“O people, keep your duty to your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind), and spread from these two many men and women. And keep your duty to Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship. Surely Allah is ever a Watcher over you.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 4, verse 1
The above verse from the Holy Qur’an answers for us some of the following questions about our creation. Who are we, and where do we come from? What is our common origin? One of the most unique individuals that I have had the distinct honor to meet in my lifetime is Drummer and Artist Dae Won Kim from Korea.
Upon several occasions during the past years, he has visited the United States as a guest performer for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam and visitors. His unique ability to play with triple drumsticks in each hand has awarded him much fame in his country of origin and throughout Asia.
I had an opportunity to visit his home and his studio with his family in Seoul during my visit to Korea in November of last year. Music is the universal language and sound unwritten and unsung dwells in the memory of our consciousness since the beginning of time. Whether it is in the form of a hum or a vibration in the midnight magic of dreams accompanied by the strings of the lyre, music is common to the nature of all of humanity.
Mr. Kim is also a teacher and instructor at the University of Korea and has shared with his students his philosophy pertaining to the most precious sound which is discovered in silence. It is like music unmanifested or detected to our ears, but its harmony is in perfect accord with the melody of our souls.
Drummer and Artist Kim is also known throughout the world for his incredible gift of writing Chinese characters in miniature on a single grain of rice. He has been listed in the Guinness Book of Word Records for his accomplishments. No one has been able to duplicate his artistic expression. In 1976 the Voyager 1 and 2 in their exploration of outer space, electronically recorded sounds that are not perceivable to our ears in that vast void of space. The sounds, though inaudible to our range of hearing, were yet recorded by the Voyager Space Shuttle technology producing frequency of sounds like bells, swishing winds, chimes, gongs and drums.
I reflected upon my recent experience with the sounds emitted from crystal bowls attuned to the A-Tone. My first exposure to the sounds of these crystals occurred in the country of Mexico. My second experience took place in Milan, Italy, during a concert and my third experience occurred recently here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a student and artist who is studying Crystals.
These experiences have led me to look more deeply into drummer Kim’s philosophy about sounds that are seemingly unheard, but yet, emitted in silence. As we expand our spiritual consciousness, there is a world of sound and color and beauty that is indescribable to our normal senses. Such a world has been described by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad concerning the life of the Hereafter.
He had an experience in September of 1971 in which he saw himself stepping off one rotating sphere, seemingly suspended in space, on to another sphere. While in that experience, he saw a new type of vegetation, a new grass, new trees of vibrant colors, though similar to what we see today. He also recognized human beings who were dressed in neat fitting garments who were focused on their work in going from place to place.
He said that dream occurred around the same time in which he was shown in a dream a New Book with raised lettering on the cover of which he could only recognize the Arabic letter “lam.” He has also taught us that 3/4 of the teachings he received from Master Fard Muhammad was pertaining to the Hereafter or the life to come. He was well into the future or a New World of Thought Forms, even up to the day of his departure.
Our ability to tap into these extraordinary worlds is evolving within us gradually even as we speak. We cease to exist as long as we do not dare to climb the mountain to its highest peak or dream the thoughts that others before us have dreamed, which have now come true. We must not limit ourselves to enter into any world of thought that beckons at our door for expression. It is the evolution of tomorrow which is the totality of today. I thank Almighty God, Allah, for having met such an unusual mind as Dae Won Kim, in a day and time of noise and violence, helping us to comprehend better our Universality in the Spirit of Truth that will set us free.
“O mankind, surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 49, verse 13
To be continued.