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786. . . Half Empty Half Full?

 

One day on the subway in Philadelphia, a friend and EYE were discussing the concept of the glass half empty or half full. I noticed a young man across from us paying attention to our conversation. When I said “There is no spoon” (a line from the Matrix) the guy across from us said “What spoon and what glass are you talking about?” This of course became a teaching moment.l

Visualize a glass of water in front of you that is half full of water. Ask yourself the question “Is the glass half full or half empty?” The answer to the question will determine your outlook on life. Whether you know it or not, consciousness shapes reality. Your reality is the objectification of your state of consciousness. If you see the glass as half empty then you have a pessimistic, negative outlook on life. If you see the glass as half full you have an optimistic , positive outlook on life. If you see the glass as an illusion, and God as the only REALITY then you have the mind of a mystic. Your mind state and what you believe and view as real have a direct effect on your experience.

Research shows, from several projects, that placebo medicine can have a healing effect on people in a study if they believe it is real medicine.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” “As above, so below”. “On earth as it is in heaven.” As above, and as it is in heaven , refer to consciousness, belief, and the spiritual plane. So below, and on earth refer to the physical plane of existence.

Before anything can manifest on earth, the physical plane, it must first exist on the spiritual plane in the world of ideas and belief. “ The Kingdom of heaven is within.” Within refers to your consciousness. It is not a physical place. “On earth as it is in heaven” means that which is first conceived by the mind’s eye, can be manifested here on the earth. Therefore we have the metaphysical concept “Thoughts are forms.” So I ask you is the glass half empty or half full? Just by believing and affirming in your state of consciousness that the glass is half full, you will begin to produce more abundance in your life. “My cup runneth over.”

 taken from my book “Divine Mind Science-Sufi Meditation”

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786 Divine Mind Science – Sufi Meditation by Qiyamah Abdallah Salihu sufi

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love and light- sufi ananda

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786…The science of Sufism and God Realization

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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

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786…Everything MUST go!!!

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the temple is full of idols

365 to be exact

where is the Holy place

where God can be worshiped

there is no room in the temple

the church, mosque, and sinagoge are full

where can God be worshiped???

—-sufi ananda

the temple referred to in this poem in the heart. if the heart is full, where is the room for God? the heart is the house of God. Noble Drew Ali said that “the closest place to meet Allah is in the heart.” the heart is the meeting place between heaven and earth. when our beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be uopn Him) went to the Kabba in Mecca, he found 365 idols inside the Kabba. the prophet removed all of the idols from the Kabba to establish the worship of the One God. the Kabba is symbolic of the heart of man. the heart of man is full of idols: money, property, family ties, race, religion, ego, pride, lust, greed and anger. in order to know and worship God “everything MUST go.”

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eye love it when eye visit a store that is going out of business. they always have a sign in the window that says “everything MUST go.” this sign has an inner esoteric meaning and always makes my heart smile because it is a reminder to me to empty out my heart of all other than GOD…..Buddhism has the concept of “becoming empty.” in the beautiful heart sutra of Buddhism it says that all forms are empty, and what we think to be empty has form. the concepts, ideas, and images that we hold in our minds have forms. the forms that we see on the outside are empty. the heart must be made empty of all other thoughts apart from the thought of God.

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God has said in one hadith Qudsi “remember Me inside of yourself, and I will remember you inside of Myself.” what does this mean to a mystic on the path of Light???? God and the Self are ONE. there is no separation between the true Self and God. “thou shalt have no other Gods before me.”-Old Testament. the false idols that we hold in our hearts and minds become false gods that cover the true Self that IS God. when we remove all of these false ideas and concepts other than God from our temple/heart, the Light of the true Self, which is God will shine…”everything MUST go.” Living in the Light of Love…sufi ananda

