Entering the City of Knowledge

"I am the city of Knowledge, and Ali is its door."

Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him)

Entering the realm of God requires the presence of a teacher who has been inwardly introduced to the seeker by God through His Light.

The Holy Qur’an (57:9) states:

"He is the One who sends to His servant manifest Signs, that He may lead you from the depths of darkness into the Light"

Amir al-Mo’menin Ali (peace be upon him) states:

"Faith is manifested in the heart as a ray of light, and as faith increases, the light spreads."

Every individual by being in harmony and equilibrium is capable of ascending from the lowest state of his existence, which is his physical level, to his most elevated state.

According to the teachings of the Oveyssi School of Sufism®, the human body is equipped with a built-in mechanism that facilitates the ascension of the human being to the most elevated state. It is equipped with 13 electromagnetic centers, whose function is vital to the well-being of individuals, as well as to their metaphysical and spiritual life. Molana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, the forty-first Master of the school, has referred to it as the "I", the "Source of Life in the Heart."

This source is the gateway to the human being’s spiritual realm, as it is the doorway to the heavenly kingdom of God.

"Search for truth in your heavenly double, at a third point in the heart, the point of union of the two worlds, one delicate and one harsh, between sleep and wakefulness. The source of life in the heart is the light of knowledge and certainty, and the very knowledge itself. And because it is all knowing, it is the source of all appearances and possibilities. It is the essence and the body of all things. Everything is brought to perfection by it."1

Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, the Master of the Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi® states:

"When the seeker experiences the reality of the Self, when he or she discovers the "I", the truth brings certainty as well as peace and tranquility to one's life. Certainty is the key word in the Arif’s teachings; knowledge leads to certainty".

1. Molana Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, Message from the Soul reprinted in The Mystery of Humanity: Tranquility and Survival (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996), 63-64.
2. Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, Theory "I": The Inner Dimension of Leadership (Riverside, CA: M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi Publications, 2002)