Why is it so hard to listen to advice?
and eventually having to learn everything the hard way
Asked By kiliq 18-21, M 6 Answers 30 mins ago in Community
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Only God is the Omniscient Counsellor, and it is very hard for us to hear His advice and to observe wisely.
When we are oppressed, we ask God for help. God never holds the hands of the oppressors, but He says: Be patient.
How can we be patient and how is our way out?
Probably, all people know the counsel of being patient, but not many know the way out! With learning and practicing through long years, I find other counsels of God relating to this matter. Abdul-Baha says: Have patience, wait but do not sit idle; work while you are waiting; smile when you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken; be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you; speak aloud while the malevolent forces of the nether world try to crush your mind; be valiant and courageous while men all around you are cringing with fear and cowardice.(Compilations, Baha’i scriptures, p. 547). Finally, I realize that God gives us minds for learning, meditating, practicing and getting the best solutions from our own intelligence.
God never abandons us in misery.
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2. O SON OF SPIRIT! The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes.
(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)
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Based on God’s counsels
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