Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
playing the melody of lovingness.
Once heard, it starts to become like the background music
to the film of your life.
Until one day you understand, you are the melody"
Sunday, November 26, 2006
When we can behold the wonder and beauty of a flower we have reached a place of lovingness in our being whereby we also have the possibility to behold the wonder and beauty of another human being - even if they do nor agree with us or share our views.........especially if they do not agree with us or share our views.
It is the incredible uniqueness of everything that creates such a stupendous range of experiencing within our life walk.
And for what purpose did you come to this 'realm of relativity' if not to experience that
which you knew as a concept?
The reality of lovingness is absolute: in the realm of the absolute and in the realm of the relative.
Indeed, when it comes to love and lovingness there is no seperation between absolute and relative.
All...all..is a manifestation of this reality
Montana will get "love baskets" of electronic games by the congregation"
this was a report carried by the BBC ( here ).
Faith in positive and loving action.
It set me to thinking that similar loving and forgiving actions are always
happening, all the time, in many different religions.I guess it's even
happening in the sadly sectarian-brutalising country of Iraq where
'muslims' are murdering each other in the name of 'faith'. Love has a
way of winning through, despite all obstacles, so I guess that loving
actions are happening in Iraq.
Maybe the media will one day report these things.I hope for the sake
of Islam that they do.
Anyway, thankfully and wonderfully the report became public about
the SHEC (oh, and please remember I am not an american and actually
I live in Sweden).
Monday, August 28, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Terrorist bombings took place. A video from one of
the 'bombers' was also aired in an attempt at
justification for mass murder. Perhaps it is fair to
ask a few questions:
1. How is it that in Afghanistan and Iraq more
Muslims have been and are slaughtered indiscriminately
by other Muslims, and this was happening with or
without the 'Allied forces presence' ?
2. Which country, prior to the second Iraq war, donated
most to Iraq in terms of food and medical aid? Be
surprised to learn that it was NOT a Muslim country.
3. Was Shezhad Tanweer (The bomber at Aldgate)
really deprived and underpriviledged in British Society
when he could leave in his will the sum of £121,000
(after tax)....and was only 22 years of age when he died?
Immams of the true Islam unite....and defend the truth
of the Prophet and the truth of events. For if tolerance
is surrendered to intolerance it is the end of the authority
of Islam in the hearts of most peoples.
Fear has never - and will never - triumph over love in the
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
manifestation of the capacity for horror of which
mankind is capable.
In modern history, the Nazi concentration camps
(originated by the British in South Africa!), Israeli
empowered by religious,moral or ethical energy
- were raised in opposition. And these voices
became broadcast the world over.
it is reasonable to ponder...where are the Islamic
voices of peace, love,compassion?
Do we hear Iranian Immams, Saudi Princes, Iraqui
sect leaders...... protesting the kind of grotesque
inhumanity that was, for example, meted out to
the young Iraqui journalist Atwar Bahjat? Is this
of extremists receive world-wide attention ...
seems to confirm the succesful hijacking of
the truth of Islam. Beware Islam.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
1962 by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), an
office attached to the Vatican. Described as a "blueprint for
deception and concealment" by lawyers investigating the
worldwide sex-abuse scandals, Crimen Sollicationis contains
strict instructions for dealing with what the Vatican calls the
"worst crimes" - such as allegations of paedophilia and bestiality.
instructs bishops to investigate them "in the most secretive way"
or face the "penalty of excommunication".
the Da Vinci Code, says Patrick Wall - it's the cover-up of
Mark Honigsbaum meets the former monk who is leading a
crusade to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice
Friday, April 28, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
unloving concepts, religions and philosophies.
To be true to our destiny, we must be true to our name....kind humans :)
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I've always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason.
But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask,
"What truly is logic?"
"Who decides reason?"
My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional -- and back.
And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found.
John Nash: 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences Acceptance Address
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
"I do want to offer my country's assistance to the people affected by the recent earthquakes in Iran," Bush told a news conference in Cancun, Mexico, where he was meeting with Canadian and Mexican leaders.
"We, obviously, have our differences with the Iranian government, but we do care about the suffering of the Iranian people."
