Going back in history, it has a huge resemblance to what our ancestral parents, great grandfathers and endless genetic streams of historic relevance will tell us that we all at some time were part of some religion. So what is knocking my head these days and way too much to understand the depth of this connection.
On the other part, I am not religious at all. I gave up religion nearly 5-6years ago when I moved out of the native birth place in India. Even then the religion never was dominating me in my own understanding. I was well surrounded by my family who are in full depth to their religious beliefs and it did lead me to believe in the good bits but did not keep me tied to it at all. The more my hunger grew to get out and away from the human perspectives the farther I reached freeing myself from the limiting factors of life.
Religion is a strength to those who have sheltered themselves in the shade of its multi colored umbrella held by one of their own central pillar called as God. This is just where my understanding comes to conflicts with the other aspects of this life. We are born, taught, grown into this strong bonding from our parents about where and what we should be. I was 17 when I first stepped out of my house longing for the long haul journeys where I wanted to go farther than any of my age people would be doing. The point I was making to myself was not restricting to the walls of normal life and this was the first time I was taken to the life far away into the Himalayas. It was a kind of strange experience because I was surrounded by people almost double my age in the group and I was seen as the kid which is understandable but this didn’t change my thinking in anyway of how I saw the life then and now. I was in constant urge to learn to feed my growing hunger for this human behaviour of God. I soon started travelling alone farther away in the remote expanses of life where the life came at a different level. The human essential for living got further reduced to the food, shelter and warmth – the presence of religion existed to even further and deeper extent. There was a deeper connection I was exploring unknowingly which I would have realised almost another 14years later in life. We humans created (I will stress here again, WE humans) a pillar of our strength from some form of human existence that powered others to feed them on his or her beliefs about how life should be run. This obviously did not happen in a day or a year or century – there was constant movement of this belief leading to addition of more and more till eventually this became a Religion for others to follow. Thousands of years over and we are still dominated by the power of our historic beliefs – the strengths that are held in books beyond the feeling of right and wrong. The fights of existence of where I shall belong.
The moment a child is born, parents plan to do the religious ceremonies – to welcome the new one to the plane of physical belonging – the society – the acceptance – the child now is part of what you have believed all your life or what the books or the historic processions ever taught you to do. Would you consider letting this child be born to the right fundamentals of life – love, respect, equal belonging – No ?
In my personal circumstances, For whatever happened around my life in terms of religion was part of my till certain stage of life embedded me into the direction of being myself – to practice my thoughts in real life – break the boundaries of the human understanding beyond the cultural and common beliefs. I don’t have anyone to give the credit to but to the circumstances of life. I have excelled in a particular aspect of life by travelling, seeing and knowing things most do to forget as they grow old.
I have seen the domination of the religions, well it is all around us – Oh, did you see these people in the high streets/ shopping Malls / busy streets telling you to join their religion ?? Yeah, it is another sign of what this world is going to become. To be able to stand and make your own choices is not the most difficult thing but you get sucked before you can open your own mind to see beyond this ever growing mass cult. To be part of the religion is not an issue but to be blinded by the masses is. You follow the cult your religion paves for you for which you are nothing more than a number in the end.
I turned myself into being human in understanding the respect for the life, emotions, egos and harmony – Well, oh yeah – your religion does the same then why does it turns out that this life only means we humans can eat, kill and torture others, so when you eat the meat to celebrate this human life – does that not derogate your thoughts for one second even ? That meat you just had anyways, had a life in it !! Oh No, we are moving away from the topic here. Does your religion not teach you about the respecting emotions – Oh yeah, we are taught to be the leaders – everyone wants to lead, this lead lets you to kill others, hurt others, harm others emotionally – ! Oh No, we moved off the topic again .. Yeah, Ego – the battle is within your brain to not allow yourself to accept and learn but to be the arrogant character from your childhood till you eventually learn to accept one day when it is literally too late !! I see these examples every day, on the road – in the workplace and in the every second person who seems to be smarter in their own way to wag off others. Okay, I have moved off the topic but there is a connection here to understand that Religion binds you to the Disciplinary belonging in life – Nothing more you would do would make you feel more powerful as long as you do it within your limits of Religion.
Now take a deep breath to ponder upon what has been said. We all have points to make and I am sure you will have yours because this is getting between reasoning, realising and freeing yourself.
God is within each of us – just that some never appreciate this existence while others are making you a slave of their Godliness. If you are true to your own-self whether it be your endless desires, your dreams or the bucket lists .. you can achieve it all by yourself – not because GOD did it for you. You will sit singing GOD all your life but OiiiEy GOD is part of the RELIGION that YOU are made to FOLLOW but the real GOD is within YOU.