Subtleties of the soul have been discussed earlier. The six subtleties of the soul, in fact, are six centralities of the soul which possesses vast expanses. Movements of the centralities take place consecutively during the hours of day and night. Three out of six centralities become functional during the wakefulness and the remaining three become active in the state of sleep. Movements of these subtleties can be classified into following sections.

These sections are the intervals of wakefulness or sleep. The first interval of wakefulness is that when man gets up after sleep and a state of half-wakefulness prevails upon him. Movement of the Subtlety of Self takes place during this period and all the patterns of thinking and actions present in its expanses circulate accordingly.

Second interval starts when the hangover of sleep is over and a state of wakefulness is in its bloom. All potentialities of the Subtlety of Heart remain vibrant in their respective expanses. This period is comprising a state of balanced feelings of pleasure and distress. The feelings of pleasure and distress are normally in a state of equilibrium but some time the feelings of distress are intensified.

Third interval of wakefulness, is a period in which the forces of pleasure, cheerfulness and ecstasy predominately reigns. Movement of the Subtlety of Spirit remains continued.

After these three intervals of wakefulness first interval of sleep commences which is known as drowsiness. The Arcanum Subtlety remains active in this period. The second stage of sleep which could be termed as slumber is the period of the movement of the Obscure Subtlety. The third state of sleep is that of sound sleep or sopor in which the stimuli of the Latent Subtlety are enforced.

All these states begin with a state of inertness, for instance, when someone wakes up, first few moments after opening the eyes are of total quietness and when the when the senses are in. The process of arousing they start from a state of calmness. Human feelings pass through, for few moments, a state of inertness before commencement of the intuitive state. Just as the three states of wakefulness begin with a momentary lull the drowsiness also begins with a slight inertness of senses and within few moments this state of inactivity of senses deepens to take the form of drowsiness. After which, slumber begins with few inactive moments. And, then the inert waves of sopor overpowers the human body for a short while Later on, this predomination is converted into sound sleep.

 Now the movement of every subtlety and state related with its movement will be discussed briefly.


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.