Manifestation of the Cosmic Nasma

 Major part of our knowledge and feelings (sensations) is considered to be abstract, devoid of any form and shape. But, it is wrong. Every thing, even if it is fantasy or thought, has a certain form and shape. That which is termed as Non-existence (Addam), that also is a being, which has a form and shape.

  What is Fantasy?

 From where does a thought come? This is a question worthy of deliberate consideration. If we will ignore these questions many facts will remain obscure and the chain of facts having hundred percent links based upon the understanding of the very proposition will remain incomplete.

 Some cosmic reason is always there when a thought comes to the mind. Occurrence of a thought is a proof of a movement that has taken place on the screen of the mind. This movement does not belong to the mind itself. It is associated with those cosmic strings which are responsible for moving the cosmic system in a particular sequence and arrangement. A gust of wind, for instance, is a clear indication of some variation in the atmospheric spheres. Similarly occurrence of something in the human mind is also indicative of some movement in the unconscious mind of man. Understanding of this movement depends upon the mind's own pursuit. Human mind has two planes. One, that associates the movement of the individual's mind with the cosmic movement i.e., this movement brings the intentions and feelings of an individual to the mind of the individual. Both these planes produce two types of senses, the positive senses and the negative senses. The positive senses in fact, are divisions of senses occurring during wakefulness. Regions of this division are the organs of the body. Thus our physical functions are performed because of this division. Different organs and limbs Perform different functions simultaneously i.e. Eyes are viewing something, ears are hearing some sounds, hands are occupied with a third thing and feet are having realization of a fourth thing tongue is enjoying the taste of the fifth one and the nose is feeling the smell of something altogether different, all are done and handled simultaneously and at the same time mind is occupied with thoughts of altogether different things. This is the performance of the positive senses. But contrary to this the stimuli of the negative senses are not related with the human intentions.

 For example, although all the senses referred above actively participate during the state of dreaming, the static position of the body limbs and organs indicates the accumulation of the senses in a single point of the mind. The movement occurring in this point during the state of dreaming, is divided and distributed in the body organs during wakefulness.

  These senses before their distribution in the body organs could be named as the negative senses but after they are distributed, it would be appropriate to call them, the Positive Senses. It demands careful consideration that both the positive and negative senses cannot rally on the same plane. We have to acknowledge their existence in both the plane of the mind. In terms of Sufism, the negative plane is called the simple Nasma and the positive plane is known as the compound Nasma.

 Compound Nasma is the name of such a movement which is regular in its occurrence i.e, one moment, second moment, then third moment and likewise it keeps on occurring moment after moment. Spatiality of this movement is moments with that sequence which construct spaces. Every Moment is a Space, or to say, the whole Space is incarcerated by the moments. Moments surround the space in such a way that the space finds itself confinded among them and is constrained to revolve in the cycle of moments to keep its presence available in the Cosmic Conscious. Original moments are present in the Knowledge of Allah.

 The universe is the detailed exhibition of that knowledge, which is captioned by them. It has been stated in the Holy Quran by Allah, the Most High: “ I created every thing with two sides”

 Creation is also no exception to this. One aspect of the creation is the moments themselves i.e. The inner or the monochromatic conscious and the other aspect of the moments is their Manifestation  or the Omnichromatic Conscious. On the one hand the universe is in the grip of the moments and on the other the individuals of the universe are in the clutches of the moments. Movement of the moments takes place simultaneously in two planes. Movement of one plane occurs in every object of the universe separately. This movement is responsible for the construction of that conscious which keeps the object existing in the circle of its individual entity. Movement of the second plane is flowing simultaneously through all the objects of the universe. This movement is responsible for constructing that conscious which keeps all the objects of universe present in one circle. In one plane, the individuals of the universe are existing separately, that is, the individuals have distinct and separate consciouses. In the other Plane of the movements the consciouses of all the individuals of the universe are focused on one point. Thus, both the planes of the moments are two consciouses, one is the individual conscious and the other is the collective conscious. This central Conscious, in general terminology, is known as the Unconscious.

 If we assume that the universe is a single entity and all the objects present in it are its components then the Cosmic Conscious would be called the Central Conscious and the divisions of the same would be termed as the Individual Conscious. In fact, there is only one Conscious which is circulating in all the objects of the universe separately. For example, conscious of an individual contains the things of his specific surroundings. It means one plane of the moments builds the conscious of an individual in that particular period of time and at the same time, the stimuli of every particle of the universe circulate in the other plane of the moments. This is the state of the Central Conscious.

