has made us Zombies
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must believe in the concept of God and religion to benefit from it. If you
do not have faith in the method, it does not work for you. The more faith
you have in the method, the more it will work for you and the less you will
question the system. The more it closes your mind and the more it blinds
you. You act like a zombie.
Faith in our current method
has blinded us from even attempting to look for a better method to
spirituality and to explain the spiritual laws.
clearly the method has not worked overall. And clearly, there is a need to
look for a better method.
us from having a fresh look at religious rules and rituals? And what stops
us from looking for a better method? Here lies the catch. Faith has blinded
us from even attempting to look for a better method to spirituality and to
explain the spiritual laws. Just like law of Gravitational forces, there
exists a spiritual law. Scriptures have tried to explain the Spiritual Law
by using the concept of God or the psychotherapy of God. Because love and
faith are important components of this therapy, (as we saw in Fig.
4.9) instead of trying to explore that spiritual law
objectively, we have got emotionally attached to the scriptures and their
creators. We do not get emotionally attached to Newton or Galileo who
explained the physical laws. To understand Newton and Galileo, you have to
use your brain. To understand Christ, Buddha, etc. and their preaching, the
present day religion requires that the heart is involved, and that is the
root cause of all problems.
are all in a Trance
Just like law of
Gravitational forces, there exists a spiritual law. Scriptures have
tried to explain the Spiritual Law by using the concept of God
of god and religion is a psychotherapeutic method. We all have been under
psychotherapy. We all have been in a trance. We need to come out of it.
in one of the student festivals in my college, students from medical
college gave a demonstration of hypnosis on the stage. Volunteers were
called to stage and they were hypnotised in front of a big audience.
yourself in the audience. You can see that the people on stage were in a
state of trance. A person in a trance says and does anything that the
hypnotist asks him to say or do. If the hypnotist says “you are in a
lovely world, you need not worry as someone is caring for you, someone is
protecting you”, the subject actually feels good. While you as a spectator
know that it is all imaginary but the subject does not know anything. If you
were on the stage, you would obviously not know that you are in a trance.
It is only
when you look at yourself as the audience, if you be away from the hypnosis
like a spectator, far removed from the influence that you will see the
effect of hypnosis working on someone. A person under religious influence is
also under a trance or under hypnosis. Since we are all under the influence,
we do not realize it. It is only when you look at yourself as a spectator,
far removed from the influence of religion, you will realize that the
religious hypnosis is working on you, that you are in a trance. In fact, all
of us are in a trance under the influence of religion.
should acknowledge that this is the current best method to reach high energy
state or to tap one’s spiritual energy to good cause, we should take an
objective look at it and see what are its merits and demerits. We should
come out of the trance and see what has been the outcome of man having
adopted this method. Its greatest merit is that it is the most widely used
method to improve our state of mind and our energy state. We should not be
blind to the demerits of this method.
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