A kind of servitude which lead to suffering and captivity

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Servitude means humility and total obedience. Servitude of the world is against human’s natural instincts in two ways, i.e., dignity and freedom. Servitude of the world will cause suffering and captivity which are opposite dignity and freedom. Therefore freedom does not mean doing whatever one wishes, as this is a kind of animal freedom; it is neither logical nor legitimate.

A logical and legitimate freedom is to get free from this animal freedom; otherwise the desires will captivate a human and will bring indignity. In divine schools of thoughts, what is described as logical and legitimate freedom which is intrinsic to human being is to be liberated from animal kind of freedoms [1].

[1] Rasa’el Bandegy (in Farsi) by Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Tehrani, Page 111.


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