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OM Sri Sat Guru Amma Namaha 108x …Mother of the Uni-verse!!!
U must C God
Before creation there was only God
it is now as it was then….sufi proverb
Eye am developing what eye call “the view of perfection.” with this view of perfection, eye strive to see only God. to experience only God. to not view anything in my life, experience, as other than God!!! the view of perfection is based on the understanding that “la ee la ha ill Allah” means God is the ONLY reality. with this inner gnosis, all is becoming Bliss. eye talk to God. eye walk with God. eye even ride the subway with GOD. God is becoming the reality of my experience. eye often say to people eye meet, ” have a God day.” sometimes they look at me and smile. sometimes they even ask, did you mean to say “good day?” when this happens my reply is, ” now how can a day be good without God?”
God is the All in All. the only 1 that has real Being. God is the substratum of ALL forms. nothing can exist without Him. She is the formless ONE that gives form to all forms. the Buddhist have a saying that eye love “emptiness if form, and form is emptiness.” to me this means that what we see is all empty, and it is that which we do not see that has true form. there are 4 names of Allah/God that some sufis meditate on for Realization. these four names are: the First(al awal), the Last(al akir), the Hidden(al batin) and the manifest (az zahir). it is said in the sufi way that “God is known through Her opposites.” if God is the first, the last, the hidden, and the manifest, what else is there other than God? my beloved sufi master, Cheikh Betcio once said to me ” if you see something and do not see the Oneness of Allah manifest through that thing, know that your understanding of the Oneness of Allah is limited.“ on this day, and from this day forward, eye will strive to see , know, and experience ONLY GOD, with the view of perfection…. live in the light of love…sufi ananda.
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Serigne Saliou Mbacke-Master of the Universe!!!
” Giving up entirely thoughts of the world and giving his exclusive attention and thought on the Guru/cheikh, one attains the Supream Bliss easily.” – Guru Gita
One day a sufi mystic walked slowly into the mosque in Bagdad and screamed “I have seen God.” The others sufi’s there said, that is good but have you seen Abu Yasid? The man said “what, I told you I have seen God, why are you asking me if I have seen Abu Yazid?” At that exact moment sufi master Abu Yazid came into the mosque. The people said ” look, here comes Abu Yazid.” When the man turned around and saw Abu Yazid, he started shaking, then he fainted and died on the spot. Seeing this strange event, Abu Yazid approached the congregation and inquired about what had happened? The people explained what the man had said, and Abu Yasid said ” Now I know why the man died. When he saw God, he saw God at his capacity, but when he saw me, he saw God at my capacity, and this was too much for his heart to take.”
The master is more powerful than we could ever imagine. Today eye woke up with a feeling of extreme love for my master Serigne Saliou Mbacke. eye could not even recite my normal morning wird/zikr/mantra. ALL eye could do is repeat His name over and over again! My heart was full of Divine Bliss. My consciousness was flooded with scenes from the many experiences eye had with Him when eye was in Senegal, west africa. Eye first went to see the master in 1996. When eye saw Him for the first time, the Divine Light that emanated from him was too much for my consciousness! All eye can remember was sitting in front of Him with my hands in His hands, taking the initiation, and then passing OUT…Two disciples had to pick me up, and carry me away! Eye can vividly remember my feet dragging in the sand as eye came back to this side of consciousness.
