The sohbet is a study of some hadith to gain an appreciation of who Mohammed was, the message he embodied and the historic and potential effect of the message on humanity.
The message is about the God who cannot ever be fully conceptualized or described or limited by our thoughts or beliefs. It is about making God the center of our reality. It teaches that we depend on this Reality and that all grace and that all goodness comes from this Reality, but that we are responsible too. One of the themes that is in many of the hadith is that we belong to God. We’re visitors here and this is the place where we have been sent to carry out a certain type of consciousness, behavior and service. The service is spelled out quite clearly in the hadith in that they set a baseline for self-sacrifice, courtesy and generosity.
The hadith tell us that we have a relationship with the Unseen which is of extraordinary benefit if we could see things as they are. One of the messages that emerges is that we are usually going into separation and not giving a moment to Stillness.
Some of the knowledge Mohammed has passed on is about how to deal with our own unknowing. The hadith show us how we can participate in divine, conscious deliberations on the dilemmas and needs of our life
The messages in the hadith protect from obstructions created by a counterfeit, know-it-all kind of knowledge that stand in the way of receiving true Knowledge. The hadith convey a sense that the Prophet did everything with a beautiful sense of mindfulness, in every moment turning towards God. Some of the hadith show it was customary and conventional for Mohammed to give minute-by-minute blessings of the moments in life and to be in deep connection with ordinary moments. They encourage us to do the same.
Our destination as spiritually developing human beings is to live our lives in such a way that we are completely within a continual remembrance. The Remembrance is about remembering where we came from. Remembering that we come from God and to God we will return is one of the most fundamental truths that we should know.
If we can remember the message of Mohammed we can see the Divine wants what we want. There is no duality, there is no personal will pulling in the opposite direction. We find ourselves in what Rumi calls the compulsion of love. To be utterly compelled by love every moment is the only freedom. Otherwise we’re digging our heels in and resisting. As we’re compelled by love, we know, we do, we give, we love. There are no if’s and but’s or hesitations or doubts.
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