You create your own gods!
For the ancient man, who lived in the forests, nature was the god. Nature was probably the only parameter out of control- the only parameter which could behave at its whim and destroy everything.
We no more have epidemics coming and turning towns into heaven of dead. As this external scenario has changed, so has changed our definition of the god. God is no more the one who manages huge fires spreading in the forests or the one who can walk on furious rivers or the one who can control lightening.
Today, god is more like someone who is loving, taking care of total wellbeing- this includes the one who gives job to one who arranges marriages.
If you give it a thought, your definition or your concept of god tells your immediate and most urgent problem. It tells what makes you worry the most. Those who do not get enough love in their lives, for them, god might be the ultimate lover. For those, who cannot tolerate and are afraid of the insecurity in the life, god is the ultimate protector. For the one who believes in science and still is afraid of uncertainties, god is like some universal force which guides and protects.
Our definition of god is a manifestation of our inner psyche. What do you think of god? Does it have anything to do with your immediate psychological problem? A question worth thinking. Another interesting question- If there is no uncertainty in your will life, will you have a minute to think about god?
The entire search for god is nothing but the search for security. I am not at all making a comment on whether god exists or not. The simple point which I am making is, our search for god is not genuine, it is out of our fragmented minds.
I doubt if such a mind, the one which is shaped by its own fear, can discover god. For all of us, talking and discussing about god makes no sense since only a mind free from all the fears has the clarity and sharpness to tackle this question!
I think all of us should stop searching for god and start working on ourselves instead…
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