Apr 2, 2016

The God of Science

To me it is unthinkable that a real atheist could be a scientist.”

[COPERNICUS] “He was persecuted, not because he went against the teachings of religion but because under his theory man was not the center of the universe and this was most displeasing news to a number of egoists.” 
~ Robert Andrews Millikan [Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923] 
Mind is the god of science.
Beyond its puny brain, a science infused mind refuses to entertain. For, the former is its child. Something the human is comfortable with. That there exists a supra “knowing”, above normal everyday science, an egotistic being finds it difficult, if not impossible, to concede. Maybe the super silly claims of his or her own inherited faith, from childhood, colours the vision of most scientists.
Religion is the devil that bedevils a scientific mind.
Perhaps rightly so, howsoever mistakenly so. Indeed, billions of people too are bewitched by the stupendous but superstitious claims of men in religious robes. Not much better than our dear ancestors — the apes.
And for the most part, each religion tries to outdo the other. If one claims itself to be the “chosen” lot, another stakes claim to be the “last” lard. Each curses the other to oblivion. Both endowing one's own people to be the one who shall outlast the rest, till doom puts it all to test. 
Damn another’s god!
The common factor amongst the cursing isms is that their god is conceived to be a human-like entity, and their considered hell and heaven a physicality — a place. As say, the earth is. Lest anybody else claims so, this “personal” god is mired in vagaries. And thenceforth this deity is proclaimed also to be a spirit, or a presence of some sort; who, does good to the believers, and damns the hell out of the unbelievers!
This irks a scientific temperament. By the sheer stupidity of it, its rogue messiahs, the rascally god-men, and owing to its crude and cruel evangelical followers — religion bores a rational mind. Therefore, it closes itself.
And none can find fault with it.
Unfortunately, thus disposed, many a scientific mind cannot look beyond its dislike and disdain for traditional religion. Hence, even intelligent people are woe to concede that freethinkers and freemystics ages through do find a reality over and above mind-made mad gods, and beyond the brain-birthed idiotic isms. For, by now disgusted with the impossible claims sans proof of the die-hard "believe it or die!" fundamentalists, and because of the abominable acts of such religious loonies, the intellectuals fall easy prey to their own god — atheism.
Commonality seen, is commonly believed.
The unseen, the unfathomable, the nameless reality is disbelieved. That the meditating human ego-less-ness loses its “i”-ness, and being-ness, and “ends”; yet “sees” all “this” (turning as if) unto “That” — the Wholeness of All — is considered an impossibly by a mind devoured by scientism. Hence, akin the religious nutcases, the god of science — atheism — too stays dull and dumb, and a questionable sod. 
Consciousness, the realm and ride by which we are able to perceive “all this” and beyond it, is not the maiden scientists have been able to woo. It’s a wacko world! A few psychiatrists, neuro-scientists and psychologists do take a glimpse into it, yet fail to “get” what yogis, sufis and freemystics are “enabled” to. However, the scientists have no say in it. Their messianic mission and matter lies in the concrete “matter” of the labs. Not in the metaphysics of otherworldly matters. Thus, to a majority of the scientists, matters beyond “matter” do not matter.
However, to be fair, some earlier Nobel laureates as Max Plank, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Bohr, and some other advanced quantum scientists of the past and the present lot do get the eventual fact that probed to the limit, it is found that “matter” ceases to exist in its physical form. Hence, does not matter. And what is the common link between these Nobel prize winning physicists?— They had all read the UPANISHADS, the gnostic scriptures of the freemystics of ancient India. And what had they learned? Simply, and similarly so, this:-
I regard Consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from Consciousness. We cannot get behind Consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates Consciousness.” ~ Max Plank [Nobel Prize in Physics 1918]
Now days a rare scientist does.
Hence, in the present times, the god of science is a chemical accident!
For, thus is the current explanation of this world, dished out by the present luminaries of the theoretical scientists. That some big bang happened, by chance as if. A chemical reaction thereafter ensued. And that these dead chemicals “screwed” with each other! From this dead mating the dead, an “alive” world was formed. We, the living and thinking human beings evolved from the inanimate atoms and insignificant “lower” beings, and came to be, into existence from this freakish unaccountable accident. All this, universe et all, arranged so magnificently, magically and marvelously, thus was birthed. Nothing miraculous about it!
"This.. impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe.. as the result of blind chance or necessity.. thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist." ~ Charles Darwin
However, we are told otherwise.
Chemicals we are, chemicals we go! Nothing divine about it. Dead to dead. So seems to be our story. As told by the present, and the current, gods of science!
Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the Laws of the Universe - a Spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble... In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.” ~ Albert Einstein

