God? Are You LIstening, Man?


God? Are You LIstening, Man?
by bahmani

Where are you man?

It's not like we need you anymore, but just out of curiosity, where are you man?

SO, are you ever going to make your presence known, man?

Don't you know we are all out of love, all out of faith, man?

And we need to know you are real, man?

Don't you care anymore?

That we don't care anymore?

Your "other son" created all these cleverly crafted religions with cleverly crafted rituals, to cleverly craft taking your place.

To speak his evil on your behalf, man.

Speak for you, man. Speak out of turn.

Cryptic interpretive evils, repackaged, remarketed as your re-branded word, man.

Misinterpreted, misconceptions of you, givin' you a bad name, man.

A racist name, for a murdering game, a ruling class pay-to-play game, man.

Conceived by clerks for the demon, masquerading as priests.

Shaman accountants carefully counting your money.

Slimy commission-only salesman, claiming to have the map, the one true path to you.

Yell-telling us that if we don't buy their bullshit, we have no faith.

That if we don't sign up today, we're hell bound tomorrow.

Commanding us to commit bizarre rituals, rules, regulations of diet, fashion, thought, and other strange behaviors.

Creative tricks to mind bend, twist and knot us around their will, not yours.

People, bad people, real bad people, using your name in their vain path of self-worship.

Ideas, bad ideas, real bad ideas, leading to even worse actions, murdering sex acts, in your name, flowing rivers of blood, all on your hands, man.

If I can control birth, why shouldn't I?

If I can kill my neighbor, why don't I?

If I can eat pork and live to tell, why can't I?

If sinning is so wrong, why don't I "...wanna be right"?

Why can I do every single thing they say, that you say, I must not do?

Why do I do everything they say, that you say, I should not do?

What do you say man? What is your word man? From your mouth. Not theirs.

Do you see why we wonder where you are, man?

Do you care that we wonder where you are, man?

Do you care that we need you now, more than ever man?

Do you see why we need you right now, to clarify and testify exactly where you stand, man?



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Does god have an office there?

DO ya think????




Red Wine


by Red Wine on

کس که خود را نبیند، خدا را نشناسد.

گول زمانهً را نخوریم و دل به بیخودی‌ها نسپاریم .



The Question is...

by faryarm on

The Ultimate Question is perhaps, and one we will not know until the next "stop"

Does Saidi Sirjani still have the same opinion, since after his departure from earthly life, he is privy to so much more knowledge...



سعیدی سیرجانی قریب چهل سال پیش گفت :


خبر داری ای شیخ دانا كه من
خدا نا شناسم، خدا نا شناس
نه سر بسته گویم در این ره سخن
نه از چوب تکفیر دارم، هراس
زدم چون قدم از عدم در وجود
خدایت برم اعتباری  نداشت
خدای تو، ننگین و  آلوده بود
پرستیدنش افتخاری نداشت
خدائی بدینسان اسیر نیاز
كه بر طاعت چون توئی بسته چشم
خدائی كه به هر دو رکعت  نماز
گراید به رحم  و به خشم
خدائی كه جز در زبان عرب
به دیگر زبانی نفهمد کلام
خدائی كه ناگه شود در غضب
بسوزد ز کین، خرمن خاص و عام
تو زاهد، بدینسان خدائی مناز
كه مخلوق طبع کج اندیش توست
اسیر نیاز است و، پا بند آز
خدائی چنین، لایق ریش توست
نه پنهان، نه سر بسته گویم سخن
خدا نیست این جانور، اژدهاست
مرنج از من ای شیخ دانا كه من
خدا نا شناسم، اگر این خداست

The Pahlavis and all mullas must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth.

Farah Rusta

آنها که طلبکار خدائید

Farah Rusta

آقای بهمنی جواب شما را رومی هشتصد سال پیش داده

آنها که طلبکار خدائید خدائید
بیرون ز شما نیست شمائید شمائید
چیزی که نکردید گم از بهر چه جوئید
واندر طلب گم نشده بهر چرائید
اسمید و حروفید و کلامید و کتابید
جبریل امینید و رسولان سمائید
در خانه نشینید و مگردید بهر سوی
زیرا که شما خانه و هم خانه خدائید
ذاتید و صفاتید گهی عرش و گهی فرش
در عین بقائید و منزه ز فنائید
خواهید که بینید رخ اندر رخ معشوق
زنگار ز آئینه بصیقل بزادائید
هر رمز که مولا بسراید بحقیقت
می دان که بدان رمز سزائید سزائید
شمس الحق تبریز چو سلطان جهانست
آنها که طلبکار سخائید کجائید
تا دامنتان پر در و پر زر کند آن شاه
ای بیخبران از کرم شاه بیائید




by sag koochooloo on



Believe it or Not; We are Not Alone.

by faryarm on

Believe it or Not; We are Not Alone...

