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Spiritual Letter 28 - Original Version                          About Spiritual Letter 28
Title: "The Wisdom of Truth Must Become The Action of Truth", Date: August 1, 2002
Written by: Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler)
Written to: Asma'el Muhaiyaddeen (Rick Hacket)

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim.  In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Al-salam 'alaykum wa-rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu kulluhu. May all the peace, the beneficence, and the blessing of God be upon us all.

My love you (anbu), my dearest brothers and sisters  - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler)

1. Introduction And Opening Prayer - O our Father, our Shaikh, our Guru, we
          need Your love, please, please, please destroy us and reveal You

Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim.  In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.  Al-salam 'alaykum, my dearest brother Asma'el Muhaiyaddeen
(Rick Hacket) - Shaikh Muhaiyaddeen (Louie Beutler).

This letter completes the 5 letters that have been written to you over the last month, from the heart of this child, in response to your last letter to this child.  That is,

          1)  Spiritual Letter 24 - Stop Talking About Being Good, And Instead Become
          2)  Spiritual Letter 25 - The Child of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Is Not Us, But Is
                    Within Us
          3)  Spiritual Letter 26 - The Three Testaments of God
          4)  Spiritual Letter 27 - The Three Judgments of God
          5)  Spiritual Letter 28 - The Wisdom of Truth Must Become The Action of Truth
                    (which is this letter)

What a wonder is this God of ours, and the gift of God for this age, which is the life and teaching of our Father, Shaikh Muhammad Rahim Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with Him), for the Children of God for this age, which are the Children of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (may God be pleased with each of Us), which is everyone living in this age.

And the incredible adventure reflected in these 5 letters, the adventure of sitting on the lap of God as Bawa teaches us "what we do not know", all started with the following prayer, in Spiritual Letter 24.

          "O our Father, our Shaikh, our Guru, we need Your love,
          Please, Please, Please Destroy us and reveal You."

          "Destroy us as separate from You and You as separate from us,
          And reveal us as One with You and You as One with us."

          "Destroy the life of separation and differences that You have given us,
          And reveal the life of Oneness and Unity, of Justice and Truth,
          and of Compassion and Unity that You have also given us."

          "Amen, Amen, Ya Rabil Alameen.
          Amen, Amen, Ya Rahman Alameen.
          Amen, Amen, Ya Rahim Alameen.
          Al-hamdu lillah, Allahu Akbar."

2.  The Right Path, The Wisdom of Truth, Must Become The Action of Truth  -
          this is the path that we must join with our Shaikh to walk, nothing else, not by
          just talking about truth, but by acting upon the truth, upon the truth that we have
          learned from the Shaikh, by bringing truth into action, by bringing our Shaikh into
          action, by bring our Shaikh into life within us, by stepping back in each thing that
          comes in front of us, and by calling our Shaikh into action within us, by inviting
          Him into action within us, in everything that we say and do

His Holiness teaches us about this wisdom point in the beautiful children's book, "Come To The Secret Garden", and also through the following quotation of the month for the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship Calendar, for July 1991, from this same book, as follows:

--------- beginning of quotation from Bawa Muhaiyaddeen ----------

My grandchildren, the right path is truth, the wisdom of truth.  This is not something that we can just talk about, we must bring it into action.

Talking about something is one thing, but doing it is another.  You have to act upon the truth.  Nothing will happen just from talking, whether the words come from you or from a man of wisdom.

In the same way that the ink from your pen sticks to a piece of paper, your actions must stick to your words.  (In this way, your actions and your words must become One.  Only then will your words of truth, that you have learned from your Shaikh, be of any value, of any value to you and to those around you).

Learn only that which can never be erased.  Do not bother to learn anything that can be erased.  That kind of learning is like writing on water.  You write, but a second later, it disappears, and there is no way of knowing what was written.  You will never be able to benefit from this kind of learning, and neither will anyone else.

What you learn must be firmly established and printed in a way that will stick.  (That is, the words of truth hidden within you by God, must first be revealed within you by your Shaikh, and then put into action within you by your Shaikh, through your realizing, understanding, accepting, and joining in partnership with your Shaikh within you, with the life and teaching of your Shaikh within you.  Only then will your learning be of any value). 

Only if you stay with the Shaikh will you be able to do this, (because only the Shaikh can reveal the words of the Shaikh, the words of truth within you, and bring them into action within you, transforming them into the wisdom of truth within you, into the right path of truth within you).

--------- end of quotation from Bawa Muhaiyaddeen ----------

In this way, my dearest loving brother Asma'el Muhaiyaddeen, we must go into the path of truth that was secretly and lovingly placed within each of us by God, before we came here, into this School of Contrasts, into this dunya within us, into this earth world within us, in order to experience the Sifat or form of the Creation of God, and transcend it by joining with our Shaikh within us, which in truth is the wisdom surrounding our soul, to reveal the Sirr or essence of the Creation of God within us.

Becoming in the process the form (Sifat), the grace or action (Qutb), and the power (Wilayah) of the Dhat of God within us, of the Triple Flame of God within us, revealing in this way True Man within the Creation of God within us, within the dunya or earth world within us, allowing True Man within us to reveal God within the Creation of True Man within us, within akhirah or the hereafter within us, and in this way, revealing the Oneness of God and True Man within us, which in truth is God.

(more to come)

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