Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kalai Ansoo (Black Tears)

Yeh kalai ansoo hai kamzor,
Yeh kalai ansoo hai kamzor,
Woh kal kah dukh, aaj nah rahah,
jaab diyah in khali ankho peh zhor.

Translation.  Black Tears


These black tears are weak,
These black tears are weak,
The grief that passed, hath not endured,
Whither, those empty eyes can weep no more.

Moments

Moments are finite.  The future is infinite.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Time

Everyone wishes they had more time, more time to say goodbye.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Memory

Time is memory, memory is time.

Old Age

Sometimes in some people, old age brings a heightened sense of awareness, and a greater self discovery.

Subtitles

Reading subtitles can be a great way to learn a second language.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Internet

Where the Internet can really improve is providing a better variety of men's interest group websites. 

New York

In New York,
the summers are brilliant,
the autumn is full of grandeur.
the fall is tranquil,
the spring is an awakening.
and the winters are desolate.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Love

I believe love and freedom are essential to a truly happy life.

Medicine

Spinal cord surgery will be one of the most critical areas for scientific improvement in the 21st century.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fixed Time Opportunities and The Winning Shot (Part 2)

When we consider the winning shot, we must first assume that the probabilities of what can happen during the game are infinite, so that at any moment, something new can happen.  Since time passes anyway, and material properties are simply superfluous and need not exist for the sake of time, we consider them to be fixed.  Since time is the common denominator for all material properties such as the players playing in the game and everything that might occur is divisible accordingly by time, and time is unifiable, each player's performance may vary but will be motivated by the object of the game, to score as many points as possible to win.  Since the extinction of any material property cannot alter time, all players are thus, equal in their performance.  The result of the game as a fixed time event, such as when we time a runner during a race, or praise the record time.  When we consider the high school basketball game, we may wonder why the game is being played at all, since we interpret time in diverse ways.  I could be writing a book during the time the game is being played, or knitting a sweater.  When we consider how the game is won; the star player catching the ball and before the final seconds tick away, miraculously scores the winning basket, we are genuinely impressed by his act of athletic heroism.  The game is won in dramatic fashion and the winning team celebrates, and while the shot could have missed, it fell through the basket and changed the outcome of the game.  Does the result simply bestow a sense of elation for the winning team or something else.  Since the time is fixed, there could only be two possibilities - the shot scoring and the shot missing.  The ball could also roll around the basket and fall in, but the probability will always be divisible by two.  Thus, the winning shot that could have missed, but scored, signifies the uniformity of time across a fixed duration, where one event supersedes the probability of something else happening.  When 1 represents the outcome, 2 as the probability of missing the goal, and zero as the fixed opportunity, we calculate a 50 percent chance for either event to occur.  Since time has a zero value, what could happen before time runs out, is divisible by two, a fixed action that is not divisible by an infinite time value.  If the player missed the shot, it will always leave a probability of 1, or the shot scoring.  If the shot is made, it overrides the probability of missing the goal, since the event is indivisible by time.  Since either event is fixed as a denominator of time, the winning shot represents the infinite value of a fixed time event.  Since either probability is divisible by time, and represents a single fixed measurement of time, the probability of missing the goal on a fixed time scale is 0 to 1.  Thus, if you miss, the probability of scoring the goal will always be 1; and conversely, if you make the shot, the probability of missing the shot is always 0, and thus, why we consider the winning shot to be a fixed time opportunity that has an infinite value.

Akhri Din

In akhri dinoh meh, ek awaz neh pukarah, sher banoh, sher banoh.


Trans.  The Last Days


In these last days, a voice called out saying, be a lion, be a lion!

Time

Time is just.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fixed Time Opportunities and The Winning Shot (Part 1)

The high school basketball game can further illuminate our discussion on fixed opportunities of time. Consider two teams that have gathered to compete in the final game.  The game will take place over a fixed period of time, four 8-minute quarters, with several time-outs and a half-time break.  Reasonably, the event will last anywhere between 2-3 hours.  During the game, baskets will be scored, and players will expend considerable energy defending or blocking shots, scoring points and rebounding the ball.  There will also be opportunities to stop play when timeouts are called that are fixed in duration, free-throws when the clock is stopped, and whistles when the game is stopped in the event of a foul or violation.  Thus, the game will ensue over a fixed variable of time with a sliding scale.  Otherwise, the game is entirely fixed with a fixed duration; it can't go over the allotted time for play.  Obviously, the players will compete or strive throughout the duration of the game to bring the ball up and down the court and defend or beat the rival team with offensive strategy and plays.  Each shot, thus, represents a fixed time opportunity for the player to score a goal within the allotted time.  Obviously, the player need not do anything and can decide to walk off the court since he is playing against a clock but in the spirit of the competition, he will abide by the rules and perform his athletic duty.  The game may go on indefinitely into overtime across a fixed time period until one team succeeds in scoring more points and wins the game.  However, the game could go on indefinitely, for an indefinite period of time, with no team winning, but more than likely, the players will tire and be no longer able to perform.  The game will eventually be won due to the nature of the competition unless the players walk off the court or the game is cancelled.  During the game, each player will utilize his individual talents to manipulate the game in favor of his team's disposition.  Each team will collect points during the course of the game and compete vigorously to win the championship.  Since the allotted time will pass anyway, it doesn't really matter what the players do since they are competing within a specified time period that is fixed in duration.  They can't score after the buzzer sounds.  The object of the game is to win and utilize the time most efficiently.  The spectators are also time-keepers and are present in the stands for a fixed duration, or until the game is won.  Since the game is fixed, does it really matter who wins or loses?  Since anything could happen during the allotted time, save only to give a sense of elation to the spectators do the teams compete.  The object of the game again is to win and not lose and players compete if almost out of fear of execution, and try their best to win.  If I recorded the event, obviously I can fast forward, rewind, pause or play the game, or see the outcome in advance but lose the thrill of watching a live game.  But playback is not real time or a perfect natural time recording that requires actionable material properties to quantify time properly.  I am simply watching a pre-recorded event, long after the players have left the court and the game has ended, since all time is unifiable.  I can run up the court or walk but whatever I do will affect the outcome of the game since the players transcend the game with their individual performance, that can be superior or inadequate or poor.  Thus, the ultimate question remains.  Are the probabilities of what can happen infinite?  Yes, because at any time, something else could have happened.  Let's consider that briefly before turning to part two of our discussion on fixed time opportunities and the championship game. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Knowledge

Knowledge is the ability to accept that everything you know may be wrong.

Fixed Properties of Time, The Lovers' Quarrel

Consider the lovers' quarrel about two men who love the same woman in the frame of our discussion on fixed properties of time.  Both men are in love with the same woman, and vow to destroy the other to win her hand.  The rivalry is bitter and intense and each man is out to prove his love by killing the other and marrying the young woman.  The rivalry escalates in pride-swelling moments of drunken madness at local taverns and gathering places, where each man professes his love to the woman in question and resolves to end the quarrel in a duel.  Finally, the two rivals confront each other at a fixed time and place and one of the men is killed.  The survivor is able to marry the young woman and lives out an extraordinarily happy life.  The two buy a house, have children, raise a family, and their love is fully consummated without any sense of loss or lack of fulfillment.  Much time passes, and the lovers become old and the rivalry of their early years becomes only a faded memory.  When considering fixed properties of time, we can perceive a parallel that exists in the life of the surviving couple and the man who died all those years ago.  Evidently, much time has passed since the rival suitor was killed and the two lovers were united.  Since the rival suitor also loved the same woman, and could have probably also survived and enjoyed a similarly happy life, what might we say constitutes the equity of time that is outlived in his absence.  The passage of time is nearly identical to the time of the life of the man who survived the duel.  Each loved the same woman and could have enjoyed the same life no matter the outcome.  However, only one man could have survived due to the nature of the conflict.  Each, as an honorable and actionable agent of time, could have enjoyed the same life and granted the same allotment of time could have lived out the same desired outcome.  The man who survived has to die eventually but was still able to live for a long period of time.  The man who died also could have died in this distant future and was absent for a long period of time.  In this instance, properties of time are inextricably bound to the nature of the conflict and are fixed or attached at the hip like Siamese twins.  If detached, they can live out separate lives but the fact of their preceding abnormal state ultimately determines their time continuum.  Thus, the passage of time as a materially quantifiable entity as exemplified by the life of the two lovers, is only allegorical at best.  Since properties of time are fixed, the transcendental spirit of the nature of time becomes its supernatural desire for the attainment of immortality or a perfect time, where memory is actionable and not only allegorical or a dream state.  Thus, the man who died could have probably lived but as a transcendental property of time was in dying, immortalized for the period of time of his desired hypothetical life.  Matter measures time as a form of material being such as the sands in the hourglass, but once transcended become inertia without the invisible hand turning the glass.  Transcendence does not constitute immortality since the sands of time are activated by an outside cause.  Since all must die anyway, eventually the transcendental, fixed nature of time, ultimately determines how we perceive the world and interact with others, as goalkeepers or time keepers but never forlorn to the calling of an immortal experience that is bound to fixed properties of time, space, earth and matter as can be best learned by the lovers' quarrel.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Matter, Form and Fixed Properties of Time

