Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I have being asked many times:
“Have you ever seen God?”
“Have you ever seen a picture or any scientific proof of his existence?”
(For some reason people believe God is a dude :)
And invariably the other question:
“How can an educated and intelligent man like you can believe in a superstition about something that doesn’t exist?”
“The same way I believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
I like to reply.
You see, not everything that is important to me exist in a physical form.
Actually of all the things that are really important to me only, health, clean air and healthy food are of material nature.
The most important things in my life; love, happiness and freedom do not exist in the physical realm.
But for me they are more real than the things I can see and touch.
Here is the scoop:
I do not have the choice of the reality I live in.
However, I have the choice of my beliefs.
Do I want to believe that I am just an evolved monkey?
An insignificant part of a mechanical universe being banged around like billiard balls by cold mechanical forces and laws?
Do I want to run my life by biological animal instincts in the name of survival of the fittest?
Or do I want to believe that I am somebody and something special?
That I can overcome my animal instincts and evolve into something noble, enlightened, a beautiful human being?
It doesn’t make any difference if God exists or not.
If the universe is a stupid exploding bunch of rocks or not.
If there is heaven and hell, karma and reincarnation or just nothing after life.
Those things are not a choice!
They are or they are not. That’s all; but they are not something you can choose.
The only thing you an I can choose is our beliefs.
Do you want to live your life according to what; the society, mass media, government, the scientific establishment, or the church has chosen for you?
Aren’t you tired of being manipulated, lied to, used and abuse by the very institutions that were supposed to watch over your well being?
Well, if you do, you ought to know that you have the choice to choose your beliefs according to the life you want to live not according with anyone else my tell you to do!
(Including yours truly BoH)
The choice is yours.
Define your own reality!