The problem with us - atheists, (or confused atheists ) is that we do not have faith. If faith can move mountains, we ask "is that so?" in our standard sarcastic tone.
So unless we have faith, the "GOD" does not show us any results. And we don't believe until we see any results. It is a typical "Catch 22" situation.
I still think, it is the faith, which makes miracles. Let us say I start believing that if I pray to this stone in my backyard, my acidity would be completely cured, I pray, I have faith. As I develop faith, my stress reduces, my mind will be at peace. And we know that a peaceful mind creates a healthier body. And my psychosomatic acidity will be cured.
I tell this to my family, my friends. They start believing and their illnesses are cured. They tell their families and friends and so on. (And they all come and offer money to my stone at my backyard and I will become rich :)) A holy shrine is born.
We hear the phrase "I am happy for you" often. But do we really feel happy for someone other than our own family? Today for the first time I felt happy for aam admi party and aam admi.
Because of three facts this election has proved Some how from some where honesty is creeping into Indian politics. So are honest people. Unbelievable but trueIndian aam admi - common man has proved that he is not a sheep as the politicians like to believe. And his vote can not be bought with gifts. Any man in this country is not invincible no matter how strong he appears or how strong mandate he has got. I spent most part of the afternoon doing what my spouse does, watching news channel debates - with "interest".
Few interesting points which were opined were
Many in the BJP were waiting for this moment. The sheer arrogance of BJP caused its downfall. The personal attacks which helped BJP in Loksabha elections completely misfired this time.
We used to memorize the preaching of Lord Buddha in school days "aaseye dukkhakke kaarana" - Desire is the root cause of all miseries.
So accurate it is. But do we ever spend a single day without any desire? We want this, we want that. Or at least we want the state of "self realization". When does this stop?
When will we stop wanting things? Is it ever possible for ordinary mortals - non-Buddha beings like us, to be devoid of desires? Attain freedom from wants?
You tell me one action of yours, I will tell the "want" behind that. Even acts which appear to be selfless, like helping those in distress is motivated by want of good-will or want of heaven in after-life depending on your leanings.
So do the people who have left their families , their belongings and their everything behind, are free from desire? No, I am not talking about dhongi babas, I am talking about real sadhus. Even they desire "moksha" or enlightment.