The Crossroad of the Divine. 3/7/20.

The Crossroad of the Divine

Contents

 

  1. Introduction
  2. The Upanishad Al-Saeiqaat Min Al Rahma– the Upanishad of the 100 Beautiful Names of Allah
  3. The Ashtita Sutra- the Origins of Life, Experience, Creation, and Consciousness
  4. The Song of the Supreme General: the Exploration of Citizenship and Governance
  5. The Yezidi Book of Revelation- Kitab al Jilwa
  6. The Gallery- Vajra Swan’s Guide to Fury for a Peaceful Earth
  7. The New Beatitudes. The Pax Terra Sutra and the Gospel of Saint Michael The Archangel Michael
  8. Conclusions

 Introduction

What is a Veda?

Veda is Sanskrit for “A Dissertation in the Science of Clear Perception”. There are four recognized Vedas, written by the early Indus Valley Civilization. The first dates from as early as the 18th century BC, the last around 1200 BC. The Fifth, mentioned in the Chandogya Upanishad, which was primarily concerned with entomology, is lost.

This is the Sixth.

The prior four are the Rig, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva Vedas. They are collections of recipes, monographs, ritual processes, and myths. They are best known for their collections of spiritual research called the Upanishads.

What is an Upanishad?

 

Upanishad means to “bind the truth to the mind”. As textbooks, they are called  “Penetrators of the Mysteries of Life”. While much of the Vedic content is either lost or impossible to translate, the Upanishads, which number 108, were carefully preserved so their wisdom could be used by spiritual seekers for all time.

 

The Upanishads are the earliest known written religious documents, remarkable in their grasp of science, physics, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. They dare humanity to live and behave well at the same time.

 

The Upanishads explain how all of this can happen in subtle if elusive language. Their teachings are wasted on the pedestrian student who just wants to say his prayers, dog ear the Bible and be on his way.

 

Study of the Upanishads is meant to accompany the Direct Experience of unity that exists between the embodied soul, its Maker, and the fellowship of all living things. Without this fundamental element, the beauteous destiny of humanity will be out of reach. Not just for the disenchanted and disenfranchised as we are learning, but for all of us.

 

We engage the Masters, Prophets, and Messengers through the Upanishads to make the opposite, a Direct Connection to the Holy Spirit through all the Media He uses for His Transmittal. Through These, His Hosts, Direct Experience is possible. I add that it is inevitable, unavoidable.

 

Instruction in the technique of Direct Experience through Upanishad begins with transmission of their Graces by a Guru, One Who Has Gone Before and touched the Hem of the Great Soul. The hallmarks of such a being are, for the most part, evident in their pedigrees, though the Journey into Mystery begins with one’s intuition about the Teacher.

 

Mine, Swami Chinmayananda told me shame and guilt were not God’s Will for me, and asked me to read Chapter 16:24 of the Bhagavad Gita:

 

One should understand what is duty and what is not duty by the regulations of the scriptures. Knowing such rules and regulations, one should act so that he may gradually be elevated.

 

The ascent Chinmayananda expected of His students was one He had of the entire planet. He knew our collective salvations depended on an unshakeable conviction regarding its future. This He said began with daily study of the Sastras, the world’s spiritual canon under the guidance of a loving teacher.

 

Not just one Book or a few verses, all of them.

 

What is a Sastra?

 

The word Sastra means “vault”, “weapon” or “arsenal”. I refer to the Sastras interchangeably as a Spiritual Weapons Cabinet and as the World’s Spiritual Library.

 

We study the Sastras in order to gain access to the wisdom of the world’s spiritual problem solvers. None of us is so proficient in the management of our affairs or those of humanity that we can afford to leave one word of advice by the wayside.

 

Still, one can’t casually read the Bible, the Book of Mormon, or the Qu’ran without proper preparation and expect to change the world. The world’s greatest source of manmade suffering stems from the mishandling of religious books. In the hands of the uninitiated, the reckless, superstitious, and the crafty, religious verses have been the root cause of the deaths of nearly a billion souls, the dismemberment and morbidity of many times this figure.

 

Human beings abhor being the victims or the cause of senseless death and destruction but we willingly give into it when a Book is involved. It is this careless, monotonous and utterly heartless approach to the Sastras that has invoked the Evil Spirit from their pages and given him free reign over the destiny of this planet. Their purposes are instead the opposite, to reveal how we can be Hosts to a Bright Spirit, one whose Goodness and Grace are manifold and the delight of all that lives.

 

Your choice of Teacher determines whether you will use the Sastras to become an instrument of Wrath and undertake the work of the Unholy Spirit, or one of Beatitude and become a Messenger of God. It is the Teacher’s Voice that will narrate the meaning of the Scriptures to you long after you and He or She part company. If your Spiritual Narrator was a demoniac, a hater and corrupter of man, you are damned and all of humanity is with you if you don’t figure it out.

 

If yours, like mine, merged himself with the Supreme Soul in order to give hope to a despairing world, you have will have a chance to experience a remarkable transformation and human history alongside you.

 

Like all other arts and sciences, the study of the Sastras requires critical thinking skills, a proficient teacher and a methodological approach. Chinmayananda likened it to a scientific experiment that consisted of a hypothesis, gathering of evidence, and a conclusion that without a doubt proved the theory of the text or failed it.

This need for clear proof always leads to the Direct Experience of the Grace of God and far from  the Wrath of the Evil Spirit or the follies of mankind.

 

The Sastras are not “Comparative Religion”.

Comparative religion exists to explain to sheltered persons their narrow point of view is not the only one. Study of the Sastras is not comparative but additive. As Chinmayananda said, “In order to understand the Mysteries of the Spirit, one must have firsthand experience of Him ourselves.”

 

For this, we need intimacy with scriptures written by others who have accomplished this before us. We need to know the circumstances that compelled their Authors to transcribe them, the problems they asked God to help them solve, the rules they wanted to break, the new ones they needed to establish, and feel their utter hatred of the liars, hypocrites, and idiots they were sent to throw down.

 

In addition to serving as an ancestral record of human accomplishment in the Spiritual Sciences, by studying their various perspectives and attempting to align with their Single Pointed Objective, we save time, because there isn’t much left gain an opportunity to prevent the repeated tragic and avoidable instances of suffering that confound humanity, and we renew our inborn desire to nurture the health and wealth of the planet earth.

 

 

They were not written nor designed to make what is random more predictable, to extend life beyond its limits, nor erase our mistakes. They help us make peace with we’ve left behind through Right Contact with the circumstances of the present.

 

The Qu’ran says:

 

“There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer, he is concerned over you and the counsel that you provide to people regarding what is kind and merciful.” (Quran: 9:128)

The Sastras do more than state a list of beliefs or commandments about such things. They instruct in their importance to the health and wealth of Civil Society and the establishment of their sentiments through Rule of Law.

 

We know that a broad, sweeping, and generous portfolio of Civil Rights are good for societies and their individual stakeholders and that this is reminiscent of the Prime Commandments of the Scriptures. We also have made them inalienable from daily life via legislation and its enforcement.

 

The Law is itself, the Sastras are its Spirit.

 

In addition to the ethic behind the law and providing the foundation for long-term existence and prosperity of humanity on the earth, the Sastras continually polish and tune the individual soul so that it can be successful at what this requires of it. Milestones of this process include:

 

*The creation of free and free thinking societies and communities.

 

*Development of a technique and practice for shedding bias, shame, self-hate, self-loathing, and the narrow negative thinking and tyranny of others and attain worthiness of the Grace of God.

 

*Reinforcement of the importance of selfless service to society, and the duty of society to serve citizens.

*The creation of personality that greets all of life’s situations with  equanimity and great beauty.

*An open-ended curiosity about the nature of existence and its mysteries.

 

Texts without these subject matter, that obscure or discourage their practices are not included in the Sastras. ex. Texts that:

*promote misogyny or homophobia.

*suggest a wrathful being presides over creation; that it sides with one aspect of society and not another and gives “believers” political, social, or economic advantages over others.

 

*texts that ritualize harm to other living things as a mean to connection with the divine.

 

*any text that violates the civic, municipal, federal law or international laws.

 

*scriptures that suggest genocide, mutilation, ostracization, any type of corporal punishment.

 

When in doubt whether a scripture is also a Sastra, we test it against the Stainless Principal, also called the Prime Commandment: “Thou shalt strive for the well-being and success of all living things with great resolve. He who performs in life according to the tenets of the Prime Commandment incurs no sin.”

 

The Law of Absolution: Sin is not absolute, Absolution is.

 

Absolution is the release of the emotional burden of sin, and is achieved through inquiry into the coincidence of the direct experiences of life’s various conditions and the Grace of God.

 

From Vivekachoodamani, “The Crown Jewel of Discernment” by Adi Shankara.

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“Through the increasing frequency of mistakes, ego centric work increases, and when work driven by mistaken assumptions increases so do the mistakes. Thus, the mistakes and their efforts never cease.”

Prior to engaging in Upanishad on the Sastras, a commitment to transcending the mistaken opinions, ideas, all notions of the past must be made. Suspicion, superstition, Fear of God, comfort with ritual, all of these veil Reality, and impede human accomplishment and magnify delusion.

When one pretends what is real is not, and what is false is real, we cheat ourselves and others of life’s most significant experience: The Grace of God.

God’s Grace, which is embodied in all persons and Civil Societies, never steers us wrong, shames, harms, misleads or misdirects us. This is why the Old Law Books in the Bible and Torah will never be considered Upanishads. They reveal none of the cues that reveal the Presence of a Gracious God.

The Gospels, Qu’ran and Book of Mormon, however are Upanishads.

I quote the first and last statements of the Book of Mormon, which state the intentions of the Prophet Joseph Smith to reveal the Truth of the Grace of God:

1 Nephi 1:1: 

I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.

 

The last verse is Moroni 10:34:

And now I bid unto all, farewell. I soon go to rest in the paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both quick and dead. Amen. 

Having discovered the Mysteries of God, the Soul finds Union with Him.

The Prophet Muhammad employed Allah for guidance in how to attain His Grace in a manner not altogether different from the Prophet Nephi:

Surah Al Fatihah (the Opening):

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds –

The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.

It is You we worship and You we ask for help.

Guide us to the straight path –

The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

Like Nephi, Muhammad was gravely concerned about a wicked, aimless, and violent culture.

Unlike Nephi, however, Muhammad did not believe humanity had the appetite for peace, beauty and Grace that it needed to be successful.

The Qu’ran ends on a pessimistic if not dour note:

Surah An Nas (Humankind):

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,

The Sovereign of mankind.

The God of mankind,

From the evil of the retreating whisperer –

Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind –

From among the jinn and mankind.”

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived, Muhammad, Allah’s Prophet saw humanity selling its soul to the devil without a second thought.

Still we retained his Book, and so many study it and the Book of Mormon and the other Sastras every day.

Are they working? Nope. Or the Sastras correct and we are wrong?

Humanity has less than ten years left to figure out which it is, to ask itself what the fuck happened and why we are causing the demise of the only life-bearing planet in the cosmos and whether or not it’s worthwhile to try to do anything about it.

Can the Sastras help us or have they been ineffective at guiding us?

Can we study them yet again and figure out what to do to make them functional and positive parts of our lives?

If we employ the technique of Upanishad, the answer is almost certainly yes.

 

The Ten Hypotheses of the Vajra Veda. 

  1. The Principle of Total Salvation or Sarvamukti. “We must strive for the end of suffering and grow the causes of happiness for all living things with fearlessness and great resolve. This Dedication of Merit fulfills the Gospels, the Sutras, the Sastras etc. and engenders the trust we must have in one another in order to live well with one another long-term.”
  2. There is One God who has created the universe. He is available to all of us as a Holy Spirit.
  3. God’s Grace is Preeminent. It is the Root Cause of all human happiness, progress, and prosperity.
  4. All life forms are born Fit Vessels of the Spirit and its Graces.
  5.  A legislated God is a false one. Rule of Law is used by man to create civilized life, which refrains from infringing upon God’s Word as the basis for its existence.
  6. The universe is ever new and functions on its own agenda. Embodied souls are the same.
  7. Even still, it is the Goal of Students of the Sastras to Realize Satchitananda, the Direct Experience of One Reality.
  8. Jivamukti, the freedom from delusion proceeds from This. True Happiness is said to be derived from freedom from the illusion of happiness or delusions about its causes.
  9. There will be Peace on Earth when each of us values the happiness of our neighbor as much as we value our own. (this is called personal salvation or Jivamukti).
  10. The Indifference towards the Spirit is the cause of all suffering. When humanity resorts Sound Reasoning, the Counsel of the Spirit instead there is the promise of great progress instead of great remorse.

 

The Law of Absolution: Sin is not absolute, Absolution is.

 

Absolution is the release of the emotional burden of sin, and is achieved through inquiry into the nature of oneself and the Grace of God.

 

From Vivekachoodamani, “The Crown Jewel of Discernment” by Adi Shankara.

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“Through the increasing frequency of mistakes, ego centric work increases, and when work driven by mistaken assumptions increases so do the mistakes. Thus, the mistakes and their efforts never cease.”

 

Here Begins the Vajra Veda, the Diamond Dissertation via the Upanishad al Sa’aeiqat min Ar-Rahma, the Exploration of the Lightning Bolt of Nur, or the Eloquent Discussion of the 100 Names of Allah.

 

 

  1. Upanishad Al-Sa’aeiqat min Ar-Rahma

The Thunderbolt of Mercy

An eloquent discussion of the 100 names of Allah.

 

Invocation:

 

Ayatul Kursi

God – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

 

What is the Holy Qu’ran, and why do we study the Asmaul Husna?

Qu’ran means “A Recitation.” Muhammad, deeply concerned about the state of affairs in the Arab Peninsula took refuge in a cave and asked Allah for Clear and Precise guidance on how to resolve centuries of vendetta, sectarian violence, class warfare, and an entrenched system of government that left quite a lot to be desired.

Christianity had established itself outside of Rome and trouble followed it everywhere it went. relations between Arabs and Jews were seldom friendly or lasting.

In the Qu’ran  Allah explained the behind their causes and the many ways human beings infract upon one another and fall from godliness, the context in which these things happen and how to rapidly, sensibly and effectively restore peace and order.

All of these issues and questions resolve through what is called a Seat. Where a soul Sits determines its ability to reason, engage meaningfully with the Divine, and achieve what Muhammad called “Instrumentation”, or sainthood.

The student of the Qu’ran learns all of this through conscientious observation of how Allah Instrumentalizes Creation so that its resources and energies benefit all living things. The Qu’ran serves no other purpose.

So, first we get to know Allah and that requires Dua, an arabic word that means “to contemplate” on the Asmaul Husna, the 99 Names of Allah. It is promised that any man or woman who knows the Asmaul Husna knows the Qu’ran and through the Qu’ran achieves Unity With Allah and joins Him on His Seat.

Who is the Prophet?

Muhammad of Clan Quraysh, Allah’s Prophet, was born in 570 AD in Mecca. He received the Qu’ran from the Archangel Jibril in the year 610.

Muhammad was always known as an erudite scholar, brilliant strategist, and skilled warrior. There was a saying in the region, “Ask Muhammad, he will know.”

When war and scandal tore the Arabian Peninsula apart, Muhammad went on the run from his enemies and retreated into a cave to meditate. Legend states that Allah sent a tarantula to weave a web across the entrance to the cave so that Muhammad’s enemies would pass it by and give the Prophet safety in which to receive the Qu’ran.

Muhammad emerged and took the first few Surahs back to Mecca. Everyone hated it. Muhammad attempted to explain the importance of One Merciful God Whom all men could trust and place their faith in, but the Arab Peninsula was populated by Jews and pagans and they refused to listen to him.

Again Muhammad went on the run this time to Medina, a journey called the Hejira. This was in 622. Muhammad added to the Qu’ran in Medina.

In 628, war broke out between Muhammad’s clansmen and pagans yet again, they sent word of reconciliation to Medina and asked for his help. Muhammad responded and took 2,000 men and 60 camels, a force so impressive his friends and his enemies submitted to Muhammad.

A treaty was signed and the 60 camels were sacrificed to Allah on the great stone table called the Kaaba, which was formerly used for sacrifices to pagan gods. The Kaaba or cube is now the central artifact in the Grand Mosque of Mecca.  Circumambulation of the Kaaba 7 times during Hajj is considered a sacrament all Muslims should attempt.

It is clear Muhammad did not consider the Qu’ran to be a success. He left this world utterly skeptical mankind would ever grow up.

Fortunately, we have a chance, for a time at least, to prove him wrong.

Who is Allah?

Allah means “Bright Spirit”. In Hebrew He is called Eloy, in Sanskrit He is called Iswara, in Persian, Ohrmuzd. Surah Ar-Rahman and our First Name goes into great detail about Allah.

What is Kursi?

Kursi means “Throne”.

Kursi is the Seamless Connection between Allah’s Subtle Self and all extant phenomena. Before we are born we are Kursi. When we are in the womb, we are costumed in Kursi. When we enter the world, we interact with Kursi. All things born and unborn, that live and make life possible are Kursi.

What is Rizq?

This is a without a direct parallel in English or western religious traditions. Rizq is the Total Bounty of Creation placed at our disposal for equitable and honest disposal.

How we appreciate it, work with it, and channel it to each other determines the quotient of Rizq available to our current human civilization.

Rizq is supposed to flow from more to less, but humanity has yet to properly acquaint itself with this fact. In order to overcome its reluctance to steward our collective bounty, the Qu’ran established zakah, or charity as a pillar of the Muslim faith.

The Asmaul Husna discuss charity at length.

 

The Five Seats.

 

The Five seats were created to gauge levels of Instrumentation. Allah has no desire to “bucket us” or sort us out. The Seats are tools used to determine what motivates humanity to perform from the most vile whims of the diabolic to the selflessness of the saint.

 

It is fascinating and bittersweet to observe where humanity is concentrated, however. By interpolating how our civilization is distributed across these five categories, we can draw conclusions about what causing the state of affairs in the world to unfold as they are.

 

The Five Seats tell us how capable humanity is of being cruel and violent, dull and careless, and  how one man with an Incandescent Heart can change the world. Imagine a world with two, three, a thousand, a hundred hundred thousand such men, women, and children?

 

The Five Seats are:

 

  1. Glowing Hearts.
  2. Hearts Ajar.
  3. Hearts Shut.
  4. Hearts of Darkness.

 

The First Seat, al maqead al’awwal. Incandescent Hearts.

The Foremost, قبل كل شيء, qabl kl shay’ – selfless and pure, Those of Incandescent Hearts–  من القلوب المتوهجة, min alqulub almutawahhija, are persons who regardless of how life has treated them, or what they have owned or accomplished, contend with its circumstances with “great beauty”.

 

They are the most exalted but require no recognition for the results of their efforts and instead praise Allah continuously. They possess virtuous minds, have no unresolved passions, nor do they engage in dull activities or thoughts.

 

They look upon the world, its rising and ebbing tides with all the ships afloat on it and all the creatures contained in it with the same vision as Allah. They are not themselves anymore, their hearts are His heart.

The First seat stand next to Allah and gaze upon the world resigned to exalt Allah in everything they think and do.

The First are not known to us, but we live by their graces. Those Seated First do not seek recognition nor is reward their aim.

The Incandescent Heart is a lantern that combats the encroaching darkness Muhammad feared would envelope this world.

The Second Seat, almaqead althani. Hearts Ajar.

The Second Seat are those who keep one eye on Allah, one on the petty and small affairs of the world.

Those That Stand At the Left, or Those With Hearts Ajar-  تلك مع قلوب عجار  – tilk mae qulub eijar, also  “Those of the waning flame” – تلك التي من الشعلة المدمرة- tilk alty min alshshaelat almudammira. This station consists of those that are egocentric but still stoke some passion for greater unity with Allah.

 

Those with waning flames praise Allah in hopes of fanning the flames of passion for their religion in their hearts, but they are also distracted, involved in ways of thinking and acting that more or less contribute to their own aggrandizement rather than Allah’s instead.

 

Those Seated Next tend to have all the comforts one could want, but still, something is always ill at ease inside them and it is this they worry about the most.

 

The Third Seat, almaqead alththalith, Hearts Locked Shut.

The Right- Those with Locked Hearts- تلك مع قلوب مغلقة- tilk mae qulub mughlaqa- These are souls that have through misfortune of lacking eloquence of mind have turned their gaze away from Allah. They do not see Him longing to meet their gaze because all He can see are their backs.

 

They worship the three idols of me, myself, and I. They are little use as Instruments and have no desire to try.

 

 

The Fourth Seat, almaqead alrrabie, Hearts Gone Dark

The Fourth Seat is empty at the Table. ليس على الطاولة, llays ealaa alttawila. 

 

Those who “unseated” pursue religious lives- if they do at all- for secular ends and have no regreat over the harm they do to others, the planet, or themselves through their imminently dull states of mind.

 

They believe prosperity flows from less to more, not the proper way. They have little regard for the plights of others who do not have a chance to eat, take care of their families, live in houses, have plumbing and heat, good food, or that their selfish activities may kill us all.

 

They are passive murderers of the earth and its inhabitants. They abhor the Word of God except when it flows from their own pen.

 

The Fifth Seat, almaqead alkhamisu, HEARTLESS.

 

The Fifth Seat are only man shaped. As animals, they hide under the table, that alttawila, تحت الطاولة.

Those man shaped, animal hearted men use their teeth and claws to hunt and subdue the helpless. Corrupt politicians, tyrants, murderers, thieves, rapists, criminals of all sort.

Those Seated Fifth are the very same that seek the Djinn instead of the Refuge of Allah, and are the fiends Muhammad warned us about in Surah An-Nas.

As you study the Asmaul Husna, try to see how the Verses apply to the conditions and problems associated with the Seats.

The Pillars

Muslims observe Nine Articles of Faith called Pillars. They are:

  1. Shahadah– to bear Testimony: “There is One God Whose Name is Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet”
  2. Iiman, Belief in the Qu’ran as the One Source of Truth for all Human Beings that Seek Sound Reason and a Clear Path.
  3. Zakah– Charity
  4. Salat- Prayer
  5. Hajj– the Pilgrimage to Mecca and the circumambulation of the Kaaba
  6. Sawm– Fasting During Ramadan
  7. Dua – Contemplation of the Truth through study of the Qu’ran
  8. Sadaqah– a commitment to live according to the Truths of the Qu’ran
  9. Masjid– a commitment to the welfare of all life on the planet earth

The Upanishad on the Names of Allah

All good Upanishads end with their beginnings, begin with their endings. May Allah, As-Sabur guide us as we explore His Names backwards and forwards.

  1. As-Sabur The Timeless, The Patient

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2: 153

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

3: 200

O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.

103:3

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

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Through Nur, the Light of Allah’s Wisdom, the Prophet Muhammad was given the Verses of the Holy Qu’ran. The 100 Names of Allah were excerpted from the Qu’ran to prepare serious students of its teachings for deeper study of the Qu’ran itself.

Each Identity is a Messenger of its own and brings us closer to what is called “Instrumentation” or full availability to the Will of Allah.

In these Verses which were assigned to the 99th name we are tasked with perseverance, patience and faith in Allah we will be successful at performing deeds of righteousness in the Name of Truth.

There are no requirements or training needed to study and benefit from the Asmaul Husna. I recommend pursuing one name a day until all 100 are finished.

 

 

The Codex of the Asmaul Husna.

# Arabic English Definition
 1 ٱلْرَّحْمَـٰنُ ʾAr-Raḥmaān/ ʾAr-Raḥmān The Exceedingly Merciful (Compassionate)
 2 ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ ʾAr-Raḥiym/ ʾAr-Raḥīm The Merciful (Compassionate)
 3 ٱلْمَـٰلِكُ ʾAl-Maālik/ ʾAl-Mālik The King
 4 ٱلْقُدُّوسُ ʾAl-Qudduūs/ The Holy
 5 ٱلْسَّلَامُ ʾAs-Salaām/ ʾAs-Salām The Peace
 6 ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ ʾAl-Muʾumin The Granter of Security
 7 المهيمن Al-Muhaymin The Controller
 8 العزيز Al-Aziz The Powerful
 9 الجبار Al-Jabbar The Strong
 10 المتكبر Al-Mutakabbir The Supreme
 11 الخالق Al-Khaliq The Creator
 12 البارئ Al-Bariʾ The Evolver, The Maker
 13 المصور Al-Musawwir The Fashioner, The Shaper, The Designer
 14 الغفار Al-Ghaffar The Repeatedly Forgiving
 15 القهار Al-Qahhar The Subduer
 16 الوهاب Al-Wahhab The Bestower
 17 الرزاق Ar-Razzaq The Provider, The Sustainer
 18 الفتاح Al-Fattah The Opener, The Victory Giver
 19 العليم Al-ʿAlim The Knowing
 20 القابض Al-Qabid The Restrainer, The Straightener
 21 الباسط Al-Basit The Extender / Expander
 22 الخَافِض Al-Khafid The Abaser, The Humiliator, The Downgrader
 23 الرافع Ar-Rafiʿ The Exalter, The Upgrader
 24 المعز Al-Muʿizz The Giver of Honor
 25 المذل Al-Muzill The Giver of Dishonor
 26 السميع As-Samiʿ The Hearing
 27 البصير Al-Basir The All-Seeing
 28 الحكم Al-Hakam The Judge, The Arbitrator
 29 العدل Al-ʿAdl The Just
 30 اللطيف Al-Latif The Gentle, The Subtly Kind
 31 الخبير Al-Khabir The All-Aware
 32 الحليم Al-Halim The Forbearing, The Indulgent
 33 العظيم Al-ʿAzim The Great, The Magnificent
 34 الغفور Al-Ghafur The Much-Forgiving
 35 الشكور Ash-Shakur The Grateful
 36 العلي Al-ʿAlī The Sublime
 37 الكبير Al-Kabir The Great
 38 الحفيظ Al-Hafiz The Preserver
 39 المقيت Al-Muqit The Nourisher
 40 الحسيب Al-Hasib The Bringer of Judgment
 41 الجليل Al-Jalil The Majestic, The Exalted
 42 الكريم Al-Karim The Bountiful, The Generous
 43 الرقيب Ar-Raqib The Watchful
 44 المجيب Al-Mujib The Responsive, The Answerer
 45 الواسع Al-Wasiʿ The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Omnipresent, The Boundless
 46 الحكيم Al-Hakim The Wise
 47 الودود Al-Wadud The Affectionate
 48 المجيد Al-Majid The All-Glorious, The Majestic
 49 الباعث Al-Baʿith The Resurrector
 50 الشهيد Ash-Shahid The Witness
 51 ٱلْحَقُّ Al-Haqq The Truth, The Reality
 52 الوكيل Al-Wakil The Trustee, The Dependable, The Advocate
 53 القوي Al-Qawiy The Strong
 54 المتين Al-Matin The Firm, The Steadfast
 55 الولي Al-Wali The Friend, Helper
 56 الحميد Al-Hamid The All Praiseworthy
 57 المحصي Al-Muhsi The Accounter, The Numberer of All
 58 المبدئ Al-Mubdiʾ The Originator, The Producer, The Initiator
 59 المعيد Al-Muʿid The Restorer, The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
 60 المحيي Al-Muhyi The Giver of Life
 61 المميت Al-Mumit The Bringer of Death
 62 الحي Al-Hayy The Living
 63 القيوم Al-Qayyum The Subsisting, The Independent
 64 الواجد Al-Wajid The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
 65 الماجد Al-Majid The Illustrious, The Magnificent
 66 الواحد Al-Wahid The Unique, The Single
 67 الاحد Al-Ahad The One, The Indivisible
 68 الصمد As-Samad The Eternal, The Absolute, The Self-Sufficient
 69 القادر Al-Qadir The All-Powerful, He Who is able to do Everything
 70 المقتدر Al-Muqtadir The Determiner, The Dominant
 71 المقدم Al-Muqaddim The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
 72 المؤخر Al-Muʾakhkhir The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
 73 الأول Al-Awwal The First, The Beginning-less
 74 الأخر Al-Aakhir The Last, The Endless
 75 الظاهر Az-Zahir The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer
 76 الباطن Al-Batin The Hidden, The Unmanifest, The Inner
 77 الوالي Al-Wali The Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord
 78 المتعالي Al-Mutaʿali The Supremely Exalted, The Most High
 79 البر Al-Barr The Good, The Beneficent
 80 التواب At-Tawwab The Ever-Returning, Ever-Relenting
 81 المنتقم Al-Muntaqim The Avenger
 82 العفو Al-ʿAfu The Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver
 83 الرؤوف Ar-Raʾuf The Kind, The Pitying
 84 مالك الملك Malik-ul-Mulk The Owner of all Sovereignty
 85 ذو الجلال والإكرام Zul-Jalali The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
 86 المقسط Al-Muqsit The Equitable, The Requiter
 87 الجامع Al-Jamiʿ The Gatherer, The Unifier
 88 الغني Al-Ghani The Rich, The Independent
 89 المغني Al-Mughni The Enricher, The Emancipator
 90 المانع Al-Maniʿ The Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender
 91 الضار Ad-Darr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor
 92 النافع An-Nafiʿ The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good
 93 النور An-Nur The Light
 94 الهادي Al-Hadi The Guide, The Way
 95 البديع Al-Badiʿ The Incomparable, The Unattainable, The Beautiful
 96 الباقي Al-Baqi The Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting
 97 الوارث Al-Warith The Heir, The Inheritor of All
 98 الرشيد Ar-Rashid The Guide to the Right Path
 99 الصبور As-Sabur The Timeless, The Patient

 

The First Name of Allah is Ar-Rahman, the Exceedingly Merciful: 

Number 1. Ar-Raḥmaān, The Exceedingly Merciful

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

See Surah Ar-Rahman, #55.

55:1 The Beneficent

55:2 Taught the Quran.

55:3 He created man,

55:4 Taught him expression.

55:5 The sun and the moon follow a reckoning,

55:6 And the herbs and the trees adore (Him).

55:7 And the heaven, He raised it high, and He set up the measure,

55:8 That you may not exceed the measure,

55:9 And keep up the balance with equity, nor fall short in the measure.

55:10 And the earth, He has set it for (His) creatures;

55:11 Therein is fruit and palms having sheathéd clusters,

55:12 And the grain with (its) husk and fragrance.

55:13 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:14 He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels,

55:15 And He created the jinn of a flame of fire.

55:16 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:17 Lord of the two Easts, and Lord of the two Wests.

