One Islamic Perspective

It is Christmas evening, 2009 and here I am contemplating more about the themes of this blog and finding a growing awareness of the evolution toward unity consciousness which I believe characterizes the times in which we live.

Here’s a few good web sites to review in this regard:

Sufi Islam
http://www.beshara.org/school/lectures/pyiangou.html

Jewish Mystical Tradition
http://www.innerfrontier.org/Practices/TikkunOlam.htm

Tibetan Buddhist-Shambhala Warrior
http://www.livingearthgatherings.org/shambala.html

Christian-The Millenium & the return of Christ
http://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/mill.cfm

Hindu-Epoch of Kali Yuga, or the end times of decay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Yuga
http://www.mother-god.com/kali-yuga.html

I am particularly impressed with an article, The Globalisation of Consciousness, by Peter Yiangou, an architect in the UK, who gave a talk on at Berkeley in 2007 starting with the Sufi mystic Ibn Arabi’s contribution regarding unity to the understanding of our times.  He concludes “Our generation faces the choice consciously to participate in the preparation for what is to come next, allowing our descendants to be present for a possibility which we can barely imagine – the globalisation of consciousness when both unity and diversity, spirit and body, are celebrated in a single vision by the many as the One, and the One as the many.” Yiangou gives us a rare and valuable historical perspective on the meaning and great import of our times which I find both inspiring and enlightening.

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