LIGHTS UPON DR. DAHESH AND DAHESHISM
DR. GHAZI BRAX>
Dr. Ghazi Brax is a professor of literary psychology and art of writing at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of the Lebanese University in Beirut.
He is a prolific writer, whose literary production neared fifty works in the varied fields of literary research and critical studies, poetry, fiction, and dramas, as well as religious, social, and psychological studies.
He made the acquaintance of Dr. Dahesh, the founder of Daheshism, in 1963, and was closely associated with him for about twenty years during which he studied the personality of Dr. Dahesh and his teachings.
He has witnessed the miracles of Dr. Dahesh with a discerning eye, and has met with many other witnesses to these miracles. He has recorded his observations and the marvelous truths he has known, and became even more confident of these truths after carefully analyzing them and studying all the details related to their occurrences, such as the dates of their happenings, the names and testimonies of the witnesses. He, in person, has attested to hundreds of the miracles of Dr. Dahesh.
And as a result to this cognitive effort, he has put together a voluminous book about Daheshism, its founder and his miracles that amounted to 1500 pages in size, and is being prepared for printing.
He also has published quite a few studies about the works of Dr. Dahesh, among which we could mention:
- "Dr. Dahesh, the miraculous writer: A comparison between two gigantic books - `The Inferno of Dr. Dahesh,' and 'Dante's Inferno ".
- "The Gardens of the Gods, and the Paradises of the Goddesses," which is a study of a 20-volume series of the same title written by Dr. Dahesh."
"In the Temple of Dr. Dahesh and the Mihrab of his Literature".
Besides the aforementioned writings, Dr. Brax has given about 60 lectures concerning Daheshism, one of which has been given in 1970, at the American University in Beirut under the title: "The Miracles of Dr. Dahesh, and the Unity of Religions". Another lecture was given, in 1971 at the Faculty of Law of the Lebanese University in Beirut, under the title: "Daheshism, a Spiritual Truth Attested by Miracles." These two lectures have been translated to several world-known languages.
It would not then be strange to say that Dr. Brax combines in his person, a kindled yearning for knowledge, a forgiving nature, a missionary reforming spirit, and a conscious perception for the conveyance of the new Spiritual Message: Daheshism.
It would be interesting, in this context, to mention that one of the first published works of Dr. Brax, was a collection of lyrical poetry that opens with a dramatic stimulating prayer, in which the tragedy of our Age is reflected. Its theme is that the face of the Lord although engraved on our very pupils, yet the Lord Himself is nowhere to be found. I quote
I held out my heart within my hand,
while its blood was streaming down upon my people, And I have wandered away... My face was like a tattered flag upon the winds; I went about searching throughout my land for Love, For Your face, engraved upon our own pupils, Crucified over the East and the West; Alas! The Light died out upon my bleeding eyes,
And I found you not, 0 my Lord!
However, not long after the publication of this poem, and in the same year, 1963, Dr. Brax made the acquaintance of Dr. Dahesh. Like a Paul, he seemed to have been waiting the Guiding Light of Dr. Dahesh, and his wondrous miracles to open his eyes and let him see. And there he stood, face to face, with the Divine Spirit revealing itself and proving the great Truth of his existence and the reality of the other world, by way of palpable miracles, the Scriptures had borne no witness to anything greater in number or more dazzling and astonishing. Daheshism brought peace of mind and soul to Dr. Brax, for it brought him convincing answers to basic eternal questions that have always puzzled man, and it has unlocked for him mysteries hidden since the dawn of Creation. This has been done not by the way of abstract theological or philosophical speculations, but by concrete tangible evidence made possible by the supernatural power manifesting itself through Dr. Dahesh. As for Dr. Dahesh himself, like the sublime central figure of the Gospels, he is extraordinarily human by his infinite true humanity, gentleness, caring and love for his fellow humans, yet at the same time, he is unlike any other, and no human scale could ever measure his greatness and sublimity, because he comes from another purer, mightier, much more elevated and glorious world. About him, as well as about Daheshism, I will speak no further, for this is the task of our speaker now, Dr. Ghazi F. Brax.
Fares A. Zaatar