Thursday, October 15, 2015

THe Goal of all Meditational Practices.

Above the toil of life my soul is a bird of fire winging the Infinite.
Sri Chinmoy.

As one stand and watch the sun setting upon the distant horizon with the glorious display of colors blazing the skies, one is mesmerized and transported into the realm of infinity, of complete absorption, transfixed in space and time where not a single thought is present; this is the 'Complete State of Being -Consciousness'; this is who you truly are.
The moment thought enters the picture even as an expression of "Ahh!" or "Wow!": the real you is no more and the glorious sunset is just another sunset out of myriads of sunsets in your daily life. The desire to capture the moment of the sun setting in its infinite glory with a camera comes next and the wish that someone else was there to share it with you and so on further removes the the authentic or the real experience of who you from the actual moment when there was only a glorious sunset before you with all its infinite glory. When the observer and the observed is one without any barrier in any form or consciousness, the Pure Essence of Being manifest Itself, where space and time melts away and the five senses merge in complete unity to become Pure Consciousness, this is called; Satori or Dhyana, Samadhi, or Rapture, Tafakur.

Tafakur is like the bee who at first hovers around the flower and then finally buries himself completely in the heart of the flower, drinking blissfully the sweet nectar. If we continue this practice we will reach the state of continuous tafakur, whether we are alone or with others, whether we are “standing, sitting, or lying down.” We remain centered in the heart and become the arena of open consciousness. Maintain this awareness throughout your day, whatever else you may be doing. Know that Allah is making tafakur upon you and that your tafakur is really Allah’s.

Tafakur of the highest level is the state in which the dervish is completely and consciously absorbed in Truth. The gnostic eye of the dervish is open, gazing upon Divine Reality. At this level, Allah is the One who sees, as only Allah can see Allah. Regarding this state the Prophet has said, “One hour of contemplation is better than a lifetime of worship.” Once you come to this place, the Koran will sing to you, and you will see its teachings and wisdom with your own eyes. Everything in creation will speak to you of Allah. You will see Allah’s face wherever you turn.
 The renowned Rabia Adawiyya had also reached the level of a pure witness, which is the true meaning of shahid. It is reported that her companion, Mariam, once invited her out of her simple dwelling on a beautiful day to witness the splendor of Allah’s creation, and she replied, “Why do I need to look upon creation when I am witnessing the Creator directly?”
 - Technology of the Heart.
Noble teachings of Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufis. (good read)


1. the state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy
2. (often plural) an expression of ecstatic joy
3. the act of transporting a person from one sphere of existence to another, esp from earth to heaven
4. (tr) to entrance; enrapture

Examples of RAPTURE

  1. We listened with rapture as the orchestra played.
  2. He listened to the wind in the trees, his eyes closed in rapture.
Samādhi (SanskritसमाधिHindi pronunciation: [səˈmaːd̪ʱi]), also called samāpatti, in HinduismBuddhismJainismSikhism and yogic schools is the last stage or ultimate stage of meditation, when the person is out of physical consciousness. In samādhi the mind and soul are in equal balance. It is meditative absorption, attained by the practice of dhyāna.[1] In samādhi the mind becomes still. It is a state of being totally aware of the present moment; a one-pointedness of mind[web 1]. When someone dies in India, it is not uncommon to say, that person has gone to 'Samādhi'. The tombstone area is also referred to as a place of 'samādhi'.

Satori (悟り?) (ChinesepinyinKorean oVietnamesengộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, "comprehension; understanding".[web 1] It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru.[1]
In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō,[2] "seeing into one's true nature". Ken means "seeing," shō means "nature" or "essence."[2]
Satori and kenshō are commonly translated as enlightenment, a word that is also used to translate bodhiprajna and buddhahood.
To attain to these highest levels of consciousness in our daily lives is the most fundamental of all spiritual practices regardless of religions or Ways of life. It is imperative that we humans are endowed with the highest form of knowledge that can lead us to our very own salvation from the trials and rigors of life. And it is through these knowledge too that we can bring about changes to the very state of humanity itself and save our planet from destruction. 

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