The Process of Becoming Liquid and Wave Reality
From the Realities of Mawlana (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.
A’uzu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘aalameen, was salaatu was salaamu ‘alaa Ashrafil Mursaleen, Sayyidina wa Mawlana Muhammadul Mustafa ﷺ. Madad ya Sayyidi ya Rasulul Kareem, Ya Habibul ‘Azeem, unzur halana wa ishfa’lana, ‘abidona bi madadikum wa nazarekum.
“Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Atiullah wa atiur Rasul wa Ulil amre minkum.”
أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُم… ﴿٥٩﴾ …
4:59 – “…Atiullaha wa atiur Rasula wa Ulul amre minkum…” (Surat an-Nisa)
“…Obey Allah, obey the Messenger, and those in authority among you…” (The Women, 4:59)
The Duality of light and the State of Nothingness
And always a reminder for myself ana abdukal ‘ajeezu, dayeefu, miskinu, zhalim, wa jahl and but for the grace of Allah (AJ) that we are still in existence, alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah we talked about “Subhana man huwal Khaliq anNur”, the month of Rajab in which Allah (AJ) bringing out the reality of light.
سُبْحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ الْخَالِقَ النُّورْ
Subhana man huwal Khaliq anNur
Glory to Him who is the Creator, the Light.
And we talked about the science of it so that people can understand and go back and read that light has a duality – has a particle and a wave. And the depth of that reality is the whole tariqah – is the whole spiritual path. That when people are emailing that, ‘I don’t know what it means to be nothing and why do we have to be nothing.’ And this reality can’t be achieved for this light to remain within its particle form.
Extreme Heat can change Solid Matter into a Gasesous Nature
And matter is in three states – solid, liquid and gaseous. And matter to change its state requires an extreme amount of heat. So that naar (fire) that Allah (AJ) gives to us in our existence, the heat and the symbol of the sun and we find warmth in it, we find our existence in it, we find our vision in it. Without the sun we have no existence on this planet. This is the weakness and frailty of our existence.
The Solid State of Matter and Particle Form doesn’t conform to anything
And Allah (AJ) is giving to us that your matter, and everything that is of a matter, if it’s a solid state like any matter that’s solid – it doesn’t conform to anything. And that’s why many people are of a matter state, solid state. Your matter state is solid. Doesn’t go with anything. It goes with what it is. If it’s square, it’s square and sees everything as square. And most are in that state, most external teachers are in that state and it has to be ‘Their way [or] the highway’ from what they understood, what they read, what they pursued of its reality and this particle can’t change.
The Love and Connection the Saints carry is the Heat which Melts You
And then they teach us in science that – no if you apply a tremendous amount of heat to matter, it melts. Doesn’t matter if it’s rock, if it’s steel, if it’s butter, if it’s a human, it will melt. So tariqahs (spiritual paths) because of their connection and love to Allah (AJ), love to Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ, these are the way of Ulul Amr (saints) in which they carry that light. They carry that reflection of a light more powerful than the sun.
And if that magnifier begin to focus… that’s why you can take glass on a sunny day, get the glass to line up with the sun and put it onto paper and immediately becomes like a fire – It’s magnified and can burn through matter.
The Love of Prophet ﷺ melted the Lovers into a Gaseous and Wave Reality
The reality of the shuyukhs and the muhibbin (lovers of the way) and ‘ashiqeen (lovers) is that they went towards that sun. They lost their matter. They became a liquid in their pursuit and as a result of more of that sunshine shining upon them, that ishq and love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ that shines upon them, they became of a gaseous nature – ethereal. That, their matter was brought down, their solid state was brought down, their liquid state gave them to be very easy with people and as a result of more ishq and more love approaching that reality, they’re easily ethereal and that they are of a wave nature always being dressed by that reality, blessed by that reality.
The Guides know of your Solid State and You will be tested in their Companionship
So means that at anywhere we look in these sciences and understanding, because it has to make sense. Complicated Islamic terms doesn’t mean anything for somebody. But to understand in everyday science, you do it in school, you’ve learned it in school. You understand it that if you live your life solid, very hard, what you understand, ‘That’s it’.
And the shaykh can easily interact with somebody and senses they are very solid, they’re nowhere near a liquid state.And that’s the reason for accompanying a guide, whether now through email, through teachings, through all of these interactions because as soon as you watch either that day, that night or tomorrow you’ll be tested.
