Oh God, Please help me

I am not quite sure, if I believe in God. Yes, I do pray, go to worship places. Does it all mean that I am a devotee of God?

So far, I didn’t dare to question the existence of God.

Maybe I was confused. If I say something against God, will it cause any trouble in my life? These thoughts haunted me, maybe or may not be .. I am not quite sure.

But it seems, one thing is pretty clear to my confused mind now, i.e. If God is there really, he will never cause any harm to me only because of my question upon him.  If he did, then no more evidence required to prove his absence.

If your prayers came fruitful, why can’t it be just some coincidences?

Earlier my mind was unwilling to shoot like this. But now I am quite sure that he can only help me to prove his existence and won’t do any harm on me, if he is the real Hero.

Why he resides only in worship places, why do we need to struggle to meet him, may be even after a long queue?

Does he need to be satisfied with all these pujas and prayers to open his eyes..?

Does God really want you to go to these worship places to meet him?

Oh God, please help me to have an answer.. Yes, I am also calling him..

I am neither an atheist, nor a blind lover of science.

I feel like, “

God is a state of mind, soothing oneself.

Step back from the people who are trying to market this state of mind, selling Gods.

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One thought on “Oh God, Please help me

  1. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    October 11, 2016 at 9:18am

    Like in oh my god movie, the actor says “we are God fearing people, not God loving people”. Since childhood we were told God exists everywhere, isn’t it aks. The reason behind going to temple is that the Sanctum is supposed to have a high concentration of magnetic field, which is good. That is why they say it’s good to visit temples. As long we know that there is someone who created us as well as all living beings, and we respect him for that, I don’t think praying or not praying everyday matters. Praying just gives us peace of mind and strength to go ahead in life 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 10:03am

      true.. praying is just for our mind, for the easiness of mind.. and while being in that ambiance of temple or church we get that soothingness.
      and i do visit temple, sometimes open my listed items, sometimes stand still asking myself what to pray..

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      • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

        October 11, 2016 at 10:44am

        Same here. Even I wonder what to pray, I end up saying just keep everyone happy and thank you for giving me this life. I see people praying, rather asking God to give them good health wealth etc. Asking Him to give us strength to go through any hardship sounds like a better prayer than asking Him to give us things 🙂

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          Akhila

          October 11, 2016 at 11:01am

          yaa..exactly, “give me strength to help the dependents.”..i too feel comfortable while praying like that.. may be as I mentioned in my post, “it is a state mind soothing one”

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    • Varsh

      October 11, 2016 at 11:22am

      Totally. Temples aren’t created at random places. The ringing of bells…the clapping of hands….the essence…all have some sort of scientific purpose behind them.
      I’m neither atheist nor agnostic…I like to visit temples and pray to God, but not as a compulsion or because I’m meant to. The feeling should come from within…and if it does…then whether its bowing down to the temple inside you…your home..your city or anywhere in the world…it doesn’t matter.

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  2. Fab Writings

    October 11, 2016 at 9:27am

    God to me is someone who gives us hope in the darkest of times…
    If doesn’t matter if God is a force or something else, the hope that he/she gives to the people for the good days fuels up the person’s determination to work hard.
    And one thing which I really like whenever such questions appear:
    “Don’t believe in anything you’ve heard, don’t believe in anything you’ve seen, don’t believe in anything even I have said it, don’t believe in it unless it matches with your instincts and beliefs.” – Gautam Buddha.

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 9:58am

      ya.. I do go with Buddha’s words…i do believe in a positive vibe, may be that’s god in your words.

