chega de saudade

28 Aug

How many people go into depression? It seems like a really big cultural phenomenon. People making their lives into portholes of problems, and their every day course seems to be primarily handling or managing them. There is obviously something that is going wrong in the face of how people are living. The more open I get, the further back I feel I’m leaving people who need to feel at least half of what I feel.

For example, when I look at religion (which is a whole subject by itself) I am tempted to jump into the local bus, saying religion is bull, and we must stop differentiating among each other. Here is where people make mistakes. you can’t discount religion. It is apparently a practiced law that if more than six people are doing the same thing, no matter how ridiculous, it stops being a phenomenon and has to be accepted as a cult at the least. Religion and rituals have been passed down, and they define a culture. A society. It’s like a family. You feel responsible and protective of your family, and don’t include other people into it do you? It should be the same for your religion. Bu,t the difference is, you love people outside your family. You include them in, sometimes work with them, sometimes marry them. Now you are a bigger family. You may also choose to be close to a person without including him/her in your family, though he becomes a part of the family that encompasses your life, in the larger sense. Then, why exclude people from your religion. Why is it, one has to be in the same religion to enjoy the beauty of it? Hindu’s built temples not only to provide a peaceful place to relax and sort out one’s thoughts, but also based on strategic powerful locations based on vibration and direction. That is why the temple plan is so sacred and perfect. The course through the temple has effects on your body and mind. The walk through large temples not only lets you exercise your body, but also holds you in the temple long enough for you to benefit from the location. The same for all the rituals they keep you there, and focused. At the end of each ritual, flowers and fruits which are offered to ‘god’ or the ‘idol’ is given to less fortunate people who wait outside the temples… and you win their goodwill. Even the idols, however ridiculous staring at a stone carving and praying for your cancer to disappear, there is merit to this structure. The sculpture, in the olden days was made of stone, minerals etc that again, had powerful vibrations, that cruise through your body… concentrating on it helps you. And each religion has this. it all echoes to the same effect, but the method is different, depending wholly on convenience… and thus, wala, different religion. Again, all this may be an explanation. Just like science was. Now science just does not seem enough. We are beginning to fall into faith, which by no means is a reversion. Which, no matter what you say, goes back to collective thought. The more people have faith and belief, the more responsive their body becomes and the more it attracts things which are meant for you.

It is really not about being proven, or having reason. Somehow it really is you and your beliefs among everything. Why moan and drone about life’s problems. There is so much more, that has significance on a much higher level. People could be a lot happier once they stop expecting. ‘God’ does not have to save you just because you said your prayers. Your husband does not have to love you just because you made him good breakfast every morning. Stop looking for acceptance outside of yourself… it could help you become so much more aware…

I’ll have you know, we Hindus worship a lot of things. I worship the self. Other people their god… and others, even penises.


2 Responses to “chega de saudade”

  1. deadpoet88 September 1, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    It is an important topic you touch upon, and I must say, that regarding religion I feel it divides more than brings together. I agree that, just praying won’t get you anything, you have to do things in your life to achieve anything. I am an atheist though, became one a long time ago.

    You know, once I told my friends that the Shivalingam is the private parts of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, and my friends got really angry and shouted at me saying that just because I am an atheist, doesn’t mean I can spread whatever “crap” I want about this religion they believe in. Of course, facts are facts, and no matter what one believes, facts cannot be denied.

    • susha September 1, 2010 at 7:57 am #

      ha ha! i get what your saying… being uptight never did anyone good right?

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