Category Archives: bhakti yoga
786… Uni-verse… The multiple manifestation of the ONE… From beyond duality, the Self shines eternal. Knowing no birth and no death, the Self is IMMORTAL…. not the mind, not the body, not the emotions. Neti neti. The SELF IS… take a second and point to your Self? When you point to your self, where do you point? 9 out 10 people will point to the heart. Why? Because the true SELF is a LIGHT that inhabits the hearts of all hu-man BEINGS. The Self is Light from the Light. The true Self is Divine. Know this Self to be beyond race and gender. Who are you? You are that SELF which is Light. Light is God. God/Allah/Yaweh/Brahman/Ja are names of the TRUE Self. The Self is beyond duality. In fact, the Self is Allah…Be this Self.
LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH—ALLAH IS THE ONLY REALITY…after the mourning salat today me and another brother were building and eye was explaining to him how life is like a kung fu movie. We all have seen the kung fu movie where in the beginning of the movie the star of the film has something terrible happen to him like: his teacher is murdered, his entire family is killed, or he is beaten half to death by the villain. After that, he goes off to find a master who teaches him some real powerful kung fu and he comes back to “kick some as.” in the end he is victorious…this is how life is. Sometimes the trials we experience can almost beat us half to death. We all need to learn some powerful spiritual kung fu from a master to “kick some ass.” in life the obstacles and trials we face will always defeat us if we do not have some spiritual training. Sufism is that training that helps us defeat the trials of life. The sufi way gives the disciple the tools they need to deal with life’s problems from a spiritual perspective.
As above, so below. On earth as it is in heaven…all of our problems on the physical plane have their origin on the spiritual plane. So the solution to our problems is a spiritual solution. Ultimately ALLAH is the only reality/power of the universe. When we learn to tap into the power of Allah, all of our problems become like the villan in the kung fu movie that gets his head chopped off in the last scene of the film…if you are in need of some spiritual “kung fu” please seek for a master to teach you…when the student is ready, the teacher will appear
a question for disciples-what is the best method to defeat the lower self ?
love and light—sufi
“He who is supremely devoted to the Lord and has the same devotion to his guru, to him alone will the truths explained herein clearly reveal themselves.” Guru Gita vs 19
The Guru Gita infaticly states that the Guru and God are One ! In this verse the Gita is asking the devotee to have the same devotion for his Guru as he does for God. Man is the microcosm of God. All that is manifest in God is manifest in/as man. Cheikh Bawa Muhayadeen has said “man is God in the forgetting of himself.
In the absence of the ego or the concept of a false ‘i” MAN exists in a state of Oneness with God. the very idea “i exist” is a falsehood. the Only I that exist and has true BEing is the all inclusive infinite state of the I AM GOD consciousness. the very fact that this I AM is the Only consciousness shows its relationship to man because man shares in the possibility of the awareness of the true I AM GOD state. When man comes to know with certainty his oneness with the I AM state, Man is a Guru/God.
In sandskrit the word Gu means darkness. the word Ru means remover. thus the word Guru means remover of darkness. Light is the only remover of darkness. Light is God. the Guru, having the power to remove darkness is the manifestation of the Light of God made flesh. “and the word dwelt amougst men and became flesh.” – Holy Bible
In the Bagavad Gita Lord Krishna proclaims there is no difference between Him and the non-manifest Brahman. Lord Krishna emaplains to Arjuna that the way to merge with Him is through Bhakti(love-devotion). the disciple HU has the same devoation to his Guru as he does with God will ultimately destroy his ego and merg/melt in/with God-Allah-Brahman!
love and light – sufi ananda
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“Herein is expounded the means of attaining
for the acquisition of final liberation. Only the pure in heart should constantly and with all effort meditate upon the truth herein taught.” – Sri Sankara
From this day forward know that the true Self(atman) is God(Brahman)! The worst slavery in the world is the false teaching that God is outside of Self. May this wisdom of Self Knowledge rid us all of this poison, and be an aid to Self-God Realization. Non Dual Advaita is the science of God based on ONEness. Advaita does not see duality between man and God. One of the founders of this school of philosophy was Sri Sankara. A Hindu proverb says that “knowledge is a benefit to people, and Sri Sankara was a benefit to knowledge.” Sri Sankara’s thought was revolutionary in the time period that he came. Hinduism has 108 deities. Sri Sankara clarified the understanding that all of the Deities that the Hindus worship are manifestations of the ONE Supreme Brahman. Just as in Islam we worship Allah who has 99 attributes. In Hinduism Brahman has 108 attributes, that are worshiped as individual Deities. The 7 principles for Self realization are explained in Sri Sankaras short text “Aparokshanubhuti-Self Realization.” This text serves as a summary, and introduction to my favorite philosophy, Non Dual Advaita. In reality, the 7 principles are qualities that a seeker must have to take the journey to Self Realization.
