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The Way Things Are

Progress no; hope yes. Or better be: 'Hope yes; Progress no' - the very title of an interesting article on the comparison between Traditional world view and Moderns' by Houston Smith in his Forgotten Truth, the book. Nonetheless, I have found myself as never 'progressing' in any matter of high importance to me. I have always found myself, when in growth, to be regaining the innocence of childhood, becoming as pure as I was. I contemplate Insan al-Kamil (Universal or Perfect Man) in the innocence and uprightness of adolescents. No progress. I wish to repeat what T.S. Eliot said meaning by: "the wave of future will be a return to the past," as Houston Smith puts it:

There is only the fight to recover what has been lost

And found and lost again and again.

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Change is life; innovation not, as such.

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We sometimes come to like certain people, and care a lot about them, even if they do not pay heed to us at all, but we keep loving them. Actually. There's a bond between these souls, a bond that was created in the metacosmic world of which we unconscious in the microcosm, this lowest world in the hierarchy of realms. The souls must reunite, but not necessarily in this world. (The thought originally belongs to someone else, but felt, I think, by many.)

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There's rule and there's essence. Essence predominates the rule even if it's defined by the very rule.

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The thing 'to act' is as spontaneous as action itself. The process is calculated. Only healthy imagination can support correct action, not a lethargic and (too) skeptical one.

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One of the two essential parts of religion Islam is to fulfill our covenants with others, and to respect and build on our relationships. In the absence of this respect, the result would be destruction and mayhem among the people who do not respect each others words and integrity. This would lead to chaos, hence a complete chaotic society. The current situation of Swat in Pakistan testifies this perennial truth.

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