Tuesday, 30 August 2011

1 Syawal 1432 H

The essential meaning of each religion is to answer the question "Why do I live and what is my attitude towards the infinite world around me?" No single religion, from the most sophisticated to the most primitive, which does not make the definition of people's attitudes toward the world as a baseline.

At the core of every religion lies a simple truth that unites. Although the Persians wear tavoid, Jews wear hats, Christians make the sign of the cross, Muslims have a symbol of the crescent, we must remember that it is beyond the symbolic.
Common core of all religions is love of neighbor, and this is what was asked by Jesus, Manuf, Zoroaster, Buddha, Moses, Socrates, St. Paul, and Mohammed.

Happy Ied, my Muslim friends!

Pengaplikasian Iman

Apakah gunanya, saudara-saudaraku, jika seorang mengatakan bahwa ia mempunyai iman, padahal ia tidak mempunyai perbuatan? Dapatkan iman itu menyelamatkan dia? Jika seorang saudara atau saudari tidak mempunyai pakaian dan kekurangan makanan sehari-hari, dan seorang dari antara kamu berkata: "Selamat jalan, kenakanlah kain panas dan makanlah sampai kenyang!", tetapi ia tidak memberikan kepadanya apa yang perlu bagi tubuhnya, apakah gunanya itu? Demikian juga halnya dengan iman: Jika iman itu tidak disertai perbuatan, maka iman itu pada hakekatnya adalah mati.... Jadi kamu lihat, bahwa manusia dibenarkan karena perbuatan-perbuatannya dan bukan hanya karena iman... Sebab seperti tubuh tanpa roh adalah mati, demikian jugalah iman tanpa perbuatan-perbuatan adalah mati.

Yakobus 2:14-18, 24, 26


If you do not believe that in the beginning of your life comes from the soul, why do you look for it somewhere else, think you could find a soul to it elsewhere? Those who behave like this is like ones who lit a lantern in the middle of the bright sunlight.

Do not be afraid to break free from everything that is bothering your attention, everything is material, everything that can be seen or felt. The more you purify the spiritual core of your faith, the stronger your faith.

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and angels,
but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol.

And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing. 

And if I dole out all my goods, and
if I deliver my body that I may boast
but have not love, nothing I am profited.

Love is long suffering,
love is kind,
it is not jealous,
love does not boast,
it is not inflated.

It is not discourteous,
it is not selfish,
it is not irritable,
it does not enumerate the evil.
It does not rejoice over the wrong, but rejoices in the truth 

It covers all things,
it has faith for all things,
it hopes in all things,
it endures in all things.

Love never falls in ruins;
but whether prophecies, they will be abolished; or
tongues, they will cease; or
knowledge, it will be superseded. 

For we know in part and we prophecy in part. 
But when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded.  
When I was an infant,
I spoke as an infant,
I reckoned as an infant; 

when I became [an adult],
I abolished the things of the infant.  

For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know as also I was fully known. 
But now remains
faith, hope, love, 

these three; 
but the greatest of these is love.