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FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUTHS


I would like to start your initiation into the School of Sufi Studies by bringing to your awareness Four Essential Truths, and request that you study each one well, understand them and embody them before we go any further.

The first Realization of Divine Truth is that 

DIVINE BENEVOLENCE IS WAY BEYOND 
ANY OF OUR ABILITIES TO DESCRIBE IT.
(The Tao that can be described is not the Tao)

The Divine promise is for Eternal Love, in one form or another. So Surrender. Relax, and become transformed without fear into your Real self. Know that it is our desire to feel and receive love that is the secret to our human capacity for spiritual transformation. And Divine Love is the blessing of the Divine.

Now here are two important tools to help towards a perfect realization. 

On saying the Holy Name - Al-llah!.
If you have trouble with saying the Holy Name, Al-llah!, please read this. 
It might help you to understand why it is important and how easy it is.

On saying the Name of Reality - HU!
If you have trouble referring to God as He, please read this. 
It will help you to understand the common use of the genderless pronoun.

Our second Realization of Divine Truth is that 

DIVINE BENEVOLENCE IS THE SOURCE AND FOUNDATION 
OF ALL THE IMAGINABLE AND UNIMAGINABLE 
MERCY AND LOVE IN THE UNIVERSES.

UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF DIVINE LOVE

Our third Realization of Divine Truth is that 

ALLAH IS FAR ABOVE HIS CREATION, 
UNIQUE, DISTINCT AND SEPARATE FROM IT. 
YET HIS CREATION IS NOT SEPARATE FROM HIM, 
AND IS A MANIFESTATION OF HIS EXISTENCE, AND POINTS TO HIM.

ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN DIVINE UNITY AND DIVINE UNIQUENESS
Why we are not God, but not separate from God.

Our fourth Realization of Divine Truth is that 

HE REVEALS HIMSELF TO HIS CREATION THROUGH HIS CREATION, 
AND HIS GUIDANCE IS MANIFEST FOR ALL WHO CHOOSE TO FOLLOW IT.

ON THE NATURE OF DIVINE REVELATION
and its distinction from self-discovery.
Allah reveals Himself - people discover themselves. 
So don't seek enlightenment, it's inevitable. But seek preparation. 
The functioning principle of the Divine revelation is simple - 
"Practice the positive and the negative will have no power." 
Therein lies the Divine foundation for the law of attraction. 
True spiritual elation is positive, fun, uplifting, and attracts the good. 
It is your true and permanent nature. 
It in no way resembles depression. 
Life is not a burden.

So ends the initiatory material. I pray that the blessing in it is sufficient for you. 

In Peace and Love
Ali

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