God and Racism

God and Racism

Racism continues

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

I have a dream that one day in Alabama, little black boys, and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as brothers and sisters.” These famous words are from Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr’s speech, “I Have a Dream,” in Washington, D.C. His speech gives a clear vision of an ideal society where God and racism can not coexist. This is the standard for a people if they claim God created us as equal and to be discrimination-free towards all its people.

It had been almost three score years since this speech was delivered. Dr. King always wanted to see American society evolve into a racist-free community one day. Unfortunately, even after over half a century, racism has remained one of the deepest-rooted problems in America and the world.

What does God think about racism?

Racism is not about noticing skin color. Racism is thinking one’s color is better than another. And that kind of judgment can lead to all kinds of b.s. God never intended one race or color to be above another for it is said more than once that we are all brothers and sisters. Racism, in its simplest terms, is the discrimination and discriminatory oppressive behavior toward others due to skin color or the culture one comes from, the kind of clothing one wears, or even the type of language one speaks. It also includes discrimination due to one’s country of origin, religious beliefs, etc. Several historical examples show the Historical Origins and development of Racism and how people have faced racism in various forms.

One of the most famous examples is whites’ discrimination against Black people simply due to their skin color in America and European countries. Another example of racism is anti-Semitism, i.e., the hatred and mistreatment of Jews.

A form of racism that targets people of the Jewish faith. The peak of this anti-Semitism was seen during The Holocaust instigated by Adolf Hitler.  Millions of Jews were killed in a mass genocide because of their Jewish background[1]. Jews were the scapegoat and blamed for everything wrong in the world. This race blame is a popular game in the political world from the beginning of time until now. Just find someone to blame is easy and emotional. We love to blame others. That is human nature.

There is no need to peep into history. We can observe our surroundings and easily see racism happening in some form or another right among us. One is alienate from the school sports team if they look, talk or act differently from other players. One is side-line from his friends’ circle because he comes from another land with different habits. Furthermore, one can seen as something less than the others.

If he puts a long tilak on his forehead as in the Hindu system has a long beard. And white cap as followed in the Muslim community, or has a weird kind of turban on his head as worn in Sikh traditions. He is still human just as equal to any other human.  Suppose a person speaking a different language lives in a particular community having a common foreign language. In that case, that person is made to feel separate from the community on certain occasions. Discrimination of people based on caste, creed, or gender is also visible worldwide.

Just like Cancer

Just as cancer starts with a small portion of the body and gradually spreads, taking control of the whole body and eventually leading to the death of the person. Similarly, this racism is also as bad as cancer in modern society. Ultimately defeating the unity of society by attacking the differences instead of the commonalities.

Fear of the unknown also contributes to misunderstanding and distrust. Someone may have “heard” about those kinds of people and so they sow the rumors that lead to fear and lack of compassion and human understanding.

How does racism affect society?

How does racism affect society?

It is said that Man is a social animal and cannot live without society. Still, suppose a man chooses to remain on the platform of animalistic thinking and propensities. In that case, he must live without society as there is no peace, harmony, or happiness in a community of lower-vibrational animals. The kind of impact racism leaves on people’s lives is egregious. Specific incidents from people’s lives worldwide are sufficient to show what kind of society we live in. But we can do better when we consider God and racism.

As a black girl, I have experienced a lot of pain because of my skin color. Being an Indian Muslim in America, I can say that I have experienced racism and microaggressions quite a few times. I was in elementary school, asking my friend if I could go to her house. She said, “No, sorry, my dad doesn’t like Indians.” A lot of my childhood friends were nonblack, and I often was made to feel like an outsider with them,” says KJ from Texas[2].

Throughout the years. I have heard multiple “jokes” about all Muslims — or even just brown people in general—being terrorists, says Ridah Shaikh. Lakhwant Singh was working in his suburban Denver liquor store in April 2020 when a man walked in, assaulted him, damaged products, shouted profanity, and yelled. “Go back to your country”[2].

