A myth or Reality?

SUMANA SAHA

 

Is “He” a myth or a reality? – This is a question most of us might have asked ourselves, in our teenage days, and probably continue to do so. In my humble opinion, there is never a right answer to this question. Just as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, the answer to whether there is a “Him” or not, lies, no doubt, in the mind of either the skeptic or the believer. And I’m a believer.

For me, “He” is not a myth but a Reality. I believe that just like there has to be a ‘controlling factor’ that regulates the working of the stars, the many other celestial bodies and who knows how many other universes; Just like there has to be a ‘controlling factor’ that created the largest and the smallest of its manifestations with equal precision; a seemingly metaphysical mastermind that created a several billion other human beings, each completely unique in his/her own way, that ‘controlling factor’ is what Meera Bai called “Him”.

In the darkest times of our lives, we might turn to a Force greater than ourselves, a Force who exudes positively and inspires us to lead a more purposeful life, full of new meaning. That ‘force’ is what I prefer to call “His” Divine Touch.

History has witnessed miracles. Can we subdue all of them as mere co-incidences? I think not. Moreover, the infinite universe can be created either by an immutable source or a ‘factor’ that set things into perpetual motion.

While atheists and ‘rational thinkers’, according to Sigmund Freud, use ‘syllogistic tautology’ (contradictory implications) to disprove the existence of “Him”, I use the more self-effacing doctrine of ‘faith’. It is significant to remember here that while for the believer, no proof is necessary, for the skeptic, no proof is enough. There is also no gainsaying the old and apparently “Wilde” suggestion that a cynic knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.

While some might prefer an Impersonal “Him”, there are also those who prefer an omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent “Him” who pervades the life of “His” believer.

 

 

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