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 10:08am

    ya…wish you too happy Dussehra and happy Vijayadashmi..
    In fact when i scheduled this post for today, i didnt think about it..
    and now i am back from temple after book pooja and replying to you.:)

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    • Fab Writings

      October 11, 2016 at 10:47am

      🙂 Btw, would you like to read my latest post? (Blue Watery eyes)

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 10:11am

    ha ha.. really happy as someone is there with that fear..but now i m not god fearing..had some insights ;).. hope you too, will have it soon as we are thinking alike..and do let me know once it happens

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    • mywords331

      October 11, 2016 at 10:16am

      Actually you are a grown up and mature writer.
      I too have my own insights and thoughts on God but you see the world,there are many people who just create controversies on some useless things.
      Though everyone has freedom to express one’s thoughts but the same freedom is restricted by this fear of creating issues.
      So I think it’s better to listen on such grave issues.Atleast until I’m able to express my things properly.

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        Akhila

        October 11, 2016 at 10:30am

        ya, i can understand what you are trying to convey Neha..i also had undergone this phase, so i can much relate it to..I am not explaining much as i am quite sure you will realize these controversies at a point of time in your life.. till then let us continue the same path

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 10:54am

    thanks Prashant.. Really feel comfortable when there are people like you around me..agree with you fully that it is not worth to spend money in worship places, instead make it avail to the needed poor people…i doubt people are becoming so blind that they lost their ability to understand the business happening behind all these

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  6. Varsh

    October 11, 2016 at 11:26am

    Same here. It is better to helo someone in need or feed someone hungry than paying money for expensive flower baskets that get thrown or rotated.
    I’ve found chanting sholkas or Hanuman Chalisa very relaxing when I was rattled about something, and I’m not the one who HAS to visit temples.

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    • prashantt

      October 11, 2016 at 11:41am

      Thats great atleast i am not the only one who’s doing unusual stuff and like i mentioned to Akhila its better to do what your heart feels right without letting gyaan to society as its a sensitive matter of faith & belief.I initiate doing this when i saw one of my friend and hope someone else will do this looking onto me whereas i like to visit temples the enchanting bells everything is mesmerising just not like to distribute unnecessary things to someone who doesn’t need it.

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 3:27pm

      yes, varsh may be that’s the reason we go to worship places, to get that soothing ambiance..

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  7. Varsh

    October 11, 2016 at 11:27am

    Good post Akhila. Wish you a Happy Dasera. ☺

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  8. Bikramjit

    October 11, 2016 at 11:40am

    God I think he is more of man made.. just to keep us fearing.

    In another 100 to 200 years more gods will be added.. as myth takes over.. Otherwise tell me why so much bloodshed on the world.. and why innocent people are dieing everyday. .

    Temples and other holy places were built for a reason.. If we look at old ones they were simple.. nowadays even the buildings have to be gold plated.. still a poor person is hungry in front of a temple.. which god wants that. .

    We need the man in the mirror to do something..

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 3:23pm

      exactly.. i too feel “god is manmade”.. i feel pity on the human beings including myself, for being trapped in that business. Didn’t had an eye to see the underlying facts. Either we are afraid or we are reluctant to change the traditional mindset..

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  9. Josh

    October 11, 2016 at 1:26pm

    You are god, am god, we all are god ! 🙂

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      • Josh

        October 11, 2016 at 4:09pm

        and we have to help ourselves and help each other.. 🙂

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  10. Opher

    October 11, 2016 at 1:42pm

    If there is any universal mystical force in the universe you can guarantee that it is not any god that any religion would recognise, nor any force who responds personally to anyone, nor an arbiter of morality – it might be more akin to atomic energy. Religion does so much harm peddling its man-made indoctrinations. Religion is power. There is no need to go to religious places, your nearest park is as full of any god as your church, temple or synagogue.

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 3:13pm

      ya.. it might be the electro magnetic energy or any kind of nuclear energy. we can never see it, only we can feel it..or people pretend to experience the existence of god. i doubt cant it be some coincidences..

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 2:55pm

    ya.. he is residing in one’s own mind…many a time, we miss to read it..or as Prashant told, we go to temple to satisfy our parents..

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 2:58pm

    we all mimic in a way or other..either we just continue with same prayers as did yesterday too, or demand something new…. It’s a trap actually.. and will take time for one to escape from that..

