Pictures of Maulana Sheikh Nazim The Absolute Love Oceans of our Lord

(Sheikh Nazim visited a Centre dedicated to spiritual endeavour but where there were two groups at odds)
The Lord – our Lord , your Lord, their Lord – is One.

HE created them and planted His Divine Love in the very best of their being.

You must know that, although that Love may be temporarily covered, it is running through their hearts as a river runs to an ocean. Along the course of that river love may manifest only as temporary, human love, and that love current may even seem to disappear completely, like a river that flows under a mountain. But there can be no doubt that our Lord has placed in every heart a current that flows irresistibly to His Love oceans in the Divine Presence. Therefore don’t imagine them to be cut off from Divine Love - it must be with them, whether that is now apparent to you and to themselves or not.

As our heart current flows toward that ocean, the main difference we notice is that our love is not tied to physical beauty. Everyone loves nature, greenery, rushing waters, youthful forms, beautiful people - but what about the others? The Lord gave of His Love to people in general, not only to the young and beautiful. And the One Who implanted His Love in our hearts says; “Oh My servant, as I have given you from My Divine Love, so have I given it to all creation; so spread your love to everyone, that you may be in harmony with My Will.”

In reality everything that contains His Love is green and beautiful, but to perceive the beauty in all creation you must transcend outward forms and penetrate to the realm of spiritual reality oceans. First of all it is important to pass from forms to meanings, from fleeting shapes to eternal spiritual realities. Forms are limited and limiting, whereas spiritual realities are oceans, endless oceans of contentment. To arrive at those oceans will bring you inner peace.

Therefore I am trying to love everyone. It is easy to say to a person, “I love you” as long as that person has never harmed you but according to our Grandsheikh such is not the measure of real love. He used to quote a famous Daghistani sufi poet who said; "I don’t accept the love that you claim to hold for me to be real until I have tested you. What is my test? If I put you through a meat grinder and you came out the other end as minced meat and if then I returned you to your original form, would you still love me?"

Therefore as I have said there are levels of Love along the way differing in quality according to their nearness to the goal, the Absolute Love oceans of our Lord. When one has reached that goal he may take any amount of harm from others and still love. He may say “ I love you for the sake of my Lord not for any other reason. That love will never change or diminish as no matter what you do your Lord’s Love is with you. -- -- For you to even exist my Lord’s Love must be with you and therefore I am loving you, too.”

Only the highest and most select of mankind are ever on such a level and we are trying to reach that point – but it is so difficult.

You must know that this is a test for you and an opportunity to gain spiritual ranks. Now you are in a situation where you must be patient with people who may not be upholding the same level of decorum that you are accustomed to. Here is an opportunity for you to advance. Holy People have advised us, rather than avoiding all ill mannered and badly educated people we should mingle with them and establish contact with them that they may benefit and that you may test yourself and gain thereby.

They are servant’s of the Almighty’s Will and we are His servants too. Our Lord is their Lord and their Lord is ours. We must be patient and we will gain little by little. Cherry trees first yield bitter fruit but you must wait – little by little the tree starts to yield sweet and tasteful cherries.

The Holy Masters have promised me that whoever sits with us and listens with his heart full of love must come to that same level; their hearts must open to Divine Love.

The Masters are not going to abandon us, and we are not going to turn from them as our hearts have been bound with the strongest of bonds; the bond of Divine Love, that strongest of relationships of Love that exists between the Creator and His creatures. That relationship is the ultimate goal of existence and we pray that it may grow stronger always.

Those with whom we sit and whose hearts are receptive to Divine Love will attain that Love. I ask my Lord for permission to spread His permanent Love to the hearts of all people – and the time is approaching when we hope that permission will be granted.

(shortened version of “The absolute love oceans of our Lord “ from Mercy Oceans of the Heart)

01.07.1984


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