786. . .the illusion of death
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
Posted on May 30, 2014, in consciousness, God, love, meditation, mystic, self knowledge, Self Realization, spiritual, sufism, wisdom and tagged enlightenment, God, philosophy, religion, spirituality, sufism. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.