Love And Only Love

Imagine a kingdom; a place well before any boundaries were created; no differences existed; a place where the urge to love ruled; a place governed solely under the solemn promise to protect this habitat – our Mother Earth; a place where everyone existed to support anyone or anything that has fallen; a place where each and every one only worked to be a medium for that higher power that created us; to reach out to the energies of this universe. Every thought that emanated there started from a place of love; a place that mandated us to look after this vehicle created of flesh; a place where the trees, the soil, the water, the fire and the sky reminded everyone of their places in the vast universe and how they needed to love and respect and, needless to say, save the place where they were born; a place where the creator’s voice will be heeded to first and unconditionally. And nothing but love for Mother Earth and its contents came first. Everyone realized that there is a need to respect the power that held our steps together for we understood that it bears our weight, gives and gives, provides for everything selflessly. No animals were killed unless nature required it. No trees were cut unless new ones were planted. If required, only a limited number of trees per year could be cut. There would be no currencies except for deeds of love.

That could be my utopia. But I know it can’t exist. I don’t know and hold enough to know the ups and downs of life on Earth, too many flaws and shortcomings, too many words that can be misconstrued. But I’ve had several messages that human language is flawed.

But what if this is our utopia. What if we’re told by the powers to be that this place was created to be a utopia – a place free of politics and religion. But us, with our penchant to improve things and run towards comfort, disowned the knowledge that our forefathers gained by meditating under the trees. What if the messages they received from our creator were falsified for personal benefits?

Or what if, we were told by our creator that politics and religions are the reasons why our time on Earth is actually a time for our soul to burn in hell. What if we’ve come here to learn our lessons, to live out our years on Earth that count for thousands of soul years. What if we’re told that there are chances that we’ve failed to live out our lessons most of the times and this is the reason we are heading towards our doomsday, a day when Earth will finally reset itself. What if we’re told that this is our destiny and we need to start learning our lessons urgently to finally merge with that single source of energy? What if this is our last and easiest chance to burn our karma and relieve ourselves of pain and suffering forever?

Or what if this is one those stages of evolution when we mandatorily have to go through the tough times? What if we’re told that these times are of transition and that humanity will progress to a higher dimension soon and all those who don’t learn their lessons soon enough, will be left behind? What if that is our doomsday?

No, I don’t believe in the doomsday theory as mentioned by the hilarious “2012” movie. But I do believe, we’re heading towards a time when none of the hatred we’ve created will matter and all those who’ve lived out their lives full of love and have at least tried to do it even during tough times will move on to better places with higher lessons and better chances of merging with God.

When I first started to write this post, and trust me I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, I thought this is going to be my worst post ever for I have no clue about what I’ll write. I’ve never imagined a heaven or hell. Those concepts are nugatory to me. Neither do they fill me with joy nor do they scare me. I believe this time is my time and I need to make it count. I’m carrying a lot of unbeknownst baggage and I’d like to shed it off during this birth inside this vehicle. I’ve been given an extraordinary vessel and it needs to perform as per the creators best wishes. I have no clue what my utopia is. It is possibly when I merge with my teacher beyond my sins that I know I can erase by emanating and spreading love and only love.

 

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Why The Prejudice?

Our parents love us. They only think the best for us and it’s very natural for them to be protective of us for we are their prized assets. Their lives revolve around us and I’ll forgive them if, during our childhood, they leave us bereft of certain experiences only because they think it’s dangerous. But sometimes what starts as protectionism from parents, if let out of control, ends up culminating into a barrier for us to experience our true being. They try and change things in us without knowing fully the implications it may have on us later.

One such phenomenon in our society is parents trying to change the dominant hands of their children. India is a land of a trillion mesmerizing things and one of them are superstitions. And it is quite natural that some of those fallacies are built around the taboo that is associated to the use of left hand. Let’s take it from the top when the child is born with a dominant left hand. A child is born with no such knowledge and if the behaviour is never interrupted, he may never notice that he is out of ordinary or ominous in any way. Imagine how normal his life would be. However, if he hands over his money with his left hands in our society, he is asked to change the hands first and then give it again, for it is wrong to hand over money with left hands. Now try and concentrate on the dilemma and embarrassment a child would face when he is asked to shy away from the most mundane inclination of using his left hand and he isn’t wrong at all. Superstitions such as below have forever kept as befooled –

  1. Performing any ritual with left hand is ominous and God won’t accept your gift. Really? Don’t our religious books say that you are perfect in God’s image of a perfect child? He only asks you to be in gratitude for the gifts he has rendered to you and a left hand is one of them!
  2. We’re also deterred from using our left hands to eat or cook and these limitations are most commonly dished out upon females who use kitchens more than men do. It is claimed by various studies that females are lesser prone to be born left handed and so, if ever a female around us is a southpaw; simply observe the uniqueness without judgement and prejudice.

