THE GREATEST OF ALL PHILOSOPHERS AND SCIENTISTS OF ALL ERAS IMAM JAFFAR E SADIQ (AS).
HUMAN BEINGS SHORTEN THEIR LIVES THEMSELVES.
Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that human beings were born to live long, but they shorten their lives themselves. If a man strictly follows the dictates of Islam, abstains from things proscribed under Islamic law and does not indulge in excessive eating and drinking, which is condemned in the Qur’an, he is sure to enjoy a long and healthy life.
No person gets rejoicing from this world, but tears come to him after it, and no one gets its comfort ahead but he has to face hardship afterwards. No one receives the light rain of ease in it but the heavy rain of distress pours upon him.
It is just worthy of this world that in the morning, it supports a man, but in the evening it doesn not recognise him. If one side of it (the world) is sweet and pleasant the other side is bitter and distressing.