Friday, March 27, 2009

Why should we go to temple?

If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this!
If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it.
If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!

A 'devotee' goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to the Temple .

'I've gone for 30 years now, he wrote, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 mantras. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Gurus are wasting theirs by giving services at all.

This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column, much to the delight of the editor.

It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals.
But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.

But I do know this... They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.

If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to the Temple for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!

When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Credit: Shanthimati Mohan!
Thank you.
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D.V.Nair said...

Great post. I feel the scenario is pretty similar to some other situations in daily life.

As a student, most of us would have slept through the lectures. What would one remember at the end of it all?

As a professional, we would have perfected the art of sleeping with our eyes open. When the manager decides to give a looong speech in a cool, cosy conferece room, all that we would remember afterwards would be his final words, "come on guys, let's do it"(which usually means, "you better do it, or else----")

Rajagopalan said...

The greatness of Mantras is subtly brought out in this post. This is a down to earth example which appeals to even non spiritual guys. well done.

Malathy said...

I didn't expect this topic to receive appreciation. Thank you Nair and Rajagopalan.