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Leading, Exalted Spirits

by Fethullah Gülen on . Posted in Gülen's Thoughts

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Leading, exalted spirits are pure in mind, noble in character, healthy and active, deep-sighted and wise, full of humanitarian feelings toward humanity and of love and compassion for their own people. They are a small group of holy people who were leaders in history. Time is freed from relativity through whose messages, and their enlightenment changes the "black holes" of space into halls of Paradise.

They are bound together by a unique worldview and belief in one Object of Worship. Therefore, they are aware of the goal of their life, are always at "heights," and win victory after victory and honor after honor.

When they are occupied with their inner world, with nothing to excite them, they are extraordinarily calm and peaceful. They are so gentle that those who see them regard them as angels. But they are as hard and inflexible as steel when roused to fighting for their ideals. Without tiring, they gallop great distances to overcome all obstacles. They continue firmly on their way, conveying their message until their guide tells them to stop.

They hold fast to their principles, and remain compassionate toward each other and faithful to their leader, in whose hands each is like a sword of stainless steel. Dedicated to their cause, they spend their lives seeking God's pleasure by serving their nation and humanity.

Even if their plans are upset, their forces destroyed, and discouraging misfortunes befall them, they are never shaken. With renewed vigor, they set out again in full submission to and total reliance upon God.

When they stand before God, each is so devoted a worshipper that those who see them think they have renounced the world completely. But they thoroughly change when on the battlefield. Although they never think of attacking first, they give no respite to their enemies once the battle begins. Whatever aim they pursue, they continue struggling until it is obtained.

They hate the feeling of hatred and repel evil with what is best. They never lower themselves by treating even their enemies meanly; instead, they take great pleasure in welcoming their defeated enemies warmly and with a gentle manner.

They are reasonable and wise in all their acts and decisions. Their insight and discernment allow them to solve even the most intricate problems. As a result, they are able to implant hope and resolution in the hearts of even the most hopeless people. They use all their strength, energy, and ability to help, and never to harm, humanity.

Deeply attached to their country and people, they are ready to sacrifice themselves whenever necessary. Any misfortune befalling their people hurts them so deeply that they forget all worldly tastes and pleasure. In order to heal the nation's wounds, they unceasingly inspire young people to acquire lofty ideals, try to inculcate in them the spirit of struggle, and to equip them with the belief and resolution that an honorable death is preferable to a humiliating life.

Their zeal to serve their nation, based on their belief, is so deeply implanted in their souls that they are preoccupied with it wherever they are. They are very strong-willed and know how to get along with everyone. They always give priority to national matters over their own personal or family problems.

Their belief and conviction, resolution and excitement, are so formidable in resisting all opposition and every treason that they can surmount every obstacle and overcome every difficulty.

Never falling into despair, they abound with hope and energy while trying to stop the cruelties of the world and to illuminate the whole universe. While others who live beyond their ambience of peace and happiness drown in a marsh of hopelessness, they strive in the way of founding a new world with an abundance of hope and in directing people to new ways of revival. Yitirilmis Cennet'e Dogru, Izmir 1997, pp. 12-15