Friday, September 11, 2009

Sufism & Cloud 9

Now this one is a bit dark. I must make it perfectly clear that I am not talking about alcohol in this post. The word 'drugs' refers to those stimulants that make you go high but you don't lose your sense of right or wrong!!!!

I was asked a few days ago by a friend about the difference between malangs & drug addicts. Do people enter the realm of spirituality once they go high? Does cloud 9 exist in the road map of spirituality? I being the family protected always present in the class kind of geek told him that I had never gone high. Unfortunately I haven't also been able to enter the realms of spirituality. All I know are experiences of other people which is a pathetic thing. Nonetheless I told him what I understand. The whole point of malangi is to let go of the voice of ego inside you which in turn dictates your brain. In essence, you have to part ways with your brain & open your heart to the feeling of your true self. For this purpose, people use various methods such as meditation, yoga & music. None of these methods are injurious to our health. Drugs on the other hand are a totally different matter. I believe from what I have observed is that people who are high feel the same way as the malang does. Things become clearer without using your mind. And people do get the chance to delve into their inner selves rather easily. However, the doctors of course tell us that this is not a healthy practice. I guess it all comes down to how much you value your life? How much are you fed up with the daily grind of your life? How pathetic you think your life is? How much do you value this experience of mindlessness?