Let's consider form as it relates to matter as a fixed property of time.  What is form?  Matter is density that occupies form for a fixed or relative period of time until form and matter concomitantly perish or cease to exist.   Since properties of time are fixed, form and matter reasonably co-exist and cannot be divorced.  What gives matter form, thus?  Since matter cannot exist without form, what can we say comes first or is a priori?  Form enables matter to act in diverse ways.  Consider an eagle on a crag or a spider in a cave or a lion in the desert and other forms that incredibly and ultimately exist to preserve themselves.  No form is suicidal.  Does matter than produce form by itself or is form bestowed on matter an immortal knighting.  Is form simply a matter of material evolution?  From amphibians to mammals and birds and humans, matter strives to persist in the world to realize its immortal self through any and all forms.  If the world's diverse forms are simply quantifiable units of time that are fixed, do they revert to their material origin that is formless and also, consists of fixed properties.  Consider a pizza pie divided into slices that is consumed equally among a group of people.  The slices represent form as part of a whole and whence consumed as fixed units of time, represent the unity of form and matter as a measurement of time.   Can the pie be consumed as a whole without the division of forms into slices?  Yes, but the whole also represents relative values of time such as the pie divided into slices, and representing the equity of time in the universe.  Thus, form is the worship of time and its fixed properties. The pie can also be divided into diverse shapes, not only triangles but rectangles and squares with varying time values.  The form abides within the whole and transcends the whole as an immortal experience.  Thus, form represents transcendence as the freedom to act.  Form enables choices.  It is transformational but always true to its material origin.  It's like water in the form of a container but all water must flow back into the ocean from whence it came as a fixed property of time.  Thus, form enables matter to exist such as the earth, since matter is finite and no less eminent.  The form, thus is disciplinary and transcendental, spiritual and everlasting, and confines matter to worship the supernatural, co-existing and interacting and interwoven in the spiritual fabric of the universe to a perform a time-bound duty that is fixed.  Since all properties of time are fixed such as points of time, whereby all actions are relative, from through spiritual transcendence, subsumes matter to preserve eternal form that has fixed values.  Such as the earth as form, that exists as a fixed property of time that is also immortal. Formless, the earth would cease to exist, but as a value of time, takes on a form to achieve a transcendental or immortal life since time ticks away indefinitely.  An undefined planet would thus be ephemeral, a Rorschach test in the sky with no defined meaning or value.  When continents break up, it only represents a wrinkle in the brow of fixed space or a material deterioration.  Like old age, when our teeth fall out, and we can no longer chew our food or perform a fixed duty, or the utilization of form for self-preservation, do we become any less immortal or weaker in our faith.  Thus, form must die in weakness or in struggle such as a wounded animal, across a fixed journey in time, that is ultimately transcendental.  Thus, form represents an immortal life that strives for immortality; it is a struggle for a dignity to transcend a non-world or nonexistence that governs form to act in immortal ways.

Knowledge

Knowledge is often a three-layered cake.

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011, from The Knowing Cafe.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Demon Train

The Demon Train, is a horror movie idea I had one day, while walking to the train as I've done so many times, as a commuter in New York City.  This follows the long line of recent movies such as Final Destination that have scared audiences.  The Demon Train, is a train that is taken over by a demon conductor or Satan himself, and with a proper cast, costumes and special effects can become a great Hollywood screenplay and movie.  The Demon Train passes in and out of ghostly stations, boarding unbeknownst passengers on a deafening and hellish ride that fly's off the screen with nail-biting intensity.  The passengers, a rowdy group of teens, a vacationing couple, a businessman and others are joined by sickly and ghoulish riders that harass and terrorize them. The demon train rattles along broken rails, traveling at sickening speeds, jettisoning its passengers or luggage or commuter cars, leaving a blazing and fiery trial in its wake.  The high-speed destruction is interspersed by long periods of calm that adds a creeping sense of danger and suspense as demonic stewards and ticket agents rouse the passengers with their gory references and cryptic dialogue.  Overhead announcements, "Don't ride between the cars, mind the gap, or buckle your seat belt," instill more fear than calm and foreshadow tragic events.  Every moment is edgy and exciting as the hellish journey continues aboard The Demon Train where supernatural forces lay havoc to sleeping towns and villages.  Thus, the plot is enriched by a sense of reality and horror, intertwined in a sinister and dark atmosphere that is truly engaging and novel.  The one surviving passenger is a rapper who outlives everyone else and saves his girlfriend before the train is destroyed and obliterated on its path of destruction. There is lot more twists and turns, and if picked up by a studio, The Demon Train, can be a great addition to the classic Hollywood horror movie genre.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Perfect

The perfect job,
The perfect boss,
The perfect friend,
The perfect clothes,
The perfect kiss,
The perfect day,
The perfect man,
The perfect face,
The perfect word,
The perfect smile,
The perfect look,
The perfect style,
The perfect touch,
The perfect height,
The perfect girl,
The perfect wife,
The perfect wedding,
The perfect car,
The perfect house,
The perfect family,
The perfect dress,
The perfect life,
The perfect wish,
The perfect night,
The perfect rest,
The perfect game,
The perfect place,
Just perfect.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Achah Gaddah (Pujabi poetry)

Achah gaddah,
sadeh nal challah,
pind deh pallah,
hai achah ballah
chalteh chalteh,
ek kadh meh giddah,
ek suhi deh chuth peh,
likhal padah.

Good Ass

Good ass,
Came to us,
From the village far,
Is good and proper,
whilst walking,
fell in a ditch,
at the touch of a prick,
sprang out.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stopping

Sometimes, I find myself stopping . . .  for no reason.

Koshish

Koshish,
Kuch hosh bi hai,
Sochtah hu,
key jaab kuch hassil karnah ho,
tho koshish karnah,
kaabi nah chor saktah hu. 


Translation.  Effort


Effort,
Are you even awake?
I wonder,
if anything is to be achieved,
I can never stop making an effort. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What Happens

What can happen,
What should happen,
What might happen,
What could happen,
What may happen,
What would happen,
What did happen,
What has happened,
What will happen,
What won't happen,
What can't happen,
May never happen
Whatever happened,
Could never happen,
or forever happen,
What happened?

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Can See

I can see . . .
in passing,
in waiting,
in laughing,
and playing,
in playgrounds,
in places,
in schoolyards,
and spaces,
of traces,
of people,
of all different races,
in barrooms,
in foyers,
in hallways,
like voyeurs,
at rest stops,
in bookshops,
in stations,
and boardwalks,
in alleys,
and boardrooms,
in smoke-shops,
and showrooms,
on sidewalks,
in handsomes,
at Nordstrom, 
in stanchions,
at airports,
and subways,
in taxis,
on roadways,
at ballparks,
at ballgames
at drive-ins,
in car lanes,
nowhere,
and somewhere,
I can see everywhere . . .

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rebuild Travers Park

Dear Jackson Heights Green Alliance:

Please take a moment to visit my page, Rebuild Travers Park http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebuild-Travers-Park/167078183369634. There is a leak in the dam, and I need to poke some holes into all of our efforts. I have lived across the street from Travers Park for more than twenty years. The meager renovations that have undermined our collective wisdom of how the city should rebuild this park, leave me to be frustrated at the lack of planning and commitment, i.e., Daniel Dromm and Adrienne Benepe. The recent renovations were paltry in the face of the needs of this community and its potential to serve its residents. I propose rebuilding Travers Park and reallocating vital space for revitalization and beautification. Even The Friends need to recognize that expanding the park is not the answer nor the cry to go green. We need to understand the needs of the community and outsiders cannot help us but ourselves. Closing the sidewalk to add a playstreet is not the answer nor appropriating space from nearby Garden School. Travers Park is unsafe and grossly misallocates space. It's one major defect, the concrete field that attracts noise and loitering, lacks proper goalines or guideposts, creates a risk for passersby and pedestrians who can be hit by errant baseballs, or crashing into running children or soccer players, is an anathema for our community. This field is an eyesore and misappropriates vital space that could be used to rebuild our community. Please take a moment to visit my page, and see how I propose to rebuild Travers Park to make it safer, improve the quality of life for our community, sensitive to resident's needs, geography, population, age and location of Jackson Heights, and ultimately appropriate unused park space for the public good. Please join me, sign our petition, give us your feedback, support rebuilding Travers Park in a conscientious and comprehensive way, not only touting green communities but allocating vital space for the community's betterment and improve the overall quality of life. We need to envision a better Travers Park that is more accountable to our reality.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ameer aur Ghareeb

Ameer aur ghareeb,
Rah dhoor aur kareeb,
Ek khumar ek sharif
Kaar farayb yah farid,
Ameer aur ghareeb,
Ek ghulam, ek hanif,
Ho khilaaf yah khalif
Rah doh ek latif, 
Joh hai ameer aur ghareeb.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rasteh Katkeh

Rasteh katkeh,
Jaab ho nah khatkeh,
Yeh darb keh jhatkeh,
Kaar mitti keh matkeh,
Raasteh katkeh,

Jaab dil bataktha,
Kuch bojh nah halkah,
Ku tum saath ho nah sakteh,
Jaab dekhah palatkeh
Chal, chal pir hatkeh,
Rasteh katkeh.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jannat ki Pariah (Punjabi poetry)

Jannat ki pariah,
Kah raati, kyah kariah,
Kah hoti, kah pehriyah,
Un sonoh ki mehaliyah,
Dekho jaab chaliyah,
Chand ki woh kaliyah,
Chang aur behaliyah,
Kaar hawaah hoh meh sehriyah,
Jannat ki pariah,
Kyah bolti, kyah galiyah,
Chu keh woh dehriyah,
Kaar shaan aur semaliyah,
Jannat ki pariah,
Wo asmaan ki sehaliyah,
Bol pyaar ki pehaliyah,
Joh hoh jannat ki pariah.


