Date :Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Time : 09:51 |ID: 63510 | Print

What is the simplest case of self-discipline?

SHAFAQNA – As long as the human being is not self-centred, that in itself is a kind of self-discipline. Meaning, not being self-centred is a kind of endeavour against the rebellious soul. It is like the person who is thirsty, and there is also water available, but has been told not to drink it; or the best food is ready but has been said not to eat it, or do not eat more than a certain amount [1].

[1] Adabe Elahi, (Ketabe dovvum, Mabani tarbiyyat), Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Tehrani, Page 33.

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