Recent research on racism post-pandemic is more worrying. Asian Americans are more likely than any other group to say they have been subject to slurs or jokes because of their ethnicity since the coronavirus outbreak. Sizable shares of Black and Asian adults worry other people might be suspicious of them if they wear a mask in public.

Since the coronavirus outbreak. Most Asian Americans (58%) and 45% of Black Americans say it is more common for people to express racist views toward their group. These are some of the research results shared by the Pew Research Organization[3]. Let’s talk about God and racism. Does God discriminate?

Can God help us solve racism?

Can God help us solve racism?

So far, we have discussed God and racism, its origin to some extent, and various incidents. Does God discriminate? Of course not however. I want to suggest the root cause of racism from the perspective of religion and God and a simple solution to eradicate it. As it is evident from people’s experience, racism originates from an individual’s bias or prejudice, which stems from his own identity. Self-preservation is the first and fundamental law of nature.

Every individual wants to preserve their body, mind, ideas, thinking, feelings, beliefs, and emotions. During this process, he creates likes and dislikes because he is the center of the activity. One who agrees with his ideas and views is included in his circle, and the rest he excludes. One sees and promotes the views and priorities of one group or “category” of people over others.

When this process expands from person to family to society to community and ultimately to nation. Discrimination originates in colossal form. Which we can call systematic racism when it runs through many areas of society, from law enforcement to housing to finances. In all these expressions, the aim is one’s self-satisfaction and maintenance of superiority of beliefs, thoughts, and emotions.

What does God say about racism?

Let us see God’s word on racism through various religious scriptures about racism. Starting with the classic Indian spiritual text- The Bhagavad Gita, where Lord Krishna informs us that we are not these bodies but souls, indicating I am not Indian, American, etc.

I do not belong to a particular society, community, family, or even mind. I am pure spirit soul, and part and parcel of God, above all these bodily designations. Since we are not purified, we identify ourselves with body & mind and fight with each other on superficial physical identifications. Verse 5.18 of the Bhagavad Gita gives us the vision of an elevated person. Who has come to this realization of soul? “The humble sage, by true knowledge sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater [outcaste].

What does God say about racism in the Bible?

Racism and the Bible –  As per The Bible, Galatians 3:26 Romans 8:14, we are all children of God, and hence we are brothers and sisters. In the holy Quran, in the matter of dealings with other people. The Qur’an says. “Do not let the hatred of others you meet allow you to swerve to do wrong and depart from justice.” “Be just: that is next to piety.” (Quran Surah Al-Maa’idah, 5:8) . Do not let your enmity for your enemies exceed the limits and turn you away from justice in either words or actions.” And even though The Bible does mention slavery, it does not condemn it nor approve of it. But even here it seems to want us to treat everyone equally.

Ephesians 6:5

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Ephesians 6:9

And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Similar instructions can found in other religious scriptures.

So a careful study of all these scriptures gives us a clear understanding of how to treat other human beings, on a level equal to oneself. Free from any discrimination because God created us equal. But someone may question how religion can solve the problem of racism.

It might be difficult to imagine, religion can help the race situation. When there have been ongoing conflicts between various religious groups. This happens when people live with a false conception of the Hindu, Muslim, or Christian. God and the many sects without acknowledging that the sun, although known by different names in various countries is the same. It equally distributes sunshine to everyone. A rose, by any other name, is still a rose and smells so sweet.

Hence, acknowledging that God is one and we all are his children is key. Even if this principle is practiced daily, racism from its roots can be ended if these principles are taught in all churches, schools, colleges, and homes from today onward.

Experiencing racism at work?

Experiencing racism at work can be a difficult and traumatic experience. It can take many forms, from overt discrimination and harassment to more subtle forms of bias and microaggressions. The impact of racism at work can be far-reaching. Affecting not only an individual’s job performance and career prospects but also their mental and physical health.

