Friday, October 17, 2014

Spirituality and Science - the twain will surely meet


Based on my reading of two books, one on Spirituality and the other on Science, I have tried to reflect and arrive at a common thread. This is a humble attempt to show that with latest development in Quantum Science, the age old Spiritual truths are being validated by modern Science.

In Sehrullah 1435 H I had made a slide share presentation titled - Rabbil 'Alamin - Lord of the Universes (     http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/asgarubi/multi-37234695 )      based on my reading of the Book by Robert Lanza M.D., Scientist and author of Biocentrism, and the reading of String Field Theory and the video ' From Universe to Multiverse' by Dr. Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and co- founder of String Field Theory and at the same time reflecting on the age old Spiritual Truths.

Interestingly in the last 30 years, with rapid advance in Scientific knowledge, many earlier theories have been discarded, and new scientific evidences are rediscovering the Spiritual Truths.

If one is to read the scientific works and the quotes of Scientists like Freund, Robert Lanza, Eugene Wigner, Steven Weinberg, Mani Bhowmik and host of others, you will start wondering - is it Science or Spirituality that they are dwelling upon.

Quantum Entanglement Theory proves that photons can get entangled at long distances, so the question arises - if photons can do it, why not highly evolved souls ?

The talk of an 'Observer' by a Scientist is another interesting aspect.

Scientists are talking of Parallel Universes based on hard Scientific facts, they are talking of higher dimensions, beyond. The usual four dimensions.


According to Freund ' the laws of Nature, become simpler and more elegant, when expressed in higher dimensions space time.

Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, a physicist popularly known as Dr. Quantum says " it boils down to this that - the Universe does not exist, without a perceiver of the Universe.

Quantum physics has proven that matter and energy are different manifestation of one indivisible energy field. Every thing is leading to ONE, and if one has Spiritual knowledge, it becomes quite interesting to know that Spirituality is being validated by Science in some areas of knowledge.

Now this taffakur is based on my little understanding derived from one Scientific Book and another Spiritual Book. I know not if my surmise is correct or flawed, but in the least it has awakened in me the thirst of knowledge - to know and understand true Tawheed - Oneness.

Book: An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines by Sayyed Hossain Nasr

Book : Hyper space -  A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time wraps and Tenth Dimensions by Dr. Michio Kaku.

Dr. Michio Kaku is a world renowned physicist and co founder of String Theory.

The theorising of ten dimensions based on scientific facts, made me reflect on the Spiritual knowledge that has been around for ages.

Starting long back into history - the emerald tablets of Hermes circa 3500 BC proclaiming 'As above - So below' Plotinus 205 to 270 BC and his theory of Emanation as written down in Enneads - ' good diffuses itself' followed by great Islamic philosophers like Farabi - Bu Ali Sina - Rumi just to name a few. The New Age Thinkers of our modern times. Thus Spirituality has a glowing past, only after the Industrial Revolution and rise of Darwinism, it was overshadowed for nearly two centuries, but in the past 30 - 40 years it is gaining recognition, and a few of the modern Scientists have to be thanked for this.

 According to Dr. Michio Kaku the advantage of ten dimensional space , is that we have enough room to accommodate all the four fundamental forces of the Universe - namely

The Electromagnetic Force
The strong Nuclear Force
The week Nuclear Force (decay)
The Gravitation Force

According to Modern Scientists everything is energy vibrating in ten dimensional space time.

Now I quote from the Book by Sayyed Hossain Nasr.

' According to Ikhwan - the creation of the Universe, beginning with the Creator, descending through the multiple States of Being and ending with the terrestrial creatures, whose final link is Man, is outlined in the following manner.

1. Creator ( Mubd Haq Subhanahu) Who is ONE - ETERNAL - PERMANENT

2. Intellect ( 'aql ) which is of two kinds - innate and acquired

3. Soul (naffs) which has three species - vegetative, animal and rational

4. Matter ( hayula 'ala ) which is of four kinds - matter artefacts, physical matter, universal matter and original matter.

5. Nature ( tabi'ah 'ala) which is of five kinds - celestial nature and the four elemental nature.

6. Body (Jism) which has six directions

7 The Sphere - which has seven planets

8. The elements - which have eight qualities

9. Beings of this world

10. The Tenth Intellect - Observer Moulana 'Ashir
  (Sayedi Sadikali saheb says ' Jehne duniya ya na hawala chhe)

Science is now talking of energy vibrating through ten dimensions of time and space, fields of potentiality, trying to understand and coming near the Spiritual truths.

Quantum physics defines the field as invisible moving forces that influence the physical realm. In fact reality is nothing but waves of possibility we have ' observed' in form.

