Division: The Greatest Illusion
Oh mischief makers from Jinn and mankind!
Is there no end to your troublemaking?
You have fought over gender, skin colour, language, ethnicity, nationality, religion, politics, sexual preference and whatnot, and now running out of topics, you’ve zoomed into diet!
Height and width…?
Voice tone – Baritone vs. soprano?
Hair colour, texture and length – short vs. long, curly vs. straight and blonde vs. brunette…?
Dumb blondes indeed!
All of this boils down to something very simple:
Truth Vs Falsehood – Sanity Vs Insanity!
Both, the Buddha and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) clearly spoke about (an elusive) ‘MIDDLE PATH of MODERATION – the ONLY path that leads to enlightenment and Nirvana – Paradise [Jannah].
If you delve into Hindu, Christian and Judaic texts, you will find this elusive path mentioned there too. Indeed, you will find that it has echoed throughout the history of mankind in every corner of the world, throughout every age, in EVERY culture, tribe and people…
The point is recognising it when you see it.
Moderation is about Balance
It’s about consciously controlling extremism – BAD – manic bipolar activity in the mind – in one’s thought, speech, behaviour – way of life…
You can’t pop tablets and cure this madness. All you will achieve is dulling the senses and the mind.
You HAVE to gain mind over matter control. It’s about learning self control. Period.
Yes, that’s the tool to employ. Meditate: think, ponder, reflect…
Stop this blind following of other people’s opinions.
Think for YOURSELF, damn it! – Do your own homework!
Use the instruction manuals [Revealed Scriptures] provided by Allah (God) and take your examples from the men [Prophets and Messengers of Allah (God)] who demonstrated [Sunnah] how to apply it.
Extremism is Still Extremism
O Vegetarian, Vegan and those living on Mana (Prana),
I am an omnivore, with the capacity to fit into any of the above categories, should necessity require it. I have chosen to eat a BALANCED diet – not a manic diet based on EXTREMISM. I have chosen to obey Allah and eat the foods available to me from the vicinity that I live in and according to the circumstances I find myself in.
Allah has made it permissible (HALAAL) for me (and all Muslims, depending on the situation) to consume even carrion, alcohol and pork, if necessary.
That’s how flexible, meaningful, moderate and exquisitely beautiful ISLAM is. And why not? ISLAM means PEACE.
Deal with it.
Get over it.
Beat a retreat – move on!
I am content with Allah (the Creator) and His deen (prescribed way of life for creation).
Don’t Fix It If It Ain’t Broke
I’m alright, thank you, I happen to indulge in that rare practise of thinking, reflecting and pondering – yes, I MEDITATE.
I will not change because someone bombards me with another person’s thoughts, or because it’s the latest hip-and-happening fad.
I will change, if necessary, ONLY if, it makes sense to me – after, of course, indulging in that singularly uncommon practice of thinking for myself.
I appreciate your concern for me, but seriously, pull the log out of your own eye before trying to pull the speck out of mine.
THINK, damn it – before sanctimoniously advocating a fad or notion! Get over this superiority-inferiority complex. What will the Inuit and the desert dwellers eat if vegetarianism and veganism are, as some of you broadcast, the way to go? And what will YOU do, should you find yourself in circumstances where the only food available is MEAT?
Consumption of meat is NOT HARAAM (forbidden) per se anywhere in Hinduism and Buddhism.
May Allah guide ALL of us!
All praise is due to Allah for that which is true and correct. All errors are mine; please correct me with valid proofs and evidence. Astaefirullah (may Allah forgive me)
Hajiani Sara Sona (Brock) Barnes