(Istilah). Each science has its own unique terminology through which the people of that science communicate with each other. The newcomer to that science must be taught the terminology which is relevant to his field of study. Tasawwuf, the Science of the Self, also has its own exclusive terminology (istilah), however, the fresh murid who sits with the Masters of the Path to learn, cannot be taught their terminology. Initially all of the words are merely forms and he cannot penetrate into the meanings, no matter how much verbal expression is given to each term. For those on the path of disentanglement, this is similar to when we are young - the words that we hear from our parents and others around us don't quite sink in until we grow up and experience life. Gradually, and after sincere spiritual struggle and endeavour, the maturing murid comes to realize that he now understands many of the terms which his Master uses. He has come to this understanding, this 'knowing', through his heart. Such direct knowledge is the result of 'tasting', and 'tasting' has to be experienced, it cannot be described. Yet, it is nonetheless of paramount importance, for both the seeker of Truth and the murid in a tariqa, to become acquainted with the terminology of this Language of the Future. Religious terminology is for the affairs of the physical body, for our existence on earth. As for 'istilah', the terminology of the higher teaching or 'Language of the Future', it is for the before, for the here and now, and for the hereafter. In other words, it is the language of the Real. One could live quite comfortably on this planet Earth without ever speaking to anyone else and still have his needs met. The language of the future, however, is always required - until you enter into the Deep Silence.