Thinking Is Authorized!

Thinking Is Authorized!

by Nash Khatri

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ISBN-13: 9781434321589
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/07/2007
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

I have always been intrigued by the concepts of nature, God, life, death, prayer, the future, and so forth. My outlook on these concepts is a culmination of over two decades of introspection, reflection, observation, and especially, what I consider makes more sense compared to the numerous religious beliefs and scientific theories prevalent in society today.

My life has been very fortunate overall, but I have had my share of trials and setbacks. Though religious proficiency isn’t among my strong points, I consider myself to be well-grounded—that’s what I think helped me deal reasonably well with the unfortunate experiences of being divorced twice (and handling the associated child-custody issues). It is also what I think helped me deal realistically with a totally unexpected major brain surgery in 2001, though I had been physically active for decades and was otherwise in excellent health.

My professional life has also been eventful in the sense that I went through a total shift in career from a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant to an electrical engineer. I was still in the last semester of a master’s degree in Taxation in 1988 when I started the first term of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Subsequently, as part of my engineering job requirements, I successfully completed (as a civilian) a very challenging Naval Nuclear Power School curriculum for officers.

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DubiousDisciple on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With a mysterious Bang! 13.7 billion years ago, an incredible universe of time and space tumbled forth. Science and religion both are fascinated by this existence, as we humans peer ever deeper into the mysteries of the universe. But Nash¿s book is different: it wonders what else is out there. It invites us to contemplate what lies outside our prison of time and space. This concept is so key to the book that Nash has given it a label: Lack of Time and Space, or LTS.The greatest mystery of LTS may be life itself. Life, Nash contends, is special; we¿ll never instill life in a robot, which will never be more than a construction in time and space. But where did life come from? How did emotion, thought, wonder, break into our world of time and space? Where does this life-matter go when we die? Is life truly eternal, existing in LTS? What does eternal mean where there is no time?Nash Khatri meanders through these questions and more as he probes the mysteries of LTS. Nash obviously has a religious background, though he doesn¿t discuss it in the book. He at time appears apologetic (though he needn¿t be) for contradicting the beliefs of various religions. He points out the silliness of some of our age-old assumptions with both humor and respect.At times, I would find myself asking: ¿Is this idea theologically sound?¿ And then, on the next page, ¿Is this idea scientifically sound?¿ You know, it really is hard to think beyond religion and science! In the end, I am unqualified to answer either question about the book, but thank you, Mr. Khatri, for encouraging me to think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nash Khatri accomplishes his goal in his new book, Thinking Is Authorized!: The piece encourages contemplation of a number of spiritual and religious topics that challenge many traditional beliefs. While this is a slim volume, the book requires a slow reading to fully digest the wide range of concepts Khatri presents. The author warns the reader from the first chapter that many of his opinions about religion, God, prayer, nature, spirituality and other subjects go against the grain of what many people believe. When discussing religion, for example, Khatri acknowledges the positive impact that organized religion has on the behavior of followers. However, he suggests that adults practicing organized religion are child-like and those seeking spiritual development are operating on a mature, adult level: ¿The spiritually nourished are thinkers, as opposed to trusted followers of established belief systems '43'.¿ This is not an easy read in terms of the opinions the author offers. Khatri pulled from his personal life 'two divorces and survival of a brain tumor' to develop his opposition to many beliefs about nature¿s response to humans, God¿s reaction to prayer, and the concept of purpose. The author uses anecdotes, charts and tables to illustrate his position. While Khatri goes out of his way to assure the reader that he is not belittling long-held beliefs, he frequently suggests a dialogue that will push the reader to think beyond the boundaries of ancient tenets: ¿It is critical to recognize, based on personal observation and some exercise of imagination, that everything in the universe directly or indirectly affects everything else '26'.¿ The text reads like a university lecture and sets the tone for the intellectual battle the title demands. Thinking Is Authorized! is an intriguing book that encourages debate, reflection, and a search for answers to spiritual questions beyond the standard, familiar ¿non-answers¿.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In today¿s world, religious debate and scientific exploration are hot button issues for many people. In his book, Thinking Is Authorized!, author Nash Khatri engages readers in a philosophical and reflective discussion on how one obtains real spiritual growth and development. Khatri explores how we perceive our religious beliefs and explains that real spiritual growth is an ongoing process rather than a point to be reached. Khatri proposes that to achieve real and meaningful spiritual growth, we must open our minds and imaginations to the idea that there is more to time and space than what we can comprehend through our five senses. Using a cognitive approach, he presents a thought-provoking discussion on how to stretch our imaginations to gain a better understanding of how we define ourselves, our beliefs, and rationalize life¿s great mysteries. Khatri discusses how we are not only connected to each other, but to the universe and everything it holds. He explains how life is a continuous series of inter-linked events and how we perceive and react to the events determines our future. Regardless of how minor our actions may seem, everything directly or indirectly affects our future. Spiritual development requires configuring our thought processes to accept that discovering truths beyond what we can currently grasp does not diminish one¿s faith in a Higher Power. Khatri makes it clear that his book is not anti religious. It is designed to seek self-awareness and expand our knowledge by broadening our minds to go beyond our senses. For instance, Khatri discusses the notion of lack-of-time-and-space and used it to support his perspectives on the soul, death, afterlife, and God. For a 100 page book, it is filled with informative and philosophical concepts about our thought processes and perceptions, and how overcoming our fears of the unknown are a necessary step to spiritual evolvement. A key message of the book: It is not necessary to accept blind faith as the only way to explain what we have yet to understand. As Khatri states, ¿Real spiritual advancement requires a broad frame of mind and is conducive to a more tolerant, peaceful, and non-judgmental attitude that is inclined toward uniting people.¿ The book is a spiritual journey that imparts cognitive development skills. Spiritual maturity is a journey of raising questions, not finding the easiest answers to life¿s unknowns. Another core message imparted: Questioning religious beliefs and ideas will enhance one¿s spiritual journey. Because the book is not designed to reveal opinions as absolute truths, some may disagree with the ideas and concepts presented. The book is more centered on what its title states: Thinking is Authorized! Thinking Is Authorized! is highly recommended to those who enjoy philosophical observations as a method of rational self-reflection, spiritual growth, and religious contemplation. Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nash's highly readable book challenges us to think and grow spiritually, a direct opposition to fundamentalist beliefs, be it in religion,economy,govt. that allows no such luxury. The concept that no body has exclusive claim to truth will make people humble and rejoice and learn in each others differences instead of trashing it altogether - sometimes violently. Must read Zaitun
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nash Khatri provides an interesting insight into what all humans, to some extent, wonder about. Some of his ideas, like 'lack of space and time 'LST',' are ideas that I have wondered about. I do not agree with everything he has written, but I do believe he offers a humbling perspective on human limitations and a means to live in this world peacefully despite differences in religious and philosophical beliefs. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in intellectual stimulation.