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Omnipresent - II

In the good old days, the terms - omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent were the adjectives used solely for one and only God.

Now these kids have changed the entire universe and also the meanings of these words.

Now
  • Omniscient - google
  • Omnipresent - smartphone
  • Omnipotent - smartphone
 Google knows everything. Or that is what we strongly believe. 
Smart phone is present every where. In homes, offices, schools - though they are banned here, roads. Try to recollect -  in one day if you venture outside, how many smart phones do you see. 
And smart phones can do every thing. They can make you talk to others. AND they can bring you food, clothes, and almost everything else. They work as wallet, as clock and calendar, as torch. Most importantly they act as a smart camera. They can act as your physical trainer, your entertainer. So they ARE omnipotent.  

 (In my special and exclusive case omnipotent - neighbors)

But I used to believe Ganesha was the omnipresent. Not the Kannada star, but the son of Parvathi and Ishwar - Lord Ganesha - as you say. You see different forms of him in so many places - painted at the backs of vehicles - pasted to the desks in offices - stuck with fevicol inside vans and of course in puja rooms of many of our houses. 

I think one can write a thesis on different ways of drawing this God - from simple single line drawing to exquisite painting. 

So I was not very much surprised to find Ganesha in most unlikely place - in a rap song. 

Well, in you tube there are multiple songs of Ganesha in rap. But I could not find the one which appeared in insync.

So God - in this case this particular God is still THE omnipresent one. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE THAT FACT.


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