wal Quran ul Hakeem
EYE have awoke from the dream
mind stop, time stop
motionless eternal stillness
multiple manifestations of the ONE
Allah Hu YOU
non dual NOT two
Only Allah can worship Allah
The master exist beyond the mind, in an eternal state of beholding the beauty of the One in its multiple states on BE-ing! Before creation there was only Allah. after creation, it is as it was. can it be that it was all so simple? the only thing that separates you from Allah, is the thought that you are separate from Allah. duality only exits in the mind. above the plane of the mind there exist an infinite pure state of Bliss, Oneness and stillness. this is the 4th state of consciousness- Turiya.
just as there is a tremendous difference between the awake state and the sleep state, there is a greater difference between Turiya and the awake state. upon entering the 4th state of consciousness, Turiya, the awakened One will see those in the awake state as sleep. this is why or beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) has said ” all people are asleep, at the time of death they will awake.” in the Holy Quran Allah says “at the time of death the eyesight will become clear.” these two references to “death” are alluding to the sublime process of the “death before death” on the sufi path.
Death before death is the process of, bringing your square above your compass, symbolically dying on the cross, defeating the lower self and entering into the 4th state of consciousness in which the seeker becomes “dead” to the illusionary concepts of duality and separation from Allah.
the way of the sufi is death, extinction(FANA) in Allah, through the prophet Muhammad alay he salam and the living master/Cheikh. this symbolic death will bring one to the fourth state of consciousness- Turiya. “mute ta qabla mute-die b4 you die.”- Prophet Muhammad
question for disciples: what is the best way to “die before you die”? post your answers and responses in the comments below.
love, light, abundance now – qiyamah abdallah Salihu – sufi ananda
May the Peace of Allah, your True Self, be with you. The Self Is All. All is The Self. The Divine Self manifested on this plane of duality to Know It Self. All Is One. Duality is an illusion created by the mind and the false since of “i”. There is no “i” separate from Allah. “Hu am I.” Allah is Allah. Allah is All. The only Reality that exists is One. This One is your True Self. Wake up from the dream of a false since of separateness from the Divine. If you do not find Allah in your Self, you will never find Allah. If you do not Know Allah as your True Self, you will never Know Allah. Allah/God/Brahman/Yahweh are all names of your True Self. Die before you die, the way of the sufi…
When you melt, dissolving in the Unity Ocean of Allah Almighty then you may understand the meaning of “Fani-Fillah” (Annihilation in Allah). When you abandon your position as a being in existence, when you become as a drop of rain falling from the sky and are immersed, united in that Ocean of Divine Unity, then no one can ask where that drop has gone: the drop became an Ocean.”— beloved Maulana Cheikh Nazim- sultan ul Awlia
Once when eye was sitting with my Cheikh in Senegal, i looked at him and said “Cheikh Betcio, eye don’t want to go to heaven.” My beloved Cheikh looked at me and said, “I don’t want to go either.” Then he went on to explain the Divine Proximity of Allah, which he explained, is Beyond Heaven. In the Holy Quran in Surah Waqia Allah describes three groups in the next life/world: the people on the left, the people on the right, and the foremost. It is this group, the foremost, that the sufi tries to be with, in the Divine Proximity of Allah.
It was the great sufi Cheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani who said, ” i studied the heavens and found a flaw in heaven. Heaven is not eternal. It was at this point that i turned my face towards that which is eternal, Allah.” He, may Allah grant him more Light from Nur Muhammad (alay hi salam) also said “sufism is two steps, one step out of this world into the next world/heaven, and one step out of the next world/heaven into the Divine Presence.” My cheikh said that the difference between the Divine Presence and heaven is greater than the difference between heaven and hell…heaven is the hell of the sufi. Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba said, “heaven is for my lazy disciple.”
May we all seek for the Divine Presence….
taken from my book “Branches of Wisdom-non dual advaita Dharma” availuble at http://www.786sufiwisdom.com
living in the light of love…sufi ananda