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Thursday, 2 August 2007

"The Great Secret"

I read "The Secret". Unlike my earlier suspicion, I managed to complete the book without becoming mad. Well, mad is a general term. If you're a functioning figure in the society, you'll get away with being branded an eccentric instead. Same thing with the term "Hooker" and "Mistress", just different terminology due to difference in the geography of the work place. Or perhaps "corrupted bureacrats/politicians", a synonym for "swines". But here I am, talking coherrently still.

Rhonda Byrnes read the original text and wrote her interpretation of "The Secret". It reveals to us, what is known by the greatest men from our past. A number of exceptional men and women discovered The Secret, and went on to become known as the greatest people who ever lived. Amongst them: Plato, Leonardo, Galileo, Napoleon, Hugo, Beethoven, Lincoln, Edison, Einstein and Carnegie, to name but a few.

Ummm..for those of you who thinks Adolf Hitler should be included in the 'greatest people who ever lived", bad news for you. Royal College of Physician Psychiatry team researched and concluded that Hitler suffered from neurosyphilis induce Parkinsonism. (A word of caution for the philanderers : no hi hitler there ) Perhaps, the psychiatrists should examine Bush and some of our local politicians as well. I'm sure they are suffering from some kind of psychiatric disorder. I wonder what is the medical term one should come up with for the people who elected them. Enough said.

Being a Muslim, I believe in the existence of God and His Government, which was not mentioned throughout the whole book. Instead, stress was given to how the Universe works. The Universe, abides to "the law of attraction" as proven by quantum physics,(of which I am determined to unveil as soon as I recover from the vertigo I obtained from reading this book ) states that "like attracts like" meaning, good thoughts attracts good things to your way. That human beings comprises quantum energy of sort and what we transmit to the universe, will ensure we get a parallel reaction.

For those of you who have forgotten the difference between "theory", "hypothesis" and "law",let me bore you with the definitions.

A hypothesis (= assumption in ancient Greek) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenona tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory";

Theory is "a supposition or system of ideas explaining something, especially one based on general principles independent on the particular things to be explained". It can be right, or it can be wrong.

For instance, my theory about most politicians are "all politicians are bastards unless proven otherwise". I may be right, I may also be wrong. Everyone will know my theory is wrong, or rather, something went wrong with me because of my theory, when my face appear front page of News Straits Times, for the first Woman Doctor to be detained under the ISA.

A physical law or a law of nature is a scientific generalization based on empirical observations. Laws of nature are conclusions drawn from, or hypotheses confirmed by scientific experiments. The production of a summary description of nature in the form of such laws is the fundamental aim of science. A logical, mathematical statement describing a consistency that applies to all members of a broad class of phenomena when specific conditions are met. Examples of scientific laws: Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction, Coulomb’s Law of electrostatic attraction, Dalton’s Law of partial pressures, Boyle’s Gas Law.
Laws describe rather than explain.

Okay, enough about the scientific jargons. What is The Secret ? Basically, it's this. The Universe will answer to your all your wishes, if you know how to ask for what you want in life. ( no afterlife wishes mentioned though...hmm...). Like attracts like. It is LAW OF THE UNIVERSE. Not a theory, nor a hypothesis. It has been proven to be true. If you think good thoughts, good things come to you. Likewise, when you think bad thoughts. The law works by inclusion not exclusion. You don't ask for what you don't want, rather, what you want. (hmm..no wonder these bloody corrupted arshlores are still roaming around the surface of the earth, and not wiped out by comet like the dinosaurs...must work on that prayers again).

My interpretation? Cut me into pieces and my remnants will still scream that God exists. The book do not mention anything about God. Maybe keeping it non biased,sells better. Just keep it general. The way I look at it, if God had created Coulomb's Law, Dalton's Law, and my law regarding politicians, then why not the Law of Attraction? God had created this law to accomodate to human's prayers. Asking is another word for praying. If I were God, I'd be yawning on the job of entertaining mostly ungrateful mere mortals like us. Why not work smart and create a Law whereby the universe responds to our every need via response to energy we released? Intervene only when necessary. God had given us the liberty called "choice". Perhaps that is what they meant when they say that it is better to pray in masses rather than alone. Perhaps in masses, we release vast energy levels. Think about it. Beyond Brilliance actually.

Gratitude is of importance. Without gratitude, getting what you ask for comes less easier. From my perspective, I see faith in a more meaningful angle. I not only decipher it, I can also feel it becoming stronger. Mind over matter as we call it. Imagine the degree of faith a person has while walking on hot fire during Thaipusam for instance. In some Silat Batin, the same applies. I was told that my forefathers could even walk on water. I panic when my foot fails to touch the bottom of the swimming pool, although I'd put a Katak to shame swimming it's style.So, obviously, this faith thing is not genetically passed down the generation. ( why cant our forefathers passed down these acquired talents genes, instead, all i got was the "hairy genes". Oh! Forgot my gratitude...at least it not the "no hair genes"...)

Do read the book without prejudice. It will boggle the mind.Perhaps it is time for our comfortable sleepy minds be boggled. It left me still trying to figure a lot of issues from within. I have faith that I will find the answers. If my next excuse of a writing seem incoherrent, you will know that "The Secret" had boggled as well as buggered my mind to the point of no return......

2 comments:

Hazidi said...

A thought about human "LAWS" - why are we so arrogant to think that something we think up or discover can be an all inclusive inescapable law? I think the human logic is itself fallible. If you read old Indian and Chinese texts, you will find that logic as it is known in the west is not necessarily the the only way to solve a problem. Even in the west, they have aristotlean and non-aristotlean logic. Have a look at General Semantics if you don't know what I'm talking about.

pah nur said...

There is no "law" that exists, hitherto, to prove the existence of God, yet...He exists...Perhaps one fine day, scientists and mathematicians may be able to prove the existence of God.Right now, our intelligence have not yet reach the status of proving the existence of God via qualitative nor quantitative methods.

Till then, I'll rely on my simple tool to decipher the existence of God and its called, COMMON SENSE...No need University for that...