Not only the
universe is built on the principle of uncertainty, but human life itself is
based on this doctrine because we do not know what may happen during the next
This notion of mystery may be held as the strand common
to both the living and unliving. This is the reason that the living (humans)
ardently want to know what lies benind the unliving i.e., the physical pnenomena
or the universe. Therefore, man's desire to know himself in relation to the
cosmos emerges as a discipline which is called Mysticism.
Though the roots of mysticism as a discipline lie in Hinduism,
man's desire to know himself is universal. This is why the followers of the
Semitic religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam indulge in mysticism
under various ruses though these faiths are principally opposed to it.
The author, Anwar Shaikh, believes that man is
God and God is man. Though this doctrine is mysterious in itself, the solution
emerges when man becomes a part of Godhead through good deeds. The author has
propounded this concept in his unpublished book: The Universal Mystery,
which is being serialised in the form of these articles.