publishing my letter to Mr. Hamid Entezam I
received the following warning from Mr. Ramin Frough.
Frough" <[email protected]>
Mar 2006 02:12:30 +0000
of the Dervishes...(just for your information)--
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asked for explanation and Mr. Frough responded as follow:
'explaining' and debating
matters to you i will leave to the very simple and naive ones of
this religion. those who, as i would assume, are daily threatening
you or those who are being unneccessarily nice and polite to you to
prove you wrong about them.
all i can say is that:
dar nayaabad haaleh
pokhteh hich khaam,
pas sokhan kootaah baayad, vassalaam!
None that is raw
understands the state of the ripe:
therefore my words must
be brief. Farewell. (Salaam)
Masnevi of Mevlana
Jalaluddin Rumi, Book 1, 18th couplet.
i hope this is sufficient
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Mr. Ramin Frough, (a.k.a. the Ripe One)
am afraid that is not enough. You issued a warning. What was that
about? What should I be careful of? Please explain.
that you have ripened, will you please explain to us the raw ones what did
you learn? Let us say I am raw and will never understand your lofty state
of ripeness and will not be able to fathom the depth of your insight, but
you donít write only for me. I am giving you the platform to reach to
millions of readers. I assure you many of the readers of FFI are very
ripe. Just go through the articles and the discussions taking place in the
forum of this site. Youíll soon realize that the people contributing to
this site are a head and shoulder above your average Internet surfers. The
subject matter in this site is quite ripe and it interests only people
endowed with superior intellect. You may disagree with them but you
canít question their intelligence and erudition. Donít you think
itís a bit arrogant and presumptuous to decry the intelligence of all
me. I am too raw. But I can publish your ripe and enlightening wisdom for
the world to read. Think of FFI as an auditorium filled with the best
minds and the elite of the society. I am the MC who invites you to take
the podium and address this multitude. Who cares if I am too dumb to
understand your superior wisdom? Youíll be addressing this audience.
Unless you think that everyone but you is raw, which would be an unforgivable
display of arrogance, this is your chance to shine and illumine the minds
of a huge number of people. If you think that all those who read this site
are necessarily raw, then you are amongst them too and this would belie
your claim of ripeness.
What say you Mr. Frough? Your morshed (guru)
Mr. Entezam did not think we are worth a response. I am afraid some will
end up thinking he is a chicken. I can't control what people think. What
about you? Are you willing to share with us part of your wisdom?
Giving light is an attribute of the sun. Sun does
not make any distinction between worthy and unworthy. It sheds its light
on all things alike. Some objects, like mirror, reflect that light in all
its splendor. Other objects reflect back less. How much each object
reflects depends on its potentiality. The sun shed its light on all
objects equally and shows no preference.
FFI is read by millions of people. Some of us may not
be ripe enough for you. But certainly among this many people there must be
a few who are ripe. Your duty is to shed light, i.e. if you have any light
to shed, on all. Whether we will be guided or not should not concern you.
Are you going to deprive everyone of the truth just because I am raw?
You and I know that the reason you donít want to
waste your precious time explaining your vast wisdom is because I am raw.
Hey, even Jesus said donít throw the pearls in front of the pigs. I
understand! But others may think you are afraid of me. I am sure you
donít want to leave them with that lingering doubt. Of course you are
above all those reproaches and are detached from what others may think of you.
But here is the reputation of your religious order at stake. People might
even come to erroneously conclude that the dervishes, like other Muslims,
are cowards when they are challenged in a real intellectual arena.
If I am raw it is not my fault. It is your fault. You
have taken all that light and kept it to yourself hiding it from me and
the likes of me. How can we ripen if you keep that light away from us?
How will you face Allah on the day of Judgment for failing to impart
Come on Mr. Frough. Please explain to us why
dervishes are different from other Muslims. Why their Islam is the true
Islam? Tell us about your version of Muhammad and your insight to the
mysteries of the divine. Tell us about the ďmeatĒ that you have found in
the Quran. When I looked into that book I found nothing but dung. What did
you find in the Quran that ripened you?
Do you wand me to ask the readers to flood your
mailbox and that of Mr. Entezam with petitions so you have mercy on their
souls and tell them part of the secrets of enlightenment? Will you not
lead them to the straight path?