The first principle is indifference. Indifference means that the seeker should have no attraction to the material things of this world. The example in the text given is that the things of this world should be viewed on the same level as cow dung. Pure indifference means that the seeker is not even interested in the rewards and blessing one may receive from the Creator in another life time or heaven. Ckeikh Abdul Qadir Jilani alluded to this level of pure indifference when he said “sufism is two steps, a step out of this world into heaven, and a step out of heaven into the Divine Presence.
The second principle is discrimination. Discrimination is having the knowledge to know the difference between what is Real, and what is illusion. In Budist dharma, this is almost the same as the concept of impermanence, which says that all things in the universe are impermanent, and therefor have no real existence. Discrimination is the ability to know/see God as the only reality, and untimely to see and know that the Self is God. One of Sri Sankara’s famous teachings is that “a rope may be mistaken for a snake, but upon finding out that it is a rope, the false existence of the snake disappears.” In his philosophy, the universe and the false self, ego, are represented by the snake. Upon Self realization the Self, God, and the universe are seen as ONE and the same Being, Brahman.
The third principle is abandonment of desires. In the text Sri Sankara says that this means turning away completely from all sense objects. It is previous impressions laying dormant in the mind as well as the contact of the mind with external objects that creates desires. To abandon these desires the mind must become disassociated with the two main causes of desire by purification and meditation. Impressions laying dormant in the mind can be purified and removed by the use of sufi zikr or sacred mantras from Hinduism and/or Buddhism. Meditation, and the development of focusing the mind on the Divine, through developing one pointedness of the mind, remove the mind from contact with sense objects.
The fourth principle is endurance of all sorrow and pain. One sufi master from our sufi order, Cheikh Ibra Fall used to say “the harder the better.” Our beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) has said “if you love Allah, prepare for trials.” In the Holy Quran Allah says ” I test those who try to come close to me. Do not think that you can come close to Me without being tried like those who came before you.” The sufi way is patience during test and trials, and thankfulness during times of affluence and blessing. From the viewpoint of Non Dual Advaita test and trials are the same as affluence and abundance.
The fifth principle is implicit faith in the words of the Holy scriptures and teachers(Gurus or Cheikhs). It is said in the sufi way “if you doubt you are out.” The seeker must have faith in the teacher, and the method he/she is teaching for Self Realization. The first level of faith is belief. The seeker must believe in the words of the scriptures and the teacher. The seeker must travel from the level of belief, to the level of certainty. It is at the level of certainty that the fruits of the path come to fruition. In this faith principle we find the subtle implication that the scriptures alone are NOT enough for Self Realization. One must find a Self Realized spiritual guide to help guide them on the path.
The sixth principle is concentration of the mind on God, the ONLY Reality. This principle is the end result of Realization. The mind of a Self Realized being is absorbed in God. The mind of a Self Realized being does not see any existence other than God. In the sufi way one of the main mantras/zikr is LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH. The esoteric meaning of this zikr is God is the only Reality. Constant repetition of this zikr is one way to bring the mind to absorption in God.
The seventh principle is burning desire in the heart for God. This burning desire in the heart for God is the ONLY desire that a seeker should have. This burning desire is a flame in the heart that burns all and everything, leaving only the presence of God. This burning desire for God is a flame that has the power to burn the negative karma of a seeker, opening the way for the seeker to reach Self Realization. Once while sitting with our beloved master Cheikh Betchio in Senegal he said ” I can do anything for a disciple on the path, but if the disciple does not have the internal desire to reach God, there is nothing I can do for him.”
These are the 7 requirements that a seeker must have to journey on the path. Before Sri Sankara starts his explanation he says “only the pure at heart” should meditate on theses teachings. So in essence the 1st and most important unstated principle is having a pure heart. In the Holy Quran Allah says “he indeed succeeds who purifies it.” It, refers to the heart.
living in the light of love…sufi ananda http://www.786sufiwisdom.com
|In this lecture we will discuss the 7 levels of the soul, the 4 enemies of self, and the path to God-Self…we will have a sufi chanting(zikr) circle after the lecture. this lecture will be broadcast live for free on the Black and Nobel website. 7-10pm FRIDAY JAN. 18TH…..10$ donation at the door. Love and Light|
In love with Love
In love with the idea of Love
Captivated by the blissful energy of Love
Overflowing with the reality of Love being ALL
Love is King. King Love rules in the all expansive city of the heart. Love is a just ruler. Love defeated the army generals of ego, fear, desire, greed, hate and selfishness in a battle that cannot be told in words. With its soldiers by its side( bliss, peace, honesty, trust, truth, balance and harmony) king Love reigns supreme! Not knowing self a person operates from the lower 3 chakras of base desires, sex, power and control. Knowing Self one operates from the 4th chakra, the chakra of Love. “The greatest of these is Love.” Love is the only power in the Universe. Love rules the cosmos. Love causes the sun to rise and the moon to orbit planet earth. Love heals all. There is NO warrior that can defeat king Love. Love is invincible. When love comes, all enemies cower in the effulgent glare of her Light. Love is the power and vehicle for God. God functions/speaks in and through the language of Love. In this kali yuga(age of darkness) Love becomes the Lamp for the followers of the mystic path to know and return to Oneness with God-Self. In the Holy Quran it says “hold on to the rope of God.” The rope of God is Love Love Love. Learn to Love instead of hate. Learn to have tolerance and patience instead of anger and power struggles. Walk in the ways of love and become Divine… the true nature of mankind is LOVE…when Love knocks on the door of your heart. DON’T BE AFRAID..open the door and embrace Her…Love is ALL….
