Your being without you
Apercu Disucssion Join
Know that you are veiled by your own self, and you can never Wasl
(Reach) Hu (IT) while being you, however you can Wasl (Reach) Hu (IT)
by means of Hu (IT). When Hu (IT) rendered for you the vision of Wasl
(Reaching) for Hu (IT), called upon you to seek Hu (IT) therefore you
sought after Hu (IT). (No matter what vision of God and spirituality
you have, you were invited to Seek Hu (IT). Had this invitation not
been issued, Mankind would not have ever had any form of religion or
You used to have a vision for Seeking: A vision of seeking after and
striving for grasping something that you willed which (the target) was
not Hu (IT), within your seeking—You were veiled. Until the Iftiqār
(Deliberate Poverty) was resumed within your seeking since your
foundation and pillar are upon intense seeking: Fulfilling the
requirements of what you chose in your seeking, upholding the
prerequisites necessitated during the seeking, the care for the sudden
responsibilities you assumed under the auspices of the seeking, a
febrile fever for you.
The advent of the Iftiqār (Deliberate Poverty)—taking you from your
Fanā (Evanescence) to your Baqā (Everlastingness), delivering your Wasl
(Reaching) to the object of your desire i.e. Hu (IT), subsisting upon
Hus (ITs) Baqā (Everlastingness). And the latter is the Tauhid (Divine Oneness)
of the Muwahhid (Professor
of Divine Oneness) i.e. subsisting upon the Baqā (Everlastingness)
of Al-Wāhid (The One & Only Deity, Hu (IT)).
The utter destruction of Muwahhid (Professor
of Divine Oneness) occurs the day “you are ‘you’”, and when “you
are without ‘you’” is when you are subsisting upon ‘how’ you
accomplished Fanā (Evanesce).
There are three types of Fanā (Evanesce):
1. Evanescence from the attributes, dispositions and
innate nature of human being, relying upon your own actions by striving
and opposing your Nafs (Psyche)
imprisoning him within what he hates away from his desires.
2. Evanescence from the rising of the
(self-congratulatory) pleasures due to righteous deeds or worships and
whilst you exert effort not to allow anything be between you and Hu
(IT). (Feelings of self-worth and aspiration are indeed veils blocking
the Divine Light)
3. Evanescence from your vision of Haqiqa (Truth,
Absolute Reality) within your existence by the overwhelming witness
& presence of the Al-Haqq (Divine Truth, Absolute Reality, Hu
(IT)), for this moment you are Fān (Evanesced) & Bāq (Everlasting),
an evanescent existence beyond any doubt, an existence by subsisting
upon other than you… (This is the stage of Fanā (Evanesce) wherein
nothing of your doing or planning exists or matters whatsoever, indeed
Hus (ITs) eye staring at you is all that is important.)
The loftiest rank for a Sufi is when Hu (IT) glances upon him, when he
and all that comes along with his existence matter not. The more the
Divine Glance is upon him the more he fades away, like a beautiful
ice-sculpture placed under the direct sunlight in a desert.
A falling leaf is the transition of a tree in its verdant acme of
beauty and the moment when no one thought more beauty was possible the
Divine Glance detached the leaf away: in its fall the beauty of the
atmosphere and the Divine Design of the leaf rendered, in its landing
upon the ground and sweeping away by the winds the Divine Force of the
gravity rendered and when it withers and darkens returning into its
original dust form, the Divine Beauty of the biochemical processes of
the nature rendered.
Be Dervish a leaf under the observant glance of the Divine Eye but be
not a man veiled by your own Self. Lament the sorrows of this life but
not be veiled by the self-congratulatory jubilee of your worships.
Look upon this fallen leaf, which you desire to be? A mere leaf under
the watchful Divine Eye or a man looked down upon by other men?
© 2004-2002, Dara O.