Question: Is absent mindedness a disease of the spirit? If so how do we fight the disease?
Come to the Dergah. They Sheykh will be able to fix you that time. If you are absent minded, you are going to get washed up twenty-four hours. You are absent minded huh?
No one is ever so absent minded that they forget to go to the bathroom, or they forget to eat. No matter how absent minded, you are hungry and you eat. You need to go, you need to go. Why now you are absent minded about other things?
Oh, because it is not so important to you. In the Dergah, the Sheykh will make sure that it will become very important to you. He’ll knock you wall to wall. He will wash you up then that time you will understand why absent mindedness, being in ghaflat, one day, you may lose your faith. Because sheytan is always looking for when the weakest time is and he is going to steal your faith from you.
So yeah, wake up. Be with the Saliheen. If you are under the training of the Sheykh, then that time, submit to him. Sometimes he may not make sense, so what? You think you are following a doctor and everything that doctor is doing make sense to you? You don’t understand ninety-nine percent of what the doctor is saying, or what he’s doing. But you submit. That time, you will gain. Submit to a Spiritual Doctor, you will gain dunya and akhirat.
Hoja Lokman Efendi Hz, Khalifah of Shaykh Abdulkerim el Kibrisi (qs) * OSMANLI DERGAHI- New York
December 6, 2014