Monday, 11 July 2016

Heaven Cafe! Come and taste Manna and Nectar

Fear psychosis is the main trigger behind the theory of hell and heaven. This concept is evolving in the assumption that human behavior may be influenced under duress or the fear of the unknown. That goodies would head for heaven and baddies for hell has been the belief sown in the heart of the society just to regulate human behavior; to prevent people from living by conceit.

The word heaven always excites me and sets me indulge in fantasies. I fancy heaven a nice hang out where I can date and dine with Apsaras. Where Angels, flapping their wings, are waiting for your commands. It's a place where you could stretch your limbs and relax with a plate of manna for a brunch followed by a cup of nectar.

But what about hell? To your dismay, you don't get a rosy picture of it from the believers. They cherish calling it a den, a predators' liar and sinner's refuge helmed by ghosts or demons. Thus the Faithfuls' description of the hell goes overboard. They do this deliberately just to create a scare in the minds of  fellow humans.

It has been the surmise of the humanity that souls leaving bodies reach out to the precinct of god and wait there until the Judgment day. Lord Chitragupta, after browsing the 'pava and punya account of a soul allot it either heaven or hell. Again, that is the faith of the believers. But non believers call it a gimmick saying that it's another Amar Chitra Katha, a steroid one at that.

Unfortunately, most humans  buy this stuff as they like to be believers rather than intellects.
Another reason the yours truly adduce for the heaven and hell notion is the creation of man with a mind and consciousness. Man, with his innate mental powers, it was thought, might ruin the world if it didn't turn good for him. And there emerged, thanks to the Vedas and other religious scriptures, the 'Two House' belief just to rein in man from doing harm to other creatures.

Fear about hell was a deterrent factor  until man chose to live within the confines of his home. He was dormant, parochial prior to the technological blitzkrieg that took over the world. His vast knowledge that he acquired through research soon busted the heaven and hell syndrome that has been chasing him for aeons. Determined to survive in this fast paced world, he is now concerned only with getting his next meal. He doesn't bother about what would happen to him after his death.

Man now pooh poohs the heaven-hell hype that becomes the butt of jokes. "Go to heaven for the climate, and hell for the company," runs a snide remark of Mark Twain. That man has mellowed with times and amassed funds of knowledge make irrelevant what kind of dwelling he will get after his death. Religion, having failed to exploit man with the idea of a human getting either an abode or den after demise now resort  to other means to scare him.

Hindu religion always cherish telling people that another avatar of Lord Krishna is on the anvil. It reminds us about the declaration of the Lord , aeons ago, that He would come to the earth whenever Adharma slays Dharma. Not to be undone by the Hinduism, Christianity too proclaim Jesus Christ would soon descent in our midst and heal us of all our sins.

Though life becomes knotty, making our fight inevitable for our survival, we still could explore avenues to make our life a la heaven. Let not the fear of getting hell after death decide about the necessity of being a righteous person. A mind that cries for others' suffering is enough to make a human an Atman. Getting into such a mindset, we can have a haven under our feet while living and grab it even after death.







17 comments:

  1. Thanks for your visit and comments

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  2. All most all the religions talk about the judgement day. The day of deliverance. And this causes fear psychosis. A Well written post :)

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  3. In fear of judgement days we are ruining the present and restrict ourselves to feel this gifted life

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  4. I am the believer you are talking of in your post :) and I dont fear judgement day and think of doing good but I do good because I feel it is repaid in plenty..am I selfish ;) nice post :)

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  5. Fear is there in subconscious mind probably due to subtle grinding in from childhood days. Great read Sir!

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  6. I wonder what is there for people who do not believe in afterlife? Dust to dust? I agree, so much is happening in this life that there is no time to think of an afterlife!

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  7. No dead man came back and said what were hell and heaven like.But deep down there is something about them.Interesting post.

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  8. Very nice analysis. Fear is used by many as the weapon to get the result they want.

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  9. It is all here....on this earth that we live. We make it with our own hands....heaven as well as hell....these days it is becoming more of a hell....

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  10. The line that stood out the most, to me was that man likes to be a believer more than an intellect.
    I have my doubts about heaven and hell, and judgement day. I somehow like the idea of conscience. :)

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  11. But religion is still having its hold on people in India, and Asia in general. Otherwise how can the temples and the churches amass this much wealth in direct proportion to the believers fear of hell?

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  12. The basis of any religion is fear..it is the afterbirth n after death tales that guide humans towards religious followings..v nice article

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  13. The basis of any religion is fear..it is the afterbirth n after death tales that guide humans towards religious followings..v nice article

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  14. Well we have so many beliefs it is tough to say which one is correct.. but to each on his own

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  15. Yes, its upto everybody to believe his/her theory. Somewhere, I just feel that Man has been slowly corrupted - rather illusioned by fallacy - that a higher order might come and save the day for you. So they continue to build fairy tales and hope more - hope is not bad, but leaving everything untried and every stone unturned is real bad.

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  16. I guess its once karma or wrong doing makes them believe the notion of existence of heaven or hell!

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  17. Neither heaven visitors nor hell visitors never come back to witness,that's pity.

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