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Eating a mango or smelling of a jasmine flower are the two things which I feel are some what divine.



Heavy words. Coming from a person who is part atheist and part non-devout hindu. When I am not sure of the existence of the one, sorry, the ONE, how do I call an experience as divine?

And, more importantly, don't all religions tell us to stay away or at least not glorify the pleasures of senses? So eating some thing being divine is contradictory, do you say?

But I tell it as I feel it. I feel the taste of a mango is not from this world. It is from "swarga". And I feel for a fraction of a nanosecond God must be really wonderful to have created such a fruit.

And I also feel the reason for this divinity is that, these two belong to the "ma" family - maavu(mango in Kannada), mallige(jasmine) and amma. Of course you know amma - mother, maa, madre, mater, mathru.

If at all there is a God, he/she will be like a mother. Always protecting you, being there whenever you need him/her, understanding you and thinking and worrying about you whether you are 5 month old or 53 years old or you are the ruler of the world.

And when we are talking about God, let us have look at this interesting billboard. 




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