Is this life a Dream? – Alan Watts

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Dennis Webber wrote:  poetry of Sultan Bahu 1628 — 1691, a Sufi Master of the Light and  Sound of God (Qadriya Order) who lived in northern India.   The following ecstatic poems, translated from Punjabi, sometimes  contain the word “HU,” pronounced “WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,” a name of God  which symbolizes and even mimics to some extent, the Kalma or Word,  also known as the Sound Current – the Music of the Spheres. In most all of his poems, in the original language every other line ends with a HOO, for example:

akkheen surkh te mooheen zardee,
har wallon dil aaheen HOO
Muhaa muhaar khushboi waalaa,
pahuntaa vanj kadaaeen HOO
Ishq mushk na chhuppe raihnde,
zaahir theen uthaaeen HOO
Naam faqeer tinhaan daa Baahoo,
jin laamakaanee jaaeen HOO

The name “Bahu” means, “with God.”

Then, in an ecstasy of love,
you will repeat the Name of HU constantly,
devoting every breath of your life
in contemplation of Him.
Only when your soul merges
in the Essence of the Lord,
will you deserve the name ‘Bahu.’

HU is within, HU is without,
HU pervades everything;
where then is Bahu to find HU [God]?
He has wounded his own heart,
he has tortured his own soul
with austerities of all manner,
with worship of all kinds.
Having read millions of books,
he has also come to be called ‘wise.’
But the name ‘faqir’ befits only him, O Bahu,
whose very grave breathes life!

Mystics live in this world as HU personified;
they practice the Name that is the essence of God.
They live in HU
beyond religion,
beyond belief and unbelief,
beyond life and death.
If you explore the Path within yourself,
you will find God nearby, through the Royal Vein.
He now lives in me and I in Him, O Bahu:
not only distance from Him
but even nearness to Him
have become irrelevant!

HU is within, HU is without,
HU always reverberates in my heart.
The wound in my heart aches constantly
with the unabating pain of HU’s love.
The darkness of ignorance departs
from the heart lit by HU [God, Allah].
I sacrifice myself to the one, O Bahu,
who has realized the significance of HU.

BarryLong

 

 

As It Is – Barry Long – About Evolution and Enlightenment : 

“… Enlightenment of course does not evolve. What evolves is the individual understanding and depth of cognitive perception. This is a process of psycho-logical negation ­ a spiritual deepening accompanying the continuous giving up of reliance on the mind’s convictions and emotional feelings. Sometimes the perception evolves to a point of ultimate spiritual realization. This state is sometimes referred to as enlightenment; but usually not by anyone who is realized…”

http://www.barrylong.org/statements/asitis.shtml