Mass Hysteria

I seek refuge in The GOD against the adversary, the rejected. In the name of The GOD The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. My Lord I seek refuge in You against the whispers or the adversaries, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.

Many people’s deep mystical and religious experiences have been fueled by the hallucinatory imaginations of people affected by mass hysteria. That does not mean that their experiences are invalid, however, it does mean their experiences are highly questionable. This applies to all religions and belief-systems. How many people in the last decade alone, have claimed to have seen Jesus, or Buddha, or Shiva, or Mother Mary, or aliens?

The following video is about what I would call “Babaji Mass Hysteria.” I personally find this Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s perspective on the phenomenon to be very logical. If you don’t know who Babaji is, then before watching the video, I suggest you check out this here link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahavatar_Babaji 

 

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I seek refuge in The GOD against the adversary, the rejected. In the name of The GOD The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. My Lord I seek refuge in You against the whispers or the adversaries, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.

I am researching immortality and longevity both spiritually and scientifically. I believe that it is possible, that The Scriptures may contain clues that there are foods and methods by which we may attain the immortality of our bodies. I’m not assuming this is definitely true, but I consider it worth my research time.

The reason, scientifically speaking, why we age and die, is because when our cells divide, their telomeres shorten. Telomeres are the caps at the ends of strands of DNA that protect the chromosomes. The shorter they get, the less protection they provide, and the more the chromosomes become damaged, resulting in aging and, eventually, death. If the telomeres can be lengthened, or if their shortening can be prevented, it is theoretically possible to abolish the aging and death of the body. There are foods that may be capable of this. What I wonder, is whether or not the fruit of the Tree of Life that is mentioned in The Torah, may be such a type of food.

The Torah mentions that after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, and GOD banished them from Eden, GOD placed guards around the Tree of Life, to prevent them from becoming immortal.

“The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground–trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” – Genesis 2:9.

 “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life” – Genesis 3:24.

I’ve already determined, with earlier research, that the Tree of Knowledge is a literal tree – specifically, a fig tree. I’ll briefly explain this: The Torah explains, if you read it carefully, that Adam and Eve became shameful of their nakedness after they ate from the Tree of Knowledge, and covered themselves in fig leaves. Prior to eating from it, they were not ashamed of their nakedness. It just so happens, that figs are aphrodisiacs. Aphrodisiacs are foods, or natural chemicals contained in foods, that induce sexual arousal, i.e. “horniness.” It is clear that what happened, was when Adam and Eve ate the aphrodisiac figs, they got horny and had sex. That’s the reason why they felt ashamed of their nakedness only after they ate from it, or rather, why Adam specifically felt ashamed of it; because after having sex, the penis remains erect for a while, and if you’re naked and GOD comes around when you’ve just had sex, you’re likely going to feel ashamed and cover yourself to hide your erection. Much of that is speculation I must admit, but what we do know for sure are: it is clearly implied that the Tree of Knowledge is a fig tree, its forbidden fruit is the fig, and figs are aphrodisiacs (which may explain why they were forbidden). It can be reasoned, to a point, that the reason why this aphrodisiac tree is called the Tree of Knowledge, or in full, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad, is because it is through sexual awareness that we start to become morally conscious. Either way, we know that the Tree of Knowledge was a literal tree, and not just a metaphor.

If the Tree of Knowledge was a literal tree that induces knowledge, then it seems logical to assume that the Tree of Life was also a literal tree that induces life or immortality. There is a lot of speculation regarding the exact identity of what the Tree of Life is, i.e. what type of tree it is. Inshallah, I’ll carefully research this myself, and inshallah, I may determine a precise and accurate answer to that question. If I can do so, then I might be able to use the Tree of Life to concoct profoundly life-enhancing medicines.

Personally, I’ve been producing my own homemade fermented medicinal beverages that contain natural ingredients that may have anti-aging properties, including such things as onions, apples and ginger root. I will experiment with the health-effects of the medicines I concoct, inshallah.

Heaven and Hell, Research Update

I seek refuge in The GOD against the adversary, the rejected. In the name of The GOD The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. My Lord I seek refuge in You against the whispers or the adversaries, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.

