…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….
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
it is said in some mystic circles “if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” in the Holy Quran God has said “God plans and man plans, surely God is the best of planners.” my father once said to me “life is what happens to you while you make plans to do something else.” there once was a guru who had a favorite disciple. one night the guru dreamed that the angel of death would come for the disciple the next night. upon awakening from the dream he quickly summoned the disciple and told him to immediately go to the next village until he sent for him. without asking any questions, and having complete trust in the guru, the disciple left for the next village. ah ha, the guru thought, now that my disciple is gone when the angel of death comes here, he will be safe. that night the angel of death showed up with a smile on his face, which was most unusual for the angel of death who never smiled. the guru asked “you are a being with no feelings or emotions, why such a big smile on this night.” the angel of death replied “God plans and man plans, my appointment with your disciple is tomorrow night, in the next village.”saying this the angel vanished!
whatever will be must be. Gods plan for our life is sure to come to pass. the way to have peace, is to put your life in the hands of God, and trust in Her plan. at times we may think that our life is completely out of order. this is IMPOSSIBLE. our beloved prophet Muhammad(alay he salam) once said “the pen has been lifted, and the ink is dry.” the fate and destiny of mankind was written a long long long time ago, before we even came to this earth. some say that fate and destiny are sealed… prophet Muhammad left one important KEY on how a believer can change there fate/destiny. in one hadith(saying) prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him) said “the only thing that can out run destiny, is the prayer of the true believer.”
this leads one to think that by true prayer to God, the destiny can be changed…the next question for a seeker then is “what is true prayer?” true prayer is intention + focused thought/words + feeling. the secret of true prayer is feeling. without feeling, prayer is only lip service that does not go past the first heaven(the mind). feeling/emotion is the link between the conscious mind(man) and the subconscious mind(God). this type of payer reaches to true Self, which is God, on the subconscious level, thus producing and effect on the physical plane. there are 3 ways that God answers prayers. 1st-God answers it the way you have asked. 2nd-God answers it by removing something negative that was going to happen to you. 3rd- God gives it to you in the next life. when a prayer is answered in the 2nd or 3rd way we ofter think that the prayer was not answered because we did not see the result/change on the physical plane. it is said by the wise “sometimes when God wants to punish us, He gives us what we ask for.”
living in the light of love…sufi
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