Now recall the Indian hygiene habits in our Indian toilets. Do you think that’s where everything went wrong for Indians who were born left handed and then were forced to change their dominant hand? Wouldn’t correct hygiene habits get us rid of all the dogma? Had some of the famous southpaws been scorned for using their left hand, we wouldn’t have witnessed those Amitabh fight scenes that we whistled on, or Yuvraj’s 6 sixes in an over, or that first over hat-trick by Irfan Pathan against Pakistan. To sum it up, DON’T EVER meddle with the intuition that your child is born with.

Stronger Roots, Better Crop

Got told a story today and here’s how it goes –

There was once a farmer who had spent all his life worshipping God. He was a good man who had earned respect with hard work. One day, the God got so happy with his dedication, he showed himself to the farmer and asked him – “Tell me a wish you’d want true”.

The farmer humbly replied – “I want you to empower me with the control of air, water, soil and light for next 6 months so I can get a better crop this year. I seriously believe that you are a pretty dumb farmer else you would never bake my fields with sun when I planned to plant the seeds or blow them away with the wind when I try to get them to stand up”.

God replied – “OK. Done”!

The farmer worked day in and out to give this crop of his, all the special attention it needed, shielded it from hard sun, harsher wind and killer rain. 6 months later, he looked at the most amazing crop he had ever seen. It grew taller, bouncier and hell, even shinier!

He decided to take a closer look. As he examined it, he found that the crop was empty. There was no produce, just plants. He got angry and frustrated and as he had used up his 6 months, God appeared.

He then asked God what went wrong when he had taken care of the crops like his own babies. God replied – “You know son, you did everything right except for the winds. I blew your crop with winds, so they could dig deeper in every direction and have stronger roots. Stronger roots means better produce. Therefore, your crop is shallow for it never got the winds that could make it stronger”.

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Moral of the story –

Stronger roots may yield shorter plants but they are stronger as they have faced their share of challenges.

You know how you can relate to it, for it’s like raising a child himself. You see that little creäture and as a parent, you give the best cover possible. You save him, serve him, fulfil him, take him away from dangers all the while making him weak. I remember I’d never tasted mineral water till I started travelling alone. I was 18 then.

Challenges and rightful fights build character. They build heart and strength. My father let me take care of my brother from an age, the number of which I can’t even remember. It taught me a lot. Respect, love, and holding hands when it mattered. It built in me an understanding of people and relations. I’d know who’d stand for me and when. I learned to stand alone. A better crop.

Believe Me You

I believe in some things and this song will give an insight into a few of them –

What I don’t believe in are God, and hence religion and claims of the politicians!

