WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BLOG
Because Blog Writer has the Following background:
1. 50 Years Experience of a Critical Man.
2. First reason WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BLOG is that the Blog owner belongs to a Sober and most soundly orthodox Muslim community, an outstanding Leader of which spoke in the words like these:”Young men from this city will rise to destroy Moscow, New York, London and Paris”.
3. Before this, Founder of the Community said in words like these: “Not more than three hundred years from now(1890 A.D.), All the world will enter in the Fold of Islam. Followers of all the Other Religions will be reduced to very small minorities.”
4. With low Origin, An Outspoken Man having Book Reading as Hobby, developed Radical Tendencies.
5. The Second reason WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BLOG is that the Blog owner had Socialistic Inclination from the Childhood and was also Critical of His own community and had the Following Untoward Incidents in Life:
i. Letter to the Caliph:”Local Environment compounded with poverty is Not helpful for Performing the Good Deeds and Pursuing the Righteousness and Piety as a Goal”. I was called by the Department of General Affairs And was Advised:”Letter Addressed to the Caliph Must contain Only a Request to Him For Praying”.That is Why You Should Read This Blog?
ii. Admiration of Mao
iii. Admiration of Chigovera
iv. Visit to People’s Party Office in Lahore
The word ‘Faith’, not infrequently, is used in the Sense that Jesus (P.B.U.H.) implied when he said to his disciples ” If any one among you having an iota of faith, says to the Mountain ‘Move’, The Mountain will Move.” The Owner of This Blog believes that Shifting From Knowledge to Conscious Faith, cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is All we want to achieve.That is Why You Should Read This Blog.
I. BRIEF BIO
- Six months Service in Local Exchequer
- Army Service: 1972-75
- Government Service: 1978-2007
- Masters in English Literature:1996
- Re-employment: February 2009 to 2014.
I was a diehard atheist. When they would mention the word ‘spiritualism’, I would ask what is it? Actually it did not bear any conspicuous relation to me or to my observations. The word was repeated off and on during the daily conversation as a taken-for-granted and pre-fixed goal.
I believe there are three main sources of knowledge:
1. Humans Themselves
2. Universe As A Whole
3. Scriptures in its Most Original Sense i.e. Revealed Words of God as communicated to Prophets through Gabriel. Allah is Infinity and He has to convey message to Finite i.e. Humans. The vibrations emitted from every thing and Directed towards humans also contains signals from Gabriel as directed by God. The signals creating awareness of Right and Wrong are from Gabriel without any ultimate confirmation.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE BLOG OWNER
The days were of the rise of Bhutto in politics with the slogan of Islamic Socialism. And also those were the days of my youth. I had passed matriculation in 1966 and had become a maniac newspaper reader. So much so as to go to the town’s main bus stop on Inter-city Road to know whether the newspaper has come yet?
Those were also the days of Cultural Revolution carried out by Mao dong in China. The slogan “China is Red” reverberated all over the world in those days.
I was one of the poor and ignored ones and having read about classless society. I had become conscious of classes in a society i.e. Haves and Have Not’s. Also the class living under poverty line . The rich exploiting the poor and using religion for its justification. I felt myself aligned with the poor.That is Why You Should Read This Blog?
My Father Subscribed to an Urdu News Paper
My father was a shopkeeper. He was literate. Nawa-e-Waqt was the name of Urdu Daily that he subscribed. Sobriety and Impartiality was the Policy of this Newspaper. Now-a-Days this group also runs an English Daily: “The Nation”, the reader may open the link to read it.
GREATEST INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE THAT IS STILL PUSHING ME ON
In March/April, 1966 our teacher of Urdu Language assigned the class to write an essay in Urdu with the Title ” My Nights and Days” when literally translated. But in idiomatic translation “My Daily Routines”. I kept on writing a reflective essay through the night till the dawn. The teacher collected the notebooks from the students for checking. The next day the teacher made me stand up. He started appreciating me in the following terms:
(ii) He said The Gold (pointing me) may be rusted. He was alluding to my poor background.