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 3:26pm

    ya, i know, if i start a discussion on this with my parents or relatives, definitely, i will be kicked out..;)

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  16. Prajakta

    October 11, 2016 at 3:34pm

    I think that often faith and belief in God is clouded by fear of God

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  17. crystalamay

    October 11, 2016 at 4:00pm

    I don’t believe In God,I need to do everything myself,I dnt let god do anything:)

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  18. lizalizaskysaregrey

    October 11, 2016 at 4:16pm

    Fantastic post and question. I think there is something higher and greater than us but don’t think that any religions I have looked at have got a real grasp on what it is yet. I pray too, I’m not sure who to, maybe the universe will do at the moment.

    I collect the bits I like from different religions and leave what doesn’t sit well with me. I’m eclectic in my belief and until I find something that screams out to me, that is how I will stay. Very thought provoking post, thank you 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 11:56am

      thanks Liza for expressing your mind..you are right, religions are not trying to help you, but many are into a kind of business type..i donno if someone will be offended if i tell like this.. still i have to..the earlier we escape from those marketing hands, the sooner we will realise the ultimate truth.

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      • lizalizaskysaregrey

        October 12, 2016 at 1:00pm

        I think the best thing to do first is find our own truth, that’s the most important thing for any one of us 🙂

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          Akhila

          October 12, 2016 at 4:39pm

          true.. self realization and listening one’s own heart

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  19. vishal4u

    October 11, 2016 at 4:34pm

    I will also not firmly say that yes God exist and he is the one who created us all, but I can surely say the surreal feeling that arises in our heart when we pray is something unquestionable and we human believe the energy which soothes us, helps us and caresses us whenever we pray.
    So if we pray and feel blessed then surely we are made to do that, just as we human are meant to love each other.

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 11:48am

      thanks vishal for your thoughtful words…who can answer what was there int he universe, before the the bingbang..? will there be another bigbang…? some of the questions asked by theists..wondering me why they think it to be god behind all these mysteries..i donno..puzzled a lot

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      • vishal4u

        October 12, 2016 at 11:56am

        I think we are blessed.with a human life to unsolve the puzzle.

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  20. sasheverythingforyou

    October 11, 2016 at 4:52pm

    I have full trust in God although I don’t come from a religious family. I pray at home itself every day for one minute, you don’t have to go to temples etc to show that you are actually praying, just remembering god and be grateful to the abode is enough. Every time that I found myself in a difficult and painful situation, I always go to churches or temples to just sit there pray and reflect and I always leave the place more relaxed and in peace with myself. I find in God someone with whom I can share my grief. Yes, I believe God exists.

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 11:27am

      if you believe in god, that is your power. and there is no doubt that the power will help you overcome any crisis…and i do pray, go to temples, yes, i too feel relaxed after my bhajan..but may be i am trying to find my inner self itself, and not thing outside me..

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      • sasheverythingforyou

        October 12, 2016 at 1:48pm

        Totally. I get you, trying to find your inner self and make peace with yourself. I’ve gone through a tough time with this. Don’t give up and be strong 🙂

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          Akhila

          October 12, 2016 at 4:38pm

          is it.. how did you manage to win over your tough time..i know it will be different from mine.. but just curious to know

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  21. vibesofacalcuttan

    October 11, 2016 at 5:00pm

    I like your question and rationality about this very much 🙂 This is what I believe…..

    If God teaches us what comes to human beings the most natural way, then yeah there is a God. If there is a God, He/She is neutral, neither for nor against our side. It’s the vibrations through our very existence in the universe that I believe is God, the One who sustains our state of being and energy. What we do with our God depends solely on us. We can either yield the Energy for living a better life, or to make others blind followers and building a business on it, or make non-believers suffer for their ignorance. Ultimately, it’s all on us 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 11, 2016 at 5:24pm

      Thumbs up on your views. I do believe in a positive vibe, or in that way my mind is tuned… If that’s god, yes i do agree. And i wish to believe that there are nany more mysteries left unexplored..

