In the light of the Subtlety of Self, first step of Istarkha, is the activation of audibility. At this step the inner thoughts of a person or a living thing, in the form of voice, are carried to the hearing of the one who is having the power of Observation. During the lessons of Discernment to vitalize this form of observation many material things are also used. One of them is the powdered peppers. This powder, after applying on a swab cotton with a drop or two of water, is placed in the ears at time of performance of Muraqbah and Istarkha.

Second step of Istarkha is that the lights of the Subtlety of Self can arrange themselves into smell and touch. And, one who has power of Observation can smell and touch anything even if it is at a distance of millions of light year - the speed of light is about three hundred thousand kilometers per second Many forms of contemplations are used in increasing the lights of Subtlety of Self. It will not be out of place to give one or two examples of Contemplation and Cogitation.

Alpha-luminescences which are the main theme of this chapter is such an Attribute of Allah which could be studied analytically in the human self. The very same Attribute is the Unconscious of man. The Unconscious, according to ordinary approach, is considered to be those basis of activities about which human intellect remains ignorant. If such a basis is taken into consideration deeply then either it is not properly understood by us or if understood, its meanings and significance remain equal to a naught i.e. Only its non-existence comes to our mind.

The law governing every beginning, according to the text of the Preserved Scripturum, is only one and that is, when significance of the beginning is debated or try to conceive the commencement of something in our mind, at that moment, only the tenor of nothingness (La) is there in the depths of our concept. It means that in the first phase of a beginning we are only introduced with nothingness. Al though the common standards of intellect have not tried to understand this thing the law of the Preserved Scripturum demands that we understand and analyze this fact comprehensively. Without having this La (nothingness, naught, an adverb of negation) analyzed we would remain at a loss to understand this thing.

Every fact which somehow or the other, whether fanciedly, ideologically or imaginatively is known to us, is an entity whether it is a negating entity (La) or an affirmative one. After having understanding of the modes of laws of the Preserved Scripturum we would be looking at n act, whether it is negating or affirming, affirmation (positivity) is called ‘Is’ that is we acknowledge its existence as an entity then the negation (negativity) is stated as ‘Is not', id est, we consider this, too, an entity of whose existence we do not have any knowledge. In other words, we term nescience as negativity and knowledge as affirmation. That which is called knowledge or affirmation cannot be identified by us unless the nescience is known to us, that is, first we recognized the nescience only then the knowledge was cognized.


Loh O Qalam

Qalandar Baba Auliay (R.A)

Alshaikh Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, Chief Editor of the monthly Roohani Digest, the renowned spiritual scholar, founder of the chain of Muraqba Halls the world over has had the honour of learning the spiritual sciences from his spiritual mentor, His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya, the sage of this age. In order to teach him the spiritual sciences Qalander Baba Auliya made Alshaikh Azeemi to pen down the words that he used to narrate. Alshaikh Azeemi being a devoted disciple not only noted the contents but also did his best to understand what he was taught. The eventual out come of his dedicated work took the form of the ‘Loh-o-Qalum’, the first ever book that comprises the whole syllabus of the spiritual science. Who else was more suitable to explain the contents of this document but Alshaikh Azeemi, the very able student of Qalander Baba Auliya. Dissemination of that knowledge, which is the legacy of prophets and had reached him in disciplic succession, has become an obsession for Alshaikh Azeemi because, according to him, this knowledge is the only elixir and the antidote for the ailing humanity in present times.