Sufi Kalam. Ya Rabbe Mustafa Tu Mujhe Hajj Pe Bula le. Rabbi, God in human form, help me reach the Prophet’s life.

Ye allah…. O God in human form ya rabbe mustafa tu mujhe hajj pe bula, call me to my pilgrimage, haaj,  aake mai dekh lu, so that my eyes aankh se dekh lu kaaba thera, your holiness in formulation, kaaba,  ya allah… Hajj ke sharaf ko phir dekh luun, so that I might see the grandeur of your gaze, ya rabbe mustafa,O God in human form, Rabbe,  baichaan deen phir dikha, show me your despairing world ya rabbe mustafa, O God in human form yo soyae kaaba haath mein, I have longed to hold your image in my sleep  zamm zamm ka jaam ru, to draw out the sweetness your image. Soyae kaaba haath mein..sleeping with your belief phir kya karun, and now what must I do ki mein dua rothi rahae, your mercy only brings tears jo har ghadi yae as time bends to your will. Shuul main dho theen rahae, the world only has one or two benefits  har ghadi ye rasool, and time sings of your glory ishqua rasool me, love that is divine sweetness. Vo aankh dethae yae khuda , Look my way O God mere maula, my Lord kya karuun, what shoudl I do, dhe the hafae kaba ka besharaf, as I am always required to praise you as without that I am bad even shameless.  Pharmae thura makae boonda??  let us make our acquaintance again.  Aankho mai jalwa shah ka, my eyes reflect your glory aur rabbe nath ho, making rabbis holy once more jab ruh than se ho juda, when the soul leaves the body ya rabbe mustafa, it is because of God in human form, Rabbi.  Firdose mai pardose se apnae habib ka maula ali ka vastha, a wanderer such as I who longs to undertake Hajj,  ya rabbe mustafa sab aele khana saath me, rabbi prophet who has provided me with nourishment jo kaash chal padae, so that seasons are mere holders of time pehle khana saath me, so I must have my first meal with you, chal padhae suyae madenn kafla, and off I go to your holy abode ya rabbe mustafa, Rabbi Prophet mujko wakeem yae baadh mae you can explain all later, thu aek saab bathle, simply say a word tharae saab ko, to the stars in the sky.  Thujko nabin ka vastha, Only you know dawn ya rabbe mustafa dekh luun kaaba thera, Rabbi Prophet let me see your luminescence.

Kangana Ranaut, Queen of Jhansi movie, “Manikarnika.” Song Vijayi Bhava, always victorious not.

Danza Israelita, The Rain in Spain, America and all over the world.

Vanity of Vanities, Ecclesiastes and Robert Fuller Murray, American Poet, 19th Century.

SolomonkingrehoboamWhen Solomon, king of Israel, saw, by the spirit of prophecy, that the kingdom of Rehoboam his son would be divided with Jeroboam, the son of Nebat; and that Jerusalem, and the house of the sanctuary, would be destroyed, and the people of the children of Israel would be carried captive; he said, by his word, Vanity of vanities in this world, vanity of vanities; all that I and my father David have laboured for, all is vanity!” Ecclesiastes. Be ye happy, if ye may, In the years that pass away. Ye shall pass and be forgot, And your place shall know you not. Other generations rise, With the same hope in their eyes, That in yours is kindled now, And the same light on their brow. They shall see the selfsame sun That your eyes now gaze upon, They shall breathe the same sweet air, And shall reck not who ye were. Yet they too shall fade at last In the twilight of the past, They and you alike shall be Lost from the world’s memory. Then, while yet ye breathe and live, Drink the cup that life can give. Be ye happy, if ye may, In the years that pass away, Ere the golden bowl be broken, Ere ye pass and leave no token, Ere the silver cord be loosed, Ere ye turn again to dust. And shall this be all,’ ye cry, `But to eat and drink and die? If no more than this there be, Vanity of vanity!’ Yea, all things are vanity, And what else but vain are ye? Ye who boast yourselves the kings Over all created things. Kings! whence came your right to reign? Ye shall be dethroned again. Yet for this, your one brief hour, Wield your mockery of power. Dupes of Fate, that treads you down Wear awhile your tinsel crown Be ye happy, if ye may, In the years that pass away.

The stones of Jerusalem. Gulabi, terrain of roses.

 

 

Fashion in the baroque period 18th century.

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Why revolutions matter. Empire and Revolt.

