Thoughts From Murshid
longing for perfection
Wa lillahil mashriqu wal maghribu fa aynama tuwallu fa thamma wajhullahi inn-Allaha wasiun alim “And for God are the east and the west; wherever thou turnest thy face, there is the face of Allah Subhanuta’la. Surely Allah is all embracing and knowing”
With the rapid progress in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) people living in different communities, culture, nation and countries have become closer to each other than ever before. Through ICT high way one can travel thousands of kilometres in a fraction of second, This progress has enabled the human race to exchange views and ideas with each other more intimately in easier way.
The faster and effective interaction has created level playing field for intellectual exercises. Such relationships is creation urge among the citizens living in this ITC world to have a strong common base in terms of philosophy, religion and politics where the participants will have common feelings and better understanding of the community, culture, nation and society.
The liberal outlook of any religion in this world has endorsed the view that in essence the religions have preached the same dictums. The exposer to this new technology of communication has created a strong feeling among peoples of different caste and creed to know their barriers and remove those to become a united race and proceed in the path of truth of existence. Although the urge is currently being felt in a massive scale but it was there in the past. Ages ago the great men who delved deep into the oceans of truth came back pulsated with the feeling to unite the whole human race as one soul. These feeling of oneness gave the human race its inspiration to establish a civilisation that will be inhabited by best of the creation on earth.
The great men who talked about uniting the mankind as one soul preached for loving the creator himself. They said the unconditional live for the creator would evoke the feeling within mankind that the creator is inside every creation. He is manifested in the hearts of mankind. The souls searching for unity have to follow the path of love for the creator to…. himself or herself in unity with other creation.
The Maizbhandari order or path directs its followers to transcending towards one’s self to perfection and help realise the truth of life. In essence, the order develops in individual a process of continual rebirth through unconditional love until the devotee feels unison with the principal force of creation that is the creator himself.
So devotees of Miazbhandari order search for the real self within of cosmic self, the product of the universe in the evolution not the self what the surroundings i.e. environment and culture develop in a human being. The path deals with consciousness of a person that unveils the cosmic self within that can be considered as the image of the universe itself.
To the Maizbhandari followers cosmic consciousness is above all sense influences. A Maizbhandari follower loses the egoistic existence for the love of the creator and find his lost existence in the creator.
We believe that lost of egoistic self for the real self within would open up doors and avenues to enter into the realm of unity with other creations in one soul from which all the souls are created.
A devotee believes that the dedication, sacrifice and true love for the creation could create cosmic consciousness within. One must lose the natural self and look for lost self in the Creator.
So, in Maizbhandari order, the devotees try to develop peaceful persons who can realise the real truth of creation and act as catalysts in ushering in peace and harmony in society and will contribute devotedly to the development of his or her community and society.
Maizbhandari order which took roots in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh in the 19th century through Hazrat Syed Ahmadullah settled at the village of Maizbhander in Fatikchari…, has its origin from the time of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad . The Foundation of Maizbhandari order has built by the followers of the Prophet Hazrat Mostafa who were known as “Ahle Suffa”
As followers spent all the time sitting on the platform of the mosque people started calling them “Ahle Suffe” the people of Suffa (Platform); many researchers believe that the word Sufi originated from the word suffa. On the platform the Sufis engaged in discussions concerning the reality of Being and in search of the inner path they devoted themselves to spiritual purification and meditation. Later the practice of acquiring the truth of the life got the name Tasawouf.
Tracing the roots of Sufism, the Maizbhandari devotees believe that Divine Spirit is the essence of Human being. The body is Merely the Outward physical form that contains the Divine spark. The body is made of the material elements fire, earth, air and water and has five external senses…sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch; and five internal faculties discursive thinking, imagination, doubting, memory and longing. But every one of it becomes useless Without the active and manifested presence of the divine spirit or truth of life or the light of life inside the physical existence.
So we believe that the longing for unity with all the creation by modern world could only be fulfilled by understanding the presence of the divine spirit within among all the creation.