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.
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)