Thursday, October 22, 2009

In God We Trust

Visiting places of religious interest in India has got me wondering about many things.

  • Does God really have only a limited amount of blessings to give out? Why is everyone so keen on making it first? Even if it means pushing other people out of their way.
  • Is the quality of the blessing received directly proportional to the amount of time we spend in front of the idol?
  • Is God really present only inside the sanctum sanctorum? Is that why people think they can get away with anything as long as they're not "inside" the temple?
  • Are we so focused on getting a good "darshan" that we can really afford to forget our manners and bad mouth other pilgrims with the choicest of expletives when they say, "Excuse me"?
  • Do the "holiest of places" have to be mean the "filthiest of places"?

As I turn a year older, I add to my list more things that will remain beyond my comprehension. Older, not necessarily wiser.


Divya Kudua said...

Belated birthday wishes dearie..just wondering,have you been to Tirupati lately??:)

Rajitha said...

gawd i love you...all my thoughts exactly and many more to add!

Destination Infinity said...

Interesting: If I had a similar experience in science fair or a book exhibition, I wonder if I would blame science/education or ... what/whom should I blame then?

Destination Infinity

Guru said...

Point 3. I faced a similar thig very recently on my way to tirupathi... that too early in the mornign @ 6. Its so very disgusting when someone bad mouths near a temple. some times its like is it because of societal pressures that people go to religious places.

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