Book Study: The Divine Message of The DNA by Kazuo Murakami, Ph.D.

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Judul lengkap buku terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia ini adalah The Divine Message of The DNA: Tuhan Dalam Gen, ditulis oleh seorang professor yang pernah memenangkan Max Planck Research Award (1990) dan Japan Academy Prize (1996), beliau bernama Kazuo Murakami, Ph.D. yaitu seorang ahli genetika terkemuka di dunia. Menurut cerita bab pendahuluan di buku ini, Dalai Lama juga sangat menyukai pemaparan yang diberikan Kazuo Murakami, Ph.D. tentang Genetika Tuhan.

Saya tidak memberi highlight kuning apapun saat membaca buku ini, karena alasan melihat buku ini hanya 199 halaman, mungkin akan menjadi light reading karena cukup tipis. Tapi ada beberapa kutipan yang saya sukai, saya cukup menyesal karena tidak menandainya, hehehehehe… makanya harus membuka lembarannya lagi untuk mencari kutipan tersebut sembari menulis blog ini.

Lucunya, saya membaca buku ini saat bersamaan menonton acara TV Series Netflix berjudul Altered Carbon, yah.. ternyata mengandung kesamaan topik tentang ilmu genetika. Di antara dua media ini saya menemukan kesamaan adanya ilmu cloning (atau duplikasi tubuh fisik dengan cara mengambil sampel DNA subjek yang dituju) pada manusia.

Artinya topik ini patut untuk dipelajari, terutama bagi orang awam seperti saya hehe. Namun begitu, buku tentang genetika ini tidak akan membahas secara jauh dari sisi sains, justru buku ini menjabarkan hubungan erat antara sains dan spiritualitas. Para pembaca akan menemukan sisi filosofis dari tulisan beliau tentang makna dibalik “Genetika Tuhan” dalam diri manusia, atau istilah populer di barat adalah God’s Divine Particle.

Nah, jadi apa sih yang dimaksud dengan Genetika Tuhan? Continue reading “Book Study: The Divine Message of The DNA by Kazuo Murakami, Ph.D.”

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Book Quotes – Reincarnation: The Cycle of Necessity by Manly P. Hall

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I’ve just finished reading another great book last week by Manly P. Hall, he was a professor/philosopher in the field of spiritual world. I thought I’d be happy to share on this blog the quotes that I’ve highlighted in purpose for spiritual learning about reincarnation and karma. Anyway, his books are not pretty easy to find around the internet, it took me a long time to find some of his books through link by link on Google, I was actually more like stuck and lost, and surprisingly in the end, I could find his book about reincarnation.

Quotes from book “Reincarnation: The Cycle of Necessity” by Manly P. Hall

  • It is obvious that no one can be compelled to accept a belief because that belief is enlightened. ~By Way of Introduction, Pg.12
  • Literally the word reincarnation means to incarnate again, to be re-embodied, or more accurately, to be re-enflashed; to return after death to the physical of terms. ~Pg.15
  • “Immortality” simply means the deathlessness of the spirit. Immortality is agreed upon by the greater part of the human race, but as the term does not imply any necessity for physical rebirth the belief in immortality is not synonymous with the belief in reincarnation. ~Pg.17
  • “Personality” is the term applied to the complex of mind, emotion, sense, and form. Personalities are those objective parts of man’s composite nature which are discernible or uninformed. To most people reincarnation signifies the re-embodiment of their personalities. This is the key to the confusion in Isis Unveiled wherein Mme. Blavatsky insists that personalities are not reborn except under unusual conditions. ~Pg.18
  • “Memory of Past Lives” : in both the Eastern and Western schools the memory of past lives is awakened only after initiation into the Mysteries. This memory is preserved in the permanent self and may be contacted when the lower personality is lifted up by discipline into communion or participation with the self. For the uninitiated there is no advantage in remembering past personalities. ~Pg.19-20
  • There was no escape from the laws of life and death except the ultimate Nirvana. ~Previous Life of Buddha, Pg.35
  • Wisdom does not bestow immortality upon the body rather it elevates the consciousness, giving patience, and understanding. ~Previous Life of Buddha, Pg.35
  • We all believe what we desire to believe, and those who desire to be immortal attempt to believe immortality into a fact. ~Pg.40
  • To one who has lived long, long life means little; to a world that has experienced much, suffered much, mellowed with ages of existence. ~Pg.40
  • The Koran (Al-Quran) is the final authority of Islam. The enthusiastic moslem declares that not one line, not one character; not even a single punctuation mark of the Koran has ever been changed. They advance this book as the only scriptural writing in the world that has not suffered the corruption of revision or translation. ~Reincarnation in Islam, Pg.61
  • The Koran contains one Sura that is interpreted by numerous modern moslem as authority for the belief in metempsychosis, “God generates beings, and here they return to him.” This statement appears to be specific and incapable of other interpretation, but it is only fair to say that reincarnation is a disputed point in Islamic orthodoxy. ~Pg.62

