Sunday, March 16, 2008

Thought for the day

What if you spend your whole life being devoted to God, like a priest or a sister, and then, when you finally die and go to wherever you go after you die, you find out that there is nothing really called "God" and it is just a figment of imagination created by fellow human beings?! You will surely end up being the laughing stock in the new world that you just entered and the same fellow human beings who created the figment of imagination who are already there will laugh their hearts out!!

A satirical thought, huh?


Swati Pathak said...

Karl Marx said "Man has created God, and not the god created the Man".
Friedrich Nietzsche said “Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.”
and Veda says ‘Aham Brahmasmi’(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.10, of Yajur Veda) the ‘I’ is that which is the One Witnessing Consciousness, standing apart form even the intellect, different from the ego-principle, and shining through every act of thinking, feeling, etc. This Witness-Consciousness, being the same in all, is universal, and cannot be distinguished from Brahman, which is the Absolute. Hence the essential ‘I’ which is full, super-rational and resplendent, should be the same as Brahman.
This is not the identification of the limited individual ‘I’ with Brahman, but it is the Universal rock layer of personality that is asserted to be what it is. The copula ‘am’ does not signify any practical relation between two entities, but affirms the non-duality of essence.
Just 500 yrs ago René Descartes said in 'the Discourse on the Methods', "I think therefore I am". He could not doubt the 'I' part.

May be we are our Gods and when we are not sure of us we separate him to trust on...When we achieve all that what he could do in our lives, we can become equally reverent. Then, you and me also can have a bright circle on our head instead of helmet, glasses or silk scarf :-) wht say?

SimblyDimply said...

Welcome to the world of the skeptic. The next destination will be the Athiest point. Enjoy the ride!