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 on: Feb 11, 2019 05:44 pm 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
"In every place I feel Thy presence, Beloved;
In every word that falls on my ears I hear Thy message.
Everything that touches me, thrills me with the joy of Thy kiss;
Wherever I roam, I meet Thee;
Wherever I reach, I find Thee, my Lord;
Wherever I look, I see Thy glorious vision;
Whatever I touch, I touch Thy beloved hand.
Whomsoever I see, I see Thee in his soul;
Whoever aught gives to me, I take it from Thee.
To whomsoever I give, I humbly offer it to Thee, Lord;
Whoever comes to me, it is Thou who comest;
On whomsoever I call, I call on Thee. "
Amen.

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 on: Feb 11, 2019 05:32 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Do dreams tell the truth? Or can they also be illusions caused by desires. Can we use  dreams to guide us? Or like many things in life; They too can deceive us and lead us down dead end roads?
Steve,
I've been thinking more on your question this morning. Dreams are a doorway to the varying degrees of consciousness. I believe we can learn a lot from our dreams and I agree with your thoughts. From my meditation efforts and studies of yoga-science, from the wisdom imparted by the great teachers, I believe in the different layers of existence in which we try to move through like a raising of the veil in order to achieve a state of God-union. So, it isn't off to think that dreams may be included in one of these layers that serve as a sheath for the One. I am forever grateful for my dreams which have lead me to the astral realm and shown me Truth experienced on an intuitive level. The indifference comes from continuing the practice of meditation and the study of the wisdom imparted to us from the Prophets and Masters, understanding and reinforcing the ultimate goal of becoming self realized and thus a liberated Soul.
In short, Yes and yes. And quite profoundly, Pir-O-Mushrid talks to us with today's wisdom on an indifference that comes from having gone through interest... Without dreams I wouldn't of had these experiences- some reflective, some other worldly or celestial, some psychic... I gave a lot of importance to my dreams and now I simply find myself thankful for being shown a way.

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 on: Feb 11, 2019 10:57 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
HmmmThere’s a lot here to digest think it’s gonna take several readings

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 on: Feb 10, 2019 06:06 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
This is from Pir-O-Mushrid Inayat Khan on dreams and inspirations,

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DREAMS AND INSPIRATIONS

Dreams and inspirations are open proofs of the higher world. The past, present, and future are frequently seen in a dream, and may also be revealed through inspiration. The righteous person sees more clearly than the unrighteous. There are five kinds of dreams:
 

    1. Khayali – in which the actions and thoughts of the day are reproduced in sleep.
    2. Qalbi – in which the dream is opposite to the real happening.
    3. Naqshi – in which the real meaning is disguised by as symbolic representation which only the wise can understand.
    4. Ruhi – in which the real happening is literally shown.
    5. Ilhami – in which divine messages are given in letters or by an angelic voice.
     

Dreams give, sometimes clearly, sometimes in a veiled form, warnings of coming dangers and assurance of success. The ability to be conscious of dreams and their meaning varies with the degree of development attained.

Dreams have their effect sooner or later, according to the stars under which they take place. The dream seen at midnight is realized within one year, and the dream of the latter part of night within six months; the dream of the early morning is realized soon after. At the same time the manifestation of dreams is subject to qualification according to the good or bad actions of the dreamer.

Inspirations are more easily reflected upon spiritual persons than upon material ones. Inspiration is the inner light which reflects itself upon the heart of man; the purer the heart is from rust, like a clean mirror, the more clearly inspiration can be reflected in it. To receive inspirations clearly the heart should be prepared by proper training. A heart soiled with rust is never capable of receiving them. There are five kinds of inspiration:
 

    1. Ilhami Ilm – inspiration of an artist and scientist
    2. Ilhami Husn – inspiration of a musician and poet
    3. Ilhami Ishq – inspiration of a devotee
    4. Ilhami Ruh – inspiration of a mystic
    5. Ilhami Ghaib – inspiration of a prophet
     

Inspirations are reflected upon mankind in five ways:

    1. Kushad dar Khayal – in the wave of thought
    2. Kushad dar Hal – in emotions and feelings
    3. Kushad dar Jamal – in the sufferings of the heart
    4. Kushad dar Jalal – in the flow of wisdom
    5. Kushad dar Kamal – in the divine voice and vision

