Friday, June 22, 2007

Eternity -Sufi view 05-03-12

Space, Time and Us, A Sufi View

Mirza A. Beg

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Al Jazeerah, Wednesday, March 23, 2005
http://www.aljazeerah.info/23%20o/Space,%20Time%20and%20Us,%20A%20Sufi%20View%20BY%20Mirza%20A.%20Beg.htm

Axis of Logic, Friday, March25, 2005
http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_16436.shtml


This started as an essay on Sufism, but got lost in the intertwined thoughts of "Fana and Baqua", sublimation in the ultimate reality. As a Sufi poet wrote, "If the Earth was converted to papers, the forests to pens and the oceans to ink, it would not suffice to write the attributes of the God". Some words from the elusive essay congealed as two poems, but would forever remain incomplete.


A Haiku

Space knows no bounds
Time unending - infinity to infinity
Live in the Ultimate Mind


A Poem
(Glossary at the end)

Galaxies, receding in space
Red shift, evincing an expanding Universe
One universe or many, or just fluttering "Branes"
Stretching the limits of language
Challenging the limits of mind
Space, eleven dimensions, or more, or none
Matter is energy, smaller than smallest vibrations,
Rhythms of enormous energy
From the Being of limitless mind
Of infinite dimensions

Time, will it end? Did it begin,
Fourteen billion years ago with a Big Bang
Or Branes bumping in cosmic ballet
On Earth, a mere 4.6 billion years
Perhaps an illusion, "Maya",
Relativity's snare through gravitons,
The curvature of space and time
Turning tomorrows into yesterdays
Forever it was, forever it will be
A Mobius strip in the Infinite Mind

Earth, our cradle in blue sheathing,
Light and warmth, a gift from the Sun
A speck in the vastness
History imprinted in rocks,
Era by era, separated by convulsions
From Azoic, the time before life
Through the intricacy of evolution
To us, with a consciousness of being,
With a longing for the ultimate love
And avarice for weapons of annihilation

Life span, a unit of time, from birth to death
Counted in years, days and seconds
Linear flow, imprisoned in perishable bodies
And expansive minds in transient brains
That cast an inward glance, eyes closed
Revealing timeless horizons, a universe within
Relationships, a dance of inner branes
Meeting and parting, in ecstasy or sorrow
Indelible secret memories, love and loss
Confined in personal, ephemeral universe


Eternity logs universes of mortal neurons
Of hubris, of wars of twisted religions
Pining for Armageddon,
Praying for evil, in hopes of elusive good
Hate begets hate, a vicious hell
But myriad deeds of kindness,
For the love of creation, by the created
Overcomes greed and hate,
Transcend the bounds of space and time,
To lead to the Infinite Mind, and endure.

Mirza A. Beg can be reached at mab64@yahoo.com

Glossary: Big Bang -The primeval explosion from nothing, the creation of the Universe.
Branes -A term coined for a sub-universe like ours. Many Branes make a universe.
Red shift -Light spectrum shifts to the red wavelengths, indicating increasing distance.
Mobius strip - A strip, twisted with joined ends, the top and bottom merge seamlessly.
Gravitons - A postulated particle, that is responsible for the force of gravity.
Azoic - A time before life on earth.

2 comments:

Rupa Abdi said...

Beyond the horizons
lies the eternal source of all that lives
from the chasms gushes out the blood of life
the heart beat reverberates through the universe
the source of all purity
where from all Paths emerge and end
the destiny of all destinies
the eternal Now
forever there…..

Rupa Abdi said...

Beyond the horizons
lies the eternal source of all that lives
from the chasms gushes out the blood of life
the heart beat reverberates through the universe
the source of all purity
where from all Paths emerge and end
the destiny of all destinies
the eternal Now
forever there…..