I was born in one country, brought up in another, and now living in another. And the topic of religion always comes up, front page of the newspaper, local politics, even at the dinner table, or when talking to friends. And I thought it would be nice if I could post my thoughts on Religion here, so that if anybody asks me about my honest views, all I need to do is to ask them to log on to this site link and read. So like that I can save lots of my energy and time and move ahead in life.
For those who want me to adore Jesus of Bethlehem
I love Jesus, he was a nice man. He was a human just like you and me. His major contribution to the house of religion is that he made the house into a universal palace. He made it have no borders, his life's work was of such a chain reaction level! After his work, the good news started seeping to all corners of the world. And obviously, he got heavy opposition, many wanted to kill him, but that was to be expected. Anybody who tries to reform anything for the better, should always expect much opposition. But the most sad part in the life of Jesus Christ was how his dearest disciples abandoned him when the authorities came to arrest him. All his disciples were no where to be found. And it is these same self-proclaimed cowards who later on wrote the four Gospels of Mathew, Luke etc. So how are we supposed to understand the teachings of the great friend Jesus from the Gospels of such type of disciples!
For those who want me to adore Mohammed of Mecca
I love Mohammed, he was a nice man. He was a human just like you and me. His major contribution to the house of religion is that he made the house complete, for he established the first universal living standard on which all other Religion standards will be based on, whichever the planet. And not only that, his life is heavily documented more than any other Religion man. So understanding him, by being like him, there is so much we can automatically gain in this life and as well as in the hereafter. And obviously, he got heavy opposition, many wanted to kill him, but that was to be expected. Anybody who tries to reform anything for the better, should always expect much opposition. But the most sad part about the life of Mohammed, happened immediately after he died, as soon as he passed away, war broke out on who should be the Caliph. Very few really tried to understand the teachings of Mohammed, in fact Mohammed mostly had very stupid followers, prior to his teachings, they were all busy doing stupid things. But as soon as he died, they started fighting again. And the fighting has been going on ever since. e.g. in the history of India, Babar a Mughal king when he invaded India in the name of Islam killed Ibrahim Lodi another man-in-the-name-of-Islam. The devout so-called Muslim Aurangazeb confined his own Muslim father under house arrest at Agra fort, his father Shah Jahan, the same man behind the Taj Mahal. Then Aurangazeb went on to fight with his brother the real heir and diminished all other brothers in order to to get the throne. After the tyranny, once his throne was established, he began his work to garner a devout Muslim image and establishes his devout religious outlooks. This is just an Indian example of Kings who lost the road. If you study the history of Arabia, you will find many more. And it is such self-proclaimed caliphates and their followers who later started giving their own stupid dictionary word interpretations to the Qu'ran verses which are highly allegorical, and some have even fabricated many sayings as to be authentic Hadiths of Mohammed or twisted them to confirm to their stupidities. Yes, since they could not change the words of the Qu'ran, being a recorded document, the only option left was to change the very dictionary meaning of the Qu'ran words in a subtle manner to suit their stupid agendas. So how are we supposed to understand the teachings of the great friend Mohammed from the commentaries and interpretations that these deluded people have imposed on the Qu'ran!
For those who want me to adore Krishna of Mathura
I love Krishna, he was a nice man. He was a human just like you and me. His major contribution to the house of religion is that he made the house into a palace of leela - a cosmic drama that is run by nothing but the divine will. Krishna was born enlightened, how and why! I say by divine will! He did so much to raise the people's consciousness from the level of worshiping idols to becoming "Brahman", a state where a person becomes totally surrendered and one with creation, a state of fundamental consciousness. Billions of people will benefit/have benefited/are benefiting from his Gita speech. And obviously, Krishna got heavy opposition, many wanted to kill him right from day one including his own blood relation uncle, in fact, it is noted that his elder siblings were killed as soon as they were born in order to kill him, but that was to be expected. Anybody who is born to reform anything for the better, should always expect much opposition. But the most sad part about the life of Krishna, just happened before he died. Krishna had his kingdom in Dwarka, his people were known as the Yadavas, but his people rarely listened to him, they used to get drunk, do all kind of nonsense and naturally they ended up fighting among themselves and Krishna had to see his Yadava kingdom perishing before his own eyes. He was such a multi faceted character that, I am sure that naturally he is and will always be the most difficult person to understand for a lay man's understanding for some time to come. In fact, it is noted, that Krishna says in the Gita, that very few will be able to understand him, he says that many so called religious people will talk so much about the state of "Brahman", but they know not of what the state of "Brahman" really is. So how are we supposed to understand the teachings of the great friend Krishna from the commentaries and interpretations that these deluded people have super imposed on the Gita!
For those who want me to adore Rama of Ayodhya
I love Rama, he was a nice man. He was a human just like you and me. His major contribution to the house of religion is that he made the house into a world of honour, code and virtue. A man who cared so much about keeping his word, he was a man of Honor, a good politician and he loved his people and cared for their sentiments so dearly, even today many people use the word "Ram Rajya" to signify a golden age. As a young man he traveled the country to understand the state of affairs, and he eventually ended up in a state of dispassion and that's when his father the king Dasartha arranged him a Sage called Vassistha, who confirmed Rama with the truths that were boiling inside him. The truths of the reality of the divine will. Rama was a man of great principle and code. In fact it is noted that our Mahapolatma, Gandhi was a big fan of his, Gandhi tried to emulate his qualities. Ram has a direct influence in Gandhi who in turn influenced people like Martin Luther King of USA, Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar. Ram obviously, being a man of great honour and code would have to face the challenges of life head on, he had to undergo the shame of his wife being kidnapped by a demon-maniac called Ravana! The whole Ramayana is about how Rama finally gets to kill the stupid Ravana and rescues his wife with the help of his brother Lakshman and his friends like Hanuman. But the most sad part about the life of Rama, was that life never really allowed him to enjoy his life with his one wife Sita. As the life story goes that Sita was kidnapped once by Ravana and later rescued, a washerman in Rama's kingdom was overheard saying to his wife, while berating his wayward wife, that he was "no pusillanimous Rama who would take his wife back after she had lived in the house of another man". This statement was reported back to Rama, who knew that the accusation of Sita was baseless. Nevertheless, he would not let slander undermine his rule, so he drove a pregnant Sita out of his kingdom. Rama was ready to sacrifice his life with his wife just for the sentiments of a silly washerman of his kingdom, such was his sensitivity to his people. But look how the people of his kingdom respected him and his wife in return! The very same people who lived under his benevolent rule were at the same time making him live a loneliness.
So how are we supposed to understand the conduct of the great friend Rama from the commentaries and interpretations that are made by the sons and daughters of these ungrateful people who praise Ram and do Harm!
For those who want me to adore Buddha of Lumbini
I love Buddha, he was a nice man. He was a human just like you and me. His major contribution to the house of religion is that he made the house into a world of logic-in-love. He was the everest in terms of understanding the reality of the divine will in terms of logic that was deeply engulfed in love.......
(Well I am stopping this list here for now, there are too many great people to talk about. I will keep updating this page with time, there is so many great stars to stare upon, stars like Adi Shakara, Zarathustra, Mahavira, Abraham, Daniel, Lao Tzu, Rinzai.....)
As a brief conclusion and suggestion
All these great human beings should not be worshiped! Please! Instead try to understand them and be like them! And the only way to understand their teachings and scriptures is to care for the world with absolutely no inhibitions, once you begin to do that, obviously you will suffer greatly and thankfully the incoming pain will unearth out a divine Dictionary of words. And it is only by using this Dictionary that a person can understand the reality of the divine will! Knock Knock Knocking on heaven's door.