Showing posts with label Islam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islam. Show all posts

April 13, 2017

Judge Thyself


Anywhere in the world people will be drawn to militant groups and elitist groups if they are inclined. They can call themselves Muslim or Christian or anything else. These are simply titles people take under the presumption that a title sums up their beliefs and practices. They do not. If people truly condoned everything in the bible or quran they would have to admit that they condone in animal sacrifice, oppression of woman, slavery, killing of innocent men, women and children to serve a military agenda and much more that would be considered immoral and wrong. They would have to support contradictions that riddle the scriptures. That is why it is dangerous to label and stereotype someone by their affiliation with an organization. Although Christians believe in and worship a God that kills, punishes, condones slavery etc, I should not presume that all Christians subscribe to those archaic practices. There are people that use those archaic violent practices to justify their own violence and control issues. The same applies to Islamic faith. Either a person is passive and practices love and compassion or they do not. A Buddhist does not always practice non violence. Zen Buddhism is being aware of the truth that what is, is. And how we feel about it is separate. Compassion is stressed because it FEELS better than the alternative. There is no punishment other than cause and effect and our own attachment to things which causes suffering.

We tend to categorize and label to navigate the world more easily but the world is not that simple. It is messy and chaotic. Order is something the EGO desires and also nature finds balance through order. But the mind's idea of order and nature's are very different. We have to learn to let go of EGO grasping and controlling. BE an example of LIFE and LOVE and that will shape your world without your EGO's input.