Friday, 30 December 2011

Lets begin the journey 3: The spiritual aspect (The Unseen World)

An interesting point of discussion which we are trying to figure out something that cannot be described unlike the last two topics which physics being the answer by reasoning.

Firstly, let us try to understand first the noble concern of our brothers and sisters which we label them; "Atheist". (They don't like to be labelled actually, as it defeat the purpose of their stands against the religions). Correct me if I am wrong, Mr. Sam Harris, the intention of the atheist is to throw away the practice of division among humanity due to this "religion". I am quite agree with the fact that the "religion"s today being the point of humanity diversion from the peace.

The reason I highlighted on the view of atheism as above to get a full attention that the discussion shall not be skewed towards any contemporary standard belief system, yet to find the path towards peace for humanity as the discussion of spiritual aspect often being the source of argument and prevention of further thinking avenue.
Lets see what Quran says describing a pious person in Al-Baqarah, 2:03; "Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them,", which constitutes that believing in the unseen is a must, and if it a must, the logic is, it EXIST.

In the Bible: 2nd Corinthians 4:18;
"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.", an interesting phrase of which describes the physical being is temporary but the spiritual is infinity.

Now, lets re look the understanding of "orbital theory" in my previous article on the physical form, which the foundation of the discussion is on Gravitation. Let's see the further description on Gravitation as Quoted from Wikipedia:
"Gravitation, or gravity, is a natural phenomenon by which physical bodies attract with a force proportional to their mass. Gravitation is most familiar as the agent that gives weight to objects with mass and causes them to fall to the ground when dropped. Gravitation causes dispersed matter to coalesce, and coalesced matter to remain intact, thus accounting for the existence of the Earth, the Sun, and most of the macroscopic objects in the universe.

Gravitation is responsible for keeping the Earth and the other planets in their orbits around the Sun; for keeping the Moon in its orbit around the Earth; for the formation of tides; for natural convection, by which fluid flow occurs under the influence of a density gradient and gravity; for heating the interiors of forming stars and planets to very high temperatures; and for various other phenomena observed on Earth.

Gravitation is one of the four fundamental interactions of nature, along with electromagnetism, and the nuclear strong force and weak force. Modern physics describes gravitation using the general theory of relativity by Einstein, in which it is a consequence of the curvature of space-time governing the motion of inertial objects. The simpler Newton's law of universal gravitation provides an accurate approximation for most physical situations."

In other words, gravity is an "unseen yet exist" force that responsible to keep the order of the physical form i.e. the nature of any physical matters which the smallest part we know is the atom and the biggest... limitless. In essence, the existence of any being/tangible matters (includes human) are basically and significantly a must to have both elements, the physical form (seen) and the gravitation force (unseen). With only one element, we can simply said... we shall not exist.

Let us further examine the significant of this unseen force. Imagine what would happen IF the sun changes its gravity force only by reducing 1% of it? The world shall become further 1% from the sun, lesser gravity on earth, lower temperature; in conclusion, just imagine the destruction.
With this, we shall understand that every physical forms/being/matters are in need to "manage" its gravitation power, the orbital force for the sustainability of its existence towards its purpose of existence. Another words that described this is the "law of nature". 2 hydrogen and an oxygen will in this law be a water and it has it own purpose of existence, you know it. Playing around with this force or spiritual matter shall creates disorder in this law of nature and it became unsustainable.

Let us see in our world of humanity, this unseen force which connects us, we call them; LOVE. Love is the only bond we have for humanity, the differences is only in terms of its nature to conform with its existence. each atoms cannot freely combined as it will, it has certain rules to follow for it sustainability. there are a lot of combining methodologies for atoms which we concluded in the science of chemistry and physics as bonds (ionic and covalent bonding). Same thing applied to us, we can have the same love to everybody on earth but the actions/practices against each other shall based on its law. We cannot treat our colleague as our spouse or our children etc. This is why we cannot have a marriage bond between same sex as it defeat the purpose of nature in reproduction. Yes, the love between same sex exist yet it in brotherly nature, similar as how atom with same or almost similar attributes cannot be combined with in ionic bonding (ionic bonding means transfer of electron charges to its "neighbour". Same positive charged ions can combined by sharing the negative charges in its electron cloud... you know what I mean.