Mar 4, 2016

The Buddha Experience

In the beginning was All.
It looked around, and found itself to be the All. The Whole. Everything. Each and everything was ‘It’. Whatsoever is, ‘It’ saw that to be its Self. The space, the cosmic existence, whatever exists, all ‘this’ it found as itself. No ‘other’ existed, as separate from its own-self, save its Self.
This One ‘I’ so observing, thus said to Self, “I am All.”
Nothing that was not this ‘One I’ existed ‘There’, where All was ‘I’. Therefore, this ‘I’ was the Existence itself. There was just this One Consciousness, alive and awakened to the primordial fact that no thing was, which, was not its very own self. Wherever, whatever, howsoever was, all of it was its Own Self. Nothing else was.
It was not given this Allness to think that it was a this or a that. For, there was not this, or that. There was no thought, as though, “Oh! I am God!” Since it was by itself the thought, the thinker, the thinking, and ‘That’ which was the all of it put together. As the essence of water is H2O, the wave, and the sea sans any distinction of being the water, the H2O, the wave, the sea, or the core-essence of it all. Sans divisibility, individuality. Everything was Unity. All was ‘I’.
The Self of ‘I’ saw no thing that was a separate, that is, was another ‘I’. There was no ‘I’ that said to itself, or saw its Self as another thing or entity or being. All was own ‘Thing-in-Itself’. For, there existed nothing thereof that was not each, and everything. Not even a ‘god thing’.
The All was Self Essence. Own ‘Is-ness’. And ‘Am-ness’. Everything-ness.
The Beginning-less and the Endless Self-Essence of the Whole of the All, above infinity and over eternity was. IT was the Self of the Beginning, and the End. But there was no beginning, nor was an end. Just the ‘I’, the All.
‘It’ did not see itself as the Creator of the Creation, nor as the Almighty Lord. There existed no creator, or creation — but only One ‘I’, an Indivisible Whole, as the All.
It did not even think, “So, I am the Essence of All.” For, this would mean there was an essence, and an ‘I’. That is, two separate ‘things’. Instead, all that was then, or is now, was ‘I’.
The Whole was One Universal ‘I’.
Having witnessed the Beginning-less and the Endless ‘I’ as the Self of ‘What Is’, this ‘That’ of ‘It’ observed its Self to be “reborn” as if. And “returning” as though, to the realm of observing its own-self — as a conscious phenomenon. And because of this consciousness of its Self, the ‘I’ factually ‘saw’ than felt the birth of ‘Shakti’. Own, self-born power, energy, and life essence. The ‘Force’ of ‘One’. Of the One ‘I’ that was at the Beginning, and the End.
Thus and thence, the ‘I’ of the Universal Self witnessed this birthed ‘life-force’ entering the breath of life of the seeker. And bringing into existence as though the physical being, the is-ness, and the am-ness of the now Enlightened One.
“Aham Sarvum!” — ‘I am All’, said the thus Enlightened.
For, ‘It’, now, in and as the ‘All Knowing One’, the self-awakened sage, had seen Own Self — in the surreal realm of ‘no-thing-ness and everything-ness’ — as the ‘I’ of the All, of the Whole, of the Beginning and of the End.
Sans evolution, of devolution. Come, nor gone. Without dissolution, or creation. All is ever Self-born, Unborn.
Thus is the ‘Self-Experience’ — out ‘There’.
Knowing thus own ‘I’ — ever awakened to own-self as the Self of All — the Enlightened One goes on. Living. Here, but ‘There’. In ‘this’ world, but of ‘that’ world. Unattached to a this or a that. Forever aware that there is no this or that. Just an Ever One. As the Eternal Fact. Witnessing. The visible, the invisible. And the Indivisible. All One. As Self. A One. As Whole.
Having seen the end of the body, the brain and the being, one could call this physical entity a very, very extraordinary thing. A Buddha. Yet the Awakened One claims no such thing. Seeing all as a miraculous thing. Miserable now, but ever in bliss once the being has sought, and found the Absolute in all things.
Till then, we are all ordinary beings.

