April 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Living in Reaction
Sura 11: Ayas 9–11
If We let man taste our grace and then take it away from him—behold, he abandons hope, forgetting all gratitude.
And if We let him taste our favor after trouble has visited him, he is sure to say, “Gone is all affliction from me!”—for behold, he enjoys boasting.
[Most people are like this] except those who are patient in adversity and do things that are right: it is they whom forgiveness of sins awaits, and a great reward.
These ayas describe the state of mind of people who do not see the rules of cause and effect in life. They are reactive in how they live. If something they like happens, they feel exultation and pride, but when painful situations occur they become dispirited and lose hope. These attitudes are contrary to faith and drain a person’s power. By overcoming these patterns of thinking, we can tap into the full power of faith and raise our lives above the ordinary.
Our discussions are based on the book 'The Quran and The Life of Excellence.'
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