(iii) Actually I had earned 12 Good, V.Good, Fair etc. on a 31 pages essay on 9″ x 7 ” Note book.
(iv) Today, I repent were that I had shown the essay to one of my female cousins who was elder to me or to one of our far-relatives who were educated and were able to show me the way to promotion.That explains Why You Should Read This Blog?
i. If God is not visible air is also not visible. It proves that Non-visibility is not the proof of non-existence.ii. Nelson, A Western Writer was quoted in words similar to these: There is perfect consistency and harmony in the individual micro-systems of the universe and also in the universe as a mega-system as a whole. Conceiving universe coming into being automatically As a Result of Big Bang is like explosion in print shop making a dictionary”.
See the Statement of Nelson Here
iii. An anecdote was referred to a Baudouin as saying I search my lost camel by following his footprint or the dung made by it while wandering about in the desert. He was drawing a parallel by construing that such a perfect universe can not be without An All-powerful Maker.Last argument was that we can follow monotheism even if we are not fully convinced as a precautionary measure because if we die with a suspended belief and we face God on the occasion of resurrection, we will be feeling ashamed.
II. MOST CRUCIAL STAGE IN MY LIFE STARTS: 1966 – 1977
This Story Prompts One For Shifting From Knowledge to Conscious Faith, Bringing the Heaven On This Earth As Was Prophecy-ed in Scriptures
Book reading on crucial themes isolated me from the mainstream society and turned me into a renegade and apostate.
Though mostly I read books on religion supporting strong theism with all its overtones. But they did not reply to some of my questions. The questions about economic inequality. I found some of the answers in the following Magazines and Books:
In the Library I had the chance to read the following magazines. In this way, i came close to the best of the worlds leading journals.
1. Readers Digest
4. The Economist, London
1. Worldly Philosophers
2. World Civilizations
3. Essays of A Humanist
What Factors Contributed to My Mental Makeup
2. Belonging to A Poor Class and Having A Chance to read Revolutionary Literature
3. Learning Short Hand and Becoming a Stenographer
4. Doing the Course of T.V. Technician and Setting up a Shop
5. When Serving in Military, becoming a Technical Assistant, which was called Master Gunner.
6. Learning Shorthand and finding a job as Stenographer.
7. Doing Masters in English Literature.
III. SOME IMPORTANT INCIDENTS AND OBSERVATIONS
(a) Once I read an Essay prescribed in Bachelor of Art’s English Literature. The writer stated that the use of repetition and other forms of rhetoric to emphasize ones point of view is also a kind of coercion. This piece of knowledge ensued the following incident. A senior person of community clung to me trying to gratify me. But a question could not be swallowed by me in spite of much interpretation forwarded by him. The question was about the use of exaggeration for conveying a message effectively in the words “Slaughter your wives and children to go abroad for preaching your ideology”.
Actually the orator wanted to emphasize the sacrifices that should be made for the sake of their ideology. The orator was employing an elaborate metaphor for the sake of impact on the audience. He was using a metaphor. Using the word “slaughter” for subjecting the wives and children to the pain of isolation. Including deficiencies in food, comfort and love when the head of the family is preaching the native ideology abroad.
Actually he meant to say that missionaries sent from this city will change the demographic features of these cosmopolitans. From this you can judge the aggressiveness of the community regarding their ideology. But believe me. The ideology was all peace and nothing else. They did not believe in the traditional Jehad. The Jehad with weapons resulting into bloodshed. They believed in Jehad of preaching and not fighting.That is Why You Should Read This Blog?
I mentioned this just for studying how language is used differently for communication between different types of humans.
(ii) Gene versus Environment
On those days Cold War between USA and USSR was raging high. I read debates between capitalism and communism. I came to know that capitalism depends on Genes and Communism relies on Environment.
After more than 40 years, I am studying this in the larger perspective: Read Article About Nature Versus Nurture
(iii) Sion-Soviet Dispute
In late 1960s and early 1970s China used to charge Soviet Leadership of Revisionism. Because USSR had allowed to own private property and business, as against the fundamental principle of communism, for smooth sailing in their internal administration of Economy.
