ALLAMA IQBAL’S MANUAL: DECODING THE SECRETS OF SUCCESS
First and foremost is to streamline your thoughts, have wishful positive thinking, develop self-respect, have confidence in self and a free will.
By: Dr. Tasaduk Hussain Itoo
Human mind has infinite nature. The power of mind & intention and the reality of self to achieve outstanding goals and objectives has been acknowledged and explained by many philosophers and powerful men round the world. Alexander Graham Bell said, “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists. ”
One such secret is the law of attraction. In accordance with the law of attraction, you attract what you think the most. Thoughts become Things. This is like you being a magnet, attracting lifestyle, attracting people, thoughts, and events by virtue of what you are thinking. Creation is happening all the time in the universe. When there is a thought, creation manifests out of it. Everything in the universe is connected and is based on this law.
Thoughts have frequency. Frequent thoughts emit frequency on consistent basis. Thoughts send out that magnetic signals, that draw back the parallel back to you. So what you think and what you feel and what manifests is always a match. You can be what you want to be by applying this law. Robert Collier said
“All power is from within and is therefore under our own control”. This is the power of mind and intention and by guiding the way one thinks every human is capable of creating his own reality.
This is like placing your order with the universe. The universe responds to your wishes, rearranges itself in a non-physical world – you don’t need to know how it will happen, it will be shown to you. But you must bring yourself in alignment with what you are asking for by emitting positive emotions of enthusiasm, passion, hope, belief, optimism and not of pessimism, revenge, hatred, despair, fear and frustration. Negative thoughts indicate you are not aligned to what you desire.
Since the Law of attraction responds to your thoughts, a bad thought and a bad vibe attracts more of it and does not help you get rid of the bad circumstances you are in. However good thing is, an affirmative thought is hundred times more powerful than a negative thought. Henry Ford said “whether you think you can or you can’t either way you are right”.
The way we feel is everything. Feelings are our feedback system whether we are aligned to our objective or not. According to Budha “All that we are is the result of what we have thought”.
So first and foremost is to streamline your thoughts, have wishful positive thinking, develop self-respect, have confidence in self and a free will. Set clear targets, feel in tuned to your goal, have faith in yourself. The nature then conspires and corresponds to your needs. Winston Churchill said “You create your own universe as you go along” . According to Dr. Martin Luther King “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”
Dream on. Visualize. Visualization is a powerful phenomenon. It is so effective it has been used for training Olympic athletes by a programme called Visual Motor Rehearsal. Albert Einstein said
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”
Once you have successfully applied the law of attraction, move towards bigger and better fantasies. You can start with nothing and out of nothing a way will b made. According to Joseph Campbell “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls”
Be thankful and develop attitude of gratitude for what you already have. It attracts support from the universe, shifts energy in a positive direction and you attract more of good things. (Wisdom of Shukr & Surrah Rehman)
RESPECT, PROTECT, CONNECT (BE YOU)
Always remember these three words and try to imbibe them in yourself. RESPECT your own dignity and uniqueness. You are a unique personality in yourself. God has made you among the beautiful creation that is human. So you have the capabilities and talent. Try to respect this dignity that you are blessed with by Almighty Lord. PROTECT yourself from other people’s opinions. Let not the opinions of other people mould you rather you should mould them in your own way – as per the principles governing your life. Be open to criticism but develop a protective screen so that these critics won’t let you turn down or make you feel low. To develop great personality, you should be a good listener. CONNECT with like – minded people who do have the same ideology and thinking as that of you. They will always encourage you to excel in your career and field.
ALLAMA IQBAL’S MANUAL OF SUCCESS
Relevant to this is a complete manual of success guidelines given by Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Iqbal the mystic, seer, revolutionary encoded his poetry with the ultimate secrets of success first for the revival of an individual and then for the revival of the whole nation in his scriptures “Israr-e-khudi” & “Ramooz-e-bekhudi”. He gives the formula which can create miracles for nations. It would be most dreadful for the nation not to reap the benefit of his poetry.
Iqbal not only signifies the power of mind and the reality of self like other visionaries and philosophers but he takes the secrets of success to an ultimate level, keeping Muhammad (PBUH) as a role model & gold standard. His concept of khudi yields a supernatural being capable of accomplishing everything conceived by and beyond the human mind.
“Khird Mandoon Say Kia Pochoon Ki Meri Ibtida Kia Hai,
Ki Mein Iss Fikr Mein Rehta Hoon,Meri Inteha Kia Hai.
Khudi Ko Kar Buland Itna Ki Har Taqdeer Say Pehley
Khuda Bandey Say Khud Poochey Bata Teri Raza Kya Hai.”
Iqbal sees a superman in every human being who has the power of creating not only his own destiny but many around him. He sees an infinite universe and motivates to target the impossibles and then gives the recipe of achieving those impossible. He is a symbol of spiritual revival in muslim ummah. He has a radical revolutionary approach. His ‘Saheen’ or Mard-e-Momin is a selfless, self-reliant, dignified being having higher moral values. His Mard-e-Momin presented with the power of Khudi is willing to turn every stone, try to the limit, and burn himself to accomplish a target that seems impossible.
“wo sehr jis sey larazta hey shabistan-i-wajood ,
hoti hey banda-e-momin ke azan sey paida”
Khudi is a supernatural, divine force bestowed upon every human being. One has to activate it and maintain it to use it.
“agar naa ho to khool key keh doon ,
wajood-e-hazrat-e-insaan naa rooh hai naa badan”
How to build and develop Khudi? – One should have an objective to die for -a selfless, benevolent, logical aim. You should be ready to burn yourself, bear hardships and be willing to sacrifice. This is a world of unlimited possibilities and for Iqbal impossible doesn’t exist.
Aim for higher moral values, maintain your dignity, and never compromise your self-respect. Do not beg. Purify, meditate and have a desire to reach Divine. Believe in and surrender to one Lord. Negate everything except Lord.
Thoughts have measurable frequencies. This Purification, frequent meditation, zikr, building thought process emits consistent magnetic signals/ frequency and in accordance with the law of attraction draws back energy and when it comes in harmony with the Creator, then your energy field starts operating in a larger magnanimous energy field i. e. the Divine energy field and you gain the potential and power to create your own destiny. As Iqbal mentions “Yeah jahan cheez hey kya lahoo -qalam terey hein”
Iqbal emphasizes a lot on ishq-e-Rasool. According to him without love & respect for Prophet (PBUH), Khudi cannot be achieved. Adopt the highest moral values he possessed and make prophet (PBUH) your role model and gold standard. “kee Muhammad sey wafa tu ney tow hum terey hein”. He asks you to discipline yourself with message of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for whole humanity. Observe Rituals for the love of Lord, with an aim to connect with Him in order to achieve higher objectives and not for the sake of it.
Let us now apply the secrets of success for a shining, glorious world . Have positive outlook and stay optimistic. Revive your khudi, imbibe the message of Iqbal, and surrender only to the wills of Lord. Work on higher moral values, develop self respect, think selflessly, spread hope and eliminate frustration and despair.
Let not unfortunate situations and turmoil devastate you. Think and visualize a prosperous World . Set higher targets in your respective fields, put your heart and soul in your studies, show passion, excellence, and enthusiasm in your work with an intention to serve humanity , have faith in Lord and keep your fingers crossed. Inshallah a way will be made.
The author is a Resident doctor at Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital Jammu, besides being an Activist , Columnist and Educator at Unacademy.
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