786… You should be God by NOW!!!
on the mystic path you will find some travelers who are completely INTOXICATED with God!!! this is the case for one of my teachers named Cheikh Muhaiyadeen in philadelphia. he is most definitely “not” here. one day he was seen riding his bike in west phily and a friend of mine asked him “where are you coming from Cheikh Muhaiyadeed?” my friend said the cheikh looked at him smiled and said “eye just came back from mecca!” the next time eye saw my friend he said “your teacher Cheikh Muhayadeen is definitely INTOXICATED. one day when eye was talking with Cheikh Muhayadeen in the kitchen, his mood dramatically changed. he looked at me and screamed in the loudest voice possible “you should be GOD by NOW!” after that he put his coffee cup down and walked quietly into his room without even saying salam.
his words had a powerful effect on me. that night eye could not sleep one bit. eye thought about all of the experiences eye have had on this path, and all the mystical teachers eye had learned from. finally eye came to the conclusion that, yes eye should be God by now. eye have been given all the keys to Divinity from my teachers/masters. eye have see Allah walking on the earth. eye have been in the heavens. so what is my problem eye thought????? time waits for no one. from that day forward eye decided to recommit myself to the path.
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the path is very long and arduous. to travel the path a seeker must pack his/her bags with provisions/knowledge for the journey. the provisions for the journey are: tawheed-knowledge of the Oneness of God, –akidah correct belief in God, fiqh-understanding the laws of the way, and tassawuf– the science of perfecting the character and purifying the soul. the true Self is God. it is the false self that dethrones the King and takes over the throne. the sufi path is the way of Self/God Realization through the practice of the esoteric science of islam. there are many esoteric paths that lead to Oneness with God. what is most important is that the seeker, chose ONE and stay committed to that path. all of the main religions have an esoteric doctrine. from the outside the religions look different. from the inner view, inside, all of the teachings are for God Realization. what can be difficult is finding a true master to take your hand and guide you on the PATH….
living in the light of love…. sufi
Posted on March 15, 2012, in balance, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, consciousness, Dharma, ENLIGHTENMENT, God, Islam, love, meditation, mystic, OM, Rumi, self knowledge, Self Realization, spiritual, sufism, wisdom and tagged enlightenment, God, I am that I am, knowledge of self, meditation, motivation, mystic, oneness, purification of the soul, sufi story, sufism, true self. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.