Are you separating me from the whole and
limiting me with only one part of it?
Am I not going to investigate the beginning of the
Who has attributed the images to the things?
Who has decomposed that calm material that was flowing in
Wouldn’t I be ever able to ask ‘’Who is the creator of this
How could such a big mass was put under control by rules
Who has gathered together all that scattered material?
Who has picked and sorted out those things that were in
Who has distributed a certain vision to those that had no
images and that were present in that one whole gathering?
Wouldn’t I be able to know from where I have descended?
Where am I supposed to go from this planet earth?
Am I not going to investigate and ask questions about
I have been created to be great and I was born to be much
more greater than the things that make me a slave of my own
body...’’ (Senaca; Moral letters)
My dear friends!
While the performance of the individual is observed closely
in order to emhasize some points and some subjects, the
basic indicator of the individual’s performance is the
state of his consciousness.
For example, if the individual is unable to
answer at least some of the above questions, then this
shows that his belief is full of ignorance, false,
superstitious and nonsense. The reason is that it is
compulsory to know the consciousness present in every
particle of the universe and this is one of the basic
factors that would be influential in the future of the
humanity. In the terminology of the religion this concept
was tried to be explained by the word ‘’Nafs/the self’’.
However that Nafs is nothing else, but the absolute Self.
The Quran states that even a bee gets his
share from this consciousness and receives a wahey (divine
inspiration) also, this absolute consciousness has invited
the human being to think in the sky that is full of stars
and the sun signs/ the constellations.
When the consciousness becomes dense in the
brain, depending on the data base of the brain it accepts
itself as a pile of flesh and bones, in other words as a
physical body. Therefore, it accepts all the desires of
that flesh and bone body as its own. So, it goes on living
in accordance with the needs of the physical body and runs
after the pleasures which are not a must in life.
When looked at from this point, the nafs/the
self finds itself on the material plane. Therefore,
although it has taken its existence from Allah we can no
longer expect it to observe Allah’s oneness, power, will,
knowledge, wisdom, the divine reasons as well as this
universe which is one of the infinite universes, the events
and the magnificent system that Allah has created from one
While attempting for the infinite horizon
of the universal values the individual becomes somewhat
paralyzed (unable to advance) and the main causes for such
a situation are the instincts which have not been trained
and which could not make the necessary advancements.
Most of the time the individual obeys his
instincts. The nafs in the individualistic sense has a
tendency for the worldly pleasures and lives in accordance
with its desires and this is the expected result. In
order to make an observation at a higher level, one has to
understand what his truth is.
Therefore, in the first place it is a must
for one to change his habits, behaviour and character.
Regarding this transformation the Quran has emphasized that
the human being should train and discipline his nafs and
has brought along the warning ‘’only the one who
purifies his nafs can be saved’’. The consciousness
of the individual takes its existence from a more concrete
dimension in comparison with an abstract structure. It takes
its existence from the universal consciousness.
The foundation of this existence is being
laid on the 120th day (of the fetus) in the mother’s womb.
Afterwards, many factors, namely, the fixed
life program of the individual (ayan-ý sabite), the talents,
the baby’s coming out of the mother’s womb, the genetic
data/ the influence of the parents and the environment
become dense at the periods when the hormones become active
and and bring the individual to a state of being, to a
level of being such that he becomes responsible (for his
What is important is that in the following
phase the individual should know what his origin and truth
is. I must admit that this is not a conclusion derived from
our observations and experiments, but it becomes manifest by
the wish of the universal consciousness.
Actually, isn’t this also the objective our