 Now it can be stated that the informations pertaining to the environs are delivered to the individual from the upper plane of moments and the complete informations of the universe can be had from the lower plane of the moments. The lower plane of the moments is the Central Conscious of the individual which contains complete record of all times from Eternity to Infinity. One plane of the moments is the Temporary (momentary) Conscious and the other plane of the moment is the Everlasting (perpetual) Conscious. All the stimuli of all times from eternity to infinity are present in one moment of the Everlasting Conscious of the individual. We would term this moment as the Eternal Moment. This very moment is the depth of the individual conscious. For the very same moment, Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), has said, “I share Time with Allah”. This is the Real Moment. Serial Time is a section of the same Moment. The very Moment is the Elohistic Knowledge. The same is known as the Presented Knowledge (Ilm-e-Huzoori). This is the moment in which those Attributes of Allah have accumulated that have been termed as Faculties or the Things (Shaiun) by the Holy Quran. We certainly are not referring to All the Attributes of Allah. Because the Attributes of Allah are infinite Here, only those Attributes are to be considered that are in the introduction of the Universe. This moment which we have pronounced as the Elohistic Knowledge, the Will of Allah is prevalent in the same moment and the components of the Elohistic Will are the Serial Time.

 Timelessness and Time could be interpreted in many ways. Prophets have been introducing Allah and the Command of Allah from the very beginning. Prophets have always emphasized in their teachings that striving for understanding of the Absolute Being is necessary, without proper understanding of the Absolute Being comprehension of His Decree is not possible. Here, the question arises. Can the Edict (man) afford to Understand the Decree? The reply would be only affirmative. If there is anything that could be under taken by the Edict it could not be other than this that in order to search its own reality, the Edict should cognize the Master of the Decree. Only then it would be possible that the Edict could know its root-cause and have the understanding of itself. Without introduction of the Absolute Being, the Edict cannot cognize even its own self.

 When Moses had inquired "Who ?," after seeing the light on Mount Sinai,

  In reply, ”I am Thy Lord!” Allah had graciously said.

 This incident gives the lead for the limits of the Absolute Being and the Being of the Edict. Moses is the Edict Being and Allah is the Absolute Being. This also signifies the Attribute of the Cherishing Lordship of Allah and the subjection of Moses. On one side is the Absolute Being and His Attributes, on the other side is the Edict Being and his needs and wants. These are the very four things upon which the Prophetic Knowledge is based.

  Few people, in their own narrative style, have named the Absolute Being as the Absolute Reality and the Absolute Edict as the universe. This is the style of the Scholars of Deity. The difference between the Prophets of Deity and the Scholars of Deity is that the former search the Manifestations through the immanent and the later search the immanent through the Manifestation. The approach Of the Scholars to some extent is not incorrect but there is one flaw in their approach, that is, they ignore those things for which they do not find any manifested sign. Due to this attitude, the secret facts of the structural formation of the universe, remain generally unknown. The approach of the prophets is flawless in this regard. They search the Absolute Edict through the Absolute Being, thus, their thinking manages to have access even to those ingredients that are not bound to express themselves through Manifestations. Prophets do not ignore the Manifestations but at the same time they are not lost in the exuberance of Manifestations declaring them reality, either. Manifestations and the realities of the Manifestations are equally significant and important to them. In the prophetic language, the realities of the Manifestations are called the Elohistic Attributes. They manage to have access to the Absolute Being because of this approach, that is, through the Attributes. When the expediencies of Allah are revealed upon them then it becomes impossible for them to ignore, or not to adhere to them as a mission of their lives. According to the prophetic consideration, the Absolute Being is the life Himself therefore they are constrained to declare life as eternal. Thus, expressly the universe becomes, secondary in importance according to their view point whereas Contrary to this those who give preference to the Manifestations cannot make their way to the entire depths and the mysteries of life.

 It has been resolved by the prophets that there exists such a light in human thinking which can observe the inner of any Manifestation and can see the Unseen related to anything present before their eyes. And the observation of the Unseen helps in analyzing the ingredients of the thing present. In other words, if we could see the inner of anything then it is not possible that the appearance of the same could remain hidden. In this way the expanses of Manifestations are revealed upon the human mind and chances to have knowledge about the origin and the final destination of life enhances considerably. That is why the prophets emphasize upon life after death.


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.