Preoccupation with worldly affairs results in a loss in the Hereafter


A young man presented himself before the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, and began to relate his story of the worldly misfortunes with which he was confronted, as well as his countless woes and sorrows.

The Promised Messiahas advised him at length and said:

“To become fully engrossed in such matters causes a person to be deprived in the hereafter. A believer must not wail and mourn over their circumstances in this way.”

Then the young man began to weep loudly and profusely at which the Promised Messiahas expressed extreme displeasure and disapproval. He said:

“Enough! It is my belief that such weeping leads a person to hell. In my estimation, tears which fall out of grief and sorrow for the world are a fire that burns the very one who sheds them. My heart turns cold when I witness the state of such a person who mourns, longing for this carrion of a world.”

(Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, Malfuzat, Vol. 2, p. 43)

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