I lay awake that night clenching and unclenching my hands as I grabbed fistfuls of the bed sheet. My breathing was ragged and my palms had turned clammy. I could feel my heart crashing in my chest. With all my might, I willed for the convulsing tremors that coursed through my body to stop. But they seemed to have a mind of their own. I thought of seeking solace from my mother but quickly dismissed the idea as that would only make matters worse.
I could sense a full-blown panic attack making its way. Suddenly, I remembered another time like this when I lay my head in my mother’s lap as she softly crooned the name of the lord to me. Instinctively, I started chanting the name of the lord. I pushed away all thoughts of worry and fear and let the peace wash over me as I fell into a deep dreamless sleep.
That night led me to question the existence of the mighty entity worshipped and revered by many. God. I am all for independence and pragmatic approaches but this incident like the many others before, caught me off guard. Where did the sudden strength come from that night? Was it because some divine entity had actually tended to my woes? Or was the fear dominated by the hope that arose at the prospect of a being greater than oneself? I was puzzled.
It just couldn’t be a trick of the mind. Or even a delusion leading one to hope and peace.
But there was some comfort in the fact that something outside of me was providing the support and strength in time of dire need.
What this power is, I cannot say, all I know is that it exists.
-Alexander Graham Bell
An energy flow connects all things, biotic and abiotic. And I’m not just saying these words because I have seen Avatar, but because it is a proven fact through quantum mechanics. This energy can neither be created nor be destroyed and has always has been and always will be. Sounds similar to our definitions of God, doesn’t it?
Philosopher Osho states that the idea of God makes man a half-hearted being. An existence without God is possible. Man is prevented from enjoying the pleasures of life since his mind dances in the eternal dilemma of right and wrong. His desires pull him towards a woman, but the Bible condemns it as a sin pulling him away.
His desire to eat to his fill is surpassed by the scriptures labeling it as greed and gluttony. And the eternal dilemma starts again.
I think the concept of God was invented to restore order to what seemed to certain saints as chaos in the world. But why have we been taught to restrain ourselves from our pleasures? Why have the responses to physical stimuli become sins? Intercourse has been labeled as wrong and sinful. Lust is in the eyes of those who can not control their bodily wants.
Why should the genitalia be treated in a condemning way while our heart and liver are considered as normal functioning organs of the body? Your man and lady parts are just as much a part of your body as your heart and your liver. The very essence of intercourse is to provide pleasure, so why deny ourselves of it? A study led by a researcher has shown that the problems of the world arise not from sex, but from its suppression.
It is man who has fashioned God in a way as to put a reign over the galloping horses of his fantasies. It is our priests who keep us shadowed from the truth with their talks on moral righteousness.
The priests are frightened that one day, man will discover that he is God himself. He will know that he is capable of doing things never done before. There will be no ceiling to man’s abilities and talents. He will transcend all barriers, material and cerebral to become a living divine entity.
This universal awakening is slowly taking over. People are waking up from their ignorant slumber. Very soon, man will realize that he is perfection in human form. And there will be one day when man will walk up to his woman without guilt and say, “Lets get naked.”