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however, secrecy does not denote ill-intent.
Just because something is a secret, doesn't always make it evil, harmful or malicious.
"Esoteric is merely the correct interpretation discovered by or taught to initiates of esoteric wisdom, every religion has this and it is because not everyone is of "Outstanding" mind (if you call yourself what you do for the reason I suspect you should get that. If not it's from the Ihya Ulum ud-din, book 1, knowledge)."
"Can I give you an example of an esoteric Sunnah and ask you what you personally interpret it as?"
[ "O our Lord! Have you created aught greater than the throne?" Allah replied: "Yes, the mind." The angels said: "How great is it?" Allah answered: "Verily no one can grasp is greatness. Can you calculate the numbers of the sand of the sea?" They said: "No." Allah responded "Verily I have created the mind in different kinds as numerous as the sand of the sea. Some men were given one grain, others two, three and four grains, still others recieved a good portion, others a portion equalling a camel-load, others even greater." " ]
"THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental."
"THE UNIVERSE, AND ALL IT CONTAINS, IS A MENTAL CREATION OF THE ALL. Verily indeed, ALL IS MIND!"
"The Infinite Mind of THE ALL is the womb of Universes."
"THE ALL creates in its Infinite Mind countless Universes, which exist for aeons of Time--and yet, to THE ALL, the creation, development, decline and death of a million Universes is as the time of the twinkling of an eye."
"This Principle embodies the truth that "All is Mind." It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of "The Material Universe"; the "Phenomena of Life"; "Matter"; "Energy"; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND. It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we "live and move and have our being."
Esoteric Schools of thought:
Is this Ibn Arabi or Al Ghazali or either.
I think ultimately, there’s nothing but God.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Disturbinatti
Muslims pray 5 times a day, Muhammad was into underage brides and yet you criticize Pythagoras mystery schools....hmmmm. No mind control in Islam?