55:18 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:19 He has made the two seas to flow freely — they meet:

55:20 Between them is a barrier which they cannot pass.

55:21 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:22 There come forth from them both, pearls large and small.

55:23 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:24 And His are the ships reared aloft in the sea like mountains.

55:25 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:26 Everyone on it passes away —

55:27 And there endures forever the person of thy Lord, the Lord of glory and honour.

55:28 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:29 All those in the heavens and the earth ask of Him. Every moment He is in a state (of glory).

55:30 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:31 Soon shall We apply Ourselves to you, O you two armies.

55:32 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:33 O assembly of jinn and men, if you are able to pass through the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass through. You cannot pass through but with authority.

55:34 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:35 The flames of fire and sparks of brass will be sent upon you, then you will not be able to defend yourselves.

55:36 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:37 So when the heaven is rent asunder, so it becomes red like red hide.

55:38 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:39 So on that day neither man nor jinni will be asked about his sin.

55:40 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:41 The guilty will be known by their marks, so they shall be seized by the forelocks and the feet.

55:42 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:43 This is the hell which the guilty deny.

55:44 Round about shall they go between it and hot, boiling water.

55:45 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:46 And for him who fears to stand before his Lord are two Gardens.

55:47 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:48 Full of varieties.

55:49 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:50 Therein are two fountains flowing.

55:51 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:52 Therein are pairs of every fruit.

55:53 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:54 Reclining on beds, whose inner coverings are of silk brocade. And the fruits of the two Gardens are within reach.

55:55 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:56 Therein are those restraining their glances, whom no man nor jinni has touched before them.

55:57 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:58 As though they were rubies and pearls.

55:59 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:60 Is the reward of goodness aught but goodness?

55:61 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:62 And besides those are two (other) Gardens.

55:63 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:64 Inclining to blackness.

55:65 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:66 Therein are two springs gushing forth.

55:67 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:68 Therein are fruits and palms and pomegranates.

55:69 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:70 Therein are goodly beautiful ones.

55:71 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:72 Pure ones confined to pavilions.

55:73 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:74 Before them man has not touched them, nor jinni.

55:75 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:76 Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets.

55:77 Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

55:78 Blessed be the name of thy Lord, the Lord of Glory and Honour!

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The verses of Surah 55 detail the creation and the qualities of its topography, biology, and beauty. It emphasizes man’s intellectual precision and ability to observe and reflect upon the Presence of Allah all around him.

As we move forward with Dua on the Asmaul Husna, refrain from making a to-do or a do not list and allow your mind to register the meaning of the Verses in an unbiased manner.

This is how Allah speaks to all men at all times; He is not biased, He has no agenda, plays no tricks. Union with Allah is much more than “what you see is what you get” its Knowing what you see is None Other Than Ar-Rahman.

Number 2: Ar-Raheem, The Most Compassionate

Interpretation of the Qu’ran depends on the pronunciation of Allah’s Names and Their context.

Ar Rahman refers to the mercy of Allah, Ar Rahim refers to its observable effects.

“Do they not see the birds above them, spreading out their wings and folding them in? None upholds them except AR-RAHMAAN (Allah). Verily, He is the All-Seer of everything.” [Mulk:19]
Also, Abu `Ali Al-Farisi said, “Ar-Rahman is a name that encompasses every type of mercy that Allah has. Ar-Rahim is what effects the believers, And He (ALLAH) is ever RAHEEM (merciful) to the believers.”

It is not difficult to believe in God. What is thought to be difficult is how to find, know, and understand Him. Number 2 of the Asmaul Husna explains this, and makes it so easy for everyone to find God.

Number 3: Al-Malik “The King”

Al-Hasr 59:23 

He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

Taha 20:114

So high [above all] is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth. And, [O Muhammad], do not hasten with [recitation of] the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”

Al-Mu’Minun 23:116

So exalted is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.

Muhammad acknowledged that people worshiped other aspects of Allah. He called Allah the Sovereign because only a King who is served by and serves His people can bring prosperity to the land.

Such a King exacts what is right and proper from the people and the returns all the bounty of the Kingdom in return.

This is the promise Allah, the Sovereign King has made in the Qu’ran.

All other gods and Gods who are cruel, ruthless, and enforce their will without affection or generosity are usurpers, pretenders to Allah’s Title and are to be shunned.

Number 4: Al Quddus, the Holy

Al-Jumu’ah 62:1:

Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is exalting Allah, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Hisnuislam, chapter 15: 27:

‘O Allah, distance me from my sins just as You have distanced The East from The West, O Allah, purify me of my sins as a white robe is purified of filth, O Allah, cleanse me of my sins with snow, water, and ice.’

What is Pure has one quality, began with that quality and never demonstrates any other.  Allah is the Most Beneficent and from this Quality He never wavers.

Allah is called “Mighty” because there is nothing He cannot do, Wise because all that can be known was undertstood first by Him.

Allah is known as Al Quddus, “the Holiest” because He withholds His Anger using His Great Strength and provides counsel to the wise that they might restore their souls to their original pristine state.

he Qu’ran creates a Holy Place wherever and whenever its instruction is applied. Because this promise was made on Allah’s Behalf by Muhammad we know it was intended to be a blessing to all who study the Qu’ran and those who live and work around them.

Number 5: As Salam, “The Peace.”

“He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; the King, the Holy, the Giver of peace, the Granter of security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of every greatness Glory be to Allah from what they set up (with Him).” (Al-Hashr, 59:23).

The context of this Name of Allah is key. In Al Hashr, Muhammad attempted to curb his Muslim colleagues from waging war against a village of Jews that lived nearby. Prior to the Hijra most of the Arabian Peninsula was populated by pagans and Jews. Conflict between them was almost endless.

When Muhammad gave the world the Qu’ran it taught many of these warring and barbaric factions how to live in peace – at least for a time. The idea of a God like Allah, whose Essential Nature called to the intelligent and reasonable hearts of men was revolutionary. Sometimes it even resulted in Great Success.

In Al Hashr, he failed and the Jews were slaughtered. Those that survived were given to the desert. It is my opinion Muhammad never forgave mankind for its lack of ability to Witness Allah’s Glory and instead debased itself to acts of horror such as this.

In Surah Al Fath, during another war council, Muhammad was able to appeal to the innate desire men have to understand and live godly lives using Allah’s Guidance and war was avoided.

During times of great strife between people and cultures, the Qu’ran asks us to consider the Sacrament of Salat, “to inquire of Allah” for guidance. Through Salat, Allah As Salaam, the Giver of Peace is able to guide us to Al Fath, “victory”.

  1. Al-Muʾumin The Granter of Security

See Al-Hasr 59:23

He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

As the Chief Executive of Creation, Allah is trustworthy, reliable, always watching. He is never unreliable or impulsive at any time.

We are the ones that disrupt order and cause others to question the future, not He.

When we turn to Allah, we learn how His Way is correct and how ours are flawed; also how to make right what was once wrong.

There is no repentance with Allah. You are doing what is correct and proper for the sake of the Illumination of the Grace of God or you are overshadowing it with self-aggrandizement. Security depends on the number of Luminaries and Shades operating in the world at any given moment.

It is always about stability, and temporary stability at at that. Muhammad, peace be upon upon him, knew mankind could not achieve a lasting peace and that is why he asked Allah to guide us through human nature. The result of his Salat is called the Holy Qu’ran. 

When war, drought, famine, or bad news from afar come to undo the Word of God, we go back to it to find our way back to the Sound Path. He or she who consults with Allah through the Hadith or the Holy Qu’ran for this purpose never fails in their endeavors. 

-Imam Muhammad al Bariq.

 

  1. Al-Muhaymin, the Controller

See Al-Ma’idah 5:48

And We revealed to you the Book in [the] truth, confirming what (was) before it of the Book and a guardian over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and (do) not follow their vain desires when has come to you of the truth. For each We have made for you a law and a clear way. And if Allah (had) willed He (would have) made you one community [and] but to test you in what He (has) given you, so race (to) the good. To Allah you will all return, then He will inform you of what you were concerning it differing.

This text from the Quran has incredible significance for the fate of humanity and life on earth. We are “one community” that functions in diverse ways.

Vanity and greed challenge the law and create strife between individuals. The Qu’ran written to restore the vibrance and harmony between diverse points of view and stitch them together into one Dar al Islam, and the the Holy Qu’ran is the needle for the thread. Allah guides it as it weaves each of us together.

This verse, from the Table Setting is a later Chapter of the Qu’ran but is considered quintessential in the ordering of Civil Society so it appears out of chronological order.

In addition to instructing in how food can be raised, prepared and served, it explains the most important aspect of gathering around a table: brotherhood and unity.

All Imams and Mullahs who are One With Allah instruct in the manner of Muhammad through Dua on the Qu’ran. ll Imams and Mullahs who are One With Allah instruct in this in the manner of Muhammad through Dua on the Qu’ran. 

Imam Muhammad al Bariq.

  1. Al Aziz, The Powerful , also means the Swift, and the All Mighty, the All Prevailing, the Unconquerable.

There are many references to Allah as Al Aziz, this definition comes from

See Ali-Imran 3:6

It is He who forms you in the wombs however He wills. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

An-Nisa 4: 158

Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.

At-Tawbah 9:40

If you do not aid the Prophet – Allah has already aided him when those who disbelieved had driven him out [of Makkah] as one of two, when they were in the cave and he said to his companion, “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.” And Allah sent down his tranquillity upon him and supported him with angels you did not see and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while the word of Allah – that is the highest. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

Al-Fath 48: 7

And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.

Al-Hashr 59:23

He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

While there is no doubt there is One Self, One Supreme Soul, One Truth, we cannot ever say it is the one  that emerges from hysteria or ignorance, patriotism, tradition, culture, politics, or any other tainted point of view.

God presents Himself through the Self, and all of the works He causes in the phenomenal and transcendental worlds. We, ignorant men, however, do not have the ability to push our small, ignorant, opinionated minds upward and affect the nature and person of the All Mighty.

He was always, is now, and will be eternally pure and free from our sinful tendencies.

That being said Allah, the Aziz, is the one True God, free of tarnish. full of Mercy and Grace. There can be no other, we can have no other.

Differences of opinions or perspectives on this are the causes of Great Strife and Great Tragedy.

The way Al Aziz is pronounced can have different connotations:

Ya’izzu: the swift one

Ya’uzzu: the dominant and unconquerable

The significant note from this source on Al Aziz is the fact that nothing can prevent Allah from fulfilling His will. Over and over the Holy Quran tells us what to look for: Goodness and Mercy in all directions, throughout all the times and the realms.

In a creation molded from Mercy, there can be no sin, no divisions between men and women, God and mankind. All of us together belong inside this All Powerful Sphere that is the Swift, Indomitable, All Mighty and Merciful Allah, and no force may separate us from Him.

We rely on our religious lawgivers and secular teachers and governors to help us remove the ignorance we have about this, not re-forge flawed relationships that have caused us to fall short of the Glory of Allah Al Aziz.

-Note in Al Hashr, the Exile, that Muhamad says Allah’s Domain and Energies are dedicated to sustained Tranquility.  He has set the Host and all believers in charge of accomplishing this no matter the conditions they must confront.

The rest…those that defy Alllah and His mujihadeen in their efforts are worse than scorpions and demons, less than maggots.

Imam Muhammad al Bariq.

  1. Al Jabbar, The Compeller

The root of this name of the Divine Allah is jabr, which means

  • to compel or force,
  • A date palm that bears much fruit
  • To fix something that is broken, to heal

Allah has supreme authority over His creation, and His will alone is executed. Just look at what that means.

He is the tallest tree that bears the most fruit and these He shares gladly, lovingly, and willingly with all.  This He planted on His Oasis Planet where He placed us so that we could prosper and be well.

He gave us His Messenger and this Asmaul Husna so that when we were troubled, perplexed or our communities broken, we would have a way to restore peace and unity.

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The word jabr can also mean as in the nature of a tyrant, but Maryam 19:32 says:

…And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.

Though Allah has supreme power, He is not a tyrant over us. He compels us to act as men of peace and duty, to go into the world and mend what needs fixing, bring peace where there is war, bring relief to the suffering.

This compulsion for righteousness has been instilled in the hearts of all beings, and in return for fulfillment of its duties, Allah grants us the Graces of Civil Society.

Denial of its importance brings about the End of Times.

  1. Al Mutakabbir – the Greatest, The Supreme, the Majestic

See Al-Hashr 59:23

How can something other than me be so great, and powerful, and have authority over me which I must obey?

Al-Hashr 59:23

He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

We don’t throw ourselves on the ground and say Ye Allah! Just because we are told to obey. There are many ways to show obeisance, all are fully explained in the Holy Qu’ran through the Asmaul Husna:

  1. We obey because we observe a chain of command. This kind of obedience is enforced by rule of law and tradition, seniority or is earned.
  2. Obedience is done out of obligation. If someone does a kind thing for you, you owe them your trust and service.
  3. You obey when someone is stronger and wiser than you.
  4. You obey out of love, because the other has been generous and affectionate towards you and has your best, long-term interests at heart for you.
  5. Likewise, we do not obey a tyrant, a fool, someone who is up to no good, is poorly informed, or unwell.

What does it mean then to obey or disobey Allah? Allah requires no obedience. He has given us Sound Judgement, Clever Minds and great beauty to appreciate with them. For this we call Him the Greatest of Names, the Supreme.

Once the Qu’ran is mastered and all of one’s instincts for Civility, Generosity, Charity, Insight, Reason, Medicine, Science, Biology, Ecology, Anthropology are satisfied, there is no need for “obedience” only service as one’s role and requirements deem appropriate.

  1. Al Khaliq- The Creator
  2. Allah as Creator.

See Al-Anam 6:102

That is Allah, your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things.

Ar-Rad 13:16

Say, “Who is Lord of the heavens and earth?” Say, ” Allah .” Say, “Have you then taken besides Him allies not possessing [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm?” Say, “Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Or is darkness equivalent to light? Or have they attributed to Allah partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them?” Say, ” Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.”

Ya-Sin 36:81

Is not He who created the heavens and the earth Able to create the likes of them? Yes, [it is so]; and He is the Knowing Creator.

Az-Zumar 36:92

Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs.

Ghafir 40:62

That is Allah, your Lord, Creator of all things; there is no deity except Him, so how are you deluded?

Al-Hasr 59:24

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Al Khaliq the Creator is a logical name for Allah but it says more than just the fact He makes things. Allah is the Exclusive Creator. There aren’t little elf Allahs producing makeshift toys and animals running around, creating flawed and shoddy things.

We know all that is made was made by Allah because of its excellence in design and performance. He is that Good. As the Qu’ran says “All Creation Exalts Allah, for He Was its Fashioner.”

  1. Man as creator.

see Al-Hasr 59:24

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

In Al Hashr Muhammad was trying to convince a war council  that Allah didn’t want his clansman to massacre a nearby Jewish settlement.

Muhammad’s arguments against vendetta, war, and the aftermath were powerful and passionate. Chief among them was the fact Allah governs the Creation without violence, punishment, more than enough food and water and land to go around, and a non-Christian Book, the Qu’ran to help resolve difficulties that were sure to arise over different opinions on that.

Muhammad’s clansmen and allies said, “Muhammad, that is simply the most beautiful story about Allah that you just told us. Peace be with you.” And then they killed the Jews anyway.

Muhammad was furious. In my opinion, Al Hashr is turning point in the Qu’ran for Muhammad and about our understanding of him.  Muhammad wasn’t a wizard, didn’t talk to angels. He used his mind, artful negotiations skills, and wanted more than anything for the killing to stop.

God maybe could have stopped it. One man apparently could not.

After this portion of the Qu’ran we see the sublime and poetic verses about Allah and His Kursi become a little more lackluster, more formal as Muhammad realizes the world is probably really what it looks like: a place the Prophets counsel but really isn’t going to change.

Allah al Bari makes the Order of Creation, we make ours, exalted or not. And we all know the difference. We have all the options and appreciation of their outcomes, still we act like heartlessly.

Take a moment and breathe deeply in Allah’s Presence and know you are one of His Exalted Works, that the places you walk and sit and think, love, suffer, and wonder are exalted places. Allah made them this way for you.

Once this experience becomes a conviction, a Muslim gains great competency in Dua on the Qu’ran.

  1. Al Bari- The Maker of Order

see Al-Hasr 59:24

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Again we visit Al Hashr, where Muhammad scolds Dar al Islam for its appetite for war.

How do war, public executions, genocides, misogyny, homophobia, sectarian violence, pollution, exalt Allah? Would Allah make lucrative deals with the enemies of Muslims? Would Allah rain fire down on innocents with the blessings of the Faithful? How does any aspect of life on earth reflect well on Allah?

Humanity has made Allah’s name a curse. We have given it over to the black magic of the Christians, Jews, Hindus…not one man, woman, or child exalts Allah in conduct, word, or purpose.  All Salat is gone.

Still, the Wise study the Asmaul Husna and perform Dua on the Qu’ran to ensure the hope the Prophet Muhammad had for life on earth is not lost.

Number 13. Al Musawwir- The Maker of Beauty

See Al-Baqarah 2:29

It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing of all things.

Mathnawi I:2383

 Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one with perfect beauty.

The earth is a beautiful place, and we should be enjoying existence upon it. Allah placed a great longing for the earth and all the plants, animals and company of other people upon it in our hearts so that we would  glue ourselves to them and ensure their welfare.

When our gratitude and appreciation for them waver, all we have to do is consult the Qu’ran:

Allah instructed Muhammad to say, “Muhammad here is a Clear Book given to provide a Straight Path for Those Who Reason” so that what is called Rizq, the Total Bounty of Existence might be conserved for all living things.

The greatest experience of Rizq is a long life, free of trouble, scarcity, and worry. Achievement of This requires Full Understanding of Asmaul Husna 13.

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I chose the Sahih International Version of the Translation of the Qu’ran because it is the most accurate and in both English and Arabic.

Throughout the world men and women are reading the Qu’ran in many languages, employing Allah to give them the answers to the pressing issues they are facing.

These verses, for example tell us beauty is innocent and a blessing we were meant to appreciate. Your wife and your girlfriend will love hearing you say so too.

Number 14. Al Ghaffar- The Repeatedly Forgiving

See Taha 20:82 ,

 But indeed, I am the Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness then continues in guidance.

 Az-Zumar 39:5

 He created the heavens and earth in truth. He wraps the night over the day and wraps the day over the night and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running [its course] for a specified term. Unquestionably, He is the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.

As-Sad, 38:66

Lord of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.

 

The Ayah from Taha is the Foundation of Muslim Religious Practice. The Shahad substantiates Allah’s Sovereignty over His Creation and His Decision to choose Muhammad to speak on His Behalf through the Qu’ran.

The Fatihas (openings) and Khatimas (conclusions) delineate significant teachings. Taha 20:82 is one such Khatima. They establish, absolutely, the details of what the Qu’ran states about Allah and connects them to one another.

 Contradictions and arguments with Fatihah train students of the Qu’ran how to think critically and competently about life on earth, train us to solve its problems and become more effective at creating peace and prosperity.

 If we say“In the name of Allah the Most Merciful,” as our Fatihah, we know the verse “I will punish any who do not obey me with scalding hot water” is not a fit. We must then find a match such as “indeed, I am the Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness and then continues in guidance.”

It is also not enough to complete the exercise and move on. After we perform Dua, the objective is to emulate Allah’s Nature and Behavior. Islam is not about obedience of Allah and strict adherence to every word of the Qu’ran. It is the quest for unity between the human and heavenly ways of life.

When they become estranged, we employ the wisdom and method contained in the Asmaul Husna and the Upanishad Al Sa’aieqaat Min ar-Rahma in order to reunite them.

Number 15. Al Quahhar- the Subduer

See Al-Imran: 83

So is it other than the religion of Allah they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned?

Yusuf 12:39

O [my] two companions of prison, are separate lords better or Allah, the One, the Prevailing?

Ibrahim 14:48

[It will be] on the Day the earth will be replaced by another earth, and the heavens [as well], and all creatures will come out before Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

As-Sad 38:56

Say, [O Muhammad], “I am only a warner, and there is not any deity except Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

Al-Ghafir 40:16

The Day they come forth nothing concerning them will be concealed from Allah . To whom belongs [all] sovereignty this Day? To Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

Allah’s Intentions are the root driver of creation. When He decides they have culminated or humanity has turned away from Him for too long, He will move on to another. One that exudes the Glory of His Kursi once again, one that possesses a Dar Islam that has faith.

Number 16. Al-Wahhab- The Giver of All

Ali Imran 3:16

Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

As-Sad 38:9

Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower?

38:35

He said, “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower.”

The Qu’ran emphasizes none of us own anything. Everything we have was made by Allah and is owned wholly by Him. Even our bodies and lives are rented from Him. When they have fulfilled the terms of the Lease, everything must be returned to Him.

Number 17. Al-Razzaq- The Provider, The Sustainer

ee Ard Dhayat 51: 58

Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

Hud 11:6:

“And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision [rizq], and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.”

 Ard Dhayat 51: 22-23:

 “And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised. Then by the Lord of the heaven and earth, indeed, it is truth – just as [sure as] it is that you are speaking.”

 In order to properly appreciate the beauty and significance of Al-Razzaq, one must grasp the concept of Rizq.

Rizq (provisions) is the lifeblood, energy, provisions, emotions, thoughts, the very soul that sustains and enlivens every living thing in the universe.

Al-Razzaq is He who provides Rizq to us all, to everything.

There are never any conditions placed upon the gifts and mercies of Allah, but our Spiritual Rizq grows as we foster generosity, kindness, and opportunity for everyone in our global human community.

Many question why Rizq is apparently plentiful in one person’s life and not in another’s or why whole communities receive prosperity and others are starving, homeless or desperate.

Allah pervades creation with His blessings, we pervade it with something else entirely- greed and cruelty.  These two, Allah’s Rizq and our avarice cannot exist simultaneously.

The Quran warns us that when we overreach, overconsume, abuse each other, and permit corruption in our midst, Rizq, which should be plentiful, is lost.

How we increase Rizq in such situations? The Quran exhorts us to worship “Allah on an edge” (Q 22:11), this means when good times are scarce, and trying times are many, to be ingenious in our approach to life, and thus increase our “provisions.”

Sheikh Ratib an-Nabulsi lists a number of ways in which we can increase our provision. I have summarized them below:

Taqwa (God-conciosuness): “And whoever has taqwa of Allah – He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect.” (Qur’an, 65:2-3)

Tawakul (reliance on God): “And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.” (Qur’an, 65:3)

Keeping good relations with family: The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘Whoever would like his rizq (provision) to be increased and his life to be extended, should uphold the ties of kinship.’ (Bukhari)

 Thankfulness: “And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.’ ” (Qur’an, 14:7)

 Asking forgiveness and tawba (repentance): “And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.” (Qur’an, 71:10-12)

 Charity: “Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over?” (Qur’an, 2:245)

 Reciting Qur’an: The Prophet ﷺ said: “The house in which Qur’an is recited is increased in good, and the house in which Qur’an is not recited is decreased in good.” (al-Bazzar)

 Migrating for the sake of Allah: “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many [alternative] locations and abundance.” (Qur’an, 4:100)

May we always find the energy and enthusiasm for these aspects of Dua for the sake of others, and may they do the same for us. This is the essence of the Sacrament of Dua and also of the Sacrament of Zakah, which together with the Other Sacraments ensure the integrity of Masjid.

Number 18, Al Fattah- the Opener

See Fatir: 2.

“Whatever mercy Allah opens for mankind, then none can be holding it back; and whatever He holds back, then none can be sending it forth after Him; And He is The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise.”

When has God shown favoritism of this religion, race, creed, politic, skin color, gender, or sexuality over any other? Never.

When has He responded to the dilemmas facing humanity with bombs, soldiers, or neglect? Not once.

These are inflicted by mankind upon mankind.

Muhammad said it is a grave sin for man to presume he is like Allah, cause what Allah has left uncaused, to undo what Allah has made.

Number 19. Al- Alim-  The Knower of All

see An Nahl: 19: 

And Allah knows what you conceal and what you declare.

We have a responsibility to be honest with ourselves about who we are and what motivates us. It is not enough to seek the Refuge of Allah when your heart and mind are filled with schemes. This is a privilege that comes with an acute sense of responsibility regarding the upkeep of self and society.

Number 20. Al- Qabid- the Restrainer, the Straightener

see Al-Baqarah 2: 245

And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision [rizq], and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.

253-255:

And [recall] when We gave Moses the Scripture and criterion that perhaps you would be guided.

And [recall] when Moses said to his people, “O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of the calf [for worship]. So repent to your Creator and kill yourselves. That is best for [all of] you in the sight of your Creator.” Then He accepted your repentance; indeed, He is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful. 

And [recall] when you said, “O Moses, we will never believe you until we see Allah outright”; so the thunderbolt took you while you were looking on. 

The scriptures teem with questions as to whether or not there should be a leash on us and whether it should be short, long, or if it has been cut altogether and the dogs are running wild and civilization is at an end.

We are never on such a leash. We never have been. We like to think that we are, and that Allah is some pet sitter, allowing us to run about, do our business, and reels us in so we can be housed and fed.

When we get into fights, wars, silly arguments, waste time and valuable resources we like to say Allah told us like the Master to the pet, and then we say “Great is Allah!”

This not Allah’s way, it is ours and only we can restrain it. Only we can find our way back from whence we got lost.

Number 21. Al-Basit- the Reliever, the Withholder, the Extender

See Al Baqarah: 245

 Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.

Investments in community and the well-being of others needn’t be unprofitable. Nor does the quest for wealth have to be corrupt and debauched.

Number 22.Al- Khafid, The Abaser

The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in His names: for what they do, they will soon be requited (Ayah Al-A’raf, verse 180)

Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction. (Glorious Qur’an 13:28)

 Human beings have an amazing capacity for submitting to the will of the Most Merciful, likewise they can show just how much capacity for indecency and acts of atrocity.

We are seeing the results of this now: Allah is permitting the end of life, the end of all comfort, happiness, the end of all time  because this is what are working toward. Because are purposefully misdirected, and not observing the Sacrament of the Qu’ran, Allah has no choice but to let us fail and suffer.

When we want something else, we might still have what we need to make it happen.

  1. Ar-Rafi The Exalter

 

Those who work for the benefit of others without expectation Exalt Allah, Who exalts them in return.

 

  1. Al-Mu’iiz- The Giver of Honor

 

See Quran  3.26-28,

 

Say, “O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.

 

You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night; and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without account.”

 

Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination.

 

Allah does not need to tell us why He is so generous or merciful, or why everyone is deserving of mercy, no matter how unseemly or impossible that is for us to believe or incorporate into our conduct.

 

When someone harms someone or something else, we are no longer in a position where we can offer mercy. Sometimes, extreme prejudice is often required to prevent undue harm inflicted by one person on another.

 

Acting swiftly and finally to protect the vulnerable is an expectation Muhammad had for all Muslims.

 

  1. Al-Muzill- the Giver of Dishonor

 

3:30 – The Day every soul will find what it has done of good present [before it] and what it has done of evil, it will wish that between itself and that [evil] was a great distance. And Allah warns you of Himself, and Allah is Kind to [His] servants.”

 

It is easy to think Allah judges others, tallies their sins and tells you the penance. Real human beings perform Dua at all times in order to maintain their approach the Seat. The closer one gets to the First Seat, Al Maqead the farther they are from dishonor and the dishonorable.

 

  1. As-Sami- The Hearing

 

 Al Baqarah 2: 128-131

 

Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.

 

Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

 

And who would be averse to the religion of Abraham except one who makes a fool of himself. And We had chosen him in this world, and indeed he, in the Hereafter, will be among the righteous.

 

When his Lord said to him, “Submit”, he said “I have submitted [in Islam] to the Lord of the worlds.

 

The sense of hearing is the only one we cannot refuse. A fool will refuse knowledge and listen to idiots, an ordinary man does the opposite.

 

  1. Al-Basir- The All Seeing

 

4:58

Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.

 

17: 1

 

Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

42:11

 

[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

 

42: 27

 

And if Allah had extended [excessively] provision for His servants, they would have committed tyranny throughout the earth. But He sends [it] down in an amount which He wills. Indeed He is, of His servants, Acquainted and Seeing.

 

Although these verses explain how keen is Allah’s Eyesight, that is not their point.

They instead refer to our lack of discretion and balance. We view life with bias, anger, fear, and greed, and allow their superstitions to taint us.

 

It is not enough to show moderation. This implies we have already chosen to be stingy or overindulgent.

 

The earth has been provisioned with enough for everyone upon to live well within reason, Equitable distribution of its bounty requires each of us to maintain a solid commitment to prosperity for all. This pledge to serve life on earth so it can serve us in return must never be subject to tyrannical politics or the false doctrines of evil religions.

 

  1. Al-Hakam, the Judge

 

See 22:69

 

Allah will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which you used to differ.”

Muhammad said, “If Allah were to resurrect you, you would live again” except there is no such thing as resurrection. We know this because Muhammad passed away in a state of great sorrow and Allah did not resurrect him. Surely Muhammad, the Most Worthy of Men would have been resurrected first, and certainly by now if this was something Allah allows.

The day you give up on this silly idea is the day your real life on earth will fully matter to you.

 

  1. Al-‘Adi العدل The Just.

 

See Al Ankabut 39-40

 

“(Remember also) Qarun, Pharaoh, and Haman: there came to them Moses with Clear Signs, but they behaved with insolence on the earth; yet they could not overreach (Us) . Each one of them We seized for his crime: of them, against some We sent a violent tornado (with showers of stones); some were caught by a (mighty) Blast; some We caused the earth to swallow up; and some We drowned (in the waters): it was not Allah Who injured (or oppressed) them: they injured (and oppressed) their own souls.”

 

“Hiding in the dark, not yet between the worlds, eyes hungry with lust, are those that shun the gaze of Allah, Whose Eyes never wander, for they are Merciful.  To Whom Else would you turn?

 

Fire without light or warmth, smoke that does not clear the mind, acting within the forms of men without a human heart, are the charnel souls of the fifth seat.

 

They are the granters of wishes, their own. It is an affront to the Will of Allah, because only He knows what men desire the most in their hearts and remains the Most Just. To Whom Else would you turn?

 

How far can a man travel and yet not be in range of Allah? How far can he fall, how softly can he speak that that Allah would not notice? To Whom Else would you turn?” 

 

-Imam Muhammad al Bariq

 

  1. Al-Latif, the Gentle, the Kind

 

6: 103

 

Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.

