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Reaching Out –
Exploring Beyond the Senses
https://middlepathofmoderation.wordpress.com/

‘Wait a minute… don’t make me open my mouth and wave my wand’, was my response, when the war on Islam  washed up on the exquisitely  beautiful, yet, filthy shores of the land of my birth  – Paradise Island – Sri Lanka.
Swine cast before the Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Trash washed up.

View Sri Lanka through the eyes of Duran Duran

Save a Prayer

Wake Up Sri Lanka

This was seriously dangerous trash.
operation 969 sri lankaA poisonous, ruthless, monolithic monster had leaped out of the carved stone with finicky tastes and ravenous appetite:
It salivated at the succulent tender flesh of Muslims:
Those who isolate Allah alone for worship.
It liked me.
Yikes…
Eek!

The Gog and Magog – Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj – Death Eaters had arrived.
Tom Riddle alias Lord Voldemort – the Antichrist Dajjal – was on his way.

OMG – I WAS Harry Potter!
I had the heritage:
I had pottered with all sorts of things…
I came from the land of Adam’s Peak!
I had the Celestine Prophecy
I had the biography.
I couldn’t avoid it.

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

I had the scar of the childhood hex, thanks to my family.
I was the mystical Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – Stone Free, Manic Depression, in a Purple Haze, but Hey Joe, there was a Red House on the yonder – where my baby stayed…

I was experienced.

I was a Punk:

Enter Maha Sona the Punk 16-yearsI was the Deep Purple Child in Time:
I knew the Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven.
I was Leonard Cohen – Suzanne.

I was the Best Creative Head Hairdresser of the Year – the Cutting Crew barber of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
I knew barbershop harmony.
I was Cat Stevens – Yusuf Islam – Sitting and singing Where Are You, Peace Train – in Kathmandu…

In the Garden of Gethsemane,
I was the definition of genius:
1% inspiration
99% perspiration –
I was Jesus!
Jesus Christ Superstar – as the Andrew Lyod Webber opera had taught me;
I was Cassias Clay – Muhammad Ali
Simon and Garfunkle – The Boxer…
The famous Bridge Over troubled Waters – as love gave birth to me…

I was Bruce Lee – as my father had taught me.
Red Hot Chillie Pepper – as my mother, described me.

Muhammad Ali – Black Superman Song

I was Ishmaeel – the answer to (my great-grandfather’s) prayer – as my noble grandma had reminded me.
My father had sacrificed me to God and my life had been spared – to serve a higher purpose:
I was Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
the unlettered bard –  the ummi!
I had to rise like a prophet –
as my eldest brother had noted, with dark irritation towards me…
and shine like a Grand Vizier, as he’d quip, when his mood was bright and chirpy.

I was the curse
born after the eclipse baby
– the middle child –
my other brother.
I was the youngest,
the holy ghost
of the Barnes sibling trinity!

So bless my soul,
I was Spooky –
as friends and colleagues identified me.

In the Interview with the Vampire; I was the ghost of Cathy haunting Heathcliff –
in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights classic:
I am Heathcliff.
You’ll have to wait weight
Hajiani Sara – Prophet Abraham’ first wife –
mother of the Christian branch!

I am the enlightened one –
the golden (child)
– Sona
One of Sri Lanka’s Ten Giants – the legendary hero devil
Maha Sona.

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The sack ghost phantom of lore – the fabled gonibilla.

My ship had arrived – I was in the Tri-wizard Tournament – Armageddon
OMG war!
Outcome: the wand
Bismillah,
In the name of God,
it was my turn to lead solo!

Outcome: the guitar
serenade the event, Santana,
Oya Como Wa

Easy, Lional Ritchie:
Enter the Dragon:
Be like water, Bruce Lee –
God, is your friend.

I was an element bending avatar – the bloodbending  Avatar Maha Sona  – a most dreadful thing!

Avatar Maha Sona
I was the big mouth Sona, t
he proverbial Cacofonix – The Unlettered BardReaching Out
with musical string…

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I had a song to sing.

I was indeed,
in deed –
the most unwanted
wanted thing.

‘Believe in the unseen to see’ – Sona-ism

The weblog  Reaching Out is a five-month-old baby, with three-month-old younger sibling,
The Unlettered Bard

Thank You

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You, dear reader are not a statistic to me, but a real, living, breathing, human being – with thoughts and feelings.
My sincere thanks to each and every one of you – need I say why?
Lovely people; for caring enough to share this very personal journey with me.

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I opened the door to my heart and soul on the internet, and YOU walked in.
Of course, you are very special to me.
I can’t help it –

I’ll Have To Say I Love You

Enjoy the song!

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In Another World …

On Casual Terms with Bruce Lee

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What can I say to the great man who was my childhood hero?