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      • vibesofacalcuttan

        October 11, 2016 at 5:27pm

        Without mystery left, there won’t be any advancement, there won’t be any room to improve 🙂 So don’t worry, your wish is just fine! 😀 I believe in a God that makes me, me. That God who has shaped and given me the wonderful world I live in, with many amazing people. What more can I ask? 🙂

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    Akhila

    October 11, 2016 at 5:27pm

    Haha…ya,that was the reason that i hesitated to post this before. But now i feel more comfortable, if there is god, he can never be offended on my question

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  23. We come from dreams ~

    October 11, 2016 at 8:42pm

    In the Chandogya Upanishad it is written, “The rivers flow east and the rivers flow west, and all into the infinite sea. Tat tvam asi (thou art that), beloved son!” Many centuries later, the Ajivikas, a group which was still flourishing in the 14th century CE in what is now the Tamil-speaking area of Southern India, taught that there were no gods and that all was pre-determined. Although this latter was overly-fatalistic by contemporary standards, it did away with the lying thievery of the Brahmanas. Today, what you are expressing is called “pan-psychism, that all things are sentient and/or “ensouled,” which is what we three hold.

    Roy, Sara Jane, Ceannt

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 11:02am

      pan-psychism.. a new term for me…are you really interested in these upanishads and all, read them..?

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      • We come from dreams ~

        October 12, 2016 at 2:49pm

        I’m 68 and I began reading the sacred books of the world when I was about 14. Before that, it was the Christian’s Bible. Over the years I went through much of the Vedic and post-Vedic literature, as well as a good number of works pertaining to Buddhism and Jaina. There is much that appeals to me in “Indian Sacred Literature” (to be inclusive), but several of the things I go back to are the Upanishads and the “Moksha Dharma” section of the Mahabharatta. To me, they echo strong pan-psychist ideas, and are definitely dualist, especially the Samkhya ideas within the Moksha Dharma.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panpsychism

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samkhya

        the Moksha Dharma is mentioned in the second Wiki

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          Akhila

          October 12, 2016 at 3:54pm

          thanks a lot for sharing the links..i will cehck it out..

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  24. writeshefali

    October 11, 2016 at 9:55pm

    Don’t know if GOD exist, choose to believe the divine does, it keeps my hope intact there is someone looking after us as adults n all happens because d divine has a plan… As you said a mind trick indeed!

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 10:54am

      hmm.. i feel, it is something making us disciplined , controlling our deeds..

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      • writeshefali

        October 12, 2016 at 2:23pm

        Yup, it’s just a internal monologue which we all have with ourself…
        So some who have gone through or seen extreme pain in life refuse to believe n those who have seen good n bad, balance it off as reward, punishment, lesson etc etc…

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  25. preeti

    October 11, 2016 at 10:43pm

    Akhila I don’t believe in God,but this is my first statement

    I believe in God
    Second statement

    I never pray for anything in front of God but I always take part with my family in different pujas even I organise all things for worship of God…

    This is the tradition in all Indian family….

    But I don’t believe God ever help you or solve your problem but whenever everything wrong happens in life by chanting the name of God we feel that there is someone who take care of us actually this someone is our inner power ..
    Which came when we take name of God but actually God is in your soul,

    You are the one who help and solve your own problem…I don’t think any God exists who can solve your problem granted…
    God is a power not a person
    He is a creature…. that’s all..