This bond/gravity/unseen force is LOVE. I strongly believe that. In the scripture of God, that is the first attributes of God being mentioned after His ruling power over the universe (ar-Rahman).

Can you see it?

Embrace the love. 

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Lets begin the journey 2: The body (human physical form)

Referring to both Quran and Bible, human form are described to be made of dust, clay (dust with water), and became blood clot (human embriology as described by science and Quran correpondantly). I came across a lot of arguments on this in the internet, and my friends, I am totally calling all of you try to avoid such arguments as from what I read is just to argue on who is right or wrong, by finding conflicts and using science as platform for arguing. As I shared on previous article on "The  Brain", u may not find a conclusive answer for both parties as you already set the mind to accept or reject it.

And off course Im not saying that I am right, I just strongly believe on "the peace" and its path. And to attain peace is by using all what we have towards it. But before further discussing on that, let us first examine our physical form, the body, the focus of this article.
First and foremost, I am quoting an article; Building the Body: From Atoms to Organs by
Figure 1
"Your body, as a whole, is one organism. However, many, many parts make up that whole. As you consider the various levels of the body (see Figure 1), you understand that a large number of parts are within parts. It's akin to looking at a pine tree. At first, you notice the entire tree — a whole organism. However, as you look closer, you notice the branches. Looking at the twigs on the branches, you notice each needle on the twigs. Thousands, if not millions, of needles exist on that one single pine tree. The same analogy holds for the human body or the body of any animal. First, you notice the entire body. Next, you see that the entire body is made up of parts and organs, and each of those organs is made up of a variety of tissues. And if, as a pathologist does, you examine a magnified sample of one of the human body's tissues under a microscope, millions of cells become visible. Yet you can turn up the magnification for an even closer look: Cells contain molecules that are made up of even smaller components called atoms."

hmmm... doesnt it sounds familiar somewhere. Let's think about the universe, our solar system. Now I'm surely convinced that you have the same thought as I am. All physical matters are made out of ATOM. The atom is the core matter of our existance, not only us, surely for all substance we have in universe. I am intrigue to further quote one of my favourite piece by Foresight Institute on Nanomedicine (; where it confirms the above with further details on the human atomic architecture, a must see, do that.

Now, let us look about atom, as well as other form of physics inclusive of molecules, tissue, organism, the earth etc. (every physical substance we know of). And off course atom is not the smallest and universe is not the largest forms, because similar like the attributes of it measurement, the numbers; there is no such thing as smallest or biggest numbers, its infinity. Only the limit of our knowledge and findings. 

From wikipedia:
"The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons (except in the case of hydrogen-1, which is the only stable nuclide with no neutrons). The electrons of an atom are bound to the nucleus by the electromagnetic force. Likewise, a group of atoms can remain bound to each other, forming a molecule. An atom containing an equal number of protons and electrons is electrically neutral, otherwise it has a positive charge if there are fewer electrons (electron deficiency) or negative charge if there are more electrons (electron excess). A positively or negatively charged atom is known as an ion. An atom is classified according to the number of protons and neutrons in its nucleus: the number of protons determines the chemical element, and the number of neutrons determines the isotope of the element."
Lets see... focus to the highlighted phrase in the above quotation.

Nucleus? Sound familiar as well.. Imagine if we are an atom. what is our nucleus? Certainly, the brain! which can determine whether we shall have a positive, negative or neutral charges. Which later translated into our outside layer (cloud of negative charged electron), making the quality of the atom towards what it should became. Our connection with each other creates a family (molecule), and set of stable molecule which connect with other molecules shall create a society (a tissue), which later into one nation (a part of organism) which with stable relation between all of these shall later create a very subtle existance of world society (the complete organism) which connected by an unseen yet exist force which we may described in the orbital theory. 

