Friday, July 01, 2005

Faith

A few days back, I heard this news about an ex colleague and it left me thinking that God, in all His greatness has got a good sense of humour. He was in the marketing team and was staying with his younger brother who was a BPO employee. He lost his brother in an accident and his father succumbed to his illness after three days. Now, my colleague has gone back to his town in Orissa as he is the only man in the family to stand by his mom and sis and to look after their family business leaving his career in Bangalore forever.

The same day, as I was going back from work I saw a couple doing puja with a Pandit in front of a car showroom for their new “Swift”. It was kind of touching to see them engrossed in prayer. Our faith remains unshaken whatever happens!!

I had retired for the day when a friend called me up at midnight enthusiastically, to announce that he has grabbed some kick-ass deals and some biggies are interested in investing on his company. The same day yet gave me another reason to rejoice, to hope and to pray but I also realized it is the human spirit that conquers all and inspite of all the trials, what is life without some extraordinary dreams!!!!

23 comments:

shub said...

:)

Anonymous said...

"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living."
-Sandra Bullock in "Hope Floats".
Have faith in whatever you do and things will just be fine.
Cheers!!!

sathya said...

hi arunim,

I have happened to see train engine drivers and the elaborate process that they undertake praying to the engine before they start on every journey.

I guess its all about requesting the all powerful to delay the inevitable...asking time....

bobby said...

Nice post. Very touching indeed. Made me stop for a moment and ponder at life...

divya said...

dreams our the imprint of our future..

divya said...

dreams our the imprint of our future..

divya said...

dreams our the imprint of our future..

Anonymous said...

:)

no words...
u write very well....

Handa said...

do we have the right to dream???

manuscrypts said...

he's always funny.. we feel bad when the joke's on us :)

Jas said...

Does evil exist? Did God create evil?

The University professor challenged his students with this question.

"Did God create everything that exists?"

A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.

"Yes sir", the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil."

The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question professor?"

"Of course", replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460? F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"

The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.

To this the student replied, "Evil dies not exist sir, or at least is does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.



The young man's name -- Albert Einstein

Stone said...

U said it...what is life without some extraordinary dreams!!!!

extraordinary words :-)

Anonymous said...

at the end of the day, faith is what keeps us going. faith, not necessarily of the divine kind.

Parna

lemnograss.blogdrive.com

Nupur said...

beautifully written!!

And great comment by Jas. :)

Fun_Da_Mental said...

Came here after a while so had a couple of posts to catch up with. Well, you not being a regular writer works to my advantage sometimes u see. I will not need to dig deep into your blog pages. :) I'd have loved to do so though. :| May be your 'silence' exuberates the 'eloquence'!

"what is life without some extraordinary dreams!!"
Can't agree more with you! Dreams drive us to achieve something, dreams encourage us to think big, dreams generate that passion for life in us and fulfilment of those dreams gives us a reason to live, hai na? :)

Well written (yet again! Gosh... I am sounding cliche now...)!

Maverick said...

Faith they say is yet to be determined as a state of truth or oneness..

You ahve seen life at the people level, and have recognized the beauty that lies within, but recognizing the coincidences is more important, you saw the couple engrossed in "Puja", but the background check on their scenario, hard work, was all but in the bkground, realising the complete faces of a moment is what is termed "nimisha"--> meaning to ponder in/over a moment

Visit my space for more musings :)

Pallavi said...

Faith is what that can move mountains !!

GratisGab said...

such faith, so scary!

AmitKen said...

:)
very nice.

sanguine said...

very nice post.
very well connected thots.

Anat said...

hey ... u know what.... ur great!

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MMN said...

Hmm... food for thought. Spiritual posts always are, I guess.