I read Rajesh’s tweet about सरकार के मुंह में राम बगल में छुरी! And that set me thinking about why people pray ? Very often when I cross a temple, I find hoards of people trying to look pious and “God fearing” … Why fear God ?
Fear is when you don’t know what to expect and fear of a person is when you feel they will harm you… As children, you fear your parents when you think you have hidden something from them, mostly your mistakes. So back to my question – why fear God? In God’s eyes nothing can be wrong since he allowed it, you can’t be wrong since he created you.. So fear and God are oxymorons.
I never feel the need to go to a temple and I found it hard to pray, even for Appa when he was in the hospital. Whatever happens always happens for the right reasons and my advice to my mom when I was very young was “pray if you like for things you want, but learn to accept whatever you get” … So what do I do in a temple ?