Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Real Self and body at death.

Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.

It [dying] needn't be so [painful and ugly]. It may be beautiful and peaceful. Once you know that death happens to the body and not to you, you just watch your body falling off like a discarded garment. Once you know that the body alone dies and not the continuity of memory and the sense of "I am" reflected in it, you are afraid no longer.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Blogger Yafiah Katherine said...

This is right to the point Sufibridge, and what I have always believed to be true. Death is like opening a door and walking through into another realm. This is how the sense of 'I am' experiences it. In this other realm the physical body is not required so it is left behind. This became very real for me when both my brothers died within two weeks of each other at quite a young age. I felt grief, that was my normal human nafs, but I also felt that other world and that no parting is permanent, or even truly a parting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nisargadatta sounds like a hindu name? Who is he?

Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Pandora said...

Hello Sufi *smiles*

Something led me to your peaceful blog today and this entry plus the comments has truly helped me ease my own personal demons for the moment. I hope to one day see for myself that no parting is permanent and thank you for helping me to be able to feel that again.


Monday, January 30, 2006 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sufibridge. said...

Hi Pandy!Long time eh ? Life's been pretty intense for me lately. I'm afraid I have to give you the sad news that my beloved wife Bilquis who has had cancer the last three years went into rapid decline in September and died this year on Sunday January the eighth. It was a fairly horrendous experience and that is why there is more stuff than usual on my blog about death and the after life. I'm glad you found some of it useful. I know you had that thing with all those people connected to you passing on and even felt it had something to do with you (which I'm sure you now realise it didn't ). Death is the one thing we can all be sure will happen to us and yet most people don't want to look at it. We live in a society wich adulates youth and despises old age. It seems destiny, karma,life - call it what you will ... from my point of view obviouisly, God, has put a lot of contact with death into your life and, as so often, what at first seems harsh and difficult turns out to be a gift. Death puts our lives into perspective and pushes us to look for answers to questions about wether life has any meaning. Maybe you are finding some of those answers now. For me life is meaningless without some form of spirituality and belief in an after life puts a whole different perspective on our short time here. My brother was killed in a car accident when he was 21 and I was 19, my mum went from cancer at age 54. I believe her illness was sparked by the shock of my brother's death. My dad died at a fairly normal age of angina. Did I ever tell you about The New Medicine of Dr Hamer? If you put that in the search engine you can find some very interesting stuff, including fairly good proof that cancer is a big business and "the powers that be" do not want people to get cures as they make so much money from it.(eght sessions of chemio treatment cost 24,000 pounds !) It is the next biggest business after the petro chemical industry. Dr Hamer found a cure and they shut him up (literally, in prison) several times .. and he's back there now. There are other instances too, such as Rene Caisse and her medicine "Essiac", and Dr Antonio Bru, both of which can be found on the net. I believe Bilquis is in a better place now and that her horrible suffering was a purification for her so that she can go back to God clean and with no more suffering in the after life where I am sure she is enjoying the fruits of all her compassion, generosity and kindness to so many people (especially myself to whom she dedicated fifteen years of her life) while she was alive.She was much loved by many many people from all walks of life and right across the spiritual spectrum. My Sheikh, Sheikh Nazim , says that one of the biggest unknown causes of cancer is living in buildings made of re-inforced concrete. (I think it has a lot to do with the magnetic and electrical fields caused by the metal cage we all tend to live in) and I am getting very interested in alternative housing such as Straw Bale, Rammed earth, Mud Brick and Wooden houses. Sheikh Nazim has a project to build such houses in Cyprus and I am thinking of getting involved, which would be a contribution to the war against cancer and a kind of homage to Bilquis.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 8:16:00 AM  

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