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    For our next selection from the MIT AIP lecture given on January 8, 1986, we have a story called "THE IMMORTAL PEOPLE."

    As I had mentioned in the preamble to "THE SECRETS of LIFE and DEATH" the Daheshist sister (one of the inheritors of the Dahesh estate) entered the following introductory paragraph:

    "The following story describes the spiritual ascension from a lower sphere or world to a higher and better one. And the way to do that is by deserving it."

    THE IMMORTAL PEOPLE

    Assadullah walked the streets of the city of Sparkling Light. His hair was long and reached his feet. It glittered like gold in the rays of the six suns that shone over that far-flung city in endless cosmic space. As things were, black hair turned to gold when a man reached five hundred years of age. He would then realize his is old and that he carries on his shoulders the weight of hundreds of years.

    Assadullah was a strong man full of energy. He was clever and well read, and authority on the arts and cosmic literature. When the people planet Sadalayim tried to invade the Cit of Sparking Light he defended it bravely, his war machines destroying more than one thousand men as if they were useless toys.

    His head was crowned with the sacred Eucalyptus. Banquets were held in his honor. The planet Esmandion directed its violet rays on him surrounding Assadullah in recognition of his bravery. He breathed the odor of the lights on that planet, and his soul was in ecstasy. He was drawn by that light. In a moment he had entered it like a victor.

    One normally needed a million light years to travel from the City of Sparkling Light to the planet Esmadion. But those to whom that planet sent its violet rays would find themselves roaming in that fantastic planet in no time at all. Assadullah was welcomed by the beauties from over there with singing and dancing. But one of them in particular attracted him. He bowed before her and kissed her white hand. She then leaned over and encircled him with her arms and gave him the kiss of marriage which in that planet is indissoluble. It is eternal, for love in that planet is everlasting over the ages. It is required from those who are tided by that sacred bond to be born again by their love after a thousand years. After that his mother becomes his wife throughout the ages to come.

    When Assadullah married Baha' al Rabi' he was barely five hundred years old, a hot blooded youth. The span of life in the city of Sparkling Light was a thousand years. Therefore he cannot have his fill of his beloved before five hundred years. He prayed God to make him forget her so that he wouldn't have to live those long years in sadness and despair, while the flame of her love burned within him making his life intolerable.

    Anyone from there was forbidden from marriage with a girl from Esmandion before the thousand years were over. Then he would travel to Esmandion. As soon as he reaches there his spiritual fluids would undergo a change getting in harmony with this world. Then he could marry his beloved.

    Assadullah longed so much for his sweetheart that he tried to hug her but it was like hugging the air. He was astonished. "How is it then," he asked himself "that she kissed me and I felt her kiss. And now I try to hold her and I find myself holding the air, even though she was near me."

    "The laws of this planet," he heard an invisible voice say, "allow you, as a hero, to feel her kiss because she is going to be your wife and your love when your days are over in the planet Esmandion, and your beloved shall give birth to you, and when you grow up and become strong she will be your wife and you will be her beloved husband."

    Assadullah grew sad, even though he was given a resounding welcome and the scenes he saw were beautiful. Throughout his wonderings in that city of fine arts he felt dejected because could not remain near his love. He stayed in that strange world for twenty years.

    The inhabitants of Esmandion never go to sleep, and of the night they only know the name. For they bathed in constant sunshine, flooded with light wherever they went. When they walked they would draw a star with their fingers over their foreheads and they would rise in the air and walk as if they treaded on the ground.

    He was dazzled by the trees in that enchanting planet. Each leaf was a different color, and each tree bore a variety of fruits. They were delicious to the taste, melting immediately in the mouth. If he tried to pick a fruit that appealed to him but the fluid of which was harmful to him, it would say to him in its mellow voice: "Don't. For I am intended for others who deserve punishment for their bad deeds."

    Punishment in that planet fell harshly on those who disobeyed its rules. Assadullah was astounded when he entered the Wood of Paradise and saw the Peacock Tree with its huge branches, full of every kind of bird, all singing together, making one forget his cares. Hours, weeks, and months ceased to exist under the spell of that enchanting wood. So that the twenty years soon went by and Assadullah returned to the City or Sparkling Light, carried on the rays of violet.

    Drums were beaten in joy and millions rushed to receive the hero who was returning from a distant planet. The years went by while Assadullah waited for them to end so that he may join his beloved. He frequently thought of suicide in order to put an end to his life so that he can join her, but the inhabitants of that strange cit cannot commit suicide. Even if a person threw himself from the top of the mountain he would stand up again, unhurt. Death comes only after a thousand years of a man's life are over. For this reason a man counts the seconds until then, wishing they could cease for only then would happiness begin.

    And since all beginnings have an end, the 500 years that remained of Assadullah's life went by. He was now one week short of 1000 years.

    What happiness! In a week's time he will find himself in the arms of his beloved Baha' a Rabi'. What pure bliss!

    There is no death in the City of Sparkling Light, for when a man comes to his thousandth year, he would be weak and tottering, his eyesight would fail and his step would be uncertain and his back would be bent. Then suddenly, on his last day he undergoes a change. He is born a second time, and slowly begins to grow for another thousand years, and so on "ad infinitum."

    As the last minute of this thousandth year ebbed away, Assadullah suddenly vanished where he was sitting with his friends. Then they all realized he was being born again in the planet Esmadion. The self same minute Baha' al Rabi' gave birth to a bonny child. " I shall wait for you five hundred years, o lover of my soul. The hand of fate cannot touch the love that binds my destiny with yours. We shall be together at all stages of ours lives. We shall live together and together we shall move from planet to plant for countless generations."

    The glad tidings were announced in the Violet Planet declaring the arrival of Assadullah, hero of the City of the Sparkling Light and husband of Baha' al Rabi'.

    When Assadullah was born then, Baha' al Rabi' was 3000 years old. 500 years after his birth he would be permitted to make love to her. She would then be 3500 years old, that is, in the full bloom of youth for she would have 6500 more years to live. When she reaches 10,000 years he would be 7000, that is to say he will remain separated from her for 3000 years. He will not be allowed to meet her after that unless his spiritual fluid can reach the world where she will be. Her rank must also be taken into consideration. If her deeds made her fluid reach his world they shall meet. If not then they never shall, perhaps for many ages.

    The divine system is so miraculous. One must abide by the divine orders whether one inhabits the Earth or any other planet. One must go in accordance with the divine system which God has laid down for planets, galaxies, and constellations, known and unknown.

    The choirs of the planet Esmandion rang out with Joy at the agreement of Assadullah's spiritual fluid with Baha' al Rabi' to the extent that he deserved to be born in Esmandion, which thrilled the inhabitants of that planet.

    The birds from the lovely Peacock Tree sang out declaring the great envent— That of Baha' a Rabi' giving birth to Assadullah, hero of the planet of the Sparkling Light.

    This Legend was ended at 1:00 p.m.
    of July 7, 1978 in the U.S.A.
    Last edited by Mario; 01-09-2007, 06:32 PM.
    "Fail, to succeed."

  • #2
    Thanks dear brother Mario for sharing Dr. Dahesh's works. Indeed, and without doubt it's an extraordinary true story, which is inspired to our guiding beloved prophet, to raise our faith, and give us hope in life after death.
    To set the way before us in order to choose. May God bless you.

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