Each Talk is for You! Write them down to Remember
And immediately you’re not catching yourself as if like the talk was for somebody else. If you ask the guys like, ‘What did we talk about?’ Most of them look at you astonished like, ‘I don’t know.’ You don’t remember in five minutes what we talked about? ‘No’. But those whom… who wish to achieve they’re writing and they’re struggling to achieve that reality.
Those who Answer back in Testing still aren’t understanding the Process
So when we understood that we want to melt and that solid doesn’t get along with anything. Then when the testing comes, why give an answer to somebody? When agitated by somebody, why give an answer? When aggravated, why give an answer? The answering back and recognizing oneself because it’s still not understood.
Nothingness is not a State of Depression but a State of Content
People are asking, ‘What does it mean to be nothing? That I go around and I’m going to just be depressed about myself.’ No, you got this whole system wrong. You actually have to be very content with yourself. When you reach a state of contentment that you’re not alone but you’re very much with whom you need to be with. That energy, that light, that love and you feel that love – you’re not alone. If what you’re doing is making you feel lonely then you have not yet connected.
Apply the Heat on Yourself to Melt! Don’t Reflect it onto others
It means this solid state is our character and that’s why the turuqs they speak all the time about ego, ego, ego. Because if we’re losing our solid state then every time we give a jawab – we give an answer – we give a reply, we ask ourself, ‘What was the purpose of that reply?’ If someone bothered me, someone aggravated me, somebody agitated me. When you take the heat it’s that you just, ‘Hmm, it doesn’t really matter.’ What someone says to you, if you were insulted what does it matter? Means that you’re taking the heat of this dunya (material world) and applying it to oneself. But if you reflect back that heat then your solid state is continuously throwing fire on other people. ‘Why you said that?’ As soon as you answer back like that, you’re not trying to be liquid. You’re very content in being solid.
In each interaction and dialogue remind and catch Yourself
So means that every interaction is going to be now judged by ourselves. ‘Ya Rabbi I want to leave this solid state, I don’t want to sit up, be arrogant. I don’t want to talk down to people, I don’t want to command people. I want them to say something to me and I just want to be content in it. Not have an issue to have to resolve it and answer back.’ So then we see that dialogue all day long in our lives. And then we try to catch ourself, ‘Oh now I’m understanding. It’s not about being walking depressed everywhere, it’s about just being content, saying nothing. Someone yells at you at home you say, ‘Huh? Alhamdulillah, okay,’ quite.
Let Your Wife be the tough one, your aggression will ruin your Spirituality
If you’re a tough man, reverse yourself and don’t be tough. Let your wife to be tough on you, beat you, yell at you, scream at you and be patient like Haji Murtaza [shaykh laughs]. Right? But your culture teaches you to be a tough man, aggressive man, but it’s ruining your spirituality, destroying your spirituality. Because there’s only two of you in the house, who’s going to test who? The feminine is already soft. It’s the masculine that’s like a hard walnut. Because your home don’t have like thirty people, who’s going… who’s going to be testing?
The Testing will come in our Environment, Practice at Home!
The testing is going to come in our environment.Not only the testing at work. Definitely if you practiced at home, you should be an expert by time you go to work. Everyone aggravate you at work, ‘Okay, okay, okay.’ So that you are patient and calm. If we don’t take these testings, the only environment we have is at home. So then at home, “wa ufawwidu amreee ilal laah; innallaaha baseerum bil’ibaad” – ‘Ya Rabbi You see my condition.’
…وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ ﴿٤٤﴾
40:44 – “…wa ufawwidu amreee ilal laah; innallaaha baseerum bil’ibaad” (Surat Al-Ghafir)
“….I entrust My affair I commit to Allah: for Allah is Seeing/watches over (His) Servants.” (The Forgiver, 40:44)
And then the testing begins, the children begin, the family begins and we remind ourself that – this is a path of humility, let me just to be humble and let me just to be soft and my character to be soft. But if they’re going over the cliff then I’ll regain the control of this car. But it’s not about that, but it’s about the character.
As you remain quiet the fire is being internalized
That when somebody is going to interact with us, then we’re going to have a character that more lenient, more softer, more compassionate so that, that softness in that character can begin to come and the fire of retribution back out is internalized. You stay quiet, stay quiet, stay quiet so that that fire is not out but it’s in.
And that’s why these nasheeds (songs of praise) if you’re listening to the words these are the kalaam (words) of awliya (saints). “Mola delom tang omade shisheye qalb… sang oomadeh.” That ‘My chest is heavy and my chest is like glass.’ That, I’m cleaning myself, I’m a transparent person.
