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Iftikhar Najmi from Shadhra reports
SALT AND SUGAR
Comprehension and understanding of affairs and activities of the unseen realm are usually considered to be something mysterious and inexplicable. There exists many fallacies about the witnessing of the affairs of the unseen realm. Whenever there is any discussion on this subject mostly the reaction of the people is that it is not possible for man to observe and witness the affairs and activities of the unseen realm. Usually the attitude of the people is to ignore or just to express surprise when someone tries to share one’s experiences and findings in this context.
According to parapsychology every one has been gifted with the faculty of observing and witnessing the metaphysical phenomena. This is altogether a different thing whether one uses it or not. Every man and woman enjoys the ability to observe, perceive and understand the affairs of the preternatural unseen world. The only condition is to make use of this gifted ability. It is our own fault if we are ignorant of the methods to exercise this faculty.
The students of metaphysical sciences know it well that there are two minds functioning simultaneously in man. One is that mind which is responsible for perception of the conscious senses, the senses of the material world. It perceives those senses which remain incarcerated in time and space limitations. This mind is termed as the conscious mind. The other is the unconscious mind responsible for perception of those senses which are independent of time and space restrictions and capable of perceiving the metaphysical realities. We are familiar with the first mind i.e. the conscious mind. But, our acquaintance with the unconscious mind is far behind than it is actually required. We have yet to explore ways to familiarize ourselves with the working pattern of the unconscious mind.
It has been discovered by me spiritual scientists that sugar and sweetness produce gravity and help in constructing the conscious senses. And the quantities present in salt activate the unconscious senses. Sweetness and sugar develop the conscious which is required for living and comprehending the phenomenal world of matter. The salt activates that mind which has been termed as unconscious and works in comprehension of the metaphysical realm. It has been experienced that the unconscious mind of those is more active whose intake of a salt is more than the sugar as compared to those whose sugar intake is more than the salt.
When I came to know about this law that salt activates the unconscious I decided to experiment it on myself so I stopped taking sugar. I experienced weakness and depression in first 2-3 weeks. After few weeks I started settling down and became used to this state of mind. The weakness reduced but the fits of irritation and a state of unpleasantness kept on prevailing. Arter two months I started feeling that my body has become light and delicate. Here I should be telling dial besides giving up sugar and sweet foods I kept on practicing the exercises for mental concentration.
When the salt level of my blood increased due to abstention from taking sugar, I Started experiencing preternatural things. The brick walls began to appear thin as if they were made of paper. More depth in concentration resulted in emancipation from spatio-temporal restrictions. Once, when I was sitting alone absent-mindedly, to my surprise, I noticed that the distance between floor and the ceiling does not exist altogether. When I tried to touch the ceiling I touched it easily, or to say, the distance between the ceiling and the floor had been abolished for me.
An endless chain of dreams started in the third month of my sugar atotion programme. The dreams used to become true sometimes the very next day. Once I saw that my sister is sick and is in great pain. After awakening I -wondered because only the previous night I was with her and she was all right. After a little while news came that my sister had suddenly fallen sick and she has been hospitalized. On another occasion I saw that I am in receipt of a letter from one of my friends. Then I saw that I am on a platform of a railway station where I am looking for someone. After awakening, at about 11 a.m. I received a telegram announcing the arrival of one of my friends with whom I had lost contact some twenty years ago. And the next day I was receiving him on a platform of the railway station just as seen in the dream.
Then the form of my dreams changed and I started seeing that I am flying in the air just like birds even moving my hands like the birds. Sometimes I used to fly at such an altitude which was scaring. Then I also experienced that in my dreams, I had been seeing the far off places, meeting with different people and eating delicious and sweet fruits and the taste of the eaten things in dreams used to persist even after awakening. When six months of sugar abstention were completed I started witnessing the far off things even during the state of wakefulness. I could see the things present at long distances. Once, for instance, I started thinking about one of my friends who was residing in Switzerland. Then all of a sudden I found that I am present in the house of my friend, in Switzerland. I was witnessing the house, the rooms, the decorations and the other articles just as if I could have witnessed them physically. Now, this was quite a unique experience for me. I wrote a letter to my friend and sent him a rough sketch of the house witnessed in my imagination. The sketch contained the number of rooms in his house, their measurements. The position of various articles was also indicated in that sketch. The reply of my friend was even more astonishing. He had stated that all the details given by me were perfectly right. He had written, after expressing his astonishment, that I had described in such detail which was not possible even for himself, if he had been asked to give.
