hmmm.. my mom left a comment on the last post. that simply begged me to try and put up another post on the same topic.
while i do not want this to be a place for engaging in a debate of my mom's and my own beliefs, i have to respond to it. it just calls out to the person in me to try to make someone understand what i am trying to say.
i have already given a distinction between religion and a lot of other things in my last post.
at the risk of sounding preachy i am going to try to explain some more of my ideas.
you have been warned.
not that i have been doing anything different till now.
being indian simply means that the mind works on one additional plane a lot better.
the spiritual plane.
while the occult, and the wondering about life, and the acceptance of the craziness is maybe just a little easier for us.
but it also adds a level of discrimination in our heads.
that of religion.
weirdly, i have observed that the different religions and even the different communities think differently in india. not everyone.. but a sizeable majority.
so don't start riots out there due to this post. 😉
that, at the end of it all, all of us are homo sapiens doesn't seem to matter.
no, he's muslim, this one's gujarati, that other's punjabi, and yet another's tamil. and those all the way over there: they're christian.
how does it all matter ?
the religion is just a path. a different path does not make you a different person. you make the person that is you.
the community is just a group. again, they will affect your behaviour, and to an extent, you. but they do not decide what you are. or who you are.
love has nothing to do with all this. its a completely separate entity. after all its an emotion that one feels. and doesn't even realise until one feels it.
one cannot even classify it successfully. one just knows.
its something that we often associate with the heart. rather than the head.
even though, scientifically, thats not possible.
but then, love lies outside any parameters, any ideas that we can ever have.
so why do we keep mixing up the two? we fall in love with the person. not the religion. not the community. and i don't think there is any way of making our soul differentiate between these different “classifications”, that we humans have released among people.
and finally the practicality of it. real love, true love involves a lot of compromise. not actual sacrifice.
i believe, that practically speaking, life is a compromise. between living and dying.
thats an interesting way of looking at it! 😀
the trouble of it all is that very few out there want to accept this. they all know it. but will not accept it.
and thats where all the trouble lies.
because this means that they will not even allow any kind of amalgamation of these two concepts.
and thats what brings all this crashing down.
and that's why love is rarely given a chance.
and that's a very important part of this system.
as well as of life.