Translation.  Angels in Paradise


Angels in paradise
Where do they live,
Where do they wander?
In castles of gold.
They walk,
With silver on their ankles,
They are fit companions.
Floating in the wind,
Angels in paradise
Do they speak, what words?
When they touch the water,
They make it sparkle.
Those friends in the sky,
Telling love stories, 
Those are the angels in paradise.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sleep Stations

What are sleep stations?  These can be wonderful places where people can take a break from the hectic pace of life to get a few minutes of longer rest or sleep.  Especially in big cities where sleep deprivation can be a common problem, sleep stations can be a healthy lifestyle choice.  Have too much on your mind, have too much to do during the day, aren't getting enough sleep, or just pushing yourself too hard, then a sleep station can be the perfect place for you to feel revived and rested.  Sleep stations can be perfectly customized  for inducing sleep and be fitted with comfort beds and pillows, activated by massage technology and meditation music that makes sleep a priority.  They could be located in busy commercial and business centers where people are most likely to be underrested due to the fast, and hectic pace of life.  And on highways, where drivers can utilize sleep stations whenever they need to stop for a period of rest.  There can be room service options for you to snack while you're sleeping, entertainment consoles with sleep inducing media, and everything operable by remote control.  You can stay as long as you like since sleep is an important aspect of life and no one should be deprived of adequate sleep.  If you find yourself tired at work or dozing off on the train or are putting yourself at overall risk due to lack of sleep, then a sleep station can be a highly desirable option.  Think about it. People would be generally more cheerful; drivers would be less prone to accidents on the road; and efficiency at home or at work would increase.  People would be better able to face daily challenges and experience life with a fresher perspective.  They would experience better health since most illnesses can be attributed to lack of sleep.  People that don't sleep much or sleep very often, are more likely to suffer from health problems such as heart disease or cancer.  Sleep is essential for healing the body and recovering from physical activity or exertion.   Office workers, law enforcement, municipal, state or city employees who are probably working too many hours or are not getting adequate sleep would be most likely to benefit.  Your boss could offer you sleep points that you can redeem at sleep stations, whenever you need to catch up on sleep and work performance would improve.  We would also be more conscientious of our own health when we understand that we cannot live without adequate sleep.  Let us then drift off to a world of dreams and overcome and experience the eternity of sleep by emphasizing sleep as a world cure.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Chubtey Weh Kantei

Chubtey weh kantei,
Joh apnoh neh bantai,
Leh tinkho sei sansei,
Jassai hawah mei kaar bahteh,
Un anderoh ki raateh,
Is dil koh woh kaatei,
Zakaam joh nah jaateh,
Yeh hai mereh chubteh wei kantei.

Translation.  Painful Thorns

Painful thorns.
From those own,
Like breath from thistles,
That speaks to the wind,
Those dark nights,
That cut this heart,
And wounds that don't heal,
These are my painful thorns.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nasl

Nasl,
Jassai koi zameen mei fasl,
Dekho har tarah ki naql,
Fakar hai,
kei aqsar in ki ek hi chakal,
Chakal bhi aur koi nah doosri aql,
Asl mei koi ho nah asr,
Yeh ghazal hai har dunya ki nasl.

Translation.


Race,
Like wheat that comes from the ground,
Marvel at their mimicry,
Having care,
that often their faces appear alike,
Faces, and a mind that is never changing,
In truth, there is no effect,
A poem for the world's every race.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Safe Space

I propose safe space. A special space where everyone can go to feel safe. Such spaces could exist in public parks, shopping centers, schools, beaches and many more places of interest that can become safer. People can go here to feel safe and enjoy an environment that's designated for their enhanced safety. Safe space can become a wonderful reality for cities that are ridden with high crime, or urban centers that have poor safety standards. Anyone can enter safe space and feel a sense of security, a place where they can feel totally safe, and an environment that promotes their personal safety and well-being. In such a place they can be comfortable around others, be able to read or sit on benches, or take a pause from the hectic pace of the world that can sometimes feel unsafe. Safe spaces can be dynamic places equipped with Wi-Fi access, safety signs, and safety guards, to ensure a high level of safety for visitors. Local precincts and firehouses can sponsor such places with events on safety and assign Safety Officers to these spaces. Disabled and retired individuals can benefit most by using safe space as a comfort zone, and these can be a wonderful place for meditation and healing. Had a bad day or too much on your mind? You can visit safe space to relieve the stress. There can be live music or special kiosks that play music for meditation and relaxation. You can have a meaningful experience and meaningful conversations with others without ever feeling threatened or a sense of safelessness. When there's too much to do and too much on your mind, safe space can be the answer for all your worries. In safe space, your safety always comes first such as a right to safety. Everyone can feel safe and no one can make you feel unsafe or intrude on your safety. These spaces can unite communities to promote safety and restore a greater balance of safety in our world. There is no risk of fire, there is no risk of natural disaster, there is no risk of personal harm or injury, violence or drugs, and you can feel totally safe and at peace with yourself and among others. Please vote (by + 1) to help spread the safety.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Merah Yaar

Merah yaar,
Bahar seh ayah aur deghyah pyar,
Kuch kah keh, kar keh, ho keh sahar,
Kareeb seh guzreh, woh har bar,
Jassai raat meh rotay hai pahar,
Aur yaad meh jaalteh hai chiraagh,
Kaabi nah ho wo mujseh paar,
Merah yaar,
Bahar seh ayah aur deghyah pyar.

Translation. My Friend.

My friend,
From the mountains,
who showed me love,
Doing this and that, giving me his aid,
May he always pass by me here,
Like mountains that cry at night,
And memories that glow in lamps,
May he never live far from me,
My friend,
From the mountains,
who showed me love.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Always First

The first kiss,
the first touch,
the first breath,
the first hug,
the first look,
the first word,
the first laugh,
the first love,
the first win,
the first chance,
the first step,
the first glance,
the first job,
the first boss,
the first home,
the first born,
the first moon,
the first star,
the first night,
the first car,
the first day,
the first dawn,
the first sigh,
the first morn,
the first come,
the first serve,
the first time,
the first girl,
the first wish,
the first verse,
the first light,
Always first.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Always Learning

Learning to talk,
Learning to walk,
Learning to see,
Learning to touch,
Learning to care,
Learning to share,
Learning to stand,
Learning to speak,
Learning to read,
Learning to write,
Learning by sight,
Learning by night,
Learning to give,
Learning to take,
Learning to let go,
Learning for sake,
Always learning.

Merah Ghar

Merah ghar,
Sapnoh seh bhar,
Koi ho nah kabr,
Nah choru woh dhar
Merah ghar,
Aaj aur kal,
Jah pehroh peh chal
Woh zameen hai samal,
Merah ghar,
Asmanoh seh jhar,
Jah sitaroh peh char,
Aur pahadoh keh paar
Jah lahtu har baar,
haar yah lahr,
Wo hai merah ghar.

Translation.

My Home

My home,
Full of dreams,
Know nothing else,
Refuse to leave this sacred place,
My home.
Today and tomorrow,
Where my feet may walk,
On soft ground
(on rose petals),
My home.
Affixed to the sky,
Where I can climb stars,
Astride mountains,
Where I always return,
in defeat or victory,
That is my home.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Essay Questions

Do you have a favorite family member that you absolutely adore?  Write an essay describing him or her (500 words or more).