 

22: 63

 

Do you not see that Allah has sent down rain from the sky and the earth becomes green? Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.

 

31: 16

 

And Luqman said, “O my son, indeed if wrong should be the weight of a mustard seed and should be within a rock or [anywhere] in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Indeed, Allah is Subtle and Acquainted.

 

33: 34

 

And remember what is recited in your houses of the verses of Allah and wisdom. Indeed, Allah is ever Subtle and Acquainted [with all things].

 

Humanity values God’s kindness and gentleness, but how much? Enough to be kind to each other? Or are our standards for God much higher than those we have for ourselves?

  1. Al-Khabir, The All Aware

 

6:18

And He is the subjugator over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted [with all].

 

17:30

 

Indeed, your Lord extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]. Indeed He is ever, concerning His servants, Acquainted and Seeing.

 

49:13

 

O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.

 

59:18

 

O you who have believed, fear Allah . And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow – and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.

Light subjugates the darkness, gravity subjugates space, the wind subjugates the vital gas of oxygen and gives us breath. The Most Merciful subjugates sin with Mercy, ignorance with His Verses.
Men want to subjugate desire with ownership of more things and thus, we allow lust to subjugate our hearts.

 

This is why we need Allah and the Qu’ran, to lead us back to an honest, intelligent and sustainable way of life.  Without a shame free and optimistic perspective on all that is going awry, without Allah’s Expansive Presence in our lives, this is not possible.

 

The ability to redirect all of our activities instantly from right to wrong, cheap to charitable, cruel to compassion is said to be the result of the interaction between our minds and the Light of Nur, or Allah’s Intelligence.

Anyone at any time can change the course of their behavior, any culture, community or nation can as well. The need for course correction in human affairs caused the Archangel Jibril to seek the Prophet, endow him with Nur so he cold deliver the Qu’ran to us.

 

 

  1. Al-Halim, The All Forbearing, The Indulgent

 

2: 235

There is no blame upon you for that to which you [indirectly] allude concerning a proposal to women or for what you conceal within yourselves. Allah knows that you will have them in mind. But do not promise them secretly except for saying a proper saying. And do not determine to undertake a marriage contract until the decreed period reaches its end. And know that Allah knows what is within yourselves, so beware of Him. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.

17: 44

The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.

22: 59

He will surely cause them to enter an entrance with which they will be pleased, and indeed, Allah is Knowing and Forbearing.

35:41

Indeed, Allah holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease. And if they should cease, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving.

There is a broad range of Verses that explain what Allah Forebears. He forebears the existence and needs of women you can too.

The environment and web if life always exalt Allah. Have you ever seen a plant or an animal that wasn’t glad to be alive? Human beings are the only creatures that turn life into an insipid, difficult, painful, and dreadful experience. Muhammad said, “you do not understand their way of exalting.”

To Exalt Allah for the gift of…everything is why we testify Al Shahada. We start there and end there so that we develop a habit of recognizing Allah deserves our thanks for every second we are alive, and that other people deserve a chance to praise Allah -especially those who live in conditions that would make this idea seem preposterous.

People should not have to forebear extreme poverty, tyranny, preventable loss of life and opportunity. This is why Muhammad prescribed sadaqah, dua, salaat, and zakah as every day activities so that we remember not to forget.

  1. Al-‘Azim, The Great The Magnificent

See

2: 255

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep.

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission?

He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

42:4

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

59:96

So exalt the name of your Lord, the Most Great.

Christians call the invisible order of the universe the Holy Spirit, Hindus call it Atman, the Qu’ran refers to an invisible and intangible instrument that organizes creation into a habitable place called Kursi.

Kursi is where we and Allah are collocated and conduct all of our relationships with one another. Dissimilar to Atman and the Holy Spirit, Allah’s Kursi is considered to be personal and impersonal. It is the sum of all natural phenomena and is a Being we can know.

  1. Al-Ghafur, The Most Forgiving

41:32

 As accommodation from a [Lord who is] Forgiving and Merciful.

2:173

He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

8:69

So consume what you have taken of war booty [as being] lawful and good, and fear Allah . Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

16:110

Then, indeed your Lord, to those who emigrated after they had been compelled [to renounce their religion] and thereafter fought [for the cause of Allah ] and were patient – indeed, your Lord, after that, is Forgiving and Merciful.

41:32

As accommodation from a [Lord who is] Forgiving and Merciful.”

Muhammad yearned for a time when civilization would give up the impossible standards and rules of other religions and enjoy life.

He says in the Qu’ran “If you are hungry, Allah gives you food so that you can eat. When you work, Allah gives you compensation, when you make an error, Allah is the Most Forgiving.”

We are still trying to encourage humanity to outgrow its obsolete ideas of a rules-based God and embrace one that allows us to live.

  1. Ash-Shakur, The Most Grateful.

 

64:17

If you loan Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you, return the principal with interest and forgive the debt. And Allah is Most Appreciative and Forbearing.

35:30

That He may give them in full their rewards and increase for them of His bounty. Indeed, He is Forgiving and Appreciative.

35:34

And they will say, “Praise to Allah, who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative –

It is that of which Allah gives good tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, [O Muhammad], “I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] only good will through kinship.” And whoever commits a good deed – We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Appreciative.

42:23

It is that of which Allah gives good tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, [O Muhammad], “I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] only good will through kinship.” And whoever commits a good deed – We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Appreciative.

64:17

If you loan Allah a goodly loan, He will multiply it for you and forgive you. And Allah is Most Appreciative and Forbearing.

 

Allah neither asks for sacrifice, nor does He punish for negligence or ignorance; what we give in terms of our effort, our errors, our humblest attempts at human life, Allah offers our comparable results in payment.

What we offer each other, however, must be unconditional. It is the Law of Allah that a man earns what he works for. When there is overachievement or underachievement due to corrupt means, men are endowed with the Light of Nur that informs us how to balance these situations for the good of all.

 

  1. Al-‘Ali The Sublime

 

See 31:30

 

That is because Allah is the Truth, and that what they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.

42:4

 

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

42:51

And it is not for any human being that Allah should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a partition or that He sends a messenger to reveal, by His permission, what He wills. Indeed, He is Most High and Wise.

34:23

 

And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], “What has your Lord said?” They will say, “The truth.” And He is the Most High, the Grand.

42:4

 

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.

 

34:23

And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], “What has your Lord said?” They will say, “The truth.” And He is the Most High, the Grand.

 

Muhammad’s revolutionary hypothesis about God and Man stated there is never any difference between the two, and that all ideas about Allah and Not Allah are false. To purify the mind and society of False Ideas we study the Qu’ran which heightens our instincts for the Truth.

 

Thus came the promise of Islam “He who inquires into the nature and personality of the Most High, called Allah through contemplation of the Verses verily achieves Unity with Him.”

 

  1. Al-Kabir, the Great

 

 

13:9

 

[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted.

22:62

 

That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.

34:23

And intercession does not benefit with Him except for one whom He permits. [And those wait] until, when terror is removed from their hearts, they will say [to one another], “What has your Lord said?” They will say, “The truth.” And He is the Most High, the Grand.

There is no greater way worship of any God than to be present with Reality, which always reveals the Truth of itself in complete compliance with its Creator.

 

  1. Al-Hafiz, The Preserver

 

11:57 states, But if they turn away, [say], “I have already conveyed that with which I was sent to you. My Lord will give succession to a people other than you, and you will not harm Him at all. Indeed my Lord is, over all things, Guardian.”

 

Also 34:21, And he had over them no authority except [it was decreed] that We might make evident who believes in the Hereafter from who is thereof in doubt. And your Lord, over all things, is Guardian.

 

And  42:6 And those who take as allies other than Him – Allah is [yet] Guardian over them; and you, [O Muhammad], are not over them a manager.

 

The Prophet assures us each can be the person we are designed to be in spite of the struggles all of us experience.

 

The Qu’ran also says the Verses are meant to guide, not punish or babysit us. Who you are, who you will become is the result of the choices you make. Muhammad saw the suffering people were enduring from their bad choices and asked Allah to help.

 

  1. Al-Muqit, the Nourisher

 

4:85

 

Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is Allah, over all things, a Keeper.

 

It is Cosmic Law , whatever you plant your field with, that is what you will harvest. Allah will nourish all the beneficial fruits and all the poisoned plants you grow in your fields of experience. You choose the seeds, He will provide the soil, the water, and the lighting.

 

  1. Al-Hasib, The Bringer of Judgment

 

4:6

 

And test the orphans [in their abilities] until they reach marriageable age. Then if you perceive in them sound judgement, release their property to them. And do not consume it excessively and quickly, [anticipating] that they will grow up. And whoever, [when acting as guardian], is self-sufficient should refrain [from taking a fee]; and whoever is poor – let him take according to what is acceptable. Then when you release their property to them, bring witnesses upon them. And sufficient is Allah as Accountant.

 

42:6

 

And those who take as allies other than Him – Allah is [yet] Guardian over them; and you, [O Muhammad], are not over them a manager.

33:39

 

[ Allah praises] those who convey the messages of Allah and fear Him and do not fear anyone but Allah . And sufficient is Allah as Accountant.

Why does humanity insist on suffering the presence of a God that frowns upon its sinful nature, but somehow fails to change its behavior?

 

  1. Al-Jalil, the Majestic, the Exalted.

See 55:27
And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.

 

7:143

 

And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, “My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You.” [ Allah ] said, “You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.”

 

But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, “Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.”
The Person of Allah is readily known through the landscape and all natural forces.  Still, natural wonders do not sufficiently humiliate human beings into behaving appropriately with one another.

 

This is why we are given Instruction through various messengers and Verses in progressive fashion in hopes we might someday make progress.

 

  1. Al-Karim, the Bountiful, the Generous

 

See 27:40:

 

Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, “This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful – his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful – then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous.”

82:6

 

O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous,

Muhammad was perennially concerned about humanity’s lack of ability to be content. Every Chapter of the Qu’ran reminds us Allah has thought of every possibility and taken every care to make sure all life on earth has what it needs to prosper, including a ridiculous amount of pandering to the tender emotions of human beings who need constant reassurance they are loved and accepted.

 

Over and over the Qu’ran says: “Allah knows what you’re doing, where you are going and what you hide in your heart because He is Fully Acquainted with you, Fully Competent with how you think, and is yet the Most Forgiving.”

 

None of these details need to be tested or verified. Muhammad promised us that none of the content in the Qu’ran would be duplicitous, false, based on myth, legend, fantasy, or require rites of passage for access.

 

The Verse from Chapter 82, al Infinitar, emphasizes this: “what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous?”

 

To see God and His Works all that is needed is a working pair of eyes. All we need to do to be grateful and content is consume what we need, minimize what we want and behave reasonably and ethically in order to gain the rest.

 

  1. Al-Mujib, the Responsive

See 11: 61

And to Thamud [We sent] their brother Salih. He said, “O my people, worship Allah ; you have no deity other than Him. He has produced you from the earth and settled you in it, so ask forgiveness of Him and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive.”

There are many references to the need to repent to Allah, ask for forgiveness, explain it all, even the things you really don’t want to talk about in anticipation of His Forgiveness.

Muhammad thought this was ridiculous.

Salat, prayer, is instant unification with the Person of Allah and through our Union with Him, all sin is absolved. Other religions make the Forgiveness of Sin into an ordeal, one with uncertain results but this is not the purpose of Salat. Allah requires no prompting, supplicating or coaxing in order to resolve the things that trouble us.

Muhammad wanted people to own their lives. We can’t run to Allah for everything and claim He said this or that. Doesn’t He do enough already?

The Qu’ran says over and over: Allah gives all beings life and what they need to live. What happens after that is up to us.

 

  1. Al-Wasi, The Vast, the All-Embracing, The Omnipresent, The Boundless

See 2:268

 

Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

3:73

And do not trust except those who follow your religion.” Say, “Indeed, the [true] guidance is the guidance of Allah . [Do you fear] lest someone be given [knowledge] like you were given or that they would [thereby] argue with you before your Lord?” Say, “Indeed, [all] bounty is in the hand of Allah – He grants it to whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Wise.”

5:54

 

O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

God cannot be explained except through immersion in the manifest reality. Trust no one who does not share this belief with you, for they are led astray.

 

Each of us given a measure of God’s Glory to explore and know on our own terms. Shun those who would criticize your pursuit of its meaning.

  1. Al-Hakim, The Wise.

 31: 27

And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven [more] seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

 57:1

Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

46:2

 The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

66:2

Allah has already ordained for you [Muslims] the dissolution of your oaths. And Allah is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.

Qu’ranic Wisdom is not the sagely kind your grandmother offers about your love life while she’s serving tea and sweets. The Wisdom of the Verses emphasizes foreknowledge, which is innate and instinctive.

Human wisdom is risky and riddled with the influences of our past sins. It has the possibility of working almost as well as it sounds.

The Wisdom of Allah is equivalent to Total Competence. We undertake the rigors of Dua not to entertain various theories about what is Best and Right, but to achieve Competency as individual human beings and one humanity. We have always known how to do this.

This “inherent” understanding of how Society works is the Root Cause of all success and is the foundation of successful implementation of the Qu’ran.

 

  1. Al-Wadud- The Loving.

 

See: 11:90

And ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is Merciful and Affectionate.”

85:14

 

And He is the Forgiving, the Affectionate,

Love and affection are requisite for repentance and forgiveness to work or be believable. The Qu’ran is certain Allah’s intimacy with humanity is bonafide. Even still study of the Qu’ran, is not performed so to learn about Allah’s habits but to question our own and choose them more effectively.

This reduces the amount of repentance that is necessary.

  1. Al-Majid, The All Glorious, the Majestic

 See 11:73

 

 

They said, “Are you amazed at the decree of Allah ? May the mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, people of the house. Indeed, He is Praiseworthy and Honorable.”

This verse established the Sanctity of Masjid, the Mosque. In Masjid, the House of Allah, only what is true can be spoken of and all ignorance about Allah, the world, the people and lifeforms it nurtures are dispelled.

“Allah Al Majid creates the Seat, the Seat is the Foundation of all Truth, all Truth can be known in the Masjid.”

All who enter a Mosque be it a physical structure or through Dua are called “the people of the house”.

 

  1. The Resurrector Al Ba-Ith

 

See 22:7

And [that they may know] that the Hour is coming – no doubt about it – and that Allah will resurrect those in the graves.

The Qu’ran says we are put on this earth by Allah on the Day of Origin, and when He determines, we reach our Last Day.

What happens in between these, called “the Journey” is unknown even to Him.

​50. Ash Shahid, The Witness.

See

4:166

But Allah bears witness to that which He has revealed to you. He has sent it down with His knowledge, and the angels bear witness [as well]. And sufficient is Allah as Witness.

22:17

Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associated with Allah – Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is, over all things, Witness.

41:53

We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?

48:28

He it is Who sent His Messenger with the True Guidance and the Religion of Truth that He may make it prevail over every religion. Sufficient is Allah as a witness (to this).51

The Will of Allah and the power of His Verses are as visible through the efforts of His Instruments.

Without them there is no Allah, and no hope.

 

  1. Al-Haqq, The Reality

See 6:62

Then they His servants are returned to Allah, their true Lord. Unquestionably, His is the judgement, and He is the swiftest of accountants.

22: 6

That is because Allah is the Truth and because He gives life to the dead and because He is over all things competent

23: 116

So exalted is Allah, the Sovereign, the Truth; there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.

24: 25

That Day, Allah will pay them in full their deserved recompense, and they will know that it is Allah who is the perfect in justice.

There is much suffering and injustice in the world. Many people are dedicated at ensuring the rest of us can go about our decadent and lackluster lives without so much as a trifle over this. They are the devils and the Djinn of politics, religion, and the media. They obscure Clarity and Tawhid in every effort, at every opportunity.

They are deplorable and dispensable.

Others, the Instruments of Allah such the EMTs, doctors, fireman, policemen, teachers, and members of the armed forces who work continuously to relieve suffering and poverty. Without them, we would be unable to survive and to be so naïve.

 

Though not all these men and women pray to Allah or profess to serve Him, through Them, He serves us. Using their hands, he can literally bring life back to the dead, justice to victims, nobility where there was once corruption and crime.

They are indispensable and even though most of them are never seen or heard from give the most Glory to God through their worship of men.

This is what the Qu’ran calls Tawhid, “The Best Reality.”

 

  1. Al-Waki, the Advocate, the Trustee

See:

 3: 173

 That Day, Allah will pay them in full their deserved recompense, and they will know that it is Allah who is the perfect in justice.

4:171

 O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.

28: 28

 [Moses] said, “That is [established] between me and you. Whichever of the two terms I complete – there is no injustice to me, and Allah, over what we say, is Witness.”

73:9

 [He is] the Lord of the East and the West; there is no deity except Him, so take Him as Disposer of [your] affairs.

So many men and women have spent time trying to bring us the Message. All of them have tried to teach us about the capacity humanity has for kindness, generosity, fairness and to make progress out of poverty.

Instead of listening and motivating ourselves to make these inherent tendencies a way of life, we debate whose Messenger was a Son of God and whether or not He was a Jew or a Muslim, and people get hurt.

None of this matters, only the Truth, which never needs to prove itself. We can solve the problems facing us, and we know why we should. And it has nothing to do with God or His Messengers.

 

  1. Al-Qawli, The Strong

 

See 22:40

 

[They are] those who have been evicted from their homes without right – only because they say, “Our Lord is Allah .” And were it not that Allah checks the people, some by means of others, there would have been demolished monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques in which the name of Allah is much mentioned. And Allah will surely support those who support Him. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

22:74

 

They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

42:19

Allah is Subtle with His servants; He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might.

57:25

 

We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.

True strength is knowing when it is best to kneel and to stand.

 

  1. Al-Matin, The Firm, The Steadfast

 

See 51:58

 

Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

 

Societies that value the well-being of all of their stakeholders are the least fearful and the most prosperous.

 

  1. Al-Wali, The Friend, The Helper

 

See

4:45 And Allah is most knowing of your enemies; and sufficient is Allah as an ally, and sufficient is Allah as a helper.

7:196

 

Indeed, my protector is Allah, who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.

42:28

 

And it is He who sends down the rain after they had despaired and spreads His mercy. And He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy.

45:19

 

Indeed, they will never avail you against Allah at all. And indeed, the wrongdoers are allies of one another; but Allah is the protector of the righteous.

There is no need for any man or nation to have an enemy. All we need is a willingness to empathize with each other’s troubles. It is cooperation that dispels the need for war and then a lengthy process of restoring the peace.

This message is the heart of the Qu’ran and also its Author, the Most Worthy, Allah’s Prophet, Muhammad.

  1. Al-Hamid, the Praiseworthy

 

See 14:8

 

And Moses said, “If you should disbelieve, you and whoever is on the earth entirely – indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.”

31:12

 

And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], “Be grateful to Allah .” And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] – then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.

31:26

 

To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and earth. Indeed, Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

Allah is free of need, we are rife with them. Why would we need to intuit, understand, then act out the will of a God that wants for nothing, has given us everything and the free will to dispose of it with reckless abandon?

 

This is the great dilemma of human existence. How to live well, if not ostentatiously and do no harm. This is why Muhammad asked Allah for the Verses of the Qu’ran, to teach us how to balance the needs and desires life with the resources available to nurture them and ensure others have the same opportunities as we.

 

  1. Al-Mushi, The Accounter, The Numberer

 

See 72:28

 

That he may know that they have conveyed the messages of their Lord; and He has encompassed whatever is with them and has enumerated all things in number.

78:29

 

But all things We have enumerated in writing.

We have too much time and too little. Which depends on the level of delusion you have about your life and how you intend to spend the rest of it.

 

  1. Al-Mubdi, The Originator, The Producer

 

10:34, Says, “Are there of your ‘partners’ any who begins creation and then repeats it?” Say, ” Allah begins creation and then repeats it, so how are you deluded?”

 

27:64,”Is He [not best] who begins creation and then repeats it and who provides for you from the heaven and earth? Is there a deity with Allah ? Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.”

 

85:13, Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats.”     

 

Ultimate Truth never changes. It is consistent, never suffers a counterargument. Those who have tried have to negate it have resorted to faith and belief, but even still, there is no proof in either of these.

Creation proves its honesty every moment. It began in Truth and never deviates. Why would our sudden appearance on the earth force the Truth to retreat into the pages of books and the words of prophets so absolutely? As if God were waiting for us to tell Him what to do.

Allah is Allah and it is He who set the worlds in motion around us. To Whom Else would we turn?

 

  1. Al-Mu Id, the Restorer, the Reinstater
    see:

39:53

 

Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”

 

Do we ever think of the ways we betray, lie, cheat, harm, berate, neglect, abuse, or confuse ourselves about our innate value as human beings?

 

Muhammad did not go into the cave and pray “Allah, the people need self-help! Please reveal Thy Utmost Wisdom to me forthwith!”

Instead, he said

 

“All-Glorified You are (in that You are absolutely above having any defect and doing anything meaningless, and Yours are all the attributes of perfection). We have no knowledge save what You have taught us. Surely You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” 

 

There was a saying in the Arabian Peninsula at the time Muhammad lived: “Ask Muhammad of Clan Quraysh, he will know.”

 

And to Whom did Muhammad turn?

 

Whenever someone felt slighted in the sale or purchase of a slave or wife or a bushel of dates, they ran to Muhammad for arbitration. When war threatened, they called upon him, when they were bored, scared, or wanted, most importantly to know the Truth, they knew Muhammad would have something interesting to say.

 

He experienced one failure, rather, humanity failed him in the chapter of the Qu’ran called “Al Hashr” or the “Exile.” Trouble was brewing between a community of Jews and their Arab neighbors and they asked Muhammad to lead the fight.

 

Muhammad’s wrath at the request was palpable, read it for yourself. The Jews were exterminated to the last child, pack animal, all of it.

 

After that, I don’t think Muhammad was the same. Now read Surah An Nasr, then come back and reread 39:53. Can we sin against ourselves so egregiously that we would enlist gang warfare against ourselves and erase every last trace of ourselves? Or is Allah’s Mercy real? And was it meant for us or for everyone?

 

There is little meaning in self-restoration without Total Reinstatement.

  1. Al-Muyhi, the Giver of Life

 

See 7:158

 

Say, [O Muhammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.

15:23

 

And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

30:50

So observe the effects of the mercy of Allah – how He gives life to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed, that [same one] will give life to the dead, and He is over all things competent.

57:2

 

His is the dominion of the heavens and earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is over all things competent.

Muhammad said, “If Allah wants you to have more life, He will give it to you.”

 

  1. Al-Mumit, the Bringer of Death

 

See

 

3:156

 

O you who have believed, do not be like those who disbelieved and said about their brothers when they traveled through the land or went out to fight, “If they had been with us, they would not have died or have been killed,” so Allah makes that [misconception] a regret within their hearts. And it is Allah who gives life and causes death, and Allah is Seeing of what you do.

7:158

Say, [O Muhammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.

15:23

And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

57: 2

 

His is the dominion of the heavens and earth. He gives life and causes death, and He is over all things competent.

The Bringer of Life and Death are one and the same: Time.

 

Allah has given us the ability to create and end life at our discretion, also how we want to live. We tend to underestimate our authority to add or take life away from creation. The level of competency we demonstrate with both are critical mitigators of the course and progress of human life on earth.

 

Muhammad said, “Do not be like those who disbelieved If they had been with us, they would not have died or have been killed.”

 

Disbelievers are not pagans or Jews or Christians or idolators. They are persons who have rejected the tenets of Civil Society. When we refuse to acknowledge the lessons of history or its making in Real Time, people can get hurt or die.

 

Time is what we learn from, time is how we improve upon ourselves and ways of life. Time is not the only thing we lose when we refuse to pay attention.

 

 

  1. Al-Hayy, The Living

 

See 2:255

 

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

3:2

 

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence.

20:111

 

And [all] faces will be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence. And he will have failed who carries injustice.

25:58

 

And rely upon the Ever-Living who does not die, and exalt [ Allah ] with His praise. And sufficient is He to be, with the sins of His servants, Acquainted –

40:65

 

He is the Ever-Living; there is no deity except Him, so call upon Him, [being] sincere to Him in religion. [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

How we intercede between self, community, and the planet is up to us. All of the decisions we make are possible because Kursi, the superstructure of Allah’s Being orders existence.

 

We can choose to live well and fully as an extension of His Kursi or deviate from its Glory of destroy our opportunities to be content and happy.

 

To thrive or dive is a decision all of us make every day as individuals and communities.

 

 

  1. Al-Qayyum, The Subsisting, the Independent

 

See 2:255

 

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

3:2

 

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence.

20:111

 

And [all] faces will be humbled before the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of existence. And he will have failed who carries injustice.

25:58

And rely upon the Ever-Living who does not die, and exalt [ Allah ] with His praise. And sufficient is He to be, with the sins of His servants, Acquainted –

40:65

 

He is the Ever-Living; there is no deity except Him, so call upon Him, [being] sincere to Him in religion. [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

The universe operates according to a predictable and knowable set of rules. Examples are the periodic table, and the laws of physics and  thermodynamics etc.

These Truths of God, called Sadaq Allah al Azim cause all that exists. They convey Kursi, the Vital Energy of Allah to all life on earth.

As long as this Truth binds its own evidence to itself, the One God called Allah, is present.

  1. Al Waajid The Perceiver, the Finder, the Unfailing

 

See 38:44

 

[We said], “And take in your hand a bunch [of grass] and strike with it and do not break your oath.” Indeed, We found him patient, an excellent servant. Indeed, he was one repeatedly turning back [to Allah ].

What you look for in life is what you find. The Qu’ran cautions us to distinguish between our appetites and desires and focus on what we need to actually survive first. Once all living things are living well, a little extra is a privilege Allah wants all of us to enjoy.

 

Muhammad never encouraged renunciation only discouraged gluttony. Allah said “I worry if I give you too much, you will want more, and become greedy.”

 

The differences between what Allah offers through modest effort and intelligent living, and too much or too little is called “moderation” and is the Goal  and result of studying the Qu’ran.

 

  1. Al-Majid The Illustrious, The Magnificent

 

see

 

85:15

 

Honorable Owner of the Throne,

 

11:73

 

They said, “Are you amazed at the decree of Allah? May the mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, people of the house. Indeed, He is Praiseworthy and Honorable.”

 

All that Allah wants, everything He says, all of His activities are always visible and knowable.

 

Muhammad became so exasperated trying to explain this to people who wanted a more complex explanation of God’s Nature.

 

“But why?” He would ask.

  1. Al Waahid The One, the All Inclusive, the Indivisible

See

85:15

Honorable Owner of the Throne,

11:73

They said, “Are you amazed at the decree of Allah ? May the mercy of Allah and His blessings be upon you, people of the house. Indeed, He is Praiseworthy and Honorable.”

There is also a reference in the Al Asmaul Husna to the work of al-Kaf-ami (1992:48) to Al Waahid, crica 811 AD.

 

Al-Kaf-ami coined a theory regarding the “corporealization” of the divine wherever  Knowledge of Allah Reigned.

 

Conversely, he believed wherever there was doubt about Allah, He would not be found. Al-Kaf-Ami taught that those who prepared their mind to be a fit vessel for the Verses integrated with Allah on a transcendental basis and could speak for Him.

 

Together these references indicate such a person serves as Allah’s Throne, and it is His Will that His presence in such a being be known by the conduct that is Most Praiseworthy and Honorable.

The term for a “Throne Being” is “Imam”. The Identity of Al Waahid is elusive on one aspect of this- all of us should be capable of integration with Allah through the Verses else His State of “All Inclusiveness” would be compromised. And we know this is not the case.

 

 

  1. Al Ahad The Unity, the Indivisible

 

See 13:16

 

Say, “Who is Lord of the heavens and earth?” Say, ” Allah .” Say, “Have you then taken besides Him allies not possessing [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm?” Say, “Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Or is darkness equivalent to light? Or have they attributed to Allah partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them?” Say, ” Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing.”

14:48

 

[It will be] on the Day the earth will be replaced by another earth, and the heavens [as well], and all creatures will come out before Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

38:65

 

Say, [O Muhammad], “I am only a warner, and there is not any deity except Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

39:4

 

If Allah had intended to take a son, He could have chosen from what He creates whatever He willed. Exalted is He; He is Allah, the One, the Prevailing.

39:4 is the key to understanding Al Ahad. All of us were created free of sin, inseparable from the Kursi of Allah.

When Clear Perception of this is lost, it is wise to return to the Great Wisdom and Expertise contained in the Qu’ran.

Our only other choice is to reject Allah, and this would mean the end of all times, places, beings, and experiences of any kind.

  1. As Samad, The Long, the Impregnable, the Everlasting

See 112:2

Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

In order for life on earth to exist, its Designer had to exist before us. The Creator, called Allah came first and we came later. He will endure after we pass away.

He has never needed our attempts to explain this to us and has no use for our rules or guidance.

What we need is to understand Him as soon as possible during our short lifetimes.

  1. Al Qaadir The All Able

 

See 6:65

 

Say, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste the violence of one another.” Look how We diversify the signs that they might understand.

 

When the sky is blue and the flowers are in bloom, the temperature clement, we say.

“Great is Allah”.

 

When it’s time to complain about the afflictions, annoyances, the petty and sinful acts we inflict upon each other, then we ignore God or use Him as a shield or an excuse for it.

 

The tendency of mankind to turn God into our playmate when we are happy then the janitorial service when we mess up is what prompted the prophets and messengers to remind us to pay attention to what is really taking place in the world.

 

 

  1. Al Muqtadir The All Determiner, the Dominant

See 18:45

And present to them the example of the life of this world, [its being] like rain which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it and [then] it becomes dry remnants, scattered by the winds. And Allah is ever, over all things, Perfect in Ability.

54:42

They denied Our signs, all of them, so We seized them with a seizure of one Exalted in Might and Perfect in Ability.

54:45

In a seat of honor near a Sovereign, Perfect in Ability.

This is Sadaq Allah al Azim, the Truth that can be witnessed. We live on a perfect planet, and choose to live on it in an imperfect way.

The challenges we face are self-inflicted and thus can be resolved through self-direction. God is not going to bail us out at the last minute after centuries of abuse and neglect of our duties to this place and one another.

We have to do this ourselves, and it is going to take a firm commitment from everyone.

  1. Al Muqaddim The Expediter, He who brings forward

 

See 16:61

 

And if Allah were to impose blame on the people for their wrongdoing, He would not have left upon the earth any creature, but He defers them for a specified term. And when their term has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it].