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786…God showed up! part 2

St. James and sufi at Wawa free hoagie day in phily

Love is the ONLY power in the UNI-verse!!! God exist as your True Self. Find, Know and ultimately BE this True Self. my life is becoming heaven on earth. eye only meet beings of light. there is NO darkness in eye CIPHER. this week eye was blessed to meet St. James. eye went with my class to free hoagie day at independence plaza in phily on a field trip tuesday. while siting on the park bench eye noticed a gentlemen collecting water bottles and pouring them on the plants. as eye observed him, eye thought to eye self, this man is a saint. when he came by my bench to pour water on the plants eye asked him “what is your name my man, and what made you want to pour water on the plants today?” he stopped, slowly turned to me , smiled and said ” my name is St. James. I AM a disciple of Jesus Christ. it is a shame that these people are wasting all of this water. so I decided to collect it, and water the plants today.”

after that eye sat and talked with St. James about Jesus, God and how to be a true disciple. he said so many profound things that where amazing. one of the things he said was “God has many names. Muslims call Him Allah. Jamaicans call Him Ja, and my favorite is a Jewish name, Yahweh.”  I asked him how did u become a saint . he said “I was born this way. my birthday is Dec, 23rd, two days before the birth of Christ.” he also said that his grandmother was named Marry and his grandfather was names Joseph.

his energy was pure. eye could feel and see the LOVE of GOD in and on him. eye felt like eye was in the presence of a true saint. strangely enough St. James said that he lived in a home for mental patients and that his roommate was really crazy. he could not figure out why his roommate had so much hate and anger in a world full of God’s love and beauty. when he said this, it made me think, this man is not crazy, he is more sane than the avg. person. it is said in the circle of knowers “in an insane society, (and we do live in an insane society) one must appear insane in order to be sane.” at the end of our conversation eye asked him to pray for me. he said “God is going to bless you.” eye smiled and said ” HE just blessed me.”

living in the light of love…sufi ananda

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888…The Prayer of Kungtuzangpo

The Prayer of Kungtuzangpo

The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra

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Ho!

Everything – appearance and existence, samsara and nirvana –
Has a single Ground, Yet two paths and two fruitions,
And magically displays as Awareness or unawareness.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer, may all beings become Buddhas,
Completely perfected in the abode of the Dharmadhatu.

The Ground of all is uncompounded,
And the self-arising Great Expanse, beyond expression,
Has neither the name ‘samsara’ nor ‘nirvana’.
Realizing just this, you are a Buddha;
Not realizing this, you are a being wandering in samsara.

I pray that all you beings of the three realms
May realize the true meaning of the inexpressible Ground.
I, Kungtuzangpo, have realized the truth of this Ground,
Free from cause and condition,
Which is just this self-arising Awareness.

It is unstained by outer expression and inner thought,
Affirmation or denial, and is not defiled
By the darkness of unmindfulness.
Thus this self-manifesting display is free from defects.

I, Kungtuzangpo, abide as Intrinsic Awareness.
Even though the three realms were to be destroyed, there is no fear.

There is no attachment to the five desirable qualities of sense objects.
In self-arising consciousness, free of thoughts,
There is neither solid form nor the five poisons.
In the unceasing clarity of Awareness,
Singular in essence, there yet arises the display of the five wisdoms.

From the ripening of these five wisdoms,
The five original Buddha families emerge,
And through the expanse of their wisdom
The forty-two peaceful Buddhas appear.
Through the arising power of the five wisdoms
The sixty wrathful Herukas manifest.
Thus the Ground Awareness is never mistaken or wrong.

I, Kungtuzangpo, am the original Buddha of all,
And through this prayer of mine
May all you beings who wander in the three realms of samsara
Realize this self-arising Awareness,
And may your great wisdom spontaneously increase!

My emanations will continuously manifest
In billions of unimaginable ways,
Appearing in forms to help you beings who can be trained.

From the beginning you beings are deluded
Because you do not recognize the Awareness of the Ground.
Beings thus unmindful of what occurs is delusion-
The very state of unawareness and the cause of going astray.