The issues between God and racism can complete very quickly. Recently there has been a great debate on teaching Critical Race Theory in America because some fear that CRT admonishes. All white people for being oppressors, while classifying all black people as hopelessly oppressed victims. Yes, it may happen. But even if it is not taught people can go to the internet and learn this theory in great detail. Nowadays, social media can be so influential – even more than schools or colleges.

The difference is known by everybody, but discussing the problem will get you a wide range of solutions. Our government, police, and society can help us to some extent. Still until and unless we revolutionize our consciousness and do not make this simple principle of deep conviction in our hearts a priority. The evil of racism will continue in society. 

Unfortunately, we think teaching Science, Math, Engineering, Law, etc., is essential for children, but also learning how to treat our fellow humans with dignity and respect and how best to live a life one can feel proud of – one that is just and right is even more important.

Still, lessons in practicing humility, tolerance, equal treatment, and justice cannot be ignored. And the common practice of resorting to intolerance should be stopped.

The height of the illusion is that one knows a person can drive a plane, repair a car or fight a case in court if and only if he has practiced making himself qualified. Still, we expect these saintly qualities to manifest in oneself automatically without practice. If not supported by our elders and leaders, where will they lead us, and will it be a place we will be happy?

Whether it’s a question of the external world or the inner world of human beings. No skill or quality can develop without regular practice and dedication. Since it’s an internal disease of an individual. The solution must come from inside but be encouraged and supported by those who want to because we understand the desirability of living in a just society. The preference of living in justice for all, for if not, you could be next to suffer in an untethered world ruled by fear and emotions.

All of us owe the search and cure of racism not only to those wronged but also to those who judged and have the power to affect the situations when we do not follow our better angels. But when we slip into the human darker characteristics of anger, fear, blame, and suspicion based on things we heard or told by our leaders or media industry, it could lead us to disaster.

Speaking about media, some do not consider that the surest way to increase viewers for news shows is to sensationalize them. Using fear and anger will get more to watch.

One of the key lessons in the Christian Bible is thou shalt, not judge. Yet that is what we do so easily. We are responsible for the crime of judging a person, and more, judging another unknown person by only what we see and not what is inside them. We need to strive to find out what is inside every one of God’s children. Remember, God created us equal, and not to just see what is outside to judge. For all to join in prejudiced emotions running unchecked without asking for wisdom and the universal love that God gave us.


[1] https://www.britannica.com/topic/anti-Semitism

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Surrendering to God's Love



After losing my mother, father, and sister when I was a child, I had not experienced a mother’s love. When I was three years old, I lost my mother, which took a toll on me, making me crave love my entire life. I grew up with three half-sisters and my stepmother, but I always felt alone. In a room full of people, I still felt lonely. My time was always spent locked up in my room. I distanced myself from my family. And, of course, God’s love was nowhere to find.

I grew up thinking about universal love and happiness.

When I found the love, I gave out more than I received. I went the extra mile in relationships because I was afraid of rejection. One of the most savage yet significant quotations I’ve read is, ‘If you were not fed love on a spoon. You would always lick it off knives.’ Of course, I only got temporary love from the world, which did not last. I got into a relationship where they treated me like crap, and worst of all, I begged to stay in the relationship because I was willing to choose pain as long as it was linked to love, as Lauren Eden did. You alone are god and I surrender to your ways.

The world didn’t give me the love I craved, so I began looking for the love of God. All It did was leave me hollow and desperate for more attention. I was tired of disappointment after disappointment, and my spirit couldn’t take anymore. And that is when I came into an encounter with my creator when I had lost all hope. As I was crying on the floor, I realized that the world could not satisfy my deepest desires, and I turned and surrendered everything to God.


Since God created us in His image, we all have a little piece of God in us, and when life pushes us to the wall, we turn to a power higher than us. When I was in my darkest pit, I remembered a higher authority than me and my problems, and I knelt and said a little prayer.