This is the most significant statement of Truth in all religious literature: We cannot be saved, but neither will Allah serve in any capacity other than Witness over the many ways we decide to destroy and punish ourselves.

Because we choose self-punishment over progress, and are such poor decision makers, Muhammad needed to ask Allah for help to guide us. So that we might always have a chance no matter how bad things got.

In response to his salat, Allah read him the Qu’ran, which Allah explained was a “Clear Book without fault that instructs in a Straight Path for Those Who Reason.”

 

 

  1. Al Mu’akhkhir, The Delayer, He who puts far away.

See 71:4

 

“Allah will forgive you of your sins and delay you for a specified term. Indeed, the time [set by] Allah, when it comes, will not be delayed, if you only knew.’ “

 

It is not what we do during our short lives that defines our lifetimes, it is our final thought.

 

So that our final moment can be the best it can be, Allah gives us as much time as we have, and keeps death as far away from us as long as possible.

 

This Delay is our greatest asset and should never be taken for granted by any one person. It should give us urgency and a desire that all of us are able to enjoy as much time on earth with each other as possible.

 

  1. Al-Awwal The First, The Beginning-less

See 57:3

He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.

There is no greater intimacy one can have with God than the light of the sun, the oxygen in the air, and the water we drink and bathe in.

Those who say God is distant and requires a Way, a Truth, and Blood as a toll that must be paid in order reach Him do not understand God’s Nature.

  1. Al-Aakhir The Last, The Endless

As above, 57:3.

He is the First and the Last, the Ascendant and the Intimate, and He is, of all things, Knowing.

What is beginning-less must also be without an end. Mercy is the same.

It must exist on its own, never be deserved, never earned; must never call for the spotlight.

Without an endless supply of God’s Mercy and Grace, the universe would be unable to endure, and what is our attitude towards it at any given moment?

 

  1. Az-Zahir The Manifest, The Evident, The Outer

 

See: It is He who bestows from on high clear messages unto this His servant, to lead you out of the deep darkness into the light: for, behold, God is most compassionate towards you, a dispenser of grace. Al-Hadid 57:7, tr. Asad.

When a dispute arises as to the ownership of the husk,the husk belongs to the one who possesses the kernel. The heavenly sphere is the husk; the light of the spirit is the core. This sky is visible; spirit is not; but don’t stumble because of this. The body is manifest; Life’s spirit is hidden: the body is like a sleeve; the spirit is the hand. Rumi, Mathnaw i II;3251-3252, tr. Asad

Out of great concern, Allah spoke to his Messenger to reveal better way of life. One free of war, tyranny, torture, corruption and violence. This exists of its own accord already, but we either chose to overlook it, or over many generations have made a habit of pretending it is out of reach.

 

  1. Al-Wali The Patron, The Protecting Friend, The Friendly Lord

 

See 13:11

 

For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.

 

Angels are the people whose duty it is look to after us- the garbagemen, the ones that clean up litter, treat sewage, drive ambulances, and who harvest our food and spend hours in slaughter houses so we can eat way too much meat.

 

There are Angels all around us.

 

Muhammad said we must be aware of the short and long-term viability of those we know, those we have yet to meet, and who will remain strangers to us and take care of them in the likeness of angels.

 

  1. Al-Mutaʿali, The Supremely Exalted, The Most High

 

See 13:9

 

Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted.

 

Fulfillment of all spiritual study takes place when we recognize the Words of God are more than just Words.

 

 

  1. Al-Barr The Good, The Beneficent

 

See 52:28

 

Indeed, we used to supplicate Him before. Indeed, it is He who is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 

Why would anyone bend their knee, bow their head, or light a fire for any other than He Who is the Most Merciful?

 

 

  1. At-Tawwab The Ever-Returning, Ever-Relenting

 

See 2:128

 

Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.

 

4:64

 

And We did not send any messenger except to be obeyed by permission of Allah . And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, [O Muhammad], and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting of repentance and Merciful.

 

49:12

 

O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.

 

110:3

 

Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.

 

Allah’s Prophet, Muhammad said, “There is One God called Allah. If you know of any other show me!”

 

  1. Al-Muntaqim The Avenger

 

See

 

32:22

 

And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord; then he turns away from them? Indeed We, from the criminals, will take retribution.

 

43:41

 

And whether [or not] We take you away [in death], indeed, We will take retribution upon them.

 

44:16

 

The Day We will strike with the greatest assault, indeed, We will take retribution.

 

There is one unfair and truly unjust aspect of life that God forces us to endure: the knowledge we and those we hold dear must die.

 

Death, instead of the Destination becomes Allah’s retribution when we fail to cherish everyone and everything, up until our very last second knowing full well they were finite our entire lives.

He or she who lives fully, with wisdom, kindness, affection, and gratitude escapes Allah’s Retribution.

 

 

  1. Al-ʿAfu The Pardoner, The Effacer, The Forgiver

 

See:

 

4:43

 

O you who have believed, do not approach prayer while you are intoxicated until you know what you are saying or in a state of janabah, except those passing through [a place of prayer], until you have washed [your whole body]. And if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and find no water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and your hands [with it]. Indeed, Allah is ever Pardoning and Forgiving.

 

4:99

 

For those it is expected that Allah will pardon them, and Allah is ever Pardoning and Forgiving.

 

22:60

 

That [is so]. And whoever responds [to injustice] with the equivalent of that with which he was harmed and then is tyrannized – Allah will surely aid him. Indeed, Allah is Pardoning and Forgiving.

 

58:2

 

Those who pronounce thihar among you [to separate] from their wives – they are not [consequently] their mothers. Their mothers are none but those who gave birth to them. And indeed, they are saying an objectionable statement and a falsehood. But indeed, Allah is Pardoning and Forgiving.

 

Everybody knows the extents of their levels of piety and impropriety, and when they are discovered, expect pardon for their errors in judgment.

 

The natural result of this should be Mercy for others who act just as we do.

 

In addition to this Verse, Surah An-Nisa has significant detail on how to treat women before and during marriage, and if needed, for separation.

83 . Ar-Raʾuf  The Kind, The Pitying

 

See

 

9: 117

 

Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajireen and the Ansar who followed him in the hour of difficulty after the hearts of a party of them had almost inclined [to doubt], and then He forgave them. Indeed, He was to them Kind and Merciful.

 

57:9-10

 

It is He who sends down upon His Servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful.

 

And [there is a share for] those who came after them, saying, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed You are Kind and Merciful.”

 

Dua on #83 requires re-reading of 57:9:

 

It is He who sends down upon His Servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful.

 

 

  1. Malik-ul-Mulk The Owner of all Sovereignty

 

See 3:26

 

Say, “O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.

 

Men of poor composure and intelligence are routinely put in positions of authority beyond the level of their capabilities.

 

Entire nations starve, go to war, become unhealthy because the rivers of Rizq under their care are diverted towards them.  They don’t care, and strangely, oddly, neither do we. Not enough.

 

Humanity has a large capacity to govern itself poorly- we magnify challenging situations such as scarcity, economic and environmental turmoil by electing and maintaining leaders and spiritual advisors of insufficient mettle in their positions.

 

We allow men with small hearts and large ambitions to influence our lives and we always wait and see.

 

When others or the earth we all live upon are in trouble, it is urgent to humble those that endanger it with rule of law as soon as their infractions are discovered.

 

  1. Zul-Jalali wal-Ikram, The Lord of Majesty and Generosity

 

See

 

55: 27

 

And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.

 

55:78

 

Blessed is the name of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.

 

Surah 55 discusses the human dilemma, the ways we cope with our incessant levels of agitation in particular.

 

This restlessness is the root driver of all evil on the planet earth, it is also the root driver of all progress.

 

 

  1. Al-Muqsit The Equitable, The Requiter

 

see

 

3:18

 

Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

 

The very suggestion of the existence of a wrathful God causes the loss of one’s humanity.

 

  1. Al-Jamiʿ The Gatherer, The Unifier

 

See 3:9

 

Our Lord, surely You will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, Allah does not fail in His promise.

Blessed is Allah on High, may all living things benefit from the work of His Instruments on earth. May they be successful at teaching us how to work together to prevent a Last Day of our own making.

 

 

  1. Al-Ghani The Rich, The Independent

See

 

39: 7

 

If you disbelieve – indeed, Allah is Free from need of you. And He does not approve for His servants disbelief. And if you are grateful, He approves it for you; and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you about what you used to do. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

 

47:38

 

Here you are – those invited to spend in the cause of Allah – but among you are those who withhold [out of greed]. And whoever withholds only withholds [benefit] from himself; and Allah is the Free of need, while you are the needy. And if you turn away, He will replace you with another people; then they will not be the likes of you.

 

57:24

 

[Those] who are stingy and enjoin upon people stinginess. And whoever turns away – then indeed, Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

 

 

Gratitude is the experience of having enough even when there is not that much. Some of us have more than enough and are perennially needy, some have nothing at all and mange to be quite content.

 

The median between the two is called the Will of Allah.

 

There is enough air, water, food, and space on the earth; scarcity is a myth. The presence of wealth and poverty in the grave disproportions that exist on earth are deliberate and unnatural and not at all a fact of life. We have allowed religion, politics, superstition, habit, and rhetoric to convince us otherwise for a long time now.

 

The truth is, we are a needy people and quite stingy. It is indeed a privilege to declare there just isn’t enough for others when you have all of your needs met. When the motivations just aren’t there for you, from whence shall they come?

 

  1. Al-Mughni The Enricher, The Emancipator

 

See 9:28

 

O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach al-Masjid al-Haram after this, their [final] year. And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Wise.

 

If you are enslaved to or abused by a God of Anger and Punishment, there is Another that will always welcome you.

 

To enter His Presence, all you have to do is remove the imaginary chains that bind you to all doubt by inserting the key- your Erudite Mind, into the lock of freedom from all Other Gods and, thus, all blessedness will be yours.

 

 

  1. Al-Maniʿ The Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender

 

See Miṣbāḥ of Taqī al-Dīn al-Kaf`āmī 1992.

 

The text emphasizes identification of self with the Person of Allah as the means to Full Understanding of Both: “God’s existence is evocative through His own Self, so the `I am that I am’ has similar implications.”

 

 

  1. Ad-Darr The Distressor, The Harmer, The Afflictor

 

See 6:17

 

And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent.

 

Life is not all good nor all bad. The mixture depends on your attitude and the conditions in which you find yourself and others.

 

When someone else is suffering, it is incumbent upon all of us to react appropriately rather than maintain an illusion of something altogether different is happening instead.

 

Crossing this line from the Second Seat to the First is completes the journey of the soul from its Origin to its Destination, and Union with Allah, also called “Instrumentation.”

 

Without this Instrumentation, Allah is just another name written in a book of Verses. What makes Allah competent are those who perform Dua (contemplation) and Zagat (service) with willingness to make the Salaat (prayers) of others Truthful.

 

  1. An-Nafi – The Propitious, The Benefactor, The Source of Good

 

See 30:37

 

Do they not see that Allah extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]? Indeed, in that are signs for a people who believe.

 

Without patience and perseverance, there is never enough of anything-time, energy, money, or faith.

 

Cultivation of these qualities extends life, makes its opportunities and the solutions to its problems more apparent.

 

  1. An-Nur The Light

 

See 24: 35

 

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

 

The Light, called Nur is the Light of  Life, and is the source of all Knowledge. Nur hides behind our imaginations, spurs all intellection and innovation and through Kursi creates all that exists.

 

 

  1. Al-Badiʿ The Incomparable, The Unattainable, The Beautiful

 

2:117

 

Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

 

6:101

 

[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.

 

Allah says “Be” and into Being We Become. This ability, its secret origins and plans are unattainable to all but He. None may question or modify Allah’s Will for it is out of reach. It can only be observed and cooperated with.

 

6:101 is intended to scold Christianity over the Virgin Birth, a concept Muhammad frowned upon. This is second to Christian insistence that Allah created His Son for the sole purpose of His filthy murder.

 

Surah Ali Imran explains this. Allah, Competent in all ways, planned for the Conception of Jesus Christ in the usual ways, but to yield exceptional results: The Good News, taught with eloquence to a despairing and troubled world.

 

It is Allah, the Great, the Mighty, the Wise that uses what is rote and mundane to make miracles and there is No Other Like Him.

 

  1. Al-Warith The Heir, The Inheritor of All

 

see

15:23

 

And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

 

57:10

 

And why do you not spend in the cause of Allah while to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth? Not equal among you are those who spent before the conquest [of Makkah] and fought [and those who did so after it]. Those are greater in degree than they who spent afterwards and fought. But to all Allah has promised the best [reward]. And Allah, with what you do, is Acquainted.
The reason the Messenger gave us the Qu’ran was to provide us with the means to discover and fulfil our destiny as human beings. This without paying the price of war, causing suffering, damage to the environment, unnecessary sacrifice or paying homage to phantoms, false gods or indulging scary superstitions.

We have always had this ability, but with the Qu’ran we were given a chance to do so with the power of Boundless Mercy, which the earth needs with great urgency after centuries of abuse.

Prior to and after its Revelation, humanity allowed a cruel regime of blood, murder, shame and superstition fostered by a primitive and traumatized humanity to fill our lives with fear and darkness.

Even now, we fight, argue, jockey for position and seek power so that our fantasy about life on earth reigns over those of another.

Without Mercy, which is not the withholding of wrath but the belief all of us abide in Grace, we shall inherit great devastation instead of what was meant to be an experience of Great Beauty.

 

 

  1. Al-Baqi The Immutable, The Infinite, The Everlasting

 

See 55:27

 

And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.

 

Human beings, plants, animals, the elements, planets and stars etc. experience the potentiating and deteriorating forces of time.

 

The Creator of Time, known as Allah is its Owner and He alone dictates its length and effects on all phenomena in the universe.

 

He was there at its beginning, only He will remain at its end. He who serves as His Vessel, called a Lantern of Nur, spends the time between times fostering Great Beauty in the midst of Great Disorder.

 

  1. Al-Warith The Heir, The Inheritor of All

 

see:

 

15:23

 

And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

 

57:10

 

And why do you not spend in the cause of Allah while to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth? Not equal among you are those who spent before the conquest [of Makkah] and fought [and those who did so after it]. Those are greater in degree than they who spent afterwards and fought. But to all Allah has promised the best [reward]. And Allah, with what you do, is Acquainted.

 

We never get to keep anything we have, nothing we are given, not what we earn. There is one thing, however that will always be ours to possess and give away without any effort or cost.

 

Our time. Truly there is no other reward that is its equal.

 

  1. Ar-Rashid The Guide to the Right Path

 

See:
2: 256

 

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

 

72:10

 

And we do not know [therefore] whether evil is intended for those on earth or whether their Lord intends for them a right course.

 

Here is the greatest challenge yet posed by Allah to humanity, a thread running through the Quran and the Asmaul Husna:

 

How to do what you want with the means you have.

 

We just don’t know why some perpetrate acts of horror on others or the planet. Well, we do, don’t we after all! How about that?

 

Mercy is spontaneous, malice is always planned.

 

No amount of religion, no matter the name and shape of the Messenger or His or Her Message has changed this.

 

 

  1. As-Sabur the Timeless, The Patient

 

see

 

2: 153

 

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

 

3: 200

 

O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.

 

103:3

 

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

 

The end of the Asmaul Husna, the Beautiful Names is (nearly) upon you, but having performed Dua on them in honesty and sincerity called Sadaqah, this is only beginning

 

The Kursi of Allah is all knowledge, grace, and bliss and to be sure, It is also undeniable. You may not expose yourself to It and then pretend.

 

 

  1. Al-Saeiqa, صاعقة The Lightning Bolt of Mercy.

                                                                                                                                         

See

13:13

The thunder praises His glory, and so do the angels, out of reverence for Him. He sends the lightning bolts, which strike in accordance with His will. Yet, they argue about God, though His power is awesome.

 

2:20

The lightning almost snatches away their eyesight. When it lights for them, they move forward, and when it turns dark, they stand still. If God wills, He can take away their hearing and their eyesight. God is Omnipotent.

 

13:12

He is the One who shows you the lightning as a source of fear, as well as hope, and He initiates the loaded clouds.

 

17: 44

Glorifying Him are the seven universes, the earth, and everyone in them. There is nothing that does not glorify Him, but you do not understand their glorification. He is Clement, Forgiver.

 

39:67

They can never fathom the greatness of God. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand. Be He glorified; He is much too high above needing any partners.

 

10:61

They can never fathom the greatness of God. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand. Be He glorified; He is much too high above needing any partners.

 

24:35

God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The allegory of His light is that of a concave mirror behind a lamp that is placed inside a glass container. The glass container is like a bright, pearl-like star. The fuel thereof is supplied from a blessed oil-producing tree, that is neither eastern, nor western. Its oil is almost self-radiating; needs no fire to ignite it. Light upon light. God guides to His light whoever wills (to be guided). God thus cites the parables for the people. God is fully aware of all things.

 

The last of the Asmaul Husna is al Saeiqa, the Lightning Bolt of Nur,  He Who is Called Allah.

 

Al Saeiqa dispels the doubt we all have about our place, the placement of all things, how far we are from the Seat of Allah, and lights the way to His Feet like a single spark pierces the darkness for miles around.

 

He is called Allah by His Prophet Muhammad, and His Lamp shines across all the worlds and times in order to give them hope.

 

Here ends the Upanishad Al Sa’aeiqat Min Ar-Rahma, the Exploration of the Secrets of the Beautiful Names of Allah.

 

As Salaam Alaikam,  may peace be upon you.

 

Now that we have established an Inventive and Merciful God as the Creator of all Things within our minds what about Absolute Reality on the outside? Is He real or just a fantasy? Brace yourselves. He is Real. And He is Fantastic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. The Ashtita Sutra, the Truth That Binds or

The Cord of Truth, or

The Origin and Quantum Mechanics of Consciousness.

What is the Ashtita Sutra?

The Ashtita Sutra explains the “Rules of Existence”.

Ashtita means “cord” or “thread”.  A sutra is “an instrument of teaching or a compendium of rules”. A tantra is the physical application of a sutra. The goal of the study of a sutra is practical application through tantra, in this case, Ashtita Tantra or “Harmonization with the Rules of Truth.”

The purpose of this text is to explain, using fact rather than myth the Rules of Existence. For this, we must resort to Quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics model the behavior of the universe at its most minute levels. The objective of quantum mechanics is to provide concrete explanations for how particles smaller than atoms perform and the roles they play in making Reality happen.

The smallest particles have properties that cause them to zigzag through space time in a way that is unpredictable. Because of this we speak of them as “quanta” or particles with an uncertain location and speed in relation to their cohorts but infinite possibility with regards to their destinations.

This concept is called quantum gravity. Classical gravity explains how density, time, space, acceleration, mass and location combine to glue objects to each other. Classical gravity is the science of the certain. If you know the coefficients of the variables in the gravity formula you can calculate the attractive forces gravity with 100% precision:

The gravity formula that most people remember, or think of, is the equation which captures Newton’s law of universal gravitation, which says that the gravitational force between two objects is proportional to the mass of each, and inversely proportional to the distance between them. It is usually written like this (G is the gravitational constant):

F = Gm1m2/r2

Quantum gravity, however, is the attraction the universe has for all of its possible realities.

Creation results from the interplay of might be and what actually happens. We can explain almost all of it through direct or empirical means.

Even this formula deals only with the relativity of the probability of outcomes.

There are many other formulas for QG and no one knows which one explains the phenomenon sufficiently. Why is this such a shit mess?

The universe has no idea what you are going to do next and neither do you, but it’s ready when you figure it out. Assuming we know some of the assumptions, some of results we can figure out with 100% accuracy.

The answers to a few questions about how reality works, however, are dubious at best.

Why Are We Here?

Human beings have asked this question since we became sentient. We need to know so we can make God, self, and others happy and get what’s coming to us.

Is there a scientific way to find out?

Quantum mechanics say there is.

The Absolute and the Constitutional.

What is Absolute is irrefutable. What is Constitutional is apparently absolute  but cannot be proven using scientific method.

Life and death are absolutes. All must submit to their will. There are others- night and day, light and gravity, birth, maturation and aging. These “gods”, the governing principals of existence must be obeyed.

Fearing their control of our destinies we turn to coping mechanisms like politics, religion, superstition, ritual, and delusion. These give rise to the constitutional aspects or “establishments” that we allow to govern life and pretend they are absolute.

The belief that something false is irrefutably true without proof, or that which is Absolute is conditional, is called superstition.

Superstitions and the religions and politics they inform shape our notions of morality, good and evil, heaven and hell. We fear and obey them for no reason at all besides conformity to social norms. This is not inappropriate provided their recognition as constitutional aspects of existence is clear.

Sastras exist to debunk superstition and reveal the Nature of the Absolute. Each text in this compendium has its own methods for this, but all caution against the use of constitutional solutions for the problems of the Absolute.

All suffering, poverty, depravity, waste, and desperation are caused by an improper understanding of the difference. All human beings, however are born with the ability to figure it out, fortunately.

A Muslim verse that we will see again says:

The Angel-Adam realized that if they were to remain in the pure spiritual world, they would never free themselves of their duality. This is the reason why he made himself the demiurge of the physical cosmos, as the instrument through which the Forms who had once been of Light would find their salvation.

The Human Condition is the only one that can straddle the Absolute and the constitutional and yet live in ignorance. We do this by allowing ourselves to believe what is true is false, and what is false is true.
Direct Experience ends the need for belief by replacing all hypotheses about life with facts.

The Root Causes of Suffering.

The body starts suffering the moment it exits the birth canal and thereafter does so regularly and often. When it experiences pleasure, its owner worries when the next instance will be and plans to repeat it as soon as possible, sometimes whether it is worth it or not.

The same is true of annoyances and frustrations. Some people think baking a wedding cake for two lesbians is the end of the world. Others think the willingness to contribute to another’s happiness is important to civilized life.

Imagine picking up the phone and the vet tells you the results are back, your cat has two weeks to live because he has mast cell leukemia.

One of these is false suffering, the other, the universe insists upon.

It is the sliding scale between the absolute-fact based- and constitutional-belief based types of human experience that make composure around agony and ecstasy so challenging.

The universe functions exclusively in the realm of the Absolute, however. What are real heights and depth of human experience that the universe allows? The answer can only be found through the Direct Experience of Sutra.

If someone has ever asked you to marry them and you want the same, you feel the factual evidence of ecstasy.

Other times, it feels like we are one of the cows in line inside one of those very high narrow fences that guide them to the man with a shotgun at the end. Someone we love is ahead of us, another is behind us, all watching, waiting to see.

We are not in denial about the meaning of life for either the happy couple or those cows are we? Not from the moment they are married or till the cows are served to children in a Happy Meal. We know precisely what is going to happen to both and feel comfortable with how predictable that is for them.

Why are we at peace with that? Because we think the Universe has the authority to unilaterally impose itself on the people and animals it governs. Or do we?

So why are we here, and what is the meaning of life?

We are here to witness the transformational power of experience. And if experience transforms us, it is the experience of love that is, without a doubt, the greatest one. How we experienced Love defines our lives, especially what you’ve loved and lost.

What kind of God would ordain such a bittersweet life experience for us? In Arabic He is called Allah, in Hebrew He is called Eloy. In Sanskrit He is called Brahman. All of them mean the same thing: “Bright Spirit” or “Adorable Being.”

What is the Brahman?

The Great Masters that created the Vedas and Upanishads knew that everything is composed of “Light, without its physical properties and known qualities”.

 

They called this pluripotential Light the Brahman, which means “Great Spirit”. They described it as an unconscious, impersonal, unconditioned state of pluripotential reality.

 

Through this most precocious idea about the Brahman we can make the leap from the constitutional aspects of reality to the Absolute and for this we need quantum mechanics.

 

Information Bits, Letters, Words, Sentences…Epic Poems.

The only aspect of reality that conforms to the definition of the Brahman mentioned in the Upanishads and actually exists is called an information bit.

Information bits, the smallest unit of creation, are all that exists. Like all particles, they move in three dimensions along, in rows, columns and a z axis. They “inform” each other about Reality in real time.

The universe is an infinitely dense mesh of these bits, not at all different from the way an atmosphere is a dense mesh of gas molecules or the ocean of water molecules. Just like the properties of atoms organize molecules into substances and they into larger and more complex structures, information bits provide organization and instruction to the Creation.

This they do by toggling between pluripotency and the actual outcomes required by all the causes and effects at work in the universe. Once a cause places a call to the universe, an effect is rendered by bits within the range of options they have pre-ordained.

Imagine a school of fish changing direction all at once and this is what happens within the web of information each time cause and effect negotiate their positions in creation.

All of this is captured one configuration at a time in a binary code-like language, as a kind of snapshot. This snapshot of coinciding bits called quantum singularities (QS) is called a quantum multiple (QM).

The structural formula for a bit- also called a quantum singularity – and its cohort, the quantum multiple which consists of a series of joins is:

X= [(1/0=0/1)* 1∞] , Y=[(1/0=0/1)* 1∞], Z=[(1/0=0/1)* 1∞]

Unlike their much, much larger constructs, gluons, glueballs, strings, pions, bosons, electrons, etc. bits exist with certainty with regards to each other and lack confinement to orbitals. Instead of a random life lived in an orbital, bits toggle positions with each other in order to convey instructions to Reality about its present and future configurations.

A simple way to think of information bit certainty is observation: What is observed is certain.  It’s kind of like a team meeting where your boss is the only one that knows the agenda for the day and he assigns people to teams and gives each one an agenda and a deadline. This is how a bits glue creation together out of larger quanta that are standing by waiting to find out what is going to happen next.

Certainty is created or  “spelled out” as random particles merge into increasingly complex configurations of 3d dot matrices that form into letters, letters form words, etc. and these spawn those larger particles which then also communicate what has happened to creation relative to every other configuration and what must happen next.

At some point (at each point, actually…), the tale of existence is told, and creation folds up- casts off its disguises and costumes as the matter and energy that it assumed in its various states as gross matter and reduces itself back to single Information Bit called a Quantum Singularity that contains every detail.

This process of information archiving within a singularity is called an Event. A series of events is called a quantum continuity (QC):
“A continuity equation in physics is an equation that describes the transport of some quantity. It is particularly simple and powerful when applied to a conserved quantity, but it can be generalized to apply to any extensive quantity. Since mass, energy, momentum, electric charge and other natural quantities are conserved under their respective appropriate conditions, a variety of physical phenomena may be described using continuity equations.”

 

It all begins where all things end…an Event Horizon.

 

What is an Event Horizon?

An event horizon (EH) is the outer wall that surrounds an Information Database called a Quantum Singularity (QS). Quantum Multiplication (QM) of bits takes place as QSs toggle with each other through QC.

In between a QS, a QM, and QC is a process called quantum parity (QP).

An EH is said to be the place “from which information cannot return to its point of observation”. Still, life goes on.

How can this be possible? Because of QP. Even as what just happened has crossed an EH, you are still in an active state of observation and can connect the dots through your memory. The connection between what just happened and is happening takes place because of parity.

Even though bits are always crossing EHs, the universe retains a copy called a hologram so that continuity can take place, sort of like a computer that has an autosave but also allows you to make calls to server and write to its database in real time.

That means once you observe something and it becomes certain, there is no longer any chance that phenomenon can be anything other than what it was, nor can the effects it is responsible for be avoided. QSs, EHS, QMs, and QP makes all of this happen in the cosmos.

The easiest way to understand this is to think of all the new things that happen every day. As you move through life you accumulate new memories even as you retain the old ones. You are adding information bits to your unconscious mind that are available for conscious recall, but the actual objects of perception will remain long gone.

The process of filing the memory away is through the event horizons of your senses, the brain becomes a kind of hive of quantum singularities that recombine into multiples when you want to remember in or out of sequence what has happened during your life and quantum continuity is the active observation of what is certainly taking place in real time.

The universe’s QCN (quantum continuity network) works the same way: it creates an infinitely contiguous experience called time through quantum multiplication.

In order to understand how event horizons and singularity formations work and how this pertains to the meaning of life, one must learn about gravity.

What is Gravity?

Gravity and Flux

What is Gravity? Gravity is the threading of space between two toggling entities. As time, matter, and energy attempt to pass between two adjacent entities that are trying to get their work done, gravity is the result. The process of generating gravity is very  similar to the push and pull caused by a jet engine.

The plane moves as a result of the wind being threaded through the engine by its turbines. The velocity at the front of the plane is faster than that at the back because the engines force the nose of the plane to go faster than the rear which is continually playing catch up.

This is exactly what happens to an object that nears an event horizon. Instead of just causing a part of the object to be a little behind, the gravimetric forces of a QS cause time to infinitely stretch the front of the object away from the middle and end. This allows the QS to have its snapshot of reality, and observation with certainty on the exterior of the EH can still happen.

The interaction of observers and events, event horizons and quantum singularities with all the others result in what is called Quantum Multiplication or Contiguous Experience.

The ongoing Multiplication of Quanta through gravimetric push and pull in the universe creates time. Even with our understanding of the existence of time, gravity, and quantum mechanics, the essentials needed to fathom how an infinitely expansive universe and all of its phenomena function, we still have no idea how human consciousness is possible.

How We Got Here and How We know

It all started when lightning, the Divine Animus, struck volcanic plumes when the earth was just a toddler. Organic molecule precursors fell into the ocean, and the heat and static charges of the seas created the four nucleotides and they spiraled around each other till they created vessels fit for the rise of Consciousness.

And what happens when Consciousness meets its hosts? Utter Joy. Living things love being alive. They revel in life. Observation of even a paramecium shows a little critter that is overjoyed to exist!

We simply don’t know how or why this happens. It is truly not possible for a random walk to create something so intricate, so dependent on the deliberate organization, manipulation, capitalization and understanding of the power of information.

Crazier still is Experience- the impossible product of an impossible phenomena called Conscious Awareness. Experience has no informational basis. It requires information, decodes its meaning, and enhances it and that creates the faculty of imagination which is even more scary for its lack of an informational superstructure.

As I stated earlier, we are transformed by Experience and can transform it back with our dreams, visions, imaginations, hysteria, lies, exaggerations and omissions, individual perspectives. Unlike information bits which continually tell the Truth about a random and dynamic creation, we are doomed to tell ourselves and each other lies.

This is not a moral or even ethical judgement of the Creator imposed upon us cruelly or whimsically due to our lack of ability to do otherwise. It is the greatest blessing we could have asked for in addition to the rather critical one of being here at all.

