Living in God’s world

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained one fact of life in these words: “No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunnel-­led. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disci­plined.” (Living Under Tension by Harry Emerson Fosdick)

Living for God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

There are two ways of living in this world. One is a self-oriented life, the other a God-oriented one. An individual then, will either worship himself, or he will worship God. His attention will be focused either upon his own being, or upon God. His aim in life will either be to please himself, or to please God. There is no third way of living in this world. The choice we have is of living either for ourselves, or for God.