My Brother-In-Law

We met only for a short time and only a short while ago but he's absolutely wonderful.  He is also my cousin and the brother of my fiance.  He is nice, has a sweet personality, is kind and knows how to treat people with respect.  He's a great person.  When my fiance and I were engaged, he was very kind, and showed us a great deal of hospitality.  We had traveled a long distance for the engagement and he made us feel very comfortable.  He lives in Multan, Pakistan.  In short, we hit it off right from the start.  He's only sixteen but is very mature for his age since he lives without his father, who has to be overseas for business.  He is loving, caring and sharing and looked very handsome at the engagement ceremony.  He was the first person I noticed when I stepped out of the car to enter the engagement hall.  I think of him like my brother.  He also drives a motorcycle, which makes me nervous since the motorcycle seems too big for his size and makes me even more nervous when my fiance rides in the back.  But it's pretty customary in Pakistan for even younger adults to drive a motorcycle.  He made a big impression on me since he was the first person to greet me outside at the engagement ceremony and the first person I seemed to notice, since he looked very handsome and had a big smile on his face.  That made me feel at ease and meant a lot to me since he seemed so excited.  He also looked very chic and has a great sense of style.  That's something we have in common since I also love fashion and clothes.   He's a very special person for that reason and even afterwards, he was very nice, and made me feel very happy and relaxed.  We're now best friends and I find it easy to talk to him.  I hope we'll always remain friends through the ups and downs, especially since it's a long way until the wedding.  His name is Ahmad.  My cousin explained to me that we are descended from the same clan, or have the same family name.  I am very proud of him since he is the only male presence in their immediate family and shows a lot of maturity.  He reminds me of many people who I admire.  He has a lot of heroic qualities like superman when he was a teen.  I hope to bond with him more and talk with him and learn more about him.  It was a monsoon engagement of sorts and went by in a flash but we have the rest of our lives to know each other better.  I only plan to marry once and he is my sole brother-in-law so I am not overwhelmed by the idea of having a younger brother-in-law.  I hope he also considers me as a best friend and with me being overseas, I hope I can be a positive influence for him, someone he can rely on and buy him lots of gifts that he might enjoy.  Thanks Ahmad, for welcoming me into your family.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Man with No Memory (from our series on Fixed Time)

There was once a man who enjoyed life.  He was married, had friends, had a happy home and a happy life.  He enjoyed being with people and being around people.  He was close to his family and friends and shared many likable moments and experiences with them.  He was an original but plain and ordinary, a simple man with ordinary values.  Then, one day his life changed in a tragic twist of fate.  While driving to work, he was hit by a car and taken to the hospital.  When he awoke, he couldn't remember who he was, why he was at the hospital, could barely recall people he knew, or what he was doing there.  The doctors diagnosed him with amnesia, or partial amnesia, or partial loss of memory.  When he was taken away by his family and friends and returned home and they asked him questions about anything he could remember, he was vague.  They tried to describe events to him to help him recall certain experiences but to no avail such as being with friends and family at home or at work, attending parties, going out, taking vacations, and work and other activities.  He could barely remember who they were and why he knew them or did the things that they described.  The people he knew loved him but could not understand why he could not remember them.  This is interesting since this man and his partial loss of memory can further illuminate our discussion on fixed properties of time.  When the man lost his memory, he couldn't remember the people that were once familiar to him, why and how he knew them, or took part in their lives, and their memories of him, while real or not, are still memories and sights of knowing, and while he remembered them, his amnesia had obscured his memory of them.  Thus, he only possessed a physical memory of them, or he only remembered them in a physical way, or the physical time that he spent with them, that was ultimately forgotten whence he was inflicted with amnesia.  All his interaction, moving forward, is now stilted to plain memory, such as knowledge of his friends and family but no intimate knowledge such as being able to greet them but not know them in the spiritual sense.  Thus, the value of time for him that has passed seems superfluous or extra-natural.  That he knew these individuals in a physical time but barely knows them now in a comprehensive way as a result of his partial amnesia, such as a comprehensive time.  This man, it can be said, is a time agent, or time carrier, such as a property of time that is fixed due to his partial loss of memory of a time that has passed, that he can't fully remember or know why, since his memory of the former time has been obscured, thus time has cloned itself.  Who is this man that knows and does not know?  Are the proponents of his memory that know him, owe him; alas, they are not suffering from amnesia, and have experienced time commensurately to him, the man who only remembers them or that experience faintly, through memory, or unreality or unmemory; but is acquainted to them through sense experience, a knowledge of them, a memory, a time that has passed that is unlived or undone, is incomplete or unreal.  Has he lived an unreality, a memory of time and not time as it should have been allotted.  His friends' memory of him while whole is undermined by his partial amnesia, a point of time that has come full circle to become a future time, a past time, a current time and all time.  He seems to love his friends, and remembers them but can't remember why he remembers them.  If they are a memory to him and he can't remember them is he a cause of that memory and unremembering.  The thought is staggering.  Are they truly his friends or are they fitted or unfitted for his time consumption that is eternalized by his sudden amnesia, that he can't remember them but knows them and knows of them but can't remember why?  In this state, he is immortalized by his unremembering, and they become for him a form of mortal attraction, and they are once more and remain his friends as a condition of his knowing them and unforgetting.  What they think of him, know of him, and remember of him, seems extraneous to their new knowledge of him as a man with partial loss of memory.  The clock has been reversed or unwound but much time has passed and memories absconded and abandoned.  Thus, the man with no memory shows us that all properties of time are points in time and are fixed properties.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Law of Shapes and Fixed Properties of Time

Shapes are all around us.  They control much of our lives.  Everything has a shape except for nothing.  The world all around us is dictated by shapes.  Shapes have attributes but are fixed values such as the shape of my bowl, coffee mug, refrigerator, desk, bed, lamp and chair.  Some are odd shapes with obtuse angles, some are even shapes such as a square or a circle, and some are inordinate shapes that we see in sculpture museums.  What is the significance of shapes?  The earth is a shape; it is round.  Trees have shapes, leaves and even a blade of grass resembles a shape.  My carpet is a square, which I can stand on, sit or walk across.  It can be oval, circular but it is a square.  Shapes help us to define our lives such as containers that hold contents like milk or water.  The shape is nothing by itself but its shape.  The shape of a glass often defines the quantity of the water it can hold, but a gallon is always a gallon and the size of a gallon will always be the same no matter what shape of container we use.  But a gallon will look different in a cone-shaped bottle than an ordinary supermarket container.  The mathematical values of all shapes are almost always definite.  A ring of a specific shape can wrap around my finger or anyone else's finger if their finger is the same size.  When we look at time, we learn that shapes are immortalized by their definite values, such as a square or a circle of a specific perimeter or circumference.  If I can conceive a shape of a definite mathematical value, it is an immortal aspect of my being and non-being.  Shapeless matter often requires form to give it a definite shape.  Matter is shapeless but shapeful, mortal but immortalized through its determination of shapes.  Life is ultimately meaningful but what gives shape and bestows shape to a formless being.  Is it an eternal, shapeless power that comes to being through natural forces to give shape to the world or vice versa.  No matter the source, the interconnectedness of such powers that give and take away shape, is consistent with our discussion on fixed properties of time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gratitude

If I ever wanted to thank someone, I would thank them for their time.

Life

What is life but a waiting.

Koi Baath Ti

Koi baath ti,
Koi nah ti,
Koi saath ti,
Koi chaat ti,
Koi paas ti,
Kyah raat ti,
Jaab saath ti
Woh hawaa ti,
Uski joh saans ti,
Kuch raaz tah,
Jaab paas ti,
Nah baaz hu,
Woh pyaas ti,
Kuch ahsaas tah,
Koi awaaz ti
Nah naraaz ho,
Woh mujseh,
Woh tho kuch khaas ti,
Yeh tho alfaaz hai,
Uski tho koi aur baath ti.

Trans.  Some Talk

Some talk,
Some not,
Someone's here,
My desire,
When she's near,
Some night,
When she's here,
A wind, 
When she breathes
She has a secret,
When she's near,
I can't stop,
She is my thirst,
Some concern, 
A beautiful voice,
Never be angry,
With me,
She is special,
This is just a word,
She is much more.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Law of Zero and Fixed Properties of Time

It's been awhile since I've visited this subject.  Let us look at the law of zero and fixed properties of time.  Zero signifies nothing.  When we add zero to any number such as 1, 2, or 3, we get that number, 1, 2 or 3.  If we subtract these numbers from zero, we get zip or negative values since a positive integer is subtracted from a non-value.  Consider two identical bookshelves.  They are each 1 and 2.  Since no two things are completely identical such as numbers or bookshelves for that matter, we consider the universe as fixed.  Each bookshelf is one since a zero can be added to equal itself.  If we added another bookshelf like it, we would gain an excess bookshelf that is also not identical to its preceding self as a fixed value that can be subtracted by zero.  Time is ultimately the zero sum game.   Because of the addition of one such as one unit of time that can be extrapolated by itself but is not identical to the multiplication of that self, we consider all properties of time as fixed properties.  I can have two identical cups of coffee but they can't be categorically identical because of their autonomy since they occupy time and space, respectively.  If you multiply the cup of coffee by itself, it would still be autonomous, because of its inherent value, as an entity that can be subtracted itself by zero to equal itself.  As a matter of identity and autonomy, all entities can be subtracted by themselves to equal themselves, thus preserving their fixed values.  Zero seems to stand alone and seems to be the start of all life.  The number one, that is added to zero, and multiplied infinitely and autonomously, seems to indicate a fixed value.  According to Wikipedia, the word zero is derived from the Arabic for "it was empty".  Indeed, zero is like the glass jar containing the sands of time, that are infinite and autonomous and can be multiplied and added to themselves and by themselves to equal themselves.  Time as the zero sum game tells us that all things come from zero and can revert to zero since they are free of themselves or self-identical.  Zero is the monstrosity that occupies and overrules their existence.  Since they are a derivative of zero, they should be signified by the number zero.  We have one sun and millions of rays of light.  The rays of light can be traced to the sun, which is one but is also zero, if it ever burned out.  Thus, it's position is one, zero, and fixed.  Ironically, the latter consumes the former to equal itself.  The number one cannot consume itself because it would only add the number one to itself.  Only nothing can consume itself and be itself as fixed.  Life seems to fade with age but is also immortal as it gives itself away to itself by adding or multiplying itself by zero, in small portions or in droves.  Does zero ever die or fade away?  Indeed, zero is also dying and preserving itself by multiplying or adding itself to itself as with numbers.  In fact, it is already dead since it has no value.  We've hit a stone.  What is the meaning of life when such a sequence is interminable?  What is paradise if it is not a departure from life to a perceived or more desirable life?  Or is it simply an immortal life without the capacity to die.  What is death when properties of time are fixed and what is the meaning of the death of a natural life.  Is it a gateway to an abstract world or the Paradise of the Gospels.  How can we better cope with reality?  Here's hoping that more will come to light as we continue our series on fixed properties of time.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mujeh Jeenah Hai

Mujeh jeenah hai, yah marneh doh.

