Bismi'llah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim...for the sake of Prophet Muhammad saws and Sheikh Nazim may Allah protect his secret.
It’s about the non-local consciousness as pure non duality
.. i.e. that which is beyond words .. no-thing .. nothing .. Emptiness or God
.. Brahman .. The Absolute .. whatever one chooses to call it ..
Let’s call it Universal Mind for now .. the brain as
reciever .. through that the absolute non-dual consciousness gets filtered into
Actual Reality is all one thing .. but our filtering brain
sees it as two contrasting poles which make up dualistic consciousness .. hence
time and space .. past and future .. here and there .. and all other dualities
All the methods are in order to ‘trip the switch’ of
dualistic perception and get back to a state prior to this .. which is like
Universal Mind .. when this is done a third state comes in which the dual is
realised as the non-dual .. that all the composites of dual mind are
composed of nothing but Universal Mind one might say
.. Both poles of any
pair of opposites not only have the same source but actually are the same
Therefore the wonderful saying ..
The world is an illusion .. only Brahman is real ..
Which is why I almost feel to ‘correct’ that imperfectly
stated thing in a thread which says .. Brahman is the World ..
I see that as different from The world is Brahman .. as in
the world is not other than Brahman but Brahman is not defined as being the
I maybe even still find it hard to see emptiness is form ..
but easy to see form is emptiness .. (in other words emptiness is a vast
emptiness and there is nothing other than it .. and all form is nothing other
than emptiness but emptinesss is not defined by the sum of all form .. and far
from that )
In more sufi language .. the world is not other than God ..
(because nothing truly exists except God) .. but He is not defined by the world
.. as He is its creator and therefore much more than that .. creating
unimagined worlds with qualities & beings we cannot possibly imagine ..
So the world is an illusion, Allah alone is Real .. the
world is not other than Allah .. would sum that up
The world is an illusion .. Brahman alone is real .. the
world is Brahman, in the sense that the world is not other than Brahman ..
I see the world as an illusion created out of whatever
ultimate reality is (call it God or Brahman or maybe even Emptiness) .. and not
other than that in essence .. but caused or ‘created’ by or through the
filtering mechanism of the mind / the brain / dualistic consciousness ..
interpreting universal mind or pure non-dual, non-local consciousness.