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FInally Mahaprabhu concluded, "To acquire this spiritual knowledge will lead one to salvation. ( M In the Qur'an all these things are revealed but some people are not competent to understand the significance of this."The Holy Qur'an (5.119) states in the sura "Al-Ma'ida", or "The Table Spread":"Allah will say: 'This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth, for there are Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath — their Eternal Home. Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah. That is the great Salva¬tion."There is a similar verse in the sura "At-Tauba", or "Re¬pentance":"Allah has promised to the believers, men and women, Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting stay. But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah. That is' the supreme Salvation." (Qur'an 9.72)Ustad Abdullah Yusuf Ali comments:"What a beautiful definition of salvation or the end of life! — that we should win Allah's good pleasure and that we should reach the stage at which His good pleasure is all-in-all to us. ...The Good Pleasure of Allah is the final Bliss of Salvation. The good pleasure is mutual; the truly saved is he whose will has become completely identified with Allah's universal will. ...They will be in Allah's Presence. That is salvation in the highest. ...This is true Salvation. It is not only safety and felicity, but the attainment of the final Goal, the supreme Achieve¬ment the Fulfillment of the highest in human nature, the satisfaction of the true and pure desires of the heart, — seeing the Face of Allah."30 Thus by acquiring true spiritual knowledge revealed in the scriptures one can achieve supreme salvation which means residing in the spiritual world with Allah and deriving bliss from serving and pleasing Him and seeing His beautiful face.