"Fanaa: Ego Death:
Fanaa is the Sufi term for extinction. It means to annihilate the self, while remaining physically alive. Persons having entered this state are said to no existence outside of, and be in complete unity with, Allah. Fanaa is equivalent to the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism and Hinduism or Moksha in Hinduism which also aim for the annihilation of the self.
The "annihilation of the self" (fanaa fi Allah) refers to disregarding everything in this world for one's love towards God. Whe a person enters the state of fanaa it is believed that one is at one with God.
In the death of the ego love is born, God is born, light is born. I the death of the ego you are transformed; all misery disappears as if it had never existed; Beyond this is the stage of intimacy (uns) at which the immanence of the Lord is perceived."
"Moksha in Hinduism and Jainism generally means the same as in Chrisitianity; which is slavation....in Buddhism, Nirvana. The deeper meaning of Moksha in Hinduism is the liberation of the Atman or soul from the cycle or birth and death forever."
" In the epistimological and psychological sense, moksha conotes freedom, self realization and self knowledge."
By: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"
I have randomly picked out a few views and perceptions with regard to the subjects that I have questioned such as ,what is Nirvana and so forth, just to share a little better understanding from others who have made such matters their object of studies. Ultimately this what i have been alluding towards eventually with my past few entries. That is the end of all practices, the final countdown, the final cut, the end of the journey; what is it that I have been trying to achieve throughout my adult life. In the end there is nothing to attain, nothing to achieve, not- a- thing to become. At he end there is only emptiness -void - God. (Call it by whatever name you will according to your preference.) I Am No more.
Nihilistic views of life holds no such values in life and as such those who have live life with no knowledge of who or what they truly are in the scheme of things often ends up with despair in the end. Life becomes meaningless and there is no light at the end of the tunnel after the long and dark journey of suffering. Most of humanity lives in this delusional state of existence and not even aware of it, just like sleep walking, stumbling along falling and picking themselves back up along the way till one day they drop and never rise again. It is a waste of time and space living out life no better than cattle herd destined for the butcher's block.
Thrill seekers we are most of us when we were young and we do whatever it takes to fill up the empty spaces in our lives in order to avoid being bored and lonely, to avoid not being recognized as the achiever, to avoid being accused as having live life in vain; yet in the end we find that all was for nothing. We grow old, loosing all that we have accumulated and watching all that we hold dear flowing down the drain before our eyes, seeing our reflections in the mirror as we loose one tooth after another and grow white hair where there used to be dark brown black hair and relinquishing all hope of ever being young again; all for nothing.
The mark of a great man is not in how long he had lived but in how well those years were lived. A life well live is worth the journey of a lifetime and what is left in its wake is worth emulating, worth reflecting upon, worth taking as a guidance in times of need, this was like the life of a Buddha, the life of the Prophet, the life of the Messiah, the life of the Great Rishis and Roshis, the life of the Sages and Sheiks of old; the life of the Perfect souls, Al insan Kamil. Their paths had paved the way for us, they have left signposts and bearings for all of us to find our own ways towards our own journey of liberation and salvation and all we need to do is ask the simple question and demand the truth...Who am I?
Before the final curtain, I demand to know the answer...who am I? What am I? Why am I? How can I? No matter how good or bad life has been to you let not go this demand like it is all that matters in your entire existence, like it is a burning ball of fire sitting in your guts burning a hole in you demanding to be answered. This is your 'Koan', Rich or poor great or insignificant you deserve to know the truth about your true nature and not settle for anything less than the truth. ..and the Truth shall set you free...Jesus said.
How dare you die in vain!!