I am done; I am not atheist any more. Thanks for all those who continuously tried convince me that “almighty God exists “(like credit card salesmen). Thanks for all those mails and pamphlets. Now that I have opened my mind and accepted God exists, please help me further to understand “which package” of god is suitable for my life style. I heard they come in different features. (Sarcasm is intended in whole paragraph)
And to all those who are still atheists, here is a story if a holy Barber which opened my mind (or closed … or whatever)
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God,
the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”
” Why do you say that?” asked the customer.
“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine loving a God who would allow all of these things.”
The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and
he said to the barber: “You know what? Barbers do not exist.”
“How can you say that?”Asked the surprised barber. “I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”
“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”
“Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me.”
“Exactly !”- affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don’t go to Him and do not look for Him. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”
In India believers have some undefined dislike towards animal products into places of worship. They are not allowed into temples and places of worships. I really don’t buy the idea of we all started as vegetarians and animal lovers, but I feel they are introduced into the religion to convince the followers to show god loves animals too.
Major three or four religions in India want its followers to be vegetarians. Most of the followers successfully convince their gods, that they will be vegetarians on specific days of the week (Fridays Lakshmi, Saturdays Vishnu etc).I saw so many of them while ordering in a hotel “two Rotis … and then …hmm… today what ..??Tuesday… alright … Butter chicken!”.
People don’t enter temples if they had taken any non-veg that day, and most of them can’t explain why?
These all confusing rules, people made them and the same people find loopholes not to follow them, Then why to have them at all. Why restrict only to temples.
There are some more of them
- Kerosene are not supposed be used in any of places of worships. They are considered to be animal product, came into form by tones of animals and plants died billions of years ago.
- Sugar is not used in any of the Hindu religious ceremonies. The reason is sugar is prepared from Jaggery, and while doing it they polish jaggery with some animal product (I guess it is leather). So any sweet is cooked is using Jaggery directly.
I have listed certain things which are missing in those rules.
- All gods and goddesses wear silk. All Shwethambaras and Peethambaras presented to gods are silk, which are results of boiling thousands of silkworms. Similarly honey, which is obtained killing or burning thousands of honeybees. Continue reading “Believers and ‘one day vegetarians’”
Believers need reminders. “Trust me “, “Believe “, “I am watching you” etc. I found one of them in a trekking spot, translates “Oh… my God …”
Jaya and Vijaya were twins who worked in a security company. They guard almost all Hindu temples.
Some five hundred years ago General of Aurangazeb army mallikafur who was running a demolition drive, stopped by. That time he had an assignment to demolish illegal building from India’s map. The criteria were, the building is illegal if it was hindu/Jain/Buddhist places of worship. Technologies ten was not advanced then, or may be they dint import a bulldozer or a land mover. He used to manage with hammer.
He stopped by here Continue reading “Jaya-Vijaya and a secular taliban story”
This video tries to give a complete picture on history of religions. It covers five major religions, major events which changed course of history, and how they spread/vanish in last 5000 year. It’s a beautiful video.
But few questions on it…
They start first religion to be around 3000 BC, started with birth of Krishna. What was there in India before him? (Rama is not a Hindu??? What about Veda’s). Historians are very much fond of including Ramayana and Mahabharata into history. I really don’t know how they justify all the events happened in those epics.
Why not go back to 10000 BC and include all the epics and holy texts (all of them ) into history? I heard they are interesting, like “Adam, Eve and dinosaurs walking side by side”.
purAnamityeva na sAdhu sarvam , na chApi kAvyam navamityavadyam
santaha parikshatart bhajante, muDhah parapratyayena buddhihi
पुरणमित्येव न साधु सर्वं न चापि काव्यं नवमित्यवद्यं |
सनः परीक्श्तरत भजन्ते मूढः परप्रत्ययेन बुद्दिः ||
Can be interpreted as :
Concepts need not be valid just because they are told in books (holy books especially ;-))), mythologies etc. Nor things are right if they are modern. Gentlemen test and then trust, fools believe what is told and written.
I don’t remember who wrote it, guess it is Brutruharai. This is the best spelling I can give for the quote here. If anyone finds better please comment. And also if you find a similar one.
Quote is quite relevant. People when can not justify what they are practicing and what they believe, just hold some outdated books responsible. “Since it is written in…”
My, god! This beauty… Freshness on face…
How can he just think about these things?
How can he (moon) compete with?
This moon (my girlfriends face)…
This moon keeps me awake whole night
While that moon does not sleep for no reason
(Rough translation of a bollywood song from the movie Tere naam)
Now this poet (lyricist) has compared moon with girlfriends face. How can he just do it?? I declare a “Fatwa” against the lyricist, Err… Who was it anyway?? Ok Chuck it… I declare it on Salman khan (because he starred the movie… that’s it … don’t ask more).
I declare all the people in the world (including those who are in cradle and also those who are in ICU) to not to hum the song / listen / watch (also any salman khan‘s). And the reasons why…
The moon considered being holy (don’t ask how) in our religion.
It is considered to calculate the human destiny and his afterlife.
It used to give light for lovers before candle light diner was invented.
One holy book has a mention on a particular page (I have not read it any way) that moon is not supposed be compared with anything.
And also for several other religious reasons… Which can’t be revealed to general public What authority I have?? Do I really need one..??
I also extend the fatwa on Shakespeare, who have done the same mistake (I haven’t read them either)
Note: Fatwa is an opinion (which is treated as order) which is declared by a highly politically influential religious leader. These fatwa’s are above national law. Some example which actually declared in
Fatwa against authors , because they write
Fatwa against national song , since ” it compares mother nation with god ”
Fatwa against Republic day parade, reason is to be discovered yet.