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4/17/20 The Wine of Liberation

Ustad Abdul Hayy reads stanzas taken from Rumi's Masnavi. "This is Rumi's most fundamental of teachings, that is to invite us back to what we already are at our most essential level...practice of meditation/zhikr is the simplest thing of all, just to let everything go...Wine represents the liberated awareness we find in the zhikr."

The 1st reading is "Body and Spirit" from Book 6, Verse 3,304. 1st stanza starting at 00:46.

The 2nd reading is from Book 5, Verse 367 2nd stanza starting at 14:14.

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3/27/20 What We Thought We Had Ustad Abdul Hayy reads "A Children's Tale" and "Elucidation on the blind far-seeing one, the deaf keen-hearing one, and the long-robed naked one" from Rumi.
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2/23/20 A Poem by Abdul Hayy (Circa 2002) A poem by Ustad Abdul Hayy Darr (Circa 2002).
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2/9/20 The Wondrous Elixir "The amazing elixir is to be a beggar (doing zhikr) at the door of the wine house."
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12/15/19 A Short Reminder The Sufi is affirming that it is possible to disassociate from and let the mind settle down. Jazba is the action of God and also describes the states of ecstasy the Sufi feels. The mind is itself a place where existence manifests.
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7/28/19 A Casual Examination Of Various Meditative Practices Ustad Robert Darr answers a question on "meditation and waiting," and offers insight on various meditative practices.
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6/16/19 The Color of Unification "This is a familiar theme of multiplicity returning to Unity. The domain of multiplicity is being subject to a different domain, in this case, it is the domain of variegated colors in relationship to colorlessness. Being stripped of ones "colors" (becoming one color which is clear) is possible in Sufi thought.
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4/14/19 About Witnessing the Divine Presence "The difficulty of meditation is in its simplicity. Because initially people are looking for attainment, or in terms of miraculous things we may have heard about....one becomes aware that "Awareness" is a living substance witnessing."
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3/17/19 When Oneself Is A Hell "No matter how advanced or how insightful a person becomes following the Sufi path, we will always return to some extent...to the pain of the self caused by egotism. That's why I find this poem (read in the video) of value for the beginning student or someone that is regarded as mastered the spiritual sciences."
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1/20/19 The Radiant Flask of Light Rumi, the saints and prophets are reading the Quran and trying to relate what their own experiences of God's presence in their hearts are to other human beings.
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