"There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge, and wisdom. Shall we, instead, choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? We appeal, as human beings, to human beings: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. If you can do so, the way lies open to a new Paradise; if you cannot, there lies before you the risk of universal death." Russell-Einstein Appeal pub.1955
Friday, March 31, 2006
The World Trade Centre atrocity has, more than anything else, concentrated thought and debate world-wide about Islam. I cannot remember any other event in my lifetime that has so 'thrust to public attention' the issues faced by modern Islam. Unfortunately the unbelievable horror of Beslan did not get the media coverage and was further confused by 'internal political overtones'. However, in both these cases Muslim terrorists killed...and killed innocent Muslims in outright contradiction to the teachings of The Prophet Mohammed and the Koran.
The latter half of the 20th century saw a Richter-scale shift in the dynamics of the Muslim faith. "Not all Muslims are terrorists,but unfortunately it seems all terrorists are Muslims" wrote one leading article in a Middle Eastern newspaper.The seperation of Church and State, the target not only of Sayyid Qutb's influential 'In the Shadow of the Koran' work + other works and it's subsequent inspiring effect upon the Jihad movement, is clearly delineated in the pressures for the institution and maintainance of Sharia Law in nation states.
For a non-Muslim (like myself) however, it is extremely difficult to comprehend the repeated contradictions inherent in many of the major religions, Islam included. I mean, is God all-powerful or not? If all powerful, what's all this talk about devils waging wars and devlish armies that could overturn the 'will of God'. Such talk is not a statement of belief, it is a statement of a lack of belief! What's all this talk about an individual who should be executed because they have chosen to worship the ONE God with a different dialect or through a different tradition? Is God so 'power-less' that we imagine we can take over the role of deciding upon life or death? How can terrorists, who betray the principles of their belief system, come to be regarded as 'martyrs?'
How is it possible, even allowing for intellectual gymnastics, to equate the threats and promises of punishment inherent in Sharia Law with this:
"Let there be no compulsion in religion; truth stands out clearly from error".
This is not from the Old Testament, nor the New Testament, nor the Sayings of the Bhudda, nor the
words of Christ.
"Compulsion" = force, threat, blackmail, constraint.
"Let there be no compulsion in religion; truth stands out clearly from error".
The Koran at sura (chapter) 2.256
Hey, and just be careful about being too judgemental if you belong to another religion,Christianity or Judaism for example. I am sure we can find unending reams of blog material by applying our insights and investigations to these areas also. The reason this blog is not currently doing so is that the confusion and contradiction of beliefs in Islam is 'stealing life'.
Life! Now is that God-given or what?
Thursday, March 30, 2006
The Broken Promise of a great religion in response to an
of parliament in Sharjah emirate.
appalling,prompting international aid and response.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
It is not some idealised religion or philosophy of what might be,
Monday, March 27, 2006
While a lot of people,young and older,
complain of being 'bored', some folks
just get on with doing something....
"For years, scientists have been working
to find what can kill E. coli. Well, finally,
someone found it. It turns out there is a
good bacteria in yogurt that secretes a
protein that kills E. coli. We know this
now because a very smart, hard-working
researcher discovered it...........at the ripe
old age of 13". (CNN report)
I wonder what could happen in this world if
each one of us 'surrendered' just one hour
of 'boredom' to, for example, contributing
energy to solving the problem of clean
drinking water for everyone.
Friday, March 24, 2006
"Afghanistan's constitution is based on Sharia law,
which is interpreted by many Muslims to require
that any Muslim who rejects Islam be sentenced
The key word in the above sentence is....
Interpretation is the action of making understandable
a language ,tradition or doctrine to those who are
not part of that 'kultur".
Since Christianity,Judaism,Islam all hold the doctrine
that 'there is but ONE God', it is somewhat amazing
that such 'interpetrations of One-ness' can lead to
others being put to death...not simply in the name
of a society...but in the name of ONE God.
In the x-ray-like light of 'unconditional love', such
offensive actions are interpreted,understood, to be
nothing to do with God - but everything to do with
man-made manipulative doctrines.
The doctrine of 'One God' fails and falls when actions
such as those above are carried out. If the courts of
Afghanistan execute a man for becoming a Christian,
i.e. choosing to honour the 'One God' via a different
dialect/tradition, then that court denies the doctrine of
the 'One-ness' of God. The court harms Islam more than
anything this one man has done.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
"Brokeback Mountain is a film which has nothing positive
about it," said Dr Abdullah al-Amiri, a prominent member
of parliament in Sharjah emirate. "The portrayal of the
sexual behaviour of its main character [sic] is offensive
to eastern societies, particularly Muslims and the Arabs,
since Islam forbids abnormal behaviours like homosexuality
... The film will upset the people of this culture and tradition."
