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Subconscious Heritage

  • “It should be noted that the children who grow to be adults without receiving much parental affection will have subconscious heritage geared toward lack of parents. The people who disrupt the world order or cause social disorders or tumults are generally the children of the past who grew without parental affection.”1)
  • “… theoretical issues are internalized by practice, and form the subconscious heritage; and then these emerge with different connotations, which may be related to time and space, and guide the individual's state, attitude and behavior.”2)
  • “… the state of the people, who have filled their cortex with the things other than God, who have formed their subconscious heritage with the worldly passions, and who are completely immersed in worldly considerations will be shaped accordingly after their death. When such miserable people hear the question, ‘Who is your Lord?’, they will never be able to give the right answer; for they will not be able to find any information regarding this question in their subconscious heritage. In the blend of feelings and thoughts, wherever they touch, they will find pieces of carnal soul, possessions, and fame, but they will not be able to bear any fruit on the account of the knowledge of God.”3)
  • “In particular, the conditions are very important in the time period when the subconscious heritage is formed. Although it is not possible to determine a precise age limit for this period, it is generally expressed as the first five or seven years. However, it may continue until the age of fifteen in relative terms. In this period, people are seriously influenced by almost all the events that take place around them, from everything they see, hear and feel, thus they have a certain understanding, and gain personality accordingly.”4)
  • “… your friends have gone to Africa. They overcame some of the prejudices brought by the subconscious heritage in a surprisingly short time and welcomed the students there as their own brothers and sisters.”5)
  • “… in the period when the subconscious heritage is formed, it is very useful, in a way, even a necessity, to explain the truth in a way we can call conditioning.”6)
  • “However, the subconscious heritage is like a lifeline in the face of the troubles and problems that a person faces throughout his life. Because a person may encounter issues that he cannot overcome with reason, logic and scientific acquis at different periods of life. In this case, the feelings and thoughts that a person trusts for a while and that his mother, father or teacher, who are in the position of opinion leaders for him, have previously given him, gained, come to his aid.”7)
  • “In fact, such negative mental pictures accumulate in the subconscious heritage and even begin to pollute dreams. Believers should always be oriented to be pure, even in their dreams.”8)
  • “Sometimes such an effort for protecting their imagination from pollution and not letting subconscious heritage impurities pressurize their feelings can be more important than offering a hundred units of Prayer.”9)
  • “We fill our mind and soul with certain things. We pursue, prioritize, and treasure certain values. These things or values will likely determine the way we die in a spiritual sense. As a sleeping person inhabits his subconscious heritage, one will be raised together with his acquired second nature in the Hereafter.”10)
  • “Each of these sacred places stands like the Lote Tree between the physical and spiritual realms. No matter what they resemble, almost all of them possess a style and grace of their own, as if they appeared from the essence-core, the spirit and body of our nation. They cohere with our spiritual roots and inner meanings. Whenever we visit them, it is virtually as if we have encountered a part of the heritage of our own emotions, perceptions, or subconscious heritage.”11)
  • “When we were ourselves, our homes, streets, and walkways exchanged warm glances with their inhabitants; their demeanor was so meaningful that those who could observe them from the angle of their spirit could feel as if these places were intoning things that were unique to our realm. Almost everyone in this realm was intoxicated with a kind of music originating in their heart and refined in their beliefs, dreams, and subconscious heritage.”12)
  • “First of all, a mother is a heroine of compassion. It is very important for the subconscious heritage that a Prophet whose duty is based on compassion is entrusted to a heroine of compassion.”13)
  • “For when the Absolute Sovereign, Who has the absolute right to be ‘seen,’ heard, recognized, known and mentioned, makes Himself felt wholly with His nearness, meeting and intimacy, everyone whose capacity and subconscious heritage have not been perfected with the attitudes such as heart-felt veneration and reverent awe finds themselves left powerless to remain as themselves or to express themselves in a rational manner. Since those who have reached such a peak always live in intoxication in parallel with the height of their line of perfection, they frequently act led by these involuntary sensations and cannot discriminate their right hand from their left nor their front from their back.”14)

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M. Fethullah Gülen, İkindi Yağmurları (Kırık Testi-5), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 238.
Ibid., p. 305.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Kalb İbresi, (Kırık Testi-9), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 57.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Cemre Beklentisi (Kırık Testi-10), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 46.
Ibid., pp. 149–150.
Ibid., p. 287.
7) , 9)
M. Fethullah Gülen, Buhranlı Günler ve Ümit Atlasımız (Kırık Testi-14), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2015, p. 214.
Ibid., p. 215.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Çizgimizi Hecelerken (Prizma-8), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2008, p. 265.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Örnekleri Kendinden Bir Hareket (Çağ ve Nesil-8), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 65.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Sükûtun Çığlıkları (Çağ ve Nesil-9), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 181.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Fikir Atlası (Fasıldan Fasıla-5), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 72.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Emerald Hills of the Heart: Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism (vol. 4), New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2011, p. 387.
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