It is obvious that
our society as a whole is passive as well as its individual
We are only jumping
on a subject without analysing it, without analysing the
reasons behind it. The same is true in the field of
Philosophy and Mysticism.
‘’Philosophy is to
search for the truth in the
along the numbers starting from an empty center, whereas
religion is the institution of contemplating about the
‘One’ in the
multiplicity after having attained it.
From this point
religion and philosophy are two thought systems which are
completely leading to opposite directions namely; one is
leading to the north and the other is leading to the south.
Of course, this is the Islamic rule for value.
Philosophy is not a
tool for finding the truth, but it is the tool for finding
out the mistakes of one another and being deprived of the
The above lines have
been written by Necip Fazýl Kýsakürek. I do not know why he
has said these and for what purpose. However, when we look
at the truth, what we can is that the situation is not the
same as it has been stated.
Exactly at this
point I would like to make an analysis, because I am
Let me explain!
I would like to
start by giving an example of how we can approach a subject
from the philosophical point of view :-
Upon the wish of
the absolute consciousness the planets are rotating both
around themselves and around the sun in their never changing
fixed orbits. During these rotations the time, the days
that emerge through the night, the seasons and the climates
come into being.
If, only for an
instant they start acting independently can you imagine what
the universe would be like?
So, what is wrong
in philosophizing in this manner? Could you explain me what
is contradictory with the truth, with the logic in this
Yes, this branch of
science which is described as the most harmful insect on
earth actually teaches the people how to think in a
systematic way. It helps to form connections between
abstract concepts. However, it is always perceived as
‘’a little bit of an
unnecessary luxury’’ and from time to time we see
it as a thought concept that has been
endured by the masses by
means of pressure, but which has not been
Such thoughts that
are aimed to make the societies more lively tell the people
the truth, they tell that no one can harm others as well
as himself .
This is a point of
view, a principal, but it is neither an assumption nor an
If, life is based on
such an understanding and if it is told in the same
manner, then it becomes obvious that philosophy is not a
Moreover, to what
extent would it be correct to by pass this science which
is accepted as the opposite of mysticism as it does not
cover the real life experiences, practices. This is a
subject that should be debated.
As you know, there
is an ideal which is a typical example of the mystical
thought. The mystical thought tries to hold it up like a
flag and this is ideal is
‘’to be in unity’’.
However, most of the
time this ideal that we have mentioned above is not put into
practice and it is not experienced.
Moreover, if, every
idea had been put into practice, then the dimension that is
named as ‘’certainty’’
wouldn’t become manifest. This means that there wouldn’t
be any variety, anyhow it is even impossible to dream of
such a thing.
My dear friends!
If the concept that
we have mentioned above covers the aspects contemplation,
divine reason and ideas, if it is in conformity with the
system, especially if it does not have obvious
contradictions with the religion than there is nothing
wrong in accepting it.
I am saying these
for the ones who are not fond of philosophy so that they
would at least accept it.