Spirituality I was born with and Religion I was born into.
I grew up in an extremely religious atmosphere,
where we had priests coming and performing pujas (prayers) all the time in all our houses, all occasions were started with
a puja - birthdays, holy days, departures on long journeys, everything, and to add to that there were pujas done every evening
in the house.
But there were many things that religion could not satisfy in me, religion sometimes seemed
too rigid and the God too impersonal and distant, accessible only through the priests and vedic mantras, it is here that my
search for 'my' God started and it is yet on as everyday I discover something wonderfully refreshing about him/her, I have
found out many things about my God, but havent been able to put God into a gender. My search has given me many many results,
I have met some wonderful people in the process of discovering God and they have added to my knowledge and made my life richer.
At this point in time I can say that I have crossed the limit of belonging to a religion, 'my' God manifsts
in the form of Allah, Shiv, Christ, and all other Gods, and I belong to all the religions, no one place of worship is more
sacred than the other, no one name is more holy than the other, all are equal.
I believe God is within
each of us, we just have to search, He/She is available to us all, His/Her love is for all of us we just have to learn to
God knocks on the door of our soul but not from the outside but the inside and it is us who
are on the outside, to open ourselves to God is to open ourselves to ourselves.
When I see so much hatred
in the World due to religious beliefs my heart is pained beyond words, how can people not see? How can they talk ill about
others religions and beliefs? How can they destroy places of worship just because they are not their own?
I dont think
that I can ever get acceptable answers to these questions.
I have started to study the religions of the world to
understand beliefs better.
Words of An Extraordinary Being........