A few days ago I was hanging out with some friends from one of my social circle. One of them jokingly called me “Islam Christian”. That is very illogical. It is like a round triangle. You can never find a round triangle.
I can never imagine what his reactions would be if I call him a “Munafiq Muslim”. It would be nice to see his reactions. Maybe I will try that sometimes and report the outcome here ;-D
Osho once said that if we want to know him, we must be empty . Because he is empty like a mirror. If we are not empty, we will only see reflections of ourselves in him.
I would like to tie this in with Don Miguel Ruiz ‘s The Four Agreements. One of it is to be impeccable with our words. Because when we are not being impeccable with our words to others, what we say is also a reflection of ourselves. I myself is still trying to follow this advice
How is it possible that what we say about others is a reflection of ourselves? If I am making fun of a guy who is clumsy , I am actually “leaking” part of myself being afraid to be seen as clumsy in public. If I also look down on women who put on a skimpy dress, it is actually me indirectly hating myself for not being able to enjoy the company of such socially liberated women.
So how does this relate to me being called an “Islam Kristian”? I live my life based on my own code of conduct and in the process of being free from being attached to disempowering social conditioning. I believe that name calling is a reflection of the namecaller not being able to live his life free from disempowering social conditioning like me.
A libertarian Muslim might be a better label if one were to be put to identify me. I don’t exercise my values on others and I don’t expect others to follow my chosen spiritual path. I just do, and if people think it is what they want, they will follow.
Prophet Muhammad also once said you are not a true Muslim until you love other brothers/sisters as much as you love yourself. He was not referring “other brothers/sisters” as other Muslims. In my understanding he was referring to another human being.
We are all connected to each other in a way. Celebrate love and live life peacefully.