Thursday, August 2, 2007

Its not that i dont believe in God. Its not that i do. I just know that there is some higher force and power up there that makes us just..be. I do the whole going to temples with parents and poojas at home,and everythng. im just not the type to go overboard to prove it. Anytime I go to a temple the first thought that comes to my mind is whethere it will be clean or not. Im talking about the wet floor that is supposed to 'cleanse' your feet,that a million people have waded through, and that place where u have to wash hands.
A place of worship should be calm, it should bring peace and serenity.I am superstitious enough to close my eyes and say a silent prayer not to be offensive to my religeon or to God himself. I just wish people would be more concerned about things like general hygeine.
Even going to Tirupati has become pretty much an ordeal. Buying tickets for the Darshan, standing in the line,and having a glimpse of Lord Venkateshwara for just 30 seconds? In all that mess,a hundred other people around you,praying.The wet floor just adds to the confusion. Do you think God wants you to do that? To spend crores of rupees every year to walk by him between those railings?
Aren't faith and belief on a higher plane than all these mundane things? Or maybe it is that as you grow older, you want something to cling to, something to make your life more meaningful.More than work,and home and kids and responsibilty.

6 comments:

Brat said...

The way I see it, this whole system exists because people find it easier to believe in some power instead of themselves. If people believed in themselves and were willing to tackle all their problems alone instead of thinking that the solution is prayer, these long queues that you talk about wouldn't exist. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an atheist or anything, but this is just how I feel on going overboard in religion.

Schmetterling said...

Dare I explain the big O connection?

Yesh said...

Faith grows with age.If its waiting in long queues and 30 second glimpses that reassure people, so be it

Prashanth said...

some happenings that make u question if they were just coincidences, leave u believing in a super power...

so coming back to ur post, the crowd, the sweat, the nauseating smell of humanity in crowded temples are not a matter of concern for those who want to get a glimpse of a god that they have been praying to all year long.. guess its like meeting a rock star... hehe..

Ne said...

@prash - rockstar?? thats a nice simile.Good 'ol Venky is going to bless u good this yr(and me too :D)!!

SR said...

its abt expression... a person wit 1 small foto of baby krishna tacked 2 his/her desk may hav more faith than ppl who visit tirupathi multiple times a yr... as yesh sez, if goin 2 tirupathi/other temples is wat ppl want 2 do to express their faith, so be it...
and another major temple which in mz opinion is dirtier than tirupathi is srirangam... any1 been ther lately?