Living in the Light of Love….sufi ananda….www.786sufiwisdom.com
time never was when man was not
Hari Om tat sat Hung 108x
eye have seen way toooo much
now eye can never accept the illusion
in between worlds of light
eye exit in Oneness
the universe smiled at me
clouds in the sky
formed arabic and sanskrit mantras
high pitch tones in the right ear
signaled the opening of higher realms of existence
am eye the wave from the Ocean
traveling at the speed of Light. eye found the Self to BE God. mystical experiences open complex vortexes of simplicity. states of extreme Bliss and Unity. cosmic multi full body orgasms cant compare to this. eye was kissed by 3 immortal fish. don’t ask me if eye am hearing voices. eye am hearing multi layered soliloquies of harmonic choruses chanted by angels, avatars, prophets and beings of light that can not be explained in words. eye drank 7 bottles of 100% pure jade, amethyst, rose quarts crystal wine with God last night. we laughed together and created other universes. God has become my best friend. in fact….eye don’t see anything in existence other than HER…..
once when eye lived in senegal with my cheikh, eye was visited by an angel. the angle beckoned me to come close. at this point eye stepped on the angels foot and we began to travel into the heavens. the end result of the experience was a state of extreme fear from what took place on the journey. eye was sure that eye would die a physical death sometime that week. in this ecstatic state, eye rushed to the door of Cheikh Betcio to explain to Him what had happened and how eye was scared that eye was going to die. the cheikh looked at me calmly, laughed and said “anyone who says they took a journey to the Divine proximity of God, and did not reach a point where they were sure they were going to die, did not travel anywhere.”
my friends, on this journey be careful what you ask for. eye can assure you, without the proper inner training, and a true spiritual master to guide you, there are some mystical experiences that you can have that will leave you walking down the middle of the street, naked, at twelve noon, wondering if it was all a dream……..the way of the mystic is only for those who have been trained by a master on the inner planes of existence….
…eye ask Allah for forgiveness. normally these types of mystical experiences are not shared with the public. in this new age of Aquarius some secrets of the way are being made public because it is time for the masses to be made aware of other possibilities of existence. forgive eye for my openness with one of eye many, many, many mystical experiences…living in the light of love…qiyamah abdallah salihu…sufi ananda
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Love is a flame in the heart
that burns everything
eye dream of You
thoughts of You set my heart a blaze
words cant express the flames of Love inside
eye died in the flames
Your kiss is the kiss of death
your touch is like kryptonite
none can live after Loving You
there is no life without You
eye came from You
eye worship You
You are all and everything
eye see only You
tears from the heavens
wash away attraction to the world of illusion
a glance from You burns all negative karma
attraction to know You pulls my being beyond the Malakut
interning into the world of Jabarut
eye disappear in You
leaving know trace of I
HU could love You other than You
HU could worship You other than You
HU could know You other than You
HU exist other than You
HU exist other than You? You are the All n All. Time stands still in Your presence. You are beyond time and space. Everything will cease to exist except your Face! The 1 and Only Reality is You. my existence is a mere figment of my imagination.
Only You have true Being. Only You have true Existence. All others exist as mere shadow thought forms on the screen of finite existence and you are the All Glorious Infinite ONE. You are the 1st and the Last, without any existence coming into
existence after You. Your eterniality denies the possible existence of another. Your Oneness does not allow for the existence of a 2nd. You are the Eternal ONE ONE ONE. There is no other being that exist with You. Beyond the comprehension
of this finite mind Only Love can touch the fringes of Your Bing. Only Love can smell the essence of your fragrance. Only love can pass beyond this illusion of separation. only Love can sever the connection to the 5 elements, Only Love can burn
the false since of I. Only Love can bring the lover to your Divine kingdom. Only Love can bring the lover to Your door step. Only Love, Only Love, only LOVE LOVE LOVE can sing a song that unites lover and Beloved. only Love can ease the
pain of illusory separation. Hu is worthy of love, other than You????
Hu is worthy of Love other than You
love is a mystery
You are Love itself
Love is All
the Divine trinity of Love, Lover and Beloved
form ONE Light of Love
You exist beyond time and place
the point of your manifestation is inside the heart of hearts
beyond the mundane world of illusion
You are 1
the jewel that shined in the triple state of darkness
having the true wish to be known
You manifested Your essence to see Your Self
in a form You called man
man became your place of Divine epiphany
the effulgence of Your Being wanted to be known
this became Love
this Love was You loving Yourself
in a form that was not other than You
making the angels bow to man
You showed the secret of all secrets
prostration is only for You
Let Us make man in our image
that image is Love
that image is You
Hu other than You
is worthy of bowing to
Hu other than You
Living in the Light of Love…. sufi ananda