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Romans are who people consider to be imperial, impartial but imperial. Very few empires have had the distinction of outliving others over a period of …. yet most if not all claim that they are one version of Rome or the other. Hence the phrase, “Rome was not built in a day.” Imperial might allows for complete jurisdiction of territory with little oversight by authorities. Thus the phrase, when the cat is away the mice will play. The picture of mice playing conveys mice like behavior in humans, timid, cautious yet abundant in life. When jurisdiction is parlayed further into favor, despotic tyrannies find root. It is hard to distinguish tyrant from emperor when one hand feeds the other. Eventually, the cycle of conquest gives way to revolution which when properly nurtured can bring hope and salvation to those rotting under the heels of despotism and disgrace. Vigilance is a valued necessity for freedom because it distinguishes wrong from right actions. Neither the Emperor nor far flung lackeys are able to bring to fruition what vigilance teaches all of us, to do what is right by others. Without this fundamental acceptance, there can be no way in which to make people believe in the rightness or wrongness of things including people. Law can be established only after vigilance has made its favor known. What can be wrought by people can be equally undone by them. It then becomes a question of incentive, in what ways do people yearn for the chance to be vigilant? A mother perhaps is willing to put her life at risk for the well-being of her children, a politician for the well-being of their party, a doctor for the improvement in their patient, but most of all humans in need of being vigilant to themselves. This is where most of us fall down. It is scary to be vigilant to oneself. At the risk of appearing trite, Eliot’s understanding of the love of J. Alfred Prufrock is appropriate; “We grow old and wear our flannel trousers rolled.” Civilization risks of the right to be vigilant when it is imperially managed. The right of some to judge the actions of all. The act is impossible in the best of circumstances and lends itself to butchery in the worst of them. How people disguise their intention is what captures the imagination, yet here imagination is too feeble to uncover intentions. Thus, the plodding challenge, grab hold of each moment and risk being both its champion and challenger. Dialectic rules when society cares only for the wealthy and arrogant.

When deception masters the world vigilance becomes servitude. In obedience to justice, the innocent and the experienced must change places frequently. The innocent in search of truth pay homage to the experienced even as the experienced learn nuances of right and wrong. The balance of imperial power is shifted toward fate when those in charge cannot accede to the inevitable, change. It is up to individuals free or otherwise to determine whether revolt is the just course of action. Power is never kind to anyone especially those pursuing a narrow and perhaps dangerous path. Denying power its might is one way to hold oneself and another accountable for gift of all, freedom. Empires have done poorly with it because they are unable to rise to the challenge of revolt without which there can be no such entity as “freedom.” If vigilance partners justice then the just must take into account the price of vigilance. Only in such circumstances can freedom be effectively instituted. Unfortunately, the emperor and the revolutionary fall short of paying the price; the emperors because of their inability to understand jurisdiction and revolutionaries because of their inability to discern futures. Mere exchanging of places will not work in this situation. As will it help for the Revolutionary to understand jurisdiction and for the Emperor to discern the future. Napoleon’s victories are legend as are Robespierre’s analytics yet it is not certain that freedom played an integral part in their calculation. For one territory was supreme while for the other moral conviction. Robespierre and Napoleon ended up in prison neither being fully able to fulfill their mandate. Dialectically, separating territory from conviction and conviction from territory can be a way forward to fathom freedom that meets the needs of both vigilance and authority. However, progressives have never accepted the cause of the vigilant and conservatives, the authoritarian. Yet it is this task that individuals are called to perform whenever and wherever freedom is a value that is overused and undervalued. Deciding the outcome separates what an empire is able to achieve, its crumbling or unfolding. Revolution is acceptable when it is tasked with defining the objective of freedom, one that empires can use to draw their own conclusion about fate. Rome is not built in a day and if properly constructed does not have to come apart in a day as well. Emperors and revolutionaries have risked all to change the way in which people approach their lives some with clout and others with autonomy.

Why war never produces anyone’s law of value. Incorporating territory is the foundation of empire jus in bello as war.

Justiciability is determined by moral not a rhetorical paradigm.  Laws of war” can also be considered to refer to jus in bello, which concerns whether a war is conducted justly (regardless of whether the initiation of hostilities was just.)  Satyagraha remained the one law of value during the first and the second world wars of the 20th century. It did so by resisting imperial might and not advocating war for peace and liberty.

 

This blog can no longer provide service to the human race. Come back after we are moralized.

Till then, best of fortunes.

Svetlana Zakharova and Igor Zelinsky. El Corsario, Ballet from Russia.