Book of instructions

Alahazrat Hajagha
by Alahazrat Hajagha

It is almost midnight. Lovely San Francisco is offering us a rainy night. Christmas is almost here and I am stuck in the middle of my engineering formulas.

These formulas are forming my moments these days.

I am tired and I am thinking what life would be like if we just didn't have any formulas?

What would we do if we could live in a life full of personal experiments instead of other people's laws?

Well, it is obvious that maybe science wouldn't work. There wouldn't be any bridges standing or any planes flying, but let's look at it in ideological terms.

Why should we have all these rules for life? Why should we follow the path that has been told to us for generations? Why when we do something different form the imposed way of thinking, suddenly they call us not normal?

Well, I have no answers for it. Maybe it is a good thing that we are just followers, or maybe not. I can answer that question better when I am older, but I am sure about something--"life has no book of instructions."

We were born free, we live by own personal logic, and we die by expiration of our destiny. I guess I'd better get back to my engineering formulas, because those x's and y's will bring bread to my table.

Nighty night!


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Dear Hajagha,

by Killjoy (not verified) on

The other day, I was talking to a young Buddhist monk who is in search of humans' intuitive powers as part of his studies.

While driving a very beautiful AND expensive sport car he has bought to impress his girlfriend, he too complains about the earthly conveniences which have depleted man of his real intuitive powers. I do admire him, though, for his realistic approach to the mundane slants of our "unheavenly" ways of living.

Your questions are valid and many of us in our own "disimilar" ways keep asking similar questions.

But as it has already been implied, there will always be time for such questions. For the time being try to get on with your studies.

And here's what Robert Frost romantically describes the decisions we make in our lives and what may happen as a result of choosing "different" paths from the well-trodden ones. Those taken by multitudes of others before us!

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Alahazrat,welcome back!

by ebi-at-work (not verified) on

How was dear kerman?!did you eat & drink what I suggested to you?!anything for me & President e Mahboob (hamshahri k....saabegh?!
Dear Irandokht)\:
You are right,since all kermani Ebrahimis are descentants of the Qajar Governer of kerman .
Viva Ala


Dear Secretary of interior killjoy aziz

by IRANdokht on

This Alahazrat has been bearing the title prior to the formation of our new government. It's like a Qajar prince if you will...   The Hajiagha you are referring to who is not quite as eloquent and well-spoken as Alahazrat, is a cartoonist and not an engineer/blogger .

As the head savaki of this administration:

1- I should have been included in the discussion you had with the kingmaker (pssst was it Masoud or JJ?)

2- I insist our Mr Prez be included as well, granted the position is just symbolic, we need to get him busy so he wouldn't issue so many speeches to mellateh shareef.

3- I recommend granting (as if we have a choice) the title to the previous prince and princesses to buy ourselves some legitimacy with the elites...


Alahazrat hope you got some work done after all that! and sorry for  jumping in your comment sections bare-foot 

Nazy Kaviani

Your Majesty:

by Nazy Kaviani on

Heeh! A nice diversion from studying!

I am grateful for wisdom passed on from generation to generation. I don't get too excited when people talk about Iran's 2,500, 5,000, or 7,000-year old history. What never ceases to impress me is what is left of that thousands-year-old history in Iranians. The manifestation of that history is how Iranians interact with each other and others in the world, how they solve their personal and tribal problems, and their many times humorous approach to situations, citing poetry, old tales, and anecdotes. I loved learning about life's lessons from my parents through a small fable or a piece of Sa'adi poetry. For that, even long past the expiration of their destinies, as you so aptly put it, I continue to be grateful.

P.S. Khob digeh baazi basseh, boro darseto bekhoon!


Dear IRANdokht,

by Killjoy (not verified) on

This is a title Hajagha has bestowed upon himself and as the Interior Minister of the Iranian Government in Exile, I find it necessary to clarify the situation, once and for all.

I have discussed the matter with His Highness The Grand Kingmaker in detail and His Majesty adamantly rejected such self-appointments and assured me of the fakeness of the tittle in this particular case, as well.

Sincerely yours,

Killjoy aka Produce

Reading Hajagha's blog, I think he has finally hired a "personal secretary" to edit his posts.


Interestnig questions

by Abarmard on

-If we didn't have "other people"s formula as a society, we would be similar to an individual with no long term memory. Is that good or bad?

-Besides politics, in society we follow the paths that have been realized to work well based on our surroundings. Why reinvent the wheel?

Good luck with your problem. Sometimes is more efficient to get away from it all and come back to it later :)


Killjoy aziz

by IRANdokht on

You must be talking about the cartoonist not the Alahazrat. How could you even...??  LOL 



Now I'm Curious!

by Killjoy (not verified) on


I remember reading a few years ago that you weren't allowed into the U.S. and now you're in San Francisco. What's going on? Are you really in the U.S? Does that mean you've changed your mind about going back to Iran?

Killjoy aka Produce

Curious Joe

Some Random Darts in Response to Alahazrat

by Curious Joe on

1- Some formulae are universally accepted.  One is: "Don't do to others what you don't want to be done to you".   Anything wrong/boring about following that law?

2- Over 80% of the people on this planet follow the path that is put in their brain by their parents.  That is why we have masses and masses of idiots on this planet believing in superstitions and myths such as  "God" and "Religion" -- one of the root causes of wars and an impediment to human progress.  The sooner you de-tox your brain from your parents delusional inculcations and imposed way of thinking, the sooner you'll be free and can establish your own progressive agenda and code of conduct.

3- There is a famous bumper sticker which says:  “Either Lead or Follow.  Otherwise Get Out of the Way”.  So, which of the 3 you prefer?  Lead, Follow, or get out of the way?  Maybe you have a 4th or 5th option that you may want to share with us.