An Interview With The Founder of Jazz-Fusion In Jordan Omar Faqir
In the case of selfwriting, we might also see it as a more active literary technique for South Asia texts that meet or fail to meet a predetermined standard (either. The first thing Faqir did was drive them to his home, to meet his family, and offer them dinner. There were seven, including Faqir, living beneath one roof in a. For me Baba Faqir Chand is a tremendous important Master. I did not have the good luck to meet him - he left the body I But I have heard his words and.
And very often the Tom, Dick and Harry-Avatars begins to believe what the participants of the course believes about them.
Well it is a very tempting and sweet thought to be powerfully better than others. A thought reality is thus created and amplified in a collective field of meditation. As the great Poonjaji has put it: You are a lion dreaming that you are a sheep. I can narrate following stories from my own meditation workshops around 25 years ago.
An very sweet and good hearted Indian man around 50 fell into a sort of trance at the end of the group-meditation session.
When he came back from the trance that lasted for around 30 minutes he said: What did you do to me? I am in total and absolute bliss! First you came into my head and from there you took me out in the vast Universe.
After enjoying infinite bliss here you took me down to earth and we were flying as levitated bodies to South India where we had the darshan of Satya Sai Baba.
And now we are back here again!Sarmad Fakir (22.9.12) index-art.infor) Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Ji Dhadrhian Wale.....
You are indeed a great Master! I told him - I am very happy for you - But I don't know anything about your experience apart from I was holding your hand when you were in the trance. This incident was by far was the most powerful spiritual opening he ever had. He is a devotee of Sataya Sai Baba. Often when he goes deep into meditation he get the vision of Sai Babas face. But since this incident now and then he will see my face in his meditations.
I had become his toy figure master. And there is tremendous money and power in being a toy figure master And at the same time he and you and me are all equally that Great Mysterious Power. No need of middle men, mediators, teachers, priests!! Just have the courage to feel and see what is your birth right and pray for a flock of fellow travelers to find you so that you together and in total democratic equality can amplify each others individual universal TRUTH!
He who thinks himself different from the Guru is in duality. Therefore, I lay stress time and time again on this fact that if you remain attached to the physical existence of any Guru, you shall not get liberation. Our mind is within and our thoughts are also within. The questioner within is the disciple, and he who answers within is the Guru. When we asked the ambitious musician on his opinion about the genre going mainstream, he explains: Movements like the British jazz explosion slowly but surely transformed the music Faqir is passionate about, and some even state that nowadays the rulebook for jazz music has already been rewritten.
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Faqir believes that his genre has always been open for new experiences, which is in fact what makes it unique and popular to him.
Experimenting with music is a serious and risky move because it is written for people to experience. We need to make sure that new initiatives improve the taste of jazz and keep high respect and appreciation of its origin and pioneers. Rules of this genre should not be changed but we can still extract our own rules form them while keeping the original ones safe.
Looking back on the past three decades of his work, the ardent composer points out three outstanding moments of his career. In additions to these four groupings, the Sain now form a distinct grouping, and are no longer considered as Faqirs, while the Jogi Faqiras a community of Muslim Rajputs also consider themselves distinct from the larger Faqir community. They are distributed all over Gujaratand many now live in settlements around tombs of famous Sufi saints.
Faqir Baba - the meditation Master
Some are employed as caretakers at the various shrines. The Faqir speak Gujaratiwith many now understanding Urdu. They are further divided into two groupings, the Ba-shara, who follow the rules of Islamand Be-shara, who do not follow the shariat. Many of the Be-shara lead a nomadic existence. In Rohilkhandand in particular in Bareilly Districtthe community were and are large zamindars.
They live throughout Uttar Pradeshand speak Urduas well as local dialects of Hindisuch as Khari boli and Awadhi. Most Faqir live in multi-caste and multi-religious villages, although they occupy their own quarters.
Each sub-division has its own caste council, which deals with and resolves any intra community problem. Like other Uttar Pradesh Muslimsthey are strictly endogamous.
While the Chishti intermarry with the Rifai and Pakhiya, but not with the Qalandari.