“Through the Kaleidoscope”

Have we made religion a barrier more than a means of cognition ?! Have we somewhere in this journey of life recreated religion in a manner to separate us and also in the process forgotten that we are humans first ?!

“We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us”

As much as I wish to disagree, but we all know this from within and can’t help but nod in agreement. Religion as the word suggests is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and also containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

With the prolific presence of different religions and practitioners all around the globe, the essence of the word unison no longer seems to exist. Being humans first, what is most important is the coexistence, a harmonious society and always being there for each other unconditionally, but now even that comes with a (*) above (the T&C tag as we call it). What’s worse is that we have now tag-lined every religion with a specific term to associate it with, not in a good way of course in the larger picture considering the unexplained hatred people have developed towards other religions (not necessarily in case of few), either due to the wrongdoings of a minority, misapprehensions or for reasons unascertained.

The saddening fact however is that being in the 21st century, some of us still choose to tread this path not because we personally intend to, but because our fathers and forefathers still find it right to instil their thoughts or so called ideologies they find correct, and we don’t take a moment to think for ourselves if we personally find them morally correct or even reason out to ourselves why ?! Maybe it is the fear, ego, attitude of superiority, lack of time or just neglect due to mere callousness.

What is the necessity to define, brand or label another person based on whatever background he/she hails from ?! Does who they are now or what they have been through to reach that stage or obstacles surmounted in the process not count ?!

In a generation today, growing at a faster pace with a better intellectual society, one with a better thought process and moral reasoning, its about time we do away with these petty differences, lets be humans first, lets coexist, lets grow together rather than growing on each other, let’s stand united, be there for each other and not think twice before we do so….don’t you not think the world will be so much of a better place to live in ?!

Every religion has good things to say, different in its own manner, but that’s what life is all about right ?! Let’s imbibe these qualities within us and make life more beautiful.

Religion has already resulted in an irreparable rift amongst our forefathers and the society at large in the past counting up until yesterday, but can we better than that ?!

A religion only shows us the path to live a better life, but the mixed society we live in, helps us to grow and nurture together hand in hand. I stand corrected when I say this- “Religions are very important as they help to give us a clear idea between the wrong and the right and also show us the correct path of life though the manner every individual treads in might be different, so rather than judging can we respect and accept that fact!”

Let’s spread the love!

Let’s make this world a better place to live in!

Let’s live for each other! 

More than everything, let’s be humans first!

 

“Traces of Infinity”

by,

Abinay Rao

 

27 Replies to ““Through the Kaleidoscope””

  1. Very welll written!! I, 100% agree with you Abhinay, but its gonna take time. I do see with every new generation the intencity of being very religious is lessened, which is a good thing for peoole who think like us 🙂

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  2. Good Job Abi… I liked the point that we stopped to question the very fact we blindly follow set of definitions, ignoring the reason for definition. Only when we understand why, then we know what religion truely meant, not what it said and then we know if its apt.

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