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Monday, February 10, 2014

Godly or ungodly...

Godly or ungodly...

the idea of God was the subject of numerous conflicts and controversies..

Some say there is a God, some say there is no God. 

Some say we should have a God..
Some say it is superstition to have God.

But the concept of God appears to have emanated from  imponderable quests  of human psyche..

Man knew by instinct that he is not perfect, and then imagined that there existed a being which would live up to his evaluation as a perfect being..

Such being was his hero, and a group of humans who  more or less shared  common views in the matter defined such a hero as their God..

For a warrior group, a spear, or a brave man was the God.

For a peaceful family, the father and mother became Gods..
For a happy family.. a total bunch of beings connected through kinship  showed up as divinity.. 
( One example is the Shiva family)..

In a single word, God is a word coined to define something which man wanted to persuade himself to admit as existing, 

something which he  eagerly and lovingly sought to be existing.. 

like a dream to be fulfilled,, 
but was never sure whether such an entity existed..

Even the best of the believers cannot say for sure that they have realized God to their heart's content.

And even the worst atheists cannot say honestly that they have succeeded in proving the lack of existence of God..

So the debate goes on.. 

and will go on till human mind and thoughts persevere..

The procedural aspects of God and religion, are too subsidiary and  peripheral 
A realistic   expression of the idea regarding rituals and procedures is clearly spelt out in Gita.. 

यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वतः संप्लुतोदके 
तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानतः..

When the whole landscape is deluged with floods, a puddle of water loses its significance.. 
Similarly for a man with  comprehensive knowledge, minor conceptual details are not important..

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