Bila Kelak Bertemu dengan Tuhan


Kelak, konon kita akan bertemu dengan Tuhan. Nah, sudah ada dalam niatan, kalau saya akan menyampaikan protes kepada-Nya.

Protes pertama adalah, kenapa memilih utusannya koq jatuh kepada Muhammad bin Abdullah? Padahal apa yg tak bisa bagi Tuhan. Saya kan bisa lebih segala-galanya dari sosok Muhammad, bila Ia berkenan. Kun fayakun and be and it is. Soalnya Muhammad menjadi Nabi dan Rosul yg kemudian menjadi ahli syurga karena mendapat privilege dari-Nya.

Protes yang kedua, kenapa mewahyukan petunjuk (firman yg terkumpul dalam al-qur’an itu) dalam bahasa Arab?  Sehingga kemungkinan  KH Quraish Shihab berpeluang besar, daripada saya,  menjadi akhli syurga, karena beliau faham betul bahasa Arab. Sedangkan saya nyaris masuk neraka, karena banyak tidak faham bahasa Arab.

Protes yang ketiga, kenapa petunjuk itu, tidak mudah di fahami, bahkan telah menyebabkan orang berbeda faham yang kemudian berbeda judgment, padahal atas petunjuk itulah manusia akan ditentunan nasibnya kelak di akherat apakah kemudian akan masuk neraka atau masuk syurga.

Protest yang keempat, kenapa lagi Muhammad di utus baru 1434 tahun yang lalu. Kenapa tidak lebih awal, sehingga umat sebelum Muhammad lahir juga bisa menjadi umat penyembah Tuhan yg paripurna.

Tetapi terima kasih saya kepada Tuhan, saya dibiarkan hidup sesuka hatiku.





Sashimi Concept

Sashimi is not new anymore in Indonesia. That raw fish even initially weird, disgusting, but now it has become a trend as a healthy food. Even for young people in Indonesia, consuming Sashimi is a fashion.

Originally Sashimi was from Japan, about 700 years ago. It was considered low class food. Perhaps because commonly eaten in raw, so the  impression is low class and disgusting foods.

But nowadays, 700 years later,  sashimi is the food that is very prestigious, expensive and high class food. While the  material, raw fish, is still no change and  same as it was

We can learn from this, that  product does not necessary to change to create the good image. We change human mindset.

What Einstein says

Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

When asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe Albert answered: “Compound interest!”

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Try not to become a success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler, in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are all greater.

Violence sometimes may have cleared away obstructions quickly, but it never has proved itself creative.

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only Morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors.

Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.

The only rational way of educating a child is to be an example – of what to avoid, if one can’t be the other sort.

Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute; sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour – that’s relativity!

I think and think for months, for years; 99 times the conclusion is false, but the hundredth time I am right.

Nationalism is an infantile disease, it is the measles of mankind.

Science without religion is lame,

Religion without science is blind.

No path leads from a knowledge of that which is to that which should be.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z
with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

For the most part I do the thing which my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn so much respect and love for it. Arrows of hate have been shot at me, too; but they never hit me, because somehow they belong to another world, with which I have no connection whatsoever.

God is subtle but He is not malicious.

God does not play dice with the universe.

Did God have any choice in creating the universe?

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

The War World after the next one will be fought with rocks.

God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.

Insanity: Expecting different results from the same set of behaviors

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Concern for man himself and his fate must form the chief interest for all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate has made me an authority myself.

When asked, in 1936, to write something to be placed in a time capsule, Albert wrote the following:
Dear Posterity,
If you have not become more just, more peaceful, and generally more rational than we are (or were) – why then, the Devil take you.
Having, with all respect, given utterance to this pious wish, I am (or was)

It’s high time the ideal of success should be replaced with the ideal of service.

The problems we face today cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

The life of the individual only has meaning insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate.

Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior Spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. The deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning Power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

The deeper one penetrates into nature’s secrets, the greater becomes one’s respect for God.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.


Saha nu Pang Ngajajahna bangsa Urang?


Diluhureun Jambatan Cikapundung, tukangeun kantor PLN Bandung, Mang Lili tukang ngieunan hurup tina triplek,  biasa mangkal didinya. Ngadagangkeun jasa ngieunan hurup jeung angka-angka tina kai triplek. Ret ku abdi ditempo jongkona. Aya tulisan kieu : “Silih Asih, Silih Asah, Silih Asuh”.  Moto urang pasundan, ti karuhun ki Sunda, cek Mang Lili. ‘Jero eta teh maknana”, nambahan bari neuteup ka panon abdi.

Sorangan bari jeprat jepret we motretan walungan cikapundung, mang Lili bet ujug-ujug aya gigireun abdi. Bari tuluy nyarita kieu :”Baheula mah herang caina, emang ge malah sok mandi teh di didieu”, kitu ucapna. Kuring jadi inget keur jaman budak, sok ulin ka derenten (kebon binatang), memeh nepi teh, kudu mentas heula jambatan luhureun walungan Cikapundung. Ennya da, Cikapundung teh  caina herang harita mah. Malah sok kawenehan, loba barudah jlung jleng ngarajleng ka walungan Cikapundung, ngarojay.

Ari ayeuna, nya kiruh caina teh, nya rupa-rupa runtah paralid, bari tuluy narawang nyorang ka Bandung beh kaler. Heueuh da, rek kumaha teu kiruh, leuweung kai jeung tatangakalana ge geus ganti ku leuweung beton. Imah aragreng  bari nu bogana ge urang deungeun. Sedih!.

Ceuk Mang Lili, “da ennya iman teh ngan ukur di ucapkeun wungkul, tapi bari jauh ari prakna mah”,  bangun nu kesel.  Satuju. Ari kawit timana?  “ Ti Garut, ngan tibubudak emang mah gede di Bandung”, jawabna teh. Bari tuluy norowelang, nyaritakeun pangalaman hirupna di Bandung.

“Sok kurang ngaji urang mah “, ceuk Mang Lili pok deui.  Na kumaha kitu?, ceuk kuring.  “Ennya geura pek taroskeun, saha penjajah anu pang jahatna. Ari jawabna teh kalah Walanda jeng Jepang”.  Ari kitu saha penjajah anu biadab teh mang? Abdi nanya panasaran. Mang Lili cicing bari nyerengeh. Tuluy pokna kieu : “ Ceuk emang mah anu paling jahat penjajah teh urang Arab”, nambahan. Aduh…!. “muhun pek we emutan cacak kakara di bibita ku sorga jeung disingsieunan ku naraka, jalma teh mani nepi ka ta’luk”.

Cag ah.

Dalai Lama

Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.
Take care of your Words because they will become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits. 
Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character. 
Take care of your Character because they will become your destiny
Take care of you Destiny because they will become your life
There is no religion higher than the truth

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “man because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or future; he lives as if he is never going to die. and the yes having never really lived

A symbol of tolerance