Series 002 - Knowledge


IIlme Hasuli - gained knowledge

Two types of knowledge exist in the Universe. One kind of knowledge is gained by academic means and is taught by a teacher, for instance, a child is admitted in a school. After finishing school, he enters college and proceeds to University to study one or two subjects in greater depth.

This kind of knowledge is called iIlme Hasuli or 'gained knowledge' that comes through physical endeavour. All gained knowledge is transferred to us by our ancestors and our environment.

As the human mind is constantly evolving and growing, this results in the formation of new branches of knowledge. Whenever a person has researched into any branch, 'gained knowledge', new theories and philosophies come into existence.

When we analyse the beginnings of Adam to the present time we realise that when Adam was thrown out of the light world into the Earth, he had no knowledge of the Earth. After arriving into this matter world, he experienced the needs and demands of the physical body. When these needs became intense, he realised that in order to sustain life, he had to fulfil these needs.

Thus Adam or mankind started the process of thinking how to use the
provisions of nature to make life easier. At first he used the stone to dig the earth and sowed the seed. Then he ate the produce of that seed and felt the need for something that would help digest the food easily.

When the human mind looks for an answer, he finds it in nature. Adam saw that the lightening from the sky struck a tree and set it alight. Adam first focused his mind on stones and created many uses of stone. Next his mind focused on fire and learnt how to start a fire and used the fire for his benefit. The human conscious evolved from stone to metal age.

Slowly and gradually the human conscious developed through the ages and has arrived on the point known as science. The word science covers many aspects of knowledge.

Countless teachers have participated in developing knowledge. The gained knowledge is promised by scientists, philosophers and experts. They do not give the information of reality.

Every expert uses phrases like, 'it can happen', or 'if this is done it could result in that'.

There is nothing absolutely certain in scientific theories. That is the reason why science constantly denies its own theories, which result in different views.

Illme- Hazoori - knowledge inspired through submission

The other kind of knowledge is iIlme Hazoori or 'knowledge inspired through submission'.

Every intelligent person understands that there are two sides working within the human being. One side is visible and the other side is invisible. We are aware that when the invisible side breaks its link with the visible side, the visible also ceases to exist, in other words, the visible body dies. Death means that the invisible side is disconnected from the visible side.

Imagine if we laid the visible side (dead body) on the ground and break each limb, then tie a rope on its feet and pull it on rough ground, drown it in water or burn it, you will find no resistance or protest from this body.

When the invisible side experiences hunger; the invisible side tells us that the arteries, veins and muscles need to be rehydrated and we feel thirsty. Similarly the invisible side informs us of the need to intercommunicate with others otherwise we would isolate ourselves from the society. The invisible side is called the 'Spirit'.

The Spirit is hidden behind 12 billion screens. Every screen is a reflection of the knowledge of the Divine Attributes of the Creator. The knowledge of the Divine Attributes is called iIlme Hazoori or knowledge inspired through submission.

In order to learn this knowledge, it is necessary to follow practical principles.

This knowledge, iIlme Hazoori, has been granted by the Creator's own blessing and grace to mankind so that He can be recognised. It is a Divine gift to mankind.

This knowledge comes through 'Talab' or seeking instead of learning through institutions. The Creator wished to bless Adam with His knowledge; therefore He inspired it into Adam's mind. "I taught Adam the knowledge of My Attributes".

According to this statement, this knowledge has been granted to every human being in the world.

One kind of knowledge is the conscious knowledge and the other kind of knowledge is the one that was granted by the Creator.

The only way to achieve this knowledge is through mental focusing of the mind so that it reflects and denies all the knowledge learned through inheritance and education, because they are based on doubt. Doubt is pressure. iIlme Hazoori is free from doubt because it is a gift from the Creator.

In other words we can say that doubt and uncertainty is pollution, impurity and darkness.
The human mind that contains doubt and uncertainty also has a similar amount of pollution, impurity and darkness. The state of mind is polluted and creates stench, e.g. we have a beautiful crystal bottle filled with mud. If we add rose water to this bottle, it will become muddy. Another way is to wash this bottle and gradually remove all the sticky mud from the inside so that there is no dirt or lingering smell, and then add the rose water.

Now the rose water will remain pure. The human brain is also like the crystal bottle in which we collect the dirt and stench of doubt and uncertainty. Mental focusing starts the flow that cleanses the bottle and fills it with light of Divine knowledge.

In order to fully analyse the human life, one has to start from the time of birth. At birth the child's brain and mind are blank. The effects of the environment leave an imprint on his mind. The mother tongue is learnt without any form of education. If the mother and father are sheep, the offspring eats grass. and the offspring of lions eat flesh. The offspring of the human accepts social life as the norm.

This example proves that the life of a child is dependent on the environment he lives in. If there are doubts, uncertainty and superstition in the immediate surroundings, then the child will develop doubt. On the other hand, if the child has not been introduced to fear and superstition, then the child will develop trust, faith and confidence.

Faith and trust are a necessary part of learning the knowledge of submission. In such an environment the child is nurtured into faith and trust, and as a result, develops a tendency towards inspired knowledge. For learning the mother tongue a child is dependent on the loving mother and father, similarly, to acquire iIlme Hazoori a person needs spiritual mother and father.

(Adapted from the teachings of Ascended Master Saida Khatoon)