ـ "... إن فى الإنسان منطقة عجيبة سحيقة لا تصل إليها الفضيلة ولا الرذيلة ، ولا تشع فيها شمس العقل والإرادة ، ولا ينطق لسان المنطق ، ولا تطاع القوانين والأوضاع ، ولا تتداول فيها لغة أو تستخدم كلمة ... إنما هى مملكة نائية عن عالم الألفاظ والمعاني ... كل مافيها شفاف هفاف يأتي بالأعاجيب فى طرفة عين ... يكفي أن ترن فى أرجائها نبرة ، أو تبرق لمحة ، أو ينشر شذا عطر ، حتى يتصاعد من أعماقها فى لحظة من الإحساسات والصور والذكريات ، ما يهز كياننا ويفتح نفوسنا على أشياء لا قبل لنا بوصفها ، ولا بتجسيدها ، ولو لجأ إلى أدق العبارات و أبرع اللغات ... " ـ

توفيق الحكيم

Within man lies a deep wondrous spot, to which neither virtue nor vice can reach. Upon which the sun of reason and will never rises. In which the mouth of logic never speaks, the laws and rules are never obeyed, and not a language is used nor a word is ever spoken.
It is a distant Kingdom, beyond words and meanings. With everything is a sheer murmur offering wonders in a blink. From the depths of which, suffice a single tone or a flash of mind or a scent of a perfum, to allow rise of emotions, pictures and memories, a rising that will shake our being and open ourselves to things we can neither describe nor materialize even if we used the most refined of phrases or the most skillful of languages.

Tawfiq Al-Hakim.
(My humble transalation of the arabic text)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

To judge or not to judge, that is A question.


Well, *The* question was to Be or not to Be, but among the most important questions that some of us have to face in a life time is do we judge or do we not judge the other ? mostly in our society we tend to judge, even if we try to look liberal, I know that. And some don't ever stop for a moment to ask themselves the previous question at all.
I think maybe I was judgmntal by heredity during my teens, but some time after that, for whatever reason, maybe the evolving of my real personality, I developed a habit of bieng un-judgmental to some extent. Maybe I apply the "he who is without sin let cast the first stone" or maybe I believe that the final destination is the most important part of the journey, we can get lost in the maze for a while but if we find the correct path, then ... all is well that ends well.
I never really realized that charactaristic in me till a couple of years ago. I do have my rights, my worngs and my red-lines-not-to-be-crossed, Still I developed this habit where I caluculate the equation first before I give my ... answer, so that I'm not being judgmental in a blind manner. I have to have a Reason.
That explained to me why, during the past 10 years, did I accept some scenarios from some people I met though I never accepted the same scenarios from some other people, a little change in the equation made all the difference.
And that was easy... till I had to face the question again, but with myself as a part of the equation!.
If I decide not to judge, then I'll just drop the case.Leave the equation unsolved, hoping it's not a critical one, with whatever hazards to that.
If I decide to judge, then I'll have to be a prosecutor, a juror and a judge, plus, the accuser. And that's why this question poped up in the first place.
Can I do that?, can I be this .... well, heavenly creature !?. A creature who ,as a prosecutor, will get all the answers to all the questions, and, as a juror and a judge, won't be biased to the accuser or against the defendant.
That's my argument, frail and fragile, simple and confusing ... ... ...
I rest my case!.

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