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Everyone writes. From the ink of their thoughts, by the pen of their mind on the page of their face. Everyone writes.I love to write. It is a passion; a compulsion; something that gives me an avenue to express myself. I write when I am happy; when I am sad or when an issue touches my heart. I find inspiration to write in every aspect of life.
This blog is dedicated to anything and everything that fills my thoughts and occupies cranial space

Friday, March 29, 2013

Crisis Of faith

The definition of God to most people is: An all knowing, all powerful, all good, perfect being. If this is all true, why does God allows evil and suffering to exist?

I've heard the "Mans Free Will" the "Obstacle Course" and the “Karma Theory” theories and briefly explained what they are and you'll see that neither hold much water. Does anyone have any other theories?


One explanation I've heard is "God gave man free will". The problem with that is not all of the suffering in the world comes from the exercise of human will. Disease, natural disasters, accidents, genetic deformities. These things all cause pain and suffering, and no human being had any role in creating them. So why does God (all knowing, powerful and good), allow these things to happen?


The second explanation I've been given as to why God inflicts and allows evil and suffering is that God is testing us. Testing us to improve our moral character, the evil and suffering are part of an obstacle course we need to overcome. Here is a quick real life example of the "obstacle course" theory.

A man attacks a two year old girl with a baseball bat, causing the girl horrific pain and maiming her for life. When asked why he attacked the child he said "I wanted to test the parents, so the can grow and improve their moral character".

What's your opinion of this man and his actions? Is the parents character improvement make the girls suffering acceptable? Is he a good or evil man?

2> God allows an innocent two year old girl to contract a horrible and painful disease, for the purpose of testing her parents. To give them an obstacle to overcome.

Now ask yourself those three questions again.a two year old girl to contract a horrible and painful disease, for the purpose of testing her parents. To give them an obstacle to overcome.
Now ask yourself those three questions again.
Men should continue to do their duties without thinking about the fruits of it. Modern men like you and me will immediately ask the question then, "it is the desire to achieve a goal that makes us persue our duty. If the aim itself is lost, why will anyone even persue his duty?" Logical, and why us? Even Arjun had the same thoughts as these when Lord Krishna advised him about this.
Man is selfish. And why not. It is the inherent characteristic of every mortal in this world. So a man by virtue of his unique identity in this world must be selfish. Selfishness is born out of the survival instinct that every mortal in this world is born with. It is further born out of man's constant desire of satisfying his senses.
Does anyone have any theories or explanations on why an all knowing, all powerful, all good God, allows evil and suffering to happen?

I mean I'm asking you why the God WE believe in, love and devote our life to seems to be indifferent to the suffering OF the children he created. That he apparently loves so much. If we believe surely we ask ourselves these things. Disappointed in the effort.
And just to clear it up I am asking all this because I am having a crisis of faith due to some things going around me from the last few months

Sunday, March 10, 2013

You Are Blessed

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”–Eric Hoffer
I count myself to be very blessed!  I am just so very thankful for what I have, and it isn't really all that much if you were to measure it in wealth or in possessions.  It would be near impossible to describe to you the joy that I feel to have a wonderful family.
Recently time has been a bit tight for me to fit in all that I would think necessary to do and so I have felt a bit troubled and despondent of the fact that I have not had the time to do all that I deem necessary. This evening I stopped and was thinking about this and I came to the conclusion that it is a huge waste of energy to get all down about such a trivial thing and I started to count my blessings!
For one I have a great family, another is that I have amazing friends who have always been there for me.  And then I have you!  Yes, you who have taken the time to stop by and read this post.  You have no idea how much you mean to me and anyone else that you may have blessed by visiting them even for just a moment!  You mean so much to so very many people who you have no idea at all how important you are.  Yes you, so stop looking around trying to figure out who you’s you!
I am blessed because of you!  So allow me to express my appreciation to you for just being you! Thank you!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Let’s accept IT

    A new day comes in,
    Be it sunny or rainy
    We take it as it is,
    Without asking WHY

    We move from place to place,
    Make new friends,
    Lose the old ones
    Take on new responsibilities,
    Tasks and ROLES

    We go to college from school
    Learn the new realities
    Either we can remorse
    Or take them as a LESSON

    We often feel bold,
    Once we have done it all,
    Yet still scared of STARTING

    We smile, laugh, and often cry,
    We sing, jump, dance
    And sometimes SCREAM

    We eat, drink,
    sleep and wake up
    Ready to celebrate another DAY

    We feel lonely,
    we fall in love,
    We feel smart,
    we fall in TRAPS

    This is our life,
    Change is part of it.
    Let’s accept IT.

Friday, March 01, 2013

A Walk to Remember

I take my wallet
I pick up my soul
I wear my walking shoes
I decide to take a stroll
I walk ahead
And take the right turn
I walk on da dirty streets
The big bungalows make me burn
With envy and greed
To want more and more
As if I could own an ocean
And never return to the shore
I take the next turn
I see the busy market
Vendors in the mood
To sell out all the packets
I see the kids playing
Riding their favourite bikes
And housewives dressed to impress
But talking about price hikes
I smile and walk some more
Locate some places of worship
Wonder if I should pay my respects
Or make a quick exit.
I walk some more
And hear some wedding bells
Turn the other way round
To avoid an encounter with hell.
I see the sun setting down
Behind the biggest hill
I wish I could walk some more
Or better, never to go against my will
To walk away from this world
To run away while I can
Before they turn to me
To change me from who I am!