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 10:10am

      well, we are going to worship places, doing all those poojas, spending money and all. and interestingly many a times we are doing it just to satisfy our loved ones. we dont want to break the rules of rituals and so blindly go with that and even teach the next generation in the same way, making them fearful of god…what i feel now is, should never force our next generation to follow us.. let them decide their path

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      • preeti

        October 15, 2016 at 3:31pm

        Yes, Akhila you are right and I agree with you but I thought this is our responsibility to teach our children about the rituals.
        Because every religion has different rules,rituals…here I don’t want to comment on religion conflict but just rituals which came from our old generation…
        I also don’t say follow it blindly,
        As I know more about Hindu religion…

        Where we read ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Geeta’

        According to me,i don’t think I have too much knowledge about religion even my religion.But here,i thought ‘Ramayana’ is a story where ravan defend by Ram and at end “Shri Ram” wins.There is a moral
        Burai pr scchai ki jeet”

        “On wrong right wins”
        So,it is a fact
        Whenever we teach our children something it’s important to explain FACTS …not just blindly…

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          Akhila

          October 15, 2016 at 6:56pm

          ya….we need to have an eye to watch the morals of every religion and teach the best of it to the next generation.

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  26. Shalini Sharrma

    October 11, 2016 at 11:57pm

    I believe that there’s an energy inside all of us that actually guides us and is making us live, that energy really don’t need a label – it could be anything. And as far as my experience in life is everything that’s happening is all due to past karmas that affect our today, so its better we focus on that energy to avoid confusion.

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 9:55am

      true shalz..how knows whether there is a science behind this energy..may be a kind of electromagnetic energy.

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      • Shalini Sharrma

        October 14, 2016 at 12:20pm

        Possible but since most of the mysteries of life occur first, then proved later so, i believe science is actually complimenting the faith/ energy mechanism. Lately, i read Angels and demons by Dan Brown and they have described a sort of anti matter and essence that’s all in us and that’s awesome.

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  27. davekingsbury

    October 12, 2016 at 2:07am

    I wouldn’t want to believe in a deity who would punish me for not believing in his or her existence. My freedom is too important to me. Does that sound arrogant?

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    Akhila

    October 12, 2016 at 10:01am

    hmm..that vision is much important, too watch God in every smile, every butterflies..etc… and yes, those little pleasures are my happiness, making me energised..

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    Akhila

    October 12, 2016 at 11:11am

    thanks for your words..true that nothing can help us to understand the god, other that our own faith/belief..

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 11:51am

      hmm..daivathine vilichu nammalokke tuned ayille…iniyum angine thanne vilikkum eppozhum….

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      • myheartbeats4ublog

        October 12, 2016 at 11:58am

        hmmm…but on a serious note, your questions are very much relevant! the ‘perception’ of god or a supreme power often provides one the much needed peace of mind. and of course, the views on existence of god and his/her manifestations differ from individual to individual, depending upon a variety of factors ranging from upbringing to geo-political environment! to put in simple words, ‘god’ is a state of mind, and how one’s mind wants to see/believe god is purely up to him/her! lal salaam, comrade (ma’am) akhila

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          Akhila

          October 12, 2016 at 12:08pm

          and let that state of mind be in one’s own control as there are many business eyes around us

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          • myheartbeats4ublog

            October 12, 2016 at 12:13pm

            hahaha ‘business eyes’ around us! so true. but then, no ‘mind’ can go out of control unless, deep inside the ‘heart’ of that mind, it wants to be controlled/does not mind being controlled. that much inherent strength it has….alle

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            Akhila

            October 12, 2016 at 12:20pm

            oh..ithoru mahathvachanam thanne anallo …;)
            kaliyakkiyathennu parayalle..satyamayum paranjatha

          • myheartbeats4ublog

            October 12, 2016 at 12:36pm

            njaan ingane mahavachanam saadharana ezhutharillennariyaamall ma’am-inu? pakshe shariyalle? now, god help me!!

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            Akhila

            October 12, 2016 at 4:40pm

            hmm.. nammal pinneyum pinneyum god ne thanne vilichokondeyirikkum..

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    Akhila

    October 12, 2016 at 11:50am

    true, never we can tell our kids to struggle if they wants our blessings..if we are the children of God, never he too will ask us to struggle to meet him..

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    • boundlessblessingsblog

      October 12, 2016 at 12:17pm

      Yes dear Akhila so true. We are all his and you know the fun of it that he loves us more than we do cause we are all so caught up in our world. So be happy always and leave all to him. Thanks.

