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Too many gods spoil the faith

Maybe, I should now pray to God in some another form. This whole Mother Goddess and mom things are mixing up. Or maybe they were true when they said I should pray to Lord Vishnu only because am born in some Vaishnav family.

But seriously, do so many Gods or gods exist? They say 33 crores gods exist. A bit of research shew there are 33 types of gods, including the Supreme God. So where does all this mythology fit in?

It's all fiction because God said (in Bhagwad Gita) that all paths lead to him. Call Him by any name, in any form.

It cannot be that the God of Mohammad was different to that of Jesus. Why does Ramayana mention that Lord Ram prayed to Lord Shiva prior to attacking Lanka. And Lord Hanuman prayed to Lord Ram.

The Shri Hanuman Chalisa says people praying to Lord Hanuman attain Lord Rama. If that's the case, praying to Lord Rama, who is considered incarnation of Lord Vishnu, should direct us to Lord Shiva. But again, Lord Shiva (not Rudra) is always seen meditating so there must be a higher faculty.

Then where is the difference? Isn't it all the same? And whom did God tell His name? Aren't all names just products of the early poet's thinking? But still, if I try to listen to a bhajan dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it feels I am ignoring God Mother. Because the entire thing is fed to us, our brains washed, from the moment of our birth. I read somewhere that our brains are programmed to shut off if anything contradictory is fed to it. Anyway, changes in belief systems are hard to accept.

There was this tale I read as a kid that a woman gets a silver idol of Lord Buddha. She becomes so obsessed with it that she starts thinking her Buddha is different than others' Buddha and in an attempt to keep it pure, ruins the idol.

That's what is happening to us. Each of us has created a personal God that overshadows the real God. And in trying to keep our personal God separate from others' Gods, we simply ruin the way we should perceive and pray to God.
Arun Kumar
Sent on 30/10/17 at 2051 hours (IST)


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