Saturday, August 21, 2010

What is Religion..?

Leonardo Buff , a Brazilian theologist once asked the Dalia lama when they were discussing about freedom and religion that " What is religion " expecting
he would say " The Tibetan Buddhism " or " The oriental religions much older than Christianity " .But to his amazement he answered
" the best religion is that which gets you closest to the truth , which makes you a better person "

As a person who got puzzled by this uncanny answer Buff questioned " What makes me a better person "
he responded
"whatever makes you

the religion that will do that for you is the best religion.

He became silent for a moment and went deep into his thoughts then Lama spoke

" I am not interested my dear friend , to which religion you belong but i want only how you behave in front of your peers , family , friends , community and the world .
The universe is the echo of our actions and thoughts .The law of action and reaction not only for physics but also valid for human relations.If I give good , i get good.If i give evil , i get evil."

" Being happy is not a matter of destiny but it is a matter of options.."

The above conversation summarizes what i feel about religion.Religion is not something which holds you but it is that which you hold in the process of becoming better in your life's journey .Any religion which takes away your freedom of living, which will not permit the debate and argument of its origins , which is above history and not a part in it is fundamentally opposite to what a religion should be.To me there is no religion higher than the truth "

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thoughts that influenced ME

WE are all gathering information right from the moment of our birth till we die.Our action, reaction , decisions , values , ethics , in turn our character and personality is shaped by what is "implanted, seen , experienced ,read , imagined , and so forth " .But i cant answer ,though there are many thoughts ,i came across in my journey till now but why only i got influenced by these handful.May be they are for me / i am for them..

1. The crucial question is not how we can bring ourselves to understand the world, but how the world comes to be understood by us..
Immanuel Kant ( the critique of pure reason)
2. The true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing..
3. Let people quote the Scriptures and sacrifice to the gods, let them perform rituals and
Worship the deities, but there is no Liberation without the realisation of one’s identity
With the Atman, no, not even in the lifetime of a hundred Brahmas put together.

Adi shankara
4. Success depends essentially on a qualified aspirant; time, place and other such
Means are but auxiliaries in this regard.
Adi shankara
5. You can do as you will, but you cannot will your will
Sir Arthur Schopenhauer..
6. That which does not kill you, make u stronger
friedrich Nietzsche.
7. You are the world, and the world is you
JIddu krishna murthy.
8. The man who is not a family man is not a real man
The god father movie.
9. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves and wiser people are so full of doubts
Bertrand russel.
10.Do not think of yourself , Think of that which makes you think of yourself
11.Be present Always…….Eckhart tolle.
12.The point of life is that it has no point at all , so u have to point at the point of living it point to point and point by point.
13.Anything which makes you weak physically or mentally reject it as a poison , there is no life in it
Swami vivekananda
14. He is not an atheist who does not believe in god , but who does not believe in himself
Swami vivekananda.
15.Arise , Awake stop not till the goal is reached
Swami Vivekananda.
16. It does not matter who let me , but who can stop me
ayn rand in the fountainhead.
17.Do not have too many relations in your life , rather have too much life in your relations….
an sms..
18.A ship is always safe at the shore , but for that not it is intended for