Prophets like Mohammed & Jesus left us many pearls to live and abide by. When the holy scriptures were revealed to mankind, there arose a need for demonstration of the very edicts they preached. And so to show how to live one’s life the right way came prophets, who were the epitome of the best a man can achieve. These prophets are to be revered and looked upon. Lessons that they preached and left us weren’t for just a specific or contextual period. The positive outcomes of these valuable lessons are usually frowned upon by many, in this age and time. Hence, this is to be taken as the need-of-the-hour and proliferated to engage and compel the astray to get back to the right path. The lessons that the prophets taught us can easily be adapted in this age, too, and can continue to serve us incessantly. Let us have a look at five lessons which can be realised in our lives.
- Love conquers all: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?” Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: Love others as well as you love yourself.” When it is about embracing love, the Bible directs us to three options: Love God. Love your neighbour. Love your enemies. The first step here can be to start praying. Praying isn’t just a physical action that you are supposed to perform in a day. It involves connecting with your creator and communicating with Him.
- Follow the Golden Rule: ‘Ask for your brother what you would also want for yourself.’ This principle is quite easy to live by and compared to how simple this can be, the rewards are huge. The aphorism ‘The good you do will come back to you, the evil you do remains with you.’ has stayed around for quite a while.
- Avoid Imprudence: As tempting [and sometimes helpful] as pointing fingers can be, it is indeed a malevolent practice that needs to be wiped away. No one is perfect, and anyone might fall easy prey to mistakes, which quickly can give you a taste of your own medicine.
- Keep thy word: This is not restricted to a particular situation where you fail to keep a promise, intentionally or unintentionally. But it portrays who you are as a person as it grows into you, & becomes a part of you. Hence, the importance of these virtues is instilled in an individual from a very young age.
- Forgive others: ‘Forgive & Forget’ aren’t so common for nothing. By forgiving those who wrong you gives both the sides a euphoria of immense relief, and takes off the burden off one’s chest.
The above lessons are not religion-specific because these are the rules by which everyone us should abide by, irrespective of religion.