July 5, 2008

We were born to fight!

Our life is a journey to an end that we don’t know where, but we know there is. This journey is not a straight path, sometimes it diverges into two or more, they are the choices that are hardly to choose (and when we don’t have any choice, we ask why we are not given choice?). Sometimes we mess around with the roundabout, we don’t go anywhere but lingering over and over again at the same place (move on!). Sometimes we reach a dead end. We have turn back to continue the journey or find a possible way out from there.

Along the way, we don’t go easily and smoothly. We may interfere with holes, thorns, animals, enemies, rain, storm, earthquake etc. We have to overcome all that in pursuing our aim. That’s what makes us a fighter.

We fight every day. Every time. Everything that comes our way, blocking us, disturbing us, weakening us.

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, weakness, worry, lie, hatred, satan..

And day by day, life gets tougher.

“The truth behind fighting, fighting continues forever.

After you’ve defeated one person, someone stronger appears. If you manage to defeat him, then an even stronger person comes along. If you don’t have the resolve to endure that eternal struggle, then eventually your confidence will erode. But it doesn’t end there!

The battle will continue elsewhere, fought by others. It’s an endless cycle. And it doesn’t end with a person’s death! The cycle will continue. As long as people and their souls exist, there will be disputes, and those disputes will lead to fights. And those fights will continue without limit, for all eternity.

Those who have power will eventually be drawn into battle.


- quoted from Bleach

"Diwajibkan atas kamu berperang, padahal berperang itu adalah sesuatu yang kamu benci. Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu, padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi (pula) kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu; Allah mengetahui, sedang kamu tidak mengetahui." [Baqarah, 216]

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