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Maybe this is a war on Islam? 18 May 2009

Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR, Politics, Psychology.
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I have been preaching for most of the past decade that this war has not been—by intention—a war on Islam.  And, in speaking of a “war on Islam,” I would be speaking of a war launched against Muslims and Muslim artifacts because they are Muslims or Islamic.  Rather, it is a campaign to gain control of the world’s energy resources.  If we—the United States—control energy resources, then we control the world.  Secondarily, it is a campaign to preserve our lifestyles.  It is not so much a war about oil, but a war about the power that control of oil gives, and a war that allows us Americans to continue our lifestyle of heavy consumption of such resources.

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Confronting Consequences 6 October 2008

Posted by MOZAFFAR in Psychology, Spirituality.
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We do what we can to keep the unintended consequences of our actions beneficial consequences. We can teach a man to fish, and he continues to eat. He might teach others to fish.

But, we do not overlook the unintended consequences of our actions. He might teach others to fish, who teach others to fish, who teach others to fish. Everyone continues to fish until there are no more fish left to eat.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Baraka 26 August 2008

Posted by Ayesha Mattu in BARAKA, Psychology.
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Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu

Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me. Then, like all dreamers, I was possessed of a sudden with supernatural powers and passed like a spirit through the barrier before me.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca is a wonderful film, in which Laurence Olivier showed me what great acting could be. The opening words are haunting, and I felt them ring in my ears this morning upon waking from vivid dreams.

The strange thing about debilitation and paralysis is that, eventually, it starts affecting your dreams, which are otherwise the realm of the impossible, the imagined, the desired. The illness seeps its way into your subconscious and limits what your mind believes is possible.

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Exhaling against the Wall of Light 4 August 2008

Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR, Psychology, Spirituality.
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The design of this world is struggle. That is the nature of this world. The nature of this life is a nature of loss. Relief from that struggle is found in the Divine. Prevention of loss is found in certain actions. But, the nature of this world and life is struggle and loss.

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Running from the Self is Running from God 21 July 2008

Posted by MOZAFFAR in MOZAFFAR, Psychology, Spirituality.
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We know the popular line stating that if you know yourself, then you can know God. Meaning, if you do not know yourself, there is no way you can know God.

Such is the plight of so many people today. Long before they run from God, they run from their own selves.

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