This guy is grrreat. I like the audio files but some are kinda crappy quality and he takes so long just to spit out the words sometimes, cuz he's
too busy feelin' it. haha.. I enjoy listening to him. Apparently theres free teachings on his website since he died but I didn't see much, I've
been too busy listening to the other audio stuff.
He sounds like he was a very kind man, he's got some interesting ways of describing things. Check it out if you're interested... here i'll post a
piece of what he was saying about cleansing emotions with light.
"What we’ve been doing is visualizations. It’s not yet meditation. Because for it to involve the whole being at all levels, we have to cleanse
our thoughts and our emotions. So it’s a metaphor, taking a shower of light.
So cleanse, actually it’s really cleansing our aura from the shadows of the world. That means thoughts which might start with dislike and become
resentment, or then dishonest thoughts, ploy. So that the condition of our soul reflects upon the light that we radiate through our eyes. Otherwise,
this light is what one calls Luciferian light. And there are people who do have Luciferian light in their eyes and it’s very impressive. I won’t
mention the organization but there’s an organization that is working with looking at each other and unless one is very careful that one’s glance
doesn’t carry one’s ego, it becomes Luciferian light. And I would say it’s very dangerous so be careful about that. So it means cleansing
one’s thoughts and one’s emotions. And it means of course being up front, absolutely.
So cleansing, well let’s do this first. So that as you inhale, instead of just thinking about building up light in your brain, you are cleansing
your aura with light. In fact, we have been concentrating on the brain but it is true that this light does infuse your whole aura not just your brain.
It was just a certain step that we took to work with our eyes, but yesterday we already started working with your whole aura.
Now to pursue this furthur, although I’m anticipating on the further steps, I'll just quote a word of Pir Murshid Inayat Khan who says, as one
evolves, one looks towards the heaven instead of towards the earth. What we mean by the heavens perhaps needs to be clarified, otherwise, as I say
what we are doing is based on experience rather than beliefs. So I’m not suggesting that you believe in angels. But if you look into the eyes of a
young baby, not all babies but some babies, it is a clear demonstration of what one means by heavenly light. It’s a pity that they grow up.
But the ideal of course is to combine the purity and innocence of a child with the wisdom of an adult without losing that lovely, how can I say,
candid spontaneity of the child. The fact is that the child is still in you, in the depth, covered over by a lot of veils. And so in a sense, that
purification is accompanied by lifting one veil after another to uncover the immaculate core of our aura which is like heavenly light.
That is, as you see, I am very very careful about the use of the words heavenly light. You see, scientist say, physicists say, well what we know about
light is what we perceive through our eyes and the way that light interacts with the apparatus in our laboratory. But we don’t know what light is
like when we aren’t interfering with it. So you can’t reduce light to physical light. And so when I say heavenly light, that’s what I mean.
So it looks as though the shadows, there has been a spillover of the shadows of the world upon our soul. In fact, it is, and I’m using a strong
word, sacrilege, defilement, departure from the sacred core of our being. Or, you know, honoring and being aware of the sacred core of our being,
alienation from the sacred core.
And therefore, I don’t want to reduce the practices of light to visualizations. It has to do with a whole realization of who we are, which will in
turn affect our body, our mind, our way of handling problems, dealing with obnoxious people with light instead of with a sword. Or let’s say the
lance of Parsifal which is a lance of light. So it involves everything, it’s not just working with light in the eyes.
And so maybe it seems to be a quantum leap if we while holding our breath, if we think of a way in which we deal with people who let’s say make
themselves distasteful to us. So I’ll just choose the most difficult case like in this case, while you are holding your breath, can you think yes, I
am conditioned like monkeys are conditioned to have hatred. But as a human, I hope I am a little more evolved. And that kind of thing takes away my
light, so there’s no use visualizing light because what I’m doing is counter-productive. On one hand, I’m trying to be more luminous. On the
other hand, I’m destroying what I’m trying to do by just this very thing. Like this very person here who’s like a grain of sand in that oyster
that is my heart and whom I have to transform into a pearl. Then it is less gritty.
So somehow light is associated with a smile. It’s a Sufi tradition, the smiling forehead. And as I said yesterday, it is very difficult to smile
when people are so mean and life is so hard but still, that’s a saving grace. And as I say, one can suffer terribly, in agony, and at the same time
smile. And you smile for the sake of people. You know, there’s a famous Chinese saying, “Cry and you cry alone. Laugh and the world laughs with
you.” So even though your heart is bleeding, you smile for the sake of the people whom you are communicating with.
And otherwise, one is wallowing in self pity. And self pity will encapsulate you in that slither of your being which is our self image. And this is
exactly what we are trying to overcome in meditation. That’s what meditation’s about. So now we are dealing with the real issue. So that
meditation is really an authentic experience that involves your whole being instead of wishful thinking.
The secret is love. I know it sounds like preaching, I know. There’s a word of Pir Murshid Inayat Khan to the representatives in the Sufi Order and
that is, “We are tested in our love.” That is the way we are tested. Not in our mind. As I said yesterday we are our realization. Well, we are our
degree of love.
Of course unconditional love, of course. If you say to a child, if you are naughty, I won’t love you, that’s not unconditional love. It’s a
ploy. Say, I love you even though you are naughty.
So I don’t know whether this is going too far when I say that the secret of being luminous is being in love. And when I say that I’m not talking
about being in love with a person, I’m talking about being in love with love."
I enjoy lying down and listening to it, I always like to hear someone elses take and its always different when its spoken instead of read to me.