Here is my first historical video about the early stages of the Pacific Naval War in World War II. It is also a way for me to present some my new favorite songs, which are copyrighted, but Vimeo doesn’t seem to care about that, although YouTube would:
Part 1 :
Masood Parvaze, a retired Pakistani American Engineer and a proud Texan, writes poetry and fiction in two languages. He has published two poetry collections, ‘Second Shadow on the Wall‘, 2014, and ‘Flowers Thorns and Other Offerings‘, 2016, both of which are available at Amazon.com. We welcome his inspirational contribution.
Unmasked Unthinkable . . . Unfathomable . . . I often think What if . . . I was? Unsheltered . . . Unprotected Unappreciated . . . Uneducated . . . Living among Uncompassionate . . . Unyielding Unchangeable . . . Uncompromising . . . Like the . . . Unfortunate Among us . . . in Unimaginable . . . Unavoidable Unforgiving . . . Unlivable Oblivion . . . Called . . . Life © 2020 Masood Parvaze Stain your prayer rug with wine (Inspired by Persian mystic poet Hafiz 1315-1390) I know your passion for God You called him your wine Your beloved; an eternal light Like a moth; you desired To burn yourself in its flame . . . But this is my poem I too would have Stained it with crimson wine But then cleansed it With tears for humanity If . . . I had a prayer rug ©2020 Masood Parvaze
— The Answers to Everything — On What ‘IS’ An Eternal Basis has to be so, For a lack of anything cannot sow, Forcing there to be something permanent, As partless, from which composites can grow. There can’t be other directions given, To that which no start; it is undriven; So, it is as Everything possible, Either as linear or exists at once. Consider quantum fields of waves atop One another: waves are continuous, And so qualifiy as Fundamental; Quantized lumps are particles, then more. The particles, etc., are temporary; The Basis is coterminal with stuff, But is not cosubstantial with the things; Its information content is the same as Null! Note that there is no other absolute: Newton’s fixed space and time got Einstein’s boot; Particle spigots making fields are mute; Classic fields have no fundamental loot. There are no ‘if nots’ for happened events; That would be a fantasy world but meant For simulations and playing mind games; No use entertaining real replacements. On Consciousness What the meaning to this play we’re befit, From dirt to dust within the script that’s writ? The wise in search have thrown themselves to waste; Experience alone is the benefit. Physics describes but the extrinsic causes, While consciousness exists just for itself, As the intrinsic, compositional, Informational, whole, and exclusive— As the distinctions toward survival, Though causing nothing except in itself, As in ne’er doing but only as being, Leaving intelligence for the doing. The posterior cortex holds correlates, For this is the only brain region that Can’t be removed for one to still retain Consciousness, it having feedback in it; Thusly, it forms an irreducible Whole, And this Whole forms consciousness directly, A process fundamental in nature, Or’s the brain’s private symbolic language. The Whole can also be well spoken of To communicate with others, as well as Globally informing other brain states, For the nonconscious knows not what’s been made.
I updated the PDFs in the previous post and added another PDF for the text only edition (with grayscale images). Lots of changes; worth downloading again, plus now is final.
- Some quatrains were moved into the next section.
- Some material was moved because it was slightly off from where it should have been.
- The worded images toward the end have been incorporated into the mainline.
- Some of my large gold lettered quatrain have been added.
- The graphic story at the end was removed, since it was redundant, although it looked good.
- The font type now indicates which words and quatrains are mine. Updated 9/12/2020
Here are the PDFs from the 11×8.5 two volume edition. They may take a while to load but you should be able to save them to your computer to view at your leisure:
ARE 6×9 P9 text only book cs Lulu only (The Text)
The last two PDFs should be final now.