Sometimes we behave as though there was something more important than life. But what?

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


4 thoughts on “Life

  1. True we behave as though there is something more important than life…
    … until we are faced with the prosepct of having our life taken away

    If there is nothing after this life, we have the ability to elevate ourselves in our lives and if we do not, then life is wasted on us.

    If there is something beyond, then this life is a platform to where will end up in the next life. The higher we raise ourselves today, the better standards we will enjoy beyond.

    Elevate yourselves to such a degree that at every step of your destiny, God himself will ask you “O my servant what is it that you desire?” – Allama Iqbal
    (I live by these words so much so that this couplet was the first verse my daughter recited soon as she finally learnt to speak – a late talker)

    • Greetings,

      Thank you very much for your visit and comments.

      Yes…what we cultivate, and are granted, now is what may accompany us beyond.

      Thank you very much for sharing this quote from Iqbal (who you know I love), and this account of your daughter speaking.

      When I first read and considered this quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, I had a vague sense of something which Iqbal implies here.

      I also kept seeing a flock of birds, all seeing through one eye, and flying as a single organism, reminiscent of the Mantiq Al-Tayr.

      All good wishes,


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