The Profound Fact
In truth the nature of the self is ignorance and restlessness. Caution comes into play when one knows that every action has an equivalent reaction, which may appear in a different way to the original action. The wise person endeavours to discipline the self and mind, due to the knowledge that every intention, action or thought will leave behind its repercussion and traces. Nothing in existence is ever lost; the recognition of this profound fact brings about thorough accountability and the need for constant vigilance. The demand of religions for obedience is based on the basic need for the self to be harnessed and restricted in the hope of soul connection at the expense of ego expansion.
‘Difficulties and constrictions are experienced by the self before inner openings and connections occur between head and heart.’
By Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri from the book “Witnessing Perfection”