We get to dream up, shape, and forge a destiny within a random walk that provides everything to us, and asks nothing of us. A gift given to us by something truly fabulous.

 

Conservation of Information

 

Information added to the universe by any means remains stored in quantum singularities, and never exits. Multiplication and Conservation are why the universe is always gaining mass and volume on an infinite basis.

 

I can prove this. Imagine the letter E. No one but you will know you have done this. Go to a computer and type the letter E into an email and send it your contacts list. Everyone you know will see the letter E. If they send it to their contacts list, and so on, and this information is backed up to Gmail’s servers, information that did not exist before is added to the universe and it must grow to make room for it.

 

This infinite storage of information through continuity is called the Principal of Conservation of Information.

 

The universe remembers everything that has ever happened so that what it anticipates is a logical conclusion to what has already happened. The universe doesn’t, for example,  suddenly “forget” what water is, how it is made or how it behaves. The Principal of Conservation of Information ensures this and that all the interactions and transactions that universe makes with itself are retained.

 

We add information about existence, never lose any memory of the past – Conservation of Information is never compromised. Unless something happens, something like life for which there is no information available at all.

 

The Information Barrier

 

There is an “information barrier” that prevents the perceptible jump of life into or out of a life-bearing matrix or host. We know that the earth hosts life because we can see, hear, touch, smell, taste, and experience it directly ourselves. Other than that, there is no evidence life exists. It is impossible.

Technically speaking, we have no soul, are not conscious, and once we die the universe does not remember us nor can it reproduce us. Our “souls” are not subject to the Conservation of Information. Not one bit of mass is added or lost due to the presence or absence of a soul within its host.

 

The rules governing the origin, presence, and departure of the Life Giving Essence in creation remain a mystery.

 

Personality is Not Conserved.

 

Human consciousness and consciousness in general defy Quantum Continuity and the Conservation of Information.  This is because we can spontaneously add information to the creation and behave irrespective of Continuity. We do what we want for no reason at all, and we shouldn’t even be here to begin with.

 

Just as with life itself, there is no math or formula or law of physics that can suggest or predict human destiny or even influence it. We- our personalities- come into existence without a cause, and exit leaving not a trace.

 

We have no reason to be here, we accomplish nothing of consequence. The universe does not need us but for some reason, here we are.

 

What else is NOT Conserved?

 

Time is not conserved. There is an infinite supply of it, but we alas only get a small portion of it. Of this, we must be lightly conscious in order for life to have any meaning. Without meditation, which tells us how we spend our time and what habits govern its budgeting, we have nothing but waste to stow away in our memories of the past.

 

So, What Do We Do Now?

Do we really need religious and moral treatises to tell us not to kill each other? Why do we use government and religious organizations to harm, annoy and frustrate each other? We certainly do know and want better.

Why is prosperity available to some while others live in disease, despair, and filth?

Why would we use the power of our magnificent minds and imaginations to place a wrathful, mean-spirited and anti-human God on a throne over society and use it as a vehicle to tyrannize and criminalize us when this is so contrary to the True Nature of Reality and the intentions of its Creator?

Our existence in this universe is a Miracle. Every aspect of creation was designed to give us life, meet our needs, and show us the way to a destiny nothing shy of Great Beauty during our lifetimes and we have no idea how or why it happens.

As our understanding via the sciences, technology, educational methods and curiosity expanded over our time on this earth, it seems like our sophistication and attitudes about such things as genocide, overpopulation, wealth politics, ritual magic, misogyny, homophobia, racism, deforestation, habitat destruction, poisoning of the earth, the air and the oceans, nuclear holocaust etc. should have found their proper places in our past. Instead they have come to rule our lives and are indeed running them over the edge of the abyss.

In order to rewind and reset our lives so that they foretell of a Beauteous Destiny instead, we must start where we began, with the Truth of Existence which is none other than a Miracle. A fabulous and wonderful miracle given without explanation or condition by a Gracious God.

Realization of This in self, in community, in All Things is called Salvation.

This  is the Truth as revealed by the Ashtita Sutra, the Cord that Binds all Destinies Together.

Here ends the Ashtita Sutra, contained in the Vajra Veda.

 

 

 

 

  1. Shri Murugan Gita

The Song of the Supreme General

नागरिकता अवाप्ति उपनिषद्

Nagarikata Avpti Upanishad,

“The Exploration of the Nature of Citizenship and Governance”

 

 

The Maha Mantra, the Invocation to the Song of the Supreme General.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama

Gurur Brahmā, gurur Viṣṇur
gurur devo Maheśvaraḥ
gurus sākṣāt, paraṃ Brahma
tasmai śrī gurave namaḥ.

Translated:

The Great Soul Who Relieves All Suffering,

Who has been called Rama the Most Beloved, and Krishna, the Scourge of the Wicked,

The Greatest Guru, Who created all existence, Who Sustains and Nourishes,

Who Teaches All Men the Greatest of Knowledges, Is All That Is Seen and Unseen,

He is Surely Also My Beloved Teacher.

All Love and Praise Belong to Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction.

 

The Story.

 

Sri Ram and Sri Devi, the Divine Bride and Bridegroom, known as Vishnu and Laksmi manifested from Beyond to teach mankind the importance of rule of law and how to be a heroic when the rules break down.

 

After Ram’s countrymen accused His wife, Sita of adultery, He was confronted with a nearly impossible dilemma, that of standing by His Wife out of respect for Her, or following the rules out of respect for Society.

 

Sita was escorted from the city and left in the forest by herself.

 

Ram and Sita go on many amazing adventures after that, are reunited, and return, together, to the the joy of all. Their story, called the Ramayana (ruh-my-uh-nuh) teaches the importance of loyalty- where it belongs and when it is misplaced.

 

Since its telling by the Sage Valmiki around 500 BCE, The Ramayana has served a central place in the spiritual canon of the world but its teachings failed to produce the desired result: a lasting and inviolate concept of Civil Society.

 

It changed history very little.

 

Around 450 BCE, the Great Swami Vyasa recounted a tale from another tradition, that of the Warrior God, Kartikeya, the Brother of the Stars and the Supreme General of Heaven also called Krishna, the Scourge of the Wicked, who manifested to address yet another mess made by a flawed people who nurtured a great evil in their government.

 

Dhritarashtra, the Blind King, allowed his nephew, Duryodhana, to cheat during a free election at the expense of his opponent, his cousin Arjuna. The people and the incumbent allowed this nonsense to proceed unchallenged. Arjuna was banished along with all of his friends, family, army and allies so that the Throne could remain secure. Accidents and mishaps befell other newly elected officials in surprising numbers.

 

Absent opposition, Duryodhana ran amok. His crimes against the people were manifold and egregious. Ram’s legacy of proper governance was not respected, and many lives were lost to the edge of Duryodhana’s cruel and relentless sword.

 

Word spread to Arjuna how poorly things were going. Instead of taking his place as the rightful heir and protecting his people, he retreated to a cave in order to meditate.

 

Lord Krishna departed from His Divine Post as the Commander in Chief of the Maruts, the Storm Angels, found Arjuna and explained the importance of his duty as the true King: to defend his people against all threats foreign and domestic.

 

Arjuna’s heart was heavy with the burdens of fear and ignorance. “I might have to act against my friends and relatives, and this troubles me.” Arjuna said. “They might die and so could I. Maybe this will all go away on its own!”

 

“No sir.” Krishna, said, “Rise, mighty warrior, and do what must be done.”

 

Arjuna said, “Tell me what I must do  O Lord so that I might be thy instrument in these troubled times.”

 

The Bhagavad Gita contains Krishna’s response, all of which was meant to calm the hysterical prince down so he could go kill his rival and everyone who stood with him.

 

Tyrants and genocides are not the product of one man. They are not the will of God, they do not happen on accident. They are the result of societies lose their way, and then willingly, certainly and deliberately follow the path of losers and morons to great tragedy.

 

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is not about prevention of crime or corruption. The text explains why we shirk our duty and gives no opportunity whatsoever for repentance. Sometimes, it is just too late and the Righteous must rise up and do what is right.

 

I have chosen a section of the Bhagavad Gita in order to provide humanity with a resource that may help it find the passion and wisdom it needs to address the genocides and abuses of power present on the globe today and to be more than vigilant should its signs return.

 

So far I have explained the importance a Merciful God, the Miracle of Life He has given us to our appreciation of life on earth. With these verses from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita called The Upanishad Nagarikata Avpti, AKA the Song of the Supreme General,  I explain through scripture the responsibilities citizens and governments have to our communal welfare.

 

Here begins the Song of God called the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3, v.  21-43, called “The Yoga of Action.”

 

  1. Whatever a respectable leader does is surely and solely done for other people, and whatever the example he gives the whole world will do in following.

 

Oh wouldn’t that be nice! But what happens when the electorate, stakeholders, or those that do the hiring are themselves not respectable?

 

We could reword this mantra, “Whatever a corrupt and diabolic people desire in their hearts, this they will seek out in a leader. All the evil he does will reflect the willingness of the people to be complicit, and the rest of the world will be their victims.”

 

Civil Society requires intelligent and sophisticated members to mold, nurture and give rise to brilliant and valiant leaders. Together, their accomplishments amaze. Krishna says “respectable leaders” create a state that is highly desirable and enviable by others and before long the whole world will want to understand its methods and follow suit.

 

This has never been the case.

 

  1. For Me there is no obligation of service in the three worlds [heaven, hell and purgatory] yet, indeed without wanting or desire to obtain, I am engaged in activities also.

 

Government and its torchbearers exist for the benefit of all that are governed. In its role, government identifies problems, studies their causes and then implements their solutions through policy.

 

Once the policy is approved and signed into law, performance measurements and standards detailed in its contents are used to determine if its effective, meet its requirements on time, within its budget and scope.

 

Government is also tasked with improving quality of life. This it should do for all of its stakeholders till the job is done.  It is a myth if not a lie that governments must contain spending. They must contain costs that are assigned to projects that are not meeting their goals, and never overspend without additional policy riders, but governments spend what they need to spend to ensure their citizens are safe, well, comfortable and have access to opportunities to be happy.

 

When the government gives up on us, who can we turn to? Krishna says this question must never, ever arise:

 

  1. Surely if I ever fail thus to be engaged with great care, that path of Mine all men would follow, oh son of Prithâ, in every respect.

 

Never does God waver from His Ethos. When mankind wavers from His example due to the toxic influence of a fool, He manifests to restore order and by retraining us in the art and science of proper governance and citizenship.

 

When both dimensions fall into poor health, a despot can take over without even a hint of the devastation he or she intends to wreak upon the innocent during his term.

 

Where good citizenship prevents the loss of life and morbidity and extends its benefits, the poor sort causes the irrevocable loss of life and peace of mind. Then the Supreme General must appear to teach and lead the vulnerable and mediocre into battle against the corrupt and feculent.

 

To Arjuna in 450 BCE he said, “Get your sword and Fight! They are brutes and savages all them. Kill them for Me. They will not be missed.”

 

The alternative is not to be considered:

 

  1. All these worlds would run into chaos if I would not do My work; I would create confusion and would destroy all these living entities.

 

If the scriptures tell us anything it is to Witness. God is Steadfast, God is Good, God is Kind, He is Beneficent.

 

The false scriptures tell us He dislikes us, made us and then turned away from what He made and fully intends to punish it. We have no evidence of this and do we want to find any?

 

Absolutely not!

 

So why do we have this dual concept of the Creator? One that is “The Most Especially Merciful” and the other, an Adversarial God?

Krishna said:

 

  1. As the ignorant do their work in attachment, oh descendant of Bharata, so the learned must act without attachment in desiring to be the example for the common people.

 

This Upanishad as well as all the Sastras (the world’s spiritual weapons) were written by our Gurus to provide an antidote for ignorance and its habitual practices so that life could continually improve.

 

The Saints follow their Gurus for this purpose, the wicked follow theirs.

 

The wicked want to be ignorant and do ignorant things even though they know better.

The Learned, their hearts ablaze with the desire to create a Civil Society that serves all who depend upon it.

 

Next, Krishna elaborates on how this is accomplished.

 

  1. He should not disturb the minds of the ignorant attached to the fruits of labor; a wise man should, engaged in his duty, fit all in with his work.

 

In Gita 4:40, Krishna says:

 

ajñaśh chāśhraddadhānaśh cha sanśhayātmā vinaśhyati
nāyaṁ loko ’sti na paro na sukhaṁ sanśhayātmanaḥ

 

“Persons who possess neither faith nor knowledge, and who are of a doubting nature, suffer a downfall. For the skeptical souls, there is no happiness either in this world or the next.”

 

No amount of effort invested in the spiritually or politically dull or listless will ever yield any returns. Better instead to focus on the activities that will benefit all, at the expense of none.

 

Real politicians and citizens, Krishna said, “fit all of it” into their work. All of it but the bullshit: the nonsense of the spoiled, selfish, superstitious, elite scum who think the government is their plaything.

 

Krishna explains how honorable men and women called Public Administrators are different from the religious and political Right, and even the slow to act, if not perennially ineffective Left:

 

  1. All activities are carried out by the three modes of material nature. But in ignorance, the soul, deluded by false identification with the body, thinks itself to be the doer.

 

Vedanta explains the root driver of human behavior is the desire to be comfortable. This could be reworded to say, “all action is explained by an aversion to discomfort”.
We are necessarily opposed to being too cold, thirsty, hungry, or in danger, but these we need to respond to in order to survive. No one calls you an idiot for wanting to eat, have shelter from the elements, access to quality education or health care do they?

 

These things are not optional and this is why Civil Societies have sprung up to ensure these basic needs are met. The consequences of failing can cost people and animals their lives and this is not optional. What is optional is privilege.

 

True ignorance is the need to cavil or complain about one’s access to privilege.  

 

The experience of discomfort is to be expected, the aggrandizement of one’s aches and pains is a burden none should be asked to bear in your company, neither is it a duty of society.

 

Shankaracharya says the ability to bear life’s little pinpricks, called titiksa (tit-ik-sha) is integral to being comfortable and stable within oneself, one’s environment, communities and the world at large. Each of us copes and cavils according to our habits and levels of maturity and self-esteem.

 

Shankaracharya and Krishna both state there are three states of mind called “gunas” or “attributes” that result from contact between oneself and life:

Tamoguna– aversion to activity, attraction to sloth. Tamoguna is a strong belief that avoidance of work and discomfort will bring happiness.

 

Tamasic personalities require a concise and limited range of activity in order to feel safe and comfortable no matter how contrary to the truth this is. They are rigid thinkers, very religious, and resort to their superstitious and suspicions rather than their critical thinking skills in orderto solve their problems. Tamasic persons make poor citizens and worse leaders.

 

Rajoguna– agitation, passion, emotionality. Rajoguna motivates us to act out, exasperate and enervate self and others when stillness makes us feels vulnerable.

 

Rajasic persons find reasons to be pissed off all the time. They gain strength and positive reinforcement from causing others to respond in kind.

 

They have the starpower we want in leaders, but they are poor problem solvers. Overconfident, over-expressive, they overdo everything.  Rajasic personalities are supremely shitty followers, and following them is always a mistake.

 

Sattwoguna– “brilliance”, “valiance”, “honest”, “reliable”, “trustworthy”, “sterling” are words that explain the characteristics of a person that is sattwic. Achievement of the maximum mix of sattwic habits is the goal of the technique of Vedanta and is really the central theme of the Bhagavad Gita.

 

Sattwic souls are never daunted. They resort to sound reasoning and problem solving skills before allowing any kind of superstition or emotionality to derail them or unsettle those that depend on them during run of the mill situations as well as a crisis.

 

Successful societies are led by sattwic personalities who are also followed by the same.
All of us possess a mixture of these three types of motivators. All cause an attachment, a pattern that needs repeating out of familiarity, monotony and the need for relief from the itch of desire.

 

The Sastras and the Bhagavad Gita in particular emphasize introspection into the current makeup of the mind and its gunas at all times. Awareness of their total impact on personal and social progress are determined through Yagnas– techniques for identifying the truth and removing any harmful bias caused by the gunas.

 

Yagnas, called sunna or daily practice in Arabic, tune the mind up from the lower rungs of the gunas up to the sattwic, assuming as Krishna said
Vedanta uses the term “doer” and “doership” in an unclear manner. Doership is the belief you get to invest in and enjoy the results of your efforts. Which you do. The problem is not doership, it is entitlement. Entitlement leads to low frustration tolerance and erodes at one’s forbearance.

 

Without forbearance, the mind shuts down and resorts to coping mechanisms of the  rajoguna and tamoguna leach our energy away from our saintly selves. Agitation and sloth tear at the seams of one’s personality and cause life to disintegrate along their respective extremes.

 

Likewise, societies that lack perseverance, that react to all the wrong things in the wrong way due to the qualities and habits populations and leaders end up like Dhritarashtra’s- in pieces, ready to kill each other.

 

When everyone does what they are supposed to when it is required however, things have a way of going well:

 

  1. One who is in knowledge of the Absolute Truth, O mighty-armed, does not engage himself in the senses and sense gratification, knowing well the differences between work in devotion and work for fruitive results.

I placed the Asmaul Husna before this section of the project because Muhammad, like Krishna was deeply concerned about the shearing strain corrupt men cause on entire nations.

In the Qu’ran, Muhammad explained how responsiveness to the calling of One’s Heart was a practice of success for self and society alike:

 Ali Imran 75:

And among the People of the Scripture is he who, if you entrust him with a great amount [of wealth], he will return it to you. And among them is he who, if you entrust him with a [single] silver coin, he will not return it to you unless you are constantly standing over him [demanding it]

Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita adds to this: A centered, sensible, and mature human being does not overdo it and has an acute sense of the impact of his behavior on the culture around him.

We are allowed to over and underindulge in any way we see fit once we are no longer living under our parents’ roof, are not at work, not in a relationship and not holding public office.

Otherwise there are Absolute Truths to which we all agree to uphold so that civilization can endure.

 

  1. Bewildered by the modes of nature, those persons who have little knowledge and who are lax in self-realization, become entangled in material activities; they should not be agitated by the ones who know.

 

The crisis that drew Krishna into human affairs took place because of a common error. We think just anyone should be allowed to govern, and when they are ignorant and careless, they should be allowed to continue. Next time will be better.

Excellence up front, during and after a public servant is elected are always best.

This requires good taste, good sense, and vision on both sides of the election process. The second someone shows poor judgment or breaks the law, we need to act at once. No good will come from putting a sloppy, stupid, and savage man or woman in the State House, certainly not from keeping them there.

The consequences of both result in all the things we fear – war, genocide, bigotry, poverty, violence, disease and death. Because these consequences of Uncivil Society are preventable and intractable, the learned must never suffer or serve the agendas of the ignorant.

The Bhagavad Gita begins when the Blind King, Dhritarashtra asks his advisors “Why are my people so angry?”

Sanjaya, his seer, must have rolled his eyes. “Trouble and ignorance,” Sanjaya said.

Dhritarashtra was not clueless about any of this. He knew exactly what was going on because he was the one who started it! By choosing to ignore the fact Duryodhana was unfit to rule, he sold his kingdom and its future to the devil.

Then Sri Krishna, the God of War took notice from heaven and had to come to our rescue, and we never, ever want this to happen.

 

  1. Therefore, dedicate all sorts of work to Me, giving up in the full knowledge of your soul, with a consciousness free from desiring profit and property and being thus: fight without hesitation!

 

Now things get interesting. After a lofty discussion about what goes on behind one’s eyes, Krishna says, “Pay attention. There’s an army of evil in front of you. I need you to clear the way.”

 

The philosophizing and preaching are all well and fine, but nonetheless He needs Arjuna to do his job. “Fight!” He says. “Do it now!”

 

Rule of law absolves us of the need for prevarication and contemplation, emotions, opinions, popularity contests, to worry about the consequences of our actions for enforcing them. Laws force us into the comfort zone of the facts and end the contests between contradictions and doubts that make the foundations of society infirm. They are absolute and that is why they work so well in the protection and promotion of Civil Society.

 

The moment a law is broken it must be enforced because this prevents further morbidity, loss of property, loss of time, peace, and hope. When tyrants, bigots, religious zealots, and corrupt corporations are in charge of our lives the only choice is to fight. They will never, ever give up otherwise. Retribution is the only thing they understand, the only thing that makes them let go.

 

While they reign, what we think, feel, fear, own, and stand to lose are immaterial- to them. And that is why when they surface, at the very first sign of lawlessness, they must be arrested and prosecuted.

 

Krishna went on to say:

 

  1. Those who follow these directions about the eternal in a regulated manner are human beings with faith and devotion that abstain from jealousy, slander, and pettiness; all of them will become free from bad reputations and scandal.

 

Krishna says faith and devotion untainted by ambition or corruption are all that is needed for success. Add a new habit for optimism and confidence in your problem-solving skills and life has a chance to bloom for and around you.

 

We never ever teach that perfection is attainable. A perfect disposition, however, allows for success, failure, the unexpected, and all manners of surprises.

 

The others…now they have a surprise of a different sort coming to them:

 

 

  1. But those who do not regularly follow My instructions out of envy are confused about all knowledge. Know them well as being lost without a preoccupation towards the greater good. They are doomed to destruction at My Hand.

 

What can befall them- the demoniacs, the corrupt, deceitful, dishonorable but a massive punishment?

 

If you cheat your way through life, most of all into public office and do others wrong, Krishna vows “These must meet a grisly end equivalent to the quality of their ambitions.”

 

  1. The learned one tries according to his own way [to relate to] the modes of nature, nevertheless all living beings are subjected to it [the creation, maintenance and destruction – what [then] can one expect from defeat and destruction?

 

The “learned” continually adjust their emotions, thoughts, bodies, and ideas so that the shared reality is as rife with benefits for all living things as possible.

Ignorant people resort to religion, superstition, old and bad habits, devil may care what happens. We do not deserve to live at the whims of this sort.

Civil Society makes life in community survivable but also enjoyable. We require it for good food, movies, concerts, television, music production, and all the skills we need to make these things happen. Behind the scenes, invisible to most people are public administrators working dedicatedly for the benefit of all free and free thinking people.

In contrast, when society becomes the tool of religious fundamentalists who see nothing but sin, evil and God’s judgement everywhere, and tyrants see its proponents as steps to the seat of power, all of us are risk for a brisk and brutal end of times.

Krishna said this was unacceptable. As He says in this verse, there are aspects of humanity that do not show any evidence of discretion or decency and they charge, relentlessly, repeatedly and certainly to undertake cruel means over their fellow man unless they are routed.

This is not tolerable, necessary, or desirable.  Krishna said: Anyone who deigns to deprive even one person of their God Given dignity and destiny is to be put to the sword.

“They are brutes and savages,” Krishna said, “Not to be missed. Go and kill them.”

 

  1. The attachment and aversion of the senses to their objects needs to be regulated as one certainly should never come under the control of those stumbling blocks.

 

Krishna’s Song is not a moral treatise. Its scope is far beyond that. There was not, nor is there presently any need to discuss obvious rules or couch them in some magnificent display of penmanship from Above:

  •        don’t call people names and make fun of them
  • don’t smoke pot before or during work
  • don’t play too many video games and ignore your chores
  • don’t eat food that is unhealthy
  • don’t sit there and get fat when you should be exercising
  • don’t get drunk and puke all over the sidewalk
  • don’t use drugs to excess and hurt yourself or someone else
  • don’t cheat on your partner, married or otherwise
  • don’t steal money from work
  • don’t make a baby you don’t want or unprepared to raise
  • don’t buy things you don’t need or can’t afford
  • don’t post naughty pictures or videos of yourself or someone else, etc. without permission
  • don’t mix church and state
  • don’t tell people how to practice their religion or that their beliefs are not quite as good as yours
  • don’t commit genocide
  • don’t buy or own a gun; guns do one thing and it’s not good
  • don’t vote for someone that encourages racism and racially biased violence during a rally
  • don’t allow corrupt institutions that continually violate the law to continue to operate

Krishna called two armies to a battlefield because government and all ideas of governance had failed, and the land was on fire. And not because of wedding cakes or abortions. It was all going to shit.

He said to both sides: “This. Is not. Cutting it.”

The problems were systemic. A loser rose to the throne because losers put him there and paid homage to him.

No one was doing what they were supposed to and people lost their lives, homes, loved ones, fortunes and faiths. This is what happens when people and the public administrators responsible for their welfare agree to abandon their duties to one another.

When the reality of this dawned on Arjuna, the rightful sovereign, and Right Contact with the circumstances was achieved, the logical step was Right Action. If only that happened at first.

 

  1. It is better to follow one’s own nature and make mistakes than to be perfect in following someone else’s course of action; to find destruction with following one’s own duty is [thus] better than to run into danger when performing an estranged sense of duty.

 

This is the world-famous way Krishna said, “mind your own business and stop telling other people what to do all the time.”

 

Also, “Do what is right for Society always.”

 

What is right for others is called Godliness. We must all always strive for it:

 

Godliness is the belief that all lifeforms deserve the maximum time on earth and the least amount of suffering. Sound Governance is the instrumentation of this belief.

 

  1. Arjuna said: “Wise men act in accordance with their natures. Others follow theirs. What effect can any kind of discipline have?”

 

Swami Chinmayanandaji said “unless there is a scope for personal evolution, no Teaching will suffice.”

 

This should be quite alarming to some, hopeful to others.

 

Arjuna at this stage of the Gita is still in between hope and fear. “But Krishna, if we can’t talk them out of being bad, what should we do?”

 

Krishna had no patience for this question.  “Dude,” Krishna said, “I told you from the beginning. You can’t do anything for them. NOW, put them to the Sword!”

  1. The Supreme General said: “It is lust, it is anger born of passion which is the all-devouring and greatest sin; know this to be your greatest enemy and that of the entire world.”

 

War, genocide, mass destruction, discrimination, misogyny, homophobia, food and water scarcity – these are the fruits of the actions of cultures that rebel against rather than abide by the Will of God and Rule of Law.

 

The fusion of these two- Sound Governance on a Beautiful Planet- is called civilization. Why do we choose genocidal leaders and cultures over those that are Civil?

 

 

  1. Just like smoke covering a fire, a mirror covered with dust and a womb enclosing an embryo, so is wisdom obscured by lust and anger when its aims are thwarted.

 

Duryodhana didn’t conquer, pillage and murder by himself. He had lots of help. Tyrants and genocidal maniacs always do. Duryodhana didn’t raise an army of flotsam because no one trusted or believed in him. His lust for power and ability to bully, beguile and warp an entire culture gave him the ability to do the evil he did. It was the same with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, George W. Bush, and now Donald Trump.

 

Where before were men of great potential, the disgusting and despicable call of greed got hold of them and they entered the womb of hell, came out as demons.

 

“Embodied thus by their own choices, without regret, they are fit only for the rubbish pile.”

 

  1. When wisdom is enveloped in desire, the constant enemy of the wise, it is very difficult to appease, like fire.

The situation Krishna confronted took place because people wanted the wrong things from a man who had no ability to do anything but satisfy their desires. He cheated his way to the crown and not to extend the scope of civil rights, feed the poor, or fix the potholes in the roads.

Duryodhana wanted what he wanted and the rest watched him take it.

It all started with one man. One loser that wanted it all and didn’t care how he got it.

The Karma of this, the habit human beings of all the ages have demonstrated is still with us today- that of lazy, lazy stupid citizens watching a Man of Ambition set the world on fire, applauding his every move like it were a High School Musical.

 

Why do we repeat this pattern? Can a dumbass become a wise man?

 

  1. The senses, the mind, and the intellect are said to be its seat. Through these, it deludes the embodied by veiling his wisdom.

 

Embodied beings follow their fancies. If you dream of witnessing the end of the world in a radioactive mudslide, the planet earth is for you. If you want to buy the earth some time to solve its problems and survive relatively free of its Karma, the planet earth has a place for you too.

 

The difference between the two is one’s willingness to unveil what is truly important. What is Godly:

 

  1. Therefore, you must, regulating the senses from the beginning, oh best among the Best, curb this drive of sin that is the destroyer of knowledge and wisdom.

 

In order to become responsible and responsive in life we need to look at the staging of each before it begins.  Before we act, we need to know why we feel a certain way, how constructive our behavior will be what we are willing to do as a result of our choices.

 

Proactive persons and societies those that are Godly, have very few worries. About this, Krishna said:

 

  1. They say the senses are superior to the body, superior to they are the mind, above that is the intellect. The one that is foremost and Supreme over all intelligence is called the Great Soul.

 

When we use Grace of God as our fixed point of reference for reality this sublimates all thoughts, emotions, and guides all behaviors. Either you think and act graciously towards self and others or you do not. All of us are capable of knowing the difference.

 

 

  1. Thus, superior to the intelligence, knowing from the steadying of the mind, deliberately conquer this enemy which, oh mighty armed one, is so formidable in the form of lust.

 

The greatest sin of them all is the lust for power. Those who experience this and act upon it at the expense of Civil Society must be put to the Sword.

Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord.

Here ends the Nagarikata Avpti Upanishad,

“The Exploration of the Nature of Citizenship and Governance”

Called the Shri Murugan Gita

Contained in the Vajra Veda.

 

Hari OM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commentaries on Kitab al-Jilwa, The Book of Revelation

 

 

Commentaries on Kitab al-Jilwa, The Book of Revelation

Introduction.

The Kitab al-Jilwa- “The Book They Made” was written by Sheikh Adī ibn Musāfir al-Umawī who was born in Lebanon circa 1070. He lived most of his life as a Sufi Muslim in Baghdad, and later moved to Mesopotamia- the “middle land” between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, which includes portions of Syria and Iraq.

Many religions were born, died, and practiced in the area Sheikh Adi lived, including Zoroastrianism, Islam, Sufism, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Hinduism as well as sparse remnants of the religions left from the Roman Empire including those from Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

As a Sufi, Sheikh Adi believed in Ihsan- “Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you see Him; if you can’t see Him, surely He sees you.” This belief is traced back to the Prophet Muhammad Himself, whom they considered, rightfully, to be the perfect and most refined man, exemplified in his understanding and teachings about God.

Sufis follow practices and doctrine of both Sunni and Shia Islam which differ according to their acceptance and adherence to certain Hadiths- non Qu’ranic texts.

Much argument and bloodshed has taken place because of this, and both sects of Islam have been intolerant of Sufis.