My relationship was in shambles; my business was going down the drain. Even on my knees, I prayed for God to fix my current life because I did not want to give it up; I did not want to give up my control. Spirituality is more about letting go rather than gaining. That is how God works. Many women surrendered to god.

After fighting for so long, I finally decided to give all my burdens to the Almighty. I completely surrendered to God. IAndfelt the idea of what to do about my relationship and business – I let it go. I was willing to let God take control, I mean, I had tried to control it myself, and it almost brought me to the grave, so I let the perfect designer design my life the way He pleased. It was the best decision I ever made. Sing worship songs about surrendering to god

God’s love-Think about God

God's love

So, do you ever think about God? We think about a power bigger than us, a power outside us; whether you are Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist, we all were created with a need to be loved, a hole that craves for gods love; GOD created us in such a way so that we would need Him and only Him to fill the void that we have in us.

When we think about God and surrender to God, we think about giving away our power, which is hard for most people, including me. We always want to be in control and plan the day, week, and month–which is not bad, but how do you know what will happen in the next five minutes? No matter what happens, even if we don’t agree to it. We never know what will happen in the next five seconds. We set that alarm clock with the hope of making it to tomorrow. The truth is there is a higher power controlling our fate. We should surrender everything to God and know He can fix all matters. We should remember all the things to surrender to god.

God’s Love and the power of surrendering to god

God’s love. God gave us free will to choose, but He is still in charge. God created us and everything on earth. He knows us more than we know ourselves, so even though we have been given free will, let’s choose to let God control our lives. I acknowledged that I was ready to give up control and the idea of my relationship, life, and business. I was prepared for God to give me everything he desired.

As I was crying on my bed, I felt an overpowering presence. I cannot describe it; this feeling was so powerful that I could feel His love. I knew that no matter what the situation is, I was confident that He would go through it with me. And I would surrender everything to God; I realized God is love. He loves us, and He created us in his image. His plan for us is not to suffer; he wants us to reach out when we want to. So he can fulfill his perfect will for us. We don’t need to be perfect with God. We should think about God, but we must be valid with Him, tell Him when we are hurting, and be upfront and honest with Him. He is not after perfection; He is after the truth.

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My Best Friend God !!

By: “Jyoti Shukla”

My Best Friend God:

God is our best friend, I’ve always had a strong belief and a love of God and believed that the Lord is my protector and God is my best friend because God protects his people. I was raised to believe that a higher power watches over us and that we should be kind to one another at all times. If you wonder if God protects us from danger? You will get your answer after reading my post.

When God is your best friend

I remember the first time I felt the presence of God and experienced God’s love. It was during my childhood when I was 6-7 years old. I had developed a strong belief that God was my friend, just like other friends or siblings, by listening to spiritual stories. And this ‘friend’ could do anything for me. So, whenever I was in a mess or needed a favor, I’d pray to God and bribe him with small sums of money. So, I bribed God.

“If mummy won’t scold me for breaking the plate, I’ll give you two cents. If I pass the exam, I’ll give you three cents.” That was my budget, and I bribed accordingly. My family was first astonished to find coins in our deity’s picture. But then they learned about my ‘arrangement’ with God, and they laughed, never stopping me from doing this or preaching to me that God doesn’t need money or bribing. They left the business between God and me.

Then, I grew up, completed my studies, and wanted to move to some big city for a job. This time, I took a religious path.

God, My Protector

My Best Friend God

Does God protect us from danger?

I came across my best friend God and understood that the Lord is my protector, God is our best friend when my parents passed away one after another. The world opened its loving arms for me, and people reached across to console me because God wanted to protect me; God protects his people. A cousin-brother of mine, whom I hadn’t come across in many years, took my phone number from my sister-in-all and started calling me every weekend.

He was very spiritual, and without asking anything about my well-being, he would start talking about God and how many ways He can be found.