يامولا دلم تنگ اومده شيشهء دلم آي خدا زير سنگ اومده
Ya Mola delom tang oomadeh, shisheye delom ay khoda zire sang oomadeh
O’ my beloved Imam Ali, my heart is yearning for you, O my Lord, my fragile heart is under tremendous darkness and difficulties, please support me
Those who are Tough and looking for a Fight don’t come towards Tariqah
You shouldn’t be in the tariqah with a tough skin. Most of those types of people, they don’t even come to tariqah, they just… they’re looking for a wrestling match somewhere. They want to go to the park in Britain and fight everybody in the park and they think this is Islam and da’wah (religious propagation). Everybody’s watched their videos, you feel immensely embarrassed like, ‘What the heck are you doing? Who taught you to do like this?’ Islam is not a wrestling match. So means these are fighters – they like fighting, they looking for a fight and that’s the deen (religion) that they found is something to fight.
Lovers are in a state of continuous inner shattering for Allah (AJ)
But ‘ashiqeen they’re looking for Divine love. And Allah (AJ) send them to a school that their skin, their chest is like glass. They’re trying. And as a result, what happens with glass? Is that every time someone throws something, it’s like shattering. And they’re in a state of continuous shatter but they understood they can’t take it out on people because they’re in something for Allah (AJ).
Achieve your state of wave now or in the Grave
We said – you can enroll and you know you take 99 years to reach something and the shaykh will wait at your grave to grab you and then take you to where you wanted to go. Or they achieve it in the life they have. They understand, ‘Oh I understand what you’re talking about shaykh. That everyone and every interaction is Allah (AJ) putting a fire on me trying to melt me.’ This is again never abuse. Somebody being abused that is an exception, that’s not tolerated. You call the police.
Those who remain Silent feel a burning and heavy chest
But the rule is that the dialogue and arguing and all of the fighting and all the interaction we try our best to remain silent. We stay silent, silent. The burning you have because you didn’t answer back and you got it again, you got it again and you got it again then you understand these songs because if you’re not doing it, you don’t understand what they’re reciting, ‘What they talking about?’
But this is somebody whom has a lot of difficulties and because his path is to have good character, he’s not answering back. And as a result his chest is heavy or her chest is heavy with difficulty, with sadness and grief. And the only one who can save them is Allah (AJ) because only Allah (AJ) can give a light into the heart and into the chest which teaches them, ‘Don’t worry, everything going to be okay. As a means of your difficulty you are drawing nearer to Me.’
Don’t look at the shaykh’s end stage, look how they got there
And that’s why the people of good character we said – don’t look at them in their end stages of life having baklava and sitting and having tea. They say, ‘Oh look…’ Everybody would go to follow Shaykh Nazim (Q) they would sit and have baklava and tea and think that this is the way of being a shaykh. This Shaykh struggled, years in seclusion, immense amounts of difficulty.
So in their life of training, they were continuously under difficulty. In most times it was by their shaykh which now you can’t do at all. If you tell the student, ‘Have chocolate.’ He say, ‘Oh, why are you telling me have chocolate. What kind of oppressor are you? I’m never coming again.’ The shaykh would yell at you, argue with you, sit you down to crush you, see if you’re going to run.
You will be tested to either Make or Break
Remember there was a movie the… I think it was ‘gentlemen…’ what was the army movie we gave example? ‘A Few good men.’ Some army thing where the guy is going into being an officer. And the officer’s don’t want this guy, he’s just nobody, ‘You don’t come from a famous school. Why are you coming to be an officer in the army?’ And they kept breaking him and breaking him and putting difficulty on him until he cried and said, ‘I have nowhere to go. You kill me here, whatever you’re going to do I have nowhere to go. I am going to complete this.’ And that’s what they wanted to hear. That you know you’re going to play a little bit and go or you’re in it to receive it and to achieve it.
Follow the Shaykhs, they’re an example of never giving up
And that becomes our life and that becomes the example of the shaykhs. That’s why Allah (AJ) says, ‘Follow them,’ because they’re in it to the end till they take their last breath. They been in too much and in too much difficulty not to. So as a result they’re the examples, take the heat, they take the heat. As a result they stay quiet, they stay quiet.