Trans.  I want to live or let me die.

The World

One thing I've learned in life, is that you can't control the world.

Trees

As a child, I always enjoyed watching the tops of trees.

Nah Badi Nah Choti

Nah badi nah choti,
Wo hai akloti,
Tang hoti, roti,
Palakti wo choti,
Jaab chalti wi hoti,
Nah badi nah choti,
In ankoh ki moti,
Jaab kwaaboh meh soti,
Woh hai akloti,
Nah badi nah choti.

Trans.
Not big, nor small,
She's all alone,
Annoyed, perturbed,
Having no concern,
Whenever she passes by,
Not big not small
A diamond in my eyes,
Whenever she is sleeping,
She's all alone,
Not big, nor small.

We're seeking Hindi, Persian, Urdu translators.  Please email us at theknowingcafe@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Chahat

Humeh kya patah keh koi kyah chatah hoh.

Trans.  "Want" - Nobody can never know what somebody else wants.

Memorial Day

My dad came to mind on Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kah Jannah Hai

More fun, Persian and foreign language poetry from our Poet's corner.  Contribute your own by emailing us at theknowingcafe@gmail.com. We are in the midst of translating and transliterating our Urdu language poetry into English very soon for all our readers to enjoy. 

Kah jannah hai,
wah jannah hai,
nah jannah hai,
tho kah jannah hai,
wah jannah ho,
tho kaab annah hai
jaab annah hai,
tho ku jannah hai,
nah janneh nah,
ku anjannah hai,
jaab annah ho,
tho kah jannah hai.

Write an Essay

What does the Statue of Liberty mean to you?


Dukh

Meh dukhi hu, likin koi waqt nahi.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to Write a Haiku Poem - wikiHow

Write a Haiku poem and submit to The Knowing Cafe.

How to Write a Haiku Poem - wikiHow

Doh Hiseh

Yeh hai mereh doh hiseh,
Yeh hai mereh doh hiseh,
Joh zindaagi ti aur zindaagi hai,
meri zindaagi keh yeh doh kisay
Pyar jo tah aur pyar joh hai,
Kah meh rah,
aur paas hu meh jiskeh,
Yeh hai mereh doh hiseh,
Kash, woh ek hotai,
doh hiseh dil keh
joh huwai hai iskeh.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Essay Questions

Analyze, interpret, deconstruct, reflect, reconstruct and reexamine key themes in the famous speech by Marc Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:

ANTONY

Courtesy of Chalmers Butterfield














"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men--
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me."

Hai Yah Nahi

Hai yah nahi,
Kah hai tho kahi,
Nah hai tho sahi,
Yah nah tho wahi,
Tum ho yah nahi,
Pir bi dil hai yahi
Koi hai nah kaami,
Kyah tum mill sakteh ho kaabi
Nah bi ho tho jah bi hoh sabi,
Tum kah bi ho,
Yah nah bi ho,
Thum jah bi ho,
Tho pyar bi hai wahi,
Jaabi bi thum ho yah nahi.

Essay Questions

Name one place in the world where you would most prefer to live and why.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friends

You are the company you keep but who is the company you don't keep.

Essay Questions

Write a Time Life style piece on a famous athlete that you admire, their accomplishments, how they have contributed to social betterment, what makes them likable, and why they are appealing to you as a fan and as an individual with values.

Essay Questions

Write a meaningful obituary. Describe the life of the person, their accomplishments, cause of death, surviving information and other life experiences that are genuine, informative and newsworthy.

Merah Kyal

Kis kyal meh mah ragayah hu,
Kis kyal meh mah ragayah hu,
Itnah kuch, itnah kaam,
itnah sarah kah gayah hu,
Tereh pyar ki kathir,
kitneh dukh, kitneh ghum sagayah hu.
Kash tu mujseh bohl sakh ti,
Kis kyal meh mah ragayah hu.

Pyar kah Nuskah

Koi iskah hai,
Koi kiskah hai,
Kyah yeh uskah hai,
Yeh joh kiskah hai,
Meh uskah hu,
Woh uskah hai,
Yeh nuskah hai,
Keh koi uskah ho,
Pir bi woh nah iskah hai.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hu yah Nah

Jin bathoh kah mei talib hu, tum nahi ghalib ho,
Jin bathoh kah mei ghalib hu, tum nahi talib ho.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Life

Life is a series of broken smiles.

Meh Kaun Hu

Meh kaun hu, meh kah hu, meh ku hu, meh nah hu, ku nah meh wah hu, meh wah hu tho kah hu, nah hu tho kyah hu, meh kaun hu, kah rah hu, rah hu tho kah hu, bathah doh meh kyah hu, ku nah meh wah hu, tereh saath tho nah hu, jahu tho kah hu, wah hu tho nah hu, yah nah bi wah hu, wah nah tho yah ku, ku nah mei rahu, bathaktah wah gayah hu, binah tereh koi nah patha meh kaun hu, ku hu, kah hu aur kyah hu.

Perspective

Does perspective have a perspective?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pyar Ki Baazi

Yeh hai mereh pyar ki baazi,
Yeh hai mereh pyar ki baazi,
Keh kaabi tu hojah mereh pyar ki raazi,
Ab tho meh hu tereh is kehl kah adi,
Baas hojah manzoor, tu hai meri ek hi mahi
Maaf kardai koi bhool, koi eb, yah khaarabi,
Batakhtah hai dil un sheeshoh ki abaadi,
Woh sonatah, woh sunsaan, woh ghulshan bi sharaabi,
Woh cherah, woh hont, woh ghaal jo ghulabi,
Paar kardu koi sehraah, koi samaandar, koi Moaab,
Koi maanzil nahi dhoor,
meh hu tereh mohabbat kah mahdi,
Koi nah ho binah tereh, joh meh hu tereh har khuwahish kah rahi,
Jaab tak jaan hai is dil mei,
Yeh hai mereh pyar ki baazi.

Idr, Udr

Idr udr,
Nah hu mei sudr,
Kaabi vah yah udr,
Koi ho nah sabr,
Tu hai nah uder,
Yah nah bi idr,
Pir bi,
Kartah hu tereh pyar ki qadr,
Jaab tak deh du nah mei
pehr mei khabr
Idr, udr,
Koi ho nah kaabr,
Is pyar ki talash mei
Hotah hu mei darbadar
Tu ho bi idr,
Yah nah bi udr
Tereh pyar ki kathir,
Yeh ho musaafir,
Idr, udr

Knowing

I know where I am.

What Is Life?

What is life before it starts?

Knowing

One thing life has taught me is that God knows his creation.

A Little Means A Lot

Sometimes a little wish, a little card, a little thing, a little word, a little smile, a little hug, a little laugh, a little kiss, a little touch, a little dose, a little help, a little close, a little gift, a little lift, a little try, a little advice, a little cry, a little care, a little stare, a little give, a little take, a little time, a little wait, a little thanks, a little charity, a little sympathy, a little compassion, a little love, a little faith means a lot.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Death

Death comes in little steps.

Loneliness

Who knows your lonely . . .

Bachai

Hastay, kehltey, chaltai, pirtey,
Khatai, peetay, saroh sei meethai,
Miltah jultah, kush hotai, rotay,
Sohthay, jagthay,
Kartai hai wo asmaano sei batha
Baghtay, dhortay, kush ho ko lawthey,
Athey, jahthay,
Hathow mei wo humkho chahlatai,
Natai hai wo kuch nah bhulatah
Sonoh, yeh hai pyareh bachow ki saansei.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mehnet

Yeh hai fasl jisneh thodi ek oont ki kamar.

Pyar Keh Tokreh

Saaf sutrey, nah ho nahshukreh,
Utreh hai hum zameen pei jukteh,
Pyar sei jaab bholah tho sudreh,
Bathah dei mujeh tereh saab dhukreh
Dekhu tho yeh jannat kei mukreh,
Swanei sei jo hai wo rukhtei,
Sitareh hai wo asmaan keh nukteh,
Jahsei phool kheytoi mei ugteh,
Saaf sutrey, kismet keh nutfay,
Kaabi nah ho is pyar keh tokreh.

This is a good application of a theme using the word big

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dua'h

Joh kaam hai merah tu mujpeh chor,
Joh kaam hai terah, wo mujseh jhor.

