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“..Dan Gembirakanlah Orang-orang Yang Beriman” 

All of you have an equal responsibility, and that responsibility is to listen with an open heart and an open mind.

 

The world shows what prejudice and cultural conditioning, it is very hard to find people that are able to take a moment to think. To think about life objectively, and try to arrive at the truth about this world and the real purpose of our lives.

 

Unfortunately, when you ask most people the question; “What is the purpose of our life?”, (such a fundamental and important question), they will not tell you what they have concluded through observation or analytical reasoning. Rather, in most cases they will simply tell you what someone else said. Or they will tell you what is commonly presumed by others. What my father said the purpose of life is. What the minister said the purpose of life is. What my teacher in school said, what my friends said…

 

If I ask anyone about the purpose of eating, you see…why do you eat? Everyone will say, in one word or another, “Why, it’s for nutrition!” because nutrition sustains life. If I ask anyone why they work, they will say because it’s a necessity in order to support themselves and to provide the needs of their family. If I ask anyone why they sleep, why they wash, why they dress, etc; They will answer: “This is a common necessity for all human beings”. We can follow this line of questioning with a hundred questions and receive the similar answers from anyone in any language, in any place in the world. Simple!

 

Then I ask you the question; “Why is it, that when we ask the question what is the goal and purpose of life, (selanjutnya…)

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