Feb 7, 2016

Speaking for God!

God is no delusion.

Because a person has had no ‘self-experience’ of the paranormal, and because one is bogged down by unpalatable thrusts by the religious nuts at large, and also because as of late, as afore, the outed misdeeds that the men in holy robes have shamelessly engaged in; unpardonable acts, so unholy and ungodly that in sheer disgust and disapproval one does a flip flop. Stomach turning and hearts burning, a reasonable man too thus forth becomes an atheist. At the very least, a skeptical believer, if not a total non-believer.

And who can blame him?

Not the least I. An atheist of times past. Then, being a science student up to the degree level, I thought I had all the answers a scientific temperament has about this manifest universe. That somehow we imbeciles are born, and as silly if not sillier, like simpleminded bugs, we die. Quashed! Like the mosquitoes that we humans are, ceasing to exist. Gone! Unto the wind, young, or as old farts.

Hence, though clueless and guiltless, I did not miss noticing that there existed a certain could-not-care-less ruthlessness in the being then. Born and bred by a science flouted identity, a fouled out divinity, and a flagged in non-belief. Herein science was god. And the rest of the world at large but dogs, and bitches. To screw with, as inhumanely as the other human beasts screwed me. Both screw-ups. The world, and I.

The only good that worked for me back then was my own selfish, personal good. Hence, with such a mindset, as most of humankind, I too was not up to much good. If at all a bit of a restraint was exhibited, then, it was owing to the lingering affectations of a somewhat good schooling. And to an abysmal but and a discomforting indiscernible extent, because of the good gained in the DNA from my parents; who were a good, loving people.

Beyond it, I was a beast. Well-read, but uneducated.

As most humans are. With no provable explanation for the what and the why, and the how of this miserable world, and its malevolent inhabitants, like the rest of my kind of animals — overly science-fed, and utterly scientism dyed — I saw only i-me-myself. And thenceforth, “them!” The rest of the world. To overcome, and play hammers and tongs with. 

Bleeding hearts were for sissy farts! 

Thus is the godless world.

But then, is the world of God any better? After all, religious zealots have committed more atrocities, killed a zillion times over in the name of religion and its god, than tyrants anytime, anywhere. The behaviour of the self-attested “men of God” has been that of the worst of brutes, than beasts of the lowest kind.

Little men oft commit big follies.

Knowing less, men become littler than they are. Their gods are made-up in their own image — rogues, and rascals. Having had no or little contact with the Divine, the god-men today, as the messiahs of yester years, these deluded ones behave like demagogues, demons, and deranged beings. At any given time in history of humankind. Brutal, barbaric, beastly. Cruel, unjust, and most unkind.

They do so in delusion. Of “non knowing”. At the same time, in one’s own flawed eyes, seeing themselves as true believers. In a this or that, or some “one god” of their tribal custom or creed. Ever ready to die for this illusory deity. With god speed. 

However, in actuality, as “self-discover” free mystics all ages through, the Beginning and the End does not end in a hoped for, and the hyped up ‘god’ as such. In fact, though effectually and factually ending, “It” stays “alive” forever. As the Fullness of Naught. For, ‘There’ the ‘being-ness’ and the ‘being’ of the seeker ends. As the Whole of All.

But ‘It’ happens in, as a ‘non-happening’.