I have also been in meditation and yoga, so we’d talk about meditation, not a word about anything else. He kept calling me every Sunday for one full year. Fifty-two weeks of spiritual talks had a calming effect on me; more than anything else, those talks helped me recover from my loss.

Not only this, but I found that birds and animals flocked around me like protectors, and I understood who my protector was. Suddenly, many pigeons started sleeping outside my bedroom, on the grill, as if protecting me in my sleep as my protector. Sparrows started coming and frolicking on my flat’s balcony. Then, one day, when I was walking on the road, I felt some wetness on my right hand, deep in my thoughts, which assured me God protects his people. I looked down and saw a dog licking its chops and grinning as if it was playing with me and trying to make me happy!

Earlier in my life, I was never a religious person. I went to temples and participated in religious ceremonies but never felt like I was there for the right reasons. It always felt like I was going because all my family members enjoyed those gatherings and not because they made me feel good or helped me in any way.

God Is Kindness

I had always been kind, but I became even more kind after my parents died. So now, whenever someone is having a tough day or needs help. I’m the first to offer assistance and show them kindness. It’s as though God has given me this new sense of purpose in life – to show people kindness and love no matter what happens to them, for God is with you. If nothing else, I compliment people on any good thing about them. And it lights up their faces! That is God smiling back at me.

The experience of God is a feeling that one gets when they are in the presence of kindness. It is a feeling that most people have had at some point in their lives. And somehow you get to feel God in your life.

It has been said that if you have never felt God, then you are not human. This is because God and spirituality go hand in hand. This makes sense because it is impossible to be alive and not experience the kindness of others at least once in your lifetime.

My experience of God is not like what most people think. I know there is a God, but it isn’t the kind of God that punishes us for our sins and gives us good things when we are good. Instead, God is love, and love is God.

I believe that God is an energy and experience. The feeling of God can come through in many ways – with kindness, through nature, through music, or by being in awe of something beautiful or powerful because God is everything, and the lord is my protector. This feeling gives me pleasure. God is full of love for us all. God created us and He loves us.

God, In EverythingMy Best Friend God

I have had a lot of experiences with God. I had seen him in the most unlikely of places, heard him in the most unlikely of moments, and felt his presence when I needed it the most. It showed me that God loves us as we are.

God had given me peace when I felt lost, hope when I was hopeless, and love when I felt unloved. He had given me strength when my own body failed me. He offered me joy when all seemed hopeless. He has shown himself to be kinder than anyone else could ever be to me- even if he is not always what we expect him to be. God loves all of us. But is god our friend? Yes, God is everything.

Many people have had experiences with God, and they have different experiences. My experience with God was positive. I felt the feeling of kindness from Him. His love for me is unconditional, making me feel so loved. Life, love, and God are all interconnected.

God, My Mentor

God has been helping me through tough times in life. He has helped me be a better person day by day. He loves me unconditionally, no matter what happens in life. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn about Him and know that.

My experience with God changed my life as I understood what it means to have faith. I realized that I could have a relationship with Him, even though He may or may not be there. Earlier I used to ask, Who is God, and What is God? It is something that needs to be felt to understand.

I used the term “experience” because this is how we should think of our spiritual experiences as they happen naturally and without effort. For example, my relationship with God began with the feeling that I needed to know Him more deeply because He was so important to me.

God’s love for us encompasses everything. It was not until I experienced God differently that I realized the importance of my faith. This experience changed my life, and it continues to change me.

I experienced God through meditation, as well as through prayer. The meditation process allowed me to see the world in a new light and understand it. Meditation has helped me become more aware of what is happening around me. And it has helped me make sense of life’s problems better than ever before.

When your best friend is God, the world opens up.

And now I notice what is going on around me more deeply than ever before, and I realize when your best friend is God you are never alone. I talk to God like a friend.

I had a spiritual awakening, defined as an experience of God or the divine. It cannot be explained in words and can only be felt. My experience with my best friend, God, was an awakening that changed my life in a way. I could never have imagined.

