Friday, 8 November 2013

Things I have heard...


Note: There are three different points elaborated below. Those are the points made in one of the Hindi movies that I have watched and I found it worthy to be shared.

The first point is that, the main purpose of humankind to visit temples is for the purpose of business. We see people visiting temples, monasteries etc. to pray only for themselves. We pray for dollar, health, power, status etc. all for our own personal need. We never say, ' how are you doing God or hope you are doing well God'. If the believe of God providing us with wealth, health, power etc. is not there then will there be a single person going forward and making offerings. It is some kind of business we are doing, we offer them butter lamps, incense, milks and in return we ask for our wishes to be granted, which are infinite and unlimited. Here, we can see how greedy we are indeed.

Most of the people while watching discovery channels, geography channels, etc. where it shows the scenes where tiger, leopard, etc. hunts their prey, for instance deer. We pray for the those prey to escape and hate the predator. If the prey is captured and killed we pity them, pray for their souls and if they escape then our hearts tend to be relax, we feel happy and then we close our televisions and we go for our lunch or dinner for that matter, but in those meals, we eat fish, chicken, beef, pork etc. Surprisingly we do not pity them at all. How can it be, we pity for that animal and now you are eating one. You hate that tiger but interestingly you too are a tiger for that matter for those fish, pig, cow etc.

We eat fish; hundreds of thousands of people are always seen catching fish every day, there are also thousands of people hunting animals. We kill them every day in hundreds and thousands. However, if there is an incident where a shark has ate human or were a snake has bitten a person then it will be subject to breaking news. We will see the news in newspapers, in television news etc. people will make it a big issue. But on the other, we kill them in thousands and we still don't consider anything, there is no value of their lives. If they kill one of us, it becomes national news, so we can see how crazy we are, how cunning we are, how selfish we are. 

These points are something that one should take note of and try to analyse it because it is something that we are morally bound to think about. As a person, we can think, talk and do so many things that animals can't do whereby with such abilities comes the responsibility, responsibility to change the world and make it a better place to live in. As for me, I can not promise much but then I will always try my best to change the world in my own small ways.

6 comments:

  1. Your post also reminded me of the paradox common in our society of 'donating in Tshethar Tshogpa to save yaks from being slaughtered and then filling our kitchen window sills with imported beef/pork etc..' Indeed thought provoking post that must be read by all..

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    1. Yeah, very true..:)
      thank q for reading..:D

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  2. We are hypocrite!
    Good luck with writing boss.

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    1. Yep, we are indeed..:)
      Thank q so much..

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  3. We never notice the double-standard nature in us. I also heard the line in one of the southern movies - while in temple we never ask God how He is doing. Indeed we really are selfish.Its a nice write up and thought provoking post as well, brother.

    Write more bro. Like to hear more from the lawyer in the making. :-) Happy vacation.

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    1. yeah, indeed it was from a south indian movie bro..:D
      thank q for ur inspiring words bro...:)

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