Tereh Laadh

Tereh laadh hai is gala ban keh kwaab,
Tereh laahd hai is gala ban keh kwaab,
Jasseh bahtha hai pani, samandar kah salaab,
Ku ratah hu dhoor,
is daard kah koi nah jawaab,
Tereh laadh hai is gala ban keh kwaab,
Jassai bahgoh mei dekheh hoh
kihltey weh ghulab,
Jaab hi bi tu mereh saath ho
aur mujkho kartha ho laadh.

Hum Tho Baas Yuhi Gayah

Hum tho baas yuhi chalay,
Hum tho baas yuhi chalay,
Hum hei zindaagi kei mussafir,
Sareh pyareh, din hai nayah
Hum hei zindaagi kei musaffir,
Bichray raastay,
kaabi wo hum ko milleh,
Hum hei zindaagi key mussafir,
Hastay, hastay
hum tho baas yuhi gayah.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yeh Hai Zindaagi

Yeh zindaagi hai ek dhulan, uskho pyar sei sajaho,
Yeh zindaagi hai ek ghar, usay kushi sei basaho,
Jaab zindaagi dei dukh, kaabi nah pishtaho,
Yeh zindaagi hai ek rishtah, usay dil sei nabaho,
Jaab zindaagi deh chand, kaabi nah udaho,
Yeh zindaagi hai ek safar, usay kushi sei chalaho,
Yeh  zindaagi hai ek mah, usay kaabi nah rhulaho
Yeh hai zindaagi kah usool, kaabi nah bhulaho.

The Law of One and The Unification of Time

The law of one is important as it relates to the unification of time.  The law of one signifies the oneness of the universe and how all things are tied to a single life force.   The law of one appears in everyday life.  Unification exists between man and woman, the five senses and how we experience life through touch, taste and smell, categorical oneness of things and attributes, colors and shapes, and the governance of time as a unified principle.  Since time governs all things, large or small, and shapes the way we relate to our world, it is also unified but diversified by way of experience.  Any movement requires a value of time, even inert objects such as a coffee mug that will evaporate its contents over time.  Thus time unifies all things and is coherent.  Coffee is unified but in a coffeehouse full of coffee drinkers, not everyone's cup will evaporate its contents at the same time and thus, each instance of evaporation will vary with the cup on the table.  Men have many talents.  Some can walk faster than others, others are Olympic athletes and can travel greater distances in a shorter time span.  But that does not change how overall time is measured.  It is only a wrinkle in the brow, a moment in time within time that attracts us to the finish line.  The oneness principle carries on.  We are subject to time and it is unified with us.  We must be cognizant of the time such as the sand in the hourglass.  The particles of sand that seep to the bottom first are not any different from the particles of sand that fall last, since they are all unified and will have measured a small fraction of time, the time it takes for the hourglass to count its contents.  When the sand reaches the bottom, a specific block of time will have been measured but not all time.  The hand must be present to turn the hourglass.  The invisible hand unifies time and everything that we stand for.  It is constantly turning the hourglass and helping us measure time as best we can.  Eventually, the contents of the hourglass will dry up and disintegrate but the hand will persist and a new measurement of time will be erected.  How do we cope as time bearers who can only measure time and are unable to turn its screws.  The sand can never leave its glass enclosure but merely fall to the bottom.  There it must remain and there it must persist to be revolved again as time unifies all things.  Time does not discriminate but is discriminating.  Watermelons take longer to consume than grapes.  The doctor tells the patient's family, "He doesn't have much time left".  The executioner asks the man who has been sentenced to die, "What are his last wishes".  He does not have much time left and still may want to prove his time worthiness.  Thus, Nathan Hale declares, "I regret that I only have one life to give for my country".  Man ultimately desires more time but is subject to discriminating hardship.  Has he truly made the best use of his time.  Am I sitting here typing these words making the most use of my time and when I finish will these words have any lasting impact.  When we use time it uses us and thus we are never truly outlasting ourselves.  While we remain on track as we pass through the bulbs of the hourglass, we are honoring time but it is only a spectacle of all time, whence distant universes may know time better than ourselves but in the end, are only a provision of all time for all ourselves.  When we turn the hourglass with one hand, we remain partial to all time because the other hand remains free.

Wo Din Kah Intizaar Hai

Woh din kah intizaar hai,
Woh din kah intizaar hai,
Joh saab dinoh kah muntazar hai,
Woh din kah intizaar hai,
Joh saab dinoh kah muntazar hai,
Kaab mill sakay ghi tu mujkho,
Us din tak terah pyar hai.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Write an Essay . . .

What's the difference between terrorism and communism?

Dil Kohl Key Kah

Hum neh joh kah, tho dil khol key kah,
Hum neh joh kah, tho dil khol key kah,
Joh kah, woh kuch bi nah tah,
Joh kah, woh kuch bi nah tah,
Joh nah bi kah, wo dil seh bi kyah,
Woh ho kyah,
joh dil koh kohl key nah kah.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tu hai meri dil ki dawaa

Tu hai meri dil ki daawa,
Tu hai meri dil ki daawa,
Jaab dil rotah hai, tu hoti hai is dil ki gawah,
Jassai tandi chahoi ki hawaa
Tu hai meri dilrubbah,
Jaab tu hai, koi nah ho parvah,
Tu hai meri dil ki dawaa,
Jab dil rotah hai, koi nah hotah hai
binah tereh sawaa,
Jaab tereh binah aur rah nah saku,
tu hoti hai is dil ki dawaa.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jaab sei tu milli

Jaab sei tu milli, meri zindaagi hi badal gayi,
Jaab sei tu milli, meri zindaagi hi badal gayi,
Kah kah tah, aur kah kah hu, meri kismet hi palat gahi,
Jaab sei tu milli, meri zindaagi hi badal gayi,
Tu hai meri saab kuch, merah pyaar aur dilaaghi,
Intizaar mei meh rahah hu, jaab tak tu nah mill padhi,
Kaabi bi nah tu rah mereh sei dhoor aur ajnaaabi,
Jaab sei tu milli, meri zindaagi hi badal gayi,
Chattah hu tumkho, tu hai meri shaabnami,
Kaabi kwaboi mei dekha ho, tu hai meri kalpani,
Ratah hu tereh pyar mei, in kyaaloh ki har ghadi,
Tu mereh paas ho ya nah, tu mujpeh jaadu kar ghari,
Jaab milli ti tu mujkho aur ek lahmhe mei,
poori zindaagi ko badal gahi.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mereh Bhai

Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay,
Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay,
Poori dunyah mei saab sei sachay,
Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay,
Yaad kartah hu jaab hum teh bachay,
Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay,
Kaabi nah rahu meh un sei bachkay,
Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay,
Pyar kartah hu woh jaan kei sadkay,
Samleh, saloneh, sharmileh, samalkeh,
Mereh bhai hai saab sei achay.

Mujeh Maaf Kar

Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi koi dukh tujkho diyah ho,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tumseh pyar nah kiyah ho,
Mujeh maaf kar meri koi bhool yah kasur,
Mujeh maaf kar kaaabi tereh seh nah huwah hu manzur,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tujpeh karah ho shak,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tujseh nah kiyah ho ishq,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tereh peh nah karah ho itbar,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tumkho nah diyah ho pyar,
Mujeh maaf kar key kaabi tujseh raha hu dhoor,
Mujeh maaf kar meri khoi ghalti yah gharoor,
Mujeh maaf kar is din aur jo zindaagi kah intizaar,
Jaab tuneh maaf karah aaj
tho ku nah maaf kartah rahai har bar.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tu Hai Merah Saab Sei Pyaara

Tu hai merah saab sei pyaara,
Tu hai merah saab sei pyaara,
Sari dunya kah ek hi sitara,
Chamaktah hai ankho mei terah gharara,
Yaad kartah hu meh, jaab mai ratah awara,
Tu hai merah saab sei pyaara,
Jaab sei banah mereh maan kah sahara,
Ratah hai tu is dil kah kinarah,
Banah hu mei, tu hai mereh guzarrah
Yeh vaada hai mereh zindaagi kah sarah,
Isliyah tu hai is zarah zindaagi sei bi pyaara.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yankeh Hei

Wo wankeh heh to kankeh ho,
Kankeh wo, wo wankeh heh,
Wankeh wo, aur kankeh hum,
Wo kah keh ho, wo wankeh hei,
Wo bi hai aur hum bi hai,
Kah keh hai, yah nah bi ho
Wankeh bi, wo kah key hai,
Kah kah nahi, meh yankah hu.

-- dedicated to the war in Libya. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Waapsi

Palat kei dekha to tum tei waha
Palat kei dekha to tum tei waha,
Jah chorah ho tumei koi kyaloi mei kaha,
Palat kei dekha to tum tei waha,
Chor kei bi jayu to dil nah manneh yaha,
Ku tum karday ho mereh sei itni dhoor,
Ku nah lawt gayah mei usi din, usi noor
Palat kei dekha to tum tei waha
Mei dekhtah hi raha, wo tah ek pal kah samaa,
Ab palat kei bi dekhu, to yaad ati hai mujeh,
Wo din ki jab palat kei dekha tah,
Aur chor nah chattah tah tumeh.   

