June 7, 2012
by FinerMinds Team, www.finerminds.com
“God, Allah, Spirit, Supreme Reality, or whatever you wish to call the Source of Being is meant to be experienced, not through the sometimes torturous eye of mind, but through the eye of contemplation.” –Amir A. Nasr
FinerMinds Editor and co-founder of Mindvalley Arabic, Amir A. Nasr, has come up with a new book and coming-of-age story that deals precisely with this subject in a very raw way.
Here’s a short, wonderful excerpt:
“I understood that my Beloved cannot and should not be reduced to text. God, Allah, Spirit, Supreme Reality, or whatever you wish to call the Source of Being is meant to be experienced, not through the sometimes torturous eye of mind, but through the eye of contemplation. The eye of spirit, and all its available tools and systematic injunctions—zikr, vipassana, koans—from the various wisdom traditions. Yes, God (or again, “God” if you wish) is meant to be experienced, because in the words of Morpheous, “No one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.”
Watch this 3-minute trailer to learn more about My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind–and Doubt Freed My Soul, the provocative and insightful book that Foreign Policy magazine has called one of the top 25 books to read in 2013, and share your thoughts below.