May 17, 2011

PERCEPTIONS..!!!


“People only see what they are prepared to see”

I think it holds good about beliefs as well. “People only believe what they want to believe”

Today I had an interesting conversation with my mom and neighbours. Mom and the neighbouring aunties meet every evening and talk about anything and everything in the world. They gossip every day…I never understaood how could they.

Today, I had a very boring day. So in the evening, as the book I was reading also was over, I joined the group to refresh myself. Soon, the topic somehow diverted to Religion and God…my favorite topic to debate about. Finally it ended on a serious note as they never intended to think of my logic. They just beilve what they believe is right. If someone contradicts it with a rational logic, they get on to their nerves..!!!

These are my beliefs:

1. I strongly believe that Raavan is far better than Lord Ram. Raavan when he got Sita, he told her wife. He never even touched Sita. He respected her to be another man’s wife. But Lord Ram abandoned his own wife just listening to a Dobhi’s words.

2. Lord Ram leaves Sita in the forest to catch the Golden deer. But he never caught it. He let his arrow kill the deer. If he really is such a gentleman, he should not have killed it in the first place.

3. Lord Ram needed the help pf Vibhishana, the brother of Raavana, to kill him. Vibhishana told Ram the family secret about the weak point of Ravana so that he can be killed. Without his help, Ram was just fighting, not winning.

4. In the great war of Kurukshetra, Arjuna killed Karna when he was trying to get his suck cart out. But still, people love Arjuna and not Karna who was following a path of righteousness.

5. Abhimanyu knew the way to get into the Padmavyuha but not the way out. How can be a hero if he cant come out on his own?

6. In South India, Diwali is celebrated on the account of the death of a demon named Narakasura who was killed by Satyabhama(wife of Lord Krishna). But the same Diwali in North India is celebrated as Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya. How can a festival have two stories??

These are some points that I believe and to me they sound logical. But in a country like India, where beliefs are given more importance, when you question a story about God, you are humiliated, scolded and what not and the end of they, they just say “elders said”.

Even now, as I write this post, I don’t understand how can people just blindly believe about anything but I just feel that “people don’t want to think at all…as they feel that it may hurt what they for years.”

Anyways..nothing is going to change..!!

P.S.: everything written in this post is completely what i think...if it hurts any of your personal feelings...am sorry...i never intended to do so...hope you understand..!!


3 comments:

atlasshrugged said...

Absolutely love this post

I like 2 points very much. One about Karna, i believe he is the most talented warrior and he was killed by Arjuna in a way that is not accepted in wars. But, as we know Shri krishna made it happened and told Arjuna to cheat. KArna was the first child and thus the king of the Hastinapur.

Other one is about Ravan. He is the most learned scholar in then but he is egoistic. And i believe when somebody is such talented, then he will have ego and that is pretty acceptable.

This post is quite informative. Keep up the good work.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

In fantasies, like in life, someone writes the stories, that no one living has witnessed, and the strong beliefs of those who believe the stories, be it about gods, warriors, or whatever, sometimes are impregnated within the "blank" minds of children to be passed on like the family jewels.

When a child wakes up and start asking questions, or change their beliefs to what they have experienced or based on their observation, indeed the elders will balk .. because they loses their "god-like" hold over the child.

Still, to believe in something is better than believing in nothing, at least that is what my elders use to say to me. I respect my elders, still, I see things from my point of view, based strictly own what works versus what is.

Amias (ljm and liquidplastic) said...

own = on.
Sorry about that.