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"The Duties of Man"

From the Book:  "The Pearl of Wisdom" (Spiritual Book 02)
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Bawa.  Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim.  In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.  

Bawa.  Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu.  Wa 'alaykum al-salam wa-rahmat Allah wa-barakatuhu kulluhu.  May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all.  May God help us all.

Bawa.  My love you (anbuMy dearest loving Grand Children, My Son and Daugthters, My Brothers and Sisters (Ral.), and all of My dearest loving Children (Ral.) Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.).

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Bawa. My Love You My Dearest Loving Children.  Only God can help any of us, that is for sure.  And this beautiful book of wisdom, "The Pearl of Wisdom" is a wonderful Gift of God to help you begin to Understand the Nature of True Manby you  First becoming "false man", and then, if you like, by you meeting and accepting a "True Man" on the "outside" of you as "your wisdom", that is, as the Guru/Shaikh Now for your age and for all life.

Bawa.  And then by You meeting "True Man" Again, but this time within you, this time as your "Wisdom within your Wisdom", that is, if you properly treat your Physical Guru/Shaikh as such, that is, as Now the "Presence of God" and as the "Word of God" made flesh for your age and for all life, as Now the "Fire of God" burning in the world.

Bawa.  That is, if you truly Learn From Him How To Truly disappear within Him, before He Leaves The Physical World", you will Again meeting "True Man", but this time within you, this time as your "Wisdom within your Wisdom", as the "Primal One" or "your Effulgence" within your soul, that is, as True Man within God within you, allowing "You Now As True Man" within God within you, to meet and become God within True Man, that is, as the "Resonance of Allah", that is, when the "Alif becomes the pillar of the Sukun of the Mim", allowing God to finish telling His Story, which is the Story of the "Oneness of God and True Man", So in the End, "No Child Is Left Behind", So in the End, there is Nothing Still "Separating God" from God.  Amen. Ok? 

Bawa.  For in truth Understanding Only Occurs through Contrastand you must first become your Contrast, you must first become "false man", So your True Understanding can occur, that is, you must first become the opposite of "True Man", which is "false man", which in truth is the "current state and life and form" of all of My Children, if you like, that is, if you truly accept this "Pearl of Wisdom" and each of its Chapters as Now God "speaking to you", that is, as God Now speaking to the "wisdom surrounding your soul", awakening your wisdom, if you like, 

So your awakened wisdom 
Can Now do battle with the 
"Enemy of your soul", 
which is Now "you", 
Which is Now your Contrast, 
Which is Now you as "false man"..

Bawa.  Such is the True Mature of True Man within God within you, and How you become Him, if you likeby letting God use "you" as His Contrast" to liberate your soul and in the process teach your soul, who is your True Student" within you, who You "Already Are", all of which in truth is Now hidden within all of My Children, like the apple tree and its fruits are hidden within the apple seed buried within the earth, just waiting to germinate to "The Truth" of the apple seed, that in truth the "apple seed" and the "apple tree" are One.

Bawa.  All of which in truth is Now hidden within all of My Children, that is, as the "Tree of God" hidden within the "Seed of God", which is Now your soul buried within the Creation of God, just waiting to germinate to "Your Truth", that in truth "You and God" are One, just waiting to emerge from within you as Now both the "Presence of God" and the "Word of God" made flesh for your age and for your life, if you like, that is, if you will just let "false man" End, and let "What Is Next", which is "True Man", Begin, if you will Now join as "One with" the Creation of God, which is in truth Now the "false body" and "false beauty" of your soul, to germinate to "Your Truth", that in Truth "God and Man", and "Man and God", are One. 

Bawa.  And in this way, and only in this way, My Dearest Loving Childrento reveal the "True Body" of your soul which is the "Body of Truth" or the "Crystal heart", which is Jesus (peace be upon Him, and upon Us), and the "True Beauty" of your soul, which is "True Prayer", the "Prayer of the One to the One who Is", which is Muhammad (blessing and peace be upon Him, and upon Us).  Amen. Ok? 

Bawa.  In this way, Chapter 18, along with the 8 other Chapters leading up to Chapter 17, that is, Chapters 01, 04, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17provides you with 8 Different Perspectives on the Great Contrast between "True Man" and "false man", both of which are within each of My Children.

Bawa.  And In this way, offering each of My Children, if you like, the opportunity to make the Great Transition from "false man" to "True Man" in your own lifetime, that is, before you die to the flesh, that is, before the illusory "outside" of you is over, and you become truly stuck with "false man"and the consequences of "false man", for the rest of your life, both Here, and then for Eternity.

Bawa.  So Please Click HERE (http://spiritualbook002chap16.homestead.com/
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Swami. O Great Guru, what are the duties of man in this world? How are we to live, grow, and develop? How are we to find the True Guru and submit to him? Swami, tell this to me fully.


O Son, Listen. Allah created all lives and among them He created man, the highest form of being. To be such a man:

     1. Firstly, you must have determination in God, and unshakable faith and trust in
     2. Secondly, you must swear by God to be close to Him, breath to breath, speech to
          speech, and thus worship Him.
     3. Thirdly, you must offer charity in kind and word. One-fourth of your income should
          be given in charity.
     4. Fourthly, not only for the sake of God Himself but also for the benefit of your soul,
         you must be full of pity and compassion for others, and observe the fast. The
         fourth duty is the fast. This must be done.
     5. Fifthly, you must visit the temple which is ten thousand or fifteen thousand miles
         away in places like Mecca and Medina, and perform Hajj. 

So tell the ancient men and the rasools (messenger of Allah). 

This fifth duty should be performed by everybody in this world. This is being done now.

It is said that these are the important duties of man.

