Monday, March 29, 2010

comment from a knowing heart

Thank you so much for sharing with your readers about dreams and I read the latest post this morning. Then I read some of the comments and although I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion I just can’t help myself and have to write to you about this.

I personally find it very ironical that some of the readers are having these discussions about what is meditation and what is contemplation, and the difference between them. And then one is quoting one source and another is knit-picking and “making clarifications” on the first definition. And to me it sometimes seems that these are just wars on words, constant defining and - re-defining, words for the words sake sometimes. The irony is that this post is about sub-conscious and the sub-consciousness as in dreams, and surely when then sub-consciousness is at work we neither meditate nor contemplate! Our ego is asleep although temporarily and we are letting things appear that we. As the manifestation of the collective sub-consciousness, can and have been suppressing, including our ego. Which is why mystics have always been interested in dreams and the interpretation of dreams. It is a bit like the suspended heart beat and the slow breathing of the crocodiles when they are hibernating, and when their body temperature drops: suspended halfway.

So to be perfectly honest I don’t understand why some of these comments are there, are some people writing just to show off, and to satisfy some sort of pride, or to tell the rest of the world that they have read this latest post, I don’t really know.

Is the bird meditating or contemplating when it is singing, and is making a beautiful sound? Or is the grass meditating or contemplating or is the beautiful flower or is the river when it is running down the valley? Isnt it exactly because of these too many words and too many attempts to define something that defies any definitions that we have got ourselves in such a mess with different theories and definitions of the Spirit? I wonder…

Anyway, this is what I thought when I read the post and was quite inspired to write a little comment, for the heart knows best if one is a Sufi in the real sense of this word.

- Comment from A. S. E. on the post: initiation isn't about suffering, but stepping up

The one who show, does not know.
The one who know, does not show.
- Traditional

Every pretender shall be tested.
- Traditional

Allah does not love the public utterance of hurtful speech,
unless (it be) by one to whom injustice has been done;
and Allah is He who alone Hears and Knows all things.
- Surah an-Nisa: 148

Verily, Allah loves not any arrogant boaster.
- Surah Luqman: 18

"O God, forgive me my sins of which you are more aware than me. And if I commit these sins again, even then forgive me. Whatever promises I had made with myself to follow Your commands have not been fulfilled -I seek your forbearance.

If I have sought Your proximity with my tongue, but my heart did not keep pace with my tongue, overlook my lapse. O God, forgive me for my futile talk, vain desires and lapses of the tongue"

- Prayer of Hazrat Ali, gnostic companion of the Last Prophet, may God's grace surround them both Pin It Now!