And as for Ishmael,...I have blessed
<1>As it was explained, the next step is
becoming submissive to
comes from the word "tasleim"
which means both
<2>So this fourth truth which was revealed to
humanity as the religion of
Islam, is another step toward perfection, salvation, and freedom
from bondage in this manifested world.
<3>Even in doing a great action to create the
proper environment and/or help others, if the result is not
surrendered to the Lord, it will become a burden. <4>That is
because either he will create a great
ego of how wonderful a
person he is and so is greater than most others, or he will become
very discouraged as to why no one respects him for his greatness or
why others do not progress with all his effort.
<5>But by doing the action and
result, he will free himself of this binding effect and therefore
never become depressed. The very cause of depression is
expectation and attachment to the result of one's actions. When the
result is not as the ego
expected, then a person becomes depressed.
<6>Even greater than
there is an "I" left which surrenders the result of "his" action to
the Lord. There exists a separation between "I" and "He."
a person lets Him do the
through him. So the person no longer is the doer but is the observer
of Him doing it. Therefore if he never did anything, how can he
create any attachment to the result of something he had not done?
Then he is free. <8>Also in
doer, the thing done, and for whom it is done, all become one and
the unity is complete. There is no "I" as separate from Him.
<9>However, to be in that ideation that He is
the doer and "I am
submitted to Him" is very difficult. So if it is forgotten, or a
person becomes attached to the result of his action, and realizes
it, then he can surrender it to the Lord and be free. <10>But
the goal is to be in that state of mind of
to Him (One with Him).
<11>The very theme of the
Koran (the Scripture
Islam) is to surrender
and submit to
God. It is a part of
Sign and its teachings (Eternal