Monthly Archives: February 2013

786…Got balance ?

in the Beginning God said “who passed gas in here! was it you Gabriel ?” LOL…but seriously, have you ever seen someone who was so spiritually gone, that they where no earthly good? true mystics have the best since of humor. we have all seen statues of the laughing Buddha. on the spiritual path finding balance is a must. often times it can be difficult for one who has beheld the highest spiritual truth in life, to stay on the ground where they are needed. when eye first started out on this journey, eye had visions of living under a bridge living off the earth.(the good old days) the sufis say “the one who has only Allah in their heart will have the world in their hands.” this is complete balance.

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money is not the root of all evil. the love of money is the root of all evil. material possessions and wealth are only a problem on the path, if they inter into the heart. it is ok to have money and possessions as long as you are not possessed by money and possessions. so you may ask why do the spiritual teachings say renounce the world, give up everything if you want travel the spiritual path? the inner meaning of this is “do not hold anything in the heart or mind other than GOD!!!” Lord Krishna- Hari Krishna Hari Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hari Hari- says in the Gita “the highest yogi in not the yogi in the mountains dreaming about the city. the highest yogi is the yogi in the city dreaming about the mountains.” what good is it to go on a spiritual retreat anywhere, if you carry everything you left behind with you, as thought forms, in your heart and mind???

our beloved Prophet Muhammad (alay he salam)  said “be in the world as a traveler, and travel LIGHT.” becoming and BEING empty is foremost in the Buddhist dharma(teachings). one of my favorite sayings of the Buddha is “emptiness is form and form is emptiness.” we must become empty of all other than God without losing touch with all other than God. this is the balance! one of my sufi teachers in senegal, who was a very high master of the way, once said to me “God-Allah enters into the void.” when we become empty,  God enters. in fact, it is not that God enters, becoming empty removes from the self, that which was not allowing the light of God to manifest though us that was already there. when we become empty, we lose the ego and since the “I” exist. when we lose this false since of “I”, we begin to function from the view point of  “we”, not seeing ourselves as separate from others. remember we are all individualization of God who is ONE. in reality there is no “I” and “you”. there is only GOD…

love and light—sufi   for books by sufi please visit http://www.786sufiwisdom.com

786…listen and learn !!!! meditate…. BE… LOVE… sufi ananda

786…Mahamudra is Enlightenment !!!

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  Tilopa’s Mahamudra Instruction to Naropa
in Twenty Eight Verses   

Homage to the Eighty Four Mahasiddhas!
Homage to Mahamudra!
Homage to the Vajra Dakini!Mahamudra cannot be taught. But most intelligent Naropa,
Since you have undergone rigorous austerity,
With forbearance in suffering and with devotion to your Guru,
Blessed One, take this secret instruction to heart.

Is space anywhere supported? Upon what does it rest?
Like space, Mahamudra is dependant upon nothing;
Relax and settle in the continuum of unalloyed purity,
And, your bonds loosening, release is certain.

Gazing intently into the empty sky, vision ceases;
Likewise, when mind gazes into mind itself,
The train of discursive and conceptual thought ends
And supreme enlightenment is gained.

Like the morning mist that dissolves into thin air,
Going nowhere but ceasing to be,
Waves of conceptualization, all the mind’s creation, dissolve,
When you behold your mind’s true nature.

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Pure space has neither colour nor shape
And it cannot be stained either black or white;
So also, mind’s essence is beyond both colour and shape
And it cannot be sullied by black or white deeds.

The darkness of a thousand aeons is powerless
To dim the crystal clarity of the sun’s heart;
And likewise, aeons of samsara have no power
To veil the clear light of the mind’s essence.

Although space has been designated “empty”,
In reality it is inexpressible;
Although the nature of mind is called “clear light”,
Its every ascription is baseless verbal fiction.

The mind’s original nature is like space;
It pervades and embraces all things under the sun.
Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease,
Be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo,
Keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds.

