We all carry around these delusions about ourselves: "I can't be happy," "I'm worthless," "I'm hopeless..." These are all delusions caused by things we experience. Even our conception of God, the almighty himself, is a delusion. God is not just somewhere, someplace. God is within, God is a state of mind. The opposite of the godlike state of mind, better known as Cosmic-consciousness, is the devilish state of mind. This state of mind is fueled by what is known to the Sufi's as the "Nafs," the Ego. When our ego kicks in we begin to think all these insane things such as "I'm better or I'm worse," "I'm something or I'm nothing." It's the game of black and white, it's "us" versus "them." It's life. We need to listen to the sounds of life as one listens to music.
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