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  31. theonlysup

    October 12, 2016 at 3:51pm

    I’m u already got 104 response. Well actually essence of rituals , poojas are misinterpreted .by most of the people. I believe belief is good but not blind believes..

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      Akhila

      October 12, 2016 at 4:12pm

      well, if the belief is enriching your mind, there is no harm in that..isnt it

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      • theonlysup

        October 12, 2016 at 4:15pm

        Correct . like going to temple where earth’s magnetic force is good u feel the positive vibe , the teertha or holy water they give when contains tulsi has medicinal values , the aroma of flowers and incense sticks would delight ur mind . and the gentle hymn of prayers too. But that should not be followed like a blind belief .. And believe only if we offer something u get something by god n all

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          Akhila

          October 12, 2016 at 4:28pm

          exactly, infact many a times i felt that it is that ambiance attracting our mind..

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  32. Nam H Nguyen

    October 13, 2016 at 6:17pm

    Of course belief is a state of mind, just as atheism is also a state of mind.
    When it comes to faith, the most important thing – by nature is to believe. There are, of course, many reasons to believe, and arguments not to believe.

    But when you think about it – there are a lot of ridiculous things you believe in that are only true because you believe in them.
    For example:
    Belief in fellow man
    Belief in law and order
    Belief in equality

    All these things fall flat when you stop believing in them. Imagine a world where no one believed in those things – then, none of it would hold true because nobody would be able to trust another.
    It just goes to show that collective beliefs can shape society for the better.
    The same applies to religion.

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      Akhila

      October 13, 2016 at 9:05pm

      Hmm..everything depends on the way we take things. If you wanna do, go ahead..or simply skip that..and once decided, should not be regretting upon the same…religion, faith everything comes under this..thanks for your thoughtful words

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      • We come from dreams ~

        October 14, 2016 at 1:01am

        Belief in God or Gods / Goddesses may have given us civilization, but is this anything more than the worst evil ever? Civilization means warfare, disease, poverty and leaves 99% of the people of the world at the mercy of the 1% who are rich and who control governments and religions worldwide. Civilization needs to end. One of the oldest lies ever told is that we are naturally cruel, vicious and predatory. This is utter nonsense. We are better than that and MUCH better than ANY “god” ever concocted by ANY religion. We are divine, we ourselves. Have you never known this? It is the one great gift which we humans possess. Do not be deceived by the lies of the priests and “true believers.”

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          Akhila

          October 14, 2016 at 10:27am

          i can feel the frustration in your words, frustrated by the monopoly of a law “survival of the fittest”…

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          • We come from dreams ~

            October 15, 2016 at 6:06am

            Personally, we’re not frustrated, although I find myself wishing sometimes that anyone who hears “tat tvam asi” or “thou art that” in whatever language you might imagine would let the words illumine their hearts. I guess it’s the difference between hearing and listening. Still……it is the heart itself, my heart, your heart, everyone’s hearts that can waken into an awareness of All That Is. “Pranam,” the old Hindi blessing that means “peace.” I’d be happy to learn the Malayalam equivalent.

            Roy

          • We come from dreams ~

            October 15, 2016 at 6:07am

            Meant to add, that if you notice, it’s not always the fittest which / who survive. Intelligence and cunning play their part! 😛

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            Akhila

            October 15, 2016 at 10:08am

            do you think that cunningness can survive ever..

          • We come from dreams ~

            October 15, 2016 at 11:40am

            ANY politician who ever lived got there by cunning. Will it survive? As long as we the people look to “leaders” instead of ourselves for answers to social problems.

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  33. Manu Michael sdb

    October 15, 2016 at 5:28am

    Akhila…some how I cannot agree with you…to say God is just a state of mind…

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      Akhila

      October 15, 2016 at 7:27pm

      glad with your comment manu .infact while i posted this, i expected many such answers as you did. ..but many were of the other kind…

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    Akhila

    November 9, 2016 at 8:03pm

    Thanks for the suggestion..added to my list

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