Tuesday, July 30, 2013

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I avoid writing about religion or politics as a rule but happenings in the recent past have made me make an exception to that self imposed rule.

I firmly believe that religion is an individual’s choice. It is in ones heart and there is no need to show that one is very religious. God is one and it is we who have given different names to pray in the way we want to. God is not deaf. A silent prayer said from heart reaches God rather than all the noise we make in our unwanted efforts to send our request to God. We project ourselves as followers of whatever religion we believe in but indulge in acts which no religion would ever preach. Unfortunately some leaders with eye of what they can gain misguide the gullible youth in the name of religion. Can anyone enlighten me if there is any religion which preaches violence against unarmed, old, women or children going about their normal duties? Don’t we think that any person who does this needs to be penalized? I know our police has earned notoriety by indulging in corruption, favoritism and fake encounters to please bosses – political mainly. Police reforms is another subject which needs to be paid attention by each and everyone of us. Even keeping shortcoming of police in view, does it make us correct in supporting one who has indulged in such ghastly activities against humans? I know that it is difficult to come to terms that our near and dear one may be wrong but we should think with open & logical mind for the sake of humanity as whole.

Politics, we all know is dirty as we have been hearing about this right from our childhood – family politics, society politics, school politics, college politics, office politics etc etc. I have very serious doubts if any political leader ever thinks of what nation needs for progressing. In my opinion each & everyone of them first think of themselves, then kith & kin followed by party and in such cluttered mind there is no space for national interest. All they see is CHAIR and how to garner votes to get that. Do they ever think rationally about what they do, misuse of authority or power by promising what not, just to get votes may damage the fabric of nation. Again who is to blame for this -  WE the people who accept all this with attitude HOW DOES IT MATTER TO ME?


Food for thought, isn’t it? 

4 comments:

Jyoti Mishra said...

these days all they think about is money and power..
democracy is deteriorating and for politicians every action is performed with only single goal.. Vote Bank.

I'm not saying that there aren't good people in syste. Of course there are but, how many ?

Jyoti Mishra said...

these days all they think about is money and power..
democracy is deteriorating and for politicians every action is performed with only single goal.. Vote Bank.

I'm not saying that there aren't good people in syste. Of course there are but, how many ?

Vinaya Naidu said...

We can change at an individual level,it looks like nobody can really change the system
When Anna's Lokpal movement happened in 2011, we were actively involved..my husband and me...later it all crumbled apart!
Now Kejriwal and his AAP is being harassed...honest officers are being murdered/falsely imprisoned/transferred

Jack said...

JYOTI :

Unfortunately those few persons who are clean can not do anything due to being outnumbered. We all need to join hands to bring about the change so badly needed. Let us start with using our right to vote judiciously and also speak against wrong doings. Take care


VINAYA :

You have very rightly said that we need to start this at our individual level. You must be aware that though all parties have major differences with others but when it comes to saving their own skin they all join hands, even to take on Supreme Court which is trying to clean the system. Take care