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So What Exactly Is Going On In Our Brain?

In his The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot presents the theories of Bohm and Pribram, and in reference to their proposed new way of looking at the world, he says:

“Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time: The brain is a hologram enfolded in a holographic universe.”[1]

Let’s try and understand the implications of this powerful view.

First of all, let’s put time and space aside, and focus on the words:

“…a deeper order of existence from another dimension.”

A ‘deeper’ order is the order within the depths of our existence; our essence, in Sufi terms, the Absolute Existence!

Beyond the illusory existence that we refer to when we say ‘I’, exists another ‘I’, one that is common to all existence, the Absolute ‘I’, the Absolute Self!

The brain, then, is the converter of the frequencies that are projections from this Absolute ‘I’, who projects the frequencies of His implicit meanings that He wants to disclose!

I cannot adequately stress the importance of the following:

“Allah has created each person for a particular purpose. Only by complying with their natural disposition (fitrah), and following the path that is best suited to their make-up, can people fulfill their unique purpose. It is this fulfillment that renders their servitude accomplished!”

If we can truly grasp the meaning of and internalize this truth, we can no longer feel angered, depressed, annoyed, or critical! For we will be cognizant of the reality that each person can only disclose their own natural disposition, regardless of whether their disposition complies with, or contradicts ours! It is as absurd to question another’s motives, as it is to question the liver as to why it doesn’t pump like the heart!

Indeed, this truth is the essence and the summary of the System and the Order as described by the Quran.

As long as someone fails to comprehend this reality, their claims to believe in a God are false; their faith is only an imitation.

Real faith is the fruit of the comprehension, internalization and the application of this reality.

First of all, a Sufi aspirant must abandon his anger! For as soon as one is angered by something, one is veritably dismissing and denying Allah! Each individual can only execute what is in his creation program. To become infuriated by another is no different than being infuriated by the disposition assigned to him by Allah, i.e. the decree of Allah.

[1] Talbot, 1991

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