I am back would not be the right usage at this point since this is not a movie. Well i am lazy, got other priorities and due to xyz reasons blah blah blah. Anyways, thought of scribbling a few words about the recent happenings. A tragedy which came in the form of national disaster and incidents which followed the disaster, all these made me think, Why do we go to places in search of god when he is everywhere.
I am not an atheist, nor am i a person who writes about spirituality. I am that regular guy who goes to a temple and say hello to god now and then. I have been to many shrines in India, which are supposed to be special in their own ways. I had never experienced anything great there. There are some small temples, churches and other places of worship where people go and find peace. None of these so called special places have the ambience for praying or seeking inner peace or feeling of a sacred place, infact all these places have the look and feel of a commercial place. This is not because of the God, it is we who makes it like this. Remember we do things thinking we make God, God proves us we are wrong by natural disasters and things out of our control.
However good we are with our beliefs & habits, we Indians lack in basic etiquettes at public places like spitting, littering, breaking queues, violating traffic lights, swearing on the fellow driver on road are some of these. Most of the people who goes to a temple, mosque or church or gurudwara doesn’t think about any of the above behaviour or similar or worse behaviour until they are inside one of those places. Some of us forget the fact that we came to pray and not to moshpit(i have faced this in many sacred places). No one cares for any one and all are in a hurry to see God inside there, where as we don’t even know whether God consider any of these places sacred. We have made these places and surroundings impure with our filth(the waste we dispose, spit), greed and inhuman behaviour. When you are standing in a queue waiting to enter a place, you will feel the wave, the moshpit, people ready for stampede forgetting that they are in a sacred place. Are these behaviour expected to be the right behaviour in a sacred place? I don’t think so. But this is what we do, this is what highlights us in any crowd. Where are our manners?
Believe in God, worship in god, but god is in everyone and the best way to see god is to do one Randon Act of Kindness (what morgan freeman says in Evan Almighty), be kind to your fellow humans. Show a little bit of respect, love and affection. Whenever we go to sacred places, try to be a bit sober. Behave well, stand in a queue, help others. Stop littering, preserver nature; well anyone who read this will say. “Oh! Gimme a break, I dont do this.” That is the reason why i wrote this post. We worship God, we do all those things which are not supposed to do while we forget to stick to the basic principles of living life humane and we expect God to be with us by spending money building places and statues.
We never think about our actions until that day when something really bad happens. The earthquakes, the tsunamis, now this flashflood; All of these happened due to our rudeness towards Mother nature. We might be members of different organizations which are supposed to do something good about mother nature, support poor, people who are suffering and all that. I am sure most of us are good doing these online, but what about real life? Are we the same like we proclaim in the Online social media sites? Take a second to think about these things. The day we start caring for others, the day we show the patience to let others overtake, the day we learn to stand in a queue, the moment we learn the fact that we need to keep our holy places clean and tidy, the moment we feel to keep our surroundings clean, the moment we start thinking about keeping ourselves calm and the moment we reduce our greed quotient and start preserving our environment, that is the beginning of our life. That is when we can actually think that God will listen to us.
I am no preacher, i am not an atheist either, i am what i am . I am a simple common man who worships god, who visits places of worship when i feel like or under pressure from my parents or may be just for visiting, seeing, feeling the place. But, when i visit, i visit with an open heart so that i can find what i want and thank him what i am now & what i have. i haven’t gone crazy, i wrote this because i am saint, MetalSaint. That is who i am, What my Online Identity means, like all saints, for this one time, i am writting about this. Live in present, we don’t know what is there for tomorrow. God is Omnipresent is the fact, we knows it, but hates to believe it. We believe in god, but we forget God.
Disclaimer: Whatever written here is my thoughts, feelings and ideas. I have no clue and dont care about what others think about what i wrote.
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