From this delusive state comes a sudden fainting away
And then a subtle consciousness of wavering fear.
From that wavering there arises a separation of self
And the perception of others as enemies.

Gradually the tendency of separation strengthens,
And from this the circle of samsara begins.
Then the emotions of the five poisons develop-
The actions of these emotions are endless.

You beings lack awareness because you are unmindful,
And this is the basis of your going astray.
Through my prayer, may all you beings recognize your Intrinsic Awareness

    Innate unawareness means unmindfulness and distraction.

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Imputing unawareness means dualistic thoughts towards self and others.
Both kinds of unawareness are the basis for the delusion of all beings.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer
May all you beings wandering in samsara
Clear away the dark fog of unmindfulness,
Clear away the clinging thoughts of duality!
May you recognize your own Intrinsic Awareness!

Dualistic thoughts create doubt.
From subtle attachment to this dualistic turn of mind
Dualistic tendencies become stronger and thicker.

Food, wealth, clothes, home, and friends,
The five objects of the senses, and your beloved family-
All these things cause torment by creating longing and desire.
These are all worldly delusions; the activities of grasping and clinging are endless.

When the fruition of attachment ripens, you are born as a hungry ghost,
Tormented by coveting and desiring, miserable, starving and thirsty.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer may all you desirous and lustful beings
Who have attachments, neither reject longing desires,
Nor accept attachment to desires.

Let your consciousness relax in its own natural state,
Then your Awareness will be able to hold its own.
May you achieve the wisdom of perfect discernment!

When external objects appear, the subtle consciousness of fear will arise.
From this fear, the habit of anger becomes stronger and stronger.
Finally, hostility comes causing violence and murder.
When the fruition of this anger ripens, you will suffer in hell by boiling and burning.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer, you beings of the six realms,
When strong anger arises for you, neither reject nor accept it.
Instead relax in the natural state and achieve the wisdom of clarity!

When your mind becomes full of pride
There will arise thoughts of competition and humiliation.
As this pride become stronger and stronger,
You will experience the suffering of quarrels and abuse.

When the fruition of this karma ripens, you will be born in the God Realms
And experience the suffering of change and falling to lower rebirths.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer, may you beings who develop pride,
Let your consciousness relax in the natural state.
Then your Awareness will be able to hold its own.
May you achieve the wisdom of equanimity!

By increasing the habit of duality, by praising yourself and denigrating others,
Your competitive mind will lead you to jealousy and fighting,
And you will be born in the Jealous God Realm, where there is much killing and injury.
From the result of that killing, you will fall into the Hell Realm.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer, when jealousy and competitive thoughts arise,
Do not grasp them as enemies.
Just relax in ease, then consciousness can hold its own natural state.
May you achieve the wisdom of unobstructed action!

By being distracted, careless and unmindful,
You beings will become dull, foggy and forgetful.
By being unconscious and lazy, you will increase your ignorance
And the fruition of this ignorance will be to wander helplessly in the Animal Realm.

Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer,
May you beings who have fallen into the dark pit of ignorance
Shine the light of mindfulness and thereby achieve wisdom free from thought.

All you beings of the three realms are actually identical to Buddhas, the Ground of all.
But your misunderstanding of the Ground causes you to go astray,
So you act without aim.
The six karmic actions are a delusion, like a dream.

I am the Primordial Buddha here to train the six kinds of beings
Through all my manifestations.
Through Kungtuzangpo’s prayer may all you beings without exception
Attain enlightenment in the state of Dharmadhatu.

Ah Ho!
Hereafter, whenever a very powerful yogin
With his or her Awareness radiant and free from delusion
Recites this very powerful prayer, then all who hear it
Will achieve enlightenment within three lifetimes.

During a solar or lunar eclipse, during an earthquake, or when the earth rumbles,
At the solstices or the new year, you should visualize Kungtuzangpo.
And if you pray loudly so all can hear,
Then beings of the three realms will be gradually liberated from suffering,
Through the prayer of the yogin and will finally achieve enlightenment.

