doesn’t matter who you are; you may be wearing a beard for
religious purposes, you may be wearing a religious dress, your
wife and daughter may be covered up in black from head to toe,
you may be against being contemporary or you may be wearing a
blouse with only thin stripes on the shoulders, a mini skirt or
a bikini or attend to receptions, balls, cocktail parties or
wear a neck tie, a smoking, always go around with a glass of
whisky in your hand, or while bathing in the sea you may be
totally covered up or else you may be a reactionist or a
silent man who only observes, but these are only upto a certain
When you have this disease everything is finished, because your
mind is deprived of the concepts of winning-loosing, to like
or to be liked and unfortunately it is unable to make these
such a state, the brain can no longer set up innocent
dreams/games which are a must for life; it can no longer create
ideas and it cannot think. It doesn’t have the chance to make a
choice between one’s own benefits or someone else’s.
has lost its right to choose the best for itself or the worst
for his enemy as well as its extremely impressive order and
discipline. It doesn’t have the chance to decide whether to
give up or to continue. It doesn’t have the ability to give an
end to this condition (to decide to cut off the branch on which
he is staying).
scientists who have examined this meaningless condition of the
human being at this stage were helpless against this illness and
they named it as ‘’Alzheimer’s’’.
This is a situation in which the natural electricity in our
brain is turned off and we no longer have the chance to go into
the minute depths/details of our existence as all the
information that we have saved has been deleted. We cannot
remember what we have read, learned and we cannot recognize the
people whom we know.
When looked at from outside this is a condition where
helplessness, and ruthlessness is being felt with all its
About Alzheimer’s the scientists are saying ‘’this is not an
illness pertaining only to the old age’’. Its real cause is not
known. It may be as a result of genetics, the way of nutrition
or as a result of a trauma. It comes out suddenly under
different conditions. In short, the brain eats itself up.
Now, the real subject that I want to explain here is another
illness which I find similar to this or worse. This is the
point of getting away from Allah.
is really interesting;
this illness the individual forgets gradually the truth/the
reality which he tries to live/to experience/to put into
practice, because the feelings become more dominant. So, he
climbs to the peak of the individuality, thus turns back to
the point where he has first started. The manners, the rules,
the method has been lost. Perhaps, the change which is made on
the surface is accompanied by the change within the individual’s
am catching this from the different conversations and the
observations that I make. In short, the whole, universal mind
changes into the individual mind . In the end, the person who
once said that that he had found the absolute being in his
essence, now has certain rigid value judgements, he is a little
bit prejudiced and makes judgements without any reason.
is impossible not to be amazed and ask ‘’How can a human being
experiences/lives such a thing?’’ However, it happens. The
individual no longer knows why he is doing such things and
actually forgets his objective all of a sudden.
any case, the truth is that the son of man becomes veiled from
the state of certitude and abandons his own self .
Istanbul, October 21st, 2005