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Parapsychology - Who Was Abu Yazid al-Bestami?


Abu Yazid al-Bestami (ca. 801–874) was a Muslim prophet who lived between the years of 801 and 874.

Notable Islamic mystic who created the Sufism ecstatic school.

He was born in the city of Bestam in northern Persia and was known as al-Bestami.

Hindu Vedanta is considered to have influenced his idea that the spiritual search may lead to total absorption and connection with deity.

His heterodoxy was disrespectful to orthodox Islam in this regard.

Starting with the Sufi notion of approaching god in the same way as a lover approaches his or her beloved, al-Bestami believed that love was a barrier in and of itself.

He abandoned traditional mosque worship, Mecca pilgrimages, and even mystical activities like austerity and meditation.

Al-Bestami was credited with a number of miracles.

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Hinduism - Who Was Raskhan?

 (late 16th c.) Saiyid Ibrahim was a poet-saint and Krishna follower (bhakta) who was born a Muslim, especially a Pathan (Afghan), and whose name may have been Saiyid Ibrahim.

Raskhan spent his early years in Delhi, when he was enamored by a lovely lad, according to leg end.

When the object of his emotions proved unattainable, he moved to Brindavan, the place where Krishna is claimed to have resided as a kid, and spent the remainder of his life using his devotion to Krishna to sublimate that desire.

The attraction of the cowherd ladies (gopis) to Krishna, ignited by Krishna's physical attractiveness and, notably, the mesmerizing sound of his flute, are the principal topics of his poetry.

Raskhan is a person who was born a Muslim but who utilized symbols and attitudes from Hindu culture in a real way.

The ras lila is the "circular dance" that Krishna and his followers (bhakta), the gopis, conduct on fall evenings on the Yamuna River, according to Krishna's legend.

Krishna provides a form of himself to each lady present in this dance, which is a symbol of divine contact, in order to persuade them that God is paying attention to her and her alone.

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