Pakistan and many Islamic nations have banned Freemasonry, yet in the hallowed temple chambers of Freemason halls, around the world, amongst the sacred texts kept is also the Quran. Freemasons welcome Islam but Islam does not reciprocate. Actually Islam does not welcome anyone - and that is the truth and I wrote about it on the very first article in this blog.
What is less understood and is erudite is often ridiculed and thrown to the realms of arcane devil worship or worse. Darwin and Galelio, heroes of today, were villains of their times. In a similar vein, Freemasonry is seen as being evil in Islamic societies and cultures.
Both Swami Vivekanda and Rabindra Nath Tagore were prominent Freemasons.
In fact the one saying of Swami Viveknanda which still resonates with me and could well be termed blasphemous to the “blinkered extremists” is:
1. In order to realize God one could learn about spirituality more on the soccer field than in a cloister or hermitage of a monk.
No wonder the ulemas of Pakistan (and indeed elsewhere) will find such talk blasphemous as they see themselves as sole custodians of knowledge and understanding of God which now is being challenged by a mere soccer field!
In that case, Kasab (the lone captured terrorist of 26/11) would not be paying too much attention to Hafeez Saeed, would he?
However Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan wanted desperately to join the Freemasons. Jinnah was a Khoja Ismaili by birth, which means his spiritual leader i.e. Imam was the Agha Khan. In those days, it was Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Agha Khan. Again interestingly enough, the Agha Khan of that time was a member of the Grand Lodge of India A.F. & A.M. (Bombay).
During his teenage years Jinnah had gone to the U.K. for higher studies. And he graduated with distiction from Lincoln's Inn, later to be called to the bar at 11 Kings Bench Walk during his stay at Hampstead. Jinnah, while still in the U.K., had also eagerly joined the notorious "Fabian Society", a reformist-Socialist party whose members included Freemasons George Bernard Shaw and Annie Besant, to name a few. In fact, the official Theosophical Order of Service in Pakistan records that Jinnah was so deeply inspired and influenced by Besant that he called her "Amma".
Jinnah, then, was struggling to get Dadabhoy Naoroji elected as an MP at Central Finsbury. Naoroji was not only an orthodox Parsi priest ("Athurman") but also had written various volumes of work on Zoroastrian history and wisdom. He was also a Freemason, member of both Lodge Southern Brotherhood No. 3311 E.C. and the Lodge South Cannanore No. 234.
After returning to India with his Barristership, Jinnah became an apprentice in a Parsi(Zoarastrian) law firm of Jamshed Kanga. Jinnah distinguished himself as an excellent lawyer. He also became a member of India's Central Legislative Council(Assembly) in 1912, and eloquently espoused the cause of women's education!
Jinnah’s repeated links with the Zoroastrians of India is also interesting. His wife Rattanbai was a Parsi who had converted to Islam before marriage. The man whom Jinnah helped for a long time was a Parsi intellectual (Dadabhoy). And it was Jinnah’s own daughter Dina who had married Dinshaw Wadia, the son of a renowned Parsi industrialist of India (Bombay Dyeing fame).
In the days after India's Imperial Capital was shifted New Delhi in 1911, Jinnah petitoned a Freemasonry Lodge in Bombay for a membership. Earlier in the years 1907 or in 1909 he had unsuccessfully petitoned the same fraternity and was not considered. But in 1911, Jinnah's petition was black balled! That meant, effectively he could not, more or less, ever seek a membership of any those fraternities. These fraternity houses in those days were segregated for Europeans. Hindus, Parsis, Muslims and Indian Christians could not sit in the same house with Whites.
Jinnah believed that it was an Indian Hindu member (either B.G. Tilak or Ranade or Sir Chimman Lal Setalvad or Bhulabhai Desai) who had black balled his membership, but it was actually a Parsi gentlemen, a Tata or Kanga. Jinnah went to his grave with this 'grave Hindu insult'. It was only when the records (minutes of the meeting) of this fraternity house, was made public did the truth came out. Jinnah's only offspring, now a non muslim and her billionaire son who live in Bombay have this piece of paper from the fraternity house, of which Jinnah's grandson is a member.
