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Sunday, April 5, 2009

In the shelter of The Divine


...and life moves on...

Today I visited the Adyapith and Dakshineswar temples on the bank of the river Ganges and immersed myself into spirituality. It is amazing how at these times of war, hatred and cruelty, simple principles are still upheld there. Sample these:

  • No religion is greater than humanity.
  • Every religion be it Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism etc are basically ways to get close to The Divine.
  • No religion is small. Each has its own specialities. Each is great in individual ways. Tolerance for everyone is the order of the day.
  • Love is the choicest blessing in the world. Once you know to love mankind, once you learn to see Him in all forms of life, there is no way you can hate anyone.
I am lost for words describing the significance of each of these points... so true. Why do we fight in the name of petty things? Why?

Image: The Dakshineswar Temple, Kolkata, India

4 comments:

vimmuuu said...

Power, money and fame are the answers for your final question !

Chiranjib said...

@vimmuuu

ya... partly true...
there are more...

oorjas said...

calling them petty things... explains it all..

temples do make us feel peaceful inside..

humanity is above all religion. absolutely.

Chiranjib said...

@oorjas

yes... true...