2010-05-15

How do gods decide?


I watch a girl holding her scooter between her legs standing bang in front of the temple gate. I was passing by and did not get to see many details, but I presume, she was able to get her eye on her god's idol in spite of crowd in the temple obstructing her view. She prays to a god for sometime and takes off. Don't know what she prayed for. It could be about her exams, her job, her boy friend, or anything.

There was another girl, about the same time, incidentally, within the same temple, praying to the same god  (our temples have multiple gods - idols, that is). She is praying about her boy friend.

The god these girls were praying to wakes up* and finds out that both these girls were praying about their boy friend. They want the boy friend to become boyfriend. Both wishing for the same person.

How does god decide? Who should (s)he favor? The one who took extra effort to get into the temple and spend more time praying. Or the one who took a shortcut of holding the bike between her legs and praying as she passed by. Maybe, the first one had more time than the other. Maybe, the second one is more sincere than the other. What should matter to god - how much good a person is or how much of these two girls wants / loves the boy friend more or how much effort each put to pray to him. There could be many more variables to factor.

Play whatever logic; it is difficult being a god.

PS: A few observations / thoughts -

-Maybe, none of these reasons matter to god. Because most of the time, we apply the same standards to gods as we apply to ourselves. Their way of looking at things ought to be different. Else, how can they be gods?

-For instance, the girl holding the scooter between her legs was keen to look at a god. She wasn't as interested to know if god was looking at her. She presumes god will be seeing her. If so, why stand in front of the temple. She could be anywhere and god would still see her.

-*We seem to be waking up gods every (our) morning. There are theories that say one day for a god is like million years to us. then, why do we keep waking them as per our schedule?

-Or as some other theories claim, are gods omniscient and already know what will become of all of us. If so, then why pray?

4 comments:

Debashis said...

Well Vijay - Does God decide all these things?

Is God an object - a person - a concept?

I believe, it's a feeling - which come from the Spiritual Heart. It's a different matter do we really pay heed to this feeling?

Anyways - by any chance the thoughts at your end are an overshoot of reading 'The Speaking Tree' from Times of India on Sunday Morning?

Never got chance to read it.

You have a nice day ahead Vijay.

Debashis

Student said...

Good one.

nisha said...

Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer!
mba

itheabsolute said...

thanks Nisha for dropping by and your good words.

2010-05-15

How do gods decide?


I watch a girl holding her scooter between her legs standing bang in front of the temple gate. I was passing by and did not get to see many details, but I presume, she was able to get her eye on her god's idol in spite of crowd in the temple obstructing her view. She prays to a god for sometime and takes off. Don't know what she prayed for. It could be about her exams, her job, her boy friend, or anything.

There was another girl, about the same time, incidentally, within the same temple, praying to the same god  (our temples have multiple gods - idols, that is). She is praying about her boy friend.

The god these girls were praying to wakes up* and finds out that both these girls were praying about their boy friend. They want the boy friend to become boyfriend. Both wishing for the same person.

How does god decide? Who should (s)he favor? The one who took extra effort to get into the temple and spend more time praying. Or the one who took a shortcut of holding the bike between her legs and praying as she passed by. Maybe, the first one had more time than the other. Maybe, the second one is more sincere than the other. What should matter to god - how much good a person is or how much of these two girls wants / loves the boy friend more or how much effort each put to pray to him. There could be many more variables to factor.

Play whatever logic; it is difficult being a god.

PS: A few observations / thoughts -

-Maybe, none of these reasons matter to god. Because most of the time, we apply the same standards to gods as we apply to ourselves. Their way of looking at things ought to be different. Else, how can they be gods?

-For instance, the girl holding the scooter between her legs was keen to look at a god. She wasn't as interested to know if god was looking at her. She presumes god will be seeing her. If so, why stand in front of the temple. She could be anywhere and god would still see her.

-*We seem to be waking up gods every (our) morning. There are theories that say one day for a god is like million years to us. then, why do we keep waking them as per our schedule?

-Or as some other theories claim, are gods omniscient and already know what will become of all of us. If so, then why pray?

4 comments:

Debashis said...

Well Vijay - Does God decide all these things?

Is God an object - a person - a concept?

I believe, it's a feeling - which come from the Spiritual Heart. It's a different matter do we really pay heed to this feeling?

Anyways - by any chance the thoughts at your end are an overshoot of reading 'The Speaking Tree' from Times of India on Sunday Morning?

Never got chance to read it.

You have a nice day ahead Vijay.

Debashis

Student said...

Good one.

nisha said...

Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer!
mba

itheabsolute said...

thanks Nisha for dropping by and your good words.