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Nature of Miracle
Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D. examines the
logical explanations for the occurrences
of the miraculous happenings and
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by Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph.D.
Are the Rules of Existence
and end are our own creations."
The rules of
existence, perceived by our
senses, may seem apparently limited, but in reality, they are
infinite and hardly perceived within the boarders of our mind .
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(1596-1650, French philosopher) said: I cannot trust my sense as
they have deceived me and directed me toward mistakes many times.
is natural to establish the foundation of our knowledge upon sensual
experiences because we learn and become superficially acquainted
with the world through our senses. But we must remember that our
sense cannot perceive beyond their borders. Our senses are but translators
that do not speak all the possible languages of the universe.
we rely more on our imagination than we do on perceiving reality
through our senses. Humans most often base their ideas upon imagination
and superstition, and these foundations are not stable foundations.
As we know senses perceive the outside objects as well as the outside
of the object according to the "angle of their view."
The mind analyzes information according to its past learning. But
information cannot be applied to abstract existence and will not
teach us about the infinite being. Our experiences are neither universal,
as we can only mentally perceive what falls into limiations, nor
cn they be extended to the universe. Thus, the rules and principles
gained from sensual understanding cannot be taken as the unchangeable
and universal rules of existence.
you had eyes that could detect electrical waves other than light,"
Maeterlinck (1862-1947, Belgian writer, NObel prize, 1911) wrote,
"then you would have perceived the world very much differently.
Metal would look like glass and glass would look like stone."
is even more interesting to note our perceptions, knowledge, and
even imagination would have changed if we possessed different means
of perception. Dimensions of time and space, atoms and waves, and
all the principles of logic and rules of science would have been
understood differently, even established differently.
question is: Do any of our accepted rules and ideas really hold
any meaning in the greater wolrd and in the abstractness of infinity?
Time cannot be understood other than in the dimension of space.
Any dimension is limited, beginning and end are our own creations,
and existence remains as it is: abstract, eternal, and infinite.
we humans, left to our perceptions founded
on four dimensions, seeking to resolve the secrets
and discover the truth of the eternal and infinite Being
while assuming that there is a reality to the existence,
and that the existence is eternal and abstract!
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