Let wikipedia explains a little bit about orbit:
"In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved path of an object around a point in space, for example the orbit of a planet around the centre of a star system, such as the Solar System. Orbits of planets are typically elliptical.Current understanding of the mechanics of orbital motion is based on Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which accounts for gravity as due to curvature of space-time, with orbits following geodesics. For ease of calculation, relativity is commonly approximated by the force-based theory of universal gravitation based on Kepler's laws of planetary motion."
Gravity.. an unseen force which connects "substance" together stably, and create an orbital pattern for this substance to co-exist peacefully and create another more complex forms which later can be strengthen or stabilize indefinitely (remember, the universe is infinite). This force is capable to be transferred from a substance to another based on its positive or negative charges which gives the other substance capable of having the charge (transferable).

Hmmm... Doesnt gravity is the force which stabilize the existence of the whole universe as well? Certainly. This force is powerful and with this energy, which stabilize all physical substance in universe... wait... 
Let us take a look back at the definition of gravity, in paragraph above. Does it not sound like...

Love is indefinite... 

Love stabilizes our existance... 

Love give us opportunity to multiply... 

Love connects us...

Ok. Lets get back to discuss on human physical form. We shall be looking at physics on this. First, let us examine the atom. As quoted above, atom is a physical being with a nucleus (a center to set its attributes) and surrounded by negative cloud (electron). The negative clouds is harmless unless the atom could not control it with the nucleus. The attribute of the atom is determined by the type and number of charges in the nucleus (neutron or proton). The lowest energy state of a bound electron is called the ground state, while an electron at a higher energy level is in an excited state which have the chance of destructive power. This is the base of nuclear technology where by separating atoms using a massive power to make it unstable, which produce a very high yet short-live energy.

Doesn't it sound like us, human? a physical being with the brain  (a centre of processing to set the attributes) and surrounded by negative clouds of wealth, fame, sexual attraction, etc. which are initially harmless and beneficial unless the human cannot control it with the brain. The attribute of the human is determined by the type and number (strength) of thoughts whether positive or neutral against the negativity. And to make the humanity unstable is by separating them which later creates a destructive outcome among themselves, a short-term conclusion to the "tribulation".

Compare the two paragraphs above? Do you understand now why Buddha and Muhammad thought us about moderation? Think and research more, my brothers and sisters of the world.

For example: The monetary policy; a short-term system to answer the craves of humanity for wealth. If all the humanity understand clearly the monetary policy, for sure, non of us will submit to the corrupted system. But, we has been deceived by "the deceiver" and accept it without question. The fashion fenomena; a short-term fenomena to answer human on sexual cravings. Take a look around you... you will understand.
This journey into our existance will directly take us to another great step; The God,  which I will share in the next chapter. Look at it, the source of information I used came from various school of thoughts, the humanity, which I am clear now that the path of peace is the ultimate answer to us.

Be POSITIVE and you shall conclude it.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Lets begin the journey 1: The brain

When we talk about knowledge, we often believe that among differences of human being is the level of knowledge in regards to their brain capasity and capability. Actually, our brain capability ARE THE SAME in general (except for medical conditions)'The only difference is the set of our neural network pattern. Hmmm... I'll explain. I am intrigue to share about the brain because its the core of our physical life. another Hmmm... I'll explain as well. The key in attaining peace is to use the brain to come out with series of output in serving our heart. Keep "hmmm"ing... In the other hands, our brain is the key for others if they want to keep us away from the truth. Hmmmm... again. and why they want to do that? long hmmm.... and what we need to do? hmmm... Insyaallah, I may shed some light into your hmmm...

I was born in an average family which Islam being our foundation of living. We practice Islam as how our ancestors taught us. To be honest, I follow the way of life of a "muslim" even without knowing the truth. Until there was sometimes back where I start questioning on the path I walked. Where does it head to? Seriously, I dont know back then. My move forward action is just to live as how other lives, yet I feel like missing something. The riddles kept tangling inside my brain yet I kept it within my silence as everytime I asked, negative reactions been smashed unto me. The simple, one answer that I always got was "Don't ever question about your faith, as you shall become a disbeliever, in the hell u should end". This is what Sam Harris is talking about, a "no entry" sign towards reasoning and thinking.

