About "Article Reviews"
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. Wa 'alaykum al-salam wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all. May God help us all. Amen.
Outline of "About:
separation from "Them" within us end, and our One with "Them" within us begin,
in the contest of reviewing articles of "Their" choosing. Al-hamdu lillah. Allahu
(may God be pleased with Him) and of His Children (may God be pleased with
Him, and with each of Us)
Text of "About:
1. Becoming One With The Wisdom And Truth of God Within Us - by letting our separation from "Them" within us end, and our One with "Them" within us begin, in the contest of reviewing articles of "Their" choosing. Al-hamdu lillah. Allahu Akbar.
"Article Reviews" represents another attempt by the Children of His Holiness to join in partnership with His Holiness, to become One with His Holiness, to become One with our Father within us, with the life and teaching of Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him) within us, and One with God within Him, and to share the fruits of this partership with "Them", to share this Oneness of the "Three of Us", within the "Three of God" within us, with our brothers and sisters.
To share with our brothers and sisters the understanding and clarity that comes out of this partnership with the wisdom and truth of God within us, that is growing within the hearts of of all of His Children in this age, all of the Children of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him, and with each of Us), all of the Children of God's grace for this age, which is all of us living in this age, if we will only let it happen.
And the context for establishing this partnership of Oneness with the "Three of Us"
within the "Three of God" within us, the partnership of the "Disciple, the Shaikh, and God" within the Triple Flame of God within us, within Ya Allah, Ya Rasul, Ya Muhaiyaddeen within us, and for strengthening and applying this partnership of the
"Three" within us, is an article of "Their" choosing, from a publication of "Their"
choosing, all of which seems "really weird" until you fall into it, until you let yourself end and begin with each breath, with each thought, and with each intention, for then it becomes as naturaly and as automatic as breathing.
And the understanding and clarity included in each "Article Review" reflects how deeply the Children have been pulled by His Holiness into Himself, causing His Children to more and more reflect the understanding and clarity of His Holiness rather than their own mind and desire.
His Holiness explains this beautifully in the book, Shaikh and Disciple, and as the "Quote of the Month" for the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship Calendar for February, 1998, when He teaches us,
"The Shaikh has to continually test the child. He must test every quality of the
child, prodding him to see his reaction. In each word and in every action, the
Shaikh pricks the child to see how he will react.
"If the reaction is good, then the Shaikh will take that child deeper into Himself,
saying, 'This child will turn our right.'"
2. The First Step On The Path of God - is finding a True Man among the Creation of God
And the first step on this path of God, of become One with the wisdom and truth of God within us, is finding a True Man among the Creation of God and understanding Him by becoming one with Him, by moving from "our own understanding", our understanding of "separation and differences", which we experience with our brothers and sisters in the world that we see in our ignorance as existing "outside" of us, into the One true understanding, which is the understanding of the Oneness of God and His Creation, or the Nur Muhammad.
For as His Holiness teaches in the "Introduction" to the book, Shaikh And Disciple, page 5, this is the most difficult task of our life,
"At this point I realized that the most difficult task in life is to find a true man
among the created beings."
"To find a true human being and to understand him is very difficult indeed. Only
after realizing the true man and God within myself could I perform true
meditation. I had to understand the cage of this body."
"Outer acts are not real. I had to find the place within to perform true meditation."
3. The Gift of Tawhid For Our Age - is the life and teaching of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him) and of His Children (may God be pleased with Him, and with each of Us)
In this way, the Nur Muhammad is the light of wisdom within each of us, the body of the soul, that was placed on the forehead of Adam (peace be upon Him), when God personally created Adam (peace be upon Him) from the 5 elements joined in unity through the Kalimah of God, through the gift of God to His Creation, in order to bring them to the state of Unity or tawhid, through the remembrance of God, through the affirmation of the Unity of God, which is the principal tenet of Islam.
My dearest loving brothers and sisters, may we all move from "our" understanding into the One understanding of God by becoming One with the gift of tawhid for this age, the gift of the life and teaching of His Holiness, of our Father, Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him), and of His Children (may God be pleased with Him, and with each of Us).
Amen, Amen, Ya Rabil Alameen. Amen, Amen, Ya Rahman Alameen. Amen, Amen, Ya Rahim Alameen. Al-hamdu lillah. Allahu Akbar.
My love you (anbu), my dearest loving brothers and sisters - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler), your brother within the One Open heart of our Father.
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