The universe and fire are the two unseen and unpreached gods that have existed. In a blog that I read somewhere, it mentioned the story of a man who, after his death, visits heaven. Shortly after he arrives, he is all excited to find the truth. But in return, he found no one to be there. After much waiting and running around, he meets another soul, only to find that today is God’s birthday and everyone is going to the ceremony. He was all excited after all — what a day to die! After reaching the venue, he was all set up to meet God and ask him questions and reveal secrets of life that had been kept hidden from the human mind. When he reached the venue, the proceedings had already started. He saw all the apostles of gods from all religions walking in with so many followers and drums roaring around behind them. His excitement reached another height, all to be Crushed by the last passer, who wore simple clothes and was followed by a few donkeys. Astonished to see the parade’s last apostle of God, with great curiosity, he asked his friend, Who is this person who is walking? Has he lost his way? Probably the idea to crash parties existed in heaven too, after all, they were once humans. He smiled and said, No, he is the real creator, or God. ‘What nonsense !’ How is that even possible? He looks nothing like God. His apostles have more followers than him. How can’t I be the creator?
His new friend went close to him and uttered, “This is the secret that you learn when you leave the body. No one has actually ever known what God is like. People follow the one that has a lot of followers and is charming, but the truth is always simple.”
I agree with Om Swami’s story completely. Over the years, we have created all sorts of gods to suit our deeds. Faith should never be questioned, but can it be reasoned with?
In my small adventure to the hills where I wanted to give rest to my fugitive mind, I discovered that nature had followed its own path and rules regardless of the change created by humans. It brings change, but it’s just an action-reaction effect. If we talk scientifically, reasoning every word, then the universe and nature are the two unprecedented gods. Both have no form; both work unnoticed and are omnipresent. The universe is the formless God, and the nature is its consciousness.
My study was more intrigued when I came across the study of natural selection, through which nature shaped apes into humans. As life travelled from water to land, formless energies mutated to shape different species. When you die, everything settles on the earth itself. I am not challenging anyone’s faith or religion, but I want to leave you with a question of doubt. Why do we find peace when we are around nature? Astrologers use their science to predict events in a person’s life, but a natural calamity comes as a surprise, as does life. Once, I remember meeting my uncle, Dr.Jagdeep Singh, who works tirelessly in a charitable hospital doing eye surgeries. He narrated incidents from his practice where he had seen science fail in front of his eyes. Out of my curiosity, I asked him, Could it be possible that certain rules in science are wrong? No, he said. Rules have been made after a lot of study and experiments on many subjects, but yes, they can differ at times. His faith in God and his patients belief in him have changed the destiny of many.