Blind Faith!

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Blind faith!

Truth too may have different meaning for each one of us, depending on our mind set. Say for an Eskimo or Maori in Australia, the inner search may reveal something totally different, than one living in so called civilized world.
I like one shloka very much

 

श्लोकार्धेन प्रवक्ष्यामि. यदुक्तं ग्रंथकोटिभिः

परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीदनम् ।

 
If in our pursuit of happiness, we are
harmful to somebody, it is wrong. If we
are spreading happiness , it is for good.
 
 THE FAITH IS VERY PRSONAL.

PERSON’S OWN FEELING.

ABOUT THE ONE IF ANY.

AND, PERSON  NAMES THAT AS  THY.

WE DO NOT KNOW THY.

BUT, EACH LIVING BEING HAS NAMED THY.

EACH CULTURE- Faith  CALLS THY WITH THE NAME.

ONE WHO IS SELF REALIZES (SOUL) DOES NOT NAME THY, YET ENJOY THY MENIFESTATION.

LOOK MR. GOYANKAJI AND HIS WORK, KNOWN AS “VIPASYANA” KNOWN IN EAST AND PRACTICE BY BUDDIST.

ADI SHANKARACHARYA AND MANY KNOWN GREAT THINKERS LIVED WITH ADVETYA AND DWETYA VADA.

LET US TRY IN OUR LIFE TO FIND THE TRUTH AND ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

LET US UNDERSTAND SOUL AND SUPRIME SOUL.

LET US UNDERSTAND SPIRIT AND WHERE WE CAN FIND IN US.

This sounds all right from the realm of faith. But when masses adopt simple faith, quitting reasoning, it gives birth to blind faith and forcing of one’s view on others. And blind faith has generated maximum no. of evils and miseries for mankind.  

   e.g. in this one. If somebody says- ‘ Krishna is the only Saviour and He only knows absolute trouth’ ; immediately christians wil say ‘No. Jesus.’ and muslims – “No. Mohommad.’ This is how religious kingdoms get established. Then it degenerates into pure and simple Politics and power game. The rich, the  wealthy, the powerful and the Pundits have exploited the love and faith instincts of ordinary people like you and me.

   The first need for anybody is education, satisfying basic needs and rational thinking. Faith , if founded on these basic paramaters can only be tolearant for other’s thinking.

   Frankly, no religious leader is prepared to say this, as it is counter productive for his/ her vested interests.

   I would love to discuss these issues with you, as much as I like humour and literature. 

When our senses are imperfect, and we are thus prone to illusion, and we make many mistakes, and in a cheating mentality stubbornly claim to be perfect, how can we know anything for certain?  We can’t. Are we destined then to remain in the illusory realm of relativity in which everyone takes their own subjective opinion as the so-called truth? 

There is a way out of this quagmire.  We can understand that Absolute Truth does exist because it is logically impossible to assert the non-existence of Absolute Truth.  So how one who is captured by illusion can realize the Absolute Truth?  He cannot do so on his own power.  But by the power of the Absolute Truth it is possible to realize the Absolute Truth.

In the Bhagavad-gita it is clearly revealed that Krishna is the Absolute Truth:

arjuna uvaca
param brahma param dhama
pavitram paramam bhavan
purusam sasvatam divyam
adi-devam ajam vibhum
ahus tvam rsayah sarve
devarsir naradas tatha
asito devalo vyasah
svayam caiva bravisi me

“Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa confirm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me.”
–Bhagavad-gita 10.12-13


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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