Seattle Unity Sunday Sermon Video 01-13-2019—”Reflections”

Imam Jamal Rahman’s Sunday Sermon
“Reflections on Sacred Stories and Poetry”

Sunday Service Video January 13th, 2019—“Reflections on Sacred Stories and Poetry”—Here is the link and player to Imam Jamal Rahman’s Sunday sermon of 01-13-2019.

In his “Reflections on Sacred Stories and Poetry” sermon, Imam Jamal Rahman shares several stories from a variety of spiritual traditions, and key insights‚ emphasizing…(see more below)

Plus Dayna Cole offers a reading of Sufi Insights

Dayna Cole offers her reading of Sufi Insights—from Imam Jamal Rahman

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Imam Jamal Rahman’s Sunday Sermon—”Reflections on Sacred Stories and Poetry”

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Sermon Summary

Title:The Sacred Joy of Inner Work”

http://seattleunity.org — Imam Jamal Rahman offers his sermon at Seattle Unity on January 13th, 2019 titled “Reflections on Sacred Stories and Poetry.” He shares several stories from a variety of spiritual traditions, and key insights‚ emphasizing profound inner discoveries on the quest towards spiritual development. These time-honored sacred stories and poetry offer transformational shifts in thinking and action by the act of pondering them in the silence of inner contemplation.

Quotations related to this sermon by Imam Jamal Rahman:

“Profound truths are sometimes best expressed through a simple story of illuminating verse.”

“The ancients say that a precious gold coin is often recovered with the help of a penny candle.”

Dayna Cole offers her reading of Sufi Insights from Imam Jamal Rahman

Sufi Insights
from Imam Jamal Rahman

Sufi teachers make prolific use of the technique of combining teaching stories and sacred verses and asking the student to meditate on them. Hopefully, a fresh insight will emerge.

“Hal” in Sufism is a condition, mood or receptivity in one’s being that stems from an insight that arises in one’s heart.

“Maqam” is a station attained by the continuous process of reflecting on and living the higher awareness gained by the insight. Through this experiential process, something shifts within and one evolves into a higher station.

Sufi teachers describe the higher station as follows:

“Once the blush of the Beloved graces you,
there is no going back to becoming a green apple.”

Link to the reading:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/reading-20190113.pdf

The flyer for this service is here:

https://seattleunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/oos-20190113.pdf

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