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Confessions of an ex sinner

Does god forgive sins without confession? Confessions of an Ex-sinner, Part 1.

By Jim Chilson

“God Who is God?”

That was my question. 

The sign outside said ex-Sinners Anonymous.

“Hello. My name is Jim.”

“Hello, Jim!” You all shout.

“And I am a sinner.” Or everyone in the church said I was, anyway.

This is how I became an ex-sinner.

We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I was thinking, where can I find God?

I can agree with the last part. How can humans understand God and act less than God about the universe?

I mean, He built it. He created all of it; He hears us when we talk to Him. Every time. By the way, God who is God to you?

Except when we don’t get what we asked for, such as where is the proof of God’s existence?

Confessing god’s word over your life. He is a loving, kind God and vengeful, jealous God. Huh? Sounds like my neighbor’s grandfather.

Why do we put all these human characteristics on God?

A story about God, something we have a hard time imagining – something that created all of us, but what about the proof of God’s existence? And where can I find God? And all there is, and all the laws of the universe, is like my neighbor’s grandfather? Confessing the impassable god. He confounded great human minds such as Einstein until Einstein could only theorize a part of what God did. 

This Great Creator is as moody as that grandfather next door, who po-poed his scruffy dog, and condemns the dog walkers to Hell if their dog pisses on his lawn?

Now the Bible seems to say to me thou shalt not judge. It is about forgiveness and love, and non-judgment. That’s the New Testament, anyway. So how can a newborn baby be a sinner? Does god hate the sinner? And who are we to judge anyways? No, something isn’t clicking. Something is wrong here.

And something is wrong in so many places. Does god hear a sinner’s prayer? God gives us free will and then says if we do a terrible thing, we will go to Hell for eternity. It does not make sense.

What was the problem??

This was the problem I had regarding God as I was growing up. I got many answers from many authority figures, and they all contradicted each other about who God is.

No matter who I asked, I heard similar BS logic trying to sound rational. I asked church elders where I find God, and soon as I heard, “Hmmm, that’s an excellent question, young man. Well, ….”    I knew they didn’t have a clue.

So I was frustrated with God and getting worse, so I quit. I needed a break. So I stopped asking. It is best to confess the word of god over your life.

Years went by, and I wanted to maintain some sanity. A classmate asked me if I believed in God and if God was real. Maybe.

He said, “Yes. Of course.”

I asked him how does he know?

He replied it says so.

I asked, “Where?”

In the Bible.

I smiled, said bye, and left. I didn’t want to hear anymore.

Years passed. Maybe decades. Maybe God is real, maybe not, but thinking about it seemed an exercise in frustration.

So no more God who is God or is God alive questions. My mind went on vacation regarding the subject.

God who is God

But God doesn’t give up on us so quickly, it seems. Even if we give up on Him, He is a stubborn creator. He bided His time. He is pretty wise for an old guy and naturally has to be. Then He saw His chance. A chance to impart some wisdom into the tired mixed-up mind of someone He knew still wanted answers, no matter what I told myself.

So I found myself in a thrift store and found a book of cassette tapes called Conversations with God. Thought sh%$. I sighed as I read on the cover about what was inside, liked what I read, and forked over the hard-earned cash I had earmarked for a fat Jack in the Box or In-n-Out burger. I put the first tape in my tape deck and reluctantly pushed play. It was not what I was used to hearing when it came to Biblical things. It said crazy sinful things that I was going to go to Hell for eternity for even buying. And crazy stuff, like Hitler, isn’t in Hell, and no, babies are not born in sin.

OMG. I played and played and played those tapes for as long as my cassette player would play them. I loved it and wanted to disagree with it because it was not what I was taught, but it all made sense.

By the way, now I can listen to everything the author Neale Donald Walsh says on YouTube. It seems he had similar frustrations as I did in the beginning.

The most significant spiritual person I have ever met.

Was it an accident or coincidence that I found myself in the first meeting with a young monk who spoke no English in a class with Americans who spoke no Chinese and an interpreter in between?

The Monk spoke a sentence in Chinese, and the interpreter carefully said, “Does anyone know why we meditate?”

I could read the room’s mood because I was one of them. I thought a moment was searching for the most profound reason I could publicly state (By the way, “profound sounding” – I became like the church elders I ran away from).

The profound reasons that flowed like honey out of that room gave flies on the wall a sugar high. Everyone sounded like a poet.

After the translator finished, the Monk shook his head and said something the interpreter rephrased: “No. You’re mistaken.” The room fell still.

“We meditate so we don’t have to come back here.”

What? How simple, how direct, how un-human, how un-pass the collection plates. Have favor of god confessions.

A religious person is not interested in money or growing his followers and seems only interested in helping people in their spiritual journey and progress. I love it.

How unusual, How special, How unselfish, How long will this temple allow him to teach here?

All of that was true, even the last question, and he lasted just a few years. He had to leave, but fortunately, some wealthy followers also appreciated his uniqueness and sponsored him in a rented house until now, he is at a new temple. It reminds me of another teacher who got into trouble with the elders by stirring the pot of selflessness.

Monk Wei Shi, his name is, and someone told me it meant from the East, but he enjoyed life. He is what I should be – happily appreciating this life. He always looked to be wearing a smile. Most people might think he had nothing – just the robes on his back, but none of the luxuries most normal people desire.

He joked also. Want to hear a Monk’s joke?

How can a sinner go back to god?

God Who is God

One time in China, a long time ago, a young girl was on her way to get water from a stream. A young man was there, sitting by the road. When he saw her, he jumped up, ran next to her, and told her she was the prettiest girl he had ever seen. She giggled. He told her no, it is true. You are gorgeous. I am in love. I want to live with you forever and ever.

She giggled some more. Then she said, “Well, if you think I am the most beautiful you have ever seen, then you should see my sister, who is just over there.”

She nodded behind her. He looked. She gathers her pale and starts walking away.

The boy looks back at her and asks, “Hey, where are you going? I am in love with you.”

She asks him, “If I am the most beautiful you have ever seen and you love me, why did you look for my sister?”

And she walked away to live happily ever after. Smart girl. Smart Monk.

A glimpse at the realization:

Something else happened to me in that meditation class. It seemed very small but was immense as the sea. It came out of nowhere, lasted less than a millisecond, was there and gone, and never came back.

I meditated for two years there, meaning I and the others sat on a pillow in the temple basement for an hour and a half with our eyes closed. After two years of this, I was getting antsy, waiting for something to happen. That Sunday was like every other Meditation Sunday. “OK. Meditate,” the translator said, and we all closed our eyes. But something burned through my mind halfway through class and without warning.

I felt, and I knew from every atom in my body and the universe knew, though it probably didn’t care, I knew, for a split second, I realized that I, or my body, was made of the same stuff that the vast wooden support beam near me holding up that building was. I was the same, and we are connected to the universe.

It doesn’t sound like much; the heavens never opened up, and no voices came out of heaven. But there it was. A tiny fraction of the minor little thing in the universe, something I could call a splinter of a molecule of enlightenment, landed on my head like a boulder.

I could say I started acting and thinking like an awakened spirit, but no. Except for the wow, I feel when I remember it, no.

Regardless of religion, this was the proof of God’s existence that is open, I am sure, to anyone and everyone seeking this path to understanding.

There is more coming in Part 2. Let me give you a rest and an opportunity to think about what has happened to me and can happen to anyone who asks for it, for I have no doubt a part of me asked for it all. The article, The ABCs of Finding Happiness through Religion is one way to get peace in life. Our article about who He is may also help. 

Topics for Part 2.

Reverand Lee and the readings

Sai Baba, Darshans, and Kyle

TV and becoming vegetarian

Love and Max and the world

Starting this website

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