The body is essentially empty like the stem of a reed,
And the mind, like pure space, utterly transcends
the world of thought:
Relax into your intrinsic nature with neither abandon nor control –
Mind with no objective is Mahamudra –
And, with practice perfected, supreme enlightenment is gained.

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The clear light of Mahamudra cannot be revealed
By the canonical scriptures or metaphysical treatises
Of the Mantravada, the Paramitas or the Tripitaka;
The clear light is veiled by concepts and ideals.

By harbouring rigid precepts the true samaya is impaired,
But with cessation of mental activity all fixed notions subside;
When the swell of the ocean is at one with its peaceful depths,
When mind never strays from indeterminate, non-conceptual truth,
The unbroken samaya is a lamp lit in spiritual darkness.

Free of intellectual conceits, disavowing dogmatic principles,
The truth of every school and scripture is revealed.
Absorbed in Mahamudra, you are free from the prison of samsara;
Poised in Mahamudra, guilt and negativity are consumed;
And as master of Mahamudra you are the light of the Doctrine.

The fool in his ignorance, disdaining Mahamudra,
Knows nothing but struggle in the flood of samsara.
Have compassion for those who suffer constant anxiety!
Sick of unrelenting pain and desiring release, adhere to a master,
For when his blessing touches your heart, the mind is liberated.

KYE HO! Listen with joy!
Investment in samsara is futile; it is the cause of every anxiety.
Since worldly involvement is pointless, seek the heart of reality!

In the transcending of mind’s dualities is Supreme vision;
In a still and silent mind is Supreme Meditation;
In spontaneity is Supreme Activity;
And when all hopes and fears have died, the Goal is reached.

Beyond all mental images the mind is naturally clear:
Follow no path to follow the path of the Buddhas;
Employ no technique to gain supreme enlightenment.

KYE MA! Listen with sympathy!
With insight into your sorry worldly predicament,
Realising that nothing can last, that all is as dreamlike illusion,
Meaningless illusion provoking frustration and boredom,
Turn around and abandon your mundane pursuits.

Cut away involvement with your homeland and friends
And meditate alone in a forest or mountain retreat;
Exist there in a state of non-meditation
And attaining no-attainment, you attain Mahamudra.

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A tree spreads its branches and puts forth leaves,
But when its root is cut its foliage withers;
So too, when the root of the mind is severed,
The branches of the tree of samsara die

A single lamp dispels the darkness of a thousand aeons;
Likewise, a single flash of the mind’s clear light
Erases aeons of karmic conditioning and spiritual blindness.

KYE HO! Listen with joy!
The truth beyond mind cannot be grasped by any faculty of mind;
The meaning of non-action cannot be understood in compulsive activity;
To realise the meaning of non-action and beyond mind,
Cut the mind at its root and rest in naked awareness.

Allow the muddy waters of mental activity to clear;
Refrain from both positive and negative projection –
leave appearances alone:
The phenomenal world, without addition or subtraction, is Mahamudra.

The unborn omnipresent base dissolves your impulsions and delusions:
Do not be conceited or calculating but rest in the unborn essence
And let all conceptions of yourself and the universe melt away.

The highest vision opens every gate;
The highest meditation plumbs the infinite depths;
The highest activity is ungoverned yet decisive;
And the highest goal is ordinary being devoid of hope and fear.

At first your karma is like a river falling through a gorge;
In mid-course it flows like a gently meandering River Ganga;
And finally, as a river becomes one with the ocean,
It ends in consummation like the meeting of mother and son.

If the mind is dull and you are unable to practice these instructions,
Retaining essential breath and expelling the sap of awareness,
Practising fixed gazes – methods of focussing the mind,
Discipline yourself until the state of total awareness abides.

When serving a karmamudra, the pure awareness
of bliss and emptiness will arise:
Composed in a blessed union of insight and means,
Slowly send down, retain and draw back up the bodhichitta,
And conducting it to the source, saturate the entire body.
But only if lust and attachment are absent will that awareness arise.

Then gaining long-life and eternal youth, waxing like the moon,
Radiant and clear, with the strength of a lion,
You will quickly gain mundane power and supreme enlightenment.