Dear Friends,

I read the above blog a few days ago wanted to respond immediately in my own words; however after a few futile attempts,realising that my words were no match.... I  decided  to respond with what I believe to be God's own preemptive "response" conveyed through His Persian Messenger; words that long before disbelief in God and Faith were in high fashion, answered the very common issues felt by  the average person living today.

This is is no way meant to be preachy, but a bold response to Bahman's thoughtful words and those who believe that we are all alone on this earth. Each one has  to evaluate the substance of these words for himself to identify what keeps us from belief and what drives us to disbelieve.




I have included both the original Persian as well its English translation. 



Out of the wastes of nothingness, with the clay of My command I made thee to appear, and have ordained for thy training every atom in existence and the essence of all created things. Thus, ere thou didst issue from thy mother's womb, I destined for thee two founts of gleaming milk, eyes to watch over thee, and hearts to love thee. Out of My loving-kindness, 'neath the shade of My mercy I nurtured thee, and guarded thee by the essence of My grace and favor. And My purpose in all this was that thou mightiest attain My everlasting dominion and become worthy of My invisible bestowals. And yet heedless thou didst remain, and when fully grown, thou didst neglect all My bounties and occupied thyself with thine idle imaginings, in such wise that thou didst become wholly forgetful, and, turning away from the portals of the Friend didst abide within the courts of My enemy.



(٢٩) ای پسر جود


در باديه های عدم بودیو ترا بمدد تراب امر در عالم ملک ظاهر نمودم و جميعذرّات ممکنات و حقائق کائنات را بر تربيت تو گماشتمچنانچه قبل از خروج از بطن امّ دو چشمه شير منيربرای تو مقرّر داشتم و چشمها برای حفظ تو گماشتمو حبّ ترا در قلوب القا نمودم و بصرف جود ترا درظلّ رحمتم پروردم و از جوهر فضل و رحمت ترا حفظفرمودم * و مقصود از جميع اين مراتب آن بود کهبجبروت باقی ما درآئی و قابل بخششهای غيبی ما شوی *و تو غافل چون بثمر آمدی از تمامی نعيمم غفلت نمودیو بگمان باطل خود پرداختی بقسمی که بالمرّه فراموشنمودی و از باب دوست بايوان دشمن مقرّ يافتی و مسکن نمودی *٣١ 



I desire communion with thee, but thou wouldst put no trust in Me. The sword of thy rebellion hath felled the tree of thy hope. At all times I am near unto thee, but thou art ever far from Me. Imperishable glory I have chosen for thee, yet boundless shame thou hast chosen for thyself. While there is yet time, return, and lose not thy chance. 



(٢١) ای خاک متحرّک

من بتو مأنوسم و تو از منمأيوس * سيف عصيان شجره اميد ترا بريده * و در جميعحال بتو نزديکم و تو در جميع احوال از من دور * و منعزّت بيزوال برای تو اختيار نمودم و تو ذلّت بی منتهیبرای خود پسنديدی * آخر تا وقت باقی مانده رجوعکن و فرصت را مگذار *



Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee. 


ای ابنآء غفلت


بپادشاهی فانی دل مبنديدو مسرور مشويد * مثل شما مثل طير غافلی است کهبر شاخه باغی در کمال اطمينان بسرايد و بغتةً صيّاداجل او را بخاک اندازد ديگر از نغمه و هيکل و رنگاو اثری باقی نماند * پس پند گيريد ای بندگان هوی 





For a fleeting sovereignty ye have abandoned My imperishable dominion, and have adorned yourselves with the gay livery of the world and made of it your boast. By My beauty! All will I gather beneath the one-colored covering of the dust and efface all these diverse colors save them that choose My own, and that is purging from every color. 


There are some who believe that, as long as man has beeb on this earth, God has always spoken to him/her  through means by which humanity could comprehend. 

Abraham, Buddha, Zoroaster, Krishna, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab and for our age, Baha'u'llah  who were nothing but mortal beings, with no particular education or religious training or profession, have been His Voice of wisdom and guidance throughout the ages.


The words above are unique examples of words revealed to Baha'u'llah, while wondering  in the mountains of Kurdistan.