My father (may he rest in peace) had once taught me on how to be excellent in academic, in getting the knowledge. This was the point in my life where it significantly develop me as who I am now. As a preparation for my academic assesment, he told me that to understand what you learn is to find the similarities between subjects of study. I didnt get it at first. How come mathematics, history and Syar'iah (Islamic Law) study has similarities? Nevertheless, I tried and guest what, It was beyond words, I did not only find the relations, I now accessing a new world of knowledge which everything is connected and the best of all is, it clears my path towards knowing my purpose as human, peace. its so wonderful. It's worth the universe to buy this great feeling (and you know that universe is infinite, right? think about it). Expressing my feelings is beyond words, its hard for me to ilustrate what I am going through in pictures or words... Ok, keep it simple, I will start with sharing on how our brain works.

The brain is a set of neural networks which existed with the interconnection of neurons, a particle or cell which means nothing alone at first, yet became very important when it interconnected with other neuron. Get it? I strongly suggest you to complement this article with research of your own for better understanding. God willing, I'll try to put it simplest way I can.

An input shall triggers this neuron to be connected in creating a perception. Our input devices is our senses. What we read, see, hear, taste, touch shall send a signal to this neurons to start working, get connected and create perception. This shall later be the core or the center of control of our actions (output). I will further explain by telling you below on how brain works, item by item for better understanding, and the graphic below may gives you some enlightment to it.

1. Input (circle of input neural pattern)

Each time we use our senses, it shall triggers numbers of neurons in our brain to connect and creates a pattern. This is a kind of data which we call knowledge that creates experience. This experience alone is enough for us to create an assumption (a belief that needs further analysis by getting more and more data). Here is the beauty, our experience can be strengthen, from the experience to become a perception by further analysis of new sets of data. The more we collect the data (the knowledge) the more stronger it became and creates an idea or theory which later will directly affected our judgement in causing an output (action). As we start translating the idea to our practices, no doubt it will became an input to us back and off course to others. The more brains reacts to the same idea (the same neural network pattern), it will become a fenomena. Once more, I suggest you to research further.

Let me explain it in an example: Slapping own face for most of us is a moronic yet insane act. (forgive my words). But why, some tribes/groups do more than just slapping to their face and punishing their body as a ritual? it simple, they have gone through the brain process as explained earlier. First, they look at others who are doing it (creating experience), plus listening to the idea that doing that is good (creating perception) noticing the influence of others who been praised for doing that (building it to idea), and having an occassion which the whole society is accepting it (it became a fenomena). The question about it is good or bad, right or wrong, is another story which I am surely will share in another topic, Insyaallah.

2. Processing (Strengthening the idea) and output (actions and practices)

As described above, the experience shall be strengthen with one word, REPETITION. repeating the trigger point of the idea which came from our neural network's pattern, will further strengthen its connectivity which we are able to strongly put it in our acception or rejection region of idea. I wont explain long on this as it is really simple to understand. Remember the first paragraph of this article, where I use a lot of "hmmm". Read it back and I can assure you, that you will start "hmmm"ing with your mouth or just in your mind. It really works no matter how the input shall look like, a direct message, indirect or even subliminal messages. 

This is how we have been "mind-controlled" by others.  Let us think, for my fellow Muslim, do you really need a prayer mat to perform your solah? Does it really matters if you hang a selected phrase from the Quran as decorations in your house, yet you didnt read the Quran each day and treasure the knowledge in it? Does the separate terms of knowledge of dunya and knowledge for akhirah exist, or there is only one big knowledge? for my fellow Christians; Does wearing the hijab for women only good for women priests? Did Jesus asked us to decorate tree on his birthday? Does the cross is really a symbol of the teaching of Jesus? All of these are ideas comes from repetitions of the brain practices and creates a belief. I didnt say its wrong, its for you to decide, which actually "someone" had given us the guide on how to decide on this which I shall share on another big article.