Lets find out what others believe in –

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  6. Not So Open Mind | The Jittery Goat
  7. DP Daily Prompt: I Believe! | Sabethville
  8. One Crazy Mom » What I believe to be true
  9. THE UNREQUITED LOVE | DANDELION’S DEN
  10. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | When Neverland Dies
  11. Thoughtful Combinations | Rima Hassan
  12. I Believe? | Writing and Works
  13. I believe… | Words ‘n Pics…
  14. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Jen & Juice
  15. Daily Prompt: What do I believe? | Lupus?! A wha dat?!
  16. Honest something | shame
  17. I Believe | Oldman
  18. Sexy Sunday | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  19. Daily Prompt: I Believe | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  20. The Power of Belief ::E.N.Howie’s Motivational Moments
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  22. I believe | fromdublintoparis
  23. » Daily Prompt: I Believe | My Extraordinary Everyday Life
  24. Daily Prompt: I Believe | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  25. I believe my blog’s anniversary is not far off | Sue’s Trifles
  26. Have Faith my Brethen | Green Embers
  27. Don’t Stop Believin | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  28. I Believe | Can’t Sleep
  29. I Believe | The Silver Leaf Journal
  30. THIS I BELIEVE | Musings | WANGSGARD
  31. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Of Glass & Paper
  32. I Believe / I Do Not Believe
  33. Believe in Love. | Asta’s Space
  34. musings | a study in coincidences.
  35. The Big 3s | Faith, Life and Compassion
  36. I am not a walrus. | Sinister Pacifism
  37. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Completely Disappear
  38. Say It Like It IS | Life Confusions
  39. some i believe and some i don’t… | from dusk to dawn….
  40. Responsible, Resilient and Ridiculous….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  41. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  42. G Is For Green Tara | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  43. I Believe | kkjj95
  44. Be Leafs | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  45. Daily Prompt: I Believe | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  46. “I believe I can fly” .. Wait, what? | jigokucho
  47. True and False | Flowers and Breezes
  48. Taking a stand | thejimmieG
  49. False false is a true! | Just smile, and let the whole world wonder why.
  50. WHO SAID YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP? | SERENDIPITY
  51. #Sama-Sama MH370 | Duniya Ku
  52. You’d Better Believe It… | Steve Says…
  53. {2014-03-16} Power and Heart | dHb
  54. I Believe I Don’t Believe | B.Kaotic
  55. Paradise Lost and Some Thoughts | Barefoot on Rainy Days
  56. NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – Daily Prompt: I Believe « Mama Bear Musings
  57. The Foundation of (My) Belief | RePrEsSeD ExPrEsSiOnS
  58. Daily Prompt: I Believe | bemuzin
  59. The psychology of testing my beliefs on the long-winding travel road this past week « psychologistmimi
  60. 6 Tenets | djgarcia94
  61. Beliefs | My Author-itis
  62. I Don’t Believe | Knowledge Addiction
  63. I believe…… | melissuhhsmiles
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  65. Daily Prompt: True Vs False | Chasing Yellow
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  67. Daily Prompt: I Believe | Healthy Harriet
  68. Believe It or Not? | meanderedwanderings
  69. i’m a believer | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
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  71. Daily Prompt: I Believe, I Don’t Believe | @ The West Gate
  72. Clap along, if you awoke at 11:11 | Trucker Turning Write
  73. I believe | Post Departum Depression
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  75. you are based on one | y
  76. I believe | Window on my world
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  79. Believe It Or Not | jsleflore
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Why do we need a God to worship?

Who is God?

Where is God?

How does this God help save humanity as a virtue?

Why do we need a God to worship?

What is God? Is it so important for the world to have him around so that they could build their faith on an absolutely non-existent entity? Have we seen him? Don’t we believe in the phrase “Seeing is Believing”? Do our grand-parents tell us stories about how God was born in their age and how he could do the amazing things that we, with such a devotion read in our holy books?

According to me, “God” resides in us. The better we get to know ourselves, the closer we get to him. God is a power bestowed upon us by the mother that gave birth to us. It’s also a power that slowly becomes unrecognizable due to a meek human emotion of self-pity. Now let us read why do I say this –

I’ve had a very normal childhood. My parents serenely believe in God. They pray before the idols, taught me to pray before the idols, and I even prayed before the idols. But I never felt safe, secured or loved by praying. I just never have. The only thing I feel secured with are my thoughts. My thoughts about how to take the next step in my career, how to start my preparations to fulfill my next objective and so on. Things that only make me strong. To think about the pros and cons of everything I have done and make sure that all that I do doesn’t hurt any one directly or indirectly. There is no God involved in my thinking. I have a quiet confidence in myself that everything that I do will only be for good of myself and others. Simple case of humane thinking. I do not plan to go on and win the world. I plan to go on and lead a simple life which my family and the people I love adore and that’s how I plan to win my small little world. And I’ll say it again – there is no God as an entity involved in my thinking – only trust, faith and quiet confidence to be a human who loves himself and others as much as he expects others to!

How does self-pity affect my own Godliness? It doesn’t. All that matters to me is my future along with the well being of all the people I love, adore, respect and care for. I don’t think there is a single task that any one of us can’t do in our lives. Frankly I just don’t have time to crib about people and things that are immaterial to me. We are capable of a thousand things and will forever be until we get over self-pity. It is negative, it stops us from being positive. It decelerates our progress. For a better perspective about self-pity, try the following link –

http://www.livinglifefully.com/selfpity.html

Then why do we need to worship idols built of stone? Why do we even need to consider energies emanating from them and believe that they are built for a purpose, a purpose of human emancipation?

This is because a few knowledgeable saints in our past recognized that God resides in us and hence, decided to show us their own image of God. And they were right. God is a human form of strength that resides in each one of us. We only need to recognize it.

Lets just discuss the past.

