Professor Haji Fida Mohammad Khan Hassnain, Sufi Mystic*
Sufi Guru Anand of Indonesia is a man of God destined to play
an important role in building a world, which is free from
malice, hatred and turmoil. He is a Bodhisattva
(awakened being), who carries further the noble eight-fold
Path of the great Buddha, as a message for salvation of human
misery and pain.
the greatest principle of Sufism, Ishq-i-Allah, which
means that God is Love. To him a church, a temple, a mosque or
a synagogue are all the abodes of God. For him, the whole
mankind is one, which lives under the same sky. To him all
religions come from the same source, meant to bind the human
souls and not to disintegrate them.
the Prince of Peace, Sufi Guru Anand of Indonesia, has a
passion for promoting peace and love among various peoples.
childhood, he was brought up under the influence of the Sufi
thought, because his elders had originated from Sindh which is
a land of the Sufis like Bulay Shah, Bahu Sultan and Shah
Latif. Later in life, he underwent various Kriyas
(yogic exercises) and Chillas (sufi discipline) under
several yogis, masters and murshids (sufi mystics).
However at the age of 35, he had an encounter with death and
that extraordinary accident changed his life from a
materialist to a spiritualist. In his apparent experience of
death, he had covered a journey within, which made him into a
reliable guide, friend and philosopher.
Since then, he
has authored about one hundred books in English and the
Indonesia Bahasa (language). The spiritual healing and
meditation centers established by him in Indonesia have done
commendable work in awakening human spirit and consciousness.
Sufis of all
ages, during the course of history, have tried to awaken God
in the hearts by self realization. All the virtues of life
like compassion, love, toleration, sympathy comes within the
tuning of the heart. This is an important work, which Sufi
Guru Anand has undertaken with great success.
It is a great
pleasure for me to have the Darshan (meeting/seeing) of
this great saint of the century. His aura depicts a powerful
light and his face brings joy and bliss. I wish him to live
long in the service of mankind.
Professor Fida Hassnain
*Most prominent Kashmiri
writer, Sufi Mystic Prof. Fida Hassnain is the recipient of
several awards and degrees from various institutions in India
and abroad. Considered a world authority on the subject matter
of this book, he has written several books on the same, which
have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Polish, and
He started his career as
Professor of History & Civics in the year 1947. In 1953 he
joined Jammu & Kashmir State Government service. Before
retiring in 1980, he held several important posts, such as
that of Director of General Records & Archives; Director of
Archives, Archaeology, Research & Museums; and State Editor of
Gazetteers of India.