If someone asks was Jinnah a Freemason? The answer is NO. But the truth is, he tried hard to become one and was blackballed. That is the ultimate truth.
The founder of Pakistan wanted to desperately become a Freemason, yet today Freemasonry is banned in Pakistan and many other Islamic nations.
A recent article to the Pakistani mindset on Freemason (they easily interchange Illuminati with Freemasons) :
“The illuminati recognize that their plan for a global government hinges completely on subjugating the masses to their agenda. The greatest threat to their plan posing more danger than any army or law is the threat of a free-thinking mind. (BuA: ha ha ha – look who is talking about free thinking mind). In order to eliminate this threat and to achieve their objective the MASONS have set about the boldest plan devised. The complete control of every aspect of human life. YOUR life. And the weapons they are using against you are in your very homes, entertaining you and your children and gradually indoctrinating you without you even realizing.”
What role has noetic science in this article? It is about having an open mind. If you do not believe that Freemasons should have a place in society, you will most likely dismiss this most exciting branch of science.
Noetic science deals with the exploration of nature and the potential of consciousness using multiple ways of knowing—including intuition, feeling, reason, and the senses. Noetic sciences explore the "inner cosmos" of the mind (consciousness, soul, spirit) and how it relates to the "outer cosmos" of the physical world.
In short: Human thought is an energy and that energy if properly channeled can change physical characteristics of the material world around us. This is beyond the spoon bending techniques of Uri Geller and is closer to the Pranic healing techniques of Master Choa Kok Sui.
(An interesting side note: During the cold war, a Soviet spy managed to get very secretive documents from the US and because of his diplomatic immunity he managed to board the flight out from US without any incident. CIA put in Uri Geller nearby to this Soviet Spy and asked him to “fry” the magnetic tapes – rendering them useless. Whether he was successful or not, one is not sure – but what is certain is that US used / uses such thought energy tools because it believes that it works.)
If over time man begins to correctly channelize this thought energy to solve his problems, be able to achieve “mind over matter” challenge – it would mean he is able to reach the “God within him”. The man may then be tempted to abandon the God outside – not in totality perhaps, but largely. (Actually the relationship between man and God will become personal and will not require third parties - priests and ulemas). This is truly frightening prospect for nations where religion is used as a tool to guide the majority of the population to obey the corrupt few. Almost all Islamic nations under theocracy /military rule will fall under this.
Albert Einstein’s famous experiments incorporate thought energies. Even famous scientists like Newton and Benjamin Franklin used them and we do not call them devil worshippers. Well, they were all Freemasons and as far as I know – while most cultures enjoy the fruits of their science today, the clerics from Islam still look at Freemasonry as being the devil incarnate. Maybe, its time, we changed the definition of what is really evil !!
In this era of globalization where scientific trailblazing is lauded and free thinking encouraged – even inculcated in the young minds so that they develop their independent thought process – the theocratic / military regimes stand completely polarized.
It is not enquiry but suppression, not free thinking but unquestioning obedience, not reaching for the light but being in darkness that these Islamic societies are taking their nations to. And in doing so, they are endangering the rest of us seeking truth and free thinking.
India has been exposed to the idea of thought emitting energy as far back as the Vedas and in yoga it finds one such expression. And while yoga and mind control is gaining in popularity across the free world, it is banned in Islamic nations – there are fatwas against it. In fact Muslims in India too are prohibited from taking yoga classes.
In the end, as world lurches forward with excess population, the concern for immediate problems like global warming and nuclear black-market are receding in the background, the forces of darkness are growing in the world – sheer population increase is exacerbating this.
A stark choice awaits us if we are to leave our children and their children with a better world. And the epicenter of this evil empire today are located in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
More than 70% of all global terror acts in the world in the past decade has a Pakistani imprint.
Addendum: It has also been seen that 95% of these terror activities that emanated from Pakistan, had the imprint of Wahhabi - Deoband school of Islam. Hence within Islam - if we are able to eradicate this branch of Islam in totality - we will be doing this world a favour.