Tuesday, December 26, 2006

89)'Ayats'(Signs) in the Universe series: previous postings.

As I began to put my thoughts down on this blogsite, some of my posts took on a decidedly personal flavour in so far as my appreciation of various objects and events(also known as signs or ayats) in the universe were concerned. I therefore created a specific grouping of posts and titled them "'Ayats'(Signs) in the Universe series". So far I have written 6 such posts and they are numbered 19, 29, 31, 38, 39 and 41 on the blogsite. The topics covered are varied and include:
1)a natural, pristine lakefront scene(19);
2)the goings-on inside a living cell(29);
3)the dynamic earth and the plate tectonics revolution(31);
4)the glorious, life-giving process of photosynthesis(38);
5)speeding angels and the relativity of time and space(39);
6)the beauty and evil of the HIV/Aids virus(41).
I have also been considering post number 7 in this series, in which I have been giving some thought to an event in nature, a possible metaphor for the cascading sequence of intellect, starting from the first and only created being, encompassing all existents, the Universal Intellect, and ending in the intellect wrapped up in the tiniest, most fundamental particles of diversified matter. More about that later.


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3