Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pearls & Gem : Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

" My brothers and sisters ,I did not arrive in union with God by staying awake all night in worship ,by staying aware all day fasting ,or by staying engrossed learning knowledge !Rather ,I arrived at union with God by generosity and humility and letting my breast be at peace ".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr Nik,

Has anybody ever measure the blood level of beta-endorphine and dynophine from a sufi while 'subhaniyyah' (divine transcendental zikir), in which the 'divine' opiates block the sense of gravity, leaving the sufi to levitate to Arasy Ilahi to be God's lover. During virtual 'subhaniyyah', BW is about 25gramm which is equivqlent to the weight of hypothalamus.
How far the phenomenon is true.
Rahmat.

Pearls & Gem said...

GOK ,Rahmat .I don't know .You seem to know a lot .Must catch up with you when you are in KL .Langkawi all by yourself and a weekend husband :an ideal situation for self examination and a life of contemplation .You are blessed, man !

I can only guess that a sufi does not need any more 'chemical' high because they have 'subjugated all their 'wants' and planning to Allah .We the 'proverbial animal' are always hunting ,planning and conniving against Allah's straight path ,all the time the thrst and hunger do not get satiated .