Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Is God The Creation Of Man?
Religion is a very personal matter...I would not stop anyone from worshipping me. But as British Savant Bertrand Russell said “If you believe in god, it’s up to you to prove his existence”. The burden of proof is not incumbent on the Atheist, who is merely denying your claim. The analogy was “If I were to claim that a celestial dog orbits the sun somewhere between Earth and Mars, it would be nonsensical for me to expect others to believe me on the ground that they cannot prove me wrong”. As spiritual columnist Vithal Nadkarni states in this internet age the Lord does not manifest himself physically, so can we equate believing in the Unmanifest ( Nirgun ) aspect of God with something as nonexistent as a celestial dog circling around the sun. Carl Sagan said men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men. Alain de Bottom also echoes similar sentiments when he states.” Religion is above all a symbol of what exceeds us and education in the advantage of recognizing our paltriness “To insist that Religion is benevolent is fanaticism or mere stupidity. Arthur Clarke expounds that “It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him”. The world view is that there are idiots who believe is Santa Claus, fairies, magic and elves and we are not joining that nonsense. The Bhagavad Gita also warns us that the path to the unmanifest is fraught with utmost trouble, for those who are embodied. Jiddu Krishnamurti also says,we have invented God, the thinking created god for itself. That means due to our unhappiness, fear and depression we created something called god. God did not create us after his imagination.Devotion thus, is the last resort of the perplexed. Subdue yourself; abandon the fruit of all actions; simply merge with the Universe into the Cosmic.