At the time eye went to Senegal eye was very fascinated with the idea of astral projection. On the very first night, after taking initiation(bayat), my master Serigne Saliou Mbacke came to me on the astral plane and took me out of my body! As we were traveling up into the heavens eye could clearly see the stars passing by us in the form of streams of LIGHT…Once when eye was with the master, my eyes began overflowing with tears and eye went into a trance state. While eye was in this state Serigne Saliou made everything disappear, there was no earth, no sky, and all of the people who where there vanished!! It was just me and the master suspended in a timeless place. In this place, before creation, the master spoke some words directly to me that eye will never forget!!! On two other occasions when eye would sit with the master, he would speak to the disciples in wolof, and to my surprise eye would hear his voice speaking english in my heart. It was at this point that eye knew that His voice was the voice of Allah/God!!! 3 years before eye went to Senegal, my beloved mother made her transition to the spiritual world from cancer. On the day before her transition eye went to sit by her bed side. As eye sat there eye heard a small still voice in my heart whisper “your mother is going to the other side.” On the very next day, she was gone. Eye was sure that the still voice that spoke to me was the voice of God!!! To my amazement the EXACT SAME TONE AND PITCH that eye heard from Serigne Saliou Mbacke in my heart, was the EXACT same voice eye heard when my mother was making her transition…. eye have seen GOD…..these are the confessions of a true disciple..and yes there is MOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love and light—Qiyamah Abdallah Saliou- sufi ananda http://www.786sufiwisdom.com
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………. the saga continues. these are excerpts from my unpublished sufi manual “Destruction of the lower self.” God willing eye will publish the manuscript later this year on my website http://www.786sufiwisdom.com. today eye am sharing this with U, and eye ask for your comments/feedback on the information BEING shared…love and light Qiyamah Abdallah Salihu–sufi ananda
Shaolin Hidden technique from underground
AH-B-4-OM Mantra master of silent sound
Buddah Darma Wheel Advaita a million rounds
Kundaliini Serpent up spine opens crown
Destruction of the lower self
Traveling at the speed of God, eye found the self to be God. This entire Universe is a mystery its seems like God is playing hide and seek with me and my mind is in the way. Every day is the same day. A divine stage play of Yin and Yang. Wisdom of the play says it definitely wasn’t a big bang. theory after theory, philosophy after philosophy. Finally figured it aught to be a way out of the Truman show. Buddah sat down under the tree to breathe slow. Reaching the awakened state of consciousness. He recited a golden sutra that was similar to this. SHOALIN~~~~~~~~~
He who has no master, the devil is his master—Sufi proverb
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!
One great master, Kripal Singh has said, “the master is really a lighted candle that lights many blown out candles on this path of light, the master is all important. The Sanskrit word guru means remover of darkness. The master is the outward manifestation of the inner potential of the seeker.
There are at least 313 high spiritual masters on the planet at all times from many different spiritual paths. My master, Serigne Saliou Mbacke from West Africa, once said, “I have a representative in the Buddhist Tradition.” These 313 masters form the spiritual government. As above so below. The government on earth is a reflection of the spiritual government. The spiritual government is divided into 4 regions; North, South, East and West. There are 7 districts spread out across the globe from east to west. There is at least one high master in each of these regions and districts. These masters work with celestial beings from the heavens.
The Four Enemies
“The nafs (lower self) on the inside is a worse enemy than 70 devils on the outside” Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)
“The only jihad (war) in this time period is Jihad-ul-Nafs (war against the lower self)” Cheikh Ahamdou Bamba
CHEIKH AHMADOU BAMBA
Sufism is war against the lower self. The first principle in any war is to study and know your enemy. Our master, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, clearly explains the four enemies of the self to us: Nafs (lower self) howa (passion/desires), dunya (materialism), and shaytun (the devil). He explains that each of the enemies must be defeated by a different weapon. The nafs (lower self) includes any negative character traits such as, greed, lust, anger, pride, selfishness, lying, backbiting, slander, and hatred. The destruction of the lower self is the destruction of all negative thoughts, words and actions. It is the perfection of one’s own character (adab). Prophet Muhammad said, “I have come to perfect the adab (the character) of mankind.” Sufism is Adab. One sufi saying is “he who excels you in Adab (good character) excels you in Sufism.”
The lower self is often compared to a wild animal. When this animal is strong, it is a fierce enemy. When this animal is weak, it is easy to defeat. Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba teaches that the weapon to defeat the nafs is hunger and fasting. He said that a true sufi eats less, talks less, and sleeps less. One sufi once said to me, “starve the nafs, then you can defeat it.” My master has said that eating too much food makes the heart hard and heavy. A full bird cannot fly. Eating less weakens the animal self (nafs). One aspect of the nafs that is difficult to overcome is the ego, false, I. This false I, ego, must die. The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) has said in one hadith, “die before you die.” True Sufism is death before death. The death of the lower self must take place in order for the flower of the higher self to bloom and blossom.
