Higher & Lower Selfs. Good & Evil
There are two selves; the higher and the lower self.
The only devil from which men must be redeemed is self, the lower self. If man would find his devil he must look within; his name is self.
If man would find his savior he must look within; and when the demon self has been dethroned the savior, Love, will be exulted to the throne of power.
The higher self is the embodiment of truth, the lower self is truth reversed and so is falsehood manifest.
The lower self, the carnal self, the body of desires, is a reflection of higher self, distorted by the murky ethers of the flesh.
The higher self is justice, mercy, love and right; the lower self is what the higher self is not.
The lower self breeds hatred, slander, lewdness, murders, theft, and everything that harms, the higher self is mother of the virtues and the harmonies of life.
The lower self is rich in promises, but poor in blessedness and peace; it offers pleasure, joy and satisfying gain; but gives unrest, misery and death.
If you would ask me what to study, I would say, yourselves; and when you well have studied them; and then would ask me what to study next, I would reply, yourselves.
Thrice blessed is the man who has made purity and love his very own; he has been ransomed from the perils of the lower self and is himself his higher self.
No man lives unto himself, for every living thing is bound by cords to every other living thing
Words From The Circle 7 Holy Koran & The Prophet Noble Drew Ali.