First we were fighting each other for basic amenities as food which then was abundantly available as hunting, pastoral and horticultural societies. Then we were fighting each other for abundantly available land in agrarian societies and so on. Mankind has lived in a society since forever and for that matter, every living animal lives in one or the other form of a society. We wanted to live in societies to be close so that we could protect each other, look after each others backs when required – which required trust. A society then was and still is a necessity. This trust could have had multiple meanings and humanity therefore required a means to devise the quantum of trust that would make each one of us more suitable to be a part of it.

Mankind was way too evasive and negative when the concept of God emerged. We could never see ourselves putting our faith solely in ourselves and in each other because we considered and still consider ourselves and all around us, flawed in one way or the other because that is human nature. But in “GOD” as God, as an entity, we were able to consider it supreme because it would never answer back and then we would be at a liberty to assume answers that suit us better. We then become free to do what we like and then the consent to our deeds is universally granted from every living human being who would believe in God. This way we also gained confidence and lost most of our confusion as we now had the affirmative nod from the “Supreme Power” above us!

The lesser we believed in God, the lesser we trusted each other. Although, this method had and has no problems in its own right, but mischief mongers would normally – even today – try and get the better rights and better means to be at the highest ladder in this society. This is a natural algorithm of survival. Some live high and some live low. Some believe in living higher and hence, they try and acquire all possible means to get to where they want to. And then there are people who aim as high as they can but due to some difficult circumstances never make it there. And they either end up being somewhere in the middle or get thrown down the ladder and try and survive with the third group – people who never wanted to make it big. Their place in this world according to them has been sealed shut even before they were born. And so they stay at the bottom rung of the ladder along with some of the failed ones.

Each of these categories could have lived happily together if they had perfectly understood their places, their limitations, their powers and that how they all-in-themselves create the perfect harmony and balance in this world.

The distinction between each of these categories in itself is never the problem. The problem lies with the greedy people who amplify the division, who feel that causing the world to divide would benefit them more over others. They are people who can never see the world as a happy place running in total harmony and a staccato rhythm.

Since these greedy people knew that the greatest benefit could be reaped when humans stood separated, they decided to create distances among people. And since they couldn’t find anything physical in humans themselves to separate them from each other, they used the human psyche to do it (psst… they will eventually use color of the skin too but that for later). They used human beliefs and their faiths. The beliefs that identified every human as an intellectual individual. They played with their minds. These distinctions now allowed those greedy ones to give roles to humans inside this manipulated society. Some would serve in the name of God, some would work for the humanity in the name of God, some would be the work-men who would give to the servers and the worshipers and the rest would be the out-caste who would have been ousted based on their colors or family backgrounds or something that would be completely unacceptable at the time of this differentiation. All of this only to divide humanity.

Now who is this God that they decided to distinguish humans upon? A belief. An idol that was put up in the sacred room so that the out-castes aren’t allowed to even touch or embrace them. A belief which now powered the people who had the means and the said power to rule over people. In all of this mayhem, common people eventually forgot that the God who they initially worshiped as their keeper of faith, was now just a means of their own agony.

And so, in the name of God, the powerful became even more powerful and the oppressed became even more oppressed. And why? No one again taught the first fact of Godliness and even if someone did, could have only managed to convince only a few who lost their drive to spread the message due to all the negativity and social responsibility that the life brings with itself for every human. Living a life now is a bigger pain than anything else and all of it because we fail to understand the basic concept of a God.

We often say “God is one”. He obviously is because he resides inside us. This is why God is same for all of us because he is within us. He is equal for all of us. We just need to recognize him better. He is trust, faith and hence, the ultimate progression of life.

So, as per me, who is God?

– my faith, knowledge and the truth about myself.

Where is God?

– it’s within me.

How do I worship God?

– have faith in myself, know my limitations, respect them and eventually break them to know and recognize a better world.

How does this God help save humanity?

– I now respect responsibilities – mine as well as others – and never interfere with them, because every human has a purpose and they must be allowed to deliver upon it. I can only help people meet their goals. This way we look after each other, trust each other, have faith in their beliefs and never break laws that are setup by the people who see everyone as equal and who are like-minded and believe humanity to be sacred, to save us.

Am I an atheist?

– No. I believe in myself. I have faith in myself and I believe, so should everyone.

Disclaimer:

This is something that I have always believed in. I may be unintentionally stirring up a controversy here and I would gladly accept any criticism and support that would come my way but I can say it from my heart that I am not writing this to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments. I am just trying to ask a question because people around me who genuinely believe in God haven’t been able to answer my questions.