WHY? WHY? WHY? Why don't you believe in God?

"I could prove God statistically; take the human body alone; the chance that all the functions of the individual would just happen, is a statistical monstrosity."

~ George Gallup, a famous statistician

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face o

f which we with our modest powers must feel humble.

~ Albert Einstein

"To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree."

~ Charles Darwin(The Origin of Species, Chapter 6).


(Quotes quoted from The Atheist Test by Ray Comfort ( Internet) )

If scientists of that cadre are convinced about the existence of God, I wonder why it is so hard for people to believe in the existence of God. Why is it difficult for us to understand that it is impossible to create a perfect world out of chaotic random phenomena. Even in science we come across multiple occurrences of the fact that there is no such thing as an ideal system.

I consider it lame to even THINK that this world is just a system designed based on if-then rules. In reality, it gets impossible to maintain even a stupid software application that exceeds few million lines of code, how is it possible for such a perfect system to exist amidst all the complexity of its creation ranging from galaxies to sub atomic particles, never failing to do anything beyond the limitations imposed on the sub-systems. If a man swallows an iron piece and expect the digestive system to digest it, Will it digest it? Science comes to terms with proving the fact that there is a force but it can never explain why such a force have to exist in the first place? We do know gravity is reason for things thrown up to fall down. We know some objects/particles revolve around other objects/particles where there is a centripetal force that equates exactly with the centrifugal force. Man had given different names to it in different contexts but why do you think such a force should exist in the first place? Can't the planets or electrons just jump around randomly and still be in a perfect state of equilibrium with the cosmos? Who is imposing the boundary conditions on all the species both tangible, non tangible, living and the non living?

Even if we assume that all the material world like the the universe, the planets, galaxies, birth and evolution of species, et al are an outcome of a never ending scientific phenomena, how do we account for non-material aspects of our existence like love, pain, fear or anger. I refuse to believe that love is a scientific phenomena. If you've ever seen street dogs fight, even a weak female dog will ferociously stand against a number of male dogs, fearing that its baby pups might get hurt by the other dogs. Who implanted this emotion of love and protection in mothers? Now tell me, Are you ready to believe that your love for a man/woman or your family can be explained by a scientific phenomena? If so, good luck with that because you are just a robot or something worse than that.

Why is it hard to trust in the existence of a greater power to which, we can trace our existence back? Honestly, Atheism is not an opinion. 
It is just an outcome of the mind's ego that works at a subconscious level, which DELIBERATELY doesn't (want to) comply with the fact that there is a being whose existence is hard to explain and that which is capable of proving things which "he/she" cannot. It is as simple as, how sometimes you might not like someone being better than you at something. Being an atheist is not something cool or brilliant as some may think because, keeping aside genius scientists like Einstein, Even a fool who doesn't know anything about science can understand that it is impossible for science to explain the myriad more complexities and pardoxes of this world. Now why do we have to be so egoistic? Do we really have complete control at least on our own lives? Can we even safeguard our own ass when there is a natural disaster in town? For such a human existence which is so futile when compared to the vastness of this creation, Why further limit our already limited minds when we can make the mind seek the infinite?

So Dear friend,

Man's life is a puppet in the hands of fate. So why not hold onto that one in whose hands fate is a puppet?

A Lost Game

Unlike other species on earth, man is gifted with the brightest intellect. Even filthy dogs eat, sleep and copulate. Unfortunately most of us are busy using our intellects to satiate the same needs in a better way. By being so,  we are just being better dogs and nothing else. 

Life is a puzzle. You are in the game as long as you try to know why you are here. 99.99% of all mankind is lost in the grandeur of this maze. Nevertheless, there are players who still belong to that 0.01%. Sadly, because of socialization, they are considered crazy!