On completion of ninth month of abstention from sugar I started experiencing that the thoughts of the person whosoever comes in contact with me are transpired on the screen of my mind and I could easily read the mind of the other person. I could describe what one had on his mind. One day my father after coming back from the mosque scolded me for not going to the mosque for prayer. I apologized and promised to be careful in future but his reproach continued. Then all of a sudden, it flashed to me that when my father was saying his prayer, at that time he was in fact, calculating about the money spent on the repairs of the house. I simply couldn’t resist and told him, “Of what use is that prayers in which one is calculating the expenses of repairs.” I felt very strange when he admitted that he was calculating the expenses of the repairs.
These few examples clearly show that abstention from taking sugar helps in liberating one from time and space restraints. This also is the reason that the exercise suggested for teaching telepathy are supplemented with this direction that the intake of the sugar should be reduced considerably.
Experiments have confirmed that excess of the salt contents in blood helps in emancipation from the grip of the conscious senses. This also is in our experience that when salt is not taken in our diet, we suffer from various ailments. Normally, the use of salt and sugar results diseases and anxiety. Abstention from taking sweetness or sugar activates the sub-conscious but since man is not accustomed to living with the activities of the sub-conscious, therefore, it results in so many complications. Thus, it is necessary that intake of sugar should not be reduced on your own. If during the course of learning the metaphysical sciences, abstention or reduction of the salt or sugar is desired, it should not be done, unless it is advised, or at least, permitted by the teacher.
Only a teacher knows, when some exercises should be practiced and when not. Those who practiced the reduction of sugar intake under the supervision of a teacher have reported that this exercise helped them in liberating from the spatio-temporal restrictions, enabling them to witness the far off things, see the incidents of the remote
past or that of the future and observe the activities, taking place at the preternatural level. Here, it seems necessary that it should be pointed out that activation of the unconscious is not spiritualism. It only helps to comprehend the realities, existing at that level. Activation of the unconscious do help in exploring the potentialities of the soul but this is not the end of the road.
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is that programme given by our religion which is aimed at the control of salt and sugar intakes which finally enables us to get our unconscious activated.
Telepathy is basically aimed at transference of thoughts without any obligation of any medium, Extinction of medium means that the spatio-temporal distances existing between two individuals vanish. As it has been said earlier, thoughts are light. A light which is independent of time and space. Since we are not accustomed to communication without using mediums therefore for achieving this thing we are required to practice concentratively. There are many exercises suggested for the purpose, for instance, gazing the candle, or mirror, staring at circle, gazing in the dark, staring at a photo negative, sun sighting, moon sighting or looking at water etc.
An event regarding mirror gazing was published in the daily newspaper of England the “Morning Leader” Friday, August 4, 1896. “Last month dead body of David Thomas, a carpenter working in the estate of Lord Windsor was found in the outskirts of Ferrowier. He had been shot by some one. Despite the hectic searches and investigations neither trace of the murderer nor any clue of the cause of the murder could be found. All evidences lead that David was liked by every one because of his quiet nature. He had pleasant relations at home. He came from a small town of Cardiffshire but was residing in Glamorgonshire where he had married a respectable lady.
He was employed as a carpenter in Lord Windsor’s estate and was living, therefore, in St. Fargon; a village near Cardiff. He hadn’t been long in that village when he met this gruesome accident on Saturday night.
On the eve of that accident he finished his work early so that he could clear the vegetation that had grown in front of his cabin.
When in the afternoon becoming tired he went to his cabin, his wife told him to take the kids out. He did not answer. His wife who was busy in the other part of the cabin also did not pay attention she however remembers that he had a wash and after changing clothes he left without taking the kids along.
It seems that he met a friend and both went to a pub and had beer, they parted at 10.00. He was walking homewards cheerfully. When he readied a desolate stretch on the road a passerby heard a shot followed by a scream. The passerby, soon after hearing the shot, saw a man walking hurriedly. The man appeared to be very disturbed.
