Me and Mine – The Real God

So… Janmashtami is here, then Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, and so many fests lined up! Okay, what is common in all of them? Fun, Food, and most importantly our “belief.” Today, I don’t want to talk about any important people/things/belongings here. Instead, I want to write about my belief, faith, spirituality, religion, and mainly –  GOD! Let’s talk about that powerful energy, on which there are a lot of different thoughts, perceptions, confusions, dilemmas, and debates! People are fighting against each other, for each other – just to prove which GOD is the greatest. SHAME! When we discuss Gods, we are actually discussing us, our existence, and our inner self.

A Happy Realization

Let me tell you what I feel about “my” Lord Krishna. When I was little, I used to doubt; why each and every God is here in India? I mean why they decided to be born here and not anywhere else. There is only one God – Jesus Christ – who exist everywhere and here we have many! (Maybe all of them are trying to save and stop us from fighting on the name of religion? – Just a thought!) Then after a few years, I realized that maybe there is only one God and he resides within us. I know this statement is a cliché but I really want to try to convince you that it is true!

We Have His Existence

Okay, ever wondered why we don’t do any wrong things which may hurt our surroundings? Why we respect our parents? Why we feel bad/angry when we hear about some rape cases around the world? Why we feel devastated when we come to know that our system is not helping our Army to fulfill their needs? Why we don’t cheat our partners? Why we trust our teachers? Why we try to help and protect those people who has HIV or AIDS or some other diseases? Because my friend, we are meant to love and to be loved. We are created like that. We have a clean heart and a pure soul!

When we are in the hospital and we need blood, why don’t we ask that from where that A+ or O- blood came to help us? Why don’t we check its religion? It could be from anyone – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Jain, or from a rich person or poor; from anywhere! Then why this mental sickness when we are physically capable?

Make a Choice

We have heard plenty of times about donations to temples, but have you ever asked yourself; does the God need it or it’s our selfishness as we want something in return? Why can’t we feed a living person then donating crores of rupees just to built a temple? At the time of Shivratri, we offer liters of milk to Lord Shiva, and in our everyday life, we can’t give a single bowl of milk to the homeless child. Is it worth it? Being true to yourself, ask what does God expect from you?

If we are earning black money and donate thousands of rupees/dollars for the religious work; do such donations make sense? If you are unable to make a living person happy, then why to show off once they died? If you are extremely religious about “your” idea of religion and for the sake of ‘protecting’ it, you start torturing people of other religions – mentally, physically, or even emotionally by insulting their dignity/existence, then I think you are not a true believer of God. You don’t understand him and definitely, don’t want to follow his path. God can surely forgive you but can’t be with you.

Understand The Difference

I also believe in ‘Murti puja,’ but I want to be true to myself at the same time! I don’t want to go to the temples because I HAVE TO! I will go whenever I feel that I WANT TO! As per my point of view, there is no compulsion. I think he only expects good Karma, kindness, and sheer love. If you can cultivate these things, have faith in yourself that you have created a God within you. You don’t need to show off, you don’t need to donate money, and even don’t need to do fasting or go to temples. Just listen to your inner voice and stay true to yourself.

Remember one thing always – WE CAN’T CHEAT OUR GOD! (Just like we can’t cheat our self! – Both know the truth and reality.) Have a happy Janmashtami dear friends. This festival, take a resolution to follow the basics – Ek hi Dharm – Insaniyat!

 

16 thoughts on “Me and Mine – The Real God

  1. Good start! The real essence of our religious fundamental comes from Veda. Unfortunately we lost that knowledge ( not completely but ratio of people with knowledge of Vedas to those who don’t)

    I would highly encourage you to learn Veda & Upnishada to learn these basic questions. Theory, logical arguments, and practical examples are even valid today which were written thousands of year ago.

