We often come across people saying, ‘there is no god and it’s all foolish’, some ‘believe it outside and doubt internally’. Whereas, some blindly believe it in and out. Keeping away all the high-level explanations, we tend to take up the case in a simple way. Here it goes….
This is a discussion between a Research Scientist (RS) and a Guru, a day after the student attended a religious conference, where he met Guru and took his appointment for a personal meet.
(They don’t wish to spend time in casual talks, so are speaking to the point)
RS: Hello Sir. I’m here with a question
Guru: Please tell me
RS: I thought about it many times as to why do people worship when God is not there? Don’t you think it’s foolish?
Guru: Okay. Let’s go this way. Can you see a thought?
RS: (After thinking for a while) We don’t, if I’m not wrong
Guru: Then what is thought. Can you define it?
RS: Hmm…According to me, a thought gets its definition by its implementation, and can’t be seen
Guru: What do you do to implement something?
RS: Think and plan
Guru: So, thought existed before implementation. Therefore, it need not depend on implementation for definition. Right?
RS: (Thinking for a while) Hmm… Yes. But we could only see implementation, and not the thought, right?
Guru: Yes. But, can you deny thought’s existence because you are not seeing it?
Guru: That means it’s there, the fact is ‘we are not able to see it’
Discussion Takes a Different Turn
Guru: In a similar way, God is similar to thought that is not visible, but can be seen in implementation and cannot be denied in existence
RS: Thought is followed by an action, which we refer to as implementation. Where’s the implementation in case of God?
Guru: Life. Yes. God is managing the living.
RS: How is that? It’s Me who is managing all the things with the help of my body parts to make myself alive.
Guru: Oh! Mind is thinking, ears are hearing, and all other body parts are performing their roles, and each of them have a name and respective functioning. Body parts are working among themselves in collaboration. What’s that you are doing?
By the way what is Me you are referring to. Is that any body part or something else?
RS: It’s me, the name given by my parents
Guru: Then what is Me before being named and after being dead?
RS: A flesh!
Guru: Flesh means the flesh that is composed of and filled within the body in the form of various body parts, which will not stay long. In that case, who is Me then?
RS: Thinking…with no answer to reply
Guru: In the entire process, who is Me is where the answer lies for your question on ‘God’.
When you are dead, people say ‘’he left his body or he is dead’’. In this statement, in the ‘he has left the body’ phrase, who are they referring to? And, who is other ‘he’ in the ‘he is dead’ part of the sentence? If he is same in both the cases, why is the difference in his state of existence: one says ‘left’ and the other says ‘dead’.
In the second case, it’s the body that is dead and so, no case of ‘he’. Now, who is that ‘he’ that has left? according to the first case.
So, the answer is “Body is just a flesh and there is some energy/Chaitanyam beyond the functioning of body parts acting as a source of energy to every part, in absence of which, body parts are paralyzed. For example, ‘a paralytic body’ with some parts paralysed or ‘sleep’, where sense doesn’t work even if the parts are functional in state. Chaitanyam is making the difference.
What is that Chaitanyam? It’s called ‘God’, which is also the actual Me surrounded by a body flesh. That is also not visible as you said in the start. For that, you need to search in and out with keen observation.
RS: Hmm (Remains thinking) with a question inside on ‘how to search and find it?’