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"Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their faith." — Holy Qur'an 10:9

 

Gem No. 12: What happens during 60 minutes of bandagi with full concentration?

 

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

 

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts.

 

Part 1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

Let us reflect on the following teaching of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.)

"Jêo das minute ek dhiyânthi ibâdat kari shakê chhê têoni chalis varasni ibâdat kartâ vadhâre ibâdatno faydo ha(n)shal thây chhê anê châlis varas karta vadhu kabul thâya chhê. Têthi tamê hamanâ ek kalak ibadat karo, te barâbar ek khayâlthi, to ghanu chhê. Tamo badhânâ dilmâ ekaj umêd hovi joee-ea. Tê kêvi ritê, jêm rasulillah mearaj par gayâ hatâ anê badan â duniyâmâ padyu(n) hatu. Têm tamâro ruh â duniyâmâthi âsman mathê pahonchê anê â badan duniyâmâ(n) hoy anê ruhnê tyâ pahonchâdo. Zikarno ek kalâk jê tamârâ upar faraz chhê tê barâbar khayâlthi karsho to tê kalâkma(n) das minute evi âvshê jè têni andar tamê fanâfi-Allah th-ee shaksho."
 
Literal translation: Those who can concentrate for ten minutes in bandagi will get the benefit of 40 years of bandagi (performed without concentration) and will get the acceptance of having performed more than of 40 years of bandagi. Therefore, at this time, it is enough to perform bandagi with full concentration for one hour. All of you should have only one wish in your heart: How to achieve mi'raj from the example of the Holy Prophet, in which his soul ascended the heavens and his body remained on this earth. Similarly, you should send your soul from this world to the heavens so that your body remains here but your soul goes to the other world. It is your duty to perform bandagi with full concentration for one hour. During this hour, there will be ten minutes in which you will annihilated in Allah, i.e. experience fana-fi-Allah.
 
(Karachi, 3-5-1920)

Please refer to post number 10 for Mowla's methods of concentrating in bandagi. Concentration is power which leads to enlightenment provided all other actions as described in the curriculum for higher spiritual enlightenment are met. Let us pray for a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

Part 2. Dhikr Section:

The ism-i azam is the door to luminosity, therefore it is a treasure that should be constantly remembered. Here is a humble dhikr to emphasize this point. Let us pray to NOOR Mowlana Hazar to empower us to practice the luminous prayer at a luminous time with a luminous word, i.e., perform bandagi with ism-i azam, the Supreme Name of God, with a greater effort, strength and enthusiasm.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Ism-i azam: The Great Divine Name

Recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

 

Part 3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 6, verses 6 to 10):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji sēvā kari jēnē mēvā pāyā
anē khādhā hirakhē sārji
haidē abhāv nēhaj padiyā
to thai lodhāni bhitaj sār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
6
Oh Lord The one who having served (the Imam) had attained the fruits thereof
and consumed them with perfect happiness
But when a minute sense of self-love entered the heart
then an 'iron wall' was erected immediately
Hari You are eternal; ........................
6
Āshāji tārē nāri narsu(n) vinvē
vāt karē chhē sa(m)bhāraji
chh mās lagan nārie duāgaj bhogavyo
toe nar na malyā lagār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
7
Oh Lord Then the wife began to plead to the Husband
and she pleaded about not being looked after
For a period of six months the wife underwent the status of
an unmarried (without spiritual vision) woman
even then she did not get the Husband immediately
Hari You are eternal; ........................
7
Āshāji enē nārinē nar nahi malyo
toe hirakh haidē apārji
tārē purakhē kidho mān chāvāno
narini kidhi sār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
8
Oh Lord That wife did not regain her Husband
inspite of that she maintained her love for the Husband
in an unlimited manner
It was then that the perfect entity became the maintainer of honour
and He perfected the wife (fulfilled her wishes)
Hari You are eternal; ........................
8
Āshāji purakhko nēh nāri lai rahi
haidē tē hirakh apārji
enē sa(n)jogē Pir Sadardin kahyā
sāmi karo hamāri sār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
9
Oh Lord The wife remained in constant love of the perfect entity
and achieved unlimited happiness in her heart
Under those circumstances Pir Sadardin spoke
Oh Lord perfect our lives
Hari You are eternal; ........................
9
Āshāji ham nāri hak shāhki kahie
sohi karē hamāri sārji
nāri thai Pir Hasan Kabirdin vinvē
tamē varo nar sujān.

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari ana(n)tējo svāmi shāh
ana(n)tējo a(n)t tu(n)hē jānējē
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

10
Oh Lord I regard myself as the wife of the true Lord
the one who does my ultimate good
Being the wife, Pir Hasan Kabirdin pleads
You protect us, Oh Husband (the Lord) the Knower of everything
Hari You are eternal; ........................
10

 

Part 4. Angelic Salwat
Let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad:
O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

or

101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

 

Part 5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of spiritual knowledge, tasbis and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

 

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

 

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