The Hidden Words were mostly revealed in 1858 shortly after Baha'u'llah's return from His retirement in the mountains of Kurdistan.  Additional verses were later revealed and added to the work we have today.  In the words of Dr Adib Taherzadeh, in his book, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah:

"The chief aim of Baha'u'llah in The Hidden Words is to detach man from this mortal world and to protect his soul from its greatest enemy, himself.  The Hidden Words provides a means by which, in the terms of the above analogy, the bird of the human heart can cleanse its wings from the defilement of this world and resume its flight into the realms of God. 

Attachment to this world can be described as anything which prevents the soul from drawing nearer to God.  Baha'u'llah has taught that this world and all that is therein is created for the benefit of man.  He is entitled to possess all the good things he can earn, and enjoy all the legitimate pleasures that life bestows upon him.   But at no time must he become attached to them. Baha'u'llah further teaches that man must take a great interest in this life, work for the betterment  of the world and assist in the building of a new world order for mankind.

In one of His Tablets Baha'u'llah has made the following remarks:

Should a man wish to adorn himself with the ornaments of the earth, to wear its apparels, or partake of the benefits it can bestow, no harm can befall him, if he alloweth nothing whatever to intervene between him and God, for God hath ordained every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth, for such of His servants as truely believe in Him.  Eat ye, O people, of the good things which God hath allowed you, and deprive not yourselves from His wondrous bounties.  Render thanks and praise unto Him, and be of them that are truely thankful

On the other hand, Baha'u'llah warned the rich in these word:

O ye that pride yourselves on mortal richs!

Know ye in truth that wealth is a mighty barrier between the seeker and his desire, the lover and his beloved.  The rich, but for a few, shall in no wise attain the court of His presence nor enter the city of content and resignation.  Well is it then with him, who, being rich, is not hindered by his riches from the eternal kingdom, nor deprived by them of imperishable dominion.  By the Most Great Name!  The splendour of such a wealthy man shall illuminate the dwellers of heaven even as the sun enlightens the people of the earth!


“The vitality of men’s belief in God,” Bahá’u’lláh has testified, “is dying out in every land; nothing short of His wholesome medicine can ever restore it.


The corrosion of ungodliness is eating into the vitals of human society; what else but the Elixir of His potent Revelation can cleanse and revive it?” “The world is in travail,” He has further written, “and its agitation waxeth day by day. Its face is turned towards waywardness and unbelief. Such shall be its plight that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly.”





Yes My Child I'm listening.

by TheMrs on

Yes My Child I'm listening. I work in mysterious ways, just do as you're told and let me worry about the rest.

ps. Don't over use "man".



by KayvanAli on

Kheylee baahaal bood.

Damet DAAGH.



Great blog!

by Monda on

You pretty much summed up the spiritual challenges I've been facing throughout My life. So good to read you again!

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

ما كاري به كار دوستان نداريم...درد نكشيده چه از درگاه باريتعالي داند!

الهی ما را بر این در گاه همه نیاز روزی بود که قطره ار آن شراب بر دل ماریزی ـ تا کی ما را بر آب و آتش بریم آمیزی ؟ ای بخت ما از دوست رستخیزی ـ

الهی اگر در کمین سر تو بما عنایت نیست سر انجام قصه ما جـــز حسرت نیست ـ ای حجت را یاد و انس را یادگار خود حاضری ما را جستن چه بکار؟



by yolanda on

God has his timing, we just have to be very very very patient!

Here is my favorite lines:

Do you see why we wonder where you are, man?

Do you care that we wonder where you are, man?

Do you care that we need you now, more than ever man?


Noosh Afarin


Noosh Afarin


خدایا از تو میپرسم؛
چرا این چین و آن چون است؟
چرا خالق تمام بنده هایت را،
به یک سان شامل مهرت نگرداندی؟
چرا ناجی نمی خواهی ببینی
قهر و خشم و جنگ دنیا را ؟
ویا خود، خواستی بینی تمام  ناروایی را،
ستیز را، ناتوانی را، شکست بی نوایان را؟

چرا از روز اول نامساوی ساختی، رنگ مخلوقت؟
تو رنگها را یکی از شب، یکی از روز،
یکی از زردی خشکیده برگی،
دیگری از رنگ خون ساختی!!
و از اول بساط جنگ را،
 بر روی این رنگها چنان چیدی،
که امروز، دگر راه گریزی از این جنگ جانفرسا،
برای ناتوانهایت نمانده.

خدایا؛ اگر هستی،
 برای چه چنین ساکت نشستی؟
تو خود خواهی، تویی سرشار از لذت،
که نامت هر شب و هر روز به لبهای مادری غمگین،
میان کوچه های سرد و تاریک، برای تکه ای نان،
برهنه پا، گرسنه،
 ترا، تکرار و تکرار میکند هر دم.

