You Don't Belong Here

I got the pass...Dribble , Dribble ,Dribble...

Between the legs and explode ...One Man down .

Behind the back, Hesi and Jumpshot.

Something like this 

Here was I about to shoot the ball right into the basket and suddenly a 7ft tall guy comes out of the blues and blocks me. Man, that's embarrassing to get a block head-on  :(

Went to him after the match " Hiii !!!! I Feel You Don't Belong Here ". 

He Said, "Yeah buddy, I am from South Sudan and came to India to get into Medical college as it's cheaper here ". This was during my college days and anyone could with their closed eyes say this guy is not from India. As all of the others were around 5.5-6 ft, speaking Hindi and no comparison of physical built.  

Surprisingly this also gives me a creep, when I observed the world around me through the lens of inquisitiveness. Everything around us is dead and unconscious matter. Only you and me ( collectively the living beings ) are alive, conscious, have feelings, have emotions, and have the ability to think. Shouldn't this also mean that we(conscious beings) also don't belong here(world of unconscious matter)?

Getting Off the Track for a Min

In the above discussion, you saw the beginning of spirituality is inquisitiveness not faith as most of the pseudo followers of science say. That's why the very first aphorism of Vedas is अथातो ब्रह्म जिज्ञासा (जिज्ञासा means inquisitiveness) .

Rather the beginning of science is faith.

Yes, you read it right. Please read again. The beginning of science is faith.

Faith that by using my intelligence and senses I can understand the world around me perfectly.

Anyways coming back to the topic......Do we belong here?

Many philosophers in past have made a very striking point " This world is designed in a way that we find for every urge present in us there is a counter object to satisfy it. For hunger there is food, for thirst, there is water, for the sexual desire there is the opposite gender and the list goes on. But there is one urge for which we don't find it getting satisfied here in this world.

Any random guesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ??

They say it's the desire/urge to live forever and not just forever but happily forever. So there should be a place in this universe where this urge -to live happily forever, is satisfied. As we see all the other urges can be satisfied but not this one. There should be a different world /planet/universe where we can stay happy forever.

Well for many  presence of the very desire in our hearts to live happily forever proves that we don't belong here not just my friend from South Sudan. None of us belong here. Give me a min to explain this with an analogy.

Assume there is a tribal village in a remote corner of India. Where they don't have electricity, gadgets, etc, and are kind of still living in the stone age. A kid from that village goes to his mother and says " Mom I want to have pizza in the lunch please order it from Dominos ".  

The very first response the Mom would give is "How in the world did you come to know about  Pizza?"   There is no way such desire to trigger in the heart as there is no exposure/experience to Pizza in their surrounding.  So how in the first place the kid got this desire to have pizza is questionable?

Extending this logic to our discussion. All of us see around everything is temporary - nothing stays forever. Also, nobody stays happy forever there is a disease, old age, death of near and dear ones, natural calamity, mental stress, etc. So there is no experience or exposure to eternality and living only happily.

Then, How in the first place do we get this desire to live happily forever? It's something to ponder upon.

Nonetheless, we do have it.  Now here is the catch my friend. I want you to read the next part carefully.

Like a kid from a tribal village can't get a desire to have pizza without experience or exposure to it, similarly, we stay in a world, where everything is temporary and is inflicted with suffering but we got a desire to live happy forever. 

This means in past life we have experience of living in a world which is eternal and full of pure happiness. 

Surprisingly this is the main theme of all the religions...You Don't Belong Here.

Bhagavad Gita 

Chapter 8.20 : "Yet there is another unmanifest nature, which is eternal and is transcendental to this manifested and unmanifested matter. It is supreme and is never annihilated. When all in this world is annihilated, that part remains as it is."   


Matthew 6:33: "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness"

Daniel 3:33 "His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom" 


Quran 13:23–24 : "Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring. Angels shall enter from every gate (with the salutation): 'Peace be with you, that you persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!" 

I feel you also don't belong here :)

Interested in such topics:-

1.Discover the Inner Self

2. Perceive God Through The Lens of Einstein, Newton & Darwin



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