Qoted in the Guardian newspaper today.
The really interesting phrase for me is:
"Islam forbids abnormal behaviour"
Hmmmm... I guess beheadings, amputations
for theft, forced marriages, honour killings,
Sunni/Shia wars, female circumcision,
female rights repression, keeping the oil
money for yourself instead of using it in
society, absence of democratic rights,
the enslavement of whole generations/populations
........ am I really to believe that this i 'normal'
I think Islam is a much more loving and fair than
Friday, March 10, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
animals, trees, stars, they are all hieroglyphics...When we
see them, we do not understand them; we think they are r
eally only people, animals, trees, stars. It is only years later.
. . that some of us understand". Nikos Kazantzakis
Friday, March 03, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
one's courage." Anais Nin
Courage is not only physical courage,
moral courage, even spiritual courage
all have their place in the statement of
who you choose to be in this life's walk.
Thankfully, we are not required to be
like any other person....simply our
Just like a snowflake,huh?
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
that no man can sincerely try to help another without
(at the same time) helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882
There is no action in life we can do for/to another
(or refuse to do) which does not have an interaction
with our deepest self.
Giving of our best to others.....simply ensures that
we are fulfilling our own highest standard of self...
for how else could we define 'best' if not by our
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
has the colour of innocence. When standing upon this
reality we call earth, it interlocks, joins together and
forms a magnificence of beauty.
Interesting to think if we humans could just 'join
together' more what kind of magnificence we could
Monday, February 27, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
they are stuck in reverse gear in a car park full of
sectarianism and bigotry. Few,if any, of the 'qualified
drivers' seem to understand how to find first gear and
Those few that do cause chaos in an area where everyone
else seems determined to blindly drive backwards following
Just like a 'dodgem track' at the fairground where the
'fair ground' is the earth and the track is life.
So much energy and good intentions wasted in
Saturday, February 25, 2006
unconditional assistance. Co-operation which needs consideration
is a commercial contract and not friendship. Conditional co-operation
is like adulterated cement which does not bind". M.K.Gandhi
Friday, February 24, 2006
I believe this is a WAXWING, I've never seen one before it appeared a few days ago at the 'winter food kitchen'
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
I was recently asked 'do you really think that our spirit chooses to
undergo some of the life experiences we have had - even the
Now this may take a couple of blogs to answer...so lets start here:
If we are indeed eternal spirits and choose to enter again into
this 'metaphor of relativity' we call life, then it follows that since
unconditional love can deny us nothing...we also choose to enter
into that environment, that conjunction of circumstances, which is
most likely to permit us to experience that aspect,or aspects,of our
divine nature which we wish to feel...as distinct from know.
Now, as previously stated within this blog, experiencing a 'thing' is
not always the only way to 'understand our knowingness',Sometimes
it is the absence of 'a thing' that highlights our knowingness.
In the process of the pathway we may experience our knowingness by
meeting with either the manifestation of it, or the absence of manifestation
of it - or the opposite of it.
For example, we may focus on the innocence of childhood:the experience
of innocence as a spiritual truth could be known by 'experiencing childhood
innocence', or experiencing the opposite. Our spirit knows the difference, but
often a 'thing' is higlighted, emphasised in our consciousness when it meets it's
The 'meeting of opposites' serves the purpose of allowing our spirit to manifest
in our consciousness our knowledgeof a higher understanding. Once we have
confirmed in our consciousness this awareness, we might ask ourselves in what
way our spirit wishes us to use this awareness 'for the benefit of the tribe'.
Does it benefit the tribe if our meeting with the opposite 'destroys us?. You see,
the question is absurd.Remember how we started this....if we are indeed eternal
However, if a life circumstance has emptied you...then rejoice in this blessing,
for soon you shall be filled to overflowing and that which scarred you shall also
be for your healing.
Well, here we go again with the blogging :) Another
year I hope you will find this New Year of 2006 to
be the most exciting, fulfilling and satisfying year of
your life so far.
Yeha Noha, greetings of joy and prosperity
(this blog has been retrospectively edited
using the Qumana programme...just to test it)