 شدی هرگز شرمنده، از عدل خدایت؟
تو دوری ازکودکان بی سر و سامان،
تو دوری از مردان سخت کوش و از فقیرانت!
تو دوری، از مردمان محتاج  به یک تکه ی نانت !

من خدایان دیده ام بسیار،
که سرشار از مال و منال و مکنت،
ولی از خون محرومان.
تو باران محبت را به گوشه ای روان کردی،
ولی در گوشه ی دیگر، تمام بندگانت را،
به حال خود رها کردی!
 نه فریاد نا امیدی ها را شنیدی،
نه غمگین شدی، از نگاه غمینی.

اگر روزی بونند مردم همه یکسان،
دگر شادی ز چشمت رخت بر میبندد.
تو لذت میبری، از دیدن خون و جنایتها،
ترا؛ جای دگر لذت نمیبخشد.
وگرنه با خدایت؛ بساط صلح و عشق را بر پا میکردی،
و محرومان را از دست جلادان،
رها میکردی!

خداوندا، در این دنیا،
 تمام عاجزان از ظلم بی رحمت،
چنان وا مانده اند در کار خویش،
دگر نه راه پس دارند و نه راه پیش.

من اگر بودم به جای تو،
جهان را غرق شور و شادی و امید میکردم.
و دیو جنگ را نابود میکردم.
جدا میکردم از دلها، رنگ غمها را،
دورنگی را، جدایی را،
شکست بینوایان را،
بساط صلح در دنیا میچیدم،
و دنیا را گلستانی پر از گل میکردم.
مساوی میشدند تمام بندگان من،
و هر کس قسمتی میبرد از لطف و صفای من،
نمیمردنند در فقر ادمها.

برای آخرین بار،  بازمیگویم؛
تو مسئولی خداوندا، که مردم را اسیر زندگی کردی! 
تو ای قاتل، تو ای جانی، تو ای بی رحم،
منم آن بندهء عاصی، ترا منکر میگردم.
بجایت من بتی از سنگ خواهم ساخت.


آقای بهمنی؛ با تشکر از  بلاگ و شعرتان که مرا بر ان داشت یکی از کارهای قدیمی پر از غلطم را در حال و هوای بلاگ شما ضمیمه کنم. این شعر بعلت اثر عمیق یکی از کارهای خانم هما میرافشار است، که ایشان در یک مهمانی شعری را در رابطه با خدا دکلمه کرده بودند، و من در سال ١٩٩٣ مهمان یکی از دوستانم بودم که در منزل ان دوست نوار خانم هما میرافشار را گوش کردم. بنابر این اثر کار ایشان نیز در گفتار من امده. این شعر هیچوقت تصحیح نشد، و پر از ایراد است. و امیدوارم محتویاتش کسی را ناراحت نکند.








mostafa ghanbari

What are God and religion?

by mostafa ghanbari on


" My religion consists of a humble admiration  for an illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in slight details we are able to perceive by our frail and feeble mind"  Albert Einstein

That illimitable superior spirit is hidden within us; it is an unknown part of us; it is  neither HE  nor SHE, as it is inexplicable and just can be perceived to the limited extent of our imaginations.

For me God is just knowledge and wisdom which can manifest themselves to the  fertile and recipient minds.

As tothe Iranians and their long-absent and perhaps lost God, I have to say they have badly fettered themselves by the Gods not the God as a result of getting infatuated with the glossy and fake images of God.

God is knowledge and wisdom , and morality is the truly blessing product of them; so we can live a rich, divine and ethic life without being in need of any specific God, dwelling in any specific place.

God's address:  2  Sense alleyway, Sensibility Street,Logic highway.

Dear Bahmani you are a very talented poet.


Khar yanee Borzorg

by Cost-of-Progress on

As I've said b4.

Right on brother...





Hi There

by Theosopher on

 "God? Are You LIstening, Man?"

yeap, what's wrong?


“Where are you man?”



“So, are you ever going to make your presence known, man? “

Not yet.


“Don't you know we are all out of love, all out of faith, man?”

Yes, I do. That’s OK.


“And we need to know you are real, man? Don't you care anymore? That we don't care anymore?”

I am real, pure reality. It is not important whether you  know that or not. I don’t care now if you do care or if you do not care.