Some are born with an inspirational gift, and to some it appears after their development. The higher the development in spirituality, the greater the capacity for inspiration, yet the gift of inspiration is not constant; as the saying of Muhammad declares,

    Inspirations are enclosed as well as disclosed at times;
        they appear according to the will of Allah,
            the only Knower of the unknown.

https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_1.htm

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 on: Feb 10, 2019 05:41 am 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
LOVE

The greatest principle of Sufism is: 'Ishq Allah Mabud Allah'. (God is love, lover, and beloved). [literally: God is Love, God is Beloved]

When Ahad, the only Being, became conscious of his Wahdat, only existence, through His own consciousness, then His predisposition of love made Him project Himself to establish His dual aspect, that He might be able to love someone. This made God the lover, and manifestation the beloved; the next inversion makes manifestation the lover, and God the beloved. This force of love has been working through several evolutions and involutions, which end in man who is the ultimate aim of God. The dual aspect of God is significant in Zat and Sifat, in spirit and matter, and in the mineral, vegetable, animal, and human kingdoms, wherein the two sexes, male and female, are clearly represented. The dual aspect of God is symbolized by each form of this wonderful world. This whole universe, internally and externally, is governed by the force of love, which is sometimes the cause and sometimes the effect. The producer and the product are one, and that One is nothing but love.

    A church, a temple or a Kaba stone,
    Quran or Bible or a martyr's bone,
    All these and more my heart can tolerate,
    Since my religion now is Love alone.

Abul Ala al-Maari

Sufis take the course of love and devotion to accomplish their highest aim, because it is love which has brought man from the world of unity to the world of variety, and the same force can take him back again to the world of unity from that of variety.

    Love is the reduction of the universe to the single being,
    and the expansion of a single being, even to God

Balzac

Love is that state of mind in which the consciousness of the lover is merged in that of the object of his love; it produces in the lover all the attributes of humanity, such as resignation, renunciation, humility, kindness, contentment, patience, virtue, calmness, gentleness, charity, faithfulness, bravery, by which the devotee becomes harmonized with the Absolute. As one of God's beloved, a path is opened for his heavenly journey: at the end he arrives at oneness with God, and his whole individuality is dissolved in the ocean of eternal bliss where even the conception of God and man disappears.

    Although love is a sweet madness,
    Yet all infirmities it heals.
    Saints and sages have passed through it,
    Love both to God and man appeals.

taken from,
https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_1.htm

 16 
 on: Feb 10, 2019 05:21 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Have you since intuited your answer?

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 on: Feb 10, 2019 05:18 am 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
 Love brought man from the world of unity to that of variety, and the same force can take him back again to the world of unity from the world of variety.

     Bowl of Saki, February 9, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

 18 
 on: Feb 09, 2019 05:23 am 
Started by yoshi - Last post by tides2dust
Patanjali begins his Yoga Sutras with the definition of yoga as "the neutralization of the alternating waves in consciousness" (chitta vritti nirodha—I:2). -- Read more: http://yogananda.com.au/patanjali/yoga_sutras01.html

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 on: Feb 08, 2019 05:05 am 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
"Praise be to Thee, Most Supreme God,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, All-pervading, the Only Being. Take us in Thy Parental Arms,
Raise us from the denseness of the earth. Thy Beauty do we worship,
To Thee do we give willing surrender, Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
The Idealized Lord of the whole humanity.
Thee only do we worship; and towards Thee alone we aspire.
Open our hearts towards Thy Beauty, Illuminate our souls with Divine Light,
O Thou, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty!
All-powerful Creator, Sustainer, Judge and Forgiver of our shortcomings,
Lord God of the East and of the West, of the worlds above and below,
And of the seen and unseen beings,
Pour upon us Thy Love and Thy Light, Give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls.
Use us for the purpose that Thy Wisdom chooseth,
And guide us on the path of Thine Own Goodness.
Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life,
Until in us be reflected Thy Grace, Thy Glory, Thy Wisdom, Thy Joy and Thy Peace.
Amen. "

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 09:14 pm 
Started by kashiraja - Last post by tides2dust
As hinted in AoY and GTWA, it is not necessary or recommended to read the entirety of this text as quickly as possible nor for intellectual debate but to apply faith and practice with the reading. My new practice is to read 2-3 pages in the morning, meditate and then reread those same pages to carry the wisdom with me through out the day. So far I have found every page to offer something I can learn from or relate to.

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