In his The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbotpresents 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.”
Let’s try to 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 makeup, can people fulfil their unique purpose. It is this fulfilment 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 Allah are false; their faith is only an imitation.
Real faith is the fruit of the comprehension, internalization and 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.
If Allah has willed to create that individual with that particular program, how can we question His absolute knowledge and will? Clearly, Allah has deliberately chosen to designate that particular composition to that particular individual. To think they are wrong, or flawed or inappropriate, is to undermine, doubt and even deny the Godhead of Allah!
Question: What do dreams signify? Do they have a valid place in the system? How do we see what we see in our dreams? Do our spirits leave our body and go elsewhere?
The term ‘astral travelling’ denotes a state of the brain, where the emission of a certain kind of radar waves projects certain images to our brain, allowing us to see and experience certain things or events.
The general concept is that the spirit leaves the body when we sleep, takes a little tour, then re-enters at the time of waking. This isn’t so! The spirit does not leave the body or go anywhere! The enlightened ones, who have been able to activate their third eye, have mastered the ability to direct their radar waves to a particular location and perceive that place through images that get projected back to their brains.
Those who are ignorant of the mechanics of this process think their spirits actually leave their body and go to some other place.
Whereas the spirit can only leave the body in two ways:
2. Self-conquest (fath)
The truly enlightened ones, who have been able to conquer their souls, who have ‘died before death’ and attained the state of haqq al-yakeen (the certainty of the reality), are the only ones who can observe without the body. All other observers rely on the radar waves emitted by their brain!
The radar waves can either be miracle-based and directed to the material dimensions above Earth, or phenomenon-based and directed to the dimensions of heaven, hell and the intermediary realm. It can also be directed towards lower dimensions, depending on the expansion capacity of the brain.
To give an example, when we dream of angels, we see them in various forms and figures with which we are already familiar.
Angels do not have ‘forms’ in their original state; they only have certain frequencies in relation to their particular function. In other words, angels are ‘high frequency vibrations’. When one of these frequencies reaches our brain, we crosscheck it with our pre-existing database and decode it based on the closest frequency we can find, and then assign an image to it.