Thursday, June 22, 2006

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He had made an attempt in what he thought was a way for him to find/feel God --even if temporarily. But ofcourse that was too simplistic an approach to get rid of his detachment state. A detachment not from worldly matters, but rather from divine beings. A state that made him realize that he needed to re-establish a connection. So he realized that rather than finding God, he should work on trying to become aware of his spiritual side first. But he's realizing how difficult it is to realize his spirituality, and is thus becoming more tolerant of the idea of spiritual guidance.

Curious to discover more about the Path. Can't claim he's upto setting himself on one, yet would very much like to realize such a Path and explore such a connection.

We created man and We know what his self whispers to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. [Qaf:16]

يللى بتبحث عن اله تعبده ... بحث الغريق عن أى شئ ينجده
الله جميل الله ... الله عليم الله
صلاح جاهين --

16 comments:

Alina said...

Wouldn't we all, at some point?

Mohamed said...

Apparently yes.

MoonLightShadow said...

I wonder why I can very much relate to that post! May be wishing to get rid of the detachment state.

Alina said...

Mo, a reply! I have been waiting for this for months!

Mohamed said...

Kayla, you know what's between us is stronger than simple replies :)

Yasmin said...

Does one have to find his spiritual side first before being able to connect with God?

It can sometimes take one incident to instantly reconnect with God, even if someone is not a believer at all nor has to his own knowledge, any kind of spiritual aspect to his being.

Then again, some people search for years before discovering God...

Mohamed said...

I suppose one has to know she has a soul to begin with. Do materialists really know that? If one is comfortable with her soul, I would guess they've gone along way already.

Yasmin said...

Yup that's a good point. But even those who weigh everything up in material terms and don't know,or feel, that they have a soul, must come to the realisation sooner or later that not everything can be understood in such a one dimensional way - for example, when a close friend or relative dies. Spiritual or not, that's bound to be a wake up call for anyone. Maybe not into discovering God, but at the very least, reflecting on life and death.

My main point is that there are many ways to discover God; for some, it is the long and tiresome soul-searching quest, for others, it's a turning point in their life.

Babs said...

Have you ever read Ken Wilbur?

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Jannah said...

I'm afraid if you've been away for such a long while then it'll be quite hard to come back and post like you used to.

I hope you find your spiritual side... and realize your path. and I hope you'd share whatever experience you're going through with us.

Wishing you all the best, Mohamed.

burnik said...

Detachment is usually much more difficult to accomplish than attachment for the simple fact that letting go is harder than hanging on. It's purely human nature.

G a m a l said...

quote: letting go is harder than hanging on.

excuse me!

what does that actualy mean!

Tracy said...

Mohamed,
So, here I am sitting at the computer in Arizona and I decided to Google fear of commitment. Next thing I know Im reading page after page of From Cairo, with love.
The way you write, the words you choose, the feelings you convey all caught my attention. I too share your feeling of becoming so attached but fearing to commit. Its a terribly confusing place to be.
It looks like you havent posted since June 22. (Sadly the day my father passed away). I hope you'll come back around soon, because I've bookmarked your blog and I'll be looking forward to reading more.
Until then....
From Arizona, with love
Tracy

munawar said...

This fellow mohamed is away for years now...but the statement he has made about frager's article, can he reapply to the prophet. the christian and jewish God was there. What the prophet was doing in cave hira? detachment or attachment?

munawar said...

I would also like to add " wa man arafa nafsahu, faqad arafa rabbahu". translation "The one who recognized his soul indeed witout any doubt recognized his God."