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Peace,

THe ego is like a second skin that constantly pursues the human being.
To avoid falling into this trap, it is essential to understand its nature and how it works.

Everything that comes after the "I" makes up the ego, a cluster of thoughts.

The ego embellishes actions, persuades their validity, makes people proud, wants to be right, blinds, refutes without knowledge or science, judge, mocks, prevents seeing the truth, creates conflicts, wars, inner disorder, struggles, resists , controls people's lives.
The ego gives the satisfaction of being right, of blaming others, have more goods etc

When people are identified with their ego, they are  unconscious of his true nature, unconscious of their Creator.

No freedom possible when the human being is under the yoke of the ego.
No freedom of action even if the ego persuades otherwise.

This is the first obstacle to overcome in order to be able to embody the change we want to see in society.

The ego loses its power over the human being when it is subjected to the light of consciousness.
Consciousness purifies the inner state.

13:11 Present with him and behind him are retainers, they preserve him
from the command of God. God does not change the condition
of a people until they change the condition of their souls. And if God wanted to harm a people, then there is no turning Him back, nor will they have any protector against Him.

Peace

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Peace


FM translation
33:56    God and His angels give allegiance to the prophet. O you who believe, you shall give allegiance to him, and comply completely.

Web site : http://www.quran4peace.org/en_index.html

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What is “salat”?

As  we  saw  in  the  previous  chapter,  the  common  noun “islam”  is  not  the  meaningless proper name of a religion. It is an action and life direction of peacemaking that one must take.

It is not some rituals that people can perform while not supporting peace and instead supporting   corruption   and   bloodshed.   Unfortunately,   by   turning   “islam”   into   a meaningless  proper  name,  the  majority  of  people  became  incapable  of  distinguishing between  the  simplest  of  meanings.

 For  example,  while  “islam”  means  peacemaking,  the word  “taslim”  means  submission.  Many  people  utter  the  words  “sala  allah  alayh  wa sallam” every time the prophet is mentioned because they believe that this  is  what  the  god  told  them  to  do  in  33:56.  Here  are  some  of  the  most  widely  used English translations of 33:56:

033.056  YUSUFALI: Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect (salimu taslima). 

PICKTHAL:  Lo!  Allah  and  His  angels  shower  blessings  on  the  Prophet.  O  ye  who believe!  Ask  blessings  on  him  and  salute  him  with  a  worthy  salutation  (salimu taslima). 

SHAKIR: Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who believe! call for (Divine)  blessings  on  him  and  salute  him  with  a  (becoming)  salutation  (salimu taslima). 
As we can see, the word “taslim” in 33:56 is translated as salutation. However, by doing a simple search in the Quran, everyone can easily find the same exact word used in 4:65 to clearly mean “submission” not “salutation”.

004.065  YUSUFALI:  But  no,  by  the  Lord,  they  can  have  no  (real)  Faith,  until  they  make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction (yosalimu taslima). 

PICKTHAL: But nay, by thy Lord, they will not believe (in truth) until they make thee judge of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike of that which thou decidest, and submit with full submission (yosalimu taslima). 

SHAKIR: But no! by your Lord! they do not believe (in reality) until they make you a  judge  of  that  which  has  become  a  matter  of  disagreement  among  them,  and  then do  not  find  any  straitness  in  their  hearts  as  to  what  you  have  decided  and submit with entire submission (yosalimu taslima)The  search  will  also  find  the  same  exact  word  “taslim”  in  Chapter  33  itself  just  a  few pages earlier in 33:22:

YUSUFALI:  When  the  Believers  saw  the  Confederate  forces,  they  said:  "This  is what Allah and his Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger  told us  what  was  true."  And  it  only  added  to  their  faith  and  their  zeal  in  obedience(taslima). 

PICKTHAL:  And  when  the  true  believers  saw  the  clans,  they  said:  This  is  that which  Allah  and  His  messenger  promised  us.  Allah  and  His  messenger  are  true.  It did but confirm them in their faith and resignation (taslima).

SHAKIR:  And  when  the  believers  saw  the  allies,  they  said:  This  is  what  Allah  and His  Messenger  promised  us,  and  Allah  and  His  Messenger  spoke  the  truth;  and  it only increased them in faith and submission (taslima).
It  is  obvious  that  the  word  “taslim”  in  the  Quran  is  used  to  mean  “submission”  and  not “salutation”

In  fact,  the  same  complete  formula  “submit  with  full  submission”  used  in 4:65 is the one used in 33:56. This is why 33:56 accurately doesn’t say that the god and the  controllers  “submit  with  full  submission/yusalimu  taslima”  and  this  clause  only applies to “O you who believe”. 