The pedestrian found, some two hundred yards ahead, a dead body which later proved to be that of David. He shouted for help. David had not died instantly. He had attempted to run after he was shot. The trail of blood indicated so.
A girl of 19, who used to practice Mirror gazing, on the request of the Cardiff Psychological Society, revealed certain strange things about that murder with the help of mirror gazing.
She was taken to Ferrweir. She had not been there before. She described all the details of that murder.
The Western Mail also had information about this strange event. Not believing the story they asked the girl to repeat her experiment in the presence of two reporters or the newspaper. The girl accepting tnS request took all the participants to that pub where the deceased David had taken the last drink of his life. From there the girl accompanied by two reporters of the Western Mail started walking. She walked silently for some time then she uttered, “I am beholding a pistol, pointing towards me. The pistol is new and shining bright. It has a wide barrel.
After heading for forty yards she again said, “I am hearing the foot steps of someone. I see a man.”
“Where?” the reporters asked.
Right in front. He is crawling beside the hedge on the road side. So that he should not be seen by any one.
“Describe him. How is he clad?” the reporters inquired.
The girl at that time was in a trance, she stepped forward hurriedly. The reporters were holding her when the girl pushed one of them that the man she had seen is pursuing her. Then she screamed. The reporter rushed to hold her otherwise she would have fallen down. This happened exactly where David was first shot.
The girl was now moaning. She was trying to reach below her shoulders in a state of agony. The reporters held her by the arms. She kept on heading staggeringly. Her condition was growing critical. Her eyes had turned white. She appeared to be dying.
“Leave her alone.” One of the reporters called out and as the girl was released she fell to the ground, uttering moans of agony. She finally collapsed as if she was dead.
“Tell, friend who are you?” a reporter asked. The girl responded in a feeble voice, “I am David Thomas”
“What do you want us to do? The reporter asked. “I was shot dead”, the girl said in a masculine voice.
Who shot you? She was asked. The girl uttered a name.
What can, we do now for you?
The girls’ lips were moving slowly as if she was in pain.
“I will avenge my murder.” “From whom? Who shot me?
After this the girl told them about the hidden weapon with which David was killed. The girl was lying as if she was dead during this time. Then all of a sudden she called out. “Look! look!” she said in a terrified voice.
“Look there is blood!”
“Look here, the drops of blood!”
The reporters tried to see but could not see the blood.
The girl said trembling “He is here. Take me away from here. And her body grew stiff. She was petrified. Her face had grown pale.
What are you looking at? A ghost;
The reporters returned with a feeling of terror and fright experienced.
Apparently this incident seems to be an enigmatic and puzzling one. But it is not so. You have studied in this chapter that there are two minds operative in man. When the other mind is activated we start witnessing those things which cannot be explained with the help of intellect confined in spatio-temporal restrictions.
Any exercise, whether it is mirror-gazing or some other exercise, which after liberating the mind from the on rush of thoughts enables it to concentratively focus on one single point eventually results in witnessing such happenings and incidents which remain obscure from the eyes otherwise.
This thing can be briefly stated that when the mind after coming out of the on rush of thoughts is focused on one single thought the sixth sense of man is activated with all its radiances.
It is our routine observation that the network of life is woven with thoughts of various types. Mankind is living its life on segments of thoughts and ideas.
We feel appetite. What is this appetite? Appetite is an urge to maintain the growth of our body. This urge comes to our mind in the form of an idea. And under the influence of this thought we are compelled to do something. Likewise all the urges and needs of life are following this law. There is no activity of life which is not initiated by a thought and ends on a concluding thought. When feeling of tiredness is there. We are informed in form of an idea that we should be resting now, and we go to sleep.
Man is composed of three rings, or to say, it has three levels.
First ring is that of the conscious of an individual. Second is the unconscious of the individual and forms the conscious of mankind. Third is the .unconscious of mankind which is the conscious of the universe. This has been denominated as the cosmic conscious. Or to say, mind of an individual has three stages. The primary stage is the conscious of the individual which on the second level becomes the unconscious, is constituted from all the consciouses of all the individuals of a particular species and in case of man, the mankind. On the third stage comes the unconscious of mankind or the species which in fact is the conscious of the universe or the cosmic conscious.
