What is God?

October 5, 2011

Being from a religious and spiritual place like Banaras, I get to talk about religion often. Banaras holds very very importance in Hinduism and Buddhism. I am from a Hindu family, but I’m not religious at all. And I don’t call myself Hindu, as I don’t follow any religion.

Since, I don’t follow any religion, I am asked what do I think about spirituality and existence of God etc. I have some view about existence of God, which I would be like to write here.


Universe is made of several elements (From elements, I mean things, not elements which know from Chemistry) like stone, air, animals, plants, planets, fire etc etc. From view of Godly eyes, a piece of stone is as much important as a plant, and both are as important as a human. But most of religious people would imagine God being in a human form. Since we are human, we see God as human. If elephants have a conception of God, then probably their God is an Elephant; and for trees, it would be a tree. If the piece of stone could think about God, then it’s God would be Himalaya possibly.

Common conception is that you can please God by praying him/her. Some people also believe that God would be unhappy if they worship properly. If someone gets happy with worships (and becomes unhappy if not worshipped properly), then I would say, it’s very human-like behaviour. It is not a ‘God-like’ behaviour at all.

Universal Nature is the God

People say, this universe is so huge and there must be a power who would manage all this. Of course they mean God. I do believe there is such power, which really is. I call it ‘Nature (in universal sense, not only the Earth)’ and the universe is governed by ‘the Rules of Nature’. So, I say, Nature is the God. It’s the power which governs the universe, and is not in form of a man/woman, nor elephant, nor tree, nor stone. It does not have a physical existence. It is just the rules, laws and principals, which applies on every object in this universe.

To understand it, first of all you need to give up the idea that humans are the centre of the universe. Or even the idea that living things are the most important elements of universe. The universe is just too large to think ourselves it centre. Even our great Sun is very tiny in front of the real giant stars.

Being physically un-existing, it treats every object in the universe equally. For it, a piece of stone holds equal importance as you do. So if you pray and worship, it’s not going to do any special favour for you. And the piece of stone that is not able to offer any (apparently) is not going to be left behind in getting free favours just because it’s not able to offer any worship.


A lot of people live with the fear that our world will end in the year 2012. I find it funny though. Even if the world ends in 2012 somehow, I won’t have problem in dying when the whole world is dying. May be my personal view. :)

Well, the origin of this “end of the world thing” is funny too. They refer stuffs from ancient religious books to modern scientific conceptions. I like the way they explain the things in the way they want to.

I live in a country where there are many thousands of such people, who love to make prophecies on everything happening in the world.  Most of them know how to make people fool. I really admire their talent.

There have been hundreds of prophecies of the end of the world so far. But well, I am still here writing these lines on my computer, sitting in my room at the home. But this latest 2012 thing is the most popular among those. I have seen people who are really scared of it.  It would be funny to know that some people used to say that a planet called ”Plane X or Nibiru” would collide to the earth and everything would be ended… in 2003. The year 2003 came and passed, but  we were still alive. Now they say it will collide in 2012. (Hi! I time-traveled and I am in the year 2013 right now. The world still okay and some people are saying that the planet X will collide to the earth in the year 2020.)

This theory of Planet X/Nibiru came from mind of a women, who claims she can receive messages from people from other planet. And the people of that planet chose her to warn the mankind (man&woman-kind… I am not a sexist).

The base of the 2012 thing is the calender which belongs to the ‘Maya Civilization’. Mayan Civilization is well known for its arts, mathematics, astronomy and architecture. Mayan civilization was at its peak from 250 AD to 900 AD in Southern North America. (Some people believe that there were aliens who guided them. I am not talking about Steven Spielberg.)

According to the Mayan Calender, world have to come to its end  on 21st December, 2012. Well, I would not say that the Maya Calender says so. May be it’s the case of explaining the things in the way you want. An Mayan archaeologist ‘Jose Huchm’ states,

“If I went to some Mayan-speaking communities and asked people what is going to happen in 2012, they wouldn’t have any idea. That the world is going to end? They wouldn’t believe you. We have real concerns these days, like rain.”

Doesn’t this statement explain a lot?

Maya Calender

I observed that the duration of time span covered by the Mayan Calender ends on 21st December in 2012. And… and the starting-point is equivalent to August 11, 3114 BC. That means there was no world before the year 3114 BC?

World existed before 3114 BC so world will exist after 2012 AD, the Maya Calender is just not covering the time span beyond these years.  After 31st December, life continues with 1st of January of the new year… and the new calender.

Some people refer old religious scriptures. They talk about Doomsday of Islam, Judgement-day of Christianity etc. So what’s the point? Everything has to end one day, so will be happening with the world. But how do you know it will happen in the year 2012, Bible or Quran don’t tell about the year of 2012?? Experts totally reject the claims of mentioning of this date in the books.

If you are care of religious scriptures, then listen about the Hinduism too. According to Hinduism, the world runs in a cycle of ‘Yug’ or era. And we are living on the last era of the cycle, called ‘Kaliyug’. At the end of Kaliyug, the current world will end and new world will begin. But according to it, Kaliyug has total 432000 years and only 511o years have passed yet.

Some people are scientific and talk about NASA and magnetic fields of the Sun. NASA is scientific and they have an official website, so check out what they say about this 2012 thing:


So use you mind and stay happy! Just love the nature.

Google users think: Nations

September 23, 2009

Screen-shots of Google’s search keywords suggestions, which are based on the trends of the most searched keywords on Google Search.

These are exact screen-shots what I got on Google.com on date 23-9-2009. These are not my views at all.

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