Friday, August 8, 2014

The Other Minorities - Is this the end for Yazidis of Iraq ?

Fox news reported Iraqi militants seized control of largest christian city, threatened its residents to leave, convert or die. For the other minorities.......

   For the Other minorities; to quote "members of another religious minority remained trapped on a mountain without enough food or water" . The Yazidis  are other minorities, alleged as Saytan worshipers, though the Yazidis themselves don't utter that word .

 The telegraph reports, they were forced out of Georgia and Armenia during the nationalist (also called democratic) movements, after the fall of Soviet Union.

The Other minorities are not Saytan worshipers, in fact they are one of the ancient religions of Iraq.

Yazidis do not believe in permanence of heaven or hell, the cosmos is a much bigger place and impermanent. So the Jiva go through  reincarnation, which they call the soul “changing its clothes”  - It is like an Indian Saint speaking about life.

Yazidis believe that good and evil both exist in the mind and spirit of human beings.Tawûsê Melek, the "arch angel"/Deity  allocates responsibilities, blessings and misfortunes. Tawûsê Melek, as per Yazidi history, said he doesn't submit to any other than god. God was pleased with his devotion.

 In later periods, Responsibilities defined by a Tawûsê Melekas  were modified and replaced by  Duties such Jehad , spreading god's message  as defined by and for furtherance of  organizations/movements . Thus,  Tawûsê Melek  needed to be avoided and discredited before the people.

Command and will of god ( owned by the organizations) replaced god.   That Tawûsê Melek had surrendered to god, he won't submit to any other than  god, That God was pleased  on Tawûsê Melek for his devotion - All  this was  not of relevance to some  later movements . The traditions where celestial beings could  request to be near god, discuss or even  ask a question to god was ignored. All that defined  god was his will or message.It didn't matter whether god was pleased on Tawûsê Melek, later movements concocted him as Shaytan  because some perceived he disobeyed god's command. 73 Genocides followed the  Yazidies.

It is difficult to find god in Iraq, in-spite of abundance of faithfuls . Obama has signed some military help, but is not clear what is it meant for.[ Updt: The attacks are designed to avoid the slaughter of Yazidis and christian minorities.  ]

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