When the mind rises from the level of the conscious, it enters the unconscious where record of all the consciouses of all the individuals of that particular species are preservedly stocked. And, when the mind enters the third level, it becomes the unconscious of the mankind which comprises of all the consciouses of all the species, this stage of the mind or the unconscious of a species is known as the cosmic conscious.
This thing clearly indicates that informations pertaining to every existing creature of the universe are found within an individual and exchange of these informations keep on taking place. And, angels and jinni also come under discussion when the information regarding these creatures are exchanged in the mind of an individual. Or in other words, the waves of the thoughts of all the creatures of the universe keep on transferring to us. A creature is recognized because of the transference of thoughts. We recognize any thing when the thought waves of that creature come to our mind. Similarly, realization of the feelings of hunger and thirst also arises when an information pertaining to them is received by the mind in the form of a thought. Someone impresses us because of the infusion of waves from his personality into the waves operative in us. Acceptance and rejection of any thought brings us closer to something or takes us away from it. Any breakage in this link of exchange of thoughts render us unable to recognize one another.
Thoughts reach us through the medium of light. In our own terms we call these thoughts whims, ideas, imagination, concept, and the thinking patterns of all the creatures have a common point and the very common point feeds us the informations about the existence of other creatures. Since man’s unconscious remains continuously in touch with the far off boundaries of the universe, therefore, after focusing our thoughts on one single point concentratively, we can relay our message even to the most remote comers of the cosmos. This is the principle behind the science of telepathy.
Man is the talking animal, who communicates his thoughts through the sound waves whereas other animals convey their feelings and thoughts without using the medium of words. This is evident from the fact that thoughts can be exchanged without any obligation of words and sounds. Man expresses his feelings and emotions through words and sounds and the animals express their feelings without using any word and sounds. And, the one for whom the feelings are expressed, acknowledges their proper understanding by responding adequately. In the story of King Solomon and the ant stated in the Holy Quran. A discussion between King Solomon and the ant has been reported. It is important to note that ant did talk to King Solomon and King Solomon did express the understanding of the statement of the ant. Obviously ants never converse in spoken words as we do. It must have communicated through the waves of thoughts and King Solomon expressed their reception
and understanding. The moral of the story is that thoughts, feelings, sentiments and emotions can also be conveyed without spoken words.
Telepathy is the art of exchanging thoughts without using any known media. If we, like Ghous Ali Shah, could concentrate our thoughts about someone then the targeted person after becoming the focus of our thoughts would start receiving our relayed thoughts. And, if after having acquaintance with the common point of the cosmos, we transfer our thoughts to that common point, the cosmos will eventually accommodate our thoughts. This is the stage about which it has been stated in the Holy Quran, “And we have made subservient to you all that is in the heavens and the earth.” The only thing is that we should be aware of the fact that all the creatures of the universe remain in constant touch with one another through the waves of thoughts and every individual keep on exchanging thoughts with other individual even if he does not ‘cognize’ it. Since we are not aware of this law of exchange of thoughts, we fail in comprehending the thoughts coming to our mind from the other creatures. Our ignorance of this law also results in deterioration of our own thoughts. The deterioration of thoughts results in weak willpower. One who has a strong willpower live more successfully than others only because of the fact that deterioration of his thoughts is reduced to minimum and his attention remain focused on a certain point enabling him to attend any assignment concentratively. Such a person has an impressive personality and can very easily convince others to agree with him. Those who do not have strong will-power are constrained to spend their lives aimlessly and without any purposeful objective. To make proper use of will-power and for strengthening it, it is necessary that we should be aware of this reality that the whole of our life revolves around the thoughts and the hidden relationship existing between the universe and its member creatures is also based upon the thoughts.
After settling upon the fact that the whole of our life is revolving around the thoughts and our relationship with other creatures of the universe is also based upon the thoughts, we have to consider as to how w$ can reduce the deterioration of thoughts. There is only one method for it and that is to refrain from dubiety and uncertainty and not to allow doubts and suspicions to enter into our minds. It is also important to note that the reason behind the weak willpower is the existence of uOllbtS in One’s mind. And for getting rid of doubts and uncertainty, we have to have this knowledge as to how a doubt is created in the mind. Only then, we would be able to live with certitude having faith. To have certitude and belief is the only remedy for remaining protected from dubiety and uncertainty.