This is due to the obvious fact that the one and only god doesn’t submit to anyone.  So, according to 33:56, when people say “sala allah alayh wa salam” they are ignorantly saying that the god submits (the god be most exalted). So billions of people, including so-called  scholars,  have  been  mindlessly  uttering  what  is  essentially  a  gross  blasphemy against the god!  What  the  believers  were  told  in  33:56  is  to  do  the same  thing  that  the  god  did  and  in addition  submit  completely

The  god  certainly  didn’t  go  around  repeating  “salla  allah alayh”  whenever  the  prophet’s  name  was  mentioned.  Similarly,  the  prophet  didn’t understand  the  same  command  in  9:103  to  mean  going around  parroting  “salla  allah alayh”  whenever  the  name  of  any  of  those  who  repented  was  mentioned.  In  fact,  all  the translators of 9:103 agreed and thought that it  would be ridiculous for the prophet to  go around  parroting  “salla  allah  alayh”  every  time  someone’s  name  is  mentioned.  So  they translated  the  order  “salli  alayhim”  as  “pray  for  them”  or  “pray  on  their behalf”.

009.103  YUSUFALI:  Of  their  goods,  take  alms,  that  so  thou  mightest  purify  and  sanctify them; and pray on their behalf. Verily thy prayers are a source of security for them: And Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth. 

PICKTHAL:  Take  alms  of  their  wealth,  wherewith  thou  mayst  purify  them  and mayst  make  them  grow,  and  pray  for  them.  Lo!  thy  prayer  is  an  assuagement  for them. Allah is Hearer, Knower. 

SHAKIR: Take alms out of their property, you would cleanse them and purify them thereby,  and  pray  for  them;  surely  your  prayer  is  a  relief  to  them;  and  Allah  is Hearing, Knowing.

Of  course  when  it  came  to  33:56,  the  translators  faced  a  dilemma  since  they  quickly realized  that  it  would  be  absurd  for  the  god  to  “pray  for  the  prophet”  or  “pray  on  his behalf”.  So  they  translated  the  same  exact  command in  9:103  as  “send  blessings  on  the prophet”  or  “ask/call  for  blessings  on  the  prophet”  instead  of  “pray  for  the  prophet”  or “pray on his behalf”. 

033.056  YUSUFALI: Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect. 

PICKTHAL:  Lo!  Allah  and  His  angels  shower  blessings  on  the  Prophet.  O  ye  who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. 

SHAKIR: Surely Allah and His angels bless the Prophet; O you who believe! call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation.  The  translators  were  forced  to  be  inconsistent  due to  their  lack  of  understanding  of  the term “salat”. Not only have they created logical inconsistencies between 33:56 and 9:103 but  they  have  also  created  internal  inconsistencies  in  33:56.

 For  example,  Pickthal  and Shakir realized that Yusufali made a huge blunder when he said “send your blessings on him”  since  humans  do  not  inherently  have  “blessings”  that  they  can  distribute  and  can only  ask  the  god  for  his  blessing.  So  Pickthal  and Shakir  translated  the  command  as “ask/call for blessings on him”. However, by doing so, they created another inconsistency since the action the believers are commanded to do is literally the same exact action the god does.

Certainly, the god doesn’t “ask/call for blessings”.  The translators provided the key to understanding the concept of “salat” from the Quran a few  passages  earlier  in  33:43.  The  key  is  not  in  their  translation  of  the  action  of  “salat” but is in the effect of this action:

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Peace,

Are we the author of our thoughts?

Thought is the fruit of our conditioning, it is not new, repetitive, often useless. without being invited, thoughts cross our field of consciousness.

We are not those thoughts. But we are identified with thought, our body reacts to thoughts through a multitude of emotions.

we are not sad, angry, jealous, hate .., we are sadness, anger, jealousy, hatred .. Then we react in accordance with the emotion.

How to access the infinite source of creativity?

When the mind is cluttered with thoughts, it is very difficult to be creative, it cannot receive novelty or solutions to problems.

When the mind is silent, our inner space opens up, to receive inspiration and create.

I think that clairaudient or clairvoyant people are able to empty inside  and hear or see events that have taken place in the past or will take place in the future.
Time does not exist at this level.