(iv) Crises on Cuba Between US & USSR
John F. Kennedy, President of United States, was About to Attach USSR with Atom Bomb on Cuba Crises
(v) Wide and Attentive Reading
In 1968, When I was studying in Intermediate. In the textbook of English, I read the Instruction: “Wide and Attentive reading Improves one’s English greatly”.
(vi) Vietnam War
This was also the period of Vietnam War. It was a usual daily news that American B-52 bombers bombarded North Vietnam.
IV. JOINING ARMY
I joined Army in 1972. I was inducted in Artillery as a Clerk. They told me that they had given much thought to the fact that I am comparatively more educated ( Inter with Science subjects) than the other recruitees present there.
I gave way to his assertions. In this way, my trade was changed from Clerk to T.A.(Technical Assistant). The trade was considered prestigious among the lower rank.But it was not commensurate with my qualifications. Firstly, I was inter with science. In the Second place, I already knew Shorthand and typing. And last but not the least was my Command in Written English.
It will be interesting to narrate some rules of Artillery:
1. Fire Discipline:
Fire Discipline was a set of rules or commands that guided all the activities relating to firing shot from the gun towards the enemy. At present I remember one command i.e. ‘STOP’. When this was uttered, every activity must come to a Stand Still.
There was a fold-able table called Firing Table. A drawing paper was affixed on it. With a protractor. the same as is found in Geometry Boxes used by School-going children. But it was very large.It had a notch at one corner to get harnessed by a big drawing pin fixed in the table.
Now the board was rotated on the table with values of deflection marked on the paper. These values of deflection were passed to the Gunners along with values of Elevation. Horizontal and vertical movement of the barrel were guided by the values of Deflection and Elevation applied on a Gun.
2. Meteorological Information:
A met correction was worked out there. It considered humidity in the air, speed and direction of air blowing. This correction was also applied to the Gun. Another correction called “Site Correction” was also applied which took into account height from the surface of the sea.
V. JOINING GOVERNMENT SERVICE AS STENOGRAPHER
After learning shorthand I tried to join the stenographic career.But I could not succeed in it. I joined the Army. After leaving Army in 1975, I retried my luck. This time and succeeded.
More than once I listened from the Top Bureaucrats that the solutions of all the problems are near at hand. But they just won’t allow them to be solved for good. They keep the documents repeatedly dispatched to the sub-offices. Notwithstanding the fact that they already had the documents in the drawer of their desk.The sub offices request for further instructions.
VI. MY MARRIAGE
1. Sex as a Symbol of Sin:
2. First Attempt at Finding A Girl:
3. Two Priests in a Mosque Committed a Robbery:
4. Marriage Ceremonies from Start to End:
5. Just Like an Underdog:
6. Family Dynamics After Marriage:
7. Balance Sheet After 40 Years of Marriage:
VII. ESTABLISHING A WORKSHOP FOR T.V. REPAIRING
In 1969, I failed in Chemistry in Intermediate exam. I found spare time. I fell to reading newspapers and books from library.
I already had joined British Council Library, Lahore. Now I started drawing book on Electronics for enhancing the level of my knowledge.
In a later stage I became interested in Perception. Actually, I was doing my job as Documentation Officer. In the course of my excursions across frontiers of Knowledge I came across the word PERCEPTION. Paramount importance of perception lies in the fact that it gives shape to a Mindset. Constituents of these Mindsets are ones assumptions, inferences and conclusions that matter in the mental makeup.
My atheism was only a deviation from the main stream thinking. I see core of Monotheism is pure. Only adjunctary parts and operating system suffers from some visible contradictions.
BUT my reading habit ultimately led me to Quantum Mechanics. It imparted me Faith in God. I am one of the numerous whose faith in God was fortified in this way. I actually felt relaxed and elated when I read:
Here is a Good Article About Quantum Physics
Now I am determined to be a theist.But Not with A Totally Blind Faith as is the universal practice. Rather with A Fully Conscious Faith. Following factors constitute the Immediate reason for my newly found faith :
A – After a lot of search for reality I happened to read the words “Ultimate Nature Of Facts Is Fluid And Elusive” . This answered many a questions about hunting the reality somehow or other. But it revealed that reality could not be hunted instead hunter is to be callously hunted by the reality.
