Spiritual Letter 35 - Original Version                          About Spiritual Letter 35
Title: "Learning To Do Hearts Work", Date: November 6, 2002
Written by: Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler)
Written to: Our brother Ilmi and our sister "Z"

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim. In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all.  May God help us all. 

My love you (anbu), my dearest brother Ilmi and our dearest sister "Z"  - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).

Thank you for sending me a note.  We handed your requests to Bawa
Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him), the light of our hearts, and here are the responses.  Hope you find them helpful.

1.  Know Some Good Sites?

Yes a few, and they are listed below:

          a.  The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Library
          b.  The Pearl of Wisdom (www.ThePearlOfWisdom.homestead.com)
          c.  A Mystical Journey (www.AMysticalJourney.homestead.com)
          d.  Islam And World Peace (www.bmf.org/iswp/index.html)
          e.  A Book of God's Love (www.bmf.org/godslove/main.html)
          f.   Spiritual Discourses (www.SpiritualDiscourses.homestead.com)
          dSpiritual Letters (www.SpiritualLetters.homestead.com)
          e.  Spiritual Chats (www.SpiritualChats.homestead.com)

Spend some time reading these, and if you have any question, just ask Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him) within your very own heart, by simply saying the word "Bawa" and then by asking the question.  It is really just that simple.  And He always answers.  The trick is to hear the answer with your Iman, with your faith, certitude, and determination that God alone exists

Give it a try, it is wonderful.  Then send me an E-mail and share with your brother Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler) the beautiful answers that have come into your heart.  That would be wonderful. Al-hamdu lillah.  Allahu Akbar.

2.  Hoping To Get Some Good Words From You

Here is a beautiful quote from the life and teaching of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him), the gift of God for this age, to the Children of God for this age:

          "There is no world, there is no body,
          there is no self, there is nothing that is I."

          "All that you see is a dream,
          All that you do is just a thought within that dream,
          All that you appear as is hidden."

          "Life is a feast of the world,
          Its medicine is a time after a time."

Hand this quote to Bawa within your very own heart and ask Him to explain it to you.  He will, and then E-mail me and tell your brother what Bawa told you.  This is what Bawa calls "Hearts Work". 

In this way, we can all benefit from what is happening within each other's hearts, because in truth their is just One Heart, and just One Life, the One heart and life of God within all of us. This is the true life and teaching of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him) within each of us, not anything that we have individually experienced "outside" of us.  Isn't that wonderful.  Al-hamdu lillah.  Allahu Akbar.

3.  Where Is The Sufi Chat Room?

The only one we know of is within our own heart, and the password is "Bawa", or "Bawa Muhaiyaddeen" or "Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen" (may God be pleased with Him).

4.  How Are You?

We are fine, thank you.  We are always fine, thank you.  For as Bawa teaches us,

          "A sufi is one who settles into stillness through the realization that everything
          is perfect."

And Bawa teaches us, 

          "Whatever happens to us is meant to correct us, to improve us.  Any suffering
          that befalls us is meant to help us to go one step further.  As long as we have
          absolute certitude in God, then no matter what dangers, difficulties, troubles, or
          suffering may come to us, they will only make us move forward.  These things
          help us to progress, to go forward on the path."

          "Never forget your goal, which is to reveal God."

          "Therefore, if you receive a blow on the back that is a signal to move forward
          some more, that is a sign to progress."

7.  Send Some Wisdom, OK?

Here is the latest Spiritual Letter that is currently being written by this child to the brothers and sisters of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, and a copy of the latest
Spiritual Chat
between this child and our good sister Rumi Smith.  You may find them interesting to read.  They certainly proved very helpful for this child, when we joined with Bawa within us to write them.

          a.  Spiritual Letter 33, "To Truly See All People As Our Brothers Is Islam"
          b.  Spiritual Chat 32, "Learn How To Properly Say "No" To God"

Thanks again for your note.  Keep up the good work, and never forget that Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him) and Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler) love you very, very much.  And always remember what Bawa told us right before He died,

          "Don't forget Me, don't forget Me, don't forget Me."

Please give my love and salams to all of your friends and family, tell them that Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler) also loves them very, very much, and please share this letter with them.  That is also "Hearts Work".

My love you (anbu) - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).

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