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 Almighty 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 (ligated to 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 the ‘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 businessman 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 hakeem’s and local doctors. This treatment and others continued for four years. Then it started that on the day the girl was to have a fit of unconsciousness she would appear to be very happy and contented. After awakening in the morning she would start making up after having a bath and would wear silken clothes, and perfume herself. She would appear as a newlywed 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 someone. 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 hakeem’s 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 in 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 considered 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. 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 alternative 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; if someone 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. Everybody 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. Everything 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 he 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 the transference of thoughts it is necessary that the attention remains persistently focused on a single point.

If the concentration is not there attention cannot 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. Close the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand. Inhale through the left nostril for five seconds. Close the left nostril with the small finger of the same hand. Hold your breath for five seconds. Remove the thumb and exhale through the right nostril for five seconds. Inhale again through the right nostril for five seconds. And close the right nostril with the thumb and hold the breath for five seconds. 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 to any worldly affairs and go to sleep.

Those who are desirous of learning telepathy are advised to maintain their diary to note the daily events in a diary and to remain in a state of ablution or wazu.

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Spiritual Teachings of Hazrat Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi

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