This prayer was taken from the ninth chapter of the Dzogchen Teachings of the Gongpa Zangthal the Northern Treasures discovered by the Terton Rigdzin Godem.

786…Natural Mystic – inspired by Bob Marley

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There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air;
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.
Things are not the way they used to be,
I won’t tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.

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natural Mystic EYE Am

if you listen carefully you will hear

the first and last names of Allah

playing a high pitch trumpet sound in the heart

the vow of a Bodhisattva is to end all suffering

a sufi seeks to die before death

Be still and know the I AM state of God-Self

live beyond the lie of duality

there is only One Reality

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air;
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.
Things are not the way they used to be,
I won’t tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.

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surely with the difficulty comes the ease. those who suffer the most have the highest realization. suffering purifies the inner essence from the desires of this world. God is with the broken hearted. Al hum do li la he wa ala kuli hal (All praise is due to Allah in every circumstance and situation!)

existing in a state of pure Bliss. eye have seen more than eye can say. traveled beyond the abyss. to a capsule in the sky. looking into the world of Light. there was no suffering or death there. know lie of duality there. ONENESS. finite words can not express the Infinite One. words of the enlightened masters are often misunderstood as lies by the masses. listen to the high pitch sound of beyond planes of existence in the right ear. sometimes the left ear. when you know something directly from God-Self, it is wise to hold it in your heart and let it permeate your entire consciousness before sharing it with others. cast no pearls before swine. wine of the mystic grows sweeter with time. learn to love instead of hate. learn to listen and never debate. patience is an attribute of God. tie the rope of chastity around the neck of the dog of desire. love burns in the heart like fire. cut all attachments to this mundane world of illusions if you want to travel into the mystic heavens of the heart. there are 18,000 universes inside of U. eat less, sleep less, talk less. these are the words of One Hu died a long long time ago…..

love and light- natural mystic -sufi ananda

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786…is there more darkness than Light ?

…salam wa nur, oh friend on the path of the true wish! you have raised a good question. darkness only seems to be more prevalent. people only appear to be suffering on the out side. the rijal gaiybe(unseen saints) are real. Allah is the all knowing all powerful one. what we see on the outside is only a mirror for what takes place inside of the heart of man. when the heart is in turmoil, we see pain, grief, and strife on the outside. when the heart is at peace, we see Allah’s (qadar) Divine plan/decree behind the drama/stage play of life. we are all actores on Allah Divine stage play. in a play, is the death of the villan real? is the love between two lovers in a play real? what we see on the outside with our two eyes is NOT the reality.

“when the blind lead the blind that is when you are lost!”-tribe called quest

2 verses in the Kitab ul La(holy Quran) allude to this fact. in the holy Quran Allah has said “it is not their two eyes that are blind, it is the eye of their heart that is blind.” and in another verse(ayat) Allah has said “at the time of death, their eyesight will become clear.” in the hadith, our beloved prophet Muhammad, alay he salam, has said “man is asleep, at the time of death he will awake.” because of the mind, and a misunderstanding of Allah’spower and divine decree, people seem to think that darkness it overshadowing the Light. this my friend is IMPOSSIBLE. Allah”s Light is supreme. when you come to the enlightened state of marifat(gnosis) ALL will become clear, and you will see this life was all a dream, that you created from your mind….

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in order to see the Reality, we must wake up from the dream. the illustrious Buddha was called “the awakened One.” all of the true masters exist in the awaken state, beyond the 3 states of of normal consciousness that we call: awake, dreaming, and deep sleep. in the awake state, consciousness does not see anything other than Allah in existence/ as real! the awaken state of the masters makes our state of wakefulness look like sleep. just as we perceive the sleep of a sleeping person to be asleep, to the masters, humanity appears to be sound asleep. can a person who is sleeping wake up another sleeping person? NO NO NO!!! just as this fact is true, in order for one to awaken from the sleeping state, one must come in contact with One who is awake. finding this ONE HU is awake is the key to awakening…. love and light— sufi

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786… U must C only God !!!