Excerpts from the Chapter : Entering the fifth dimension.
On the theory of higher dimensions by Georg Reiman (19th Centrury) Freund reminds us that the energy necessary to probe the tenth dimension is a quadrillion times larger than the energy that can be produced by our largest atom smasher !!

According to this theory , before the Big Bang, our cosmos was actually a perfect ten dimensional universe, a world where inter dimensional travel was possible ( I am really wondering are they talking of A'lam ul Ibda )

However, this ten dimensional world was unstable ( this made me pause and reflect on the Nashihat of Sayedi Sadikali Saheb as to what transpired in A'lam ul Ibda, he in very simple understandable language states, what happened and more important why it had to happen ) and eventually it  ' cracked' in two creating two separate Universes. (Here I have reservations on 'cracked' from what little knowledge I have acquired ' it was eased out' Burhanuddin Moula in one Vaaz farmayu, ' woh to' roohani a'lam chhe, wahan kem rehvaye,hubbut vaqe thayu' ....) a four and six dimensional Universe.

The Universe in which we live was born in that cosmic cataclysm. (our four dimensional Universe - are they talking of 6-7-8 & 9 hudoods of A'lam ul Ibda) expanded explosively ( in earlier articles I have written in detail about Big Bang - it was not Bang Bang a term coined in jest, but correctly it was easing out of the roohani Palorama and the rehmat and shafaqat of Moula 'Ashir - the Tenth Intellect )

While our twin six dimensional universe contracted violently, until it shrank to almost infinitesimal size. ( five Ukool sabeta and tenth Intelligence Moulana Ashir - this is my understanding, I may be wrong. I am not sure of the contraction part, but alam ul Ibda has ten hudoods. The beings with them in their respective paleroma is a different aspect)

This theory predicts that the Universe that has curled up into a six dimensional ball, that is too small to be observed ( my understanding is that it is too high high whereas our Universe is too far below)

One important thing that this theory postulates is that this six dimensional Universe, far from being useless appendage to our world, may ultimately be our salvation. ( Hurrah ! this makes perfect sense to me - are the scientists talking of 'Maad' - the return )

Freund chuckles, when asked when we will be able to see these higher dimensions. We cannot see these higher dimensions, because they have curled up (really ? ) into a tiny ball, so small that  they can no longer be detected.

According to Kaluza -  Klein theory, the size of these curled up dimensions in called the Plank length 4 which is 100 billion billion times smaller than the proton, to small to be probed by even our largest atom smasher

Another reality that Science has confirmed. Our brain receives 400 billion bits of information each second. To give an idea how much information that is - consider this. It would take nearly 6,00, 000 average size books to print 400 billion zeros.
Now this is reality.

But we on average are taking only 2000 measly bits of information each second - we are narrowing down to what suits us, what we are comfortable with. ( Book Ref: E SQuared by Pam Gout )


Now with such candid acceptance of Higher Unseen Force, ten dimensional vibration, quantum fields, Science has mellowed, and is accepting Spirituality as the only gateway to know the real truth, which we call Haqaiq.

In years to come all those Scientists who are working enthusiastically in their respective fields, are bound to succeed if they are of firm belief that all knowledge comes from the ONE. It is Allah who Willed His Source to be seen.

I end by the quote from Neale Donald Walsch - one of the most influential Modern Age Thinker.

' But the day I realised that my soul could be more than a concept, and was instead an actual functioning, practical, meaningful and useful part of my day to day existence, was in fact the most exiting and rewarding day of my life.

It entirely changed the way I looked at myself and everything that happened to me. '

' Your soul doesn't care what you do for a living - and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are being, while you are doing whatever you are doing'

Fal hamdo, wa shukro, alba hazihil naimat al Jalila.

Milad Mubarak of Sayedna Taher Saifuddin Moula
27th Zilkad 1435 - Sunday 21st Sept



Note received from Bhai Mohammad Rangoonwala on the above subject vide e mail dated 14-10-2014


Creator is AĆ”shir e mudabbir. The soul cares for us  and  at times it has  to be cared by us. This means we have to  learn to know the difference between halal and haram. The Shariah enacted by Rasulullah based on inputs he had from Allah is the most computerised way to return.

The modern science or spiritual science does not believe in Saheb. So it gets messed up in its theory although they realise what is what the way you arrive at the end of your article.  but they miss Saheb.. Tawheed ehne keh chhe je chhe khudana muka , garchey khuda nathi ye pan janiye kkhuda chhe..

 Scientist should read this Ayat of Quran in Surah Al Rehman: Ya  maasharal Jinne wal Inse enistaĆ”tum antanfudhu min aqtarissamawate wal ardhe, fan fudhu, la tanfudhu illa besultaan..O, folks of mankind and supernatural being, if you have ability to get out of the borders of skies and earths, go, but you can never go, until and unless you have saheb ( who is only one among you.)






