***if you are interested in having a copy of this manual before it is officially published let EYE know….love and light—sufi
Serigne Fallou, Jalal & Sufi
“the sufi is the son of the moment.”- sufi proverb…. a sufi lives in the NOW. for a true sufi there is no past, present, future, day, or night. a sufi lives in a state beyond time and space in oneness with the Divine. a sufi lives in the 4th chakra-the heart-the closest place to find Allah. a sufi lives in the ocean of LOVE. in fact, a sufi is one HU has died in the ocean of love. a true sufi practices the alchemical science of taskiya tul nafs (purification of the soul). the life of a sufi is a life of remembrance, love and service(kidma) to God. a sufi is a worshiper of the Divine Light of Allah that dwells in the hearts of all living Beings. a sufi only see’s GOD. for a sufi there can be no other reality or existence other than GOD. for a sufi ALL religions are TRUE!!! a sufi can see the inner esoteric truth of all religions. a sufi is a christian to a christian, a jew to a jew, a hindu to a hindu, a buddhist to a buddhist, and a muslim to a muslim.
the first day eye met my beloved cheikh, Cheikh Betcio, in senegal he said to me “the only one closer to Allah than you, is the one HU loves Allah more than you.” the founder of our sufi order, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, wrote in one of his sufi poems, “my religion is the religion of LOVE.” love love love. the way of the sufi is love. love is a wave, that takes the traveler to its source, the Ocean, Allah. just as the wave and the ocean are one, love and Allah-God are ONE.
the Ocean of Love
drowned in a river
the river took me to the Ocean
the river was
the Ocean was
living in the ever-present now
the illusion of duality
seeing God as
the only Reality
eye live in love
love lives in eye
all EYE see
Love is a flame in the heart that burns All leaving only the Beloved. When two people experience true Love they disappear and become One. In disappearing and becoming One, the two people lose all since of self. When the since of self disappears the only thing left is GOD-LOVE. The way of the Sufi is Love. true Love of God leads to death and dying in God. Sufi master Bawa Muhaiyadeen teaches that “when you are there, God is not. when you(ego) are not there, God Is.” I die daily that God may live through me as ME. The beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) once said “die before you die.” In this process of death before death, the lover loses all since of self(ego-separation-duality) and is resurrected into the conscious Oneness with God. Re-gaining the lost consciousness of our innate Oneness with God is the purpose of life. A seed is planted in the ground to become a Flower. Man-Woman come to earth to become -realize-know-remember their ONENESS with God. It is as if God is playing hide and seek with Himself from behind the hiding place of YOU. In union with Love, by the power of Love, God-LOVE wins the game, and YOU(lover) no longer exist. God exist as U. Love reigns supreme! Love reigns supreme! Love reigns supreme! A Love supreme, a Love supreme, Allah supreme, Allah supreme…..living in the light of love—sufi ananda
786..Mystic Lessons in Love part 3- Mysteries of the Heart
The whole world is a market-place for Love,
For naught that is, from Love remains remote.
The Eternal Wisdom made all things in Love:
On Love they all depend, to Love all turn.
The earth, the heaven, the sun, the moon, the stars
The center of their orbit ends in Love.
By love are all bewildered, stupefied,
Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.
From each, a mystic silence Love demands,
What do all seek so earnestly?
“Tis Love. Love is the subject of their inmost thoughts,
In Love no longer “Thou” and “I” exist,
For self has passed away in the Beloved.
Now will I draw aside the veil from Love,
And in the temple of mine inmost soul
Behold the Friend, Incomparable Love,
He who would know the secret of both worlds
Will find the secret of them both, is Love.
— Maulana Farid-uh-din
In the Holy Quran God has said ” He indeed suceeds who purifies it(the heart).” The heart is the greatest of all mysteries in the physical realm. it is a doorway to the Divine. A window to the spirit world. The heart is the meeting place of the two worlds. The heart is the very Throne of God. when the heart is clear we receive the divine messages of spirit in our visions at night. an unclear heart blocks the messages from spirit that we receive while sleeping. in the Holy Quran Allah says “every night Eye take the soul unto Myself, and return it to the body upon the waking of the sleeper.” Every night the soul goes to what eye call “night school.” every night the soul receives impressions/lessons/images from the Divine. the heart is like a window for the unseen world/spirit plane. if a window is dirty, light can not shine through it. if a window is clean, the light shines though effortlessly. it is the same with the heart. when the heart is pure/clear the lessons the soul learns in “night school” are conveyed to the mind. if the heart window is not pure the images/lessons can not pass from the spirit realm to the mind of the seeker.
