you can ask this question from a true Muslim if he feel such situation ? if you believe on me, Muslims who are truly following Islam have no such problems and all above mentioned problems.
if all my question are true then i can ask why not we taste a path that may answer to all our these problems.
you said religion is a byproduct.
i again says it is possible that our logic may be false and we may be going against our nature.