Which God or Temple Idol Can Cure Cancer?
She is just 24 and diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. She was a rationalist and no one in her family forced her to believe in God. It seems her doctor advised her to pray to God. Some brokers in the conversion business told her that there is only one God and He can cure her. Incidentally, she is an Australian.
“Sir, I have been told that there is only ONE God. But I am confused about this as I don’t have any ‘faith’ background. I have come across your website and read a lot of articles written by you, which gave me some hope. I am even ready to go to any Hindu temple…” a WhatsApp message from her.
“The single God story is the most kiddish non-sensical joke in the world,” I said.
“If there is one God, there can be many Gods. Logic is the same. ‘There is only one God’ is a belief. ‘There are many Gods’ also a belief. Both beliefs cannot be proved. However, the single God theories actually prove that there are many Gods!”
“Oh, are there many Gods? How come?”
“The God of single God proponents commands: ‘I am the only and one God. If you don’t worship me and worship any other Gods other than me, I will roast you in hellfire.’ That proves two things: there are other Gods. And this God feels insecure about other Gods so he commands/ threatens that his followers should not worship any other God…”
“That’s a monopoly, fascist God. As a rational thinker, I know that such brain-washing from childhood prompts the followers destroys all other God’s institutions. I don’t think such Gods are worship-worthy,” she said.
“Of course not…”
“Are there Gods who are passionate, lovable, and democratic?”
“Yes, such Gods are also there. The learned sages said: “Aakashath Pathitham Thoyam, Yatha Gachathi Sagaram, Sarvadeva Namaskaram, Keshavam Prathi Gachathi” which means, as the water that falls in rain from anywhere in the sky finally reaches the Ocean, the worship of any divine aspect ultimately reaches the Keshava”
“Yes, this is a sentence by a person of confidence, democratic and broadminded. Whoever said this is not insecure…So it is worthy of worship…But Who or what’s Keshava?”
“The universal consciousness. This proves that you can worship any God, single or as many as you can.”
“So I can worship Keshava?”
“Oh, no, I am not asking you to worship Keshava. I am not going to instill any beliefs or religion in you. Let me come to the point. According to me, the greatest sages in the recent world are Ramana Maharshi and Rama Krishna Paramahansa. Both died of cancer. Swami Vivekananda, my favorite hero, was suffering from many diseases during his last days. Clearly, any human being can get disease…”
“Yes Sir…But the lady I met in the hospital, an evangelist, said that her God can heal me…”
“The head of faith healing propagators, the Pope always has a team of physicians around him to take care of his health. Why can’t he leave it to God? Most of the Godmen and women are under medication. Those who call God aloud five times a day in loudspeakers also depend upon physicians and not God. Priests in the main temples take medications for their diseases. In short, those who tell you about faith healing do NOT walk the talk…”
“So, you mean to say, God cannot heal?”
“The faith in God can cure a disease if its origin is in your mind. That’s psycho-somatic diseases. If its origin is something else, I am not sure if the faith-healing gig would work…”
“Why is it like that?”
“There are diseases that come from microbes – virus, bacteria, etc. Or by an aberration of live cells. All these are living beings. A human being depends on his surrounding eco-system for survival. Similarly, for viruses, bacteria, and cells, the eco-system is the human body. Would any God want to kill viruses and bacteria to save humans? We destroy mother earth. Those microbes destroy us. If God kills microbes and saves us, that’s definitely not a Godly Act…God cannot take a side…”
“So, what to do? Whom should I pray? You said there are many Gods!”
“Yes, my ancestors said, ‘Isavasyam idam sarvam’ means, everything in the entire universe is a manifestation of the divine. Hence, the doctor, therapy, and medications are manifestations of God. You can earnestly follow them. Today’s medical science is very much advanced. You will get good treatment.”
“So, I don’t have to belive and pray in God?”
“God’s blessings are there in abundance, for everyone, irrespective of you pray or not. Believe it or not. Whether you are a rationalist or blind faith person, doesn’t matter to the Gods. If it matters, then don’t ever believe such petty-minded Gods,” I said.
“Really, am I blessed then?”
“Yes, you are! Everything is God. Everything is connected. I am sure that God in you will take care of you. You don’t have to search for external God elsewhere.”
Caution: The answer depends upon the “asker” or “questioner” and not for the question. If a believer asks me the same question, my answer would have been totally different. Here, I realized that the questioner is not a believer, so there is no point in injecting belief in her. It is useless to add fertilizer to the top of the tree. Instead, we should instill confidence, saying that you were not wrong. The moment you inject new belief, then the mind goes to past, repenting, and regretting things you have done in the past, that go against the belief system and commandments. A very dangerous situation! ( http://udaypai.in/ )
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