The irony of the Revelation of a God of Mercy by Muhammad and the blood spilled arguing the Way to His Grace was not lost on Adi Sheikh, nor were the wars, crusades, arguments, the instability and suffering caused by incessant conflicts between Christians and Jews, the Jews and the Gentiles, Jews and Muslims, the followers and deniers of Christ, who eats this and not that, idolaters and monotheists.

If you survived the debate, you surely wondered about the reasoning behinds its arguments and the agendas of the stakeholders.

We don’t know when or how or but something curious must have happened.

Through His Hindu colleagues, Sheikh Adi met a god, called Kartikeya the blue god of war, from Tamil Nadu, India, that didn’t behave like the others, and I suspect, neither did His followers- the fierce and noble Kshatriya or warrior caste.

Kartikeya, called the Supreme General in the  Bhagavad Gita, the Son of the Stars, the Indian god of War, Victory, Lightning, and Freedom from Tyranny, was always in the company of a peacock called Sarvazighra- the Swiftest One.

Also called “Murugan”, “young and handsome”, “Shanmukha”, “six headed” and “Skanda”, “made of sperm”, (the source of the word “scandal”) and “Kumar”, “Son of God”, was never without his vehicle, Sarvazighra, the peacock.

Sarvazighra, the “swiftest one” is the human mind, its pride and flamboyance, its ambitions and aggressions that, when channeled by the intelligence and strategy of the divine, yield the swiftest victory over the forces of darkness and evil.

This god Kartikeya and Peacock had His Own stories and legends, and what Sheikh Adi learned about them must have appealed to him: Always did they defend people from tyranny and oppression, never could they be turned from Victory, always did they side with the vulnerable against villains, be they other gods, demons, or men with demoniac natures.

Unlike the devotees or God of other religions This Peacock Angel did not lose His way. Relentless, clever, virtuous, and strong…he appealed to and inspired Sheikh Adi, who called him Tawsi Melek or “The Angel Who Keeps Us”.

And then he wrote about him in a unique and fascinating way. I won’t spoil the surprise.

The Cult of Kartikeya is ancient. Evidence for Him exists prior to written history, and much of what we know after that, circa 1000 BC has been taken for granted or transmitted solely through the oral tradition.

It is suspected that followers of the Cult migrated out of India into the Middle East and mixed with other Aryans and the beliefs and traditions of all the above comingled.

They must have, peacocks are not found outside a concise range that includes India, SE Malaysia and a variant in Congo.  The notion of a deified one, serving as the preternatural vehicle for a God of Victory is clearly imported given the hostility of the aforementioned religions to human shaped gods.

Once he was visited by visions by the Brigadier Peacock Angel who revealed His Mysteries to him, Sheikh Adi wrote the Book of Revelations, and later the Book of the Black, which are the foundation of the Ezidkhan, or Yezidi Faith, which means “Defenders of the Truth”.

The hybridization of Middle Eastern Sufism, which accentuates Direct Experience of the Divine, with this War God of the Indus Valley is unique and significant in the human spiritual canon and worthy of our attention as you are about to find out.

Important details about Yezidism.

Kartikeya, the Supreme General, also called Krishna, was probably a sight for sore eyes for Sheikh Adi. He’d had enough. Enough of the arguing and killing and corruption and tyrrany that seemed to all enmesh around the idea of God, gods, religions, rituals, books and scriptures.

This Peacock Angel, Tawsi Melek was exactly what he and his students needed to turn the tide, and Kartikeya, Tawsi Melek love nothing else more.

As you will learn, the fight against oppression, superstition, entrenched and obsolete thinking, and false ideas, written, spoken, socialized and enforced is not over. Sheikh Adi knew it would be a lasting battle.

He taught Tawsi Melek was ever new, never leaves us, is always present to Defend the Truth and like His Ancestor, Sri Krishna, never, ever gives up when the enemy is foul and Victory is Necessary to protect the vulnerable and the innocent.

Tawsi Melek manifests as a Manager that is always present on earth to help all of us in the fight against villains and losers.

Our Supreme Protector, how else could He be but ever new, omnipresent, unwilling for nothing short of His Prize- the safety and security of peace, plenty and prosperity for all living beings?

This Taxiarch, the General of Heaven, called Tawsi Melek and Kartik, the Archangel Michael, and has also been with us by other names is not alone…read on to learn more.

Also to become Yezidi yourself and defend the earth from those who would take away its beauty, joy and the freedom to know them as God intended for you.

The White Pearl.  

In the beginning God created the White Pearl out of his most precious essence. He also created a bird named Angar. He placed the White Pearl on the back of the bird, and dwelt on it for forty thousand years.

On Monday He created the Angel Darda’il, who is Shaikh Hasan.

On Tuesday He created the Angel Israfil, who is Shaikh Shams.

On Wednesday He created the Angel Mika’il, who is Shaikh Abu Bakr.

On Thursday He created the Angel Gibra’il, who is Sagad ad-Din.

On Friday He created the Angel Shimna’il, who is Nasir ad-Din.

On Saturday He created the Angel Nura’il, who is Yadin [Fakhr ad-Din].

And on the Last Day which is also the First, The God of Love made Melekê Taus the greatest of them.

After this God made the form of the seven heavens, the earth, the sun, and the moon. But Fahrad-Dn created man and the animals, and birds and beasts.

He put them all in pockets of cloth, and came out of the Pearl accompanied by the Angels.

Then he shouted at the Pearl with a loud voice. Thereupon the White Pearl broke up into four pieces, and from its midst came out the water which became an ocean.

The world was round, and was not divided.

Then he created Gabriel and the image of the bird. He sent Gabriel to set the four corners. He also made a vessel and descended in it for thirty thousand years.

After this he came and dwelt in Mount Lali. Then he cried out at the world, and the sea became solidified and the land appeared, but it began to shake.

At this time he commanded Gabriel to bring two pieces of the White Pearl; one he placed beneath the earth, the other stayed at the gate of heaven.

He then placed in them the sun and the moon; and from the scattered pieces of the White Pearl he created the stars which he hung in heaven as ornaments.

He also created fruit-bearing trees and plants and mountains for ornaments to the earth. He created the throne over the carpet.

Then the Great God said: “O Angels, I will create Adam and Eve; and from the essence of Adam shall proceed ehar bn Jebr, and of him a separate community shall appear upon the earth, that of Aziz, i.e., that of Melek Taus, which is the sect of the Yezidis.

Then he sent eich Ad bn Musfir from the land of Syria, and he came (and dwelt in Mount) Lali. Then the Lord came down to the Black Mountain. Shouting, he created thirty thousand Meleks, and divided them into three divisions.

They worshiped him for forty thousand years, when he delivered them to Melek Tauss who went up with them to heaven. At this time the Lord came down to the Holy Land (al Kuds), and commanded Gabriel to bring earth from the four comers of the world, earth, air, fire, and water.

He created it and put in it the spirit of his own power and called it Adam.

Then he commanded Gabriel to escort Adam into Paradise.

Tawsi Melek Meets the Adversary God.

After Adam was left to his devices in Eden, a Tyrant God who believed mankind was sinful and easy to manipulate attempted to enter Paradise where we dwell. Before destroying it, He thought it would make good sport beat humanity into submission to His mischievous and chaotic will.  “I am an Angry and Jealous God, petty and pragmatic. I require the total subservience of all creation, lest I lose my temper and destroy it in flood and fire.” He said.

The Supreme Commander of the Host in his guise as the Tawsi Melek was dispatched by Xode, the Supreme Soul to stand between this judgmental and overbearing Enemy of Paradise and defend humankind.

Tawsi Melek said to the interloper, “This Place is free, and under my protection. You may not reign here, Angry and Jealous One.”

The Tyrant God said, “Bah. You too will bow before me.”

The Supreme General said, “Paradise is its own master, and so am I. I will never bow to any but My Own Self, and Paradise likewise to its own nature.”

“Prideful One,” God said, “I have plans for Paradise, Adam its inhabitant, and all his sons. You and he both will be tossed down into the fire if you fail to obey me.”

Tawuse Melek replied by calling His Lieutenants, the Six Shaiks. “This arrogant and cruel God of Tyrants threatens Adam and Paradise with the fire.”

These Shaiks, just as with the Tawuse Melek, the Great Soul, Xode, created and assigned each to protect a day of the week:

Heeding the call of Tawuse Melek, they appeared.

“All of us shall extinguish this fire then.” The Angels said, “And this Evil Being’s power will end.”

The Peacock Angel wept for seven days over the many that had already fallen prey to the God of Tyrants and were put into the fire.

The Angels collected his tears in great cisterns. On each day Tawuse Melek wept, they doused the fire of Hell till not one ember remained.

“Behold,” Tawuse Melek said to the God of Sin, “We have neutered thee, and now Adam, like we, shall live out the plans we make for ourselves. Be gone with you now.”

As a sign of His covenant with Humanity that Paradise and all the days of the week are protected from the evil whims of the Adversary, He created the rainbow.

The rainbow shines to provide us with the Beatitude of the seven angels and serves as a warning to Tyrants to avoid Paradise.

This is True. Search high and low, and in all the directions not even one ash or ember from hell will be found, look up and someday you will surely see the Seven Angels.

The plight of the Yezidi.

The Yezidi used to number 23 million. Due to the unfortunate and unacceptable mistaken belief they worship some demonic being, they have been subjected to a genocide that still continues to this day. There are less than one million Yezidis left in the world.

Thankfully, this translation of the Kitab al Jilwa and the legacy of their beliefs remain with us. As Sheikh Adi said, “Let the books of others guide you up to a point, never let them change the nature of your heart.”

 

CHAPTER I

The Dominion of He Who Keeps Us, Tawsi Melek.

Tawsi Melek Said: 

 

  1. I was, am now, and shall have no end. 

Where did you come from? Where will you go, and how will you know when you arrive? You are the only one like you, who besides you has a right to ask these things of you? And when it is all finished, who will tell your story once you are gone, and to whom does it matter the most while it unfolds during your life? The One Who Watches Over You.

 

  1. I exercise dominion over all creatures and over the affairs of all who are under the protection of my image.

 

 Nothing can create You but you, no one can remove you from engagement in your life but you. This is a privilege and responsibility, it should also be a source of great confidence and strength.

 

 

  1. I am ever present to help all who trust in me and call upon me in time of need.

 

We are all the keeper of someone else, and they keep us. Together we keep this place, and it keeps us.

 

  1.     There is no place in the universe that knows not my presence.

Something brings ALL THIS into existence so we can live here together. Why would it do this, and what does it anticipate of us?

Some of us want to turn the privilege of being here into a miserable, tedious experience, polluted and convoluted with politics, religion, and traditions that cause little but oppression and suffering.

Others work tirelessly to ensure life on earth is safe, that everyone has what they need to live and be content.

Which personality should we encourage? The Hypothesis of the Kitab al Jilwa is the arts, sciences, and disciplines of Public Administration enhance the creation God has given us and religion detracts from it.

We don’t need religion, we need what we have: a Loving and Affectionate God and our adroit minds. From these two, All Grace proceeds. You should be able to study the Divine Personalities the prophets instructed us in and then go into the world and make it an increasingly beautiful place every day.

 

  1.    I participate in all the affairs which those who are without evil because their nature is not such as they approve. Every age has its own manager, who directs affairs according to my decrees.

 

The only people capable of governing are those who love the manifold representation of life such as it appears upon this earth.

Only these, who free of the burdens of the corruption and superstitions of others are capable of public service and being stewards of the resources, time, and experiences that we must all share.

 

Where there is appropriate conservatorship and good government, there godliness is also. In their absence, the end times loom.

 

Tawsi Melek’s Comment about a “manager” refers to an Amir, or a secular governor, who having processed all of the most significant and insightful aspects of all the great religions segues into the role of senator, governor, even volunteer fire chief and helps the world solve its problems and take advantage of its many assets.

 

  1.     This office is changeable from generation to generation, that the ruler of this world and his chiefs may discharge the duties of their respective offices everyone in his own turn.

 

Every person must behave as a proper steward of the resources, time, energy, wealth, and opportunity of others. This duty, to the prosperity of the planet, the global ecosystem, and dignity of the human population must be respected, cherished, and defended from corruption, tyranny, religion and superstition or all is lost. As we have learned.

  1. I allow everyone to follow the dictates of his own nature, but he that opposes me will regret it sorely.

Be yourself so everyone else can too.

When one of us is threatened, all of us are.  Those that would abuse power and turn it against Civilization  must never realize their infernal dreams of tyranny and profit at the expense of those of us who want to live our lives on their own terms.

The terms of others are maintained by Rule of Law and the Constitutions of All Civilized Nations.

All who would attempt to usurp the Divine Order of Verse 1:7 either individually or organizationally and disrupt Civil Society must pay, and pay dearly else they will rise up to attack the free and free thinking again and again.

 

  1. No god has a right to interfere in my affairs, and I have made it an imperative rule that everyone shall refrain from worshiping all gods.

None of us is obligated to believe in the God or gods of others.

When we submit to the tyranny of others over Direct Experience, we create a little god out of another man and this always causes humanity to suffer great misery and tragedy.

The superstitions and lies of others and all False Gods must remain locked within the minds of their creators.

This is not a bitter pill to swallow. 

 

  1. All the books of those who are without understanding are altered by them; and they have declined from them, although they were written by the prophets and the apostles. That there are interpolations is seen in the fact that each sect endeavors to prove that the others are wrong and destroy their books.

 

 Hypocrisy is the enemy of all that is just and true in the world. Unlike what is True and Real, which is inviolate and preeminent, hypocrisy is created by men that have an earnest desire to give into their savage instincts, do wrong and use the appearance of Truth as camouflage.

Tawsi Melek later in the Text identifies these ruthless and sinister persons as Jews, Muslims, and Christians. His sound reasoning for this are discussed in this Verse.

The members of these destructive cults claim their holy books were written by God or God Inspired men and include clear directions for creating a godly life and society. Still, their texts include torture, bigotry, homophobia, procedures for killing, maiming, devaluing and shaming others.

Still they claim they are the agents of peace, love, mercy, and prosperity.

The contradictions should be clear, but instead choosing the greater good, they choose the former.

Never have the members of these groups contributed a lasting peace to the planet earth. Many have died in their wars, genocides, and abuses of state power, a temptation these religions cannot resist.

Even now they strategize anew on how to bring anger, suffering, and frustration to a troubled world.

  1. To me truth and falsehood are known.

 

 And are we all not capable of the knowing what is real and what is imaginary without a Book, a prophet, an Apostle, a scripture or some crazy Christian cult infiltrating our schools and State Houses in order to warp our minds?

We most certainly are, which is why Tawsi Melek says to dispense with other gods, their scary stories scriptures, strange rituals and myths, and just…use your mind.

  1. When temptation comes, I give my covenant to him that trusts in me.

The Kitab al Jilwa has more than a few Verses that appear to be non-sequitur. The Covenant mentioned here is spread across Verses 2,3, and 5, and this one, which state that Tawsi Melek guarantees success to those who exhaust their negative habits in order to focus on the greater good.

He avoids listing them lest the text become another anti-human Hebrew Rant. It is long past the time for humanity to stop relying upon the Bible and Torah as the final standards for good taste, good sense, and good humor about human nature. These documents have crippled our ability to work together and now…just look at us.

We have to end our religious fixation with Mr. Tinkle or Miss Tuesday and instead address the careless, impulsive, superstitious and reckless things we do.

Instead of masturbation and haute couture humanity needs to focus on eradicating plasticware, developing plans to sunset its petroleum complex, enact a global major disaster response plan, total and complete eradication of weapons of mass destruction, global birth control policies, and design and deployment of a system of canals, basins, reservoirs, and desalination plants in order to save the earth’s shoreline communities and supply those that are panicked from water scarcity with fresh water.

Trust in Tawsi Melek is synonymous with our ability to trust each other to do what has to be done. Before it is too late.

  1. Moreover, I give counsel to the skilled directors, for I have appointed them for periods that are known to me.

Tawsi Melek loves Democracy, its Public Administrators and Noble Citizens!

  1. I remember necessary affairs and execute them in due time.

 Our single duty as individuals and communities is to prolong life on earth and achieve peace and prosperity across its entire surface. This, as soon as possible through all the effort that is necessary.

The One True Religion of Humanity is and always has been the Defense of the Earth. This Faith never grows obsolete, is never out of touch with human evolution, always incorporates what we know and learn.

 

  1. I teach and guide those who follow my instruction. If anyone obey me and conform to my commandments, he shall have joy, delight, and goodness.

There are no aspects of creation that are unknowable to us. We have also witnessed every possible cycle, permutation, and variation in human culture rise and fall, we know its triggers, motivations, the course it will take and can easily predict the outcomes of every single venture groups of human beings will undertake.

All we have to do act like this is true and govern ourselves appropriately.

 

CHAPTER 2. The Rewards.

 

  1. I requite the descendants of Adam, and reward them with various rewards that I alone know.

The God of the Christians and Jews was quite a monster, wasn’t He? It’s not a mystery why there is no love lost after that Eden Business, and a darn good thing Tawsi Melek kicked His Ass out of our lives.

You will not see any cockamamy plans for Virgin Births, Crucifixions, Resurrections, floods, plagues, pestilences on Tawsi Melek’s schedule for humanity either to punish or redeem.

As the prior verses indicate instead, we are free to achieve whatever we want to work for and to this end have been given every advantage and benefit of the doubt.

 

  1. Moreover, power and dominion over all that is on earth, both that which is above and that which is beneath, are in my hand.

The Providence of Tawsi Melek is a fact, a right, privilege and law that God established in order to ensure Sound Governance of Creation. No man, scripture or god is permitted to  challenge or negotiate His Will on This.

As all can see or come to know, the God of the Christians and Jews has done nothing but ravage this place, set His Congregations loose upon it to brutalize, terrorize and scavenge it.

As 2:1 says humans were created for other purposes.

  1. I do not allow friendly association with other people, nor do I deprive them that are my own and that obey me of anything that is good for them.

Do not tolerate hypocrisy or corruption. Do not participate in them, facilitate their advance, nor wait to see what will happen. If all of us show intolerance for these points of failure in society, it becomes capable of  great things.

  1. I place my affairs in the hands of those whom I have tried and who are in accord with my desires.

Tawsi Melek established two sectors of society, a religious cult led by Sheikhs, the other a secular government led by an Emir. Both are commanded to respect the other’s roles and responsibilities so that Civil Society is able to serve its stakeholders.

When religion and Public Service clash or mix, people die. When they lose touch with each others’ value systems, people suffer and die.

It is imperative that, as spiritual beings, we come to value the Grace of God in our own lives and those of others and impress this upon Civil Servants who enact objective measures to ensure every living thing on the planet has every opportunity to thrive, achieve its destiny, and serve adequately in enabling every other to do the same.

The key is interdependence, the nature of which humanity has invariably failed to discover so far. There is a little time left for this to happen, let’s hope it is enough.

  1. I appear in diverse manners to those who are faithful and under my command. I give and take away; I enrich and impoverish; I cause both happiness and misery.

 

Commandments are always optional.

 

We are creatures of free will and possessed of a rebellious and diabolical intelligence. We can choose to follow the lead of the righteous or the decadent.

 

It is ALWAYS a choice and no matter the authority or charisma of the Commander, and we know the difference, don’t we?

 

We don’t.

 

When a community or organization fails to strive for the Highest Ideals or to choose leadership that urges them to…it contracts, grows decadent and ushers itself to the edge of oblivion. Should (and if) a Savior appears, they may choose to rebound but so far, humanity has failed to recognize or capitalize on the opportunities for salvation it has been given.

  1. I do all this in keeping with the characteristics of each epoch. And none has a right to interfere with my management of affairs.

 

The “characteristics of the epoch”, be they blessing or bane, feast or famine, war or peace, they are what we earn and the direct result the leadership choose over us.

 

If our Skilled Directors are genocidal murderers and losers, then we dig mass graves and wonder why we didn’t just dig a few instead.

 

If they are fat and corrupt men with Southern Drawls, and suggest tyranny is the way to freedom, Imams with the scent of Revolution on their breath, Zionists with revenge in their hearts, and money changers whose greed for wealth knows no boundaries, then to the end of all things we will be led.

 

  1. Those who oppose me I afflict with disease; but my own shall not die like the sons of Adam that are without.

 

Original sin is nonsense, so is a wrathful God. All that is good comes from human ingenuity and compassion, also all that is rotten, cruel and corrupt.

Sheikh Adi was obviously impressed with the ability of Christians and Jews to tolerate a God that loves to punish, test, and inflict horrible diseases and curses on people and still worship Him. The capper of course, was the belief that you can nail someone to a cross and satisfy God, at last, it’s okay for Him to forgive sin.

With or without? When you die, what kind of heat do you want? BBQ? (Tawsi Melek, aka the Bitchy Blue Queen) or the flames of hell?

  1. None shall live in this world longer than the time set by me; and if I so desire, I send a person a second or a third time into this world or into some other by the transmigration of souls.

 

When the functioning of the body ends, so do the options for its owner.

 

Chapter 3- the Unseen Means.

 

  1. I lead to the straight path without a revealed book; I direct aright my beloved and my chosen ones by unseen means.

What are the Unseen Means? Each of us has an adroit mind capable or reasoning, innovation and rapid interpretation of the information garnered from our experiences.

Our supreme intelligences are also able to reject the nonsense and fantasies of others who try to affect our judgment.

  1. All my teachings are easily applicable to all times and all conditions. I punish in another world all who do contrary to my will.

Every era of human civilization has been more sophisticated than the one before thanks to the arts, sciences and human curiosity and ingenuity. At least until you encounter Christianity and Judaism, then these things become suspect, criminal, even illegal.

People who promulgate primitive and toxic religions like these and attempt to enter the government in order to interfere with the natural tendencies of other human beings must be punished.

We freely allow infractions against the planet and one another to go unchecked for too long. Why do we have gasoline powered cars on the road? Sprawl? Healthcare that is unaffordable, but state of the art?

Why are so many unable to find and keep meaningful work?

Why are landfills conserving all of the trace elements needed to replenish the macro and microbiomes of the planet?

Because we allow these grave errors in our judgment to persist. We let corrupt and evil people steer our lives because we, like they, are allowing gross negligence of our duties as the Stewards of the earth and it communities to fall stupidly by the wayside.

As Tawsi Melek states, we must recognize we are all suffering from the consequences of this negligence and put an end to its causes, progenitors and get to work on appropriate responses.

  1. Now the sons of Adam do not know the state of things that is to come. For this reason they fall into many errors.

 

Human beings are born with an instinctive fear of uncertainty.

 

As babies we scream and yell as if we will never suckle again, as adults we fondle ourselves multiple times a day afraid we will never climax again.

 

In between the fear of food and the longing for release, we run about chasing snacks, wasting time on apps, denying the earth our time, energy, compassion, and concern out of resentment for its failure to provide for our every whim, out of hatred for its rejection of our poor stewardship of it.

 

The more we act out of fear and disdain for what is certain and uncertain, the more entrenched our erroneous thinking about our State of Being becomes.

 

If there is any one Error that leads to all others, it is this flawed notion that we can take relentlessly from the Bounty of Existence and that it will never respond.

 

  1. The beasts of the earth, the birds of heaven, and the fish of the sea are all under the control of my hands. 

We think of the earth and its multitude of living things as ours for the taking. So far we have been able to figure out how to survive in spite of the fact we have killed 99% of the living things upon this planet.

Again and again we suffer from this Great Error- that we can take it all and care less.

We have not considered they were here in their quantities and diversity to help us live well, to teach and delight us.

A harsh and lasting punishment is our just desserts if we do not become more Skilled in our Stewardship of the Earth and cooperation with He Who Keeps Us.

Unseen but not invisible, the earth plots its revenge against us.

  1. All treasures and hidden things are known to me; and as I desire, I take them from one and bestow them upon another.

 

This Verse is reminiscent of the Qu’ran, which was Sheikh Adi’s primary reference. In both Sources, Tawsi Melek tells us to invest our time in the things that matter- meaningful relationships to others, to the planet, to the plants and animals that He has created to serve us and make us happy.

 

Far too many human beings over the ages have listened nonsense about the Kingdom of Heaven and its many rooms, and bullshit about resurrections and today we have Prosperity Preachers to lead the dull of mind and wit astray.

 

When we sit and clear our minds, life feels powerful and exhilarating beneath our skin, but just about anything at anytime can take it from us forever. None of the Scriptures of Prophets say this to terrify us or threaten us, only so that we rapidly dispense with any kind of delusion about its value as quickly as possible.

 

This is the same in the Kitab al Jilwa, which is specific that the lies of the Christians, Jews, and Muslims about the afterlife can cripple us and the societies we need in order to live well with one another as long as possible.

 

  1. I reveal my wonders to those who seek them, and, in due time my miracles to those who receive them from me.

Sheikh Adi organized the Chapters and Verses of the Kitab al Jilwa in what appears to be a random if not disorganized manner but the logic is brilliant. What is the most likely to be “unseen”? That which is obvious.

The greatest wonder there is, the miracle of miracles is this planet and its web of life. There are no others that can compare. To seek something, anything else, is as King Solomon said “a striving after the wind.”

 

  1. But those who are without understanding are my adversaries, hence they oppose me. Nor do they know that such a course is against their own interests, for might, wealth, and riches are in my hand, and I bestow them upon every worthy descendant of Adam.

What happened with Western Religion? Her name was Eve. She…fell short. After that, God lost His temper and then someone had to be cruelly murdered in order for Him to calm down.

In between, He flooded, burnt, plagued, fooled with, and tortured millions. Sheikh Adi and His followers, the Authors of the Kitab al Jilwa wanted nothing to do with this. Not just because it was a bunch of misogynistic and homophobic myths and because the people that actually believed they were real were autocratic genocidal maniacs, but because they knew for a fact life on earth was meant for something else by its creator.

They channeled Tawsi Melek, call Him Krishna, Jesus Christ, Gabriel, Michael whatever you want, but as Sheikh Adi said, “I below the blessings I have to give upon every worthy descendent of Adam,” and nowhere in this Text does it say who is unworthy except those that “read books” and find not one good reason to take their share.

Worse, they will find more than one to take yours from you.

  1. Thus the government of the worlds, the transition of generations, and the changes of their directors are determined by me from the beginning.

Ah there is nothing like free will is there? You can elect brilliant men and women who possess a burning desire to improve the quality of life of everyone on this planet, or you can put losers, liars, religious freaks and tyrants in the earth’s state houses and risk the complete destruction of civilized life wherever it reigns.

We never choose well, and then cross our fingers and hold our breaths. Maybe next time, we say.

Why would we do that? Why take such bold risks? There are plenty of talented, intelligent, kind hearted and willing politicians waiting to serve in the interests of all life on earth. How is it they never get elected?

Chapter 4- The Four Elements and The Four Things.

 

  1. I will not give my rights to other gods.

 

Imagine what life would be like if every man, woman, and child stated this to him or herself in the mirror every day?

 

As Tawsi Melek has explained, we are intelligent, independent thinkers.

 

We do not need gods, books, scriptures or superstitions to govern our conduct or set our directions in life.

 

Neither should we tolerate the opinions or influences of those that would suggest otherwise.

 

We are expected to perform within the limits of our natures and good sense; these are all the gods we need to guide us through life. This is Tawsi Melek’s Explicit Direction.

 

 

 

  1. I have allowed the creation of four substances, four times, and four corners; because they are necessary things for creatures.

 

The four substances are the earth, air, fire and water, the Four Times are birth, childhood, adulthood and old age, the Four Directions are well known.

The stages of life are, “birth, growth, maturation, and decay” and stated their purposes are “survival, learning, passion, and parenting.”

After He created space and time, then the substances and finally life itself, Tawsi Melek gave us this Kitab al Jilwa to inform us of our privileges and responsibilities to it.

These are absolute and cannot be altered or negotiated by any other book of prophet. We are encouraged to avoid the tyranny of those that would use State or Church Power or Scripture to abuse the innocent:

 

  1. The books of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, as of those who are without understanding, accept in a sense, i.e., so far as they agree with, and conform to, my statutes. Whatsoever is contrary to these they have altered; do not accept it.

 

Never compromise your human decency, respect, or proper stewardship over the well-being of others at the behest of a religion.

 

Cultivate them, however by any means available.

 

  1. Three things are against me, and I hate three things. But those who keep my secrets shall receive the fulfilment of my promises.

 

The identity of the Three Things that Tawsi Melek hates were revealed in verse 3.

 

He views them as extraneous, toxic, dangerous, a clear and present danger to the Twelve Essential Elements and the 7 Days of the Week.

 

As your narrator, I have no personal love at all in my heart for the scriptures of the West, or their rote, barbaric, ridiculous, obscene and cruel directives to humanity.

 

I have no respect for those that live blindly by them or enforce their rule through savage techniques fueled by a deliberate and purposeful tyranny.

I think they are all stupid and their existence depends on a dull, complacent and willing world. The consequences of this are easy to observe.

No matter how eloquently or elegantly stated in their Books that Mercy, Forgiveness, Love and Service are paramount, these corrupt and barbaric persons step over those they have shamed, conquered and fooled in order to satisfy the lust for power and control a Tyrant God planted like a seed in their young hearts by people just like them, just a generation older.

Every day, they feed it with hatred, bigotry, superstition, and anger a Garden of Spite has come to flourish on the planet earth.

 

Now Taswi Melek asks you to hate it with all of YOUR heart. To move you to join with the rest of the Agents of Light, and mow down the ideological weeds of these lost and corrosive personalities.

There can be no Mercy or Tolerance for belief systems, books, scriptures, religions, or value systems that devalue humanity or destroy its habitat in order for prosperity and progress to reach only a few.

We must hate these things with all of our might, with such a passion that a Cleansing Fire moves across the planet and consumes all traces of them.

 

Humanity has seen the alternative- hundreds of millions murdered on the basis of bias- all strangers to one another.

 

This genocidal wave continues to wash over the earth. It labels this person as inferior to that, targets the helpless and vulnerable, all because a few madmen refuse to witness and embrace the Reality and Beauty of other Human Beings, this Fabulous Planet we live on and the amazing lifeforms we share it with.

 

We are first and foremost the Defenders of Life on Earth. This means we Defend the Place Itself with all of our means. Without it, we have nothing.

 

Why does Tawsi Melek say this is a secret? Because the natures of life and death are always hiding in plain sight. If we don’t pay attention to them, it is quite possible they will slip by without our even noticing.

 

 

  1. Those who suffer for my sake I will surely reward in one of the worlds.

 

Those who are spiritually literate, strive constantly and tirelessly in the interests of Global Civil Society , who shun dogma and corruption, these are the ones that reap the ultimate reward: the full instrumentation of Grace on Earth in Real Time.

