Kun and Aum: The Divine Word, The Vibration of The Cosmos
In the name of The God, The Most Gracious The Most Merciful.
I seek refuge in The God from Satan the rejected.
My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils; and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.
In Hinduism and Yoga, it is said that the cosmic vibration, the divine energy of the Cosmos, is the sacred syllable Aum, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om#In_Hinduism). In The Qur’an, God says that to have anything done He simple says, “be” and it is, (The Qur’an 2:117; 3:47; 6:73; 16:40; 19:35; 36:82; 40:68). The Arabic word for “be” that is used in The Qur’an in that case is “kun,” (pronounced like “coon” in “raccoon”). And so it is by a single profound, divine word – “kalimah” in Arabic means “word” – that God created and creates and will create all things.
God creates by His power of The Word, The Divine Kalimah of The Cosmos – that one which, as I have explained in my other article called “The Logos and Jesus,” became concentrated and manifested in the form of God’s prophet Jesus. God commands all things by His Word. This is why Jesus was allowed by God to have so much authority, that he could do such things as calm storms ( “That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” – Mark 4:35-39), expel demons (Mark 1:21-28), resurrect the dead (John 11:1-46), and even give life to what previously did not have it (The Qur’an 3:49-51), simply by the authority of word – on command!
I do not idolize ANYTHING besides God; all power belongs to God, and there is no power except in God.
I often chant the Word Kun when I meditate on God and on the name of God. I believe that God manifests much of His divine power and authority as the Word Kun, and that if I repeat this sacred Word of God, The Kalimah, that God will bless me and allow me greater influence and authority over reality in my own life. In fact, I have a personal meditation technique that I use where I contemplate something I want to come into being or something I want to be so, and I repeat The Kalimah, Kun. I do not believe this is a practice that God has commanded anyone to do, and I do not consider it to be a mandatory religious practice. This is based upon these principles I have learned from The Scriptures:
1) That God creates and commands all things with The Kalimah, Kun.
2) That all things exist as the thoughts of God. For if God chooses to forget something – to stop thinking about something – it ceases to exist. I know this because The Qur’an says that it is God alone Who holds reality together, so that it does not vanish (i.e. cease to exist – The Qur’an 35:41), and that on Resurrection Day God will forget the disbelievers, who will end up in Hell wherein they neither die nor stay alive (i.e. they cease to exist – The Qur’an 9:67; 32:14; and 14:16-17).
3) That it is by thought that God produces and maintains The Kalimah and all things that exist. You know as I’ve shown you that The Qur’an teaches that it is by The Kalimah, Kun, that God manifests His will, and you know that by thought and meditation God maintains the existence of His creations, such that if He chooses to forget some of them, the forgotten ones cease to exist, (they go to Hell; they are completely annihilated). So this makes this third principle completely evident and obvious. And of course, since The Qur’an says God created all things, you know that even The Kalimah was created by God. The Kalimah, Kun, is a word and a thought; even humans by God’s permission can create their own various kalimat (“kalimat” is the plural form of “kalimah”) by thinking them in their minds.
4) Humans have been given a certain mental faculty by God’s divine grace that allows us to tap into the divine authority and creative power of The Kalimah of God. Even other kalimat created by humans have been shown scientifically to have profound influence over reality, (http://myhealingkitchen.com/soul-food/can-water-be-affected-by-our-words/; also read “The Genie in your Genes,” by Dawson Church, which explains how thoughts affect your physical, mental and spiritual health). There is divine power naturally inherent even in human kalimat, which humans have always, knowingly or unknowingly, used to affect and manipulate reality. So I believe that words, and language, and The Word are divine tools that God has given for us to use.
The Qur’anic equivalent of the Hindu and Yogi syllable Aum, then, is Kun. Kun is The Word that was Jesus, and it is the divine vibration of the Cosmos. It is the divine creative and commanding force of reality. It is the divine word spoken by the holy voice of God. Praise be to The God, The Lord of the worlds!
Note that it is mentioned in 7 verses, and 7 in The Qur’an is the number of worlds and universes according to The Qur’an, and thus it seems to be the number representing the Cosmos. Additionally, the g.v. of the Arabic word “kun” is 70, or 1 x 2 x 5 x 7. To me, this is mathematical proof that Kun AlKalimah, “The Word ‘Be,'” is the real Cosmic Word, the ultimate vibration of the Seven Worlds because as I’ve shown, it’s g.v. is a multiple of 7; 7 mathematically stands for the universes, because there are 7 universes.
The Kalimah and Magic
Have you ever wondered whether any of those modern fictional stories with various kinds of magical characters, who would be able to affect reality magically by uttering special words or sets of words – incantations and such, ever had any historical bases? They do. Many modern fictional stories are largely influenced by ancient, traditional legends, and those legends often had historical influences. For example, here is where the phrase “abra cadabra” comes from:
“The first known mention of the word was in the third century AD in a book called Liber Medicinalis (sometimes known as De Medicina Praecepta Saluberrima) by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, physician to the Roman emperor Caracalla, who prescribed that malaria sufferers wear an amulet containing the word written in the form of a triangle:[ or similar to provide source details. from March 2011″>clarification needed]]]
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This, he explained, diminishes the hold over the patient of the spirit of the disease. Other Roman emperors, including Geta and Alexander Severus, were followers of the medical teachings of Serenus Sammonicus and may have used the incantation as well.
It was used as a magical formula by the Gnostics of the sect of Basilides in invoking the aid of beneficent spirits against disease and misfortune. It is found on Abraxas stones which were worn as amulets. Subsequently, its use spread beyond the Gnostics.
Probably derived either from Hebrew or Aramaic language “Avra Kadavrai” (אברא כדברי) meaning “I will create as my words”.
The Puritan minister Increase Mather dismissed the word as bereft of power. Daniel Defoe also wrote dismissively about Londoners who posted the word on their doorways to ward off sickness during the Great Plague of London. But Aleister Crowley regarded it as possessing great power; he said its true form is abrahadabra.
The word is now commonly used as an incantation by stage magicians. It is also applied contemptuously to a conception or hypothesis which purports to be a simple solution of apparently insoluble phenomena.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abracadabra
As it says in the quote, “Abra Cadabra” most likely comes from “Avra Kadavrai,” meaning in Hebrew, “I will create as my words.” This is interesting, because this reminds me of the Qur’anic principle that God creates with His Word. The ancients in many cultures believed that words could influence reality, and this kind of thinking influenced their mystical practices and their legends and myths; and then their legends and myths affected many modern fictional stories. But since The Qur’an confirms the concept that words do have some mystical qualities, and can influence reality, this ancient concept is confirmed, and I believe these myths and legends are ultimately founded upon ancient factual history, (there very likely were shamans, witches, priests, druids, et cetera, who would engage in the use of sacred words to influence reality in various ways).
Here is an article on wikipedia about some of the ancient, prechristian traditional European and Indo-European incantations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merseburg_Incantations.
So there is some history behind the common belief that words do have varying degrees of influence over reality, and that one can use them to influence reality in both natural and supernatural ways. It is an ancient concept. Obviously, I am not saying that one should start going about using these ancient pagan incantations…that’s for you to decide. There are basically two questions I am answering: A) Is there any historical basis for the concept that words can be, or have been, used to influence reality; and B) Is it true that words can be, and/or have been, used to influence reality. And I believe the answer to each of these questions, is YES.