Guru Zen dan Seorang Muslim


Seorang muslim suatu hari mengunjungi seorang Guru Zen dan berkata, “Bolehkah aku membacakan beberapa kalimat dari hadits-hadits Nabi kami?”

“Silahkan, dengan senang hati aku akan mendengarkannya,” kata Guru Zen itu.

Muslim itu kemudian membaca beberapa kalimat, lalu berhenti‍ sejenak dan melihat Guru. Guru tersenyum dan berkata: “Siapapun yang pernah mengucapkan kalimat-kalimat ini, pastilah‍ sudah mendapatkan penerangan budi.”

Si muslim menjadi senang. Ia meneruskan membaca. Guru menyela dan berkata: ‘Orang yang mengucapkan ajaran ini,‍ sungguh dapat disebut penyelamat dunia!’

Si muslim itu menjadi gembira ria. Ia terus membaca sampai habis. Lalu Guru berkata: ‘Kata-kata itu disampaikan oleh seorang yang memancarkan cahaya ilahi.’

Sukacita orang muslim itu menjadi meluap-luap tanpa batas. Ia minta diri dan bermaksud kembali untuk meyakinkan Guru Zen itu,‍ agar ia sendiri seharusnya menjadi seorang muslim juga.

Malamnya di rumah, ketika tidur ia bermimpi bertemu dengan seorang waliyullah.

“Syaikh!” serunya dengan penuh‍ kebanggaan. “Saya berhasil membuat seorang guru Zen mengakui bahwa Nabi Muhammad adalah Rasul Allah!”

Sang wali tersenyum dan berkata, “Lalu apa gunanya hal itu bagimu, selain semakin membesarkan egomu dan ego keislamanmu?”


P.S. : Kisah ini adalah fiktif. Diadaptasi dari buku ‘Burung Berkicau’, Anthony de Mello (Yayasan Cipta Loka Caraka, Cetakan 7, 1994). Gambar diambil dari sini.

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  • Semoga semua makhluk berbahagia._____/|_____:smile:

  • aku suka sekali dengan zen. aku pernah membaca sebuah buku tebal tentang zen dan sama sekali gak merasa ‘digoda’ untuk pindah agama atau semacamnya. malah seiring dan setelah membaca menambah kesadaranku tentang Illahi dan semestanya.

    dalam zen kita dibantu untuk menentukan,menyadari dan mengakui semua perasaan kita. takut, senang,sedih, ego, masalah, dsb. tujuannya hanya satu, untuk mencapai kebebasan Illahiah.

    sangat menakjubkan mempelajari zen. kita bisa belajar menggunakan pikiran seperti saklar lampu. kita sendiri yang pilih. mau pikiran yang gelap atau terang.:lol::mrgreen:

  • cerita mengenai guru zen & muslim ini sangatlah bagus, memberiku inspirasi untuk memberikan ilustrasi bagaimana sesungguhnya egoisme dan sifat kengakuhan itu sesungguhnya meruntuhkan kebaikan yang kita miliki.

    guru zen itu tidak ragu-ragu mengatakan bahwa nabi muhammad adalah penyelamat dunia. dengan pengakuannya, tampak dia itu tidak angkuh dan fanatik dengan ajarannya sendiri. sedangkan muslim tadi telah menyampaikan ajaran sang penyelamat dunia, ajaran nabinya, tapi dia telah rusak dengan sifat ego, fanatik, dan keangkuhannya sendiri.

    semoga kita dapat dapat menjadi muslim yang lebih baik, yang tidak dirusak oleh sifat ego dan sombong.

  • Guru Zen ….belumtentu .. dia lebihbaik … dari
    Guru UmarBakri..,
    Salut sama Pak Umar….!:lol:

  • Salam sd herry. Here another cup of tea from people who think they
    understood the Way of Sufis.



    By Khawja Yusuf
    al-Hamadhani about 500 years ago :

    (this narrative is a backtracked sequence
    until you know to figure it from
    the original A Sufi Tea Story)

    And it is still that Way.
    Only fools asked such Questions.
    When Tea was given to all who Taste.
    When the Truth was widespread.

    It looks like mud, not gold !
    Yet again, prove to me this is.
    Why do you boil Water when
    All I want is the Celestial Drink !
    but this is only dried leaves !

    Protested then ambrosia
    the sought wisdom possess
    to pretend who those and
    powerful the only first At.
    (this sentence was fully reversed)

    A man of understanding (arifun)
    Spoke to the tea merchants (of dunya)
    and tea drinkers
    (of Lipton, Nescafe and Green Teas)
    :“ The one who taste (dhawqi),
    knows (alim/become learned).
    ( many Sufi Masters were called Wine Pourers
    of Divine Knowledge, Marifa and Hikmah)

    The one who taste not
    (from the Awliya and Sufis),
    knows not (jahil/veiled even though
    had gone to overseas Universities
    and gained Degrees, Masters
    and Doctorates in field of Islamic studies,
    Arabic,fiqh, sharia, revealed knowledge
    Usuluddin, tafsirs etc).

