Black Spirituality Religion : The Origin of the Soul

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  1. Pharaoh Jahil

    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Salaam, Sisters & Brothers

    "BEFORE Manifestation, what existed? Zat, the Truly Existing, the Only Being. In what form? In no form. As what? As nothing. The only definition that word can give is as the Absolute. In the Sufi terms this existence is termed AHADIAT.

    "A consciousness arose out of the Absolute, the consciousness of Existence. There was nothing of which the Absolute could be conscious, except Existence. This stage is called WAHDAT. Out of this consciousness of existence, a sense developed: a sense 'that I exist'. It was a development of the consciousness of existence. It was this development which formed the first Ego, the Logos, which is termed WAHDANIAT by the Sufis.

    "With the feeling of I-ness the innate power of the Absolute, so to speak, pulled itself together; in other words concentrated on one point; thus the all-pervading radiance formed its center, the Center which is the divine Spirit or the NUR, in Sufi terms called ARWAH. This central light then divided existence into two forms, light and darkness. In point of fact, there is no such thing as darkness; there has never been darkness; it is only less light compared with more light. This light and darkness formed an Akasha or Asman, an accommodation, a mould; and the phenomenon of light and shadow working through this mould furthered the manifestation into a great many accommodations, Asmans or Akashas, one within the other. Every step manifestation has taken has resulted in a variety of forms made by the different substances which are produced during the process of spirit turning into matter. The working of this process has been according to the law of vibration, which is the secret of motion; and it is the plane of the definite forms of nature which is called ASMAN in Sufi terminology. Out of these forms the vegetable kingdom came gradually from the mineral and from the animal came the human race. This provided for the divine Spirit the AJSAM, the bodies which it has needed from the time it centered itself in one point, and from there spread its rays as various souls.

    "Thus six definite steps towards manifestation are recognized by Sufis. The first three are called TANZI, and the next three TASHBI; the first three imperceptible, and the next three distinguishable.

    "There is also the phenomenon of four elements. Besides one which is the source and goal of all elements; NUR, the ether; this makes them five. BAAD the air, AETSH the fire, AAB the water, KHAAK the earth. These elements have worked in consonance with one another in order to bring about the results desired by the divine wisdom working behind them. In every Akasha or Asman they have been present either more or less; one without the other did not exist; the four together brought the fifth. In this way the whole manifestation has taken place through a gradual process of development.

    "Manifestation finished half its task in the creation of man, in whom is born the wisdom of controlling and using all that is on the earth to its best advantage. And in man the purpose of manifestation is fully accomplished, especially in the man who has on his return journey become more and more conscious of the purpose, by widening his outlook and by living a fuller life, the man who has reached that stage of realization which is called divinity, in which is the fulfillment of the purpose of this whole manifestation."

    --Hazrat Inayat Khan
     
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    peace god,

    I agree with " there is no such thing as darkness; there has never been darkness; it is only less light compared with more light", as I have stated this several times in thread & also in some of my poetry.

    However, I wish to ask a ? about what u state as man evolving from an animal state......maybe a couple of ?'s..

    1) which man????

    2) what is the root word of the sufi terms you have used????

    3) If 6 definite steps are recognized by the Sufi's ......where did the Sufi's get this from????

    4) If as above so below, how can one obtain divinity if the first law of the Universe is Motion?? wouldn't this mean that we are to forever be evolving towards this manifestation as opposed to actually obtaining it?? especially as if u state that man evolved from the animal???

    - just asking for clarification here!!!!!!!

    peace god!
     
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    " there is no such thing as darkness; there has never been darkness; it is only less light compared with more light",

    Would it be safe then to say that less light could be called...darkness?
     
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    Pharoah...do you understand what's being said in the text you pasted above?
     
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    Peace to you...

    Just to clarify...those are not my words. The Author's name is at the bottom of the post.

    I just posted it because of the parallels contained in it, relative to the Teachings of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.


    Peace...
     
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    peace to the god..............
     
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