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Manuchehr Jamali and Gita Yegane Arani-May اشعار منوچهرجمالی

Fruit without Seeds

Fruit without Seeds!

Manuchehr Jamali, translation G.Yegane Arani-May

Man knows that truth is a fruit without seeds,
Truth, he knows, must pacify and satisfy your palate,

Hadn’t it been paradises fruit that he’d eaten,
And of which he’d spat out its seeds in disgust,
And said why God would have to place in fruit with sweetness,
teeth breaking rocks,

The devil though knew, that ripe fruit would bear heavy stones.
And seeds of “visionary fruits” would break the “questions” of the teeth!

The devil planted the seeds, that man spat with anger,
And over time grew another plant, and he’d create another paradise.
One that would produce fruit without seeds, and sights without questions!

And man, thrown out of paradise for eating God’s fruit,
Was so put back into God’s paradise,

And went with Satan’s paradisical insights,
Offering taste and comfort,

And the fruit, within him, would contain no seeds of questions.

Tired from painfully planting the seeds and cultivation,
And from the burden of growing and work,
The task became a bane.

Since then the devil would be in heaven,
That “knowledge without doubts” was achieved,
And a truth of “fruit without seeds” known,
And the truth without question be swallowed.

And man did not know that truth is the Creator,
Whose seeds become questions,
And that the knowledge that these questions developed, he would not find,
and thus not have the truth.

So he named the devil’s paradise, God’s paradise,
And God’s paradise would be named: a lie that’s past!

مـيـوهِ بى تـُخـمـه !

منوچهرجمالی

آدم ، حقيقت را ميوه بى تخمه ميدانست
حقيقت را بينشى ميدانست كه بايد از آن كام برد و به آرامش رسيد ،
و ميوه هاى بهشت را كه ميخورد ،
تخمه هايش را با نفرت از دهان بيرون ميافكند ،
و ميگفت كه چرا خدا در ميوه هاى به اين شيرينى ،
سنگهاى دندان شكن گذاشته ،
ولى ابليس ميدانست كه ميوه نرم ، زهدان تخمه سنگين است .
و تخمهِ « ميوه بينش » ، « پرسش » دندان شكـنـست !
ابليس ، تخمه هائى را كه آدم با خشم از دهان بيرون ميافكند ،
در زمينى ديگر كاشت و بهشتى ديگر آفريد.
كه ميوه ها ى بى سنگ ، و بينش ها بى سئوال بودند !
و آدم كه از ميوه هاى بهشت خدا ، بيزار شده بود ،
پشت به بهشت خدا كرد ،
و به سراغ بهشت ابليس رفت ،
كه كام را شيرين ميكرد و آرامش ميبخشيد ،
و ميوه بينش در خود ، هيچ تخم پرسشى نداشت.
او از كاشتن رنج آور تخمه ، و پرورش آن ،
و خطرهاى كشت و كار ، بيزار بود
و ازآن پس در بهشت ابليس ماند ،
كه « معرفت بى سئوال » داشت .
او حقيقت را ، « ميوه بى تخمه » ميدانست ،
و حقيتهاى بى سئوال را ، مصرف ميكرد
ونميدانست كه حقيقت ، آنگاه آفريننده است ،
كه تخمه اش ، سئوال باشد ،
ومعرفتى كه ازآن سئوالى پيدايش نمييابد ، حقيقتى هم ندارد
او بهشت ابليس را ، بهشت خدا ناميد،
و نام بهشت خدا را دوزخ گذاشت!

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FROM THE POEM: مـيـوهِ بى تـُخـمـه

FROM THE POEM: مـيـوهِ بى تـُخـمـه

“[…} او حقيقت را ، « ميوه بى تخمه » ميدانست ،
و حقيتهاى بى سئوال را ، مصرف ميكرد
و نميدانست كه حقيقت ، آنگاه آفريننده است ،
كه تخمه اش ، سئوال باشد ، […]”

note: clarity, questioning, doubt, truth

http://www.jamali.info/ashar/?page=poems_7

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A response to our booklet from Prof. Dieter Metzler, Institut für Didaktik der Geschichte, Universität Münster

A response to our booklet from Prof. Dieter Metzler, Institut für Didaktik der Geschichte, Universität Münster

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A reply to the sending of our booklet to Prof. Keller, Insitut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur, Universität Köln

A reply to the sending of our booklet to Prof. Keller, Insitut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur, Universität Köln

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A reply to our book from Dr. Marianne Stoelzel music scientist

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Prof. Sundermann, Institut für Iranistik at the Freie Universität Berlin, reply to our booklet

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Mithraic backgrounds and their Iranian roots: What’s the symbolism of the bull’s raised tail with the three ears of grain? By Manuchehr Jamali and Gita Yegane Arani-May

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Mithraic backgrounds and their Iranian roots
What’s the symbolism of the bull’s raised tail with the three ears of grain
Why do ears of grain grow out of the raised bull’s tail

No bull raises his tail straight up, nor does one or three ears of grain grow at the tip of any bull’s tail. What type of worldview do we see in this symbolism that merges animal with plant life? The image of the “ear of grain” and the early philosophical conceptions tied to this symbol, held a central meaning in the early Iranian civilisation and their religious ideas. A basic concept they held was represented in their equation of growth (as pertaining to plants) and birth (in animal life). » read the full article on farangis.de

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Persian Village – with a letter from Prof. Djamalzadeh to my parents Manuchehr Jamali and Farangis G. Yegane

Persian Village – with a letter from Prof. Djamalzadeh to my parents Manuchehr Jamali and Farangis G. Yegane

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Prof. Antes (Leibnitz University Hannover) in response to …

Professor Peter Antes from the Institut für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, Leibnitz Univeristy Hannover, Germany

in response to

Manuchehr Jamali and Gita Yegane Arani-May: Das Denken beginnt mit dem Lachen. Die unsterbliche Kultur des Iran