B – Then again in another web I read the latest research in Quantum Mechanics which has revealed that the Nature of this world is Probabilistic and not Deterministic.
C – Third that supports the above two, is some philosophers saying: “The thing a man can say with certainty is that he knows very little or nothing”.
D – Much which had passed for philosophy was neither true nor false but literally meaningless.
X. INNER BALANCE
I believe the more juicy and seductive is the perception of a human the more a human is capable of practicing “Expectation is Better than Realization”. Which is the Fountainhead of Patience. PATIENCE is the Head of Morality. Here is the Golden Key for Heaven on this Earth. I say “Perception is the Thing”. Every human MUST become a saint because A Real Saint has A built-in Heaven.
A good perception creates a visible package of HOPE in future and acts as a catalyst to create a capacity for patience. People dislike patience because they are addicted to Indulgence in luxuries. Balance is the essence of life and and it can not be ensured without patience.
XI. Moral But Difficult Versus Immoral But Easy Options
Patience is done with some intent. A patient person has the capacity of meditating, hoping and visualizing. He has been endowed with imagination. He is conceiving future to achieve something. As conceiving is achieving.This prompts you to know Why You Should Read This Blog?
Inner Balance includes a capacity of an individual which enables him to make a choice or opt for an alternative. That is difficult but moral as compared with the other alternatives. Which are easy and are taken up with alacrity by common run of the people. Now we are to explore what are the factors that underlie this difference of choice. We keep in view the fact that the Person that makes Moral but difficult choice is characterized as A BETTER PERSON than the one who makes an Easy Choice. After their death Latter is called a common man but Former will be known as a Man of Character.
Here we may bifurcate humans in two categories:
1. One is that have considerable thinking ability and
2. the other who do not have any notable thinking ability.
In other words one person meditates and the other does not.
XII. HOW I CONVERTED FROM ATHEISM TO THEISM
A sort of assuming is necessary for acting or reacting. BUT do we think our reacting and acting is morally justified. Can anyone test the justification of acting or reacting before executing an action or reaction. Morality was so emphatically inculcated in my mind , stuffed in my psyche and imbued into my soul.I was caught in the scruples.
Have I the right to think? Have I the right to exist even? I remember Descartes’ famous principle, “I think therefore I am”.
Then I learned that quantum physics had modified the Descartes principle to say, “I choose therefore I am.” I chose Hope which lead me to the following three “Unique Variables” that distinguish humans from animals:
1. HOPE: One loses temper when one perceives that continuation of his stability focused for happiness is endangered.
2. PATIENCE: with Selflessness proving the full sincerity implying good intentions
3. CHARACTER: is the resultant of above variables and emerges as a catalyst for causing a chain-reaction.
XIII. FREE WILL OR NO FREE WILL
Free Will” had been my long-haunted and afflicting topic which has now been solved through above-mentioned three variables. The riddle crashed into a reciprocity: If you believe in punishment and rewards in life after death, you have to believe in Hope and Patience that define ones character.
Through exercising Hope and Patience you can enhance your character. And rewards will be according to ones character.If one believes in enhancement of character, one believes in free will to the limited extent. Without character humans are equal to animals. Biological beings busy in eating, drinking, sleeping and mating etc.
That is how Knowing Autobiography of Blog Owner is Shifting From Knowledge to Conscious Faith, Bringing the Heaven On This Earth As Was Prophecy-ed in the Scriptures.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own
life.Or, whether that station will be held by anybody else.These pages
must show. With the beginning of my life, I record that
I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve
o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.This prompts you to know Why You Should Read This Blog?
My Place of Birth
My place of birth is Badhomalhi, District Narowal, Pakistan.
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My Place of Education
My place of Education is Chenab Nagar, District Chiniot, Pakistan.
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