THE CONCEPT OF LOCATION
What province are you in now? Istanbul? Can you be simultaneously in Ankara, too? Or in any other place on Earth? You can't can you?
The conception of perception in the human brain is interesting., For us humans the concept of location is interpreted as the coordinates of where we are. Whereas, the concept of location like that of time, changes according to personal perception.
While we are in a physical dimension, we can also spiritually be in another location and feel as if we are physically there. For instance, when we are asleep in bed, a dream may take you to a different location and make you think you are there. Actually, what you imagine are your aspirations.
‘Since we always perceive location in physical dimensions, we cannot visualize spiritual travel, called astral travel, which seems illogical to us. Whereas, our finding a fact illogical does not reject that there is such a fact.
The ascension event mentioned in the Holy Quran occurred beyond the concepts of time and location.
Glory to Him who took His votary to a wide and open land from the Sacred Mosque (at Makkah) to the distant Mosque whose precincts we have blessed, that We have blessed, that We may show him some of our signs. Verily, He is all hearing and all seeing. VERSE 1, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (BANI ISRA-IL) SURA 17
In Switzerland, at the Cern laboratories molecular transplantation experiments are being made to transfer matter on a molecular basis. Since, in live organisms it is an issue to unite a DNA series after it has been broken down, the procedure called radiation, has not been possible in living creatures.
The human body is only a means. This means is a cage in which bio-energy which we call spirit is imprisoned. This restricts the ability of the spirit. Our going from one location to another is closely related with time. For instance, walking from Istanbul to Ankara would take weeks. Whereas, by bus this travel is explained in hours. By plane, if we disregard the time fro taking off and landing, travel is measured in minutes.
He (then) said (to his courtiers): “O you nobles, is there any one who can bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?” A crafty jinn said: “ I will bring it before you rise from your seat, for I am strong and worthy.” VERSES 38-39, . VERSES 38-39, AN-NAML, SURA 27
Now think that you are in space. The concept of time has lost its meaning. Because you are no longer in the world, where time occurs. Whereas, the concept of location does not even lose its significance in space. Because, our location is within the system we call space. Our disassociating ourselves from location would only be possible by exiting the system. Being beyond the system is being beyond the emptiness we call space.
God Almighty is exempt from time and location. Because it is He who creates time and location. Therefore, His capacity is so great it cannot be accommodated by the system. To be beyond the system is important for the system to operate properly and perfectly.
All right, then what does "God is omnipotent," mean?
God created matter from energy and controls all the cells of matter. If you can control all the cells of matter, then you can control the matter formed by the cells. If you can control all the people a community comprises, then you can control that community. If we think of the human body as matter, God who controls every cell of our body, naturally, can control our body in entirety.
I place my trust in God who is my Lord and your Lord! There is no creature that moves on the earth who is not held by the fore-lock firmly by Him. Verily the way of my Lord is straight. VERSE 56, HOUD (HUD), SURA 11
The DNA molecules making up the structure of our cells, are under his control.
The color of your hair or eyes, whether you are tall or short and all such details are only components of a data base controlled by Him, fit into in a very small volume.
God Almighty is exempt form time and location, that is He is beyond the system but in liaison and control with and of all the cells of the system. This is what it means when we say God is omnipotent.
It was We who created man, and we know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: For We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein. Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and note them), one sitting on he right and one on the left. Not a word does he utter but there is a sentinel by him, ready (to note it). VERSES 16-17-18 QAF SURA 50
The system is entirely under his control. Because it is He who imposes the operational rules of the system. For instance, he determines in how many units of time the planet Earth will rotate and revolve, the coordinates it will approach and distance itself from the moon and sun. He sets the system’s rules. He rules the system.
Your god is only God. There is no other god but He. His knowledge extends over every thing.” VERSE 98, TA HA, SURA 20
In the material sense your location is only that determined by the coordinates of your body. Whereas, spiritually you may be in a very different location. This may happen in an awaken state as well in one of sleep.
Moreover, Sleep is a state where the spirit is partially free. That is, our spirit partially goes beyond our body but does not leave it. It is in liaison with the body. For this reason, we may say sleep is the brother of death.
And made your sleep for rest, VERSE 9,THE GREAT NEWS (NEBAA), SURA 78
Whereas, death is the complete freedom of the spirit, its emancipation. Its forsaking the body. This is why when a person dies, he cannot immediately understand that he has died since the spirit has completely left the body. Because travel has taken place from a material dimension to a spiritual one. The location has changed.
In order for a person to physically travel from one location to another, there must be a means of travel. Whereas our spirit does not need a means to travel.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
(AKIN ÖRSMEN 12.16.2005)
Showing the Way
*The Quranic verses are taken from Ahmed Ali’s translation,Al-Quran Princeteon University Press, fifth printing 1994.