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
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:
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…
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
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
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…love and light—sufi
taken from my book “Branches of Wisdom” available at http://www.786sufiwisdom.com
Sufi Wisdom class and zikr circle this wednesday at Selah Moon 7-9pm
1439 North 52st, Philadelphia, Pa 19131
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“TO KNOW THE SELF IS TO KNOW GOD”
on the mystic path you will find some travelers who are completely INTOXICATED with God!!! this is the case for one of my teachers named Cheikh Muhaiyadeen in philadelphia. he is most definitely “not” here. one day he was seen riding his bike in west phily and a friend of mine asked him “where are you coming from Cheikh Muhaiyadeed?” my friend said the cheikh looked at him smiled and said “eye just came back from mecca!” the next time eye saw my friend he said “your teacher Cheikh Muhayadeen is definitely INTOXICATED. one day when eye was talking with Cheikh Muhayadeen in the kitchen, his mood dramatically changed. he looked at me and screamed in the loudest voice possible “you should be GOD by NOW!” after that he put his coffee cup down and walked quietly into his room without even saying salam.
his words had a powerful effect on me. that night eye could not sleep one bit. eye thought about all of the experiences eye have had on this path, and all the mystical teachers eye had learned from. finally eye came to the conclusion that, yes eye should be God by now. eye have been given all the keys to Divinity from my teachers/masters. eye have see Allah walking on the earth. eye have been in the heavens. so what is my problem eye thought????? time waits for no one. from that day forward eye decided to recommit myself to the path.
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the path is very long and arduous. to travel the path a seeker must pack his/her bags with provisions/knowledge for the journey. the provisions for the journey are: tawheed-knowledge of the Oneness of God, –akidah correct belief in God, fiqh-understanding the laws of the way, and tassawuf– the science of perfecting the character and purifying the soul. the true Self is God. it is the false self that dethrones the King and takes over the throne. the sufi path is the way of Self/God Realization through the practice of the esoteric science of islam. there are many esoteric paths that lead to Oneness with God. what is most important is that the seeker, chose ONE and stay committed to that path. all of the main religions have an esoteric doctrine. from the outside the religions look different. from the inner view, inside, all of the teachings are for God Realization. what can be difficult is finding a true master to take your hand and guide you on the PATH….
living in the light of love…. 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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one sufi master once said “eye spent 40 years talking to God, and the people thought eye was talking to them.”
today on the bus on the way to work God was there!!! there were two ladies on the bus having church this morning. WOW!!! this is going to be a good day eye thought. one of the ladies said “i cant wait for God to show UP. i cant wait for Him to come back.” now me being HU EYE AM, eye thought to myself, She is God! God does not have to come from anywhere! God is all and everything, OMNIPRESENT! out of nowhere (since they were talking about my favorite subject, God) eye said “eye sure hope God shows UP soon.” amen the two ladies said as eye got of the bus.
God shows UP!!! now this is real talk. eye just happen to be a GED/ESL teacher for the public school system in philadelphia. after the bus experience, guess who was in my class today- GOD….at the back table in my class 6 students started having church. 3 older african american women and 3 younger hispanic women to be exact. right in the middle of my class during “church”one of the younger sisters started talking about a dream she had where an older black women was talking to her about God!!! she said the lady in her dream(which she had about 5 months ago) was the lady sitting next to her who was preaching/teaching. OMG when she said that IT WAS ON!!! eye mean tears of joy, one older lady got the Holy Ghost and started speaking in tongues!!! you got to LOVE GOD when HE shows UP in any form!
being a mystic, eye love GOD in all of Her forms. eye love it when God shows UP like that in an unexpected place. yesterday on 52st, in da hood, a perfect stranger paid for something eye needed in a corner store without me asking. the brother just stepped up, pulled out some money and said “eye got you old head.” God shows UP! now eye will never know what made the brother want to pay for my stuff like that? but it touched me in such a deep way that eye could see that GOD IS THE ONLY REALITY. God is beyond religion. God is beyond having just one way to worship and KNOW Him. God was on the bus this morning. God was in my class today. and yesterday in the corner store, God had on a musty dirty jacket with some sagging jeans!!! we must learn to see God when He shows UP! God is there in so many ways. if we could just slow down and pay attention. live and BE in the NOW. we would see God now! the illustrious Buddha one said “every instant in a chance for ENLIGHTENMENT.”” eye once said to one of my 5% brothers “A God. B God. C God”…love and light—sufi
Die in this love!
If you die in this love
your soul will be renewed
Don’t fear the death
of that which is known
If you die to the temporal
you will become timeless
Cut off those chains
that hold you prisoner
to the world of attachment
Die to the deathless
and you will be eternal
and come out of this cloud
When you leave the cloud
you will be in the effulgent moon
Die to the din and the noise
of mundane concerns
In the silence of love
you will find the spark of life
— Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī (Rumi) – Love Poems of Rumi (edited by Deepak Chopra)
786- Change the World- a sufi story.
As the old man sat motionless on his death bed, the only thing left in the room was, his son, smoke from the burning frankincense, and the feeling that the “time” was at hand. On his mind was a few words of wisdom that he wanted to share with his son, that he was sure he would never see again. He gathered his last bit of strength and motioned to his son to come close. When his son was at the side of his bed, he slowly leaned over, put his hand on his sons shoulder and said “Son when I was a young man about your age, I sat out on a mission to change the world. As time passed I found that the world was too big for one man to change, with all of its problems. So I changed my focus, and set out to change our country. As time passed I could not change our country with all of its problems. I changed my focus again and decided to change our state. When this did not work I decided to change our city, but the problems of our city and state were too much for one man to handle, so I decided to just try and change our neighborhood. Son, as you know there are too many problems in our neighborhood for one man to solve. Now as I lay on my death bed, I have come to the realization that if I would have just set out to change myself, that would have changed our home, which would have had an effect on our neighborhood. The change in our neighborhood would have had an effect on our city. This would have had an effect on our state, which would have in fact helped change our country. Changing our country would have brought forth a change in the world.”
With these final words, the old man took his final breath, laid down, closed his eyes, never to open them again. In the Holy Quran Allah has said “Allah does not change the condition of a people until they first change that which is within THEMSELVES.” Please think about this…love and light—sufi