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Nature of Miracle
Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D. examines the
logical explanations for the occurrences
of the miraculous happenings and
scientifically explains the nature of miracle.
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Hazrat Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha,
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discusses nature and beyond
from the organization of molecules
to the anatomy of the soul; a treatise
that explores the human experience
"from fetus to paradise.
| WHEN WE NEED
Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D.
is a sad day when the human family has to protect itself against
is a sad day when human life becomes insignificant.
is a sad day when compassion, morality, ethics and human values
are replaced by anger, revenge and all human failings.
is a sad day when we keep our eyes and ears closed to the misery,
famine, and poverty of our human family.
It is a sad day when nations are added to the list of nations mourning
is a sad day when peace becomes more like a fancy word engraved
in the pages of books.
is a sad day when we refuse to learn from our past.
it is a sad day when we tend to ignore the destruction, misery,
and animosity that we leave behind for our next generation so that
they inherit our failings.
are times in the history of humanity when we may need more devotion,
positive energy, active humanitarian participation, and prayers.
These days are one of those times. When human technology fails,
there is always time for spirituality and prayers. Why prayers,
you may ask. How can meditation smooth the path of human struggle?
I would like to quote from one of my books, The Nature of Miracle:
we logically analyze and evaluate any critical situation, common
sense tells us how to adjust and accept the outcome. However,
when it comes to experiencing an unpleasant or difficult-to-handle
incident, we deeply wish for help--for a power that changes the
course of destiny, turns harship into ease, transforms war into
peace, and helps us to overcome the burden of distraction and
tension. Such an urge for powerful help increases when our normal
means of solutions and scientific approaches fail. That is when
we rely on a power to make a miracle happen and it is notheworthy
that miracles do happen.1
THE POWER OF PRAYERS
studying the history of civilization, many times we come across
records of miraculous happenings, supernatural events, or a sudden
change in the course of destiny. Such events are seen as a result
of ceremonies, rituals, and spiritual gatherings. We have seen or
read, for example, about dances for rain in time of drought, and
in many cases, rain has actually fallen after such ceremonies. Many
religious, spiritual groups and cultures may have flourished upon
ritual grounds, sacred circles, and group ceremonies, while chanting,
holding hands and transferring energies. Whether they be ancient
tribal ceremonies, Shamanism, Yogism, Hinduism, or monotheistic
religious ceremonies, these sacred rituals and praying vitalize
the human spirit, helping one to feel connected to others, and reducing
the pressure of loneliness and isolation. Many times, as a result
of these gatherings, miracles do happen. Whether or not "science"
or any narrow sighted intellects ignore miraculous happening makes
no actual difference. Miracles do happen.
us examine the rituals, or group efforts, as well as meditation
and the effort of individuals from the introduction of The Nature
of Miracle . . .
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1. The Nature of Miracles by
Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D.
of Sufism Publications:
San Rafael, CA, 1993. p.4.
Article from Volume 9, Number 4