Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Religion and Spirituality Could Ever Go Along...?

I do not know why always I come up with titles which is tricky to draw a distinguishable line between the duality of our existence or a thing. In recent days I have been struggling to find an answer to this question; whether the religion and spirituality are two different things standing at the two extreme polar. Wondering whether it could be merged at the end, beyond the physical differences, where it could walk hand in hand. I believe the chances are very slim.

In my understanding I think religious individuals are more problematic by sticking with whatever stigma he/she has been taught with by clinging onto it really tight. However, there are exceptional cases who walked away from the barricades and seeing the things as such and embracing everyone as one.

Whereas, the spiritualistic individual is going beyond the boundary and learn to look everything as one or the same. It occurs just naturally to them since they embrace the whole existence as singularity of one existence.

I could not comply with so rigid religiosity at whatever the cause. In one side, preaching to be nice fellow with any living thing yet with another side sowing the hatred against, the one who is not following theirs.

Therefore, the very religious rigidity does not let people have the tolerance to one another, if we ended up being so fanatic about it.

For a while now I had been looking for a book, which opened up my eyes really in a greater extend with a small quote, which read like this;

“Where the religion ends, that is the point where the spirituality begins.”

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Does the Soul Has Evolution…?

How, to a rational mind we can prove that there is a thing called soul-evolution? As we all knew and agreed to a common concept that our mind is limitless just like the expanding universe. Our mind can go on expand limitlessly as we get exposed to more newer things, in assimilating it, later on only to come up with new understanding of what we have assimilated, so the expansion goes on exponentially. The simple formula for the inner growth rate is, the more you are exposed to a new dimensionality of others perception the greater the expansion of your self-growth.

In the above passage we have talked about mind and its essential dependency of stimulation from outer source for its expansion or growth. In the same way, every matter or living things has a wear and tear, even an inanimate thing. Therefore, we could say that under the sun everything has a growth and death progressively in a visible realm. The thinking mind of human beings, even for that case, a rational mind of a child could rise the following questions when it gets a chance to look into the amazement of star lit night sky. Usually the questions would be posed like these:

a) Where did the world come from? b) Why did god make the world? c) Where was I before I was born? d) Where do people go when they die? These are questions, we as an evolved species ask at various point of our life term. That shows apparently we do have unlimited possibility to expand our growth by merely asking questions. In other word, we are something beyond our own comprehension yet to be explored.

People in general we all fall in the same category of human beings. We all consider ourselves are the same, have the same fundamental emotional basis to be called as beings. However, where do we differ from one another when a given moment? What makes us to behave or react to a situation the way we react or behave? Is it something to do with our brought up environment later on adding our own self-effort by learning more? Or Have we just come into this world like a blank slate of mind sort? Where is the origin of our first thought and associated reactions? Does a baby think while it is in its womb? If yes, what kind of thinking?

Why children who are coming from the same parents and given environment, do not behave or grow up with same attitude and temperament? What makes them to behave and presume their life differently, in spite, of the same parental guidance and opportunities? Is there something beyond our reach to answer certain questions, which is placed in the fifth dimensional plane, where we can not even bend our mind to take our imagination there?

Until a couple months before I could not able to correlate soul-evolution (reincarnation?) and real known fact of Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Since, I am in a place where there are so many people who love to venture into forbidden field, thereby, they know only to ask questions. I was not buying into the idea of soul-evolution. Then there comes a day I accidentally ran onto a reading material which led me to a whole new world of understanding; at least for now to convince me that, we do all have evolution physiologically, mentally, spiritually and eventually now Ibelieve it should happen in soul-fully too.

If every living or non living thing has a cycle or evolution, why not our soul (or the prana or the rational mind) should not presume such a thing. When, at least, we are all differing in different plane of intellectual, emotional and spiritual plane; which ultimately paves the way to define on which plane we stand and see the world. So, I conclude, the different level of our soul growth must have been too in association with above said factors.

Why some people, in spite of all that provision and proper surrounding to evolve onto the next plane of thinking, still refusing to get out of the pool they stand in? And that makes me to wonder, is it something to do with the lack of soul-growth like any other evolution, an individual human mind also has the evolution and that requires so many birth times to passes from one phase to the other?

Please do not ask me to prove it. The observation that I made, basically a logical one, while I look at closely the existentiality of our human nature at varying level, those questions and inferences have occurred naturally to me