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Kutipan Favorit: Yang Mengenal Dirinya, Yang Mengenal Tuhannya dari Karya Jalaluddin Rumi – Part 3

Lanjutan kutipan-kutipan favorit oleh Jalaluddin Rumi:

09/11/2016 21:07

Nabi Muhammad bersabda, “Aku adalah pembunuh yang tertawa” yakni ketika aku tertawa di hadapan manusia kasar, aku membunuhnya. Apa yg Nabi maksudkan dengab tertawa adalah berterima kasih, dan tidak mengeluh. ~Hal.263 (Bab 48: Rasa Syukur adalah Pintu Menuju kebaikan

Orang yg menolak memberikan rasa terima kasih dikuasai oleh “kerakusan besar” hingga tdk peduli betapapun banyaknya dia memperoleh, dia merasa rakus lebih banyak lagi. ~Hal.264

Perbedaan antara pujian dan rasa syukur adalah: rasa syukur diungkapkan utk hal-hal baik yg diterimanya. Seseorang tdk dpt berterima kasih utk kecantikan atau keberanian. Pujian merupakan istilah yg lebih umum. ~Hal.265

“Memotong sambungan lebih mudah daripada memotong hubungan.” (Hubungan disini yakni demikian sukar utk memecahkan bisa jadi hubungan pada dunia, yang ke sanalah orang diturunkan dan bagian darinya orang menjadi. ~Hal.266 (Bab 49: Memimpika Air Tidak Meghilangkan Rasa Haus)

09/12/2016 19:26 

Semoga ingatan yg baik dari setiap orang yg berbicara baik tentang kita bertahan lama di dunia. Apabila berbicara baik kepada yg lain, kebaikan akan kembali kepadamu. Kebaikan dan pujian dari yg lain yg engkau katakan, pada hakikatnya adl utk dirimu sendiri. ~Hal.291 (Bab 55: Cintailah Setiap Orang dan Hiduplah di Taman Penuh Kedamaian)

Setiap malaikat memiliki lembaran di dalam dirinya, dari sana sesuai dgn proporsi jajarannya, mampu membaca keadaan dunia dan apa yg akan terjadi. ~Hal.293

Ketika telinga mendengar sesuatu terus-menerus, ia akan menyerap pengalaman sebagaimana dia melihat suatu kenyataan. ~Hal.313 (Bab 61: Antara Ainuddin dan Mu’inuddin)

Segala sesuatu yang “melihat” adalah pengetahuan relijius, segala sesuatu yang “mengetahui” adalah pengetahuan tubuh. ~Hal.328 (Bab 64: Antara Pengetahuan Inderawi da pengetahuan Relijius)

Musuhmu bukanlah daging dan tulangnya, melainkan pikiran jahatnya. ~Hal.336-337 (Bab 68: Musuhmu Bukan Daging dan Tulangnya, tapi Pikiran Jahatnya)

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Life is Unexpected Somehow

In the past two weeks, I guess, recently I feels something change within me. I don’t know how to perceive all those changes into my mind, or my brain. It’s like a slow transformation, starting from the way I dress, the way I style my appearance, the way I talk that ridiculously somehow it sounds like I came from a different era, I talk like a mature person than I used to be. Because of that, I’ve been saying this to myself, “Do you even hear yourself talking?”

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