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Muhammed Iqbal
November 9, 1877 - April 21, 1938
Nationality: Indian
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Indian Poet

But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.


That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.


It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.


Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.


The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.


A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.


The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.


The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.


Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.


Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.


The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it.


But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.


The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.


Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.


Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.


Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.


The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.


Thus passing through the infinite varieties of space we reach the Divine space which is absolutely free from all dimensions and constitutes the meeting point of all infinities.


Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.


The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.


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