Being around pious people could only lead to two things; you become one of them or you try to find the true meaning in what they all do. Being on the latter side , I’m on a spiritual journey, drawing borders with religion.
In a conversation with my aunt , her mention was about her neighbor who was highly religious , that prayed and performed worshipping rituals , several times in the day, with all his heart. Well that’s the story of most of the people here who dedicate their hours for prayers and rituals .
It was my inquisitiveness that asked her if he was a very calm , wise and a well learned man. My aunt bluntly replied that he was pretty much like any of us…
Well, a little disappointed but with little hopes , I asked her if that man could control his emotions and anger if and when he wished???
My aunt stared and reminded me that he was no RISHI and was yet another man doing his religious duties .
Pretty much at this point , I realised that most people don’t practice religion for self-betterment although they claim religion is a way of life.
Why does it have to take a Rishi to attain integrity with oneself?
I, a little child of God , stand here believing that people around me are praying day and night to strengthen themselves so as to give back to the society. They pray to toughen themselves to face all odds as to attain the order of Purushottama so that they can be a great hand in taking care of family and friends and the whole big picture of SOCIETY.
It was saddening when I noticed people praying to God, only to keep them out of situations of difficulty. And so they say , “The beginning of belief in God is evidence of surge in fear”.
There is , indeed , a great gap between religion and spirituality; There is , only , a narrow gap in a man’s life , when he uses religion as a tool to equip himself in the spiritual journey .
I am thankful to God for making me realize that his words written in The Great Mithological – Religious books , can help me achieve the status of being a Good Human Being, that can indulge in giving back to people , trying to make it a better world to live in for people, by mere CONCIOUSNESS.
Well , just a few words from a hopeful romantic of God , believing that religion and spirituality can make it a divine world to exist in.