The intellect, lacking the ‘physical’ self-experience of this indescribable “happening” of the “Self”, is unable to really and truly rationalize or realize ‘It’. The genius of the human mind may actually, if not factually, “get” that “Everything is One”, as a concept. But not as a sure-fire clarity. And may one say, not as a verifiable ‘calamity’ of a physicality — as an undeniable tangible ‘Knowing’. Only the one who has accidentally chewed on a hot chilly can attest to its bitter kiss. Another person, someone as eager to get this very self-experience “physically”, has to also kiss, perforce, to tell.

This does not happen.

The Buddhas ‘know’, the messiahs know not. That is, only the ‘self-realized’ get to ‘taste’ it. The pseudo spiritualists, and the science-fried bite not ‘That’, which, is a personalized self-experience, not a collective thought. 

Therefore, ‘non-knowing’ game-players miss out on this Eternal Game. Have little, or no brush with the ‘Beyond’. Be they physicists, philosophers, or “pooh! pooh!” naysayers. They are actively ‘alive’ only to ‘this’, the world of illusions, in the realm of dual-consciousness. Of this commonality, the everyday experience of duality. As for the ‘other world’, having had no brush with ‘It’, in the Game of the Divine Unity, the same remain “dead”. To the ‘Undead’. The Everlasting. To ‘What Is’. The ‘That’, which, is beyond life or death, scientism or pseudo-psychotic isms, and their self-coined deity, god or myth.

Thus, the only ‘moral compass’ of “non self-experience” is the common mind. Be it of a sincere questioning intellect, or of a scientific brain. Or be it the mind of a simpleton, a scatter-brain. Or plain simply, be it just a simple, a mundane mind. 

It’s no wonder then that equipped with only a commoner’s experience — and, unequipped with the advanced, the metaphysical nuance — the mind either worships a trumped up truism, or is a true believer in a trumpeted whim. Both may be individually and instantly over-ruled, anytime. 

Unafraid of and unmindful of any consequence of one’s harmful actions and hedonistic thoughts here, or hereafter, a godless brain is directionless. Lacking metaphysical self-knowledge, not ‘knowing’ the Immortal and Immanent Divinity, ever-existent as Supra Unity, the impressionable human entity is every saying but never fully open to and acceptable of the physics, biology and chemistry of the mind-boggling Ultimate Reality. The Unity of Everything, in the Universe. Though the same may well nod in unison about this final ‘Oneness’ aspect of the Universe, in uni verse; the ego of man makes itself god. Of all godly, and ungodly things.

Such a mind may even hold on to a good thing. But then, one may well be totally characterless, a good-for-nothing. Much the same do, and are, the divinely deluded, the ‘self-chosen’ ones of a this or that fancied deity. In the firm grip of many, or a “one god” god-ism. Holding much potential for psychotic behaviour, the non-divine mind of either kind — misinformed, mistaken, and misdirected — does much damage, even evil.

Alternatively, those who really “get” God — as the ‘It’, the ‘That’ of All, as the Allness of everything — they learn to respect life in general, and the life of each and every little thing in particular. As one’s own Divine, Inner Self. Knowing thus own-self, as too the Ever Being, as the Universal Self. No other god is. Thus God is. Of “It”, I speak.

In defense of ‘this’, I stand. A “for God”, little thing.