 

  1. It is my desire that all my followers shall unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without understanding prevail against them.

 

Religion and race remain the primary manmade causes of death on this planet. More people have died because of religion than any other non-natural cause, nearly 200 million. There is no reason they can’t or shouldn’t be the last.

 

  1. Now, then, all ye who have followed my commandments and my teachings, reject all the teachings and sayings of such as are without understanding.

 

Tawsi Melek seems to have contradicted Himself. In some parts of the Kitab al Jilwa He says aspects of the books of the Jews, Christians and Muslims are acceptable and others not, now He says to discard their rhetoric and traditions altogether.

Without resorting to hysterics, what are the implications of this? Do you need to be told to care about the well being of your neighbor or is this a rather natural instinct that most of us agree with? Because we believe in this very few of us in the west are without roads, schools, medicine, and every possible comfort one can conceive of.

The problem is not the Golden Rule or the Great Commandment, it’s all the rest. It’s keeping Kosher, it’s the misogyny, homophobia, the long list of rules and reasons why we can’t get along seamlessly with one another that religions use to poison societies from within that we must, once and for all, do away with.

Our religion is Public Administration and it, not Jesus, not Allah, not the Elohim holds the key to salvation of humanity in this lifetime and all of us must come to accept this if life is to linger on this planet.

 

  1. I have not taught these teachings, nor do they proceed from me.

 

From whence do they come then?

 

The answer is called the Unseen Means. Each of us is capable of knowing each time our human intelligence encounters the elements, the times and circumstances surrounding the body. You don’t need God, a book, a church, or a prayer to figure it all out.

 

Your intelligent brain always tells you what you need to know. Ignore it, reframe what it tells you, do something brilliant, be an idiot, it’s all up to you.

 

  1. Do not mention my name nor my attributes, lest ye regret it; for ye do not know what those who are without may do.

 

I’m daring, and I know exactly what they do. The petty, superstitious, the diabolical, they are present in every age and every community. It is the duty of all men, women and children to challenge those who would use religion as a weapon, scripture as an instrument of torture, who distill the Wrath of God rather than His Grace as their primary occupation.

As Tawsi Melek said in His Guise as Sri Krishna, “Brutes and savages they are…now take up your arms and fight! Deprive them of their lives, they will not be missed.”

 

CHAPTER 5- Honor Your Knowledge.

 

  1. O ye that have believed in me, honor my symbol and my image, for they remind you of me.
  2. Observe my laws and statutes.
  3. Obey my servants and listen to whatever they may dictate to you of the hidden things.
  4. Receive that which is dictated, and do not carry it before those who are without understanding, Jews, Christians, Moslems, and others; for they know not the nature of my teaching.
  5. Do not give them your books, lest they alter them without your knowledge. 
  6. Learn by heart the greater part of them, lest they be altered.

 

These six verses are a summary of the prior four chapters. A short work as far as spiritual texts go, the Kitab al Jilwa was not meant to be exhaustive or exhausting, but was written instead to free humanity from ages of slavery to religions with traditions of mauling humanity rather than bettering it.

They have not changed. Not yet.

Take some time to ponder what it means to be created and planted on this planet earth, and what must be done in order to live well upon it, what ruins it. Where do we spend our time and energy and what becomes of it?

Enumerate what brings peace, happiness and contentment to the world and what yields no good at all.

Having cleared the mind of all that obscures what is Unseen, employ the advice of the Fourth Verse, which states, “Receive that which is dictated”, the Direct Experience of the Grace of God as it makes itself known through Thine Own Self.

Summary Thoughts on the Kitab al Jilwa, the Book We Wrote.

Sheikh Adi Ibn Musafir watched many people suffer at the hands of religious zealots or actually become zealots themselves.

The final words are the key to understanding his position on this: “Let this not alter your heart”.

He and His fellows, a rag tag collection of Buddhists, Hindus, Sufis and Christians compiled this text and gave it the voice of and authority of a being we know as the Supreme Protector, the Demiurge, the Champion of Heaven, the Archangel Michael knowing we all share a fondness, fascination, stainless opinion of Him and most of all, trust in His ability to usher this creation through any crisis that might threaten it.

Sheikh Adi thought the greatest of these was our need to cling to an old and dangerous superstition that teaches us the murder of a righteous man brings about the remediation of sin.

This idea has caused hundreds of millions to die needless deaths. It is for this reason that the Yezidi say, both in mourning and defense of all free and free thinking people:

“Tawsi Melek Wept.”

The Gallery or

Vajra Swan’s Guide to Fury for a Peaceful Planet.

The “Bardo Thodol” describes lights of many colors and visions of wrathful and peaceful deities. Those in the bardo are challenged to not be afraid of these visions, which are projections of mind. This is the bardo of sambhogakaya, the reward of spiritual practice.

Prepare to enter the Gallery where you will see aspects of self, others, and the Clear Light. Recognition of Self in the Gallery is said to confer Accomplishment, or Buddhahood.

 

What is a Buddha (bood-ha)?

A Buddha is an “Accomplished One”. All beings (including inanimate objects) are Buddhas. Only human beings experience delusion about their Accomplishments and suffer what is called “ignorance” of their Buddhahood.

A rock never loses consciousness of its accomplishments as a rock. A person, however will fall prey to illusion and act cruel, superstitious, stupid, kind of like a dumbass or an asshole and need to be reborn in order to Accomplish his humanity again.

Those moments when one’s Buddha Nature is (apparently) unavailable, evil spirits will try to inhabit the body. Whatever the mind invites in during an eclipse of the Buddha State will take up residence and cause Great Evil at the hands of the Former Buddha.

They are:

Long Lived Gods: they have it all, big and small.

Jealous Gods: no give and take, they want what you have got, real or fake!

Hungry Ghosts: They never have enough, they are frail, not tough.

Hell Realm: all pain no gain, it’s all suffering just the same.

Animal Realm: walk like a dog, eat and shit like a hog!

Human Realm: wine, women and song, too late when it’s gone.

Buddha Nature: Pays attention to the Human Condition and fruition with clarity and parity. Never looks away, there’s no price to pay.

 

Introduction

What is the Vajrayana?

The Lightning Vehicle is an arm of Buddhism that emphasizes immediate identification with the suffering of others and their struggle to find happiness.

While other human beings and animals are experiencing pain, poverty, and depravity, there is no time to waste in lending a hand.  If it were you, you would want someone to do this for you.

Fullness and Emptiness, Gods and Monsters

A friend once asked me “Why are Buddhist gods so scary?”

“What gods?”

In the Vajrayana Tradition there are no such things as gods.

Whatever the mind imagines but cannot experience does not exist. What we imagine and also experience is called Reality.

The gap between what is imagined and knowable is called Emptiness, the purest state of Conscious Awareness. Our emotions, fantasies, delusions and illusions cause Emptiness to become quite Full of Shit.

The cycling through our own Shit in life is visualized by Vajrayanists as the Dharma Wheel.

Life exists because the Wheel turns.

The Clear Light

When the mind releases hold of all concepts of Fullness and Emptiness the Clear Light becomes available, and the empathy all of us naturally feel for others becomes obvious. This Great Compassion is our natural state. We do not need to stoke it, but we almost always suppress it. We need to flush the shit lest it clog our minds up and veil the Clear Light.

Obfuscation of the Clear Light has led to carnage, genocide, and environmental and ecological collapse.

The sooner we can address this problem as individuals, the sooner the entire planet has a chance to live, think, and breathe in Clarity.

The Cleansing Fire

When our soon is not soon enough, and the root causes of pain, suffering, and trauma are increasing, the Clear Light reacts. It becomes a Cleansing Fire.

The Cleansing Fire is REAL. It is not a god but a response of the Universe Itself to a profound and pronounced detachment from Compassion and its Root Causes. Its hallmarks are unmistakable.

There are various REAL BEINGS that wield the Cleansing Fire to teach and “encourage” us to restore order when Compassion, Truth and Wisdom are threatened or people are in significant danger and nothing is being done to help them.

Anytime we leave Wisdom and Compassion behind, discarded as if they were optional, Truth fails, and people lose their lives, livelihood, happiness and chances for future happiness. This is not acceptable.  It never has been, and it never will be.

Because no one understands this, I must release all of the Herukas, the Champions of the Cleansing Fire and set them upon the world and ask them to lose their tempers, show not one bit of composure or regulation, and thrash humanity within and even beyond its levels of tolerance for punishment.

Sometimes, there just is no other way, and this is the Great Tragedy of life on earth. We never take the chances we are given to make life beautiful and full advantage of those to make it worse. Then it’s someone else’s problem.

Have you ever seen the dirty “disposable” diapers that accumulate from one human baby? The plastic playgrounds, the crap we buy and put on the curb when they outgrow all those Black Friday Deals the day after New Year’s Day? This is the sort of dull, deluded way of life that is destroying all life.

The Herukas have something to say about it.

What is a Heruka?

Heruka means “blood drinker” but not the Christian kind. These beings REALLY DO drink blood. They are the murderous and savage acts we commit or contribute to every day. They never tire of trying to get our attention, and they get angrier and more difficult to control the more we make them try to get noticed.

Once a Heruka has you in its line of sight, it does not turn back, it does not stop, it does not care. They are relentless, without decency, or regret. It is Pure and Unholy Fury and it has one goal- to make you so sorry for what you did or didn’t do you and wish you were never embodied.

Herukas are provoked by specific fields of experience and types of delusions about Reality. Like all disasters and calamities, they are unpredictable, but that is the chance you take when you want to do something stupid or let your government or company, lover, or your own darn self run roughshod over everything that is good and proper in the world.

Visualization of Wrathful Buddhas

What is a Wrathful Buddha?

A Buddha embodies the Four Noble Truths, a Heruka enforces them. They both act with great urgency towards their magnification, but only Herukas respond- like volcanoes- to the Four Ignoble Falsehoods.

If a Buddha is in close proximity to the Four Ignoble Falsehoods, He or She will assume the shape of a Wrathful Incarnation.

All Buddhas have a wrathful form or two or three. When you are confronted by a Heruka, you are seeing a magnification of your ignorance or defiance of the Four Noble Truths that your Buddha Nature should, truly, have not taken for granted.

The Four Noble Truths Are:

  1. All beings suffer.
  2. Suffering is caused by the cycle of desire and acquire, avoidance and aversion. These are the same.
  3. Suffering can be solved.
  4. Cultivation and Practice of Compassion and Wisdom reveal the way to sever oneself from the causes of suffering.

If this “Fourfold Path To Truth” is adhered to, your Buddha Nature will flourish, and your Great Clarity and Compassion will curb the wrath of the Herukas on the earth.

If you practice and become proficient in the Four Ignoble Falsehoods instead, you are damned and so is everyone who knows you, and those who will have to know you, and those who will never want to know you.

The Four Ignoble Falsehoods:

  1. All beings suffer but you don’t need to be one of them. Suffering is for poor people and those less intelligent and attractive than you.
  2. It is desirable to use any means at all to avoid discomfort and satisfy every want and need you can imagine.
  3. It does not matter who is hurt, goes without, or by what means others are manipulated into growing your pleasure, wealth, and providing you what entertainment, pleasure and profit.
  4. If you experience discomfort or are malcontent, your Avarice and Ambition have failed to identify what you want or need, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to be happy.

Visual Cues For Herukas

Images transmit the Heruka into your body for safekeeping. They are a contingency plan, a secret weapon, a first aid kit of sorts that all of us should keep handy. You may still receive instruction from a Heruka externally, but accepting a transmission allows a Heruka to use the Cleansing Fire to inform your behavior from within, which is what you want.

I am about to download the Gallery of Herukas into your mind. You will never be the same, never be free of them- but that is the point is of embodied life is it not? To become an Image of Enlightenment yourself?

Color.

Herukas are red, sky blue, or the color of ink. Always remember- nothing about these Beings is intuitive. If you try to use the habitual responses of your deluded mind to contend with their Mysteries, you will continue to suffer bondage to ignorance.

Red– Red is a low level of intensity that indicates the Heruka is angry over a boundary or barrier to the Clear Light. They hate this, and certain Herukas are especially equipped with tools and expertise for tearing down walls. Walls include those that we are not aware of – dissociation, coping mechanisms, instincts and reflexes, as well as those that are deceitful- facades, lies, costumes and roles we play that have no match or consistency with our true selves in any way.

Sky Blue– A Heruka the color of the sky is insane with rage and is willing and able to tear the planets out of the heavens if that is what is needed to get unobstructed access to the Clear Light Overhead. They are the Buddhas of Last Resort.

A good rule for Herukas, once you know you are in one’s presence is this- don’t kid yourself because a Heruka certainly won’t.

Ink/Jet Black- A Heruka that is black or jet in color is Absolute. They have elegant and total control of the wrathful, clarifying, destructive, punitive, and creative powers of the Universe at their disposal. They lack self-control at times, others are very calculating and strategic. A jet colored Heruka means it is too late. The time to care or worry is over.

Multiple Colored Faces or Heads- A Heruka with a panoramic view of the universe is expressing its rage and also its thorough understanding of your/our mistakes and plight.

Couples- Coupling Herukas are complicated, and we will explain each on a case by case basis, but when a Heruka is in a state of copulation, it is offering you a rare chance to figure out what is going on and you have to take it.

Herukas are enraged and WHY is crucial. They don’t just blow their tops, throw tantrums, calm down and go away.

You/we have violated their trust and sullied the Total Mind’s Visibility to the Clear Light. This is never tolerable, but when it reaches a specific level of intolerability such as when there is pervasive overindulgence in the Four Ignoble Falsehoods, a Heruka(s) will do what is necessary to address this, and these situations never end well.

Cues on Ritual Implements:
Vajra– Lightning bolt- looks like a figure 8. The Vajra symbolizes and IS the sudden awareness of the Clear Light. It destroys ignorance, attachment, and the root causes of suffering in one brilliant flash.

Trident– symbolizes the cycle of desire-acquire-sufferance of new desire.

Bowl-catches blood from the sacrifice of flawed/toxic/disturbing/desires. A safe place to put the Four Ignoble Falsehoods once they are decapitated from the Mind.

Bell- Complicated. The Sound of the Clear Light… The voice of the Dharma, your Teacher.

Elephant Skin– ever try to skin an elephant? it’s easier to do that than to put an end to a tenacious desire.

Tiger Skin– symbolizes sense pleasures. It is easier to catch and kill a tiger and skin it than to get someone to stop stalking every petty thing they want, like some hungry tiger that hasn’t eaten in weeks.

Lotus– the Perfection of Wisdom.

Bow and Arrow– A Wise Thought, aimed and fired with Truth.

Phurba– a ritual dagger used to open the chest cavity. It doesn’t kill you, not at first. More of a blunt instrument than a knife, but this is perfect for a Heruka’s needs. If you happen across one, chances are you weren’t using your heart for anything useful anyway.

 

Jewels– usually a Wish Fulfilling Jewel but this depends. It could be one of the Three Jewels…hint.

 

 

The Lightning Singer, Vajrakilaya.

Be careful, Lightning Singer is alive. Stare at His Face and you will see his Dharma at work feeding the environment with all the energy it needs…until it runs out.

We start with the Power House of Herukas because He is like the alarm clock. “Wake the Fuck Up!” He says in a loud voice, never “Please. Don’t. Stop.”

He is time itself. Though time is infinite, we are not. This planet and its web of life are not. How long they last, how long they endure, and how that time is spent is up to no one but us.

He has 2 Vajras indicating his connection to Vajradhara, and a Vajra Krrtk showing one to Yogini, but the absence of a lotus stage means He is phenomenal rather than astral like Heruka Chakrasamvara. This means He is not present in the mind, but is visible, like a cord of wood burning down to its embers all around us.

He is the only Heruka with wings, which means He is mobile, and descends like a bird of prey while He cries out in a terrifying cacophony of outrage over all the things human beings have done to abuse the place we live.

He wears an elephant skin, a tiger skin, and a human skin, and His counterpart has all the blood in Her bowl. And they aren’t finished killing, deboning and skinning people yet if you are still staring at them.

There are no Enlightened Beings in audience around Him, they are all either dead or unborn. You can see their heads around His waist and in His garlands.

One finger commands the Cleansing Fire, like a match. He uses it to burn everything He encounters.

Vajrakilaya is a mass murdering, howling, sentient forest fire. He descends like Lightning out of the Sky, sets everything ablaze, kills everyone and everything He can find, then moves on to find more people to kill once He is finished charring the Landscape.

You cannot stop Him alone.

Notice the infant Vajrakilaya in His hair. He’s adorable isn’t He?

He is in training for the next time humanity needs to learn its lesson.

Herukas are impermanent. Once their fury is spent, they return to their prior Enlightened State in the Clear Light.

All phenomena good and bad, True and false, undergo the same transitions in an out of the Light through human embodiment. This is why the Vajrakilaya and His consort are clearly preparing to create the Baby Lightning Singer’s replacement also.

A period of peace is always followed by war, conservation by waste and carelessness.

We never learn, and They know this, so they are preparing for the next time we need extreme correction and the time after that.

Vajrasattva, the Diamond Spirit.

Vajrasattva means “Diamond” or “Lightning Being”.

All Enlightened, Clear Light, and Cleansing Fire Beings emanate through our Wisdom or Ignorance FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RELIEF OF SUFFERING OF ALL LIVING THINGS.

This Diamond Being is impervious to all the pinpricks of life, its consequences and all the twists and turns, its mishaps and serendipities because other people need Him to be available, solid, and fully present. Even a total jackass can refract the Pristine Spirit into Reality any time He is needed.

We are born as a Vajrasattva- He is what is deposited into our bodies, and then as we frolic about and become infatuated and repulsed by life, we forget, are taught, forget, and relearn how to conduct His Clear Lightning Mind.

You must now, never, ever forget how important it is to be Pure, Present, Invulnerable, and Resourceful for the Sake of the Benefit of other Beings.

Vajrasattva is pure white, an indication He is the product of the union of Pure Wisdom and Pure Compassion which merge together like rain and snow.

He holds a Vajra over His Heart and almost like a doctor explains to an waiting father, says with a coy tip of his head, “This is your essential nature.”

The bell, in a resting position is silent, which means He is a listener, not a performer in some Viennese bellboy choir.

Vajrasattva is probably the only being that is capable of assuaging the agony of the Vajrakilaya.

The Vajrsattva Mantra is:

OM Syllable of the most supreme exclamation of praise.

BENZAR SATO SA MA YA Vajrasattva’s Samaya

MA NU PA LA YA BENZAR SATO O Vajrasattva, protect the samaya.

TE NO PA TISHTHA DRI DHO ME BHA WA May you remain firm in me.

SU TO KA YO ME BHA WA Grant me complete satisfaction.

SU PO KA YO ME BHA WA Grow within me (increase the positive within me).

ANU RAKTO ME BHA WA Be loving towards me.

SARVA SIDDHI ME PRA YATSA Grant me all the accomplishments, S

ARVA KARMA SU TSA ME As well as all the activities.

TSITTAM SHRE YAM KU RU Make my mind virtuous.

HUNG Syllable of the heart essence, the seed syllable of Vajrasattva.

HA HA HA HA Syllables of the four immeasurables, the four empowerments, the four joys, and the four kāyas. HO Syllable of joyous laughter in them.

BHA GA WAN SARVA TA THA GA TA Bhagawan, who embodies all the Vajra Tathāgatas, BENZRA MA ME MUNTSA Do not abandon me.

BENZRI BHA Grant me realization of the vajra nature.

MA SA MA YA SATO O great Samayasattva

 

Vajrayogini,  the Diamond Practitioner. 

The Pinnacle of the Lightning Vehicle is the Diamond Practitioner, the Vajrayogini. She is the Cleansing Fire Aspect of Tara, She Who Takes Us To Safety. Yogini is the opposite and takes us into danger.

Vajrayogini is the Persona that remains once all Authentic Ignorance is Practiced out of Existence. I cannot transmit Her. She transmits you when She is done “weaning” you off the practices of the Four Ignoble Falsehoods.

 

Cues to the Vajrayogini:

Notice first she is standing on a prior version and Her Shakta, Heruka Chakrasamvara and the version of Herself that used to be His lover.

This means She has transcended all delusions, desires, and illusions about Herself and given up all aspirations for additional incarnations.

Next, take note of the fact Her Stage is shaped like a star, called a Yantra or “contraption”. Unlike healthy happy vaginas, Yogini’s has ceased to be a life-giving mechanism and has instead turned into an instrument of execution.

All births out of Yogini’s canal are still born, ending all possibility they will incur further ignorance of another incarnation. Talk about a Snatch!

You can see the failed birth at her feet, the thing that looks like a head that has been torn apart and put back together incorrectly.

In resting pose across Her shoulder is the Vajra Staff, the most powerful Thought in the Lightning Mind.

In one hand She has the Vajra Krttka- a sacrificial knife used for slitting the throat and draining the lifeblood of desire from egos and emptying them of desire, and in the other is a bowl filled with the fluid. The Practice of Ending Ignorance is Serious – and Final -Business.

Vajrayogini stands in an active pose. Like all Herukas, She is not a meditator or contemplator, but a doer.

There are Four other objects in the image, She is centered between them- the Sun, the Moon, and Two Singing Bowls, one filled with blood, the other with water.

The statges of the sun and moon indicate ignorance is being eclipsed and the Eastern Sun, the Clear Light is dawning.

Lastly, the Vajrayogini Mantra is OM Ba Jra Yo Gee Nee Hum. “This Diamond Practitioner I am.”

Are you? Are you really?

 

 

 

 

 

Vajradhara- The Lightning Environment.

 

It is logical to follow the revelation of the Vajrayogini with Her Daka, the Vajradhara or “Lightning Environment”.

The Diamond Practitioner is all Enlightened Practice in existence, Vajradhara is the Medium upon which and through all Practice takes place.

You can be aware of the Vajradhara, but He cannot be transmitted. Vajradhara is all that exists. He is the Pure and Enlightened State of all matter, energy and their intermittent states.

We will explore His Wrathful States in detail, one is called Heruka Chakrasamvara, the Lord of the Stage, and the other is the dread Vajrabhairava, the Diamond Destroyer.

As Vajradhara, He is visualized in a variety of ways, but here are the customary elements. There is a lot I cannot (and will not) tell you about Him, but here are the basics.

Deep blue in color- He is Absolute and Infinite, Pure, Stainless, Invulnerable, and Empty. His seated, completed lotus position indicates He is a stable and complete emanation of the Clear Light.

Unlike other Buddhas and Dakas, Vajradhara has no desires, engages in no activities, and is absent any motivations. He experiences no thought or emotion, not even Compassion. He is Fully Available and does not withdraw into a dormant state, ie, any associated with the Bardo.

He holds two Vajras, both positioned over His Heart. They represent perfection and method, path and purpose, wisdom and understanding, etc. all of which are inherent to Buddhahood.

Now notice there are two suns in the sky, and at His feet is a bowl filled with various objects: A mirror, a lute, a shell filled with water, and red fruits.

These represent the luxuries and necessities of embodied existence which mirror His Divine Aspirations for all to know peace, plenty, progress, and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahakala, the The Grand Finale.

 

Herukas and their Clear Light Counterparts exist like different frequencies that resonate from a Root Chord. Their respective Intonations depend on the situations that cause them to manifest in the phenomenal world.

Mahakala emanates from this Root Chord as a dissonance. He is Revenge, Retribution, Vendetta. When humanity, and all the plants, animals, and habitats you have harmed with your waste, arrogance, ignorance, and self-indulgence cry out for relief, the Mahakala says “You’re done.”

You can see Ganesha, the God of Students, under His feet, laughing hysterically as He points upward, “I told you this would happen!”

Mahakala is deep black in color. This represents an Absolute level of Vengeance. His Corona is sickly, burns low and hot. Even His Lotus Stage is wilting in His presence. Blood flows from the landscape, which is cracked, fracturing under the weight of the suffering it has had to endure.

Mahakala is wrapped in an elephant skin, which symbolizes His immense power and determination. If you’ve ever heard the saying “Do you know hard it is to dispose of a dead elephant?” it takes quite a lot to get the Mahalaka to appear, but when He does, you must pay heed to Him.

Notice in the lower left, there is a fruit tree and some animals seeking shelter beneath it. You can sense their lack of concern, which is appropriate. It is possible they told Avilokiteswara of some atrocity that prompted Mahakala to make an appearance.

In His hands Mahakala holds an open skull, a vajra, a trident, a mala of skulls, a fishhook, and a wish fulfilling jewel.

The skull symbolizes the end of the ego, the Vajra is the instant Realization of just what the hell is going on…

That nasty, nasty rope with a hook in it is the Law of Karma.

The most important implement Mahakala carries is the Wish Fulfilling Jewel in the last hand. It is the only hope we have He will suspend His Rampage and surrender the earth once again to the control of people with some common sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yamantaka, Death’s Destroyer.

100% of anything on the earth can kill a man. There is no telling when or by what means death will come and it comes for us all and for everything. Time is unlimited, but when time and the elements mix, something has to give. Everything, in fact. What can we do?

On the left is a man sitting next to a Stupa, which is a monument dedicated to the blessings of a long life. On the right is a woman being attacked by a pack of wild dogs. Above her is a yogi who says “Look at me! I’m holding onto a cobra! A deadly snake! Woo hoo!”

The lower left shows a man being picked apart by buzzards, the lower right is a skeleton that has been picked clean.

They haven’t a clue.

Scroll up, do you see the peanut gallery of gods, animals, deities, Buddhas, Dakas and Dakinis and supporting Yamantaka’s feet, laughing it up? Gods have no need to worry about such things. We do.

Look right into Yamantaka’s face now. What do you see? Determination. Death will come for you and it will not relent when it is ready for you. What are you going to do until then?

Above that, and all around, are the agonized faces of the Taras, the Bodhisattvas, and Enlightened Beings that must watch us live and die, take and abstain, laugh and cry as time erodes at our bodies, minds, jobs, money, loved ones, pets, our youth, health, and vitality, the planet earth and the sun itself.

At the very top and most importantly, is the sarcastic and satisfied look of Manjushri the Dread Buddha of Wisdom who watches, detachedly at all that we do to distract ourselves from the fact we must die.

Notice the Yamantaka manifests between the Sun and the Moon. We will never know when our time runs out. It might be in the morning, it might be on the way home from work. What difference does it make, you won’t care! Time goes on, dear, but not for you. Pay attention to those you are going to miss, the ones that will miss you.

They are Death’s Destroyer. They keep us from minding, one moment at a time, that we are vulnerable, ephemeral, and non-durable. They give us something to look forward to and keep us from minding what might happen after that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vajrapani, the Lightning Wielder.

Vajrapani is a wrathful form of Vajrasattva. He signals when there is great risk to the Lightning Plane due to temptation. The mind of this practitioner has strayed into a tropical forest and there are all kinds of slimy serpents just waiting to tell him about all the possibilities!

Then comes the Guru to ask, “Are you paying attention? To what?”

Varjapani holds the Lightning Bolt high in the sky, saying “Don’t forget this!” and in the other hand he has a noose with handcuffs on it. “Do remember these.”

Heruka Chakrasamvara, “The Fearsome Lord of the Stage” (He Who Stands on the Wheel).

Heruka Chakrasamvara is also a wrathful form of Vajradhara. He is shown with two and multiple arms, always in excruciating union with Vajrayogini, the Diamond Practitioner.

Why is He so angry? He and the Yogini are being forced to engage in intercourse and reincarnate you because you didn’t achieve even one moment of your humanity last time, and here we go again. They have to give birth to you one more time.

Notice He still has twin vajras clasped over His Heart and where is that? To secure His bond to Yogini. Again we see the union of Divine Partners in order to create various possible human conditions, all of which can benefit from the Teachings and loving care of the Guru(s).

 

Vajrabhairava, The Diamond Destroyer.

The Diamond Destroyer is a fearsome version of the Helping Hands of the 1,000 Armed Chenrezig. Like Chenrezig, He Who Does Not Look Away, the Vajrabhairava is not willing to look the other way.

The Diamond Destroyer is heading our way. It is the end of life on earth. In its grasp is every means for ending our lives, which we have provided it with.

“You are getting what you deserve and there is no way to prevent it.” He says. “It’s what all of you wanted and now you are going to get it.”

This is visible in all the many hands and legs rending and thrashing people- cutting them to bits, gutting them, burning, poisoning, infecting and scalping them.

The Lotus Stage is dead, and the Ocean of Bliss is covered in crude oil, which could and will be set on fire at any moment. The Cleansing Fire smolders slow and steady, it has been burning a long time and these are its final embers. The sky is being choked into darkness with thick oily and poisonous smoke that extends from the sky to the sea.

His garland has demons, not skulls on it, unlike the Yamantaka, Mahakala or Vajrapani. They look quite pleased with what is going on. The Vajrabhairava is not making a collection of trophies out of us- we are worthless to it.

All the fell creatures- nagas, dragons and ravens stand by Vajrabhairava’s feet, waiting for the scraps and escapees that can be seen crawling away from His many hands and implements. They represent those little hints of desire that tease us into thinking we can get away with it, but not this time.

At the base of the Stage is the smashed skull of the ego that hatched the Diamond Destroyer. Just the one is all that is needed to release it and kill all of us.

Move up and you can see the Last Lightning Bolt, a terrifying Black Diamond. The Last Lightning Strike whose thunder will silence the universe. For you especially- because when you had the chance to avoid its wrath, you did nothing.

This is frightening, but the one thing you can’t stop looking at is the fearsome snout of the Buffalo that is charging at you, the fires of hell blasting from its nose and horns.

Vajrabhairava is the one thing everyone takes for granted and lacks proper appreciation- when there just isn’t any compassion left in the world and all of the neglect, violence, bombs, weapons, corruption, tyranny, hatred, and petty opinions all come together to raze the earth.

You can see their out of control, insane, and eager faces arrayed on either side of what is left of the Buddha of Wisdom, now a rampaging animal- the End of Times, the Diamond Destroyer.

He is coming for us, and we don’t care. Not yet.

 

The Dharmaraja, the King of Duty.

 

A monk went into a cave to meditate and while he was in a state of equilibrium, some brigands came, beat him up and stole his belongings which included a prize buffalo, his ride and his dearest friend, which the thieves killed.

Any crimes committed against a Lama is punishable by death, so the Lama prayed to Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom about the matter.