OM Sri Sat Guru Amma Namaha 108x …Mother of the Uni-verse!!!

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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?”

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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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786…you are in prison!

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You are in prison. Please listen to our beloved master Bawa Muhaiyadeen’s discourse “you are in prison.” The whole universe is in your mind. When the mind disappears, where in the universe?
You are in the prison of you mind. You spent the first 9 months of prison in the womb. Then you were born in to the prison of the 4th. Dimension, this world. Then you entered into the prison of your race, gender and the prison of your family. You where also born into the prison of the religion of your family. Then you entered into the prison of school. After school you entered into the jailhouse of your job. Then you entered into the prison of your wife, husband, and children. Then you entered into the prison of old age and sickness. Finally you will enter into the prison of death. And as Bawa Muhaiyadeen said, it is not known weather or not after death you will enter into the prison of heaven, or hell.
There is a way out of these many prisons. In order to break out of prison, you must have something that is from beyond the prison walls that can take you outside of the prison to freedom. The key to break out of prison is:

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LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH (God is the ONLY reality)… These words of power, this meditation is from beyond the walls of the many prisons we are in. They are from beyond this world and the next world. Use these words of Realization and freedom to break out of prison. LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH means only Allah/God is Real. Say these words over, and over until they become rooted in your heart, soul, mind and body. When you can say these words with every breath, you will be free from prison…

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The Self is Luminous. If you do not see Allah and know Allah within your Self, you will never see and know Allah. Today i was at the Bawa Muhaiyadeen Fellowship in Philly. i had a deep deep deep conversation with Cheikh Muhaiyadeen in the meeting room. His talk is always on the level of haqiqat and marifat. At the end of the talk with me i went into a transcendental state and screamed “Allah” in a very loud voice. i got up and walked out on the room saying, Allah, Allah, Allah…. What he said to me cannot be repeated here… Just know that we are all living in a dream world far from the Divine reality. Our lives have become stages for illusion, false hood, and the race for hell and lower desires. If we do not wake up before we are woke up, it will be the end of a long long dream that was only dust in the wind. i am begging all of my readers to do as i did. Find a living master, and sit at his or her feet until you experience death before death. Please, please, please try to find a living master who can breath the spark of Divinity directly into your soul, and wake U up from the nightmare illusion dream that you call your life…love and light—sufi

*** taken from my book “Branches of Wisdom.” available at http://www.786sufiwisdom.com

786…Happiness IS

Happiness IS

Deep

inside my heart

a still voice

sings

a soliloquy of

Bliss

  captivated by the melody

eye exist

in a state

of

 extreme

HAPPINESS!!!!

Eye once asked one of my teachers what it would take to find happiness? He

looked at me, smiled and said “happiness is not something you find. Happiness

is something you ARE.” Part of the true nature of the human being is

Bliss(ananda). This Blissful nature is an aspect of God, who is seen in the hindu

tradition as Sat(truth) Chi(consciousness) and Bliss(ananda). Since God is the

true Self, Bliss is an aspect of Self. Bliss also translates as happiness! True

happiness does NOT come from any outside source, like: money, relationships,

sex, or drugs. True happiness comes from the Self/God. True happiness is not

something that comes and goes based on outer circumstances. True happiness

is ETERNAL because God, its source is eternal!!! Eye once saw a church

billboard that said “if God seems far away, who moved?” In the Bible

the Holy Avatar Jesus said

that the kingdom of heaven is within, and we all know that God is in heaven so

God must BE within U. The prophet Muhammad said “God cannot fit into the

heavens or the earth, but God fits into the hearts of His believers.” The search

for happiness is untimely the search for God!

Ironically looking for God is like a fish in the ocean looking for water LOL. Be

still and KNOW that God, happiness is an aspect of your true nature. All u have

to do

is find Self, and you will have found God and HAPPINESS…..

Live more , Laugh more, Love more!!!——sufi ananda

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