Saturday, July 26, 2014

RAMAZAN 1435 H

This Sehrullah was blessed to read and reflect, and make two slide share presentations, which I humbly offer as Hadiyah to my blog readers.

In the beginning of the month made  VALAYAT  - a tribute presentation to our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) on his 1st Sehrullah as 53 rd Dai ul Mutlaq, based on my reading of the Book ' The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran.

The slide share was based on an earlier article written by me on the joyous occasion of the 88th Milad Mubaraka of our for our ever revered Hay'ul Muqadaas Sayedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Moula (RA) whose loving memories are so fresh in our hearts.

The niyat behind the presentation was to show that our valayat - our feelings  - our thoughts, each passing day are more intense - more deep - more refreshing - more uplifting and ever more rejuvenating.

 http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/valayat 

With the passing of each day of Sehrullah in Ibadat, as Layali Fazela approached I engrossed my self in reading about interesting scientific discoveries propounded by Dr. Michio Kaku, co-founder of String Field Theory, saw his numerous interesting videos and read articles about Biocentrism as propounded by Dr. Robert Lanza and other scientists, and at the same time reflected on lessons learnt from Spirituality.

The niyat behind this Presentation was to show that at long last Science is converging towards
Spirituality, and in the process helping in the better understanding of the Spiritual Truths.
An exiting times ahead for proponents of Spirituality.

It is only when ALLAH  WILLS TO REVEAL HIS SOURCE than and only than can one stand on the threshold of Divine Knowledge, be in amazement and in awe.  To one who is humble,  His Knowledge will be revealed to the limit HE ALONE SETS  to the true seeker of both Spirituality and Science.

http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/multi-37234695






Monday, May 5, 2014

SLIDE SHARE PRESENTATIONS



A humble presentation - a spontaneous result of awe and inspiration on my reading - THE SUFI PATH OF LOVE. The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi by William C. Chittick



A compilation of 100 articles from my writings as commemoration
on the Glorious 100 th Milad Mubarak 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

SLIDE SHARE POSTS



A reflection based on an observation of seeing and how a particular common sight is seen in different perspective, depending upon who is SEEING



Many scientific studies have been made in recent years, which go to prove that we have the capacity to make ourselves happy, contended and satisfied.








SLIDE SHARE POSTS



SHAITAN is an interesting enigmatic character. Find out all about him. The presentation is based on my belief system.




SLIDE SHARE POSTS


The shahadat of Imam Husain (s.a.) on the burning sands of Karbala is the essence of a mumin's life.
A  mumin is born in this world to perform matam and do aho-zari on the zulm and sitam that befell Imam-ul-Haq the beloved of Rasullalah (s.a.)
Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin Moula in his munajaat sharifa has beautifully articulated the sentiment of, forever remembering Husain (s.a.) in the following words:
WA AZKURU MOULAYAL HUSAINA DAA LANA, BE SAJDATEHE INDASH SHAHADATAY SAEELA (I always remember Moula Husain (s.a.) who during his shahadat remembered us in his Doa)

http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/the-tragedy-of-karbala-in-the-context-of-maya-sayyedus-shodayee
http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/the-tragedy-of-karbala-in-the-context-of-maya-sayyedus-shodayee




ABKIKA MOLAYAL HUSAIN is the crowning jewel of Fatemi eulogy. Each verse is a precious
and rare gem, full of pathos, pain, yearning and vivid imagery.

Each verse is infused with spirituality – the esoteric meanings, the haqaiq – the universal truths
radiate in many verses, and the fluidity of narration takes the one who is blessed to recite,
through the tragic events of Karbala.

One important aspect of ABKIKA that I would like to dwell on in particular, is that the
accompanying translation of each verse in lisan ul dawat, is not merely the translation of the
Arabic, but it encompasses the thought process of Aqa Moula (TUS) – as he dwelt on the
tragic events of Karbala. As he pictured in his minds eye, the thoughts, that arose to me seems
to be coming from al-haykal al noorani (the pillar of Light of the effervesce souls) The ta’eed of
Imam uz Zaman (SA) is evident.




Friday, May 2, 2014

SLIDE SHARE POSTS.




In the early 19th Century in Surat, Sayedi Sadiqali Saheb entombed in his lucid and easy to understand and relate to Nashihats for Posterity - Haqaiq truths- Noble and desirable human traits -A’maal ma’roof - The pitfalls of this world and most importantly the valaayat and maa’refat of Dai ul Mutlaq


http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/nashihat
http://www.slideshare.net/asgarubi/nashihat