Firstly, When man was created originally in an earthen pot, into which was filled the pure life and sent down to the earth-world, God said,

     "O Man, you are going to the earth-world; go there and worship Me with faith and

     "Those who visit the City of Possessiveness (Mamakaram), and the illusory realms 
      of Maya, usually change their human qualities. Therefore, you must escape from 
      this change."

      "You must believe in the "Five Letters", the "Five Magical Letters (Panchadcharam),
       or the "Five Pillars" (the Five Sharths). You must recite the "Five Kalimas
       (assertions of belief with determination and faith)."

So it is said. In other words, you must have determination of heart and mind, and believe that God is Everything and is Everywhere. There are several meanings to these words.

Second, you must worship the Lord and pray to Him. He exists Now, existed then, and will always exist.

One Person will say,

"Fear Him"

And Another will say, 

"Go to the temple and worship Him"

There are many meanings for the Second Letter of Panchadcharam too.

Thirdly, one person will say,

"You must perform charity, 
give gifts, do good deeds, 
offer alms in memory of the dead (thivasam)",
and perform many such similar acts"

Another will say, 

"Give Charity in Kind (sadhaqua),
feed the poor, give away clothes (sarees), 
build Mosques, build houses, 
make recitals in memory of the dead,
and recite the "Opening Chapter"
in the Holy Qur'an (Suratul Fatihah).
This is acceptable to God. Do not neglect this"

(But) there are many meanings to all these.

Fourthly, observe the fast and see to the needs of the poor. On the twenty-seventh day of the fast give away money, clothes, and many other things.

One person says that fasting is acceptable to God. Others will say you must observe fasting (viratham), offer sacrifice, give alms in memory of the dead (thivasam), and perform funeral rites (anthiraddi), invocation to Lord Skanda (kandashasti), observe the new moon on the first day of the lunar month (amavaasai) keep awake on the night of supplication to Lord Siva (Sivarathri), and similar observances.

They will say, these are the duties of man,

"Believe in God, Perform your duties regularly.  
Go to the temple and worship. Perform temple duties"

They offer similar such advice.

Some others will say, 

"Come to the temple. This is an important duty.
Do not neglect these five duties. Come to the mosque.
Do your prayers. If you do not come to the mosque you will enter hell.
Fear God. Live as human or you will be sent to hell"

And they utter many such other words.

But My Son, in a world of this fashion, only if men living as humans perform their duties properly, will they be known as men.

Man's belief in God's Creation, his traits, his nature, and his worship are all considered as part of man's duty. But it is not so.

First and foremost he must be born a human, This is very, very rare.

God the Rare, and the Great Power, created man. Having created manGod ordained that He be believed and worshipped.

Man's duty from his birth into this world till he dies is to believe in God with Certitude and Determination. He should accept the truth of it, and keep the truth within him. 

God has no race, no religion, no differencesno relations, no people, no birth and no end. He has no decay. He has no comparison.  

Be Determined by these Words.

Such a Lord should be worshipped by man born as human through his Conduct.
This is the Normal Way of Worship.

Man should Worship God in his Breath, in his Speechand Stand every minute in this State.

Charity, compassion, generosity, justice, truth, patience, tolerance, tranquillity, duty, and all other aspects of calm behavior should be the ordinary, natural behavior of man.

Therefore, this is an important part of the five duties of man.  

Those who understand wisdom and realize the truth will appreciate the importance of the five duties. Those with no such understanding will laugh at it.

What is birth?  

But Son, among these duties mentionedwhat is the work a human performs? What is the normal duty of man?  

(And) What is the quality of the normal behavior of those born as men who live in the City of Magic Possessiveness (MamakaramMayaJaalam) in the Country of self-destruction?

Are these the Five Duties referred to by these people? Apparently (Not), the people in the Country of self-destruction do not realize that there are several other duties too in the ordinary behavior of man.

If you scrutinize these statements you will realize that the above mentioned five duties are the more important duties. There is "The Ultimate One" (Param) only in these five.

There are several other modes of behavior in man. They say

"We will follow the good way of life",

But (they) forget and place the five important words in the front room and perform sinful evil deeds of the devil (in the back room), like getting intoxicated, indulging in sex, committing murder and theft, uttering falsehood, charging interest, being jealous, being arrogant, speaking words that are different from those in the heart, ruining virtuous men, destroying chaste women, torturing children, destroying friends, killing those who trust them, abusing the sages, committing other evil deeds and turning themselves into devils, into the "non-human" (the Asuras).

If these five duties are important to them, 

What is the meaning of this birth?  
What are the ordinary duties of natural behavior?  

It is this that troubles the Lorwho rules.

God says, 

     "I Created man. Didn't I. When there are innumerable duties for man in his speech, 
      in his breath, in his conduct, when he sits, when he runs, and when he lies in bed".  

     Did I not say that man should dispel his evil qualities and worship Me truthfully from
     within his heart?

     But man, no sooner than he gets to the Country of self-destruction says things to suit 
     his own conveniences."

These thoughts have presented themselves to God.

There are other matters also. 

Son, knowing the conduct of such people you must be wary of them.

Conduct yourself as human as ordained by God. There are yet more natural duties for man. The five duties mentioned are mostly man's natural behavior. A human comes to know man things. 

Body, property, life, fly, ant, and similar life numbering 8,400,000 (eight million, four hundred thousand), mountain, hills, oceans, earth, gold, sky, arsh, kursi, kalam, hell, heaven, 7 X 2 or 14 universes, and all the things in the three universes or worlds, belong to God.

Leaving aside two of the 5they say that there are Three Main Duties of Man, unaware of the place of the others.

(But) My Son, man himself does not possess these three. The Almighty Allah, the Unique, the Rare, is the Only One. Everything belongs to Him. All are His. Amen.

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