May this pith instruction in Mahamudra
Remain in the hearts of fortunate beings

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786…The Divine Mother, Divine Feminine, & Union of opposites

The Divine Mother

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last night eye had a talk with the Divine Mother

believe it or not

SHE was older than God

It was as if eye was talking to my great grandmother

We sat at the kitchen table

Drank tea

And had a heart to heart talk

Eye asked Her

How did eye become God?

She said

U ate the name of God

And became God

Last night eye had a talk with the Divine Mother

She was older than God…..

 Divine Feminine

Female Divinity is often times over looked. If the woman is not God, then no man is God!!! In the Hindu and Buddhist traditions the Divine Feminine is well represented. My master Cheikh Betchio once said “the secret of Allah is inside of the woman.” My mother was God. When eye started studying the 5% lessons years ago, eye came home and said “mom I AM God.” She said “I know that, just don’t let it go to your ego.”

EGO= ease God out.

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From my studies of female Divinity, eye found it best explained in the worship of Shiva and Shakti. The Divine female consort of Lord Shiva is Shakti. Shiva represents the power of God that is transcendent, beyond this universe. When this power becomes active and creates the universe, that power/energy is feminine, and is called Shakti. The creative power of God is a feminine energy. An analogy to explain this is: Shiva is like an ocean of power that is motionless. When that power/ocean takes motion, the waves from the ocean are called Shakti. Thus God is still and motionless. When God takes action, that action is feminine, and is called Shakti

Union of opposites

The sufi path is a journey that takes place on the plane of the soul. The entire journey is a journey of soul transformation. In Arabic the word for soul is (nafs). The word nafs in arabic is feminine. So the sufi journey is of a feminine nature. The spirit in Arabic is called (ruh). Ruh in Arabic is a masculine word. The soul plane nafs is feminine. The spirit plane ruh is masculine. The prophet Muhammad said that “marriage is half of Islam.” This statement has a profound esoteric meaning for the sufi. The goal of the sufi is to reach a unified internal state where the (soul-nafs- feminine) is married to the (ruh-spirit-masculine).

In the ancient Egyptian book of the Dead it says “when the Ka(soul) is united with the Ba(spirit) man and God are ONE!!!

In Islam the outward representation of the unification of the Divine masculine(spirit) and feminine(soul) principals is the KABA in Mecca. The kaba of man is the heart. In essence, the Self realization of God, marriage of the soul and spirit, takes place in the Heart. Love and Light—sufi

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786…Traveling Man

 786…Traveling Man   

       

I AM leaving on a jet plane

  Eye don’t know if I’ll be back again

  Though one may conquer
a thousand times a thousand people in battle,
yet one indeed is the noblest victor
who conquers oneself.-the Dhamapada

   A light shined in the dark

    the darkness comprehended it not

I died a long long time ago

In a past life

Eye must have been Buddha’s wife

A tear of compassion fell from His EYE

And EYE was born again

Given the name Quan Yin

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Sounds like Quinn

Worshiped as a divine Deity

People did not know it was ME

Eye made love with the 7 heavens

And Heavens 4th gate opened

Kissed by 3 immortal fish

Traveled through the dark abyss

Total recall

Hari Om tat sat hung

The soul vividly remembers this

Transformed into a luminescent light body

Traveled beyond the universe

Lapis lazuli crystal elixir created

Conscious Oneness with LOVE

Super nova

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never fell from Gods Grace

behind this face

is HIS face

illusion of duality vanished

leaving no trace

la ee la ha ill Allah

holy hekka ancient Egyptian words of power

Arabic mantra

from ancient Sanskrit text

chanted from memory

all to see

the entire time

eye was only worshiping ME

God-Allah-Brahman

The only Reality

how could this be

advaita mystic dimension

dharma time space suspension

invisible ultra violet traveler of light

in light upon 7 circles of light

to LIGHT upon Light upon LIGHT

traveling man…..

love and light-sufi

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