Benefits of Muraqaba

Just as through physical exercises and other practical ways, like a good diet and so on, the physical condition of the body can be improved, in the same way through Muraqaba, mental activities can be improved as well. We are aware of the fact that thoughts and mental conditions have a strong impact on us. When we are scared, we tremble. Our body feels like a weightless mass. On the other hand, vul­gar and immoral thoughts leave a person incapable of utilizing his abil­ities and strength because of a lack of concentration.

Rest is only perceived as lying down, denoting activity in which no energy is used or utilized. However, this description is far from the truth. Many people seem to have peace and tranquility though they may inter­nally be worried and depressed. By having a continuing non-stop flow of thoughts, our energy decreases tremendously. B being overly attached to the web of thoughts, the brain gets tired which results in the waste of stored energy. We all know that mental concentration is a key to good health and that over-worrying weakens the immune system, which results in sickness. This all happens because the waste of energy weak­ens the immune system and various diseases then attack that person. When a nervous strength gets weaker then the brain becomes slower, memory is affected, and weakens.

Due to weak willpower, success in life can not be achieved. Life experiences have shown that mental stress eventually leads to diseases and physical ailments. Mental complications directly or indirectly result in heart disease, and gallbladder and kidney stones. Prolonged stress could result in a breakdown of the nervous system. Negative thinking leads to stomach ulcers, hyperacidity (acid reflux) as well as constipa­tion.

To get mental peace most people to try those methods that often sus­pend the consciousness temporarily such as alcohol, drugs, and tran­luilizers. These drugs do nothing but create a feeling of self-negation temporarily. These sources not only damage health but also the nervous system and speed up the aging process.

In psychological disorders such as psychosis, life becomes stagnant. 1n every action has a negative side. The patient feels comfortable in a closed room. He ends all relations and communications with family members. He avoids any contact With other people and becomes inse­cure. Even in extremel%, hot weather, the patient tends to sleep with it blanket. Interest in consuming food also declines, and as the conse­quence the body becomes weak and emaciated.


In this state, the influence of the subconscious on the consciousness of the patient increases to such an extent that the patient starts seeing things that are otherwise hidden from the naked eve. Sometimes he sees shadows and other times he sees himself free of physical constraints in the form of a flying shadow. The pressure drawn from this imaginary fly­ing leads some patients to leap from high-rise buildings. They also start hearing voices as well. The patient confines himself to an imaginary world in which he sees beautiful gardens and sees himself as the center of attention of all the residents of the imaginary garden. However, some­times negative feelings take over and the patient starts crying at some dreadful scene. In other words, his senses fluctuate rapidly. Sometimes he becomes a very intelligent, talented, articulate person while at other times he is senseless and his speech becomes incoherent or gibberish.


When an attack of mental seizures happens to a mental patient whether it starts slowly or instantly it increases the flow of electrical impulses inside the brain, and since there is no outlet the pressure caus­es the cell walls to be broken and the outlet somehow opens up. Often when the electrical flow inside the cells decreases to a level of zero (neu­tral) then the patient suddenly becomes free of any thoughts. Although this is not an ailment, when space is formed inside the mainframe of the brain, the electrical flow concentrates on one side of the cells, to a point when these cells lose all memory. When this happens, the patient no matter how hard he tries to remember an event or thing can not do so. On the one hand, the flow increases to a point where the brain stops functioning. On the other hand, the electrical flow between cells becomes so irregular that the patient becomes irrational. Sometimes he claims prophethood while on other occasions proclaims himself king.

When this condition persists, the patient may become unaware of the need for clothing or food. In some cases, the patient would continue walking endlessly. He even runs but his body never gets tired or fatigued. Sometimes stares endlessly into the space totally engrossed in thoughts. His worldly life becomes inconsistent. The need for rest and luxury goes away as well. His body holds so much energy that he has to be chained for control. The mental patient may keep on talking incoherently. His eyes become shiny and magnetic. Blinking happens very rarely. For psychosis, schizophrenia, and mania both major and minor tranquilizers are used which result in the following side effects; dry mouth. weaker eyesight, low blood pressure, weight gain, increase in blood sugar. Some patients also are diagnosed with jaundice. Body temperature rises; Parkinson’s disease, paranoia, anxiety, distress, and confusion also are common. With that low appetite sometimes the patient Iurwonnes bedridden permanently. Other side effects like these could also happen which may send the patient into a deep coma. Minor tranquilizers are used to keep the mind peaceful and calm.

The other negative effects of these medicines are that the patient becomes dependent on them as well. Prolonged use may also necessitate the increase of dosage since after a while the usual dosage fails to be as effective as the original dose. Tranquilizers should never be stopped instantly as this could lead to other serious ailments such as hysteria, insomnia, nausea, body pain, and loss of concentration, to name a few. On the contrary, if the patient is treated with Muraqaba under medical supervision he gets peaceful and calm. In addition, the negative mental­ity is also weakened by it and the flow of thoughts becomes uniform. Through Muraqaba, the natural link between mind and spirit is enhanced and man gets new energy from his own Spirit. The mental state at that time is different from that of wakefulness or sleep. Hence, the deterioration of the nervous system stops, and the cell division goes back to its normal rate.

Physically there are two systems work in our body the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic system. The first mentioned system controls the high blood pressure and the dilation of the cornea. The latter system han­dles lowering blood pressure, lowering of heartbeat and contraction of cornea and movement of matter within the body. This system works without our will or discretion. For example, we are bound to inhale and exhale. Even if we hold the breath for a few moments eventually we are forced to breathe anyway. Heartbeat is also beyond our control. That is why these days there are some Medical experts and Spiritual scientists working to devise a method or exercise through which we would be able to control the functioning of the Parasympathetic System to defend our­selves against diseases and ailments and some diseases may even be eliminated altogether. On this basis, scientists have created it system called ‘Bio Feed Back’ on which research is underway.

Through Muraqaba, the parasympathetic system could be con-broiled at will. Muraqaba brings good changes to the system. The feeling of Muraqaba takes us toward deeper calm and stillness. This state otherwise does not stay with us because the mind never stays on anything for too long. Muraqaba not only increases willpower but physically and psychologically numerous benefits are achieved as well. Experiences and observations have shown that the following physical and psychological benefits are achieved by practicing Muraqaba.

— Control of blood pressure.

___ Increase in life expectancy.

— Improvement in eyesight (vision).

— Reduction of fat in blood.

— Enhanced creativity.

— Less irritability.

— Improvement in the performance of heart.

— Improvement in hearing.

— Increased immunity.

— End of depression and anxiety.

— Reduction of stress.

_  Increase of red blood corpuscles.

— Improved memory.

— Better decision making.

— End of insomnia and deeper sleep.

— End of fear, increase of levity.

— End of doubt.

— End of enmity and jealousy.

— After the success of Muraqaba a person is set free from the fear of witchcraft, ghosts, and all negative thoughts.

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Spiritual Teachings of Hazrat Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi

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