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Sahaja Yogini with a SY Moslim husband
 

From:  "jagbir singh" <www.adishakti.org@gmail.com>
Date:  Wed Jun 9, 2004  7:38 pm
Subject:  Re: I read Islam Enlightened

 
—- In shriadishakti@yahoogroups.com, "Isha" <shanti442@y...> wrote:
>
> I read Islam Enlightened:
>
> And yet, as a Sahaja Yogini with a SY Moslim husband; we still find
> we have issues when it comes to how to meditate together. He feels
> under the rules of the Hadiths and the Quran that some of
> the "practices" in SY are Shirk.
>
> He already started reading the website for SY practicing Moslims
> (al-qiyamah)and he says he has more understanding and really liked
> the web site and will continue studying. But what are the rules of
> etiquette when it comes to wearing her pendant and prasad during
> pujas when she isn't physically present, calling out the different
> deities names, meditating with her picture and so on.
>
> I don't have a problem with it of course because I've been in SY
> since I was 4, but in any event, I don't know how to assure him he
> is not going against what was written by Allah by doing any of
> these things.... or are we? I'm not well read on the Quran or the Bible
> for that matter. I just don't know what to tell him. I was too
> young when SY was being established to really know from Her WHY
> we do these things. I simply say for vibrations and respect and that's
> usually good enough for anyone else. I'm trying to educate myself
> now more then ever because we have children that need to know
> these things too - not out of habit but for the REASON. Does anyone
> have any suggestions?

Dear Isha,

Only after reading the entire www.al-qiyamah.org will Muslims
understand the depth of centuries-old deception, falsehood and
conditioning the Ummah has been led regarding the Resurrection. So my question off the bat: When the ulema are so erroneous about Al-
Qiyamah, the heart and soul of Islam explicitly entrenched in
numerous surahs, what makes them think there are correct in even more difficult issues? Why talk about purifying Islam when the unsurpassed beauty of His Holy Qur'n regarding the Resurrection has been mutilated beyond recognition by the same people?

We have to understand that His Ruh (Adi Shakti) Shri Mataji was thus
sent to announce and explain the Last Judgment and Al-Qiyamah in
detail to all, and the technique to attain Self-realization. That is
why we humans are now able to comprehend for the first time in
history the relationship between the Islamic Resurrection, Christian
Last Judgment and Vedic Sanatana Dharma. It applies to all traditions
and none are accorded special status, regardless of what religion
they follow. Those who have surrendered and submitted to Allah's
(SWT) Will to commence the Resurrection are the true Muslims.

The opening lines of Surah 75 Al-Qiyamah declare:

LAA UQSIM BI-YAWM AL-QIYAMAH:
WA-LAA UQSIM BI-AN-NAFSAL- LAWWAAMAH
I do call to witness the Resurrection Day
And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit.

i do not see any shirk in meditating on His self-reproaching Spirit
(Shakti). That is what we SYs are learning to do, i.e. going directly
to the source Brahman by meditating on His Shakti. It must be
emphasized that the "Shakti that is described here is not independent
of Brahman but an aspect of Him."

"Brahman is the central theme of almost all the Upanishads. Brahman
is the indescribable, inexhaustible, omniscient, omnipresent,
original, first, eternal and absolute principle who is without a
beginning, without an end , who is hidden in all and who is the
cause, source, material and effect of all creation known, unknown and
yet to happen in the entire universe.

He is the incomprehensible, unapproachable radiant Being whom the
ordinary senses and ordinary intellect cannot fathom grasp or able to
describe even with partial success. He is the mysterious Being
totally out of the reach of all sensory activity, rationale effort
and mere intellectual, decorative and pompous endeavor.

The Upanishads describe Him as the One and indivisible, eternal
universal Self, who is present in all and in whom all are present.
Generally unknown and mysterious to the ordinary masses, Brahman of
the Upanishads remained mostly confined to the meditative minds of
the ancient seers who considered Him to be too sacred and esoteric to
be brought out and dissected amidst public glare.

Though impassioned and above the ordinary feelings of the mind, the
masters of the Upanishads some times could not suppress the glory,
the emotion, the passion and the poetry that accompanied the vast and utterly delightful, inner experience of His vast vision. In the
Mundaka Upanishad the mind explodes to reverberate with this verse, "Imperishable is the Lord of love, as from a blazing fire thousands of
sparks leap forth, so millions of beings arise from Him and return to
Him." Again in the Katha Upanishad we come across a very poetic and
emphatic expression, "In His robe are woven heaven and earth, mind
and body...He is the bridge from death to deathless life."

The Brahman of the Upanishads is not meant for the ordinary or the
ignorant souls, who are accustomed to seek spiritual solace through
ritualistic practices and rationalization of knowledge. Discipline,
determination, guidance from a self-realized soul, purity of mind,
mastery of the senses, self-control and desireless actions are some
of the pre-requisites needed to achieve even a semblance of success
on this path. Only the strong of the heart and pure of the mind can
think of dislodging layer after layer of illusion and ignorance that
surrounds him and see the golden light of Truth beckoning from beyond.

He is not like the other gods either. He is incomprehensible even to
almost all the gods. And He chooses not to be worshipped in the
temples and other places of worship but in one's heart and mind as
the indweller of the material body and master of the senses, the
charioteer. He is too remote and incomprehensible to be revered and
approached with personal supplications although He is the deepest and
the highest vision mankind could ever conceive of or attain.

The weak and the timid stand no chance to approach Him even remotely, except through some circuitous route. For the materialistic and the otherworldly who excel in the art of converting everything and
anything into a source of personal gain, He does not offer any
attraction, solace or security as a personal God.

That is why we do not see any temples or forms of ritualistic worship
existing for Brahman either at present or in the past."

So, Isha, if there are no temples or forms of ritualistic worship
existing for Brahman either at present or in the past, haven't we
reached the purest form of monotheism that Islam demands? When He is incomprehensible even to almost all the gods what do mere humans know about Him?

i do not consider saying mantas as shirk because they are words
uttered to aid spiritual ascend. According to Shri Mataji:

"What is a mantra? It is that power of the word that expresses
Spirit. A mantra is nothing but a thought which is vibrated. Any
thought that is vibrated is a mantra." (Vienna, 4. September 1983)

"Your mantras are to be seen. Mantras are to be such that they should
not be mechanical, just saying something mechanically. You should say
it from your heart. Again, if you do not say mantras through your
heart, the mantra is not siddha; means you may go on saying one
hundred times, it will have no effect. Siddha mantra is that, that
you say, that it has an effect, it works. If it does not work, then
your mantra has no meaning." (Diwali Puja, London, 6. November 1983)

We must always remember that all SY mantras begin and end with "Om
Twameva Sakshat ....... Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Nirmala Devi Namoh
Namah." There is absolutely no shirk in supplicating the Shakti for
help, no matter who the ........ are. Without mentioning Her the
mantra just don't work. It is simple as that! Then how can we regard
Her mantras as shirk?

Now regarding meditating on Her images when She is not physically
present. But even angels have come down to pay homage to Her:

http://www.al-qiyamah.org/angels_sent_forth_(al_mursalat).htm

According to Muslim theologians "Angels are invisible beings created
from light. On the authority of 'A'ishah: The Messenger of Allah
sallallahu alayhe wa sallam said, "Angels were created from light,
jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you [in the Qur'n]." (Related by Muslim)

They do not have desires of their own, nor do they eat or drink. They
are honored servants of Allah, and never disobey Him. They are
perpetually in His service, in prostration, in a standing posture, or
through various other forms of worship. "And those who are before Him are not scornful of worshipping Him, nor  do they tire or get
bored.

They glorify [Him] night and day; they do not halt." [21 (Al-Anbiya'), 19-20] "They are honored servants, who do not precede Him in speech, and they act according to His command. He knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them, and they do not intercede, except for those whom He approves. [21 (Al-Anbiya'), 26-27]"

So if angels themselves are paying homage to the image of His Ruh
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who are mere humans to regard this as
shirk? Moreover the Holy Qur'n tells us that during the Resurrection
humans will be able to see the face of their Lord:

Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty)
— Looking towards their Lord;
And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal,
In the thought that some backbreaking calamity, 
Was about to be inflicted on them;

surah 75:22-25 Al Qiyamah

http://www.al-qiyamah.org/surah_22-25.htm


Thus i do not find anything wrong with wearing a pendant. i am
sure "some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty)
— looking towards their Lord." i have a beautiful pendant of Shri
Mataji glued to the monitor of the computer i work. Every time i
look at Her i feel joyous and peaceful. So if the Holy Qur'n upholds
this image of His Ruh, including His angels sent forth, how can it be
shirk?

The Holy Qur'n is flawless in its message of the Resurrection.
Innovations have plagued all religions. It is no different now. If
there are minor issues like lemons, matkas, foot-soaking, shoe-
beating etc., feel free to regard them as shirk, and discard them
completely. Depend on the Source for all cures. The same self-
reproaching Spirit that informs you whenever there is transgression
will also heal you in mind and body. If you depend only on His Ruh
within for guidance and meditation the question of shirk can never
arise.


jai Shri Mataji,

jagbir

NOTE: Prophet Muhammad was meditating (doing Yoga) in a cave when he was approached by Angel Gabriel. How was he able to learn such secret rites when the rest of his tribe were still worshipping rocks and
trees? i think this is worth investigating.

To take part in Al-Qiyamah humans have to again learn how to
meditate. The question of shirk cannot arise as in meditation all
forms are obliterated. It is the highest form of Tawheed ever
revealed to humans. Rare are those humans who can attain this
perfection, the Turiya state that no words can describe. Allah (God
Almighty, Brahman) is the deepest and the highest vision mankind
could ever conceive of or attain in sustained, daily meditation.
Sahaja Yoga is second to none to attain Brahman during the Last
Judgment and Resurrection.


 


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