Writings of Hazrat Promised Messiah (as)

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”:

As man approaches 40, he starts shredding the vagaries of his youth and ruefully looks back at many of his follies from which his counselors had failed to dissuade him.  The ebullience of his youth naturally begins to subside, for his physical condition declines with advancing age…The time of deterioration and decay approaches fast.
At this stage, he also witnesses the passing away of his elders and even the untimely death of younger people whose loss leaves him stricken with grief.  His parents too are probably no more and the world begins to betray its transience in a number of ways…It is then that he recalls his past mistakes with regret and undergoes a radical transformation ushering in a new life, provided he is well-meaning by nature and is one of those whom God has summoned.
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