Majushri, ordinarily short of temper, promptly got very angry and materialized as the Dharmaraja, a raging buffalo demon Heruka and killed them all.

Take a moment and study Him.

Notice the buffalo itself attempts to hide the act of revenge from the monk. Should he witness his own anger over his loss or not?

There is a nasty icky old hag trying to distract the Dharmaraja from His path of revenge also. Is this correct or proper?

Why is so much effort being exerted to keep the King of Duty from enforcing the Dharma of Karma?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guhyasamaja, The Magic Party.

 

You want it, come and get it. Better hurry because it sure won’t last.

Guhyasamaja is a Bliss Being, a form of Vajradhara in Ecstatic Union with Tara Ma, the Mother of Perfection. Together they represent a moment of Great Beauty that is meant to be.

 

Vajradharma, the Dawn Practitioner.

 

 

 

I chose this image of the Birth of the Environment because It shows an array of elements that I find exhilarating.

 

Vajradharma means “The Lightning Law”. He IS the Vajrayana. You can tell because He is not on a Lotus Stage but on an altar, and our most significant Buddhas are revealing Him out the Clear Light of Emptiness into the Dawn of His Birth. Central is the Diamond Practitioner whose Radiance is but a candle before His Prismatic Light.

 

 

To the right is Manjushri, the Dread Buddha of Wisdom, wielding the Sword of Thought, and the Dharma, contained in a Padma (lotus flower). His Corona, in spite of its uncommonly rosy color is also a tea light before the Lightning Glare of the Diamond Dawn.

 

To the left is Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. All-together, our faculties- Knowledge, Practice and Clear Perception give birth to the Vajradharma.

 

This First Morning is breathtaking.

 

Ruddy, new, like the Eastern Sun, Vajradharma, like His adult version, Vajradhara holds two Vajras, which can be Wisdom and Method or Path and Purpose.

 

Without the Birth of Awareness, until we are awake, we have nothing. Though we might say we’ve taken Refuge and speak fluently about the Three Jewels, Four Noble Truths, and Six Perfections we are bodies without minds until we Accomplish the Dawn Practice.

 

Until then, Buddha, Dharma and Sanga are just figments of our imagination, fantasies and daydreams, little details someone in a maroon bathrobe tells us about with that deadpan look in their eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Taras.

Tara- Black or White?

 

 

With one glance, you can tell how The Mother of Compassion takes on a different role in our lives, and not because one is a shade darker or lighter than the other.

 

Here is how you “decode” the Enlightened Beings in your life.

  1. Color- White is always Purity, a Full Emanation of the Clear Light. This means there are no delusions, no desires present or past wishes waiting to be fulfilled- this is called a state of Emptiness- and the opposite, Black means Fullness, but Full of One and One Desire Only- that all beings experience the Root Cause of Happiness.

White Tara is the Supreme Understanding that the Absence of Desire Ends All Causes of Suffering.
Black Tara is the mirror image, the Fullness of Happiness, an inherent right of all living things. She is creation’s source of infinite TLC.

 

  1. Position and Configuration:

Black Tara is seated, and has many arms. When a Daka or Dakini is seated, it means they are Fully Enlightened but their focus is on Transmitting the Clear Light to us, not engaged in actualizing It. That is our job.

Dakas, Dakinis, Bodhisattvas and Herukas that stand do so because they are actively engaged in our lives and those of all sentient beings.

[Dakas and Dakinis Transmit through the Clear Light of Enlightened Awareness, Bodhisattvas manifest Directly to engage in Compassionate Acts, Herukas manifest as the Cleansing Fire when the Three Jewels or the Four Noble Truths are being threatened or violated.

 

  1. Implements

 

Black Tara has many arms and many implements. These She puts to use in helping us to decide what stays and what goes in our lives so that the Root Causes of Happiness can be found.

 

The Vajra Krttka (upper left facing) is used to behead ignorant habits. The opposing arm has an offering bowl. It might hold blood, it might be used as a singing bowl. Black Tara is not a Heruka, so the krttka knife is probably a prank (Black Tara is a rascal) and the bowl is used as a chime for chanting. Who doesn’t like that?

She also has a drum and a trident, more indications She loves drama and dancing.

Anytime a trident with its three sharp points is present, the Daka or Buddha is trying to warn you of the potential cycle of desire and suffering that can begin-achieve momentum-and end in the mind.

All the other hands hold either bouquets of flowers of the strongest indicator of Her Nature- a blue sunflower. Notice how the blue color leaps, like a flame right from Her heart.

What makes sunflowers unique? They are heliotropic- they follow the sun in its journey across the sky. Black Tara’s Heart follows the Clear Light wherever it goes- HINT- because that is the Root Cause of Understanding Happiness!

Finally notice the hand, palm down in front. That means “come sit by me and let’s talk about what’s going on.”

 

  1. The Setting.

Notice the many Buddhas and Lamas gathered about Her from the various realms and positions around the Dharma Wheel.
All of them are seated, content, also fully focused on attaining the Black Light in their current incarnations. Another hint.

 

  1. The Teaching.

Black Tara comforts the weary, empathizes with the suffering, and always has something kind and helpful to say when we aren’t feeling our very best. She loves to make us laugh, bring us little presents, restore our confidence, optimism and help us remember the bad times don’t last. They really don’t.

 

MARA, the Demon of desire says the opposite: “Things suck and they are probably going to get worse unless you let me help numb the pain, amp things up a little, change the station, do a little more…don’t worry, tomorrow is a another day, and it’s so far away…!”

 

WHITE Tara emanates from the White Light, which can only be re-established in a mind is free of all desire in the present, has no unresolved desires from the past, and will not entertain any that deconstructive in the future.

White Tara (Szgrol-Ma in Tibetan) is fully available at all times to help living things separate from the causes of suffering and come within reach of the root causes of happiness.

We must first attain Black Tara before we can emanate White Tara. From Fullness comes Emptiness; this is the Essence of all Practices of the Vajyayana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red or Blue?

 

 

Red Tara, called Kurukulla “Sublime Light” is often mistakenly called “the Buddhist Kali” or “the Love Tara” both of which are equally wrong.

 

Red Tara removes the barriers between egoistic desire all of its defense mechanisms and selfish habits and our natural capacity for compassion.

She is the Dakini of Vulnerability.

 

One who masters Vulnerability to Life is ready for Full Immersion in it and therefore for Blue Tara Practice.

Blue Tara is the utter and total saturation in the Ocean of Compassion.

 

She does not come and go like Red Tara, She is…all that exists. Clear Understanding of Blue Tara unveils Her Ocean of Empathy for all living things and like the sea, creates a medium through which all souls and their karmas are connected by Grace.

 

Both of these Dakinis emanate from the Clear Light to help us in our daily pursuits to discover a Compassionate and Enlightened path that serves our needs and those of the Sangha.

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Red Tara is in an active pose, and has a weapon. She is surrounded in Fire, the cleaning aspect of the Clear Light.

 

Blue Tara is seated, holds two Lotuses which symbolize the relief of suffering and end of the causes of suffering. She is the Headwater of Lake of Bliss, and she is Radiant with the Cool and Clear Light of Empathy. Notice the rivulet streaming away from Her…

 

Tara: Green or Yellow?

 

Green Tara is Compassion in its most important Color- the Green of Life Itself. All life deserves compassion, life itself is threatened without it. All creatures experience it, human beings are the only ones that withhold it.

 

Green Tara is therefore perhaps the most important godlike being humanity has ever conceived of. She is that moment all of us need and need to show Great Compassion because it is urgent that we give or receive it.

 

Opportunities for this are never known ahead of time, and we can’t prepare or premeditate when Great Compassion will be needed. Green Tara emanates through us when we realize there is reward, nothing to be gained, not even a hint of self-esteem or grandeur associated with realizing that someone else (even oneself) is suffering and that you can do something about it as if it were a reflex.

 

Green Tara therefore is a Spontaneous and Instantaneous act of Great Compassion that the Universe calls upon us to administer to another person because their karma has led them to us for help.

 

This is my favorite image of Her- look at the lush and verdant environment Green Tara creates around Her- Her very presence nurtures and fans the flames of life to their fullest vibrancy!

 

YELLOW Tara, is the Tara of Abundance. Check out all the goodies she has all around Her! Jewelry and treats, and a cute little man to rub Her toes!

 

Yellow Tara is not a snobby wealthy Hollywood Housewife. She represents the ordinary things we take for granted and should instead, appreciate. She is colored like the Sun, because once we realize all the things and people and experiences we want aren’t making us happy, and it is our attachments them that is making us unhappy, it is as if the Sun rises and we realize, out of Great Compassion for ourselves that we have everything we need to be happy and free of suffering just as we are.

 

Similarly, a skilled practitioner of the Yellow Tara Path knows it is the little things that make other people happy and ease their worries.

 

 

 

WHY?

 

The Wish.

 

Human beings and their wants and wishes, fancies and daydreams. A dalliance of you. No wonder your chest contains a prune.

 

Believe it or not, there are Beings that find this state of being to be worthy of care and comfort. Unlike Herukas which are attracted to the odor of suffering- it tickles their noses and makes them laugh like monkeys. The others I speak of cry tears of compassion, not from a case of the giggles.

 

Their emanation into this lifetime is not provoked, nor is it earned. Compassion must according to its very nature  occur spontaneously.

 

This word is of critical importance.  The Vajra of Spontaneity strikes without warning because if it is expected, a result must take place and the combination of these two elements creates the fullness of desire.

 

Compassion is the Clear Light of Emptiness. It must have no agenda, not be anticipated nor fueled by motivation or the fullness of darkness reigns. This makes Herukas erupt with terrible wrath, and humor aside, that’s not good. Not at all.

 

It’s a good strategy to have some fun with the Monsters of Enlightenment, but really, it’s best if you stay as uninvolved with them as possible. You will understand this more shortly, but for now, consider that lightly.

 

Focus instead on a wish – any wish at all that you might wanted to make. Before you do, would it be okay if you learned how to make it?

 

Unlike a genie which loves to watch the mayhem when a wish is granted, a Buddha tries to guide us in making them. Wishes are not for the unskilled…accomplished, shall we say?

 

Chenrezig, the Buddha of the Clear Light of Compassion loves to help us to become accomplished.

 

 

 

What a beautiful spot He Who Never Looks Away has chosen to Seat Himself. The air, the water, the earth, the light are all so clean and pure!

 

In one hand he presents a peony, the symbol of renewal. What else are Refuge, the Guru, the Dharma, the Jewels, the Sutras, Practices and Truths for but for help us remember This?

 

In between his next two hands He holds a Wish Fulfilling Jewel, and the last hand has a mala which symbolizes our Ancestral Memories.

 

Before you make your wish, observe His 1,000 Armed Form, “Helping Hands.”

 

 

 

Make your wish now.

 

May all be free of suffering,

May all be free of the root causes of suffering,

May all be happy,

May the causes of happiness be…innumerable.

 

Hari OM TAT SAT.

The Pax Terra Sutra
The Declaration of Peace on Earth, as explored via the
The New Beatitudes and the Gospel of Saint Michael the Archangel.

Invocation to the Pax Terra Sutra: 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
Where there is discord, let me bring union.
Where there is error, let me bring truth.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
O Master, let me not seek as much
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love,
for it is in giving that one receives,
it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

 

On Power Distance.

“There will Peace on Earth when there is no longer any power distance between one man and any other, just as there none between the Spirit and His Host.”

 

 

 

Introduction.

At the time of the drafting of this Pax Terra Sutra, the Revelation of an Earth that is At Peace, the world is not at peace. Religious zealots, determined to conquer the earth and tame its natural effulgence beneath the sack cloth of superstition have placed the earth at great risk.

They use the Legislative and Executive Offices of the most powerful nation on the planet to distract us all from the fact the earth is rejecting our behavior towards it and this is causing the Spirit of God to unmoor itself from this place.

This Sutra was written to arouse wonder and gratitude for it. To ask people to search for His Presence if He appears to have gone missing, to Praise Him when find Him, to defend His honor against the darkness that closing in around Him and us.

This is what the Disciples sought Jesus Christ’s Counsel for, and every time, Jesus replied with certainty. The New Beatitudes emphasize Christ’s Salient Points in the context of the challenges facing the contemporary world and its struggle (inability, lack of desire, skill?) with creating a lasting Global Civil Society.

Jesus believed in This with all of His Heart, and left a blueprint behind. The New Beatitudes revisit His Design.

The Gospel of Saint Michael is a recast of the Gospel of Saint Mark. I added verses from the other Gospels to add strength and emphasize certain aspects of Christ’s character.

I was cautious not to slant or reposition any of the content in the Four and relied on presentation instead. The Gospels are written in chronological order and I ordered by subject matter.

I named the New Gospel “Saint Michael” due to the association of Christ with titles such as the King of Angels, the Right Hand, the Strongest Man and these are shared by God’s Chief Angel.

I am sure the Title flatters both.

Psalm 133:1, The Hypotheses of the Pax Terra Sutra:

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

  1. There is One God, One Holy Spirit who enlivens all souls. This Jesus Christ explained as One House With Many Rooms.
  2. Sin is said to alienate man from God. Christ’s Spirit embodied to instruct in the Forgiveness of Sin and reunite Us.
  3. Christs Spirit continues to embody through the Gospels.
  4. Baptism in the Holy Spirit affirms the Truth of the Gospels through the experience of the Grace of God.
  5. The Spirit of God knowingly creates life. Humanity knowingly destroys it. 
  6. Peace on earth is interdependent with humanity’s ability to amplify Grace on earth through the practices of the Gospels.
  7. The Spirit of God cannot be judged, conditioned, qualified, quantified, or contained by any manmade means or convention. He can only be Witnessed. Jesus came to teach us how to Witness.
  8. Should the Spirit fail to Witness itself, it will withdraw from creation.
  9. The belief that bloodshed can invoke the Grace of God is causing the Spirit to Unmoor.
  10. Jesus explained what we should do about this.

 

Levels of Immersion. The Spirit of God Revealed Three Types of Immersion or Baptism in the Scriptures.

There are Three Levels of Immersion. They represent the affinity individual souls have for Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

The Lake of Fire.

 

Those Immersed in Fire believe God is their toy to play with. They use the Bible as an excuse to be corrupt and cruel.

They serve fiends who charm them promise them power and wealth they haven’t earned or have a right to.

Jesus hated people like this.

The Lukewarm Sea.

The Second, Lukewarm- are hypocrites that stand for nothing in particular. They watch without interest as the other Two Levels struggle for dominance over fate of all life upon this planet.

The Firmament.

The Third- those Absorbed by the Spirit, perform the Work of Christ and act in His Capacity. The Gospels explain the Authority Jesus gave to those Absorbed by the Spirt.

 

  1. The Lake of Fire.

 

Immersion in the Lake is characterized as a place of loneliness, weeping and the gnashing of teeth. A place of great alienation from the Spirit of God and the Love of Jesus Christ.

Those that believe the Old Testament is God Inspired, creatures of great wrath, hypocrisy, and superstition, who wield the Word of God as a whip upon the backs of other persons and cultures are Immersed in the Fire.

They believe in an Apocalypse God that would drown the earth in its own blood and tears, Who is without Mercy or Decency is the One True God.

They act in His capacity, without worrying who they hurt, make miserable, shame, terrorize, lie to, cheat, or manipulate so long as their primitive morality allows them to rule over others.

They are aggressive and ruthless in defense of their Brutish and Savage Natures.

Those immersed in Fire refuse to believe in the Grace of God.

 

  1. The Lukewarm Sea.

 

Those that bathe in the shallow Lukewarm spittle of God don’t believe in Christ, neither do they believe in Humanity.

 

  1. The Firmament.

Those who have achieved unity with the Spirit through Beatitude are said to be Baptized. They wield the Authority Christ gave His Disciples and His Likeness.

Salvation is the process of elevating one’s Level of Immersion from the lowest to the highest through Beatitude.

The New Beatitudes

What is Beatitude?

from St. Gregory of Nyssa, a mystic who lived in Cappadocia in Asia Minor around 380 AD. He described the Beatitudes this way:
“Beatitude is a possession of all things held to be good,
from which nothing is absent that a good desire may want.
Perhaps the meaning of beatitude may become clearer to us
if it is compared with its opposite.
Now the opposite of beatitude is misery.
Misery means being afflicted unwillingly with painful sufferings.”

 

Here follow the New Beatitudes:

  1. God is Real.
  2. God’s Grace is Real.
  3. Transactions with God take place in Real Time through Right Contact and Right Action, which are illuminated in the Gospels.
  4. The Mystery of the Christ is revealed through the Prime Commandment.
  5. The Love of God is anathema to the hatred of any other person– as they were made, as they behave. Any who harbors malice against any other person for any reason foregoes the Presence of God and is not fit to enter His Kingdom. All who love others as God created them achieves Beatitude.
  6. The Love of your neighbor prepares the mind and heart to engage in selfless activities that benefit one’s family, organizations, place of business, community, and all the living things on the planet earth. These transactions elevate society so that it can in turn elevate its citizens.
  7. Beatitude purchases the salvation of others in accordance with the scriptures.

 

The Gospel of Saint Michael, the Protector of Domains.

  1. The Creation of the Domain.

 

  1. First there was the Spirit of God.

 

  1. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the Deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the Waters and said “Let there be light,” and there was Light.
  2. After the Light shone, the Spirit gazed into the Firmament and then into the Deep, and saw One Great Soul and a multiplicity of souls.
  3. “Let This Be,” The Spirit said, and it was so, then It said. “This is Good.”

 

  1. Then Projection took place, and all the elements, forces, forms, objects and phenomena went forth in all the directions, times, and spaces.

 

  1. Using these, the Spirit created Life and started Its Heart.

 

  1. Next it created a Body. This it called Adam and planted him in a Garden called Eden.
  2. All men were modeled after Adam, but retain the Spirit’s Knowledge of Himself.
  3. 9. The Spirit Continues to do Its Work.

 

  1. The Choice.  

 

  1. After Adam, God made Eve. God asked them to be mindful of their innocence but Adam and Eve were curious. They wanted to be mindful of God but were given minds of their own.

 

  1. When God discovered they were misusing each other and the resources of the Garden, God asked them to repent.

 

  1. Adam and Eve chose pride instead of repentance and left the Garden.

 

  1. The Host sought God’s Counsel Adam and Eve had placed themselves in great danger.

  2. The Mother of Beatitudes
  3. In the year 6 B.C. Joseph, the Carpenter became engaged to Mary, who was pregnant out of wedlock. Joseph married her and bought her a house. In doing so, he violated tradition but that was necessary for her sake and that of the child.
  4. Before Mary told Joseph she was pregnant, the Host, led by the Archangel Gabriel appeared to her.  “Hail, Mary thou art highly favored, and the Lord is with thee. We bring you Good News.”
  5. The Host was overjoyed with Mary’s reception towards God’s Plan and proclaimed in a loud voice, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
  6. Through the virtues of the Holy Family, the Gospels ripened. In the year 24 A.D. The Son, whom Mary and Joseph named Joshua, age 30 went to Jerusalem.

The Prophet Isaiah predicted what would happen:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”—
 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.”

 

  1. The Sacrament of Baptism Begins.
  2. A Prophet named Saint John the Baptist declared a Holy Spirit could relieve humanity of the burden of its sins through the Rite of Baptism.
  3. Jesus Christ heard about this man went to him. Jesus was Baptized by John, and then the Spirit of God spoke from the Heavens,  “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
  4. Thus began Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the Direct Experience of the Grace of God.
  5. Jesus humility towards John was an example to His Disciples and followers. “He has received the Holy Spirit”, they said, and word about Jesus spread.

 

  1. Forty Days of Temptation. 

 

All Prophets have to endure the Rite of the 40 Days. Jesus, wanting to be their equal journeyed into the desert.

He returned to Jerusalem with Authority.

 

  1. The Authority of Jesus Christ.

 

  1. The Spirit of God endowed His Son with certain Authorities.
  2. One is the Authority to call His Disciples into the service of the Gospels.
  3. This Authority Christ gave to His Disciples before he died.
  4. The next was the ability to Teach With Authority. The Disciples were empowered to be instruments of the New Law without regard for the Old or its proponents.
  5. Authority to tend to the sick*, see Mark 1:32:

 

“…the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons.”

 

  1. The Authority to Forgive Sin. After Jesus healed a paralyzed man by forgiving his sins, the people asked, “Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

 

Jesus replied. “I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”

Jesus also said, “If you forgive sins in My Name, they are forgiven.”

  1. The Great Supper

 

  1. Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

 

  1. While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.

 

  1. Before the Great Supper, Jesus told Levi to gather as many people of different sorts to join them at the Table. “So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.”

 

  1. So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

 

  1. Jesus performed yet another Great Miracle and made sure the Table was set with more food than the guests in Levi’s house could eat, and wine too!

 

  1. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
  2. On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “‘Those I invited deserved to come.”

 

  1. Appalled, they then questioned Jesus why he and His Disciples failed to observed the fast when St. John’s did.

 

  1. Jesus replied: “Why fast while one is among the living? When the body is dead, then it will fast.”

 

  1. Jesus raised His Cup and made a toast to His Guests.

 

  1. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
  2. One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
  3. He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
  4. Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
  5. When asked if healing work could be performed on the Sabbath, Jesus went to a man and asked him so stretch out his hand which had been withered. The hand was completely restored.Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.
  6. Jesus Establishes the Household.
  7. Crowds heard of Jesus’s work and teachings and began to follow him. Rumors of his command over demons and the ability to heal the sick and to redirect the lost and misguided from the Synagogues earned him a reputation.

 

  1. “He is Beelzebub, the Devil.” They said.
  2. So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan?

 

  1. If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
  2. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. Jesus explained this further by prophesying:

 

  1. There came a time, when the Devil tried to enter God’s House and then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.

 

  1. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.

 

  1. “So as you see,” Jesus said, “The Strongest Man is always the One God sends to protect thee and unify the House now and for all time.”
  2. Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
  2. He said this because people were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”
  3. Jesus went to explain all the manners in which a man speaks that alienate him from the Spirit of God:
  4. Every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
  5. Moreover, I will not endure any who secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; nor any one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
  6. Neither will I allow lies: Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
  7. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.
  8. So now, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
  9. How can we re-enter the Kingdom of Heaven if we have blasphemed the Spirit, and He withholds His Forgiveness? Jesus said:
  10. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, The Spirit will also forgive you.
  11. But if you do not forgive others their sins, the Spirit will also not forgive your sins.

 

  1. Jesus Explains the Importance of Grace, the Word of God.

 

  1. Jesus spoke the Word to them, as much as they could understand.

 

  1. Whoever has ears should hear the Word of God by whatever means of understanding God has given them.

 

  1. Whoever speaks the word of God in truth is like a farmer who sows the seeds of Truth.

 

  1. Those who hear Word of the Grace of God, accept it, produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times the Amount of Grace that was sown.”

 

  1. But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke it of its Grace, making it unfruitful.

 

  1. He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand?

 

  1. For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear. So Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.

 

  1.  And then Jesus Revealed the Prime Commandment:

 

  1. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Upon these Words, all the Words of all the Prophets Hinge.”  

 

  1. Keep this Prime Commandment at all times, hold the Word of God Dear within your heart, do well by your neighbors and Thus, Jesus said, War in Heaven* might be forestalled.

 

  1. Jesus and the Squall.
  2. The Disciples became disquieted and asked Jesus if He truly cared after them.
  3. “Quiet! Be still!” He said. “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
  4. As for the fact they each allowed their hysterics to agitate each other, something Jesus warned them against, Jesus added: “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

 

  1. Jesus and the Slut.

 

  1. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw Him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with whores, sluts, fags, tax collectors and sinners?”
  2. “Tell us, then Great Physician,” the fools asked of the Champion of the People, “what must be done with a man or woman who commits adultery? The Law says offenders must be publicly shamed and then, at the discretion of the peers of the offended, put to death by stoning.”
  3. And they presented a young woman, battered and downtrodden to him, and the others gathered around them. A pile of rocks had already been assembled.
  4. Jesus’s heart swelled with compassion and also with rage. His mother had also been called an adulteress.
  5. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
  6. Jesus stood between the woman and the rabid crowd and said, “Let you who is without sin throw the first stone.”
  7. The crowd grew angry. “The law says we may stone her to death for her sins nonetheless.”
  8. “Moses gave you many laws.” Jesus picked up a stone. “Then let the measure of mercy your heart belong to you also. Where is the man that committed adultery with her? And all the others that have coveted their neighbor’s wives? And stolen? And told lies? If the wages of these sins is death, then we must gather more sinners and also more rocks.”
  9. The crowd dispersed and Jesus helped the woman to her feet.
  10. Jesus Is Identified.
  11. Jesus asked His followers, “Who do people say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
  12. They said, “Some say You are John the Baptist and some say Elijah and others say Jeremiah or one of the early preachers.”
  13. He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
  14. Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
  15. The high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
  16. Jesus replied, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven”.
  17. Daniel said:
  18. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one.”
  19. Jesus then reassured His Followers, “be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lordyour God is with you wherever you go.”

 

  1. Jesus and the Temple Money Changers.

 

  1. When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

 

  1. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.

 

  1. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.

 

  1. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”

 

  1. Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.

 

  1. “Teacher,” they said, “we know you are a man of integrityand that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

 

  1. But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?”
  2. “Caesar’s,” they replied.

 

  1. Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

 

  1. The Savior was not saved: Pontius Pilate, the Unruly Crowd and the Great Mistake.

 

Because he interfered with the traditions of the Temple, Jesus the Carpenter’s Son, the man who saved the adulteress, cured the sick, fed the hungry, and cast out demons was assassinated by a Council of the Ungodly that included the people he helped.

During His Trial and sentencing, not one man stood with Jesus. Given the chance to intercede for Jesus as He had for them, they chose otherwise. Jesus was tortured, crucified and left to die:

Jesus Faces Pilate.

1 Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” 

2And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.

3 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.

Taking the Place of Barabbas

Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. 

5And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [b]Barabbas. 

Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 

For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.

While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.”

9 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 

10 The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”

They said, “Barabbas!”

11  Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

12 Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”

13 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a [c]tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this [d]just Person. You see to it.

14 And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”

15 Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had [e]scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Christ said to love one’s neighbor as oneself was His Greatest Commandment. He also said Baptism in the Holy Spirit, as well as the forgiveness of the sins of others were Key to Entering the Kingdom of God.

At no point did Christ, the Host, the Prophets or Scriptures depict the Murder of the Son of Man as a means to the fulfillment of the Prime Commandment.

The willingness of the misbegotten to refuse Pontius Pilate’s offers of salvation and to embrace “generations of penalty for their sin” is indicative of possession by the Evil Spirit who is still with us today.

Conclusion of the Gospel of Saint Michael the Archangel

“But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,

the Son of Man whom you have made strong for yourself!”

 

The Mormon College said:

“When Michael came into mortality he was known as Adam, the first man, but he was still his own self. Although he was given another name, that of Adam, he did not change his identity.

After his mortal death he resumed his position as an angel in the heavens, once again serving as the chief angel, or archangel, and took again his former name of Michael.

In his capacity as archangel, Adam, or Michael, will yet perform a mighty mission in the coming years.”

May the strength of the Son of Man and His Great Compassion one day make a Straight Path for all of us one day.

Amen.

-Michael Das

Conclusion to the Upanishad of the Veda Called the Crossroad of the Divine.

Great spiritual treatises establish a purpose for their inscription and then conclusively prove their worth in affirming the value, efforts, and blessings of Civil Society. Civil Society is how we ensure individuals have a chance to be happy, complete, well, safe, and contribute Great Beauty to community. It fosters arts, sciences, policies, and traditions that ease the burdens of communal life through professional governance of our natural resources, behavior, and ensures human innovation ingenuity are being exhaustively channeled back into the lives of their stakeholders.

We started the Vajra Veda with a mantra:

 

“We must strive for the end of suffering and grow the causes of happiness for all beings with fearlessness and resolve. This fulfills the Gospels, the Sutras, the Sastras, the Surahs, the faith in the God whose Graces we all share, and engenders the trust we must have in one another in order to live well long-term.”

And we have ended it with a Mission:

“In his capacity as archangel, Adam, or Michael, will yet perform a mighty mission in the coming years.”

Why did I choose to end the “Diamond Dissertation” this way instead of:

“Having fully known what can be known about suffering and happiness for all beings we now go forth armed with the wisdom of generations…”

I didn’t because I can’t.

Fundamentalists and fools occupy the pews, pulpits, state houses, and couches of the world that now has approximately 1% of its original species left and five precious years left to make up its mind if this place is worth saving, if our lives as we understand them deserve to continue, if the Grace of God is something we can dare to take for granted or not.

We have the technology, the expertise, the manpower, the materials, the plans the designs, and the money needed to secure the most beautiful place in creation the time it needs to get back on its feet, we lack the attitude.

What a desirable and utterly ridiculous position to be in!

Without a shift in how we think, feel, and love, there is no point in attempting to save the planet earth. That has to come first. Full Immersion, Total Unity and Complete Realization of the Holy Spirit is required forever and ever and ever if we are to keep our home intact and will it to the future.

100% of the human beings on this planet must agree to do this and do it out of Great Love and for no other reason. If we lose this place, let our love of it and the lives we were meant to know here change us in our final hours and give us peace about how we spent them.

But even still that is not the Mission, was not the point of this document.

This place and our place in creation is the result of a Miracle, which was itself a product of the Grace of God. The people that occupied the earth before failed to appreciate this like they could have and resorted instead to silly and stupid myths and let them govern their lives and their legacy is strangling us to death.

The Prophets and Messengers hated them for this- they knew without the Right Guidance and Clear Direction of the Verses of the Upanishads, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, the Gospels, the Holy Qu’ran and the Kitab al Jilwa, etc.so many or all of us would have to witness God’s Creation burn. Needlessly, senselessly.

The Mission is that of the Head of the House. To unify, fortify, and then serve as a place of safety, hospitality and revelry for those born into it.

This place is our home, and it is unsafe, divided, weak, diseased and balancing precariously on the edge of oblivion.

Time to put the Dragons down.

May all be well, may all be happy.

-Michael Das

A student of His Holiness Swami Chinmayanandaji and the Sastras.

September 6, 2019.

 

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I live in Washington DC where I work in marketing in the association industry. I am soon to be a published author of a novel The Rage of Ganumede and a dissertation, the Lightning Manifesto. In my spare time, I play the French horn, and am an amateur composer. https://soundcloud.com/michael-das-501331974. I need to find a photographer for a beauty shot. My selfies make my nose look too big.

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