Divine consciousness and dualistic consciousness

Excerpts from the improvised conference of Sheikh Aly N’Daw, 30 December 2012, Pout, Senegal 

For change to come, it is essential that we really grasp the divine principle of creation - which is, the principle of “the couple.” This means that everything is made up of both the di­vine consciousness and the dualistic consciousness. However, if we are in the dualistic consciousness, we perceive these two states as being contraries or exact opposites of each other. On the other hand, if we are in divine consciousness, we recognise them as forming a couple. Our consciousness awakens when we become aware that both these states of consciousness make one.

All the Prophets (pbut) came to show mankind that the awakening of consciousness is found in this principle of the couple. “Likewise, we set for every messenger an enemy, evil ones from among men and Jinns, inspiring each other with flowery speeches that just deceive. If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it. So leave them alone with their inventions.” (Quran 6, 113)

The forbidden arouses curiosity and all that arouses curiosity can lead to disobedience. All that conduces to disobedience leads one to listen to the heart in particular. And as a result, we have achieved an experience out of it. Yet today we have adopted a form of education in which definitions are all that matter instead of these two realities. So it’s very important to consider these two aspects in education - the divine consciousness and dualism. So much so, that we can neither criticise nor condemn a person because we must use experience to discover our perceived inner nature thanks to divine consciousness. The teachings of the Prophets (pbut) were always based on the dualistic consciousness in order to make people understand the characteristics found in divine consciousness. This is education.

The entire conference is available in the book “The Awakening of Consciousness