Weakness of determination and will-power is produced because of the doubts and suspicions. As long as there is uncertainty in thoughts, a state of certitude is not possible. When certitude is not there, willpower is not there, one cannot get his thoughts implemented. Failure in implementation of thoughts results in frustrations, depression and distress. All the exercises suggested for strengthening of will power or to develop concentration are, in fact, aimed at purging the mind of dubiety and filling it with certitude.
Continuous practice and persisting concentration enable the focusing of thoughts on one single point. This state of focusing concentration helps in replacing the state of dubiety and uncertainty with that of certitude and the thoughts start becoming the manifestations because of the backing up of developed will power and determination. This is the secret of telepathy. Those who are interested in learning this art, have to Icam to focus their thoughts on only one single point. The only condition to do it successfully is, to practice persistently and whole-heartedly.
Man passes through the various stages of life in small intervals of time and utilizes the fractions of time to live his life by combining and connecting these fractions together in his mind. We either advance from one fraction of time towards the next consecutive fraction or revert back to the previous one. In order to understand this, man thinks of taking food but due to an upset stomach the intention is relinquished, how long will he abstain from it? He
has no idea in this regard. Likewise thoughts are the ingredients of his life which cither makes him successful or unsuccessful. An intention is formed, then is relinquished or is postponed whether within minutes of its formation or in hours, in months or in years, anyhow it is ultimately abandoned. This abandonment or the relinquishmcnt is the chief constituent of man’s life.
There are may things like hardships, difficulties, worries, diseases, anxiety, depression etc. etc. and to equalize all these there is one thing called ‘peace’ in which man sees all types of eases and comforts. Most of them are not real but hypothetical and for man they appear to be the easy ones. This creates the trend of inclination towards the easygoing. Actually, formation of the human brain is such that it makes him go for facilities and avoid difficulties. These are evidently two directions and man spends his life between these two directions through his thoughts. Every activity is motivated towards one of these two directions. We decide a plan, when we were organizing it, it was perfect and complete in all its aspects and its direction was also correct but it happens that after taking only a few steps, a change takes place in our mind, with this change the direction of our thoughts also undergoes a change, resulting in a net change in me direction of our activity. And the target towards which we were heading goes into oblivion. What is left with us’? Groping in the dark and taking steps gropingly. This is why only one out of millions of people takes a step which is in the right direction and is not withdrawn. It may please be kept in mind that all this is about the in-between stages of doubts and beliefs. As far as the majority is concerned, the main force that controls their minds is whim and doubt, which is ceaselessly effecting the cells of their minds. The more the intensity of doubts, the more will be the deterioration of the brain cells. It will not be out of place to mention that all the nerves of the body work under the direct control of brain cells and the activities of the nerves are the life.
Believing something is equally difficult for man as coming out of the illusions, dubiety and disbelief. For example, man presents himself contrary to what he actually is. He always hides his weaknesses and boasts about those hypothetical virtues which actually are not possessed by him.
Society and Our Belief
The society in which a person is educated and reared up becomes his belief and his mind fails to analyze this belief and this belief becomes his faith, although it is not more than a deceptive illusion. The main cause for this, as already stated, is that he poses himself contrary to what he actually is.
This type of life causes him to face many difficulties, the difficulties which he cannot resolve. It causes, on every step, fear in him that his action would prove to be futile and would yield no result. Sometimes this doubt becomes so intense that he begins to believe that his life is facing destruction and if not destroying it is in great danger. All this happens because of the rapid deterioration of brain cells, the eventual outcome of dubiety.
When the life is lived contrary to that which actually it is or is posed differently than what one is in fact, then the actions and deeds based upon this sort of life do not yield positive results. When he wants to achieve the desired results from such deeds, accelerated alterations and deterioration of brain cells changes the tracks of his practical life and either it does not yield any result or proves to be harmful or produces such a doubt which hinders and obstructs him from taking any step at all.
The mental structure or the construction of the mind, in fact, is in man’s own control. Here ‘structure’ means that the rate of deterioration of the brain cells is high, moderate or low. It is sheer luck if someone is saved from doubt, which is because of the minimum and the least deterioration of the brain cells. The faith and dearth of uncertainty in mind is directly
proportional to the successes of life whereas the intensity of the doubts and uncertainty has its direct proportionality with the failures of the life.