Don’t answer back! Build that dialogue with Allah (AJ) in your difficulty
People come say, ‘Oh somebody talking about you, go answer them back.’ What are you talking about? We didn’t get here by doing that. Stay quiet, stay quiet, stay quiet. If it become too intense that becomes their ishq (love) with Allah (AJ). That they cry onto Allah (AJ), ‘Verily you see my condition Ya Rabbi. That this difficulty of mine if You can lift from it, I would be most grateful. Whatever You have good in store for me, I’m in need of it now.’
What Nabi Musa (as) asked Allah (AJ), ‘Ya Rabbi you have anything good in store for me, I’m in need of it now.’ So means there’s all that dialogue from ayatul kareem (the generous verse of Holy Qur’an), from Qur’an they’ll take with Allah (AJ). But to take our… from people is of no value.
Satan’s Phycology: Compensate for real Taqwa (consciousness) with rigour
Then when they understood that they see oh how solid they are and how they just don’t conform to anything, they’re too hard on people, they’re too hard on everyone around. And the mentality and psychology that shaitan (satan) is playing with them and they think if they overcompensate for their rigourness and their hardness people will think, ‘MashaAllah that guy has taqwa (consciousness). Right?
That’s why you see 99 percent of these imams (religious leaders) are like that. They were not trained, most likely abused in a madrasah (religious school), made to be tough and sent out. And then they think in their psychology of shaitan playing with the head is overcompensate your rigidness so that you give the appearance of having taqwa with Allah (AJ). So they act one way at work, as soon as they go to the masjid, ‘Everybody here like this.’ Say, ‘Oh wow this man has such taqwa, he must be a holy person’ [Shaykh laughs].
The External and Bad Character has nothing to do with Allah (AJ) and Taqwa
Anything external is not for Allah (AJ). Tariqah has nothing to do with that. The tariqah comes and teaches taqwa, taqwa is your muraqabah (spiritual connection). What’s taqwa? That you have anger character, anger characteristics and you think you’re equating that to taqwa and God consciousness. Where Allah (AJ) has nothing to do with your angry consciousness. Anger is kufr. So shaitan has played with you to think that your anger and is some sort of a God consciousness. And awliyaullah (saints) are coming and teaching, ‘No, no these characteristics have nothing to do with taqwa.’
Through Muraqabah the Taqwa and Energy Experience begin to Open
Taqwa and God consciousness is in your muraqabah, you connect your heart, you begin to feel that energy and they begin to open glimpses of energy but like a stick… a carrot with a stick. That, ‘You like that?’ [Person replies] ‘Yeah it was very good, immense power, wow what a beautiful khashf (spiritual state).’ ‘Then keep coming towards us.’ And then they say, ‘Shaykh I was seeing something it stopped, it stopped.’
They send glimpses to attract you like a ‘Carrot on the Stick’
Of course, this life is a stick with a carrot and Allah’s (AJ), ‘Come on, come on.’ Why He gave you the whole meal, would you do anything tomorrow? No, He give you a bite, ‘Take a bite.’ ‘That was delicious.’ ‘Keep coming’. It’s life. We’re not going to do anything. So they give these glimpse, they give these energies. You go to zikr (Divine remembrance) one night, boom, you’re feeling immensely beautiful energies. It’s not going to last. Allah (AJ) wants something from you, ‘Come, keep coming.’
At High levels you cannot cross the Line otherwise everything closes
And as a result of coming, they send you more. They send you more until one day they tell you, ‘You cross that line and you’ll never see them again.’ And you’ll be behind an iron curtain seven-feet in thickness.’ But somebody blind, what does he care if it’s another seven feet or fourteen feet.
Those who Witness have Taqwa and Fear, not the Blind
But one whom their heart are soft and opened, if even the curtain become too thick, they become depressed. They relied on that connection. They rely on that faiz (downpouring blessings) and the energy, the ishq and the love that they feel acceptance in that light and in that reality. And if for a moment Allah (AJ) to become angered with them and that Allah (AJ) begin to build the pardeh (veil) again, they become depressed, they can’t function – that’s taqwa.
Because they are… faith of witnessing, as a result they fear. They fear Allah (AJ) will close the door upon them. But one whom is already behind the door, he doesn’t even care what… how many times it’s been closed – that’s not taqwa. If you’re blind, you have no taqwa. You anger doesn’t give you taqwa, real taqwa. Why?
The Station of Taqwa in which all Creation teaches You is not easy to achieve
Because Allah (AJ) look at the station, “Ittaqollaha wa ’allimukumullah.”
…وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ ۖ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ اللَّـهُ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٢٨٢﴾
2:282 – “…Wat taqollaha, wa yu’allimukumullahu, wallahu bi kulli shayin ‘Aleem.” (Surat Al-Baqarah)
“…And Be conscious of/Fear Allah, And Allah teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of everything.” (The Cow, 2:282)
‘Have a consciousness of Allah (AJ) and Allah (AJ) will teach you.’ It’s not an easy station. You’re talking about the ma’rifah (Gnosticism) of Allah (AJ) in which Allah (AJ) will begin to facilitate knowledges into the heart where Allah (AJ) will teach you, the angels will teach you, Prophet ﷺ will teach you, everything from the heavens will teach your soul because your soul is in Allah’s (AJ) rida (satisfaction). These are the highest levels of the nafs (ego). Mardiyya (Gratified Self) – the soul has turned back to Allah (AJ) pleased and glorifying Allah (AJ). Then Allah (AJ) is teaching the soul so then this taqwa’s not something easy to achieve.
Don’t had Bad Character towards the Vulnerable, We are Defenders of the Weak!
So taqwa is through your tafakkur (contemplation) and your muraqabah. That you connected, you connected, you connected with this energy, with this light, you took yourself in which I don’t want to be solid, I don’t want to keep having bad character. I don’t want to be an angry person and especially at the most innocent and vulnerable of people. You want to be angry, find some big, big guy and go and be angry with him. He beat you down like a kabob. Not to be aggressive and tough with weak and innocent people. We are the defenders of faith and defending those whom are weak and sick and innocent.
You win some, you lose some. Keep persistent for the melting process to occur
So means that real taqwa, they meditate, they contemplate. They take a hisaab (account) every moment that – How did I act? How did I react? Of course I’m going to make mistakes. We’re not perfect. And every time we make a mistake we go back and ask on our… on our prayer carpet, ‘Ya Rabbi forgive me. That grant me to be soft, grant me to be compassionate, grant me to have a loving character.’ And only through that heat and that energy that comes to them in their life through their testing and that they remain within a state of silence and good character.
They fail one time, they win one time, they fail one time, they win one time. And as a result of that, they begin to be dressed by these lights. Their solid state is now melting and they feel themselves melting. They feel their energy is just going, ‘Oh I don’t want to go into it again,’ the person begin aggravating again and they stay quiet, they stay quiet. But because they’re trained in tafakkur and meditation and connecting their heart, they begin to feel the immense rida and satisfaction.
As you melt, your Soul is being freed
On one night, when we had people visiting from out of town Mawlana (Q) decided that was the night he was going to crush, and he was saying all sorts of things. Crushing like a fire, crushing like a fire but as he was speaking I felt and saw like a fire just melting, everything melting, everything melting. So means the… our lives is the intensity of this tariqah, its energies, its realities and you melt. But as a result of the melting your soul is being freed.
Those who can’t carry that Tajalli (manifestation) don’t stick around
And that’s why people can’t understand that system say, ‘Oh look, the shaykh doesn’t like that guy.’ No, he’s the one whom Allah (AJ) is raising, he is the only one who can carry that type of tajalli (manifestation). We said before – anyone else you say, ‘Oh your… chocolate… eat chocolate.’ Say, ‘Oh why you told me eat chocolate? I’m never coming here again.’ And you see that’s why there’s people missing all the time. They didn’t like something they heard. They didn’t like an understanding they had. So here’s like a revolving door, they come, they go, they come, they go.
On the internet must be thousands more – they come, they go, they come, they go. They like, they didn’t like. There are only a few good whom they stay, they endure the heat, they take the difficulty and yet they still didn’t reach the shaykh coming after them, exposing them, putting difficulty upon them so that they annihilate and begin to incinerate and vanish and their form begins to just vanish.
The Wording of Farsi was for Tariqah Understandings
‘Ya Rabbi...’ and that’s why in Farsi we have it’s called ‘Abe Ruh’. What you call ‘Humiliation’, they call ‘The water of my soul has left me.’ Means my difficulty became so much in front of people, there’s nothing left of my soul, that I have been sort of completely taken out. So this language was all for tariqah, was for this way of spirituality. They don’t have word ‘Humiliate’. They have a word in which ‘My soul has been destroyed’ that ‘You took all the water from my soul and my existence out.’
And means that person melted, completely melted. Their entire form is melted, all they have is Allah (AJ). All they can rely on is Allah (AJ). Then they understood the ishq and the muhabbat (love) of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ because Allah (AJ) begin to send then Rasulul kareem (The Most Generous Messenger). The immensity of the love and the ishq of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ that comes and brings back that soul into that reality and into that light. As a result their solid state went down, they entered into a liquid state.
