15 Jan
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An Ocean of Drops – Lesson 1-4

January 2016 In Iranian literature which is indebted to many Mystics, subtle points can be found which describe the relationship between a “drop” of water with the “ocean”. The “droplet of water” is nothing but a component of the entirety of the ocean. Whatever that exists, is the entire ocean and the drop is a […]

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28 Sep
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Yes, we may be a mere a drop; but…

September 2016 Yes, we may be a mere a drop; but we are a drop attended by rain, We bring water to barren lands, and we rejuvenate love in regions that have forsaken love, We revive the flowers and revitalise deserts. Yes, we may be a mere a drop; but we are a drop from […]

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27 Aug
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Chivalry

27 August 2014 “In this darkness I lost my path. Rise from the darkness my shining star. Come out from this darkness and light my path.” Darkness has taken over our world. This darkness is not only from car fumes or the pain of broken hearts… When we look around we see corruption, lies, deception, […]

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18 Mar
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An introduction to Sufism and Gnosticism

March 2014 In these series we aim to discuss and explore the area of Sufism and Gnosticism. To make these subjects accessible for everyone, Dr Azmayesh explains the different layers in a simplified language.  

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15 Jan
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What does it mean to be human?

January 2014 Recently I read an article by an extremist cleric in Iran criticising the UN charter for human rights. To me his analysis failed on many levels but the most fundamental level it failed on was that he did not understand what it is to be a human. The cleric wanted to substitute the […]

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14 Oct
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Moving from Doubt to Certitude

October 2013 The movement towards enlightenment is a movement from doubt towards certitude. Anyone who says that he/she has reached certitude without going through doubt is either ignorant or dishonest. Lights can only be perceived and fully appreciated through its opposite which is darkness. Thus the movement towards enlightenment must begin with doubt and examination […]

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12 Apr
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Are Freedom and Freewill God given rights?

April 2013 At first it seems an odd question to ask. Everyone who reads this must be saying to themselves of course it’s a God given right. I too for a long while thought so. However, a few years ago a wise old man changed my mind. One Sunday morning after just moving into a new […]

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25 Sep
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What is Right and Wrong?

September 2012 In Taoism there is no concept of right or wrong. This is just a label that people give, human constructs that state an opinion – not what it is, but what we call it. In this way we go away with judgmental behaviour. This is similar to words of Jesus when he said: […]

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