Peace

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General Issues / Questions / Do you think God is separate from us?
« on: July 28, 2020, 03:29:12 AM »
Peace,

Do you think God is separate from us?

Yes
No
I don't know
Others

Thanks for your inputs

Peace

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Peace everyone,

What I mean by awareness, attention, is simply, to observe, to be what is, without wanting to flee, escape or modify what one feels, the change takes place by itself.
To understand, try passive observation without choice.

Like the heart, we don't need to intervene to make it beat. Life is perfect and takes care of us to purify us from the disorder generated by thoughts / emotions. Order / virtue, right action takes place without effort.

Without this awareness, attention, connection to our inner space, we become the puppet of thoughts / emotions without any freedom of action. What is the cause of fatigue, exhaustion and emotional hell.
What is it to be under the influence of thought / emotion?
When we become the emotion: anger, jealousy, hatred, fear ..., it takes control of our life, contracts the chest, oppresses, generates conflicts, wars, disorder..

A simple example of thought control over ourselves, wanting to be right at all costs, and wronging others.

Freedom begins when we know ourselves inside, we are aware, attentive to what is going through our interior space at every moment.

All comments are welcome, the point is not to be right or wrong, to make assumptions, but to speak from experience.

Peace



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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Sourate 112
« on: July 23, 2020, 12:48:53 AM »
Peace,

How do you understand the following chapter :

In the name of God, the Almighty, the Merciful.
112:1    Say: "He is God, the One /ahadun,"
112:2    "God, the Indivisible,"
112:3    "He does not beget, nor was He begotten,"
112:4    "And there is none / ahadun who is His equal."

God one, none, nothing, indivisible, infinite, unlimited..

He is encompassing all things (41:54)

How to observe this truth in our life ?

Thank you for your comments

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Peace,

Below a compilation of verses that corroborate the inclination and physical prostration :

7:206
Those who are at your Lord, they are never too proud to serve Him, and they glorify Him, and to Him they yield.

3:43
"O Mary, be dutiful to your Lord and prostrate and kneel with those who kneel."

48:29
Mohammed is the messenger of God, and those with him are severe against the rejecters, merciful between themselves. You see them kneeling and prostrating, seeking the blessings and approval of God. Their distinction is in their faces, as a result of prostrating. Such is their example in the Torah. And their example in the Gospel is like a plant which shoots out and becomes strong and thick and it stands straight on its trunk, pleasing to the farmers. That He may enrage the rejecters with them. God promises those among them who believe and do good works forgiveness and a great reward.

27:24
"And I found her and her people prostrating to the sun instead of God! And the devil had made their works appear good to them, so he kept them away from the path, for they are not being guided."

7:120
And the magicians went down prostrating.
7:121
They said: "We believe in the Lord of the worlds."

12:4
When Joseph said to his father: "My father, I have seen eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating to me."

26:46
So the magicians went down prostrating.

12:100
And he raised his parents upon the throne, and they fell in prostration to Him. And he said: "My father, this is the interpretation of my vision from before. My Lord has made it true, and He has been good to me that He took me out of prison and brought you out of the wilderness after the devil had made bitterness between me and my brothers. My Lord is Kind to whom He wills. He is the Knowledgeable, the Wise."

17:107
Say: "Believe in it or do not believe in it. Those who have been given the knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, they fall to their chins prostrating."

19:58
Those are the ones whom God has graced from the prophets from the progeny of Adam, and those We carried with Noah, and from the progeny of Abraham and Israel, and from whom We have guided and chosen. When the revelations of the Almighty are recited to them, they fall down prostrating, and in tears.

25:64
And those who stay awake for their Lord, in prostration and standing.

32:15
The only people who believe in Our revelations are those whom when they are reminded by them, they fall prostrating, and they glorify the praise of their Lord, and they are not arrogant.

Peace


68:42
The Day will come when they will be exposed, and they will be required to prostrate, but they will be unable to.
68:43
With their eyes subdued, humiliation will cover them. They were invited to prostrate when they were whole and able.


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Questions/Comments on the Quran / Reading to meditate, understand..
« on: July 19, 2020, 06:34:25 AM »
Peace,

8 :17 It was not you who killed them, but it was God who killed them. And it was not you who launched when you did, but it was God who launched. And so that the believers would be tested well by Him. God is Hearer, Knowledgeable.

94:1 Did We not comfort your chest,
94:2 And take from you your burden,
94:3 Which had put strain on your back?

67:19 Have they not looked to the birds lined-up together above them, and they contract? It is the Almighty who holds them. He is Seer of all things.

