When a tree talks in our dream, for example, it’s actually an angel; a high frequency vibration that is decoded and interpreted as a tree, as this is the closest frequency the brain is able to find in its database!
As such, when various incoming frequencies reach the brain, an automatic search engine is activated to find the closest corresponding match to ‘define’ it. Whatever form has already been assigned to that closest match remains unchanged. Hence, we see dreams in symbols and not in their original state.
If we take it a step further... Muhammad (saw) says: “People are asleep and will be awakened with death!”
What does this mean? If this life is like sleep, then we must all be dreaming! This world, and everything in it, is like a dream in respect of the afterlife... Everything we experience here, the pain, the joy, our possessions, our loved ones... All of it is going to feel like a dream when we wake up to the afterlife with death... And just like we perceive dreams, in the form of symbols as a result of our brain’s frequency converting mechanism, so too we perceive everything in this dimension by the very same process.
All of this is confirmed by the world’s leading neurophysiologist, Stanford University professor Karl Pribram, and the world famous physicist, David Bohm.
Question: Can people have different perceptions of the same object?
If the same frequency reaches two different people with the same database, then the resulting evaluation will be the same. This is precisely why we all perceive and see the same objects in the same way, because we all have the same perception mechanism and have been conditioned to function in pretty much the same way!
The visible spectrum, that is the frequency range that can be detected by the human eye, is definite. Whether the same frequencies reach one eye or 1,000 different eyes, the result will always be the same. They will all see the same thing, as all of them will be processing the incoming data using the same system.
Question: Why does color-blindness result in different perceptions of colors?
This is because, in the case of color-blindness, there is also a difference in the mechanism of the brain.That is, a person who is color-blind processes the incoming frequencies differently than a person who isn’t. It’s not that they receive different frequencies; it’s that they possess different brains! The database, i.e. the accumulation of data during one’s lifetime, is what defines the brain’s capacity.
When we are born, our database consists only of genetic and astrological data, but as of birth, we are constantly prone to new information, new conditionings, and new data. This is why a newborn baby has limited vision, not because of a lack of sight, but because of the lack of data in the brain to ‘evaluate’ the information.
We can only project outwardly what we possess inwardly. Our ability to decipher a certain input of data depends solely on the database we have been building since our birth.
For example, the tendency to be fond of and drawn to beauty is a property of the brain. It may be related to either genetic traits or astrological influences, such as the position of Venus in one’s natal chart. In any case, how this inclination externalizes in Iran is different to how it is expressed in Africa or Japan or the United States of America. Depending on how environmental conditionings shape one’s database, traits that are primarily common to the whole of humanity become externalized through innumerably various means.
Question: Are ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’ states of particular frequencies?
All information or ‘data’ in our database is particular frequencies.One’s experience of heavenly pleasures is directly proportionate to how rich and comprehensive one’s database is. Hence, the different levels of heaven!
This is why Muhammad (saw) encourages the aspiration of knowledge with his words:
“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave”, for the acquisition of knowledge is what increases the capacity of our database that exists in our brain and gets uploaded to our spirit. Our experience of life is the result of the information contained in this database. The quality and abundance of knowledge that we supply to it is what defines our ‘experience’ of life, and whether it is hell-like or heaven-like.
The Sufis say: “Abstain from conversing with the foolish!” Who are the foolish? Those who are ignorant of their ignorance!
Why must one ‘abstain’? Simply because such people cannot add anything to an aspirant of knowledge. An aspirant should befriend those whose knowledge is greater and further than his, approaching the contrary only with the intent to share his knowledge.
An aspirant seeks to accumulate knowledge with the same eagerness that a worldly person seeks to accumulate money and wealth, as he denies the afterlife. This is because an aspirant knows he cannot attain any more knowledge; hence, develop his spirit any more after the point of death. This is why it is crucial for the aspirant to take heed of his masters’ words: “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave”, “Seek knowledge even if it is in China”, “Befriend those who are ahead of you in knowledge!”
Commodious knowledge is knowledge that is useful after death, whereas useless knowledge serves no purpose in the afterlife.When the enlightened ones warn us against the attainment of useless knowledge, they are not prohibiting the acquisition of such knowledge altogether but, in fact, advising us not to be fixated or obstructed by it. For all encountered knowledge serves some purpose in life and nothing is encountered by coincidence.