It’s not easy to talk on religion in these volatile times.How should I pray- I don’t think too much on it. If I discuss with the custodians, they may disagree, I may dismiss it and move on- leaving stand offs and fall outs in our wake. So, I keep my rituals and beliefs to myself. Who needs my feedback?Whose worshipping format is better- yours or mine? Are all your prayers being heard? Well, nearly all of mine too. Its best to keep one’s God and one’s worshipping style to yourself like you keep your love life and weaknesses hidden from the world.You hide your passion, your kink and your loopholes, now hide your prayers too.
So much for the “One” who doesn’t need an abode, doesn’t need a congregation and never asked for cleansing before worshipping. But we do all to imply and propagate that ” my way is the best way”. Some ask questions to be condemned, some find alternatives, starting the same vicious circle of rituals and prayers and atonement and attainment all over again.
Can’t I do away with the rituals, messengers and via media to avoid being stuck in the ‘waiting line’. Why should there be a waiting line to have an audience with the Grand Master of the Universe, our creator? I want My God to hear me straight, with or without the lit lamps, flowers and the incense and the incantations. I want Him to understand my colloquial expressions. I can’t recall the chaste language of the established routine. I don’t want to go hungry in order to get his attention. There are lakhs of impoverished hungry people already ahead of me awaiting his much sought after kind attention and benevolence. I just want my Master to look after my well being after alleviating my sorrows. That is all. The small favours that The Supreme Power doles out to me every now and then are countless and I have my own thanksgiving discourses and hot talks with Him.( He is okay with my worship style)
Which category do I fall into- Atheist or Agnostic or something else? What do you think? What is the best way to connect?