Back to Chaos
By Joseph Mattappally on 02-12-2014
The world today knows about Isis activities in Iraq. Isis has the image of people clad in dark costumes, faces covered with black balaclava, machine guns on right hands, copies of Quran tucked into the pockets and both hands well gloved. Their activity stories that Medias show out comprise of sabotage, attacks, abductions, murder and conversions. Somebody has fit in a joke here. According to the story, a Christian family was moving through an Iraq city. They were caught by a group of Isis militants. The leader asked the man in the car if they are Muslims. The man answered, “Yes, we are”. Further, the leader asked for proof and suggested a quote from Quran. The man in the car quickly recited a verse from the Bible. The leader is said to have immediately let them off.
As they rode off, the wife of this man, who also was there in the car with him, asked him why he took the risk of fooling them, which could have invited their wrath. The man answered with a smile, “This is not the only case of these Muslim brother militants. Most of the faith fanatics in every religion know not what they are told.” It is a known fact that religious intolerance is strangling most communities in this world. If some of the faith promoters are striving to spread their religion, some others struggle for reformation within, some others for absolute control over the community. No one is trying to zero in into the spirit of the Holy Messages.
When a Zen monk was asked whether he was happy, he is said to have answered that a half monk can only be half happy. His stand was that we are only partially conscious and deserves only partial awareness and split moments of happiness. If we dissect the roots of faith related extremisms, it is easy to find that there are no traces of awareness anywhere. More terrorists are inside rolling in ash than those who are out playing with bombs. Both are sides of the same coin. Then, where are we going to? Neither to hell nor to heaven but to chaos! Isn’t it from chaos that everything was created and God was found sliding out?
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.