The Story Of God And Man?

One day I happen to visit one of the Sufi center in San Francisco, After a session of meditation, a guest who was with us that afternoon, and was waiting to meet the sheikh, finally got to meet him and ask a few question. Among others, the basic question regarding the history the method of initiation and so forth. After a while , the guy started blabbering about of "how much he loves god and why after this so many years he has been searching for God, trying all possible means. Mediation, asking and praying. To most of us , his quest seem genuine, most of us there went thru the same process before, the yearning to meet God and to ask all kind of question. But that afternoon was the greatest afternoon among other, because, suddenly, the sheikh ask "why do you want to meet God" The question seem trivial, The man mention" because i love God" It seem this man has an emotion toward God, and wanted to meet Him. The sheikh reply" which God"?. The man answered "there is only one God" At this moment " i started to laugh deep inside my heart, not wanting to show" the question of "which God suddenly gave me the answer". And till now it is still fresh in my mind and to this day i thank God for granting me the grace to be there during the question.

Let go back to the story. The sheikh ask again " which God?" the same answered but with a lengthy explanation. At this point started seeing more smile across the room, it seem the emotion and feeling has began to unfold across the sufi presence there. Finally after the man has ended his explanation, the sheikh reply "You are in Love with the God in Your Head! Not the real God" So it seem he is a disciple of his own imaginary mind God- the veil is about to be broken

Some of us may take Gods word literally, but the truth of the matter is that, most of his word may or may not be understood literally, it may be hidden behind a veil, full of meaning and interpretation. This must be understood by al who claim to love god in it essence. This world that we live in has been set according to certain law, which some he may not interfere, Lets detached ourself for a moment , and imagine we are above this earth an looking at all this commotion that is going on , the debate, the punches, the War, violences between all of this so call people fighting under the religious banner. Doesnt it look funny ? up from above. for each of this indvidual or group in actuality is fighting for their own God, their mind God!

Allah, Jesus, Jehowah or Yahweh and many more names of God. This is the name handed down by our history. but the name remain a name, it is the God that we carry within our mind that actually control our behavior. We are actually trying to convince our self and the rest of the world that we, (i) our ego that there is only one true God , the one that we carry and thru him we are unique and are seen by the rest of creation. This is the God tht we push forth, and this is our biggest self delusion. We are like a small kid showing to the whole wide world that we are a superhuman, our God is great but in a sense we never knew that what we say or what we do tarnish the purity and beauty of God Lately we have witness quite a dramatic argument and uproar between Islam and the West, or Christianity dominated world against Islam. Muslim are potrayed as violence and tend to justify the calling of jihad. Jihad in essence the legalization of shedding blood over non believer. This is quite stupid in reality as both side actually are professing the same god. The one god that would like to see its people live in harmony and be part of the balance with nature and its creation. One God One Love One Truth. But in reality the anger and the believe that each is above the other is quite disgusting in truth. Christian have started the move to evangelize the muslim world and started issuing argument and logic against the truth of Islam. Vice versa Muslim have also countered with staggering detailed and truth. And Sooooo... the debate continues. In the middle is the peace loving members of each religious group, here are the real follower of each religious order. Thru them the real image of the religion shine forth and only thru their example and loving kindness the people around them can accept the beauty and the joy of living in this world! I am attracted to one of the story handed down from ages ago lets ponder a while in the truth and beauty of this story. A muslim saint on a way to Mecca encountered a Christian Priest (or may i say saint) who is also on the way to Jeruselem, both agreed to be partner in this journey, so the story goes on the first night the

muslim saint say , tonight you are my guest so i shall treat you. so the Muslim Saint prayed to God and behold a dinner was served for both of them. On the second night it is the Priest turn, so he too prayed to God and behold a dinner was also served. At this point i would like to end the story for you to ponder and think. Under the same sky, the world is under one god the ruler over all creation, as such each heart can and may experience the devine accordingly such as a child who submitted his or her plea to the father. Amin