Insecurity and fear must be among the factors that gave rise to the concept
of God. The oldest Gods were mostly nature based. Then man began to think logically and the old Gods were discarded.
Then around 2000 to 3000 years back; the history has witnessed some of the
greatest men ever on this planet. Their followers finally gathered in
large numbers thus giving birth to today's 'religion
This was the scenario before the spread of different religions to every nook and corner of the earth. Surprisingly, in the past 3000 years, mankind has fought more than 15,000 religious battles , to spread their religion.
A kid grows up watching his parents worship, doing rituals and thinks
this is a world created by ‘that’ God which they worship but soon he
realizes he was wrong. It is not like ‘there is one God of the world’ but
it is something like this is 'my God of this world.’
There are millions of galaxies scattered in the universe. What if there is
life also in other planets of our galaxy. Which religion would
they be following? And there are millions of galaxies in the universe and there are innumerable solar systems, stars, planets. And if there is life out there and people believe like we in some form of God; which God would that be? There be millions of religions and billions of Gods in other parts of the universe would count more than the total humans on earth.
We fight in the name of God. Kill in the name of God. We make God happy
by killing God’s creation. Contrasting! The prophets sacrificed themselves for people because they wanted to prove that their life was for others, to spread the message of love and peace. They never killed anyone; instead they got killed for others.
The concept of 'The God Within'
Almost every religious idealogy believe that the one
who is omnipresent, omnipotent, and beyond time and space is
can only be the indefinite ever-expanding universe.
This whole existence is God. All living and nonliving things are part of God. We born, we breathe, we live and we die in God. There is God outside us and inside us - the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, matter or energy, creation or destruction.
That is the reason we cannot see him. Because a unit
cannot perceive the whole
. It is like if a cell of our own body wants to see the body. It cannot. If it tries it will have to come out. If it comes out it will die. If we want to see him then we must stand as a separate entity from God which is not possible because where we will we stand separate; anywhere we move, we move in God. When we consider ourselves as separate from God, we can’t see him and when we accept God as omnipresent
, then we cease to exist because we are in him only.
Why there is so chaos and pain and evil everywhere?
We just have to be aware that we exits in
; this awareness will give us clarity
that there is no such thing like chaos, pain, evil or death. A person who gives without hoping to receive in turn, helps and loves unconditionally, sacrifices for others. Such an awareness comes from our heart. God is closest to us! More closer than anything! Just be aware. And the only way to do that is to be silent, meditative and start the journey within
. It is difficult as for ages journey is meant to be away from the body. This is a different journey, spiritual journey, journey to the innermost core of our soul.