Monday, September 26, 2011, 4:02 AM
Many years ago, as kid, I happen to hears something that has stayed with me. In fact in many ways, it shaped my evolution as more contemperary and complete human then many of my generation.
It was a discourse by one of the most influential spiritual teacher of India, Shri Pandurang Shashtri Athavale. I can't remember most of that discourse. However, what I remember is profound. He may not have come up with explanation, maybe he did. However, the definition he gave in that discourse has shaped my life.
GOD = Generator, Operator, Destroyer.
Symbolic it may seem but I could immediately relate that to the great Hindu belief of Trimurti. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva(Mahesh). As believed by most Hindus, Brahma is the father, the creator. Vishnu the Son, the operator and Shiva, the holy spirit, the destroyer. Each of the prime three deities were worshiped, together as one.
Through formal education, the very principles of energy were explained to us. Energy is something that cannot be created, nor destroyed. It just changes the form. Thus further more intriguing me in religion, as form of explaining complex science in more exiomatic form. Unfortunately, as with most of the religions, the sceintific aspect as such was lost and what remained was ritualism.
This ritualism led me on a bizzarre journey, till date, to discover, if possible, an acceptable understanding of human life through the confinements of religion, soceity, belief and many a times ignorance.
I hope and wish to share some of my personal views and journey here with like minded people. Please, spare me from fundamental, archtypical belief systems. As I no longer subscribe to any particular structured religion nor my understanding of GOD is in confined to any scriptures.
Most of what I believe and share with others is based purely on my own experience, exploration, thinking and reasoning. You are welcome to share the journey and joy.