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Materials that can be helpful for Muraqaba
Author :Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi
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The purpose of Muraqaba is to activate the esoteric vision (Varood) within us. This can only be achieved by reducing or suspending the movements of eyeballs as much as possible. The less the eyeballs move the quicker it is to activate the esoteric vision. Keeping this rule in mind, the experts of Muraqaba recommend having a band or small towel wrapped around the eyes. The darker the color the better, black is usually the color of choice. When placing the towel around the eyes make sure to secure the eyeballs with it. This grip should be neither too light nor so tight that it would cause pain in the eyes. The point is to make eyeballs feel some pressure during the Muraqaba. With enough pressure, you can control the movement of the eyeballs. During this suspended state, the esoteric vision, which we can call the spiritual eyes, becomes functional.
To protect hearing from outside noises and to focus on the inner voices, experts recommend placing a soaked cotton ball, sprinkled with black pepper powder in the ears during the Muraqaba. Black pepper is a natural sound absorber, which also helps bring the inner voice up to the hearing level.
The added advantages of having a towel wrapped around the head to control the eyes and of the cotton balls are to reduce the environmental influences. However it is not a mandatory requirement; you can perform Muraqaba without the help of the above. When you are ready with the recommended help, you should then sit in a comfortable position and after closing the eye for a few moments, let the mind be free of any thoughts. Then move the focus to the central thought of Muraqaba and then begin your practice.
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