This is the same thing which happens when we memorise things. By understanding and further strengthen it with repetition. The method uses by Muhammad so that he and his friends able to memorize the Quran, word by word. Understand it first and later followed by repetitions, wheather reciting it, sharing it as well as practising the knowledge daily.

The same concept also had been used by succesful marketeers in selling their products. I share my experience, I use colgate (allow me) as my toothpaste. Do you want to know why? because my mother uses colgate for our house since I was a kid, with frequent advertisement in TV, plus 7 out of 10 of my friend's house uses the same brand, not forgetting the billboards, posters etc, guess what, when I am in a supermarket, even out of my full awareness, I take colgate into my basket...

This is due to the strength of the idea are so good, due to the sturdy connection or network pattern involving certain neurons, when we want to process it into output, no need for high activity level of the neurons to produce back the experience. In other words, the same process happened yet in a much and much more faster than normal.

3. Acceptant and rejection of idea

How we accept and reject thing is simple to understand if you understand now the creation of neural network patterns. Its okay, let's recap as well. an idea is created when there are set of neurons connected (Let's say A and B). If there is another neuron been triggerd by another action/input (neuron C) in needing to complement the set of A & B, this shall take is into a dilemma, as it now became ABC. If the AB is so strong, the ABC is wrong as we only accept AB but if we strengthen the idea of ABC, it can make the other way around. The main point is, our perceptions shall be treated in binary mode, either 1 or 0, accepting or rejecting. I dont know if this is the way of explaining it, research more my friend, we do this together. One word is certain, by our brain alone, with all other stimulus taken into account, we cannot decide which is right or wrong, only wheather we want to accept it or reject it.

As of now, the journey is just a step ahead from the door, more and more to be explored and shared with all of you. Keep researching for more (I repeat this again to trigger your brain to do it). As you may notice, I didnt put any citation or quotation in this article, intentionally for you to explore yourselves from where this knowledge came from or to confirm on certain point.

Let me once more remind you, this journey is purely to find peace for all of us, the ultimate solution on for humanity.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Truth is PEACE

All of us are Muslim. DON’T STOP READING HERE.. My stand is as such because the literal/direct translation, meaning of Islam is PEACE, a generic attributes throughout the time since humanity starts to exist, and Muslim means the one who with peace, peace lover. I call upon all of us, especially “the Muslim” to understand the word as such and avoid any fanaticism towards the word “islam” as a religion itself. Muslim is not a jargon or terminology for those who believe in the Islam as a religion. You may also refer yourself as a “Peace lover”. Everyone likes that, to get acquainted with such beautiful word. The real question is, how we want to be a peace lover?

Its all about peace. Muhammad loves to greet others with “As-salamu ala ikum” a direct translation of what Jesus loves to say and even recorded in the Bible; “Peace Onto You”. A value that Buddha embraces in attaining the “inner peace” with love and compassion. The absolute answer to the quest of Abraham in searching the best way of life (truly, he is not searching for God!) which later bring him to God.
The topic about God is rather interesting yet it is SIMPLE to understand. Scientifically and mathematically (by reason) God EXISTS! I reserve this for another topic.

Let us focus to the best way of life, attaining peace. I friendly/objectively challenging you to find any negative interpretation/words which may related to “peace”. There is none, nothings tops peace as an ultimate solution for a lot of what Jesus (within the words of God) described as “tribulation’ in John 16:33. In line with the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, the cessation of suffering which gave us the peace:

  1. There is suffering (duhkha). 
  2. There is a cause of suffering (duhkha-samudaya). 
  3. There is the cessation of suffering (duhkha-nirodha) 
  4. There is a path leading to the cessation of suffering (duhkha-nirodha-marga).

