Hellen Keller: Blind but still able to SEE.

5:71

And they thought there would be no [resulting] punishment, so they became blind and deaf. Then God turned to them in forgiveness; then [again] many of them became blind and deaf. And God is Seeing of what they do.

13:9

Then is he who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth like one who is blind? They will only be reminded who are people of understanding –

17:72

And whoever is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.

22:46

So have they not traveled through the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? For indeed, it is not eyes that are blinded, but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts.

 

Let’s just take away the religious and political meaning of the word “muslim” today. If we go back to the Quran, you will see that a muslim is someone who is not blind, and can see the truth of God and the nature of our unity. They are the people who do righteousness on earth by providing an uplifting experience for others. They work for the Light side, not the darkness. They are ultimately submitters to God that have laid down their lives to always take the high road. It is an adjective, not a label of a religion. Everyone can say they are a “muslim”, but God judges if you are a true muslim in the root form of the word.

I would be scared if I were you, Boko Haram.

Hellen Keller was a blind and deaf woman born in 1880. Her life is known as a legacy that changed lives for the better. She was an activist for those with disabilities, a member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for woman’s suffrage to help get better wages and work environments for all. She took her own suffering and trials laid out by God, surpassing them and helping others. She died in 1968 as a woman with many honors and medals for helping others. She was a voice for those without one, even though herself would be considered as someone without one.

Some of her quotes will show you her soul:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”

 

 

I would say that this woman had faith, and although she labeled herself as Christian who felt Swedenborg mirrored her thoughts on the true teachings of Jesus Christ, I can see that Dr. Helen Keller also believed in the validity of truth found within every religion and different person. She understood the teachings of Jesus at the fundamental value that we are all brothers and sisters under God. And that is the deeper meaning of the adjective: “muslim” when used in the Quran.

Helen Keller was our Christian sister, muslims…she was another muslim.

One of her writings is free here: http://www.thelordsnewchurch.com/online_books/english/Helen_Keller_-_Introduction_to_True_Christian_Religion.pdf 

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