FREEDOM FROM GOD DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
God and His worship have been a part of human civilization for millennia. In fact many philosophers and seers consider God to be unanimous with truth, rather, absolute truth. However for an ordinary person like me faith in God appeared to be paranoid! I never could really understand or appreciate why an individual should suffer the burden of this belief or faith in some other entity alien from himself or herself.
In addition, God and everything associated with God insisted on surrender; unquestioning and unconditioned surrender! The freedom of an individual and his or her behavior, emotions, thoughts and reasoning were brutally challenged in these â€œGodâ€? phenomena and stories and doctrines associated with them. I observed that suppression of such reasoning lead to thriving of
coercion, oppression and exploitation. My urge for freedom, rational thinking and my conscience thus felt suffocated in everything associated with God. But it was not easy to overthrow the overwhelming influence of religious and pious activities and their deep impressions from the early childhood. This was also because, everything sublime, selfless, subtle, serene and supreme
also; was associated with God and related phenomena. In the course of time, I came across the theory and practice of NAMASMARAN and realized that there is no necessity to believe or disbelieve God. What is important is practicing NAMSMARAN like we practice bath or brushing. The objective change common to individual and the universe become self evident. The imagery; both atheist and theist begin to disappear.
The prejudice about theist or prejudice about atheist disappears. In fact all prejudices disappear! You may not believe in anything I have shared here. It is up to you to verify if the chasm between ideals and practices of human beings can be narrowed through NAMASMARAN. DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
FREEDOM FROM GOD DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR God and His worship have been a part of human civilization for millennia. In fact many philosopher...