786. . . The coffee was Free !
The essence of your mind does not exist as stillness or thinking.
All phenomena that appear are merely the unobstructed
manifestation of the display of your mind.
Some times in life, the coffee is FREE! Last night eye was returning to philly from a sufi lecture and zikr circle we were invited to give in Boston. While switching buses in NY at about 11pm eye went for a cup of coffee in china town. Because of the way eye was dressed the man behind the counter, in a deep indian accent asked me with a puzzled look on his face, “where are Hu from?” eye smiled and said as eye all ways do when asked this question “eye am from Allah, where are you from brother?” even more confused he said “i am from india, i was asking you where are you from, but you said Allah/God?” my response was “arnt we all from God?” the elderly man smiled and said “Hari Krishna yes, yes, yes we are all from God. Shiva Ram, your coffee is FREE today my friend.”
in the Quran Allah says “surely reminding is good for the believers.” My answer to his question was a reminder to him to all ways remember and focus on God and not the outer appearance of race, religion or culture. The mind creates duality and differences. But the essence of all is God. Allah is the substratum of every atom. in fact the word Adam in arabic, on an inner level, means something that does not exist. in reality we do not exist with a Self separate from God. this is why in Tibetan Buddhism they teach there is NO self. Is the essence of the wave different from the essence of the Ocean? God is the Omnipresent Ocean of Bliss, we exist as waves from the Ocean of God……. when you know this, the coffee(mind) is Free! love and light- Cheikh Salihu – sufi