Jan 1, 2016

The Devil of Spirituality

Raccoon praying !!
Only fools are bedeviled.
Fortunately, there is no devil. Otherwise, these mushrooming evangelic and messianic faiths, as too idiots of other equally stupid isms, would have been in a perpetual and a virtual hell of their own puny mind’s making.
So, why do people think there’s a devil, a hell, a heaven as a physicality, and as an ‘alive’ entity? Because other people before them have passed on, pressed this stupidity upon them. Mostly as a cultural idiocy, or owing to a dark times misinformed theology.
One could get away with it in those dark ages. But to yet be able to project the same schizophrenia on a modern mind is nothing short of a miracle. To see religious fanatics running around with dangerous ideas in their heads, and devastating weapons of mass destruction in their hands, is horrifying. That sometimes these verbose rectums are able to do more than just let out insipid wind, is all the more terrifying.
Now, would this fanatical lot be going around killing innocent people, raping children and helpless women of their own and of another faith, torturing and burning all and sundry, were they not assured of a worthy place in a believed heaven of their misguided and moronic “respected” elders of another era and erroneous times — for doing all “this”? Merciless, and mad killing spills. Most surely not. But egged on by their virulent and violent ancestral beliefs, advocated by a long line of messianic megalomaniacs, evidently, we face a dark time ahead because of these lumpen elements, though it be modern times.
In the earliest times in history, when men were just a bunch of frightened animals — though they are yet beast even in the present times — every bit of flashing of teeth by a phenomenon of Nature, lightening and thunder et all made our ancestors crap in their pants, though those en naturelle wore not any.
Not too long ago, the Christian Church was brutally torturing, and thereafter, in a terrible way killing scientific minded people who brought out the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that was ever moving around the former, akin a pooping puppy. The Jewish “holy” book, the Talmud recommends eating crap for curing certain bodily ailments. Similarly, Islamic belief as per Hadith, is that because their messiah Mr. Mohammed advised drinking of camel urine for medicinal purpose, the faithful till date follow suit. Not to be outdone, a certain section of Hindus think drinking cow urine is a panacea of all ills.
Where pee and poop over-rule, nincompoops rule.
The devil too is as much a crappy idea of a nutty people, as pee and poop “cure” is. As one’s own shadow scares the hell out of a hallucinogenic brain, a lesser evolved people cannot rid themselves of the ghost of an illusory devil, purposely ever after the humankind to our soul claim.
In higher spiritual understanding, such a physicality as a demon or a devil, as too a “physical” realm as a hell or a heaven, has no place. Is unreal. And an unreality. In fact, the gnostic sages all ages through scoff at the very idea of a physical entity as the devil. As too at the purported messianic, and the moronic idea of a made-to-order “personal god” in the likeness of a human being. Or even of a spirit, and a “presence” of some sort.
Factually, as the free mystics of all eras anywhere enlighten us, the idea of a personalized devil or god, as a physical being, is a fearful fancy and fantasy of a fumbling mind. A meditative seeker, in the ensuing undetermined process of “going silent”, is extremely prone to mind-led imagination and brain borne images within and without. In fact, until and unless all the brain-bred isms, ideas and ideologies “die”, the mystics assert, the dual-consciousness in the seeker stays alive.
Simply put, a drop imagining and fancying itself to be but a separate physicality, perforce, a “force” of Nature as if, is unable to “enable” its own “inner eye” to understand that in quintessence it is the sea. That is to say, owing to the idea of imaginary separateness of the Creation from the Creator — akin the drop within the sea which cannot “see” that both of them are but water and are therefore “one” in their “make” — an un-evolved mind too cannot find “Yoga” (Union) with “That”, which, is the Primordial Essence of its own-self and of the Source.
A people with this illusory but ever occurring delusion — of being a different entity from the Unity of its own “Self” — look for, and because they do, they find duality. As a drop may imagine itself to be suffering in the throes of tidal waves, amidst a storm or a hurricane; not “getting” that it is its own-self which, in quintessence, is “playing” this drama of ups and downs, in dual-consciousness.
And since science for the most part, too seeks the answers in the “visible”, amidst the shadow cast by the Source, the scientist mistakenly sees the snake in the rope, in the darkness of dual-consciousness. However, this is not to say that a certain section of the scientific community is not conversant with the idea and reality of “Everything is One”. Of Unity-consciousness. And the All being an Indivisible Whole, at the Source.
Thus, spiritualists of the higher kind, overcoming the limitations of their personalized cultural habitat, the imbibed ideas of the past, have always come to the self-realization that the Source of All — colloquially addressed as “God” by the common lot — is “One”. In Essence. That is to say, out “There”, at the very end, when all is said and done, the Beginning and the End is “seen” — as a self-experience by the free mystics — to be an Infinite Universal-ness, a Oneness, a Wholeness. Sans distinction, division or diversification of any kind. As One Whole.
No gods wink “There”. Just an Allness.
Hence, the question of any angels or demons “left”, as a physicality “out there”, does not arise. Because no devil or god is there at the End. Just a Godliness. As an Oneness of All “That” Is.
The devil “dies” there, at the Source, as naught.
As something that is not. So do all entities. All that is “there”, is the Unified Self-Consciousness, that is “alive” and “conscious” to the fact that “It” is the “I” of What Is. From the Infinity of Unity, all “this” emanates. As smoke does from fire.
Therefore, seeking the source of the fire in the smoke, most theologians and thinkers fail in grasping the What, the Why, and the Who of Which Is. Others, the humble lot, the free mystics of this or that kind, and of no kind, are “led” to the self-discovery of “I and my Father are One”. The lesser lot, led by their imagination and superstition, “suffer” the emergence of mind-made images of some sort, hence, see “vision” of an illusory hell, a heaven, an angel, a god or a devil etc. in the smoke and shadow of dual-consciousness.
But of course, all “this”, factually, is not.
For, only a Singularity, an Indivisibility, a Unity as the Infinity is. As our “Source”. Call “It” this or that, our “Father” or “God”. Or nothing at all. Just the Nameless Reality.
Who thus grasp “That”, are bedeviled not.

