Sunday, May 30, 2010

BRIBES

We speak so much about corruption but if you really search your heart honestly it will dawn on you that we all believe in bribes, at least for giving it. When we are very keen on getting something or want something to happen in our life, don’t we communicate with God that if this happens we will do this or that – acts like offering special prayers with sweets or keeping fast or giving to charity or any other such promise. Is that not like offering bribe to God? Why can we not do what we so promise always instead of making it special offer for some favour?

23 comments:

♫♪♥Lonely Dreamer♥♪♫ said...

Agree with you totally!
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littlemissjuicy said...

Very unique and intelligent post.

However, I think it all has to do with intention. I don't suppose we intend to 'bribe' God, rather we feel the gratitude genuinely when we wish to say extra prayers if God gives us the extra something.

Being Pramoda... said...

Thats soo naked truth. very nice uncle.. i dont believe god, but i do observe the similar kind og beahaviour in many other things especially whn i'm with my loved ones..:)

PS: How r u?hav nice time..

♦ Crazy Diamond ♦ said...

i guess bribing is in the blood

sulagna ™ said...

i completely see your point Jack uncle..but the people who matter, refuse to see it...

Ellen said...

I guess people engage in 'bribing' for many different reasons of their own. But just because many do it does not make it right.

As for offerings accompanying prayer. I think it's a tradition started ages ago practiced by different religions. And because it is a practice by humans then it takes on diverse human reasons or intent or purposes. As diverse as the race, culture, and creed of our world.

Jack said...

JUHI :

Thanks for your supportive comment. I have visited and left my comment. You write so well that it is just not possible to dislike it. Take care


L M J :

If we say thanks to God for what is given to us, it is genuinely showing our gratitude but what do you say when we promise to do some act if God grants what we ask for? Why can we not do what we promise without any preconditions? Take care


PRAMODA :

Nice to see you and being with me on this issue. Take care


C D :

We need to do something to purify our blood, isn't it? Take care


SULAGNA :

It is true that those who matter turn a blind eye to it. Take care


ELLEN :

My point basically was that why should we put preconditions for doing good act, why can we not do it with our heart always? Let God grant us what we deserve and we should be grateful for that. And it is for every religion. Take care

starry said...

Just stopped by to say hello.I truly agree with what you have written.

ash89 said...

so true! I guess we've all done this at some point in life.

Maria said...

Have u heard these lines from a song in 3 idiots- rishwat dena toh khud papa ne sikhaya...99% marks laoge toh ghadi, warna chhadi!

Says much...

Jack said...

STARRY :

Welcome to my space. Hope to see your views on my older posts too. I will try to visit you a s a p. Take care


ASH :

Thanks for supporting comment. Should we not try to do good deeds always? Take care


MARIA :

Factual words, isn't it? Take care

Divaa Divine said...

sad souls you make us sound like :( which is true! but then really? are we all?

BROKEN STAR said...

Relationships are also made on the basis of offers these days...

Jack said...

D D :

Well, I put across what I felt. And it seems to be true. Take care


B S :

Sad, isn't it? Take care

Bebo said...

Hi Jack Uncle :)
How r u?
Am back :)
Hope you remember me..
Regards
Sonal

Jack said...

SONAL :

I am so glad to see you back. I will visit your space after this.

Take care

BROKEN STAR said...

yup really sad...but what to do its life and we are part of it....it is better to surrender sumtimes!

suruchi said...

Ironically, what you mention here Jack is soooooooo true!
I abhor superstitions of all kinds yet my all time favourite game with bhagwaan ji is... “Get me this n I promise to ‘chadhao’ a parshad of so-n-so amount in your temple”

I guess certain things come like pre-conditioning...
Another sad but true facet of our lives!

Jack said...

B S :

We should try to reduce sadness as much as we can, isn't it? Take care


SURUCHI :

We all do it. Over the last few years I have overcome this habit and now I try to do what I feel should be done instead of promising God that in return of some blessing. Take care

Tranquility Speaks said...

Very true! I think by offering God material things, somewhere we are giving ourselves the confidence that our labor will bear fruits. And labor includes the actual act plus the offerings. The reassurance that someone up there will take care of everything...the only explanation I can think of!

Aswin Ram said...

Somebody please make corruption LEGAL.

Jack said...

ASWIN :

Welcome to my space. That may seem to be an easy way out to control it but do you seriously think it would work? We need to raise awareness level of masses to ensure no one gives bribes, thus corruption would get eradicated automatically, isn't it? I know it is a dream but unless we dream how do we reach our goals? Take care

ritika said...

This is an extremely serious problem u picked up, we all talk about it, yet we all are a part of it?? what is it?? when i went for my driving test, dat bloody officer has failed me thrice, he took bribes right in front of me, i didn't bribe, so he failed me !!