“There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah.” [Bukhari Shareef]
“THRESHOLD BETWEEN TWO WORLDS”
According to the great formulator of Sufi psychology,
Hazrat Imam Al-Ghazali”Q.S.A” :
“There is nothing closer to you than yourself.
If you don’t know your self, how will you know others?
You might say, “I know myself,” but you are mistaken…. The only thing you know about your self is your physical appearance. The only thing you know about your inside (batin, your unconscious) is that when you are hungry you eat, when you are angry, you fight, and when you are consumed by passion, you make love.
In this regard you are equal to any animal.
You have to seek the reality within yourself….
What are you?
Where have you come from and where are you going. What is your role in the world?
Why have you been created?
Where does your happiness life?
If you would like to know yourself, you should know that you are created by two things.
One is your body and your outer appearance (zahir) which you can see with your eyes.
The other is your inner forces (batin).
This is the part you cannot see, but you can know with your insight.
The reality of your existence is in your inwardness (batin, unconscious).
Everything is a servant of your inward heart.”
The outer world of physical existence is perceived through the physical senses, through a nervous system that has been refined and purified by nature over millions of years. We can only stand in awe of this body’s perceptive ability.
On the other hand, the mystery of the inner world is perceived through other even subtler senses. It is these “senses” that allow us to experience qualities like yearning, hope, intimacy, or to perceive significance, beauty, and our participation in the unity.
When our awareness is turned away from the world of the senses, and away from the field of conventional human thoughts and emotions,
we may find that we can sense an inner world of spiritual qualities, independent of the outer world.
Our modern languages lack precision when it comes to describing or naming that which can grasp the qualities and essence of this inner world.
Perhaps the best word we have for that which can grasp the unseen world of qualities is “heart.”
And what we understand by the word
“heart” is an intelligence other than intellect, a knowing that operates at a subconscious level.
The sacred traditions have sometimes delineated this subconscious knowing into various modes of knowing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
With Love & Respects !