Monthly Archives: May 2014
What would you do if you got a phone call from a close friend Hu “died” 3 years ago? Well that is exactly what happened to me last week! a sufi friend of mine, who in my mind, died 3 years ago, called me on the phone. as we talked, eye was saying to myself, it must be another person eye met in NY with the same name that eye forgot about. so eye asked the brother where do you know me from? when he said “I know you from Touba Qaside in harlem.” that’s when eye said “what the F—, is this Abdul Qudoos Shabaz? people said you died 3 years ago.” he said “what, that was the other Abdul Qudoos (may he have gone into the Light in peace) Hu died. . . .believe it or not the other Abdul Qudoos who died was also a sufi, so when news came back to me that Abdul Qudoos the sufi in NY died i assumed( make an ass out of u and me) that it was him.
Death is an illusion, especially in the case of my friend, it was mistaken identity. that is exactly what happens at the time of “death” for each person. people say so and so died, mistaking the false self for the true Self. the true Self is eternal, is never born and can never die. the true Self is an emanation of light from the Light incased in the heart. our beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) has said “on the 120th day of conception an angel puts the soul(true Self) into the womb.” just as the soul/true Self was living when the angel brought it, the Soul is living when it leaves the body at the time of “death”.
“learn to cry when people are laughing , and laugh when people are crying.”- sufi proverb. “in death there is life, and in life there is death.”-Holy Quran. just as a baby thinks it is dying when it leaves the womb at the time of birth, at the time of “death” the soul is being born into another world that is more real than this one. Death is an illusion. . .
Peace and blessings be upon the soul of Maya Angelo as she travels in the Light!!!
love and light – sufi ananda
From Love to Love with Love
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SUFI ALCHEMY RETREAT
Friday and Saturday July 4-5th 2014
Featuring: sufi classes, zikr/chanting circles, salat, yoga, tai chi
herbal remedies, silent meditation, and sweat lodge
The Sufi Alchemy Retreat will purify the mind, body and soul and replenish the spirit !
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La ee la ha ill Allah Hu
Om Ah hung
yod he ho va
Om namaya Shivayah
La ee la ha ill Allah
if you blink, you will miss it
am eye a sufi dreaming eye am a butterfly
am eye a butterfly dreaming eye am a sufi
existing but not existing
yes and no at the same time
imagine God not BEing God
man suffers from senility
inconceivable spiritual ability
yet existing in the present
soul plane vibrates slower
eye am you are
the All knower
eye guess this
may come as a surprise to you
living in total darkness
without a clue
to the real U
before the womb
after the tomb
eye traveled between the space of sound
to a spiritual void
the space beyond space
the space between the inhale and the exhale
ALLAH ALLAH ALLAH
the drop contains the Ocean
the wave returns to the Ocean
En-LIGHT-n state of awareness
shadow-less Light form
from billions of years ago
in the blink of an eye
50,000 thousand years pass
less than an hour in a day to God
mind reverse mind stop
time and space crumble
walk like drunk munk
ancient arabic hebrew sadskrit mantra mumble
vibrate like bumble
brought back to earth
by the sting
when the witness
beheld the Witness
the only thing eye could do
love and light— sufi ananda
wal Quran ul Hakeem
EYE have awoke from the dream
mind stop, time stop
motionless eternal stillness
multiple manifestations of the ONE
Allah Hu YOU
non dual NOT two
Only Allah can worship Allah
The master exist beyond the mind, in an eternal state of beholding the beauty of the One in its multiple states on BE-ing! Before creation there was only Allah. after creation, it is as it was. can it be that it was all so simple? the only thing that separates you from Allah, is the thought that you are separate from Allah. duality only exits in the mind. above the plane of the mind there exist an infinite pure state of Bliss, Oneness and stillness. this is the 4th state of consciousness- Turiya.
just as there is a tremendous difference between the awake state and the sleep state, there is a greater difference between Turiya and the awake state. upon entering the 4th state of consciousness, Turiya, the awakened One will see those in the awake state as sleep. this is why or beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) has said ” all people are asleep, at the time of death they will awake.” in the Holy Quran Allah says “at the time of death the eyesight will become clear.” these two references to “death” are alluding to the sublime process of the “death before death” on the sufi path.
Death before death is the process of, bringing your square above your compass, symbolically dying on the cross, defeating the lower self and entering into the 4th state of consciousness in which the seeker becomes “dead” to the illusionary concepts of duality and separation from Allah.
the way of the sufi is death, extinction(FANA) in Allah, through the prophet Muhammad alay he salam and the living master/Cheikh. this symbolic death will bring one to the fourth state of consciousness- Turiya. “mute ta qabla mute-die b4 you die.”- Prophet Muhammad
question for disciples: what is the best way to “die before you die”? post your answers and responses in the comments below.
love, light, abundance now – qiyamah abdallah Salihu – sufi ananda