Most masters today present the method of meditation to you. But usually they do not
    base it on Christianity, or Judaism or Islam, so many people think that it is a method
    which originated within other religions. That is however not the case. Meditation was a
    method which was already given to the first man, within the first message, to the first
    Messenger.

    What purpose does meditation serve, and how can we reach such a state? It is
    mentioned in all our Holy Books: the Torah, the Gospels and in the Holy Quran, as a
    method to reach the Divine Presence. When we come face to face with our Creator,
    we leave everything else behind. Nothing remains except your soul. Even if I tried to
    cut you with a sword, you would not be harmed. Nothing can touch you physically in
    such a state, because your physical body will have entered your spiritual being.
    Normally it is the opposite: our souls are imprisoned in the physical body. In a perfect
    state of meditation, your soul covers your physical body and you become a spirit.
    There was once a Grandsheikh, Sheik Abdul Qadir al Jilani. While he was meditating
    he kept saying, “I am the truth!” People around him were offended by this utterance
    and started attacking him with swords, but nothing happened to him. They could not
    touch him.

    When Maulana Rumi was in real meditation, he would be whirling and take off from
    the ground. He had full connection with the Divine Presence. According to our
    traditional knowledge, meditation has so many steps before reaching to the top point.
    If you keep to those rules, real meditation can come to you at any time. Everyone
    must try within the rules which exist in their religion, to praise the Lord first, in the way
    the prophets taught us. We can then sit in a silent place, preferably in the dark, cover
    ourselves and withdraw from everything around us. We should not hear or feel
    anything, only think that we are one within the existence of the Lord Almighty Allah in
    the Divine Presence. Even if it only lasts for 5 minutes, it will give us power. This will
    then increase and make peace-falcons out of peace-doves. If a terrorist even looks
    at you, he will fall down. With meditation you can attain ultra-power. Don’t think that
    meditation is something easy. It is the most important power which has been given to
    mankind.


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THE ART OF MEDITATION

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Sheikh Nazim