Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9 Family Anniversary Celebration Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship 5820 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131
The body is the one veil which separates a true man from God; all the other veils must be torn away. All the forces of the mind, all the miracles, must be cast off so that they can no longer deceive us and turn us into snakes, scorpions, dogs, foxes, demons, and crazy men. We must tear them out by the roots and throw them away. Only then can we establish the connection with God. The heart is the mirror which can help us to form that connection of devotion to God; we must see ourselves in that mirror and speak to God.M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.), Questions of Life—Answers of Wisdom, Volume One
What is a Sufi like? Each of the 43,242 breaths he takes in a day moves through his body in the same way his life moves through his body, and each breath is bowing in reverence before God. That is work. Just because a Sufi appears silent, it does not mean he is not doing anything. His breath is doing its dhikr, which is the connection between him and God. It goes on automatically, “dun, dun, dun.” In the same way as the heart continues beating, although we are not aware of it, a Sufi’s breath, his dhikr, is beating “dun, dun, dun, dun” with the connection to God. That is the dhikr. That word goes and beats against Allah with every breath. That is true dhikr, where every breath is bowing and prostrating to Him.M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Why Can’t I See The Angels?
Good thoughts, good qualities, and God’s qualities will be our heavenly messengers, they will be the celestial maidens who serve us. They will be the malā’ikah who will serve you in heaven. They will do duties towards you. If that state comes into being within you, you will be a king in the kingdom of heaven. Your duties and your service, your good thoughts and qualities will be the children who serve you. When you are in that state, they will be the children who serve you. You will be a king in the kingdom of heaven. May you understand this.M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, The Choice
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