-- Inspired by my recent trip to Multan, Pakistan.

Tum Kaun Ho

Tum kaun ho pyar karnei wallei,
Tum kaun ho pyar karnei wallei,
Pyar keh banah ho, tum pyar nah karnei wallei,
Tum kaun ho pyar deinei wallei,
Kaabi pyar sei milleh ho, to nah ho dil keh kallei.

Subah sei Shaam

Subah sei shaam hum ratai hai yahi,
Subah sei shaam hum ratai hai yahi,
In keitoh mei, in galiyon mei, in gataho mei wahi,
Subah sei shaam hum ratai hai yahi,
In yaadoi mei, in kyal ho mei, in hawaoi mei saabi,
Kaabi nah juddah ho hum subah sei shaam,
Yeh hai dunyah kah aur akhiraat kah intizaam,
Subah sei shaam, hum ratai hai yahi,
Koi atah hai koi jattah hai, koi chattah hai mahi,
Subah sei shaam, hum ratai hai yahi,
Har subah jo ho, to sham tak, hum
Juddah nah ho kaabi.    

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mei wah tah, tu yah ti

Jaab mei wah tah, tu yah ti,
Jaab tu yah ti, mei wah tah
Jaab mei ayah, tu nah ti.
Jaab tu nah ti, mei wah rah
Hum millah nah to nah sahi
Jah tu ho, mei wah sahi
Tu saath ho, jah mei hu,
Tu nah ho, to nah sahi,
Jah mei hu tu wah ho,
Mei wah ruh, jah tumho
Jaab mei wah tah, tu yah ti,
Tu nah bi ho, to wah bi tu
mereh saath ti.   

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tumeh gumayah, pirayah, sajayah aur hisayah

Tumeh gumayah, pirayah, sajayah aur hisayah
Tumeh gumayah, pirayah, sajayah aur hisayah,
Raat keh andereh mei, tereh dil ko chorayah,
Ayah hu meh, koi nah ghar ka parayah,
Chayah baas tumkho, mereh har pal ka sayah
Koi pyar kah bojh, jo nah uskho nabayah
Gayah hu mei tereh haath ka kayah,
Raati hai tu, meri haar saans ki mayah,
Nayah hai din, jaab tereh pyar kah doobayah,
Tujeh payah, to is zaalim dunyah ko bhulayah,

Kaabi nah ho, kei meh neh tumkho roolayah,
Subah hai, jaab teri gohd kah soolayah,
Yaad kartah hu wo dinho ko,
jaab tumeh gumayah, pirayah, sajayah aur hisayah.

-- dedicated to Ayesha

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mind

I believe the biggest question facing the world today is what does the mind and the soul have in common.

Dil

Jaab hum millah,
Hum dil sey millah
Waqt ko gayah,
Aur tum dil mai rahai.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Is Kisam aur Us Kisam

Is kisam aur us kisam,
Yeh dunya meh hai har kisam,
Kuddah kasam keh koi kasar
Nah choru yeh hai meri kasam

Is kisam aur us kisam,
Kaabi pyar karu,
to har bar tum seh is kisam.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sher Kah Kwab

Kaabi kwabo mei dekha ho tumeh ek bar,
Kaabi kwabo mei dekha ho tumeh ek bar,
Yaad nahi rahi, wo hai din or rahto key kwab,
Nah idir nah udar, yeh hai dunya ke mizar,
Kaabi kwabo mei dekha ho tumeh ek bar,
Jaab hum pyar sei millah ho, wo teh shehro keh kwab.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pagam

Likha hai mereh pyar ki nasheed is pagam mei,
Likha hai mereh pyar ki nasheed is pagam mei,
Hojahu shaheed tereh pyar ke liyah is pagam sei,
Hojahu shaheed tereh pyar ke liyah is pagam sei,
Likha hai mereh pyar ki nasheed is pagam mei,
Bakshish mangu to tereh pyar ke liyah is pagam pei.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ratah Hu Kareeb Aur Dhoor

Ratai hai kareeb aur dhoor tum aur mai,
Ratai hai kareeb aur dhoor tum aur mai,
Jaab ratah hu dhoor, to ku nah kareeb hotai hai hum,
Jaab ratah hu dhoor, to ku nah kareeb hotai hai hum,
Jaab atah hu kareeb, to ku lagtah hai hum hai dhoor.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dhulan

Sajahu meh tumkho isterah aur usterah
Sajahu meh tumkho isterah aur usterah
Gungat garadhay uskho dekhu usterah
Yeh sona aur chandi tumkho banati hai nayah
Dekho yeh dhulan, har bar ati hai usterah

Monday, February 21, 2011

Waqt

Waqt bi hai kya ek pyar ka intizaar,
Waqt neh banayah ek muzlim ko bi raj,
Waqt hai to sirif pyar key liyah,
Koi bi insaan yah hewan waqt keh liyah nah jiyah,
Waqt sei zakam bi hojayah nayah,
Waqt to hai kya ek mehboob ki hayah,
Kaabi bi nah meh tumko waqt nah deh saku,
Waqt nah millah to pir bi waqt ka pavand rahu,
Waqt sei pahar baha deh ta hai jheel,
Waqt sei lahar bi ban jaati hai khaleej,
Waqt hai to kya ek pyar ki lakeer,
Waqt sei beej bi pahlah deh ta hai zameen,
Waqt kaabi nah karai tumkho mujseh dhoor,
Waqt jab millah, koi faqeer nah gharoor,
Waqt diyah wohi ghafoor-rur-raheem,
Waqt meh durah hu to nabi al karim,
Waqt ragayah to pir bi waqt mil sakai,
Kaabi bi yeh waqt tumkho mujseh juddah nah karai.

Meri Kaami

Meri kaami kay mah tumeh sai samaaj nah sakah,
Meri kaami kay mah tumeh sai samaaj nah sakah,
Kya huwah, kya nahi, koi farq nah padah
Tereh pyar meh kaabi koi kaami nah rahi,
Kaami to sirif yeh insaan ki ti,
Kay mah neh tumseh kaabi sai pyar nah karah.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teri Har Ek Saans

Teri har ek saans hai mereh liyah ek nayah din,
Teri har ek saans hai mereh liyah ek nayah din,
Saans mey saans millah deh to nah koi hewan yah jinn,
Bulah du yeh dunya aur rajahu tereh saanso ka dawaa
Teri har ek saans hai mereh liyah ek nai jannat ki haawa.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shaadhi

Kaabi bi tu neh merah saath nah diyah,
Kaabi bi tu neh merah saath nah diyah,
Wo din abi tak yaad hai jaab tu neh merah haath liyah
Haath meh haath melakhey, tu neh kabul kiyah
Kabul, kabul, kabul,
in theen alfaz mei
oh merah mawlah,
tunah doh dilloh ko jodh diyah.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Law of Colors, the Unification Principle and Fixed Properties of Time

Let us continue our discussion regarding the Unification Principle and fixed properties of time as they are related to the law of colors. Colors are unified. They can be green, black, orange, red, violet, purple, gray or white. Each color is unified in terms of its properties, thus it is defined uniquely and is distinguishable. Colors are thus unified such as unified beings and unified things. They cannot be pulled away from their overall unity and cease to exist since they exist for that color alone. If we combine colors such as green and blue, we will form an entirely new color that will also have a unified quality but its existence would be owed to its primary colors that cannot be undone. We see colors everywhere, in the clothes we wear and the things that we see and they stand out in terms of contrast and quality. However, I cannot pull colors apart from themselves since they exist on their own and cannot unbecome themselves. Thus, they are fixed such as fixed properties of time and have an everlasting quality. Thus, if I paint my fence white one day and decide to the change the color several years later, it would simply reflect a choice to repaint my fence and not necessarily undo the color white or the properties of the color of white. Thus, colors show us that time properties are also fixed and cannot be undone with our tinkering and tampering. Colors can be contrasted and matched to create breathtaking impressions of color or they can be combined to form other unified colors, that exist for the sake of their constituent colors. Beautiful displays of color abound when we celebrate the law of unification. Every color stands alone and when combined, forms a brilliant impression for us to behold. But the display, however fleeting, does not ever change the infinite value of any one color since the colors red, green, black, and gray will last forever, and are immortalized by their indefinite value. It’s important for us to heed that properties of time and material properties show us a fixed world, where immortality reigns supreme and that death merely hearkens back to our own immortality and undying nature. While we interpret these colors with our ability to see and to sense, we still believe in their unification since they appear to be unified. The color red is the color red and applied as the color red to our senses because of its unity and cannot be decomposed through our malinterpretation or misinterpretation or contrarinterpration of the world since it is the color red and is unified by its existence and its interpretation as the color red not matter how much we instill our own doubt in its overall unification. Since we are immortal and properties of time are immortal and colors are immortal, then why should we deny their just interpretation that is also, an immortal aspect of our lives that is governed by a unifying power? Colors present a strong basis for the unification principle and existence of time properties that are fixed. We must believe in order to recognize, we must recognize in order to believe, we must believe on the basis of our belief. So as when, I add a tablespoon of sugar in my tea, and the taste is sweet, it does not reduce the quality of sugar or its infinite properties or such that it may be combined with salt or anything else that would change its permanent constitution. It is constituted as sugar, forever and always, and its reduction by a spoonful amount in my cup, does not annihilate its existence due to its fixed nature. While colors are abundant and everlasting, so are these many natural bounties, by way of their fixed nature as if I would wish for life, many times over and it is bestowed on me with abundance and bounty, that offers me immortality beyond my wildest imagination, where all my wishes and wants and desires and all that’s good and bountiful and preserves my being, will preserve my being, forever and always, in a state of eternal paradise or immortal union with a transcendental God. Separate but equal, equal but immortal is the true essence of our nature. There is simply no way to unclaim our immortal selves in a fixed world of infinite properties.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Relative and Fixed Properties of Time, the Law of Pairs and the Unification Principle

