A person breathes every moment, but takes this fact for granted. If we think, we would realize that if God did not continually provide us with oxygen, we would not be able to breathe at all. People have taken things for granted and do not think deeply. More than 99% of the things are supplied to us by God, while only less than 1% is acquired through our own effort. People do not reflect and contemplate, because most of the bounties such as sunlight, air and gravity are provided to us without any work on our part. There is only a tiny fraction of the work that we do ourselves and about this alone we are conscious. We must ponder over the world around us. Spiritual and intellectual development can happen only through activating one’s thinking.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan