AGE, GRATITUDE, AND FOOT PRINT

Goettingen, 17 September 2019

 

All days are important. But today feels more important because it becomes a momentum to realize that by the increasing age, the opportunity in life is reduced. Therefore there is no other way but to make life more meaningful.

What is a meaningful life? Meaningful life means the increase of output and impact per unit of time in our lives. Impact to who? of course to the others and the universe. Meaningful life is life that is beneficial to others because of the words of the Prophet: khoirunnaas anfa'ahum linnaas, which means that the best of humans is ones who bring benefit for others. The song of "Anugerah" that I created a few years ago tells about it, about the contemplation of aging.

In order for life to be meaningful, then the rest of life must be filled by thankfulness by increasing footprints that have a greater impact wherever we are and in any position. If you are grateful, surely We will increase you (in favor) (QS Ibrahim 7).

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INSPIRATION, INNOVATION, AND INTEGRITY

1st September 2019  (Material delivered to Dies Natalis IPB, IPB University Dramaga Campus)

Congratulations on the 56th Anniversary of IPB today, September 1, 2019. We are grateful that our age has increased, of course, achievements must also increase. Every second of age is an opportunity to increase achievement. Our existence in the future is very dependent on the utilization of our second increase in time. Existence can grow linearly, it can also grow exponentially, but it can also "nyungsep". It all depends on the quality of our time utilization. If we consider time as an opportunity to grow, then there is no other way than day to day thinking and act smart to capture opportunities. Meanwhile, if we add time we consider as a burden, then there is anxiety every time. This is exactly what he was anxious about during the 2 × 15 minute extension of the football match because he was more afraid of conceding goals than optimism to actually add goals.

The existence of IPB until now has benefited from the people in it who utilize the added time very well and proactive attitude. If we study the journey of IPB so far since its establishment in 1963, there are three factors causing the success of IPB, namely INSPIRATION, INNOVATION, and INTEGRITY. Read More

 

 

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FASTING DIMENSIONS

Bogor, May 5th, 2019 (Material delivered to Tausiyah at Al Hurriyah Mosque, IPB University Dramaga Campus)

Marhaban Yaa Ramadhan.  How do we interpret the wisdom of fasting in multi dimensions?  At least there are four important dimensions of the results of doing Ramadan fasting at both individual and social levels, namely the dimensions of spiritual intelligence, physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, and social intelligence.

First, is the dimension of spiritual intelligence, which emphasizes the importance of a transcendental divine relationship.  The foundation of fasting is faith and indeed fasting is commanded only to those who believe so the sound of QS Al Baqarah 183 is "Yaa Ayyuhalladzi na aamanu" and not "yaa ayyuhal muslimun".  Therefore the intention of fasting should be based on faith.  As the Hadith of the Prophet said "Whoever fasts for faith and sincerity will be forgiven of his previous sins".  So faith is the main capital of fasting, and fasting is also intended to increase faith.  With fasting, the capital of faith will continue to grow.  The mechanism of increasing faith is reflected in the intensity of worship demands during the month of Ramadan: the multiplication of sunnah prayers, tadarus al quran, i'tikaf, and dzikir.  Read More

 

 

 

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Realizing IPB University as Techno-Socio Entrepreneurial University

April 2019 (IPB Branding)

The Long-Term Plan of the IPB university is the realization of IPB University as a Techno-Socio Entrepreneurial University. Through the new view of IPB 4.0 with the tagline Race in Excellence to Shape IPB Future and Program Emphasis in 2019, namely the Excellent Innovation Ecosystem, the direction of the development of IPB University is very much in line with the strategic issues we are facing today.

There are two challenges that are our main concern at present. First, the global community is facing the problems of the food, energy, and environmental crisis, which then have a further impact on the quality of human life. Responding to this problem, the United Nations (UN) endorsed the global goals contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) which were prepared through the agreement of leaders of countries in the world. SDGs contain 17 (seventeen) global goals that aim to escalate poverty, protect the planet earth, and ensure prosperity for all.  Read More

 

 

 

Semua hari itu penting. Namun hari ini terasa lebih penting karena menjadi momentum untuk semakin mengetahui bahwa usia bertambah yang berarti kesempatan hidup makin berkurang. Karena itu tak ada jalan lain selain membuat hidup harus makin berarti. 
Apa itu hidup berarti? Hidup berarti adalah  meningkatnya satuan output dan impact per satuan waktu dalam hidup kita. Impact pada siapa? Tentu pada sesama dan alam semesta. Hidup berarti adalah hidup yang bermanfaat untuk orang lain karena kata Nabi: khoirunnaas anfa'ahum linnaas, yang artinya sebaik2 manusia adalah yang bermanfaat buat sesama. Lagu Anugerah  yang kuciptakan beberapa tahun lalu mengisahkan tentang hal tersebut, tentang  renungan pertambahan usia.