Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | ST weekly blog | Oct 30, 2017
The journey towards spirituality begins with the urge to search for the truth. When people discover the truth and learn of the plan of the Creator, their lives enter a new phase, that of building their personalities according to spiritual principles. This journey is purely intellectual in nature. Its quest is two-fold—to solve the riddle of why everyone goes through negative experiences in this world, and to offer positive solutions. It addresses the paradox of our having been given the freedom to make our own moral choices, and our frequent misuse of this freedom—actions which repeatedly present us with situations where people react in anger and incur loss.
Spirituality is based on intellectual awakening. It is not a passive experience. By understanding the Creation Plan of God, and by developing clear thinking and the ability to re-examine any situation, we can convert negative influences and experiences into positive ones. We can take spiritual lessons from material experiences. This is the best formula for character building; it will give us great strength, promote all that is good, and destroy all that is evil.