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Religion and Its Significance in India

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My friends from western countries have curiosity about the religions and its significance in India. They feel excited to know why Indians are so crazy about their belief, deities and rituals. Why it matters a lot in any minor or major decisions pertaining to family, society and national affairs of India?

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Indian mindset towards religion and spirituality is complex but more complex is to explain its complexity to those who are almost ignorant to Indian way of life. Here below is an attempt, I must mention that its my personal comprehension of my countrymen and should not be generalaised however I believe I am close to the majorities agreement.

Hindu religion is very big to understand not because of its large fellowship but also because its millions of  mythological theories. It is the union of multiple mythologies, beliefs and its steady evolution in too much length of time. It worships ‘Nature’ or all that supports life on earth. Including ‘Sun’ ‘Air’, land, river, moon, trees and everything. It values women as Goddess of Wealth, Intelligence and Might. It also values ‘Karma’ i.e. The deeds and intention of deeds, if it is good then it is order of the God if not than it is ordered by evil. It also had Lord Ram (God in human life as king and preacher of life’s discipline). He who lived ideal life and been a king of justice. He practiced what he wanted to preach to His mankind by being a good son, a good husband, a good worrier and a good king.

Hinduism is a great follower of Lord Krishna (God in human life as the diplomat and expert of warfare) He was a lovable child, an ideal lover, mighty king and very incisive diplomat. He orated the holybook ‘Geeta’ during the great holy war of ‘Mahabharta’ to His disciple ‘Arjun’ to narrate what is ‘Karma’ i.e. what is right and wrong in the life of a king and a leader.

All in all Hinduism identifies 0.33billion Gods and Goddesses including ‘Nature’, ‘Astrological events’, ‘human races’, ‘Agriculture Produce’, ‘Animals’ even the domestic utensils like lamps, kitchenware etc. It is vast, homogenous and universal in terms of accepting every unique or common events of cosmos. It developed some bad businesses of Castes, Dowry, Sati sort of rituals to which today many social leaders are forcing out.

My family is a follower of Buddhism, It is again very unique religion. It’s more of a psychological understanding of mankind rather than just being a devotee of any supernatural power. It preaches more about the social behaviour and character building of a human rather than preaching the methodologies of ‘how to please God’

I am personally not a follower of any religion but I admire Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Lord Krishna and Nabi Sala Ali Wasallam, Guru Nanak Sahib from the religion of Christian, Buddhism, Hindu, Islam and Shikha respectively. I studied them, their holy books and their interpretation by historians. I found the ‘Karmas’ of these leaders were immensely for the welfare of the mankind. I derived that there exists a super natural power who operates the Cosmos but I doubt that any religion or any union of mankind knows about it. With this fact I extract ‘the good’ form every religion and follow that. I visit Church in Christmas, I visit Temple in Diwali, I visit Mosque in Eid and Gurudwara in Lohri. But I always filter away everything which forces people to turn blind and behave like herds. I always take decision independent from religious point of views.

However, I am too young to develop any conclusion about religion or mankind but I love everything in religious things except when they preach to divide humanity and talk hatred. As my mentor says ‘they swear upon religion but they do not practice religion’ I just want to be exceptional by being the doer of religions. No big deal just being what God wants me to be, Jai Hind!  


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