The Cure for All Pains
Prayer is the cure for incurable pains. What does prayer do? It eliminates your greed for this world and makes you want God. Friends, do you agree prayer does this? Or, should I explain how we should pray for it to have this effect? I should explain. So, you don’t believe that prayer does this.
Ayatollah Bahjat has a solution about how to pray for it to be like this. “Sir, do you want to say, ‘Praying while paying attention’? I’m not like a mystic for you to talk like that!” “Nah! I’m not like a mystic either.” “Do you want to say praying with observation of its long rituals, recommended supplications, and these kinds of things?! I don’t have time! I can’t put that much effort for God!”
How should prayer be for us to get the best result from it? The best result! All the results that you want to have from prayer! Pray on time. Someone asked Ayatollah Bahjat, “Paying attention while praying on time?” He replied, “No! A regular prayer.”
What is the advantage of it being on time? That is what I want to explain. Why does praying on time correct a person this much? Do you know when ‘praying on time’ is? This is the meaning of praying on time. God looks at you and says, “My angels, let My servant live his life for a few hours.” You are living and busy with different tests and tribulations. Suddenly, you become entangled in a simple or complex issue. You’re resting, studying or doing business. In a moment that God knows, He says, “Someone go and recite the Call to Prayer. Recite it right now. Let Me see if he leaves what he is doing and comes, or not?” “God, why now?” God replies, “He is now in a situation where he should leave what he is doing. Recite the Call to Prayer now.”
“Sir, are you saying the Call to Prayer is mobile, fluid, and doesn’t have a certain time?” “Yes, it doesn’t have a certain time. Accept this from me!” God looks and says, “He is living his life. He is hungry.” When this person is hungry, God says, “Recite the Call to Prayer now! He is hungry. Recite it. Will he stop and come to pray, or not?! If he does, he will gain many things!”
The time of the Call to Prayer is not fixed. Friends, pay attention. God determines when the Call to Prayer for each person should be. God knows exactly when to recite the Call to Prayer to remove your bad mood and give you a good mood.
God is an ethics teacher and a tutor in mysticism. “Is God really like this?” “Yes, He is.” What would Ayatollah Bahjat do if you were in his presence? He knew everything. He used to say, “So and so…”
Once, Ayatollah HaqShenas was coming back from his class. It was after prayer, and friends were saying goodbye. Suddenly he said to one of them, “No matter how much your wife curses you, don’t say anything.” The man replied, “I don’t have any problems with my wife.” This man went home and saw a tragedy had occurred. All their relatives were there too. His wife started cursing him and ruined him completely. He wanted to get upset and answer her. But, he remembered what Ayatollah HaqShenas had said. So, he didn’t say anything. Not saying anything changed his life.
How good it is if someone, who knows my life, gives me advice at the right time. Better than Mr. HaqShenas is the God of Mr. HaqShenas! Are you willing for God to be your tutor? God says, “Live your life. I will fix you with JUST the time for prayer. Go do your work. Now recite the Call to Prayer to see what he does!” God knows at which moment, in what situation, He should announce that it is praying time for each person.
You say, “If this is how it is, then the time for the Call to Prayer will be different for each person.” I reply, “Yes.” “But, everyone hears the same call to prayer.” That’s nothing to do with you! You see that the apparent time of praying is the same for everyone. But, this Call to Prayer is only for you. In this situation, you should leave everything and pray. The reason for you is different from the reason for this person and that person. It’s enough f