I say ‘Os, master and beloved teacher…you were true, so I remained true.’ I would say it with the hint of a knowing, slightly foolish blush…

You pointed at the truth and the importance of excellence and high quality during my formative years, and tuned my psyche for the reception that was to come…

Let the music tell you how. Listen and read on

The tuning was done. I had to take it from there.

How and why did I figure out (with absolute certainty) that Bruce Lee was a physical demonstration of how to deal with matters of the metaphysical world?

I looked for and found the mind behind the movie-star.

With all due respect to his family, sure, I spent time ogling his spectacular sexy body and dashing good looks…

He certainly attracted me with both eyes… and a wink…

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I liked the eye he winked.

It alluringly said, ‘Follow me into the dark alley. I’ll show you mine, if you’ll show me yours.’

He drew sensuously and then slapped the truth into you, mercifully, mercilessly.
You are the last dragon.

The truth never fails to look conspicuously ridiculous wrapped. Like covering poo with a hat…

For as long as I remember, I was acutely conscience and mesmerized by the metaphysical realm within me. I speedily learnt where fairytales ended and reality began. That’s where I lived during my childhood. That’s where I live today. There were no children in the neighbourhood to play with. Those at school were at best, boring.

I was Alice in Wonderland…

I began pondering the difference between aloneness and loneliness when I became aware of the metaphysical world.

Through this world Allah communicates with us via the medium of the angel Mulhim (ilham). Angels are made of Allah’s Light. It is also the same world of the Jinn. We become aware of our Shaitan Qarin Jinnee. It’s a terrifying world and yet, the most comforting. It’s indeed a magical world – you can actually change things at will – through the simple medium of decisive choice – like saying ‘be’ and it is…

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A karate chop through bricks… the magic power of mind over matter.

It is a beautiful dimension in time where years of ailing heal within split seconds, and yet it still feels like you’ve been there for ages…

Learning the magic words is to learn how Allah programmed it.
Waving the wand is knowing why…

The metaphysical world also has a landscape – it is full of cemeteries of loved ones – fast asleep in their graves… Ghosts are not ghosts, but a ‘tangible,’ intangible reality of the metaphysical world…

Sometimes the inhabitants of the graves push their way through to the surface – gasping for air – make a loud statement and then vanish back into the physical world, leaving you to go – oops that must have hurt…

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You view the whole scene with both eyes with sparkling clean vision.
Purity in the innocence of childhood…?

Walk stoned through the house of horror…
I loved school carnivals because of the house of horror stall.

As an adult, returning to the wonderful realm of the metaphysical world, to realize that the whole thing about life is death, isn’t easy. Preparing for the next stage – the grave. And most importantly, the consequent final stage – Judgement Day and finally the Bridge over Hellfire (Jahannam) leading to Paradise (Jannah)…

Jahannam is a carnivorous creature of Allah that consumes man and Jinn.

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Is Fluffy, Allah’s watchdog?

I see the poetry: Jahannam is the smoldering  moat beneath Paradise (Jannah)…

Allah is above all creation. Allah does not dwell within creation. Allah is self-sufficient. Jannah and Jahannam are creations wherein creation must eternally reside in another dimension of space and time.

Allah is beyond creature comprehension – simply because only Allah is not created.

To those seeking comprehension of this, I say be realistic and know where to get off, lest you invite insanity, pondering what cannot be pondered. We do not possess the fundamental capacity to ponder it, because we don’t have the all important component of being not-created. You will never have that proof of evidence. Allah will reveal Himself to you, and yet remain forever veiled before mesmerized, swooning eyes…

Is Paradise really paradise and the Hellfire actually hell?
Is Hellfire the only answer to those who wanted Allah unveiled?
Is Paradise for those who are content with secondary evidence and therefore nearer to the Truth – Al-Haq – Allah?

Is it hell to know, or not know?

Is ignorance bliss?

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I dive into deep, dark waters illuminated by the Light of Allah… But wait a minute… what’s talk about God doing in a Bruce Lee story…?

All point to the moon to view the heavenly glory, isn’t it?

What does it mean?

The lessons are varied and numerous. Take the metaphor in viewing the light of the sun through the moon (secondary evidence).

You can only view God through both eyes, and that too from behind a veil.

What is Islamic Spirituality (Ihsan)?

Islam is a religion (way) of pointing – of uniting and facing one direction and then pointing together at the declaration of the oneness of God…

It is to perceive Allah as if you see Allah, although you do not see Allah, with the knowledge that Allah sees you.
So rise up through excellence.

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Bruce Lee – Unleash The Last Dragon

Join Bruce Lee
Fight falsehood

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Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes

Fear

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My fear is over.
It already happened.
Get over it.
Wake up.
Conquer the vampire within.

May Allah make it easy for all of us.

