I read the following post on FB just then:
The importance of Shaykh sufi master, a mature murshid is not understood well. Sufism is a spiritual jourmey. A mature murshid Shaykh has experience of seeing everything and everyone as himself. This is a spiritual experience of truth not imaginary. This experience is because in truth there is no time and space. As such sufi shaykh looks and communicated with what is called “Ayni Sabita” This is the soul of one which is above the domain of heart. Sufi shaykh looks and interacts with this true self of his followers and feeds this soul like birds feed baby birds but the follower does not realize this. Connecting a true sufi master is everything in sufism.
My first reaction is that this is the perfect description of a clinical megalomaniac. What kind of a fucking lunatic projects himself onto a group of people and justifies what he does to them (good or bad) by claiming connection to one soul? Makes you question the motives behind the guy who programmed the “one soul” routine, huh?
But actually that’s a terribly western way of thinking about things – the Enlightenment and what followed has prejudiced us against the herd mentality, favoring individuation over the “one soul” routine (the routine set in place by His Satanic Majesty in order to con us into obedience).
Within the Sufic embodied tradition (like Asian martial arts), the master-discipline routine, and the one-soul/one-ummah routine were both part of a vital Islamic geo-political economics, from which this mysticism arose and then fed back very productively over centuries until recent times.
So of course what is written is true, within the soul of that economic system. A soul I have no connection to. Keep your soul to yourself, man!