Monday, October 27, 2014


From Surat during the course of the historic 2nd Waaz Mubarak ( sermons during Mohraam) on Sunday October 26  2014, which was relayed to world wide adherents of 53rd Spiritual Head Sayedna  A'li Qdr Muffadhal Saifuddin Saheb (TUS)  dwelt on personal cleanliness, purity of thoughts and deeds, helping to keep your immediate surroundings clean, and as concerned citizens of whichever country we reside in, we should make a consistent and personal effort to help in cleaner environment.

From the rich annals of Dawat history he narrated the khidmat ( services) of Sayedi Khaaji Feer saheb of Udaipur, who came to acquire Ilm ( knowledge of Deen) in the presence of Dai uz Zaman at Jamnagar, some three centuries ago.

Sayedi Khanji was in his youth, and while attending Sabaks (teachings) in the Hazrat of Dai, he observed that on account of putrid smell coming from a nearby slaughter facility, the Dai was distressed by the putrid smell coming from the rotting guts and innards, that were just left there.

The young Sayedi Khanji saheb decided to take  corrective action in silence and without much ado.   So  each nightfall he would  go to the slaughter pit, collect all the rotting innards and left overs in a container, wash and clean the place, and carry the load on his shoulders, and dispose it off in a very responsible manner.

The putrid smell thus stopped wafting in  and distressing the Dai, while he was dispensing knowledge, so he asked the stalwart about it, and in a very demeaning and degrading tone, they said that a ' commoner ' from Udaipur named Khanji has being doing the cleaning.

Sayedna knew the real worth of Sayedi Khanji saheb, and he chided the stalwarts that this young dedicated youth will soon rise to the highest pinnacle of nobility and virtue. He will be venerated for his piety, knowledge and services.

Thus three centuries ago our Dai made it clear that no job is demeaning or low, it is your motivation, your drive behind a particular action or undertaking, that is the deciding factor. In this instance, it was the affection and love for the Dai, and a sense of duty, and awareness that motivated Sayedi Khanji saheb. For him it was never demeaning but an uplifting undertaking.

Thus if your motivation stems from the love of your country and your fellow citizens, SBA provides a platform for you to contribute and uplift your spirit and character.

Likewise to contribute towards a better and cleaner environment, in what ever capacity, even by becoming aware and restraining yourself from adding to the litter, or by becoming a good example to others by your silent actions, as concerned citizens, constitutes as a noble and uplifting action.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You'll See It When You Believe It


BOOK : You'll see it when You Believe It -  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  

That transformation comes with knowing deep within  you that each and every human being is far more than a physical body, and the essence of being human inculcates the ability to think and feel, to posses a higher consciousness and to know that there is a an intelligence, suffusing all forms in the Universe.   

The principles in this Book starts with the premise that you are a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul. That you are not a human being having a spiritual experience, but rather a spiritual being having human experiences.

These principles are working independant of your opinion about them , very much like the principles of digestion and pulmonary circulations are working within your body right now, without your help. Whether you believe in these Universal Principles or not, they are going to work. But should you decide to tune into them, you may find yourself living at an entirely new level, and enjoying a higher kind of of awareness -  an awakening. 

Box of chocolate - the wrapper catches your attention, you are sold on the packaging. The truth is that the container cannot give the pleasure , satisfaction, and nourishment that the contents do. A lifetime of exclusively focussing exclusively on the package, will result in a spiritually undernourished and quite unhappy YOU. 

Your form must follow the rules of forms. It will change many times during your lifetime. The form has changed many times, and yet the real YOU has remained consistent. Once you understand this concept, you will be on your way to going through the Gate. 

Once you begin to ask who this person is that you have come to call your self, you are on your way. Once you begin to realize that you yourself are divine, just the fact that you have a mind and Universal Intelligence that backs up your form, you are already zooming ahead. The rest will happen automatically. 

What is nocturnal emission or a wet dream, but the ejaculation of the protoplasm of life  !! No physical contact - merely thoughts creating life. 

