By Mirza Yawar Baig
It has been said that true bankruptcy is a full belly and an empty soul. Religion must be a matter of conscious choice. Not a matter of accidental birth. Because on it depends on our peace of mind, how we view the world, our relationships with others, what choices we make and the results of those choices in this life and the Hereafter. What we choose to believe or reject must be done thoughtfully after due reflection and investigation because our present and our everlasting future both depend on it. It can’t be left to the incidental following of traditions and customs we don’t even know the origin or meanings of just because our parents or elders used to do them. One’s spiritual journey is as important if not more, as one’s journey in this life in terms of one’s career or other criteria and so deserves equal mindshare and effort.I wish you all the best in your quest for knowledge and pray that you are guided to the truth because, in the end, it is essential that we know what the truth is and that we believe it and prepare for it. It is the nature of reality that it does not depend on belief for its existence and that one day it has to be faced whether we chose to believe in it or not.