“Your "other son" created all these cleverly crafted religions with cleverly crafted rituals, to cleverly craft taking your place. Cryptic interpretive evils, repackaged, remarketed as your re-branded word, man…”

Yea, I know what he did and said, he did it exactly by my order and will… They all executed exactly what I programmed. Are you complaining?


“Ideas, bad ideas, real bad ideas, leading to even worse actions, murdering sex acts, in your name, flowing rivers of blood, all on your hands, man.

Yea, I know... Have patience. I know it is terrible, but it can’t have been otherwise. All terrible ideas and actions are realized exactly as they should.  14 billions years have passed. Don’t you have patience? Just a few more billion years or so and that’s it! My Self, how impatient these mortals are!


 If I can control birth, why shouldn't I? If I can kill my neighbor, why don't I? If I can eat pork and live to tell, why can't I? If sinning is so wrong, why don't I "...wanna be right"?

Don’t worry too much about doing what and why? Do whatever you think  is right, and do not worry too much about the consequences of your actions. All I can say is that try not  harming yourself and others as much as your rationale allows you. That’s it! The other Thou shalts and Thou shalt nots are devised as parts and parcels of the undergoing program of reality. They are theatrical!


“Do you care that we need you now, more than ever man? “

Frankly speaking, I DO NOT CARE.


“Do you see why we need you right now, to clarify and testify exactly where you stand, man? “

Yeap, I see why you need me now but you can not see why I do not care about that now. That’s OK. And I do not care whether you testify on my stand and position or not.

Enjoy your life as much as you can while not hurting others  and do not think too much about Me.








Ey Khodaaaaaaa!

by Khar on

Ali P.

Thank God...

by Ali P. on

I am an atheist!  :-)


(though a not-practicing one!)

Bijan A M

Bahmani khan

by Bijan A M on

Great poem, so to the point.

You are very talented, man.... 


That clip was hilarious, can't stop laughing...


God's management team and board of directors turned out

by oktaby on

to be incompetent and full-of-it. They just could not figure out how to manage these wholly owned subsidiaries without going at each others throat to enhance shareholder profet. Mo, Jesus and Mo along with Ebi before them were too focused on expanding market share for their products. with financial crisis it became clear they are all on the take and were too busy hording funds to pay attention to various minor issues like Iran, Myanmar... and Sudan, ah forget about it, there is a meeting to figure out where they can fit horn of Africa.

In the interim khomeini and co were trying to unseat the Chairperson's hand selected 3's company and as the division CEOs were trying to figure out how to deal with them, the rank and file has figured it is a cluster and CYA and all for me is the MO. In the middle of all this commotion the Confucius corporate types figured out how to  exploit the shortcomings of of the monoT supply chain and corruption among their senior management and shareholders.

God is currently enjoying an spa treatment and deep relaxation to figure out if it is even possible to undue the mess he created.



She is busy

by capt_ayhab on

She is busy with creating natural disasters, wars her creatures have created, economic melt downs bankers have caused,  trying to calm down mothers whose children been killed in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Fort Hood, Africa, in floods, in hurricanes, earth quakes and answering the calls of few who claim to be the chosen ones!



P/S God is a She, hence Mother Nature. 

Passing Through

Very Cute :)

by Passing Through on

Indeed .....





by Nur-i-Azal on

I Am here, bro. Always been listening. Where've you been at? If you want to find Me next time, first thing you do is to foresake the society of people and their insanities, even if for a little bit, and come walk in the Garden. There you will find Me and I will explain things to you!

But before you come, think for a minute, is it Me or is it the society of human beings who turned away from Me long ago who are responsible for all the misery you speak of? If you asked all the plants and animals on your planet regarding who the responsible party was, who do you think they will point to?



by Princess on

As they say, great minds... :)

But seriously, I was just teasing Bahmani. If there IS a God after our image, then surely it is both man and woman, because otherwise it would be an incomplete God and we can't have that!

Bahmani, you put down what I am sure many of us have been thinking for a long time.

And finally, I second Nazy's, welcome back! 

Darius Kadivar

Princess jaan I was going to say the same thing ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Nazy Kaviani

Bahmani Jan

by Nazy Kaviani on

Welcome back! Something about your poem made me cry. Not rivers, but many drops. I cried a lot this week, and none of my tears were because IC was down. They had to do with executions and long prison terms, torture and other horrible things.

Anyhow, I'm getting ready to go see Leonard Cohen now, and I'll think about you and Princess. Is God a man or a woman as Princess suggests? I don't know, but right now, here's my man:


Good one!

by Princess on

Maybe he is not listening, because you keep calling him 'Man'. Try 'Woman' for a change, it might work. Who knows? :)))