 A documentary made demonstrating that different life forms are living within a rain drop. With a very powerful microscope, scientists have been able to document, that there were hundreds of life forms in each rain drop ! 
They were of different colors, shapes and origins, each with a unique physical characteristics, and were far away from each other. Yet they all composed the totality called 'raindrop' 

Nick Herbert's  - Quantum Reality
F. Capra's        - The Tao of Physics 
Lewis Thomas's - The Lives of Cells 
Zukav's              - The Dancing Wushu Masters

are a few of the books in the growing literature, describing connections between the Principles of Physics and Collective Consciousness.   

It is  a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can ever say how many apples are in a seed ?

Transcending the scarcity consciousness. The first step towards discarding a scarcity mentality involves, giving thanks for everything that you are and everything you have. Truly appreciate the miracle that you are. The facgt that you are alive. 

A life of Abundance does not mean a life of accumulating, but instead developing a spiritual sense of awe at the 'limitlessness' of it all. 

Make an effort to be thankful for what you have and who you are, each day. The less we need to have kore, the more we seem to get. The Universe seems to provide abundantly, when we are in a state of gratefulness. 

Detachment is the only vehicle available to to take from 'striving' to ' arriving' Detachment in human relationship, does not mean absence of caring. It means caring so much, that you suspend your own value judgements about others and relate to them from a position of love and understanding, rather than attempting to control or judge them. The person who is detached, in this sense is pone who will avoid all unnecessary sufferings, that most people experience in their relationship.    


Sunday, October 5, 2014


In the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan the lowly broom stick in all shapes and sizes has found a pride of place and has become the toast of the country. Since 2nd October thousands upon thousand of pictures and videos has been uploaded and doing rounds in cyber space, wherein the wielding broom sticks stand out.

Individuals and Organizations have made efforts to come out and be seen, but the task ahead is not easy and the lowly broom sticks are up and against a formidable foe, which requires a sustained herculean effort and focus all year round.

The lowly broom sticks which we have proudly wielded is pitted against the following reality :

In our cities and towns nearly one third of the garbage is not collected at all - it is just left to rot away and streets and alleys. So in a year,  more than 14 million tons of garbage is left to rot in urban Indian streets.

The 70 % that is collected is taken and dumped either in landfills or just any open spaces available outside the main habitation. Only about 18 % of collected garbage is treated for recycle or made fuel.

The other dimension of sanitation for which our wielding broom sticks is no match is sewage or waste water disposal.

More than 26 billion litres is getting dumped into our streams and rivers daily. In the four metros out of 16 billions litres of sewage generated per day only 8 billions get treated.

The above are the hard facts and our wielding broom sticks are no match. Now that photos and videos have been shared, we have to turn our attention and focus on the real issues.

It is not that Swachh Bharat is merely a dream, it is viable and achievable and many countries with the help of modern low cost waste management technologies have made a noticeable change in the living conditions of their citizens and the environment of their country.

We have become selfish and self centred - and this is a real issue. People spend lakhs on their homes and offices, but have scant regard, when it comes to taking care of their immediate neighborhood.

Now that the wielding  broom sticks have been captured in pictures and videos, and confined in a corner and will soon be forgotten, I am sharing with readers some insights received from science of epigenetics.

I fervently hope that after reading it, you will be motivated to make the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a sustained and life long effort, as we all are the ones who will be benefited.

QUOTE:  'While the media made big hoopla over the discovery of the BRCA 1 & 2 breast cancer genes, they failed to emphasize that 95 % of breast cancers are not due to inherited genes. The malignancies in a significant number of cancer patients are derived from environmentally induced epigenetic alterations and not defective genes.  ( Book Ref: The Biology of Belief - Dr. Bruce Lipton)

Now on reading this, it will surely make you run in the corner, pick up the broom stick and wield it all year round. ( Not in the literal sense, but it will motivate you to spend your time, your resource, more important your expertise, in helping to keep the environment clean ) Environment is an all encompassing term. It is indeed in the best interest of each and every one of us. This is just but one example.

Now let me share with readers another insight, as to why SBA will make you into a better person, a complete full filled person.

The following excerpts are taken from a recent article - ' Two kinds of Happiness ( One is Bad for You) by Deepak Chopra MD.