Today, let's consider the law of pairs as they relate to fixed properties of time. I was over at the gym to try to get back into shape for the new year and for the first time, I realized how much we depend on two of each of our hands, legs and extremities to carry out everyday tasks. Let's consider this for a moment. Human beings possess two arms, two legs, two ears, two eyes and almost everything else can be grouped in pairs. When we gather all these component parts, the human being is unified as an individual. He can stand on his own two feet so to speak rather than falling over on one side. If we put one hand over one of our eyes, we might still be able to see, but when we uncover the eye, our vision becomes unified so does our sense of smell when we breathe through two nostrils. The sense of taste however is relegated to our tongue, and our heart and our brain are the only other parts of the body that are not grouped as a pair. We cannot have two brains nor two hearts. However, all of our motor senses are governed by the law of pairs. If we didn't have two legs and two arms, then our brains and heart, that make us individuals would be overused or underestimated. Moreover, man requires a mate that consummates his being since he is heterosexual, in an immortal practice since the consummation of his being forms a pair, or an immortal union that is homogeneous. Any one thing that's combined with another thing forms a pair or a whole such as folding my hands or opening both eyes to see. We are consummated by the law of pairs, we have two lungs to breath. Similar things that are combined endlessly such as a bushel of apples can also be unified as a bushel of apples and would not be unified if there was an orange in the bushel. Unification requires similar like properties of things such as our eyes, and ears and hands and feet. When unified there also singular such as a bushel of apples or a flock of sheep. When animals unify, they may form a herd but the herd would also be considered in the singular form. Why does the unification principle exist and how does it apply to fixed properties of time. When animals form a herd for example, they are unified and thus there time is also unified and becomes fixed for all the creatures in the herd, who are also immortalized by way of their singularity. Time itself is immortal and unified, thus when a bushel of apples is sold to members of a community and the apples are divided among them and the bushel of apples is dispersed, it would not matter where each apple went or whence the apples are consumed by the community members, because as a bushel apples, they are still unified and share a singular destiny that cannot be disbanded. Thus, the law of pairs also shows us that we as human beings have a singular fate, and are also immortal creatures and embody a fixed allocation of time that is endless and unending. If an orange crept into the pail and disturbed the unity of the bushel of apples or a goat lost its way and meandered into a throng of sheep, the unification of these principles would not change since the unity of these principles is immortal and only an aberration would result that would need to be corrected. The correction is also superficial since the orange belongs to its own bushel and the goat its own flock and as fixed values, these allocations cannot be changed such as a peach tree bearing a cherry harvest. It simply cannot happen since the value is fixed as an accordance of time. Thus, the law of pairs and the unification principle will guide us in further discussions that will enable us to know how we can better understand fixed values of time as they are related to us in these superficial forms.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Oh Allah, Mah Terah Shukur Guzar

Oh Allah, mah terah shukur guzar,
Oh Allah, mah terah shukur guzar,
Tu neh jo mujah zindaagi di,
Ek nuktah sei yeh insaan banayah,
Aur insaan key liyah hafiz bi di,
Tu hai merah maullah, merah pyar,
Merah mazhar,
Oh Allah, mah hu terah shukur guzar
Jisnah mujah diyah
din or dunya ka ilm,
Wo hai Allah, yaad karlho
shehriyo Akhirat ka din,
Oh Allah, mujah kaabi bi nah bhulah,
Teri takat, terah kauf, tu hai merah khuddah
Oh Allah, merah jo bi to hai,
Wo heh terah liyah kam-sei-kam
Terah pyaar ki aagh mei mah jaaltah rahu
Pehlaah dey ek bhoond, terah abazaam
Oh Allah, mah hu tuj peh kurbaan
Jiskho pukharah Ibrahim-ala-salaam,
Ek pasl sei banayah
Unkho Hawaa-ala-salaam,
Oh Allah, mah hu terah ghulam,
Aur nah karah mujah intizaar,
Oh Allah, meh hu terah shukur guzar.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mah

Kaabi nah sattahu jisnah mujah jaanam diyah,
Kaabi nah bhulahoo jisnah mujseh pyar kiyah,
Kaabi bi nah wo mujseh alaagh ho,
Wo heh meri mah, shaa’id tum nah samaaj sakoo,
Mah oh meri mah, kaabi nah jaanah merah seh dhoor,
Maaf bi mujah karday,
meri koi ghalti yah meri koi bhool,
Tu sirif chaand say jiyah, terah har dukh meh mah shaamil
Tu neh pyaar jo diyah, wo meri har kushi kah kaamil,
To asay hi rahai, aaj aur Qiyamat tak,
Tu nah jaanam jo diyah, meri mah, kaabi bi nah tu ho
mujseh dhoor.

Teri Talaash

Teri talaash mei may samaadar ko bi paar gayah,
Teri pyar ki aagh mei may pahado ko bi phar gayah,
Teri talaash mei koi manzil nahi dhoor,
Sirif tu miljah heh, to banah heh Taj key liyah Noor,
Teri talaash meh, mah diwaana sah hogayah,
Tuj say milnah kay liyah,
Zameer aur zaman bi ko gayah,
Tu kah heh, tu yah heh, yah wah heh,
Talaash kartah he rahu,
Koi bi dunyah key koneh meh,
Kaabi tum seh dhoor nah rahu,
Jaab tak tu nah miljah ti, koi nah chaand asakeh,
Nah neend, yah koi araam, yah is zakahm ko nalah sakah
Koi jannat nahi, jaab tak is talash meh rahu
If tu kaabi bi nah millah,
to pir bi meh teri talash meh rahu.

Parts of Speech, What Happened and What Is and Fixed Properties of Time

Today, we will closely examine parts of speech as they relate to fixed properties of time. Fixed properties of time tell us what a thing is. What happens is not always, what is. Consider the phrase what is. What is, suggests something that's fixed in time such as the plant is, the person is, the neighbor is, the dog is. Thus, what is, is always fixed such as the tree in the woods, it always is and must be a tree in the woods. What happens can be considered the natural or unnatural death of what is. Consider an old man crossing a busy and dangerous intersection. Obviously, he is an old man and he is crossing the street. What can happen at such a busy and dangerous intersection, is that he can be, hit by a car. That's what can happen but the old man already is and has always been so is the driver who might strike the old man if he is not watchful. What happens cannot negate what is because what happens can only happen if the former is true. Such as the tree in the woods. The tree is and has always been a tree. However, a strong wind can eventually knock the tree down and it is no longer. The wind is and the tree is but a catastrophic event has taken place, which is what happened. What happened is only true if the former is true, thus what is must always exist if what happens has to necessarily occur. Can the tree or the old man be spared by what happens if such an event occurs. What happens may have necessarily happened but the tree and the old man will always be despite if they are spared, or are able to withstand what happens to them, or are cleared of such an unbecoming fate. Thus, the form what is, is eternalized and what happens becomes a passive future, since it depends entirely on what was or eternally is. Consider the phrase I am. I am is a possessive phrase signifying what is. Jesus says I am alpha and omega. He would not be able to say I am not alpha and omega since I am, is always used in the affirmative. Thus, I am cold, or I am hot, or I am happy or I am sad, are entirely dependent on I am or what already is and is eternal. Hot, cold, happy or sad might happen but they are temporary conditions of what is. A condition of what is can never be eternal such as the man was struck and died, or the tree is no longer standing in the woods; it always was and will always be and thus, considered fixed such as fixed properties of time. Such passive and temporary conditions give way to parts of speech that emphasize what happens to an invariably eternal what is, with such phrases as I was at the dance, or I will be going to the game, or I must go to school, or I have to eat breakfast. All these are temporary forms of what is and must always exist such as I am. I am can never be at the dance, nor I am can never have breakfast, or be at the game or must go to school. It always is and will always be an eternal form. Thus, properties of time that are identified by such parts of speech as I am and what is, will always be fixed unless other temporary, conditions apply that are always not. Thus, I can never be cold, and I can never be happy, and I can never be sad, but must always be content with who I am, and what I am is not what I must, but what I am, as Jesus tells us, I am and will always be alpha and omega. Thus, God is the ultimate form of what is and is forever, eternal and transcendent since what happens is our mortal remembrance of what always was, is, and always will be immortal and supreme.