in the Holy Bible God/Allah has said “sometimes when Eye want to give you something, Eye give it to you while you are sleep.” in the Holy Quran, again God/Allah has said ” Eye speak to them from behind a veil.” the sufis have found this veil to be the images/symbols one sees in their sleep. the dream world is a map for the traveler of the path. the stations of the soul, and what level of the chakra system the seeker is at, are often conveyed in the dream world. with a pure clean heart these messages/symbols can be received by the mind to be interpreted by the traveler. On the path to Self/God realization the mind, heart and soul must be purified in that order. First the mind must be made pure, then the heart, and finally the soul. the HEART is the meeting place of the mind and the soul.
the Holy Avatar Jesus(peace be upon him) said “the kingdom of heaven is within you.” this heaven that HE spoke of is none other than the HEART. in the Upanishads the mystic hindu ascetics have affirmed that the dwelling place of the Lord Purusha in the body is the Heart. the way of the sufi is the way of the heart. Love is the ruler of the heart. when the heart is ruled by LOVE LOVE LOVE, there is no limit to the heights a spiritual seeker can reach. in the chakra system, the fourth chakra is located inside the heart. the fourth chakra is the seat of LOVE. on my first visit to senegal in 1996, my sufi master Cheikh Betchio(ya nafi yag Thioune) said to me ” the only one closer to Allah than you is the one who loves Allah more than you.” prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has said that God said ” I can not fit into the heavens or the earth, but I fit into the hearts of those who believe in ME.” may we all make the pilgrimage of the heart to realize and know the true reality of Love, God and the self !!!
“the closest place to meet Allah/God is in the heart” -Noble Drew Ali.
Eye once beheld a most beautiful effulgent LIGHT, about the size of a thumb, in my vision. the LIGHT spoke to me and said ” I AM a secret deep within your heart. know me and worship ME before you leave this earth.” love and light—sufi
786….to Love. from Love. with Love…..knock and the door will be opened . seek and u shall find… my sufi journey started in 1996. in 1996 eye was blessed to travel to senegal west africa in search of a spiritual master/sufi cheikh. eye left for senegal with a one way ticket and a backpack. arriving in senegal eye did not know a soul. all eye had was the name of a contact person who was suppose to meet me at the airport with a sign that had my name on it “Qiyamah Abdallah.” eye spent 3 days at my host house before meeting my master. upon meeting my master, eye never saw my host again.
the first thing my master, Cheikh Betcio, said to me was ” as soon as you step foot into this house, Allah has began to bless you.” Then Cheikh Betcio spoke about love saying “the only one closer to Allah than you, is the one who loves Allah more than you.” the way of the sufi is LOVE. sufism is the way of the heart. sufism is the unification of the 4 Lights in the inner chambers of the heart. in the heart of all truth seekers there are for Lights: the Light of Allah, the Light of Muhammad, the Light of the Master, and the Light of the Soul. each of these four lights resides in one of the chambers of the inner heart (Qalb). the sufi way is to unite these four lights through the vehicle/power of LOVE. in fact these 4 lights are manifestations of Love. Love was a hidden treasure that wanted to BE known. ALLAH-LOVE sent itself(Muhammad), to itself(the Soul), through a point of manifestation on the physical plane(the Master), to teach the way of UNIFICATION of the four LIGHTS of love. the Beloved, Love, wanted to be known, so it polarised ITSELF, thus creating the Lover, to contemplate, see, know and ultimately LOVE itself through the vehicle of the lover….the path of the sufi is LOVE….love is all. all is Love….love and light —–sufi
Sufi has a BS degree in Biology from St. Augustine’s College and a MS degree from Indiana University in Secondary Education. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and Prince Hall Masonic Lodge. Sufi is an initiate of more than one sufi order and system of Self Realization. He is the first representative of his master, Serigne Saliou Mbacke-Cheikh Betcio Thioune, here in the west. He has traveled to Senegal west Africa 8 times, since 1996, to study the science of the inner path. He lived in Senegal for 2 years, from 2002-2004 , to complete his training on the mystic path. He has self published 8 books with more to come. He is the founder of the Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Sufi School here in the west. He provides the services of: sufi initiation, spiritual guidance, story telling, talisman making, spiritual blessing, magic curse and spell breaking/removal, and house blessing and purification. He is available for lectures, story telling and workshops around the country and abroad.