Read on : ' Happiness results in two types of well being. One is ' eudaimonic well being'  ( eudaimon in Greek means happiness) this happiness derived well being is a direct result of life lived with a purpose and meaning, and shows positive results in our immune cells.

Which,  in the context of my 'write up' simply put - wielding the broom stick all year round, will make your cells - there are approx: 37 trillion cells in your body more healthy  !! So SBA  is in our personal interest. 

Read on : ' On the other hand 'hedonic well being' is the result of happiness, which is dependant on consumerism, and burst of pleasure arising out from acquiring.

Now here comes the bouncer :  Hedonic well being ( hedon in Greek means pleasure) fared worse than unhappy people in the genetic expression of their immune cells, showing tendency towards inflammation and less ability to fight viruses.

Both type of happiness have the same high level of positive emotion, but one is good for you, and the other is not. It is upto us to decide. We can fool ourselves that we are happy, but our genes know better.

Inflammation of cells has been connected with a wide range of disorders from heart disease to cancer and now is leading suspect of chronic illness in general.

The Spiritual path has for ages described two paths of well being - the path of wisdom and the path of pleasure.

So I conclude by saying SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN has provided us an option  to choose a holistic well being path  for our selves, our family and the citizens of India. JAI HIND !!


Thursday, October 2, 2014



with a commentary by 
Dr. Y.Najmuddin Saheb - Ameerul Jamea 

The book consists of 177 verses ( two volumes) It deals with AQL  in man , which broadly defined bears refrence to the intellectual capacity in man. 

Fatemi Philosophy is the result of a distinct thought process, and is not as is erroneously assumed, to be treated as an offspring of Greek and Persian Philosophy.

Fatemi thinkers have a characteristic approach, different from others, and in this way have made a significant contribution in this field of knowledge. 

Imam Ahmad al Mastur (S.A.) in his famous book 'Ikhwan el Safa' conceives philosophy as a three tired pyramid. The three tiers are as follows:

1. Love of Sciences 
2. The comprehension of the facts of Creation to the best of human ability.
3. Practise by words and deeds of the knowledge so gained. 

AQL  is a 'substance' having lofty status. It is not a form or a phase that comes over a thing. In human being AQL is a spiritual entity as distinguished from the physical and represents the quintessence of the soul of man. It is not a mere attribute. Its existence is not by accident, but it is the Creation of Allah.

'AQL  in man is in need of light
which radiates from higher luminous stage'

Man being endowed with AQL, his problem is not survival alone, but also more important, his emancipation was to be provided for, through the intervention of light from the Higher Source. 

AQL  in man inherently bears the capacity of ascending to the highest degree of perfection, through the process of discipline, conditioning, and absorbing the 'radiant grace' emanating from the Higher Source. 

' Al AQL  in man is like an elixir
Which would turn his copper into gold'

In man - the baser metal is that tainted and degenerated part of the original Creation, now existing in the form of a potentiality 

The same has to be first cleansed and purified through the faithful observation of the Kitab and shariat. 

The knowledge and the light of the 'radiant Grace' absorbed by AQL  constitutes the elixir. The process of spiritual alchemy is finally successfully completed by the Alchemist, who has described himself as the  ' City of Knowledge' of which Ali is the Gateway. 

'AQL  is beset by numerous perils
Like haughtiness, tyranny and domination' 

Pride by itself is not an undesirable or unworthy attitude. It is good or bad depending on how AQL is stimulated by it. Man should ever be on guard to see that these calamities are avoided. 

'If you ponder with AQL  over atomic energy
You will know the omnipotence of the Provider of such energy.'

Consider the smallest unit of Creation, so that the power of the largest in it may be comprehended.

The spirit of search and enquiry of men of science and the glory of their achievements in liberating the atom - endeavor to realize the power of the Creator. 

Just as an atom - the ultimate particle capable of independent existence is capable of releasing energy of a force and power, even so the soul of man - a speck of Allah's Creation, after discipline, purification, and the absorption of the 'radiant Grace' acquires so fantastic power, as to propel it self to the pinnacle  of evolution, the highest perfection.