Fantasy Spirituality | talk by Mir Hadian

"Many of us have a fantasy perception of spirituality rather than a real awareness of it. Sometimes this happens because a person wants to escape from the demands of the worldly life, or they may be totally unsatisfied with the life that they have. There are many reasons for our misunderstanding spirituality. Nevertheless the search for true spirituality is hidden within everyone.

... When you are conceived in the womb you are separated from your origin - the Beloved - and when you try to ‘find yourself’ you’re really seeking that original relationship or Union with the Beloved. The child’s attachment to the mother is part of that seeking and comes from the desire for the existence and attachment that we had before birth."

"Self-realisation cannot be given to you - you have to work for it. Why? Because that is your own private experience with the Beloved."

"A lot of spiritual fantasy stems from learning from many religions and preaching to others how they should live, how they should love, how they should practice. This approach is dominating and suppressive and you can witness this in many religions. People are either born into religion or they join because they feel their heart needs that connection, but then they find they are limited rather than liberated. In this way, religion becomes institutionalised.

As a seeker, you should not look at religion as the cause of that. It is us causing the problem as humans. All religions have essentially the same message and it’s a message of love; you were created from that love and given experience so that you can be above any other creation. In relation to the cosmos we are nothing, yet we have been given that affection and love and importance within it. Rumi, the Sufi mystic, is right when he says we sell ourselves cheap! We are unaware of the importance of our own being. We are so distracted by worrying about other people, thinking that we are being very spiritual if we attend to others, yet the key point is that you first have to attend to yourself. Once you have done that and tried to be a better person, you have helped humanity as a whole." - Mir Hadian, master of the Mir Sufi Path

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from the talk "Fantasy Spirituality" by sufi teacher of Mir Sufi Path, Mir Mahmoud Hadian: on our fantasy perception of spirituality, rather than appreciating the dimension, depth and hard work demanded of any spiritual path. [>] Read the full text.

# References
. The Mir Sufi Centre
. Talks and Articles
. Sufi Chi Yoga

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