Oh Disciple! If you wish to come closer to truth, meditate on these 8 lessons:
Mankind is guided by pleasure and hurries to satisfy the soul’s desires. But paradise is promised to those who abstain from vain pleasure. So break the desires and discipline the soul.
Mankind believes that nobility and prestige result from the status of their nations, others in wealth and children, others in colonization and strength at war, others in lavish lifestyles and superfluous spending. But God says that the noblest of you is the most God conscious. So choose God-consciousness.
Mankind blames and slanders arising from envy of others’ money and fame. But prosperity is God-given. So do not envy anyone and be content with what God has decreed for you.
Mankind strives in earnest working intensely for their livelihood to the point that they fall into the realm of the forbidden. Know that God provides all mankind with necessary provisions for this world. So occupy your time with worship and God will provide.
Mankind relies on created things, some on money, others on property, others on business. But whoever relies on God will be satisfied. So rely on God alone. Know that reliance on God is the belief that what has been predestined will inevitably reach you, even if the whole of the world works against it; and that what is not written for you will not reach you, even if the whole world helps you.