43. The Qalander Consciousness

One way a human can live life is to live every moment of it entrapped in limited senses. The second way of living life is for a person to live free of the limitations of senses though living within them. Feelings of grief and sorrow do not affect such a person. The dazzling resources of earth do not attract him because the superior world of heaven, which is far away from this earth, is higher and fore most by comparison. In the same way he eats bread when confined to the physical body, so he plucks the grapes from the gardens of heaven once he is freed from materialism. When such a person becomes complete in self knowing, then new ways of life, new avenues and arrangements of life, are revealed to him. This type of person is known as a "Free Man" who holds the consciousness of Qalander.




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.