Understanding the Heart
My precious brother,
I had talked about two faces of the
big reality created by God (Allah), about Halk Alem and Emr Alem, in previous
article. And I had stated that the human is a little world bearing some
elements from both worlds.
The human is been constituted from two
components as body and spirit. The first of these is from the Halk Alem, and
represents the substance of the Human; the second is from the Emr Alem, and
represents of the essence and meaning of the Human.
# The connection between two worlds are provided by Heart
The connection, communication and
interaction between these two alems are provided through the Heart. Implied
meaning with the "heart" word is not the meat part which located in
the left side of the chest and pumping the blood to the body. It is a spiritual
power being represented by this organ. It is also called as soul or conscience.
It's existence is figurative
Heart is very important. The
knowledges and images belonging to the both worlds (The Halk and Emr
Alems) are represented in the Heart. The impressions of all the
somatic, physiological and psychological dimensions, which appear as joys and
pains, and also all the products of the reason and moral dimensions are take
place in the Heart. For this reason, this imaginal world occuring in the Heart
has been named as "the Misal Alem". Misal means
instance or example. The Misal Alem is not a reality world such as The Halk and
Emr Alems, but it is an images arena, an imaginal world, being formed from the
symbolic images of other two alems.
An example can be given from the facts
of nowadays to able to better explain the situation: Now, please think the
human as a personal computer named as PC. The body of the human is the
mechanical part of PC named as hardware. The spirit of the human also resembles
the programme named as software. We can liken to the screen the meat part named
as heart. And also we can think the Heart, which is representative of the
spiritual values, such as the displays appearing on the screen.
When a defect or a perfection occurs
on the mechanical part of PC (for example on display card, power supply or on
keyboard), this is reflected to the displays completely. In the same way, the
whole features of the programme, all the defects and perfections on it, are
reflected to the displays completely. Like this, all the occurrences on our
body and spirit are completely reflected to the Heart which is our soul window.
# Person's behaviours are controlled by Heart
Every thing controling by PC is managed
through the monitor displays. Like this, our whole life is managed by our
Heart. If a person has good feelings and thoughts in his heart, that person is
good. But if a person has bad feelings and thoughts in his heart, that person
is also wicked.
Heart is not only an imaginal world,
on which be represented the Halk and Emr Alems (the material and spiritual
worlds), but, at the same time, it is an imaginal passage, a passing
point, between both worlds. Heart, is a window opening to the spiritual world
from the material world. The human can not observe and perceive the occurrences
on the Emr Alem (the spiritual world) without his heart
window. For this reason, the humans, whose hearts are blackened with sins,
suppose that there is not a Spiritual World, because they can not see it.
I had explained in previous article:
The components of the Halk Alem are "objects". This world is
constituted from "objects", "situations" and
"phenomena". And it is a "volumed", "timed"
and "measurable" world. But the Emr Alem is not so
that. It is constituted from some spiritual values, some pleasant spiritual
beings, which their existences have been notified in the sacred books. It is
not "volumed" and "timed". The knowledges of this spiritual
world can not be obtained with the methods, ways and techniques belonging to
the Material World. The knowledges belong to this world are obtained only by
means of the Heart. The key of this is "Faith". If
you approach to this situation with computer example, you can envision the
Faith as the password for reaching any programme. How you can not reach any
programme without a "password", also, you can not reach the
knowledges of the Spiritual World without "Faith".
# Everybody benefits from the divine world in the ratio of his
I had told that, the heart is an
imaginal arena where the knowledges of both worlds are represented. The
representation ratios of the knowledges of both worlds on this arena, depend on
Heart returns to life with Faith. A
heart without Faith is a dead heart from the spiritual perspective, that the
knowledges and images belonging to the Material World take the place there,
only. The persons possessing such dead heart (by losing their spiritual
values), that take place the displays only belonging to the Material World in
such hearts, is named as "heartless" or "unconscientious".
Such heartless persons can do every wickedness, due to thinking only his world
The revival of the Heart begins with
believing. When appeared a faith and love as little as mote for his God in a
person's heart, the password has been decoded and a passage has been opened to
"the spiritual world" in person's heart. After this, it begins to be
represented not only the knowledges belonging to the Material World, but also the
knowledges belonging to the Spiritual World, at the heart. Flowing these
knowledges to the Heart is in ratio of person's faith. As the knowledges
belonging to the Material World disturb the heart, the knowledges belonging to
the Spiritual World relax the heart and give serenity to the heart. For this
reason, the worldly persons, who possess a weak belief, are always uneasy,
anxious and flurried. As long as their heart are refreshed by increasing their
belief, an apparent relaxation is seen on these persons.
# The barricades in front of the Spiritual World?!..
The largest barricade in front of
obtaining the knowledges belonging to the Spiritual World, by seeing through
the heart window, are the representations belonging to the Material World,
situated in the heart. These are the curtains belonging to the Material World,
in front of the Spiritual World. If a human destroys one by one these
materialistic curtains in his heart, by restricting the desires and ambitions
of his ego, he gets possibility of seeing uncloudedly and clearly the things
belonging to the Spiritual World.
The destroying process of the
representations belonging to the Material World, which situated in the heart,
is named as "the cleaning of ego". The cleaning of
ego, means its extinction. Such a man getting rid of his egoism begins to
better understand every knowledge coming from his God. And he also knows better
his God. The way going to the true Faith passes from this cleaning.