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TRANSFORMATION OF HUMAN

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CONSCIOUSNESS SERIES

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TAOSHOBUDDHA
MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

MEDITATION LEADS TO ULTIMATE FLOWERING

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

TRANSFORMATION OF HUMAN
CONSCIOUSNESS SERIES

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NAQSHBANDI SUFI SHEIKH TAOSHOBUDDHA

The word Taoshobuddha comes from three words, ‘tao,’ ‘sho,’ and
‘Buddha’. The word Tao was coined by the Chinese master, Lau Tzu. It
means that which is and cannot be put into words. It is unknown and
unknowable. It can only be experienced and not expressed in words.
Its magnanimity cannot be condensed into finiteness. The word Sho
implies, that which is vast like the sky and deep like an ocean and
carries within its womb a treasure. It also means one on whom the
existence showers its blessings. And lastly the word Buddha implies
the Enlightened One; one who has arrived home. Thus,
Taoshobuddha implies one who is existential, on whom the existence
showers its blessings and one who has arrived home. The Enlightened
One!

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Maraqba for dissolution of Nafs


Plug your low sensual ears, with stuff like cotton
Your conscience and makes deaf your inner ear.
Be without ear, without sense, without thought,
And hearken to the call of God, ‘return!’
Our speech and action is the outer journey,
Our inner journey is above the sky.
The body travels on its dusty way;
The spirit walks, like Jesus on the sea.

RUMI MASNAVI I: 566-71

DISSOLUTION OF NAFS

I n the process of inner development Nafs is the greatest


impediment. This is the first step. Nafs creates ignorance. It
veils the manifestation of light. All the traditions have emphasized
the significance of this stage. Unless the stages of Nafs are cleared
journey to the realms of suluk and rooh are impossible. Not only
impossible instead it is dangerous as well. It may happen
temporarily the murid may reach the higher stages. However he
cannot sustain that stage permanently unless the realms of Nafs are
dissolved. Here it is important to understand the nature of Nafs
[Refer to Ch 14, 15, and 16 on Nafs ‘Leaves from a Sufi Heart Vol 1’, and Seven Valleys of
This will help in the process of
Al Ghazzali from the same source].
dissolution. For the dissolution active meditations are very useful.
Nafs create indomitable energy which is negative in nature and is
used for negation of light.

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This is an active maraqba. It has five stages. Starting at the body


level this maraqba takes into account the seekers at different levels.

1. STAGE ONE: BODY MARAQBA

Conscious Breathing: 10 Minutes each session.

Your body is the miracle of the existence. It can create harmony if


you allow it to express itself. Breathing is the language of the body.
Breathing bridges your physical and mental bodies. And once these
two are bridged then your body-mind realm becomes door to the
inner or door to the beyond. Through conscious breathing you are
connected to the unconscious layer of your being. Each moment
that you live and interact unconsciously all such moments gets
stored in your unconscious. It is your unconscious that comes to the
surface when you interact each finite moment. This unconscious is
your Nafs. It dissolution is quite intricate. It requires effort on the
part of the murid. The energy field or tawwajzoh of the sheikh is
always there as support.

Your conscious mind is only one tenth of the total capacity; and the
remaining nine tenths is your unconscious layer. Conscious
breathing alone is not enough to enter this thick layer of your being.
If the breathing is rhythmic you will remain on the surface. At the
most you can be a bit relaxed. And nothing more! It will be like
adding perfumes to the body that has an offensive odour. Yes
conscious breathing is necessary. However the number of breaths
per second has to be more. Only then you can penetrate the
unconscious layers. And the layer is not only one that you can very

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easily remove. Layers upon layers are there. And all these layers
have accumulated over the span of lives.

You have to breathe consciously. But not rhythmically! Instead


chaotically only then you can enter the unconscious layers of your
being. Chaotic breathing is somewhat like the fire breath, or the
kapal bhati of yoga wherein you have to throw your breath
forcefully. Chaotic breathing is even much stronger. It connects you
to your unconscious layers. Sufis use the dhikr along with breath to
exhale. However, to make it even stronger, just focus on chaotic
breathing. For ten minutes become chaotic breathing alone. You
will be exploring various layers of Nafs. Through this chaotic
breathing up to five layers of Nafs are explored.

For body maraqba chaotic breathing is the first step. Through


chaotic breathing first you are connected to your emotional layer.
Many emotions you have suppressed. And these continue to plague
your way and deprive the inner serenity.

You have to begin the maraqba at the level of the body. This is done
through conscious chaotic breathing. As you breathe chaotically
your body becomes alive once again. In the second step you have to
live all those moments consciously. Only then the body can be freed
of all these layers

Conscious Breathing: 10 minutes each session.

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2. STAGE TWO: MIND MARAQBA

Mind Meditation: 10 Minutes each session

With chaotic breathing your body is alive once again. All the
repressed emotions come to the surface. Various traditions have
used different techniques. However the effectiveness is doubtful.
When something is surfacing from within this has to be relived.
However relive only consciously. Many emotions like anger, greed,
violence etc., surface.

You relive these emotions consciously. This is called catharsis. When


you relive these layers the body is released of many ailments. Each
time an emotion is repressed it goes in the body. So after chaotic
breathing you enter into conscious release of these emotions.
When you live these moments there is a release. This way you are
not harming anyone. Simply there is a release of the unlocked
energy. Sufi Gibar used this technique to release all that remains
suppressed. Out of this evolved the famous ‘Gibberish meditation’.

2. Stage three: HAMMERING The life center

HAMMERING THE LIFE CENTER: 10 Minutes

The seeker must make Dhikr using breath force and the sound. This
is called negation and affirmation consciously on his tongue until he
reaches the state of the contemplation of his Sufi Maraqba Body
Mind Soul (LA ILAHA) the negation and affirmation (IL ALLAH) on
the tongue.

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This you do by keeping the hands upright above the shoulder level
and standing on toes. Use your breath to hammer the life center.
This center is your solar plexus.

To hammer this center you use the sound HOO. This is the sound
that comes out of the word Allah. Each time you exhale do this with
a force. This is hammering with the sound HOO. You exhale
forcefully with the sound HOO. This is done for next ten minutes.
Thus you are connected to the positive layer of your being. This is
affirmation. Use all your energy to hammer as deeply as you can.
This hammering polishes the heart and takes the seeker into the
state of Manifestation.

4. STAGE FOUR: SILENCE

SILENCE: TOTALLY FROZEN 10 MINUTES

Keep your eyes and mouth closed. Be totally relaxed and just freeze.
No movement! With eyes and his mouth closed just freeze. Energy
cannot remain stationery. It is always in motion. Energy is always
released through the ends of the nerves. And the shape has to be
pointed. This is the reason all the war arsenals are pointed just like
male phallic organ.

Be relaxed totally but frozen. In that very moment all the energy
that is generated through hammering flows within uninterrupted.
This revitalizes the body. Energy surges throughout the body.

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You will eventually reach the state where in one breath you can
repeat La Illaha Illallah twenty-one times.

5. STAGE 5: CELEBRATION : THE ROOH


MARAQBA

Breath and Heart Consciousness Celebration: 15 Minutes

Keep eyes closed or open. This is the moment of celebration or


benediction. Dance to express your gratitude, benediction, and joy.
Jalaluddin Rumi dances for 35 hours and in this process he became
enlightened. This was a special kind of dance. It was the dance of
ecstasy for no reason. This state is that of celebration. You are full
of gratitude. Inner feeling are expressed through dance.

Continue this regularly for a period of three weeks. This will bring a
transformation.

Continue this maraqba for a period of 21 days to three months you


will witness tremendous results. The process takes awhile to start
and once started it gains momentum.

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