I don’t know about others, but I strongly believe that the question to be asked is not which religion will guide us to peace or in which religion does the truth lies. We are one, with the name of human. Search for the best path. The only quest is “how can we obtain this peace?”. The truth is simple to understand (only there are small number of human who realized that peace is the truth!). 

Shall discuss further...

The Word: "RELIGION"


What is religion?

Religion is just a word for us to describe our faith. Dalai Lama refered it as a “template” or a system which most of us tend to follow without understanding it.

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” “We can live without religion, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dalai Lama

Which religion is true?

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. – Dalai Lama

In Holy Quran, describing a pious person: “And who believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain.” - The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah, 2:04

Why is religion such a potent source of human violence?

The Quran answered this question many years back, surprise?:

…And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves... – The Holy Quran, 'Ali Imran, 3:19

What’s the different between all the “scriptures” of God in each religion (i.e. Torah, Bible, Psalms, Quran)?


Torah is Bible is Psalms is Quran. With one message, from one God. The differences later created by us, human as described in the Quran, Ali Imran 3:19 as above, plus, facilitated by those who want to hide the truth:

"Those whom We have given the Book recognize him (The Holy Prophet) as they recognize their own sons. And, in fact, a group of them does conceal the truth while they know." - The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah 2:146.

Even in the arabic literature, the word used in Quran refers to ONE SCRIPTURE (Al kitab, refers to one book, the plural should be al-kutub) revealed to the human.

The differences are all human-made; languages, interpretations, acknowledgements, the study, public awareness. And skewed towards for fighting with each other in placing who are the truthful ones merely for power, political advantage, economic control etc.

When we talk about someone is hiding the truth, lead to another question of why they do that? Will further discuss in another topic, Insya Allah.

What about religious rituals?

Different acts (rituals) does not ever means we have different God with different requirements. God does not require anything from us as logically, He is Perfect (confirmed by the teachings in Bible, Torah and Quran).

All the actions instructed by God means something and beneficial to US as HUMAN. We are the one who are in need of such actions/practices in our journey to attain peace. God does NOT NEED us to do anything FOR HIM as our action shall not impacted God mightiness AT ALL.

Believe me (if you are willing to, Insya Allah), with just a study and acquiring knowledge in particular area (physics, biology, economics etc) we will find the truth which tells us that the action which we refer to “rituals” are meaningful absolutely for us! I will save this later for another topic and I may share with you that the teachings of all the God Messenger (Prophets) ARE THE SAME, EXACTLY WORD BY WORD!

The only matter that we need to address is the mix of cultural acts, tribal practices, traditions which most of us always relate it to the religion. The practices approved in God's word is simple: As Long as it bring peace to you and others, furthermore, the world. And practices which forbid by God is the one which will not in the path of peace. Simple.

One example; liquor, it has been showed (in all scripture) that it is bad, and anything bad which not lead to peace must be prevented in total. Liquor shall affects our mind and for goodness sake, if you want to have a healthy life, dont take this "LIQUID CALORIE" (as referred by dieticians), not a good source of body rations which contains non-beneficial nutrien almost entirely.. some articles I got from the internet....

EMBRACE PEACE! The absolute way of life. 

In the beginning: ONE MESSAGE, ONE GOD

Assalamu Alaikum, Peace onto You,
Today I am happily would like to start sharing something with all. Feel free to share and discuss as we are going to the same direction of having the best way to live... Lets first take a look at all the foundation of "the teachings":

"Verily, the way of life in sight of Allah is peace..."
(The Holy Quran, A'li Imran - 3:19)

“I have spoken these things to you so that you shall have peace in me. You shall have suffering in the world, but take heart, I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33, Armaic Bible in plain english)

"For I have given you good teaching, do not forsake My Torah. It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and its supporters are praiseworthy. Its ways are ways of pleasantness and all its paths are peace. Bring us back to You, Hashem, and we shall return renew our days as of old."
(The Torah)

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love and peace.
(Sam Harris, Lead Atheist)

"There is no path to peace; peace is the path."
(A. J. Muste)

There are no "religion", only way of peace…

Lets Start our Journey...