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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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