Rahman. This divine wisdom is innately contained within the human being like a seed. This rule therefore becomes of interest to those on a spiritual journey; as one begins to increasingly recognize and appreciate how to become more eligible to receive such bounty and to then develop this received mercy within his or her own being. When one strives to actualize this potential and to take care of this seed with proper practice and self-understanding, one can ultimately live in continuous accordance with the plan of his or her Creator. By being in closer connection and communication with Rahmat, one experiences becoming more self-aware of oneâ€™s essential, divine nature and is increasingly appreciative of the divine qualities developing within his or her being.
Salma Arastu was born in Rajasthan, India. She has been painting for 30 years since graduating with a Masters degree in Fine Arts from MS University in Baroda, India. She embraced Islam through her marriage. www.SalmaArastu.com Sarah Hastings Mullin, Ph.D is a member of the International Association of Sufism. She recently graduated from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto. She is a psychological assistant in Berkeley, gaining hours toward licensure. She works specifically with young adults, couples and with families after divorce. Sarah also holds a first-degree black belt in Aikido.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 1