Rasulallah ﷺ said:
“Whoever recites Ayatul-Kursi after every prescribed prayer,
there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise
except death.” 
After mentioning the above hadith, my teacher then asked: Then, is our entrance to Jannah assured simply by reciting Ayatul-Kursi after each fardh prayer?
No, he said; before we can be qualified for Jannah, there are important points in Ayatul-Kursi that we must have and do. In this writing, we will discuss only 6 of those points:
1. “Allah! La ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He).”
The most important, the very first one mentioned in Ayatul-Kursi, is Tawheed: there is no other deity that is worthy of worship except Allah SWT. Our aqidah and ‘ibadah must be truly pure from any kind of shirk. Tawheed must be solidified, preserved, and guarded well, for it is the key to Allah’s Pleasure. So look at our daily interactions, activities, hobbies – then leave whatever that can taint it, even if it may seem trivial (eg. those horoscopes, games / apps that we excuse them as ‘just for fun’). Why risk it for the price of Jannah?
2. “The Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists (Al-Hayyul-Qayyum). Neither slumber, nor sleep overtakes Him.”
Scholars said that asking Allah SWT by these 2 Names, Al-Hayy (The Ever-Living) and Al-Qayyum (The Self-Subsisting, The Guardian), in one’s supplication is as though we’re calling upon Allah by all of His Names (i.e. Al-Asma Al-Husna). Because Al-Hayy includes all the perfect attributes of Allah’s Essence such as hearing, sight, and wisdom; while Al-Qayyum includes all the perfect attributes of His Actions such as creating, providing, and aiding.
Then Allah SWT further emphasizes that not only is He Ever-Living and Self-Subsisting, He SWT does not even sleep, nor does He even feel the slightest nudge of sleepiness or drowsiness.
Subhanallah. If one truly internalizes this part of the ayah, then he will develop Taqwa of Allah, in private and in public. He will have the utmost conviction that nothing escapes from the knowledge of Allah SWT; that our deeds and actions, even the whispers of the heart are not hidden from Him SWT. And when one fully internalizes this, then he will only do what is pleasing to Allah SWT, and shun anything that will earn His displeasure – all by following the guideline that has been taught by Rasulallah ﷺ.
3. “To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth.”
Allah SWT says that every single thing that is in the heavens and earth – all of them are His. Everything is under His sovereignty. When one truly internalizes this, then he will feel humbled for nothing is truly his – even his own self belongs to Allah; and he will have patience and gratitude when something is taken away – again because everything that he thinks he ‘owns’, truly only belongs to Allah. Know that whatever Allah SWT bestows upon us are simply amanah from Allah, they are never ours to begin with.
4. “Who is he that can intercede with Him, except with His Permission?”
Allah SWT says in another Surah:
“And there are many angels in the heavens, whose intercession will avail nothing, except
(1) after Allah has given leave for whom He wills,
(2) and is pleased with.
So there are 2 conditions of intercession (shafaa’ah):
i. The permission from Allah SWT to a person to give shafaa’ah.
ii. The pleasure of Allah SWT to the person receiving shafaa’ah.
What it means is that even if there is someone who WANTS to give shafaa’ah to Person A on the Day of Judgment, but Allah SWT Himself is not pleased with Person A, then Person A will be obstructed from receiving any shafaa’ah. All of us hope to receive shafaa’ah from Rasulallah ﷺ. But the only way to earn the shafaa’ah, is by first attaining the pleasure of Allah SWT. Thus how can one earn the pleasure of Allah in this lifetime? By doing what He SWT has commanded, and leaving what He SWT prohibits. This discussion ties back to Taqwa.
5. “He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter.”
Allah SWT reaffirms that His Knowledge encompasses absolutely everything. This again ties back with Taqwa, because a person who truly internalizes this will fear Allah SWT in private and public; and will only do deeds that are pleasing to Him SWT.
6. Then Allah SWT says in the rest of the ayah: “And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”
This speaks about the Greatness of Allah SWT. How Perfect and Powerful He SWT is. And in contrast, how small and weak we are as His slaves. How we are always in need of His guidance and aid.
Ayatul-Kursi teaches us the importance of (1) Tawheed, (2) attaining His Pleasure through Taqwa, and (3) having beautiful khuluq such as humility, patience, and gratitude to Allah SWT. When we embody all these qualities, only then can we be of those who are qualified for Jannah.
We ask Allah to give us all of the qualities that is beloved to Him, and be cleansed from everything that He does not love. Allahumma ameen.
 Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir 7406 | Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani