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The Pearl of Wisdom
"Wisdom Study Version"
by His Holiness, M. R. Bawa Muhaiyadddeen
(may God be pleased with Him, and with Us)
- Wisdom Study Version -
"The Etiquette of Prayer"
- A Wisdom Review -
of "Chapter 10"
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- "A Wisdom Review" of "Chapter 10" -
Wisdom Points - Taken From This Discourse
01. Wisdom Point 01 - Worship as the most supreme form of a sacret act
His Holiness teaches us in Chapter 13, "The Four Ways of Worship" that,
"Worship is the most supreme form of a sacret act.
It is very, very, rare
for anyone to achieve this."
"Worship has somehow gotten divided into four categories.
been deviated from the one path."
"(In this way) each form of worship
has been divided into four stages."
Click HERE to go to Chapter 13 and read the entire text of this discourse by His Holinesss.
02. Wisdom Point 02 - The inner and outer aspects of prayer
His Holiness teaches us that Salat (the outer form of prayer in Islam) was established by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon Him) to estabish unity, but that "True Prayer" is an entirely different secton.
True prayer is the process of God moving forward what He has started within each of us, a very, very long time ago, way before we were born into this earth world or dunya, which is God revealing God to God within us, for the benefit of all of the Creation of God witin us, by God revealing True Man within the Creation of God (or this earth world or dunya) within us, as the "Oneness of God and His Creation", allowing True Man within us to reveal True Man within True Man, for the benefit of all of the Creation of True Man (or the hereafter or akhirah) within us, by revealing God God within the Creation of True Man, as the "Oneness of True Man and His Creation, of the apple seed reveals the apple tree and the apple tree reveals the apple fruit, only for apple fruit in maturity to again reveal the apple seed, and in this way, they are one, the apple seed, the apple tree, and the apple, as in truth We are One, "us", God, and True Man are One, One within the other as One, One revealing the Other within it, One hiding itself within the One being revealed only to be revealed again, in the next cycle,
In the next cycle of the appletree-apple/apple-appletree, and in our case, the next cycle of God-Man/Man-God, which Bawa teaches us is the "Sound of God", the sound of the One becoming the Three, and the Three becoming the One, three times, within each of the three worlds, in awwul, or the world of souls, in the dunya or earth world we are presently experiencing, if only as a dream on the "outside" of us, and in akhirah, or the next world on the hereafter.
Within the "Oneness" that is God within us becoming the Three of God within us, becoming the Triple Flame of God within us, within the dunya within us, only to again become the "Oneness of God" within us, but this time as the "Oneness of God and True Man" within us, which is God within us, within the dunya or the Creation of God within us, and True Man within God, within akhirah or the hereafter witin us, or this earth world within us, coming back together as One to reveal True Man within God.
As The Three of God within us, as - Ya Allah, Ya Rasul, Ya Muhaiyaddeen - within alif, lam, mim within us, with the form of the Nur Muhammad within us, as the soul of Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon Him), the form of the light of God's wisdom within us, becoming again the "Oneness of God and True Man" when the alif becomes the pillar of the sukun of the mim, as the soul of True Man, of the mu''min or True Believer within us, with the form of Allah Muhammad within us, the form of the light of truth within us,
And all of this is done on the inside of us, not on the outside, is done by getting God within us to do it, to do it again, but this time withn us, by getting God to melt the heart of the one who stands in prayer on the outside, in Salat, destroying all duality or separation between him and God, establishing within him the truth that only God can pray to God within us, and through this realization inviting God to stand on him as God's prayer mat and pray to God within us, and God will do this, if his iman and his intention is correct, if his faith, certitude, and determination are absolute, and if wisdom has dawned within him.
My dearest loving brothers and sisters, this is the correct goal of prayer, the "Oneness of God and True Man" within us, which in truth is God and True Man within us, not working for wages to get into heaven, in to some illusory heaven on the "outside" of us, which is what Salat can become without wisdom, without the help of God, without the life and teaching of the True Guru, the True Shaikh within us and of God within Him, the True Teacher of God for each age, and for this age, that is our Father, Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him).
My love you (anbu) - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).
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