No point denying it, you are a goner when you consider following the crowd at the cost of not listening to what your inner voice speaks. Alas, isn't that what we have been doing since our childhood? Right from aiming for the IITs to taking an option whilst choosing a main stream course for a BTech degree (Computer Science keka, Electronics evergreen na bongu ani) to pursuing MS/MBA just because every Tom Dick and Harry around does the same thing. No one has no clue where he/she is headed to. 

I know life is weird and I don't proclaim we ought to have answers to all the philosophical questions of our pensive minds but I guess it is high time, we take timeouts for ourselves, ponder over deeper meanings for our lives. To let our minds think beyond graduation degrees or salary hikes, so as to find out what truly keeps us happy.

Well of course by all means, you may choose to shun this as needless and continue sipping your whisky if you choose to be one among the 99.99% who have already lost the game but on a different note, please don't be a baby when you shit blood or find out that your liver is fucked up, ten years down the line :P

An Ode to the Keeper of the Grave

You throw us into the grandeur of your creation
Yet you remain aloof from it, tranquil and serene

You are here, when we think of you
You are here, when we do not think of you

Father of everything seen and unseen!
Limitless is the ocean of your love
For even demons and ghouls take refuge in you

When lungs cry out for breath
Whilst the stressful moments of death
Friends and foes disappear out of sight
Kith and kin forsake the body
While the spirit longs for love in fear

One may never call out to you, in life
Even then, you never fail us during death
You stand by our side in splendour
Standing tall with a body smeared with ashes
Granting assurance in the lonely burial ground

Dear father! How can words speak of such grace?
How can this parched piece of paper capture you?
Can the blind speak of the beauty?
Can the ignorant speak of the infinte? 

Yet we try and keep trying to capture thy glory
For you have shown us the path 
You have shown us the truth
You have shown us love
A love no mortal coir could breed

Beethoven Symphony 9 for a Saturday Night

I've read about an Aghori mystic saying that Beethoven and Mozart are fallen celestial angelic singers (Gandharvas as they call them in Hinduism). He declares that they have taken human lives to get redemption from their sins. Clearly, their lives suggest too much of suffering.

On this Saturday night, I am suddenly reminded of that book whilst listening to this symphony. It also mentions that Indian music is the most evolved form of music which is treated as a science by itself. Not just as a science but also as a way of realizing God as naada-brahman. The impact of music effects the nerves in a subtle way, which when sung as per the norms, one could experience spiritual ecstasy or oneness with God.

It is said that works of Beethoven and Mozart are so unique to be considered as western music, so much that most of their symphonies when captured on the scale of octaves were found close to Indian raagas. Either way, there is no denying that Beethoven is one among the Gods of world music. To think that for someone who is deaf from twenty could compose such elite music, this is just too good to be true. 

Keep Faith!

It remains true that everything is linked in this creation, no matter how aloof we seem from the universe around us. In a way, our existence complements the creation. The aloofness that we feel from the people and world around us is only because of the limitations of the mind. This gap between man and the universe can only be filled with faith, for faith comes straight from the heart but not from the mind and hence there are no limitations to it.

So, Keep faith in the truth you believe in. You don't even have to realize the truth to have faith in it. In fact, it is such a paradoxical situation here. When you keep faith, the truth itself will take responsibility to prove its veracity in accordance to your faith. When you believe in something with all your heart, the whole universe will align itself to your belief, solely because the universe is as connected with us as we are connected to it.

A person who is passionate about something will always be pulled towards the object of his passion. Ever imagine a world with Einstein turning out to be a dancer or Beethoven being a scientist? This universe will just not allow that to happen. You get what you seek from this universe, provided the want for what you seek is unalloyed and untainted by external factors. This is an undeniable truth. 

If you believe in the miracles of matter, the universe will reveal to you about sciences. If you believe in the existence of ghosts and ghouls, the universe will reveal to you, its mystic or supernatural side.

If you ask me why, I just say because we are all connected. The universe bears a  testimony unto our existence as much as we bear unto it for being a part of this this creation which by itself is inscrutable and mysterious.