3:6   He is the One who pictures you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god except He, the Noble, the Wise

26:80 "And if I am sick, He is the One who cures me.

93:7 And He found you lost, and He guided you?
93:8 And He found you in need, so He gave you riches.

33:43 He is the One who  yusallee (from salat) upon you, along with His angels, to bring you out of darkness and into the light. And He is ever Merciful towards the believers.

33:56   God and His angels yusalloona upon the prophet. O you who believe, you shall salloo upon him, and comply completely.

Peace

   






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Peace

2:45 And seek help through patience and through the Connection. It is  enormous, immense, vast, colossal, prodigious / difficult thing but not so, / but only/ for the humble.

2:238 Maintain the Connections, and the median, fair / central/ Connection; and stand dutifully for God.

One of the qualities required  to hold the Connection : to be aware, present minded

4:43 O you who believe, do not come near the Connection while you are drunk, until you know what you are saying.

5:91 The devil only wants to cause strife between you through intoxicants and gambling, and to repel you away from remembering God and from the Connection. Will you be deterred?

4:103 Once you are done with the Connection, then remember God while standing, or sitting, or on your sides. Then, when you are secure, hold the Connection. Indeed, the Connection for the believers is a book that is scheduled.


6:72 And you shall hold the Connection, and be aware / waittaqoohu / Protect yourself (hu : Allah) ; and to Him you will be gathered.

6:92 And this is a Book which We have sent down, blessed, affirming what is between his hands, and that you may warn the mother of towns and those around it. And those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it, and they maintain / yuhafithoon their connecting.

Our connecting is to God and for his remembrance.

6:162 Say: “My connecting, and my rites, and my life, and my death,
are all to God—Lord of the worlds.”


11:87 They said: “O Shu’ayb, does your connecting order you that we leave what our fathers served, or that we do not do with our money as we please? It seems only you are the compassionate, the wise!”

11:114 And hold the Connection at two parts of the day, and the near side of the night. The good deeds take away the bad. This is a reminder to those who remember.


14:40 “My Lord, let me hold the Connection, and also from my progeny.
Our Lord, and accept my prayer.”

20:14 “I am God, there is no god except Me, so serve Me and hold the
Connection for My remembrance.”


29:45 Recite what is inspired to you of the Book and hold the Connection, for the Connection prohibits immorality and vice; but certainly the remembrance of God is the greatest. God knows everything you do.

Does just reading the quran and repeating rituals put an end to immorality and vice ?

To remember God is the greatest through an aware connection to him and presence of mind, aware of our Innermost, our thoughts, our inner disorder. God wishes to remove foulness from us and to purify us.

57:3 He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Innermost. And He is fully aware of all things.

31:17 “O my son, hold the Connection and advocate righteousness and prohibit vice, and be patient to what befalls you. These are the most honorable traits.”

33:33 You shall be content in your homes, and do not show off like in the old days of ignorance. You shall hold the Connection, and contribute towards purification, and obey God and His messenger. God wishes to remove foulness from you, O people of the Shrine, and to purify you a full purification.

62:9 O you who believe, if the Connection is called to on the day of congregation, then you shall hasten towards the remembrance of God, and cease all selling. This is better for you, if only you knew.

70:19 Indeed, the human being was created anxious.
70:20 When adversity touches him he is miserable.
70:21 And when good touches him he is stingy.
70:22 Except for those who connect.
70:23 Who are always maintaining their connecting.
70:24 And they set aside part of their wealth.
70:25 For the seeker and the denied.
70:26 And they believe in the Day of Judgment.
70:27 And they are fearful of the retribution of their Lord.
70:28 The retribution of their Lord is not to be taken for granted.
70:29 And they maintain their chastity.
70:30 Except around their spouses or those committed to by their oath,
there is no blame.
70:31 Whoever seeks anything beyond this, they are the transgressors.
70:32 And they are trustworthy and keep their pledges.
70:33 And they uphold their testimonies.
70:34 And they maintain their connecting.
70:35 They will be honored in gardens.

107:0 In the name of God, the Almighty, the Merciful.
107:1 Have you seen he who is denying in the system?
107:2 It is the one who mistreats the orphan,
107:3 And the one who does not encourage the feeding of the poor.
107:4 So woe to those who connect,
107:5 Who are to their connecting absent minded.
107:6 They only want to be seen,
107:7 And they refuse to aid.

All your contributions are welcome.

Peace

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