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Marefaat Nafs - Lesson 2 : Audio Lecture

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Tahaarat part A Saeid Tabar

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Tahaarat part C Saeid Tabar

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Prophet (s.a.w) said:

                     

اعلمكم بنفسه اعلمكم بربه                       

                 The most knowledgeable of you to your Nafs is most knowledgeable to Allah.

 

Imam Ali(as) said:

 

  معرفت النفس انفع المعارف

                                 

Knowledge of the Nafs is the most useful knowledge  

   

                           

Vocabulary Development:

words Meanings

تجرد

Disengagement                                                       

مجرد 

Disengaged                                                               

محسوس                                

Sensed

متخيل

Imagined      

(Motakhayyal)

             

معقول

Intelligible                                                                

واجب الوجود

Necessary Existence 

ممكن الوجود

  Possible Existence                    

 

Universes and our perceptions:

Universes (levels of existence) and our perception levels. If there was only one universe (level of existence) we needed only one level of perception and if two we needed two. This is precisely the view of much of modern philosophy. By existence we only refer to possible existence.

 

A breathtaking paradigm:

By perception we make a union between perceived and perceiver (ourselves). Internal known is not same as external known, or what we perceive from outside world is different from what exist in outside world.

 

Khiyaal is Barzakh:

Potency of Khiyaal acts very similar to camera. It captures images from outside world and relay to soul

Khiyaal is between universe of Aghl and Matter, so is two sided.

One side looks upward the other side looks downward. If Khiyaal is cleansed, becomes a mirror of upside (Aghl) for downside (Matter), that is when we start to have meaningful dreams.Khiyaal is the source of all our motions, emotions and actions in our daily life.

 

Tahaarat of khiyaal is not possible without tahaarat of senses and external body parts such as tongue and hands and feet.

 

Tips on Tahaarat of Khiyaal:

A starting tip for tahaarat of khiyaal is to forget people’s defects and sins and concentrate on yours and stop talking about people.

Believe and take it that every one is better than you. Check your important religious beliefs such as Allah, Towhid, Imaamat, revelation, angels, hell, heaven, Ghiyaamat, etc.. And see how much and how correctly you know about them.

 

Start removing your imaginations about principals of belief and learn them by your intellect rather than khiyaal, and through works of Imaams and knowledgeable scholars. Think about death and visit the graveyard more often so that you can drop the long wishes. Remember Imam Zamaan (a.s) as much as you can, which is the best cleanser of khiyaal.

 

 

Be persistent with your learning, not only at class. You should always be pondering upon your surroundings with eyes of oneness (Vahda). Once every 24 hours (best is just before Fajar) seat towards Qiblah for 20 minutes and concentrate on one particular issue. Choose good topics for concentration.


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