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But those that believe love Allah more ardently.Quran 2:165
They jumped on the carcass of this world, earned shame by eating it, and became united on loving it. When one loves a thing, it blinds him and sickens his heart. Then, he sees but with a diseased eye, hears but with unhearing ears. Desires have cut asunder his wit, and the world has made his heart dead, while his mind is all longing for it. Consequently, he is a slave of it and of everyone who has any share in it. Wherever it turns, he turns towards it and wherever it proceeds, he proceeds towards it. He is not desisted by any desister from Allah, nor takes admonition from any preacher.Imam Ali (a), Nahj al-Balagha Sermon 109
"The best of deeds are those which are the most difficult" (Usul al-Kafi, vol. iv, p. 9.).
For instance, waking up for the sake of praying to God Almighty in the biting cold of a winter night and sacrificing the delights of sound sleep makes the soul triumphant over the body and strengthens the will. Though it is a bit difficult and unpleasant in the beginning, but after a little practice, its hardship and inconvenience becomes lesser and lesser and the subservience of the body to the soul grows.
We see the people who perform it doing all this without any trouble, and if we are lazy and find it difficult, it is because we do not take action. But if we force ourselves to act, gradually the difficulty turns into ease.Imam Khomeini (r), 40 Hadith
If you are ungrateful, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient above all need of you; and He does not like ungratefulness in His servants; and if you are grateful, He likes it in youQuran 39:7
My God, who can have tasted the sweetness of Your love then wanted another in place of You?Sahifa Sajjadiya, Whispered Prayer of the Lovers
Whoever increases his remembrance of the Hereafter, his transgressions reduce.Imam Ali (a), Ghurar al-Hikam, pg 42 #39
There is no substitute for the Hereafter, and this world is not worth the price of one’s soul.Imam Ali (a), Ghurar al-Hikam, pg 40 #32
Know that one of the God-given innate tendencies that are ingrained in the nature of the entire human species is the love of comfort…[And] since such a toilless, painless comfort is the goal of all, everyone imagines that lost comfort to lie in some thing and develops an interest in every such thing which he believes to be associated with that desired goal. This, in spite of the fact that such an absolute comfort is not to be found in any part of this world of ephemeral existence, nor is such an undisturbed peace and rest possible here.
All the bounties and blessings of this world are mixed with tiresome effort and exhausting toil. All the pleasures of the world are surrounded with unnerving pains. Pain and agony, anguish and sorrow, anxiety and grief prevail all over the world. Throughout the entire history of human existence, not a single individual is to be seen whose pains and sufferings are equal to his comforts and whose joys and blessings are equal to his sorrows, distresses, and toils, let alone the possession of untainted comfort and undisturbed rest.
Accordingly, the ultimate human goal is not to be found in this world, and no natural inherent and actual love- and that too a love which pervades the entire species- is possible without the existence of an actual beloved. Hence, there should exist such a world in the realm of existence where comforts will not be adulterated with labor and pain, whose ease and repose be absolute and pure, unmixed by pain, whose joys should be pure, unmarred by grief and suffering. That world is the House of Divine bounty (dar al-na’im), the world of the manifestation of His magnanimity…
Thus, the aspects of the innate love of comfort and love of freedom are two natural tendencies that have been embedded by God in the unchanging nature of the human being. They are the two wings with which man flies towards the higher kingdom of heaven and into the Nearness of God.Imam Khomeini (r), 40 Hadith
It is most hateful to Allah that you should say that which you do not do.Quran 61:3
Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.Holy Qur’an [13:28]
It seems as if one is in quest of something which is not in his possession. Man thinks he is in need of a certain portion of the world, which he pursues no matter what difficulties and risks he will have to endure to attain his goal, and as soon as he obtains it, it loses its attraction and becomes an ordinary matter. His love and attachment then turn to something else more sublime than the previous one, and he starts his toil and endeavors anew. In this way his anxiety will never be subdued. Actually, his love gets ever stronger and his hardships ever increase.Imam Khomeini (r)