 

I am beginning to think there is no reason to assume that The Recitation implies that Hell is some eternal, unearthly abode. According to my research so far, there are several details that would clarify Hell is a physical location on Earth:

  1. The Qur’an calls “Hell” “Jahannam,” which is an Arabic word that descends from the Hebrew or Aramaic phrase “Ha-Gehinnom,” meaning “Valley of the Sons of Hinnom.” This is a literal, historic valley located near ancient Jerusalem. It has been cursed since ancient times, because the pagan idol worshipers used to sacrifice their children to their idols by burning their children in sacrificial fires.
  2. The Qur’an mentions Annar, or AlJahheem. “Annar” means “The Fire,” and “AlJahheem” means “The Fierce/Blazing Fire.” This is the fire located in Jahannam. It is obviously synonymous with the sacrificial fires the pagans used in that valley to sacrifice their children. The idea is that since they burned their children in those fires, GOD will burn them in those fires, as a just retribution.
  3. The Qur’an mentions the Zaqqum tree. It describes it in 37:62-68 as a tree located at the bottom or root of AlJahhem, with spathes shaped like the heads of the “devils,” (the adversaries). It also describes that when the sinners in Jahannam consume these spathes from the Zaqqum tree, it will be like they have boiling water in their stomachs. It also says that they will return to AlJahheem after they eat the Zaqqum spathes. There is a type of tree called “Euphoribia” which matches this description. This is a type of Euphoribian spathe or cyathium:

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4. It looks like a devil’s head to me. It looks like it has horns and a long snout.

5. The fruits of these trees can also be thorny, depending on the variety.

6. Variations of this tree have been known to grow in the area of ancient Jerusalem, as well as Africa, Arabia, India, and other areas. Thus, if they are “returning” to the fire after eating this plant, it could be because they have to travel to get this tree for food.

7. It mentions in The Qur’an that in Jahannam, whenever their skins are burnt off, their skins are replaced and burnt off again. That could easily be an allegory for the fact that when the fruit of Euphoribus is harvested, because of it’s naturally occuring latex, and other properties of the plant, the plant can cause severe burns and boils on the skin. And as The Qur’an says that when they eat it, they experience the sensation of boiling water in their bellies, similarly, due to the toxins and carcinogens in this plant, if eaten, it will induce burning sensations in the body.

8. The word for “Eden” in The Qur’an is “Jannah,” which means “Gardens.” According to The Torah, the rivers Tigris, Gihon, Pishon and Euphrates all split from a river that flowed from Eden to water it’s gardens. These rivers, two of which are dried up, actually source from (flow down from) the Tarsus Mountains in Turkey. Thus, Eden is a physical place located in the Tarsus Mountains, and it’s gardens sprawled out therefrom, throughout the ancient Fertile Crescent. Jannah was and is, a physical place. Note how The Qur’an says the righteous shall inherit the Earth, when they are resurrected. Jannah is on Earth.

9. Remember, that The Qur’an states that the disbelievers shall abide in Hell “for as long as the heavens and the Earth endure,” and that it also says this about those who go to Heaven. This means, that either the Earth will become eternal somehow, or, Heaven and Hell are not eternal.

Anyways, this is all I think I need to include in this update. I’m working on this, as I previously said, because I was asked about whether or not Heaven and Hell are eternal or temporary. As soon as I can, inshallah, I will add in all the references I need, and citations. I will also continue doing further research on this subject, inshallah.

 

 

 

The Names of Hell

I seek refuge in The GOD against the adversary, the rejected. In the name of The GOD, The Most Gracious The Most Merciful. My Lord I seek refuge in You, against the whispers of the devils, and I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.

Since I am currently working on writing an article about whether or not Heaven and Hell are eternal or temporary, I have decided to study the names of Hell in The Old Testament, The New Testament, and The Recitation (AlQur’an). I need to collect a list of all the names, and distinguish between Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and Arabic words that may or may not have been inaccurately mistaken as referring to Hell specifically, (for example in the Bible, there is a difference between Hell itself, and the river of fire that flows in and out of Hell).

This is just another update on my research progress for the article I am working on. One thing I might bring up, while I’m at it, is that AlQur’an says it confirms and supercedes At-Taurat (The Torah) and Al-Injeel (The Gospel), but to my knowledge, it does not mention the other sections of The Torah, which are the Nevim and Khetuvim. For those who do not know, The Torah is specifically the Five Books of Moses. The Nevim and Khetuvim include the rest of the books in the Old Testament. Nevim is specifically Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and the Twelve Minor Prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi).The Khetuvim consists of the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezrah-Nehemiah, and Chronicles. Now, just because The Recitation only specifically mentions The Torah, to my knowledge so far, that does not mean these books are false or unconfirmed. But inshallah, I’ll write more about that later.

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