Deterioration of the Brain Cells
It is unfortunate on man’s part that he evaluates the knowledge and sciences granted to him by Allah, on the basis of self-made and false principles and refuses to acknowledge them as such. Light has been declared by Allah as the basis of each and every knowledge. Man was required to explore the maximum types and kinds of lights and their functions but he never paid proper attention to this and this thing always remained in obscurity. Man didn’t try to lift this veil because either such a veil never existed for him or he never paid attention to it. He never attempted to explore rules and principles governing the composition of lights. If this approach had been adopted by him the deterioration of the brain cells would have been the minimum and he would have advanced towards the belief and the doubts would not have bothered him as much as they are troubling him now. The hindrances and obstructions in his practical activities would also have been the minimum but it didn’t happen thus, he didn’t explore the types of lights nor did he try to discover the nature of the lights.
He doesn’t even know that lights also have their: specific structural formations and natures, they even have the trends and tendencies of particular characteristics. He also doesn’t know that the very lights are his life and they protect him as well. He is only familiar with the effigy of me clay and dust which doesn’t possess any life of its own. The effigy made from the rotten clay by Allah has no reality of its own. The reality is that which has been breamed in him by Allah in the form of the Soul. Ignorance of the actions of lights causes aversion from the saying of Allah m this regard. The more the aversion, the more increased will be the doubts and whims and faith and belief would also be shattered accordingly.
The spiritualists define faith as a belief in which there is no doubt.
Actual cause of the weakness in determination or that of faith is doubt. As long as reluctancy and hesitation in thoughts is there, firmness of faith is not possible. A thought after acquiring the lights of faith and firm belief becomes a manifested phenomenon.
To check the deterioration of the brain cells we have to have a developed will-power. The exercises designed by the pera-psychologists to improve will-power are basically aimed for a better pattern of certitude.
Focusing of Attention
The distance between dubiety and certitude in terms of time on one hand is one hundred years and on the other it is equal to only one split of a second. This seems to be a puzzling statement, but Allah; the most High has resolved it for our comprehension in these words
“This is the book without doubt, in it is guidance sure to those who have faith in the unseen” (S: 2, V: 2).
Here Allah the most sublime has stated two things, (1) by saying “the book without doubt” the doubt has been (legated (2) the unseen which equals to faith and certitude.
This clearly indicates that God does not allow us to have doubt or uncertainty. Only certitude and belief are allowed to remain in the mind. This very thing is called “believing the unseen” which provides guidance. The purpose of guidance is very important. That is, one thing whether seen or not, understood or not, recognized or not is believed to exist. This provides a whole lot of guidance and man is surrounded by it from all directions.
When the radiant thoughts are practiced to remain concentratively focused on one singular point so much so that the lights of dubiety and uncertainty are replaced by the lights of certitude then because of the backing of the determination it is bound to become a manifested reality.
You have read about the practical demonstration of concentrative focusing of thoughts and the resulting manifestation of certitude in the incident of Hazrat Ghous Ali Shah. Another incident of similar nature which has been narrated to us by our elders is as follows.
“When the daughter of a renowned business man attained the age of 15, one day a strange thing happened to her. When she woke up she found her hands decorated with henna. At noon, all of a sudden she had a fit of unconsciousness and then it started that on every Thursday at a particular time she would faint. Doctors started treating her for hysteria. When no improvement was observed she was taken to spiritual healers. They diagnosed exorcisms and tried to exorcise her from the evil spirits. When charms, amulets and other means of witch-doctors also failed she was taken to hakeems and local doctors. This treatment and others continued for four years. Then it started that on the day the girl was to have fit of unconsciousness she would appear to be very happy and contented. After awakening in the morning she would start making up after having bath and would wear silken clothes, and perfume herself. She would appear as a newly wed bride. When asked about this special arrangement she would very shyly say that, “He” would be coming and if I do not prepare myself he would be very angry. After arranging everything around her she would sit on a couch very modestly waiting for some one. When the sun started descending she would collapse and have a fit of unconsciousness. Which lasted till late in the evening.
A board of doctors and hakeems suggested unanimously that only the marriage would put an end to the fits of hysteria of the girl. When the girl came to know about the decision. She opposed it vehemently. Her parents did not pay any heed to her refusal and married her to a healthy youth of their family.
