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July 03, 2012, 09:23:58 AM
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akuigla

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In my quest for better understanding of God,World ,spirituality,sentient beings,above and below,inside and out,I've found something interesting.The following is written on: http://www.whirlingdervishes.org/whirlingdervishes.htm
" It is scientifically recognized that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. There is no being or object which does not revolve, because all beings are comprised of revolving electrons, protons, and neutrons in atoms. Everything revolves, and the human being lives by means of the revolution of these particles, by the revolution of the blood in his body, and by the revolution of the stages of his life, by his coming from the earth and his returning to it.
 However, all of these revolutions are natural and unconscious. But the human being possesses a mind and an intelligence which distinguishes him from other beings. Thus the whirling dervish or semazen, intentionally and consciously participates in the shared revolution of other beings."
And this:
"Sufism espouses a well-founded and thoroughgoing interpretation of Islam, which focuses on love, tolerance, worship of God, community development, and personal development through self-discipline and responsibility"
So,my question is :Is it possible that highest human traits of love,tolerance,worship of God,are ultimately fruits of strict askesis and high spirituality that has roots in common practices of many mystical orders?And that some unique practices,as revolving in dervishe's dance,can lead into reunion with God?
Any thoughts on these words?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 09:34:30 AM by akuigla »
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July 03, 2012, 12:27:16 PM
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Sure

Though, for my rational mind, it seems a bit difficult to digest. If there's any progress (say spiritual), then everything can't be about circular movements, right?!
A spiral would be a bit more logical.

On the other hand, planar circular movement in a dense environment (like water) produces a vortex in 3 dimensions. By changing the movement, the shape of the vortex can be affected. One might assume there being lots of dimensions to this world. In this sense, progress in spiritual practices and learning to use higher frequencies might just seem logical as well.

There's an interesting allegory of churning the ocean of milk in hinduism. Need to read on that one =P.