In addition to the poem Forbidden Fruit Punch, I drew a picture too yesterday:

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Seeing Stars Opening Both Eyes
– Sona –
21 September 2013

When you untwist the tangled rope, you are left with just the rope.
You can use it to hang yourself, or escape.
The choice is always yours.

Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes

Divide and Conquer

A sheep no more puts it very simply here:

Common Ground

Islam is the only way of life (religion) that makes acceptance of all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah an article of faith.

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It unites people from all religions and philosophies on a very down-to-earth basis…

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Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes

That Awkward Moment

When you realize

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“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.
Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.
Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.”

[Qur’an 49:13]

“Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,
And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].
Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.”
[Qur’an 2:3-5]

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What’s Going On?

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Transfixed Rabbits

We’re in the thick of the End Times – on the brink of the prophesied mega nuclear/biological war – Al-Malhama – Armageddon, prophesied by our learned forefathers across the world from every civilisation. The writing has been on the wall, literally, from the very beginning.

So now we’re here. Get real – wake up – this is the real shit happening right before your freaking eyes. But wait a minute… what are these blank faces I see…?

Why do people look so strange, yet vaguely familiar – like distant memories floating before my eyes? I stay indoors most of the time, but when I go to the market I go on an observation tour – to keep updated on what’s going on in the material world as I continue to live through mine and observe the events unfolding before my spiritual eyes.

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The bile rises. People of the material world look like living reflections of my zombie past… Maasha Allah, I have no difficulty stripping them of their manicured facades to view beautiful souls trapped within egos suffering from ignorance and misguidance…

While the spectre of the inevitable Al-Malhama looms up on us… I see transfixed rabbits in denial, without a clue as to what is really going on or what should be done about it. Helpless. They all wear different masks. Oh, but they all know deep within  that something’s up…

There’s something off about these times…

This is the age of knowledge, where information is freely available at the press of a few buttons; yet…

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What a mysterious paradox. How come?

People have been hardwired to reject the alien/stranger as something dangerous and harmful, due to the collective herd mentality programming. The masses have been brainwashed and conditioned to be selective about knowledge.

Mass Hypnotism

The Arrivals pt.2 (mind control feat. George Carlin)

Satan (Iblese) the manipulator knows the Power of Allah’s Speech, the Qur’an – so now they’ve introduced suggestions to burn it. But Allah’s promise is true. Of course Allah is protecting the Qur’an. It’s His Final Speech to Mankind and Jinn, He HAS to protect it.

 “To thee (Muhammad) We sent the scripture (Qur’an) in truth confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety.” (Qur’an 2:97)

Whilst Al-Malhama – Armageddon, rages, I perceive Allah Most High making His Speech gracefully ring forth louder and louder to crescendo, bugle included, so none can miss the attention to detail – until it drowns out all noise and everything ceases to exist…

That’s Allah blowing the fuse.

And in that ‘silence’ Allah poetically Speaks to Himself and answers His own question:  ‘Now, Who is The Lord of all the worlds?’ And Allah replies: ‘He is Allah and there is none worthy of worship but Him… and He Mercifully sent Messenger after Messenger to every corner of the earth to remind Mankind and Jinn about this vital matter of utmost importance.

If Allah Wills to purify gold, it is His to do or not do. Mine to go willingly, or unwillingly. Denial wont alter the basic fact that we are fallible beings dependent on the infallible.

Allah will then bring everything back into existence through His Mercy and all of creation will be raised to stand in answer before their Lord, about this tiny little small matter, which is in fact the mightiest matter – the difference between the Creator and creation. Judgement Day begins. It’s the perfect drama, as Shakespeare duly observed.

George Galloway: Dogs of War Slaver over Syria, Powder keg for Disaster

So what’s really going on?

Are we at the end of the world, or the end of history?

” …. And We have sent down to thee (O Muhammad) the Book (i.e., the Qur’an) which explains all things…”
(Qur’an 16:89)

Listen to my Sheikh, Imran Nasr Hossein:

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Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes

 

The Barred Cacofonix

Singing the Praises of God…

The Bard Cacofonix

The Bard Cacofonix

No kidding, that’s exactly what I’m doing!

Is it … fear?

Yes…

Nelson Mandela said: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Fear, unlike, hope and love, has the unique capacity to provide mankind with the fight or flight adrenaline rush – necessary to attain maximum propulsion and lift…

Timing; employ fear to love with hope…

Use the natural environment to your advantage: be wise; be selfish; be optimist; be opportunist… be Martial Arts artist.

Bruce Lee said ‘Be like water…’ Water can take the shape of its surroundings without losing its essence.

Maha Sona Dragon Dance

A dragon’s fear is fire. It takes flight spewing fire – like a rocket – straight into the clouds… where it flies for a while until it finds safe ground to land… A tame dragon is a wonderful friend to have around. Like Harry Potter demonstrated, it can be ridden to safety.

