Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Meaning Of My Name

Divine support

The Holy Quran: Sura 110: Al-Nasr
English translation: Maulvi Sher Ali (ra)

110.1: In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful,
110.2: When the help of Allah comes, and the victory,
110.3: And thou seest men entering the religion of Allah in troops,
110.4: Glorify thy Lord, with His praise, and seek forgiveness of him. Surely he is Oft-Returning, with compassion. 

This is the meaning of my name Naseer (root Nasr). I am the divine support of humanity. The one that helps. 

The above passage is the last one that came to the holy prophet Muhammad (sa), towards the end of his life, as he saw all the people of Arabia come under Islam. That this Sura (theme) is relevant to that period of time and not the future is something I say with all respect. 

There also is the main commentary on the Quran, Tafsir ibn Kathir which states that Muhammad (pbuh) said in reference to this sura: In truth, the people have entered into the religion of God in crowds and they will also leave it in crowds

And it is indeed true, that many people have entered all the religions in crowds and they will also leave them in crowds. For, each religion comes to an end, and so, too, do the belief systems they create to cover that lack.  

But there still are divine truths, and the whole passage up there is about how God always returns to help humanity, with compassion.

And that everyone forgot the Way Of Atlan, and one day, will return to it. But this isn't why I'm writing this piece.

In the course of my travels, and this time through the internet, I've helped many people. One lady who was in pain, yet within a couple of days is on her way to regaining her health. But there was one person that touched me more than any other recently.

This is a person who has quite a few differences with me regarding my views on various subjects, including spirituality :) and yes I do feel other people's negativity whenever, but know to ignore that. This what they wrote a few days ago:

"I think I met Ergon (Naseer) on the spiritual plane yesterday. I'm not kidding!
I was meditating as usual and felt close to entering a rapture state (just a fairly coarse rapture) but as I'm sure you all know, at that point your own desire to enter the rapture is a kind of an obstacle; plus all kinds of thoughts from the day or even deeper issues come bubbling up.

So I started thinking about my unhelpful feelings and attitudes towards Ergon and realized I need to resolve that. So I pictured him (which I could do thanks to the recent post with his picture) and tried to feel sympathy towards him and apologize for my many harmful thoughts directed towards him.

The weird thing is, I felt an answer. A presence became noticeable and it responded with a wave of compassion and love and the blockages fell away. This kind of thing never happens to me! I am certain that Ergon must have noticed some kind of contact or interaction as well, over there wherever he's at.

Now I'm back to my usual persnickety self, of course, but at least I can claim to be the first one on the forum to have met Ergon in person.

I suppose one or two of you might be slightly skeptical, but this really happened.

For what it's worth my impression is that he isn't actually the Messiah. Sorry if that offends anyone here. It seems more like some kind of ghost or other being latched on to him and began whispering aggrandizing nonsense inside his head and he believed it."

Sigh, a step forward, and a step back. I don't require belief, because it must be freely given. I respect that people may be sincere in their own beliefs so that is cool. But when people who are in some way blocked do not see the message given, then that is sad.

Know this: I have helped, people in the thousands, in the millions through spirit. They met me, and knew I was the voice they heard, the spirit they felt, that came to them when they were thirsting. Whether some believe or do not believe is not up to me. But yes, my friend, what you felt was me, helping you that day.

God does help. This is what I do.

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