    Don’t speak of a Heavenly Beverage
    (of sufic poem/qasida/nazam/mathnawi
    from Arberry, Nicholson, Kebir Heminski,
    Schimmel, Lewison, Henri Corbin, Schuon,
    Qubrusi, Ahmad Dede, Chelebi, Rabbani,
    Raihan, Hijjaz, M.Nasir, Bhagwan Shree
    And many others )

    Offer it (oh genuine Masters)
    At your banquets (of dhikr, tekke, zawiyya,
    khanaqah, pondok, ribat and caves of marifa
    Not at Starbucks, Hard Rock Café and
    Mamak Tea Tarik stalls)

    And say Nothing !
    (more than the state ahwal permitted in that moment, place, people can absorb and digest. Say nothing to the anti-sufis wahabi, tablighi, haraki and ikhwani )

    Those who like it (with love/himma)
    will ask for more (until annihilated);

    Those who don’t (veiled/blind to it)
    are not fit to drink it !

    (Imam Junayd said those immature seekers
    must use stone and dust to do purification
    of outward by tayyamum because they
    still don’t found the Pure Water.
    What more to taste it by
    The polished, pure hearts
    Not by the foul mouth and lips)


    ‘Close the Shop of Debate and Mystery’

    (from my understanding this can referred to all the modern universities and professors who taught the students to propose, outline, defend, debate, argue, highlight, deconstruct, prove and win over their main thesis, anti-theses or arrived at perverted sythesis of new Religion, Philosophy and Cult so powerful that did not accept any value judgements !)

    Return to original my comment- the word
    Shop of Mystery used by Shaykh Khawja Yusuf ring a bell in our ears ! This is the Christian false Doctrine imposed or rather sold cheaply to their colonized third world natives and pagans who now turned the tables against their formers British, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French or American masters and declare:

    Now we are Independent !
    We won the Revolution
    We are a free Nation
    We became member of United Nation
    But many still in debts and chains of usury.

    The Christians celebrated, voted and killed their own Popes and the elite bankers laugh all the way to their vaults..And send thousands and millions citizens of the world to death, misery, pollution, corruption, overworks, undernourished, rape of natures, and race speedily to the industrial, agro or touristic model states. Choose any one of them. You are permitted to declare an Islamic State, Islamic Constitution, Islamic Law, Islamic Financial Exchange, Islamic Banks and Islamic International Universities so on but one Word and one World cannot make this thing HARAM – that is RIBA !

    The Debate and Mystery of Usury, Interest, Credit, Debt, Derivatives, Bond, BLR, LIBOR, Futures, IMF, Gold Standard, Bretton Woods are all forgotten, buried and heavily guarded in underground vaults in Fort Knox. Only the terrorists know how to strike at their capitals and strengthen the current police / military states ! They fall into the Trap sprung by the wise intelligent operatives who were sent out to the muslim lands 300 years ago.

    The proofs are the Oriental, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Faculties and Departments were set up well before any of our local ISO certified universities were created. What is world class when you are not sure of traveling onto the Path of the Garden or the Fire. Ask your esteem Professors if you dare to confront their academic credentials. Who are Dr.John Esposito, William Chittick, Sachiko Murata, Snouk Hungrove etc.
    They will give a thousand replies. We need to study Islam Sufis and Tariqats, to preserve it as cultural heritage, to promote pseudo-sufis like Idris Shah, Inayat Khan, Wahid Yahya Guenon, Isa Nuradeen Schuon, So we arrive at the answer – Close the Shop of Those Pseudo Sufi Scholars !

    Maulana Rumi had warned us (today) :
    The false Sufis come, from street to street
    Door to doors,
    Inquire- where is the Wine
    Let Dance and taste the Esctasy
    Accompanied by soft Music.
    Of Sitar, Rebana, Gamelan, Errhu and Ney-for tourist dollars!



    But my dear friend, who really qualified to open such sufic tea shops ? Are there any existing tea shops at our doorsteps ? Can you tell me the new names invented for this Tea and the newly branded franchised Tea Shops ?
    This old merchants will squezze your pockets
    And promised you amazing curing and healing power of the Green Tea, Rooibos Tea, Oolong Tea, Japanese, Ahmed Tea, Camoumile Tea , Four Seasons Tea and endless inventions to suit your fancy.

    Now we proclaim that the Sufi Tea story is closed for lunch hour. 12.35 am Friday.
    Promenade Putra Sri Surya , Fifth Floor overlooking the western lake of Precint 21. Federal capital of Malaysiana.

    Cai jian and warmest greeting of peace
    By the falling leaves and bright sun !

  • Inspired, but sorry i knew it very lately

  • Masya Allah…halus benar tipu daya syaitan…ananiyah masih bersarang…merasa diri baik…

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