Posts Tagged ‘earthquakes’

Natural, moral and spiritual causes of tsunamis and calamities

December 3, 2011

Paarsurrey continues discussion with Hank Kimball; one may view his comments:

Hank Kimball wrote:

The fact that natural disasters like earthquakes and volcano eruptions are caused by plate tectonics and not any God punishing bad people

Paarsurrey says:

What I understand very humbly is that every phenomenon that we observe has a scientific cause; which we apparently see and observe; but it has an inherent cause, in the unseen, that is spiritual.

The first one is physical or apparent truth and the later one is the real or absolute truth.

Nothing happens in this world, not a leave cold drop off the branch of a tree unless it has been ordained by the Creator God:

[6:60] And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them but He. And He knows whatsoever is in the land and in the sea. And there falls not a leaf but He knows it; nor is there a grain in the deep darkness of the earth, nor anything green or dry, but is recorded in a clear Book.

There is a purpose of human life set by the Creator God; when the human being become cruel and do injustice and forget the purpose; then the same factors of Nature which had been set in service and help of the human beings by the Creator God; they turn against the wrong doers under a higher order of the creation; the hidden hand of the Creator God punishes them. They deserve to be wiped off the face of the earth; they had in fact already shown their consent just by being arrogant and cruel.
But the Merciful and Kind – the Creator God; sends before such calamities a truthful Warner or Messenger of Him:

[17:16] He who follows the right way follows it only for the good of his own soul: and he who goes astray, goes astray only to his own loss. And no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another. We never punish until We have sent a Messenger.

Like now; He has sent now Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, a successor Caliph of truthful Muhammad in our present era. He is the End Times Messiah and Imam Mahdi.

The natural causes are there for the famines, tsunamis, diseases, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and floods; and for them more scientific research should be made; that is not denied; but the moral and spiritual causes should not be ignored, at all.

a journey in a desert in the midst of summer on a hot sunny day

September 4, 2008

The Promised Messiah 1835-1908 says:

It is a common experience that calamities which cannot be averted by ordinary measures, and the difficulties which seem insurmountable, very often respond to the power of unanimity. Hence it would be against the dictates of wisdom for one to not benefit from the blessings of unanimity. The Hindus and the Muslims are two great nations inhabiting this country. It is hard to believe that either of the two, for instance the Hindus, would one day gain total domination over the Muslims, and turn them out of this country altogether.

Likewise, it is not possible for Muslims to expel the Hindus from their homeland. It should always be borne in mind that Hindus and Muslims are indispensable to each other in this country. If one is beset with a calamity, the other will inescapably share it. If either one intends to humiliate the other, out of egoistic pride or vanity, then it will not escape the consequent disgrace itself. And if anyone among them falls short of showing concern for his neighbour, then he too will suffer the ill effect of his callousness.

Anyone who contemplates annihilation of the other is like one who saws off the branch on which he is sitting. With the Grace of Allah, you have also got a measure of education; it behoves you now to eschew grudge and promote mutual love. Similarly, the dictates of your wisdom require that you abandon the course of callousness and adopt an attitude of compassion and sympathy. The hardship of this life is like unto a journey in a desert in the midst of summer on a hot sunny day. It would be futile to take this arduous journey without cool water. It is the cool water of mutual love which you so direly need to extinguish this burning fire and to save you from dying of thirst.

In precarious times such as these I invite you to truce, as reconciliation is urgently required by both nations. Many a calamity is befalling the world; there are earthquakes and there are famines. Over and above the earthquakes and famines we continue to be plagued by the bubonic pestilence.

Moreover the Divine revelations which God has conveyed to me further confirm that if people do not mend their evil ways and practices and do not repent their sins, the world will be further visited by other severe calamities. One misery will not end before another follows. Eventually people will reach the end of their tether and will wonder what is happening to them and what next is in store for them. They will be pushed to the edge of their senses by calamity upon calamity.

So take heed my countrymen, before such evil days confront you. It is highly essential that Hindus and the Muslims should come to terms with each other and if either of the two parties is guilty of such excesses as obstruct the path of peace; they are better advised to desist from pursuing that course. Otherwise, the entire blame for the sin of mutual enmity will be borne by the faulting party.

If someone questions the possibility of reaching reconciliation while religious differences are playing such a negative role, throwing hearts further apart; then my answer would be to say that difference in matters of religion can only play a negative role when it disregards the dictates of justice, wisdom and the well-tested human values.

It is to avoid this danger that man has been fully fortified with a clear sense of judgement and common sense. He should thus always carve a path for himself which never deviates from the path of justice and good sense. Again it should not violate the commonly experienced human sensibilities. Also it should be remembered that day to day petty differences cannot obstruct the course of reconciliation. Only those differences can destroy the process of reconciliation which result in insulting and blasphemous attitudes by one towards the revered Messengers and revealed holy books of the other.

The good news in all this for those who seek reconciliation is that all of the Islamic teachings are also found in the different parts of Vedic teaching. For instance, although the newborn branch of Vedic faith entitled Arya Samaj teaches that after the revelation of the Vedas, communication from God to man was sealed, the great avatars born in the Hindu faith from time to time, who have millions upon millions of followers in this country, have doubtlessly broken that seal by claiming to be recipients of Divine revelation. One such elect Divine representative, who is greatly revered in this country and Bengal, is known as Sri Krishna. He claimed to be the recipient of God’s Word and his followers not only believe him to be a Messenger but some consider him to be God personified. There is no doubt, however, that Sri Krishna was a Messenger and a representative of God in his time, and God conversed with him.

Likewise from among the Hindu people of the Latter Days, was one named Baba Nanak whose saintliness has become a byword in this country. His followers, the Sikhs, number no less than two million. Baba Sahib openly claims to be the recipient of revelation in the Janam Sakhis 1 and the Granth 2.

Click to access Message-of-Peace.pdf

1. Autobiographies of Baba Nanak.
2. The Holy Book of the Sikhs.