Thursday, February 28, 2013

Workshop 'The Art of Being'

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
presents a workshop

'The Art of Being'
Governing the City called Human Being

An interactive workshop on the structure of the ‘Human Being’, the placement of Soul (spirit), Self, Intellect, Knowledge, Emotions and Attitudes based on the teachings of Hazrat Ibn-e-Arabi, Hazrat Chiragh Dehlvi and Hazrat Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali.

Sahibzada Asim Maharvi 

(English and Urdu)
Monday, 11th to Wednesday, 13th March 2013  
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Venue: Arif Jan Road, Cantt

by Sunday 10th March, send in name/email/cell number 
to or on 0300 847 1855

Workshop fee: Rs. 1000 per person

Workshop Abstract:
'Shaykh Nasiruddin Chiragh of Delhi told his murids clearly and firmly that the entire structure of spiritual discipline was based on the proper training of the heart. The qibla (focus-point) of the heart is God. The heart is the amir (ruler) of the body. When it turns away from its focus-point, the body also moves away from its focus-point. The anwar (divine lights) first descend on the soul and then they are transmitted to the body, which is subordinate to the heart. When the heart is moved, the body is also moved. Hal (spiritual state) is the result of the purity of action. Hal is transitory and is not permanent. If it becomes so it becomes a maqam (station).

When the Lord created His deputy, He also built a city for him where he could reside with his retinue and governing officials. He named the city Human Being. When the Lord made the human soul master of the human city, he taught him the character, the behavior, the thoughts of the inhabitants of that city.'  Shaikh-e-Akbar Ibn-e-Arabi

Sahibzada Asim Maharvi Chishti, born in a Chishti Sufi family, educated in the West, a researcher, writer and columnist is the founder of Chishtiya Ribbat Sufi Studies Center in Pakistan. He has delivered lectures on spirituality, comparative religion, spiritual healing and history of civilizations in Pakistan and abroad.  As chairman of Sufi Studies Center -  -  he has examined, translated and published classical Sufi literature.

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