On the very next day of her marriage the girl turned her bridegroom out of the room threatening to disclose the secret of his impotence. The elders of the family attempted to mediate but the bridegroom was so disheartened that he divorced her. Both the families had a big row over the issue. The elders approached the groom and asked him. He stated that the fact is that as and when he went to her, he was deprived of all of his manhood. Everyone considering It a lie scolded the youth who finally committed suicide.
The merchant fervently tried to marry his daughter for the second time but to no avail. Once again they resolved on her treatment. By and by, he was told about a hakeem who practiced in a village some hundreds of miles away. Patients from far and wide would visit him. He had a curing touch and he treated people free of charge.
It was settled that they would set on the journey for that hakeem on Sunday so that on Thursday when the fit would be there the hakeem could himself witness the state of the patient and the diagnosis would be easier.
When the family along with the girl reached the village they were told that on Thursdays the hakeem does not treat patients rather he spends this time in seclusion. There was no alternate but to wait till Friday. The girl had her fit as usual and in the evening she recovered. The merchant also discovered that hakeem was an old bachelor and would avoid any suggestion of marriage; tf some one insisted the hakeem would reply that he is already married pointing towards a picture would say that it was his wife’s picture.
In short, on Friday the merchant took his place in the queue of visiting patients with a view to have his turn as early as possible. People were waiting for the door to open but it did not
open. People grew anxious and started knocking at the door. But no one was there to answer. Every body finally decided to break the door as the hakeem might have suffered some accident. When people entered the room they found the room empty and the rear door was open. Every thing was there in the room as it was except the hakeem. The picture about which he claimed to be of his wife’s was lying on the floor along with an envelope which was addressed to the merchant. When the merchant opened the envelope a letter was there. Which stated “I have divorced your daughter on Friday and now she will not suffer from the fits of unconsciousness any longer. It would be better if you return to Patna, taking the picture of your daughter along with you.”
When the merchant saw the picture be was taken aback with surprise because it was his daughter’s picture. People of the village were also surprised as to what was happening after all. Everybody was asking each other about this mysterious happening. However, the merchant returned with his daughter and her picture. The girl never had any fits after that.
Only one thing can be concluded from the events narrated by sages like Ghous Ali Shah and others that for transference of thoughts it is necessary that the attention remains persistently focused on a single point. If concentration is not there attention can not be focused on a single point/For learning telepathy it is necessary that our mind is purged from various thoughts that keep on coming to our mind and should be transfixed concentratively on only one thought. For having concentration the following exercise is suggested for those who are interested in learning telepathy.
This exercise is to be conducted once early in the morning and once before going to bed.
1. Close the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand.
2. Inhale through the left nostril for five seconds.
3. Close the left nostril with the small finger of the same hand. Hold the breath for five seconds. •
4. Remove the thumb and exhale through the right nostril for five seconds.
5. Inhale again through the right nostril for five seconds. And close the right nostril with the thumb and hold the breath for five seconds.
6. Exhale for five seconds after withdrawing the little finger from the left nostril.
This makes it one cycle. Do this exercise for five cycles. This exercise is to be carried out sitting in a relaxed posture, keeping the neck aligned with the spine. facing the north. This exercise is to be done on an empty stomach in a well ventilated place. Intake of sweet and sour foods is to be reduced as much as possible.
Besides this breathing exercise which soothes your nerves and gives you tranquility, you have to imagine with eyes closed and remaining in the sitting posture that there is a river of light (Noor) flowing and the whole world including yourself is immersed in that river of light (Noor) . This meditation is to be done approximately for half an hour.
This meditation is to be done three hours after taking dinner. Do not be bothered about the straying thoughts coming to your mind during this exercise. Do not resist them they will automatically go away. Let the thoughts come, just don’t pay any attention to them, they will disappear. You have to mind your own business, let the thoughts do theirs. After this exercise of meditation, don’t attend any worldly affairs and go to sleep.
Those who are desirous of learning telepathy are to advise to maintain their diary to note the daily events in a diary and to remain in a state of ablution or wazu.
This simple exercise will help you in maintaining your composure in your daily routines and will help you in having a perfect concentration of mind, the prerequisite for learning telepathy.