The Elevators on the Ground Floor to accommodate for everyone
So then liquid state – they’re very tolerant, very peaceful, very calm. They try their best to accommodate so that people can learn and that’s why people come to tariqah and they come and they make all these comments, ‘This is great. These shaykhs are not tough. They’re not hard. They’re allowing everyone.’ Because Mawlana Shaykh (Q) would teach that, ‘Make the gates of paradise as wide as possible.’
You were supposed to Ascend and go up in Life
Then people say, ‘Oh so we can be liberal?’ No, no, no. You’re supposed to go up in life. You don’t take the elevator down in life. So the shaykhs are very soft for people, not because they’re like that, is that the elevator’s on the ground floor. So they live with them in their lives and we have to go up but the elevator has to be at a floor in which people can come, come, come, come.
‘Even you broke your vow a thousand times come, come and come again.’ But we’re staying here, we’re going up. Means each day then you try to make it harder upon yourself, follow more of the shari’ah (Divine law), more of the sunnah (traditions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ), more of the way. So when you hear these liberal talks, ‘Oh the shaykhs are tolerant.’ Yeah, they’re tolerant for people to come day one. But they’re expecting to be rising at a high level of consciousness, at a high level of understanding especially through all these difficulties.
Adherence to Allah’s (AJ) Law grants us Protection from Immense Difficulty
These acts of faith require tremendous amount of adherence to Allah’s (AJ) Islamic law. If you leave the Islamic law, you leave the shelter of Allah’s (AJ) shade in a day in which we live in which stones are coming upon people. There’s like fire going to be flying from the skies. So their duty is to bring people, ‘Come, come, come, don’t worry about… let’s not discuss it right now. Come in. Feel the ishq, feel the love, feel the desire to please Allah (AJ).’ When you feel that love, then you should be challenging yourself to be doing more, adhering more. Trying to challenge yourself that, ‘I want to submit more.’
Water/Liquid State can carry immense weight/people
And that’s why only the liquid shaykhs can do that. Because the solid one’s they ban everyone, ‘No one talking, nobody going to come.’ But for this audience has to be liquid – to be tolerant and then to lift them up, be tolerant. You know they can lift ships with water. Right? If you go to these canals this massive ship, they don’t lift it with a crane to the next level to go through a canal. What they do is they fill it with water, the ship rises, goes through the canal. They lower the water, the ship goes down. Means with a liquid state you can lift a lot more. You can collect a lot more. People are attracted to the softness but doesn’t mean it stays low but because of that reality of the softness, it can lift everything up. But it has an entryway that’s accessible for people to enter.
In the Ethereal State the Soul is what collets Knowledge
The just of the talk was an understanding in the particle state and these are the three states of matter. This particle if it’s solid gets nowhere. It has to enter a state of liquid, lucid. Once it’s liquid the heat that comes to it becomes ethereal and then these are the students that are experiencing through their soul these realities. And only through that ethereal and gaseous state, when they send their soul out, the soul is collecting knowledges and information.
Tafakkur (contemplation) – the Soul experiences and understands the Wisdom
So tafakkur and contemplation is not that you just look at something and say, ‘Oh I want to see how do you get the wisdom something. Oh look there’s a grasshopper in my backyard shaykh.’ And email, ‘What’s the logic of the grasshopper in my backyard?’ That wasn’t the tafakkur.
The tafakkur is that when you meditate, and meditate, and meditate, you operate through your soul. And when your soul moves through your backyard, it feels the energies of these creatures. And only through your energy going out and going into that energy, you pick up the wisdom of what that creature is. And all that Allah (AJ) has created from this world of light, you’re light goes into it, retrieves its information and its knowledges and comes back to your soul loaded with knowledges and information.
Making Excuses only stops the Process
We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us and bless us and that give us more and more understanding of how to lose a solid state, how to be patient and tolerant through everything and make no excuses that, ‘No this time I have to be angry.’ It just stops the formation of a liquid state in which everybody wants to be liquid. Everybody wants to have experiences, everyone wants to have the benefit of the tariqah teachings but in their solid state they can’t reach it. We pray that Allah (AJ) give us more and more understanding of the good character, be patient, be tolerant and that Allah (AJ) open these realities for the soul, inshaAllah.
Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi siri Surat al-Fatiha.
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Original Date of Suhbah: 20220218
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