Like Rod Stewart – Sailing

Mastering the dragon means taming the dragon, and that takes discipline. Appreciating, accepting and respecting the dragon. Having hope and love for it even as you fear it – George Benson – Greatest Love of All; Avatar Aang’s experience with the Dragon Masters.

The point being, learn firebending only after mastering air, water and earth, or else, you will get burned. Elementary Dr Watson.

Dialogue between Avatar Aang and the Deserter, Master Jeong Jeong:

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Jeong Jeong: Get out.

Aang: Master, I need to learn firebending.

Jeong Jeong: Only a fool seeks his own destruction.

Aang: I’m the Avatar. It’s my destiny to…

Jeong Jeong: Destiny? What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives its whole life in this river, does he know the river’s destiny? No! Only that it runs on and on out of his control, he may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end, he cannot imagine the ocean.

Aang: But it’s the Avatar’s duty to master all of the bending disciplines

Jeong Jeong: To master the bending disciplines you must first master discipline itself. But you have no interest in this, so I have no interest in you! Now, get out.

Aang: Please, I have to learn. This could be my only chance

Jeong Jeong: Are you deaf? How can I teach you if you refuse to listen? Before learning firebending you must learn water and earth. Water is cool and soothing, earth is steady and stable, but fire… Fire is alive, it breathes, it grows. Without the bender, a rock will not throw itself, but fire will spread and destroy everything in its path if one does not have the will to control it, THAT is its destiny! You are not ready! You are too weak!

Jeong Jeong: I had a pupil once who had no interest in learning discipline. He was only concerned with the power of fire. How he could use it to destroy his opponents and wipe out the obstacles in his path. But fire is a horrible burden to bear. Its nature is to consume and without control, it destroys everything around it. Learn restraint or risk destroying yourself and everything you love.

Understanding ‘who’ we are is understanding the what, where, why and how we are… the material elements involved as well as the spirit of the matter.

It’s about learning to separate the bull from the shit, as my good friend, (late) Professor, Sir Anton Jayasuriya aptly phrased it.

Tightrope Walking 

Hearing ‘voices’ in the head isn’t insanity. That’s awareness. How we react to those voices is where we get to choose truth or falsehood; faith or doubt; sanity or insanity.

The Gautama Buddha defined insanity as those with fluctuating thoughts; mental instability.

The ability to clearly identify the silver thread of light – the fleeting moment of dawn – required by every Muslim in order to perform the Morning Prayer, Fajr, empowers one with the ability to likewise define the fine line between the darkness and light that resides within each individual…

Recognizing the ‘whisper’ of your angel Mulhim and the ‘whisper’ of your Satan Qarin Jinnee, in all its imposing forms – as a powerful Ifreet Jinnee, a disturbing Waswas Jinnee, and a variety of other remarkable characters, or when it comes to you as good old Voldermort, Firelord Iblees, the Leader of the Jinn.

The Middle Path is the fine line of the tightrope walker. The place where you sit and contemplate the two arguments placed before you and come to just judgement, based on knowledge and experience having contemplated suffering and the cessation of suffering, with wisdom and compassion. It’s an exercise that cannot be excluded from anyone’s life. It’s a fundamental that everybody owes themselves. It’s the least you can do for yourself.

Those who are directed by printed calendars and mechanical alarms, end up churning out a mechanical way of life. Like robots in factories – blind, without insight.

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Raising the spirit in the clay man

When you strip the meditative aspects out of the way of life (deen), you strip the heart and soul of the matter – like sucking oysters – and leave just the empty shell.

The war on Islam is an oyster-sucking war, that seeks to suck the spirit out of Islam and proudly uphold its conquered shell. Suck the spirit out of man, that is.

Protestant Islam. Satan’s game.

The attack on the Buddha woke me up from the self-induced detachment stupor that the prolonged war on Islam  necessitated, for survival…The bloodsuckers had reached the shores of my island paradise. What better way to destroy Islam and Buddhism in go, than to pit them together using the ignorant and the insane.

Fear of God, is to fear Allah for giving us the power of choice – to have full control over our destiny. Appreciating the magnitude of this state of affairs is no small task.

It’s scary! What an irresponsible thing for God The Merciful – Allah forbid, na oodhu billah – to do! But Allah, says, ‘Come on, you can do it – let Me see you try a little bit harder now, that’s the way…’

That’s what gives it that dimension of hope, so how can you not love Allah?

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Fulliautomatix hammer design

Biff the bard all you want.

The song will never cease…

How can you deny the Oneness of Allah, Allah is Greater – Allahu Akbar?

God’s Spirit resides within clay man.

It’s the song of the soul – you can’t deny it, It’s the song of the heart – you can feel it… It’s the song in your actions – you’d better believe it(now)!

What’s grander in simple beauty, than man singing the praises of his Lord?

Listen to Rod Stewart 

Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes