Thursday, December 15, 2005

Love of God

Everytime I hear people talk about loving God, various questions and answers go thru my mind. Same thing happened during this morning commute. What does it mean when people say “Oh! A person should love God”? How do we show love for God? Do we love and show compassion for its creation such as people, nature, animals etc? If yes, then why do some of the people cut trees, kill animals and hate people, but at the same time they pray to God in Churches, Gurdwaras, mandirs, mosques etc.? I look at the history of this country with slavery and treatment of blacks and native Americans, history of India with treatment of low caste people, treatment of Sikhs by the mughal rulers, persecution of Jews and ask how can a person treat another human like a slave and love God next day or take a holy bath or make a confession next day to wash away sins?

A while back, there was a documentary on Donner party that came from east coast to California but got stuck in the Sierra snowstorm in the 1800’s. They had to succumb to cannibalism in order to survive? A Native American that accompanied them ran away because he heard he was next in line to be killed for meat? How can people just treat these humans like animals? Stories are endless, with treatment of native Indians by Spanish missionaries? Most of the Christians believe that animals like dogs, cats and snakes etc go to heaven and God created them for man. These animals are a creation of God and if God and its creation are to be loved then how can we eat chicken or cow for meat and but love dogs and cats? Why not eat dog meat or a cat meat? Why does a person that has been created by the same One creator but does not believe in Jesus is treated like a subhuman or slave or an animal? Where is the karma? I say, Truth is higher than any religion and no religion should have monopoly on God and like Guru Nanak said, truthful living is even higher than the truth. So it is the Truthful living we need to strive for in everyday life.

3 Comments:

Blogger ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

SinghsRUs, i have great news!!! …i just found out from Dr. Lehal that much anticipated Punjabi web site is up and running where people can learn punjabi/gurmukhi online…

please create a post for this link:

www.advancedcentrepunjabi.org

it’s run by Dr. Lehal and Punjab University, Patiala

Thank you very much!

1:22 PM, December 15, 2005  
Blogger Suun_Mandal_Ek_Jogi_Bayse said...

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WGJK Fateh

from your blog it looks ur associated the same Hukam to which we follow

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3:58 AM, January 03, 2006  
Blogger upinder kaur said...

Nice I read it !

4:25 AM, February 18, 2006  

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