"He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is ever Merciful to the believers." — Holy Qur'an 33:43
Timeless Batuni-Noorani Didar Preparation Gems for the Global Jamat
Holy Ginan verses, Gems of Knowledge and Special Dhikr
Gem No. 5 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and the Practice of Bandagi (Meditation)
Ya Ali Madad! This ../bandagi/post has five parts:
1. Selected verses from beautiful ginans of our Holy Pirs;
2. Knowledge Section;
3. Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 5;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.
Part 1: Holy Didar and Bandagi
The following verse is taken from Pir Shams's Saloko Moto:
Didâr to amâro dohêlo
Anê râtê jâgo lok
Nindrâ tênê shu(n) karê
Jê râkhê Pir Sham-su(n) het re ....235
The True Guide says:
Our vision (i.e., the Golden Noorani Didar in the forehead) is difficult to attain
(However) be awake at night for bandagi (meditation at the luminous time)
What can sleep do to the one who maintains love for Pir Shams?
(meaning: If you have ardent love for Mowla
then you will become punctual in bandagi) ...235
Part 2: Is Luminous Didar only possible through Bandagi?
Before we address the issue of luminous Didar through bandagi, let us explore the concept of unity of Luminousness, i.e., the unity of Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and the Light of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) by studying the following excerpts from Spiritual Secrets (pages 35-36):
Teachings of Allah, the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) and the Holy Imams (a.s.)
"The Prophet has said about Imam Ali: "You are from me and I am from you". He has also said: "I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate". Here these Prophetic traditions show the ways in which Ali is from the Prophet and the Prophet is from Ali, or in other words, their unity, is not a physical thing, but it is the unity of luminousness (light), spiritualism (soul) and knowledge.
Similarly, the Prophet's being the city of knowledge and Ali's being its gate is not so in its physical sense, but in the sense of the light of knowledge, wisdom and guidance. Thus in this sense, then according to "Nurun alaa Nur (Light upon Light)" they become one light. This reveals the fact that the Nur-i Nubuwwat (Light of Prophethood) and Nur-i Imamat (Light of Imamat) is one and the same.
In this it is said that the light which adopts the form of the city of knowledge and provides the bounties and peace of intellect and wisdom to the people of faith, which become the gatekeeper of this city dressed in talismanic raiment (i.e. dressed in the form of the present living Holy Imam). Then why should there be any astonishment?
The corporeality and humanity of the Holy Imam has been compared with talismanic picture (drawing) in the sense that inexperienced people, despite finding treasure cannot obtain it because of its talismanic design, so in the same manner ignorant people because of the corporeality (physical form) and humanity of the Holy Imam – the True Guide – fail in having access to the treasures of his spiritualism (soul) and luminousness (light). For their vision is confined only to his corporeality (physical form)." [Source: Spiritual Secrets, pp.35-36]
In simple words, our present and living Imam Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) is the embodied Light of Muhammad (s.a.s.) and the Light of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). He has a physical form which everybody can see. However, he also has a spiritual form and is the ocean of all souls. Therefore he plays a role of a spiritual mother. He also has a luminous form and his Light is the Light of all Lights. In this role, he is a luminous father. Therefore, our soul and the light in it are linked to the our Holy Imam's soul and light. However, in order to actualize these links and see them, one has to develop his own soul. Then it is possible to see Mowla's soul and light in one's own soul. This is the reason that after fulfilling the obligations of dasond and Dua, we embark on a spiritual personal search through bandagi, dhikr, giriyauzari and service under the supervision and authority of the Holy Imam.
Much has been written on the topic of bandagi on SalmanSpiritual.com. However may I draw your attention of Eighteen Bandagi Gems? The table of contents for this project is shown below:
|01||What is the mechanism for enlightenment of the personal world?||::||March 22, 2008|
|02||Why is the practice of bandagi a key component in our Tariqah?||::||March 23, 2008|
|03||How is Light created within the personal world?||::||March 24, 2008|
|04||How does bandagi lead to purity?||::||March 25, 2008|
|05||What is the relationship between Bandagi and Iman?||::||March 26, 2008|
|06||Why does Bandagi have a lofty status?||::||March 27, 2008|
|07||Does Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam have a Spiritual University?||::||March 28, 2008|
|08||Why Should We Perform the "Ya Ali" bandagi?||::||March 29, 2008|
|09||What are the principles of awakening the inner eye?||::||March 30, 2008|
|10||How to concentrate in Bandagi?||::||March 31, 2008|
|11||What are the benefits of concentrating in bandagi?||::||April 01, 2008|
|12||What happens during 60 minutes of bandagi with full concentration?||::||April 02, 2008|
|13||In which form does the Holy Imam appear in bandagi?||::||April 03, 2008|
|14||How is the Ism-i Azam bestowed to pious murid get actualized?||::||April 04, 2008|
|15||What can be achieved through bandagi and ism-i azam?||::||April 05, 2008|
|16||How can a pious murid enter the luminosity of the Imam and the Qur'an?||::||April 06, 2008|
|17||What is the state of 'Ajampiya jaamp'?||::||April 07, 2008|
|18||What is the best time to be in the company of the Holy Imam?||::||April 08, 2008|
|Reflection: Who will be present at the Golden Jubilee Darbars in USA?||::||April 11, 2008|
Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 5: Practising bandagi for higher spiritual enlightenment every morning
Now it is the time to conduct a self assessment by answering the following question:
If practising bandagi for higher spiritual enlightenment every morning is given a rating of 10, and not practising bandagi at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?
Let us all intensify our personal search for higher spiritual enlightenment through the practice of bandagi as we approach the Darbar in Canada!
Please reflect deeply on the following excerpt of Baitul Firman of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam made in 1966 during his visit to East Africa:
|"It is, therefore, through Noor of Ali, Noor of Imamat that you must seek to come closer, to have a better understanding of He who is above all else. This is the meaning of Bandagi, that is the meaning of Baitul Khayal."|
Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator List
Part 4: Special Dhikr
For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yâ Wali, Yâ Karim tasbi to appreciate the Lord's protection and generosity upon us.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (3)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (6)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (9)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (12)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (15)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (18)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (21)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (24)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (27)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (30)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (33)
Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim, Ya Wali, Ya Karim (36)
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Part 5: Angelic Salwat
The recitation of angelic salwat tasbi with knowledge, understanding and ardent love leads purification of the soul, spiritual upliftment and enlightenment. It is one of the best ways to demonstrate ardent love to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam. Let us now present a bouquet of angelic salwats to our beloved Mowla.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.
O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam bless us with many Holy Batuni-Noorani didars during the Diamond Jubilee year, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'golden noorani didar',
Friday, May 12, 2017
Timeless Batini-Noorani Didar Preparation Gems:
Resources for Personal Search
Gujrati text, English transliteration and translation, and mp3 audio tracks for 10 projects from Anant Akhado, Ana(n)t nâ Nav Chhugâ and Moti Vênti granths. Customize your own dates.
Enlightenment Norms :: Imam Mustansir bi'l-laah II's (a.s.)
Balance between Din & Duniya :: Foundational advices of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.)