I am with a family and they are on a pilgrimage. One of my blessed soul came to this planet in the last century. Now he is worshipped by people, who come in large numbers to his shrine
( samadhi ). This saint did not reveal his religion in his lifetime. A smart saint, I would say. So they built a samadhi, memorial and also a masjid ( mosque ) in his honour. People of multiple religions come to this holy village, where this saint once preached and healed people. Anyway what has religion got to do with me ? I am God and i dont need religion. Religion is man made. You can follow any religion and hope to find communion with me. Different religions are different paths which lead you to one destination..ME. As you know I omnipresent and omnipotent. I know you all want to see me in one body, preferably human. In the same form that you have as a human being. But I stay in all living bodies. I am the creator and the creation. And when I am in every living body, how can you expect to see me in One ? If I left all the other living bodies and decided to come in to one single body, you wouldn’t be alive to see me. All creation, including Man will fall dead, without my presence in them. This planet would disintegrate. I do not know if you have realised that planets and the stars, all carry my energy. The universe would come apart, planets would collide with one another, so will the stars.. if I decide to make myself singular. My plurality is what keeps this universe from disintegrating. Gottit ? I don’t think most of you got it. Otherwise you wouldn’t have such utter disregard for your own planet, which feeds you, provides you water, air food and thus nourishes you. I am in the grain and the water that you drink dumbos. If you keep abusing sweet earth, no grain will grow. There will be no water for you to drink. The sea water will take over the entire planet. Its happened before, you must have read about it, but refuse to learn any lessons. But hey wait, look whats happening out here. Outside the temple of my very own saint, there are touts and agents trying to sell the saints darshan. I mean to look at the idol up close they are extorting money. You think that getting close to the idol of the saint is going to win you some special favours or additional brownie points? These touts are out to make a quick buck, why don’t you gettit ? You can watch my idol from a distance and still be blessed. Oh human nature and its insecurities and follies, so stupid and dumb ! And look at the head of this family ! ! He is bargaining with them. Hey you ! Hey ! Its useless as always. Humans don’t hear my voice. They have given in to their own greed and fear and become plain deaf. They fear that if they don’t get close enough to my idol they will not be noticed, so how will i fulfil their wishes ? That’s stupid greed man ! You always come with a big wish list on a pilgrimage. I wish you came to simply meet me. Embrace me. But no. In a crowded noisy temple you shout out your wishes in your head. I am not deaf for heavens sake. Even if you dont tell me what you desire, I know it. I am the one sitting within you, seeing every desire take birth in you. Stop bargaining with me, that if I give you wealth, you will put back ten percent of your wealth back in to the temple box. I am God, dammit. Not your commission agent. I feel hurt the way you guys treat me. Ruin my creation, this Earth. I know i am being repetitive, but it is of utmost concern to me now. And like this planet you are also my creation. But…You smoke and I have to bear the smoke sitting in silence within you. Your body is your temple god-dammit. The day you realise this you will stop abusing your body. Do you smoke in a temple or a church ? Do you ? Your body is the same my friend. I am not just some moron who is only found sitting in churches, temples and mosques. I am living within you. So what does that make your body ? A temple, isn’t it ?
Ohhhh ! Here he goes! He has made his deal with the tout. Can you believe it ? A backdoor entry in to the temple ? In exchange for some money. While the others sweat it out for hours in a queue, he and his family will quietly sneak in to the temple through the back door. Look at these people you dumbo. Men, women, old and children queuing up for hours.. and you pay a tout to go in through the backdoor ? Vow ! You think that’s going to make me very happy ? And I will fulfil your wishes and desires ? In fact it may work the other way round. Beware !
But speaking frankly, I am not happy with these people queuing up too. Now come on, don’t tell me I am a getting difficult. Truth is I have never asked anyone to torture themselves to get close to me ! I never ask anyone to fast and go hungry to please me. If it makes your body healthy, then I am fine with it. Fast for a day. If it helps you mediate on me then I am okay with it. But dont do it only to please me. Because it wont.
Silent communion is all I seek. Certainly not a back door entry.
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