Belief in the Hereafter # 7 : The Proof of Beauty and Perfection
The Proof of Beauty and Perfection
Is it at all possible that such endless beauty and flawless perfection does not want an eternal land to see and show his beauty and perfection and eternal spectators that will see the beauty and perfection that will be manifest in that realm? Since this world is unable to show that beauty and perfection fully, and the spectators of this realm leave without watching that beauty and perfection fully, there must be an eternal realm and eternal spectators of that realm so that the eternal beauty and perfection will be seen there fully and the spectators will watch that beauty and perfection fully.
We will deal with this proof under two headings:
1st STEP: WHO IS THE OWNER OF THE BEAUTY ANDPERFECTION IN THE UNIVERSE?
Jamal means beauty and kamal means beautiful attributes.
God Almighty has beauty; He is beautiful. That is, He has endless beauty. He owns perfection. That is, he owns attributes of perfection like knowledge, power, will, hearing and sight.
He has endless names and attributes. A person who looks at this realm carefully will see that there exists endless beauty and perfection in this realm.
Do you want proof for it? Then, look at the seas, mountains, trees, flowers, birds and fish…
Examine all of them one by one. Can you find anything other than beauty and perfection?
Who is the owner of this beauty and perfection?
It is definitely God Almighty because beauty comes from a beautiful being and perfection comes from a perfect being; grant comes from generosity and wealth comes from a wealthy being. With all of its beauty, this realm indicates the beauty of God Almighty and with all of its flawlessness His eternal perfection.
Now, look at this realm, which is the exhibition of the divine works of art!
They altogether show, declare and attract attention to the flawless perfection and endless beauty of God Almighty with the exhibition of wonderful works of art.
All of those beautiful, artistic, bright and ornamented creatures that are on the face of the earth show the beauty of a matchless spiritual beauty, indicate the subtleties of a matchless secret perfection just like the light indicates the sun; they also show that there are top secret treasures in each one of the names of that exclusive smartness and holy beauty.
In short: This realm with all of its beauty indicates the beauty of God Almighty and with all of its perfection indicates His perfection; and it proves the unmatched and eternal beauty and perfection of that being.
2nd STEP: BEAUTY AND PERFECTION NECESSITATE THE HEREAFTER
It means the artist of this realmhas a very importantand amazing perfection; He wants to show that perfection throughthose wonderful arts.He also has unmatched beauty;He wants to make people watch His unmatched beautythrough His ornamentedand embroidered creatures.
Doubtlessly, such eternal beauty and perfection want to be observed by appreciative, praising and admiring people because it is a general rule that every owner of beauty and perfection wants to see and show his own beauty and perfection.
If the perfection is permanent, he wants to be manifest and be observed permanently. Permanent manifestation wants the permanence of the existence of the appreciative and admiring people. The value of beauty and perfection decreases in the eyes of an appreciative person who is not eternal and who is bound to die.
It is a very well-known story that a very beautiful girl repulses an ordinary man who falls in love with her. In order to console himself, the man says, “she is an ugly girl”, denying her beauty.
Just like in this example, if the hereafter does not occur and if death becomes an end for man, the beauty and perfection of God Almighty that are visible in this realm will be reduced to nothing and lose their value and beauty.
Let us explain the issue by stating the reason of the creation of this world as follows:
As the owner of every beauty and perfection wants to see and show his beauty and perfection, God, who is the owner of endless beauty and perfection, wanted to see and show His beauty and perfection; so, He created this realm. He decorated every creature with embroideries; He showed all kinds of manifestations of His beauty and perfection in this realm; He gave man the duty and honor of watching them.
This is the duty of the creation of man:To watch that beauty and perfection.
However, if the hereafter does not occur andif the death becomes an end for man,he will despise this world and denythe beauty andperfectionbefore our eyes.Only by doing so can he put up with the pain and anguishcaused by the separationfrom this world.However, it is contrary to thepurpose of the creation of man.
Man, who has been created in the nature of a loving spectator, will transforminto an enemyif the hereafter does not occur;he will go down to the rank of despising from the rank of observingin order to alleviate the pain of separation.Doubtlessly, the wise artist of this worldwill not allow it andwill not make him deny His beauty and perfection. The only way to do it is to bring the hereafter.
Another reason why endless beauty and perfection necessitate the hereafter is this: As the owner of every beauty and perfection wants to see and show his beauty and perfection, God, who is the owner of endless beauty and perfection, will definitely want to see and show His beauty and perfection. If beauty and perfection are ephemeral, He will consent to ephemeral manifestations. However, if beauty and perfection are eternal, then He will not consent to ephemeral manifestations and want to seem and be manifest eternal.
Two things are necessary for Him to seem eternal:
1-The country in which His beautyand perfectionwill seem must be eternal.However, this universeis not eternal but temporary.As scientists unanimously agree,one day, the Doomsday will strike and the world will be eliminated.
2- He will want a permanent country andpermanent spectators.If there are no spectators,the manifestation of the beauty and perfectionwill be meaningless.However, the spectators in this world are ephemeral, too. In this short life,they cannot observe that beauty and perfection fully,and they leave the world without being satisfied fully.Therefore, the spectators have to be permanent.And it necessitates the hereafter.
Now let us see what we have learnedabout this proof in items.Thus, it will be understoodbetter:
1. We see with our eyes thatthere is endless beauty andperfection in this realm.
2. Since beauty comes from a beautiful personand perfection comes from a perfect person,the beauty and perfectionbefore our eyesindicate an eternal Beautyand Perfectionbehind the curtain andprove His existence.
3. Since that Being,who has beauty and perfection,created this realm to have His beauty andperfection observed,He must have created the hereafterfor man.Man can carry out the duty of observingonly throughbelief in the hereafter.An observerwho does not believe in the hereafterwill deny the beauty and perfectionbefore our eyesin order to alleviate the pain of separation from this worldjust like the cat that called the meatthat it could not reach ‘dirty’.It is contraryto the purpose of creation.Doubtlessly, God Almightywill not letsuch absurdity.The only way to do it is to bring the hereafter.
4.The owner of every beauty and perfectionwants to show his own beautyand perfection.If the beauty and perfection are eternal,they will want to seem eternal.Since the beauty and perfection of God Almighty are eternal and permanent,He will want to seemeternal.An eternal and permanent land is necessaryin order to be seem eternal.And that land is the hereafter.
5. An eternal beauty and perfectionwill want the continuation,that is, the permanence,of the existenceof the spectators.An eternal beautydoes not consent to ephemeral spectators.The necessity of eternal spectatorsnecessitates the hereafter.
6. The owner of every beauty and perfectionwants to showhis own beauty and perfectionand he himself wants to see it.That is why,a scholar reads his own book andan artist observeshis own work of art.Then, God Almighty will want to seeHis own beauty and perfection. Since His beauty and perfection are eternal,He will certainly want to see themas eternal. Therefore, an eternal countryis necessary.And that country can only be the hereafter.
In short:All of the beings with all of their beauty and perfection indicate the beauty and perfection of God Almightybehind the curtain. Similarly, they also indicate the existence of the hereafter. As the owner of beauty and perfection wants to see and to be seen. To see and to be seenwant the existence of enthusiastic spectatorsand loving admirers. Since beauty and perfection is eternal and permanent, He wants the continuationof the existence of the spectators because an eternal beauty and perfectionwill not consent to an ephemeral lover.
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