Heart to Heart - Part 2 of 9
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
In this talk Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri reminds us about the purpose of duality in creation: remembrance of our descent to know our ascent; living in the relative in search of The Absolute; reaching for The Light beyond the shadow; being confined within time and space while yearning to transcend them.
He discusses how the soul resides in the domain of the heart and is constantly longing for freedom.
For this to occur, the heart must be purified of the suffering created by our biography.
The only way to transcend our human struggles is disappearance into sajdah (prostration), where we surrender to our ultimate purpose: aligning with Allah's will.
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri explains how our human journey involves a state of transition between birth and death within the zone of time and space.
Surah Al `Asr reminds us that timeless dimensions can be accessed through patience (sabr).
He concludes the talk by examining the status of human being (insaan) within the hierarchy of creation, he touches on theories of evolution and discusses multiple life-forms. Humans have been created in the best of moulds, but unless we can groom the lower self (nafs) and access the light of our highest consciousness we will remain focused on surviving life instead of truly living it.
Key Terms: light; human journey; ultimate purpose; transition; transcendence