  2. This is since ages that it is believed that if you don’t do this then god will be angry or if you do this god will be happy..but it’s all about karma that is playing a role!!! It’s only belief in god and your inner soul that gives you strength to stand against all odds

  3. Hi eeee..

    This is hugely debated subject but you have definitely put your own essence in it..
    I fully believe that people who quarrel on the name of religions and God are sick.. Mentally ill…
    We can be called blindbelievers rather believers and by that we are nurturing many wrong things..
    I wonder in big temples we often heard the doors are closed as God is sleeping.. Does God sleep? If at all it is yes who are these people to decide the time?
    Plenty of spiritual stories are there to support that God is more happy with karma oriented people..be it Rohidas chamar or be it Gora kumbhar.. But instead of that people like to spend hours of time on the name of Seva which is actually required to poor men..

    I am not against the Murti pooja but let’s not get bound to only that..

    Yes, I believe that service to humanity is service to God. God exists within all people so when you are serving His children, you are also serving Him.

    God bless you.. Keep on writing..

  4. Hi eeee..

    This is hugely debated subject but you have definitely put your own essence in it..
    I fully believe that people who quarrel on the name of religions and God are sick.. Mentally ill…
    We can be called blindbelievers rather believers and by that we are nurturing many wrong things..
    I wonder in big temples we often heard the doors are closed as God is sleeping.. Does God sleep? If at all it is yes who are these people to decide the time?
    Plenty of spiritual stories are there to support that God is more happy with karma oriented people..be it Rohidas chamar or be it Gora kumbhar.. But instead of that people like to spend hours of time on the name of Seva which is actually required to poor men..

    I am not against the Murti pooja but let’s not get bound to only that..

    Yes, I believe that service to humanity is service to God. God exists within all people so when you are serving His children, you are also serving Him.

    God bless you.. Keep on writing..

  5. Nicely expressed and very relevant subject. Truly speaking God is every where. Existence of God cannot be restricted to temples or church or mosque or to a particular place. God is always with you when you do something good for others. So keep on doing good deeds​, you need not to search God. God is within you and always with you. Help not necessarily be in terms of money, sometimes it can be some service, guidance, education, motivation and so on.

  6. This is one of my favourite subject and to think about GOD as well as Universe- reason behind creation of so many stars/galaxies/Universe/Brahmand and reason for its existence.. So many species on the earth . If we can think on this we come to know how small we are and there is no answer..To have good question or subject/article is itself appreciated as there are few persons who can think (in kaliyug) in detail about GOD/Universe . There are many mysteries which is still a mystery on this earth.
    There is dotted line from Human being to GOD and a human will learn to connect dots after many births/Janm with Karma or Bhakti as one birth is not enough to understand it. There is hard and smart way.. For example.. Mirabai .. Narsinh Mehta .. etc..’Bhagwan ko khud dharti pe aana pada tha enke liye’.
    Soul is immortal and covered by many layers as it travels one birth to other and layers should be uncovered with good karmas .. Human existence /Life/death is itself a mystery. This is a vast subject and words are not enough to describe.. Nice.. keep it up..

    1. I loved your comment. You are right. Nowadays ‘God’ is also a business you know! And such people fool us to believe the wrong stuff. Awareness is important.

  7. Very well written. This topic itself is very subjective, so my opinion or anybody else’s for that matter doesn’t even count, still I’ll share a bit…
    Everyone could immutably relate to at least one thing here- that ‘God’ after all is ‘Manmade’. It’s a personal belief, and therefore very subjective. What is truth for me, might not be true for you. Then why fight and impose religious preachings/ beliefs on others! Even if a person follows certain rituals and rites without having any belief in them, just for the sake of aligning with his ‘religious group’ , does that offering reach God? In reality, prayers are not be offered to God in a barter system to exchange happiness, it is to be done for our own happiness! And if we are not happy doing it, then it makes no point.

    1. Exactly my point… That’s why I said, let’s not go to the temple if we don’t want to! Prayers and “Bhakti” can’t be done by force. We should do it only and only if we want to do it from the bottom of heart. There’s no compromises. We can’t cheat God.

  8. Hi shailee,
    You have picked up a very warm topic and tried to present in extremely polite way.
    Yes, everyone in us have sense, when we do abhishek by valuable milk, it is going to be waste, still we do that. We also know, if we give this milk to hungry poors, it will reach to god, still we waste it at the name of abhishek. Our mind is “infected” in such way that, we are not ready to accept these facts.

    We require lot of efforts and energy to disinfect such brains.

    Let us try…….

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