Oct 16, 2015


Today, religious nuts outnumber monkey nuts in the world.

The story on Twitter isn’t any whiter than this, maybe darker than black. It is thus because “dark matter”, unintelligent and un-evolved muttering here goes for a spiritual something. It is not worth as much as a twit-some look. More second-rate than firsthand metaphysical information is passed on as “authoritative source” on social media, especially via Twitter. Were one not careful, more propaganda with an agenda would fill one’s ears than our eyes have un-shed tears. 

And hell hath no fury than a twit restrained.

Most of the twits on Twitter are quick to poke, quicker to take offense, quickest to get worked up over a ‘religious’ joke. More ready to dish out crap than take a bit of good natured this and that. Alas! lesser mortals no immortals make. Carrying wearisome baggage of dark ages’ isms of their forefathers, twits here, as elsewhere in the world, are “serving” non-knowledge. And blindly wearing and weaving around outlandish racial and “cultural” beliefs, of a stone-age hand-me-downs. Ever-ready to bicker than bow. Haughtily tumble than be humble.

Checked in their tracks, the average evangelic Christians sulk. Most of the Jewish lot go into a tigerish silence. And almost all the Muslims turn pugnacious, ever quick to trade punches in bulk. Not to be outdone, the ultra-right Hindus of the foreign kind, residing outside India, are not any less bullish. The rest amongst the self-righteous religious lot keep posting inane tweets sans rest. As only they and their mind-made god can, knowing best. Berating others with their bookish, imbibed smatterings. Of their religions and messiahs, self-professed.

Sometimes by design, other times by dexterous urges of all that is Divine, I just “happen” to post irksome quotes from this-that fancied and favourite religious books of the “erudite” lot. Just to bugger the bums. 

Lo! Then, the “thick” lot come at me claws and fangs, akin canines and swines scorned. Some uppity, tight-butts immediately un-follow — after I oh-not-so-innocently “plant” in my timeline a questionable but “venerable” metaphysical thorn. Oft, I find, ones who have themselves with a fancied knowledge adorned — an “open-minded” truth-seeking clone, an author of “higher” studies, a “guru” of a particular cult, known or unknown — these “humble” and “refined” nice folks are the first to either un-friend yours truly on Twitter. The same “civilized” behaviour is exhibited by the “worked up” twits of all religions, some even from my homeland divine. 

None show their true colours as men eager, gripped by religious fever.

They go hammer and tongs at me — after a particular nasty piece of work from their very “cultured” individual faith is laid bare on the Twitter timeline by yours truly. For the whole world to see, and share. Most do not even bother to check up the twitter-bio of their “opponent”, never ascertaining the background of their supposed “enemy”, and whether they match-up to their target’s metaphysical knowledge. The neo religious nuts have a field day, as a blind defender of their dark faith. A few, and unfortunately their number is larger than a few, cross the civilized line, turning abusive. 

Then, having given them every opportunity to recant, to being more decent, and failing — I find myself with no other soft option but to “let go” such an uncultured one of this or that faith. So that I don’t have to die of boredom. By their screech than their speech. Laden with heavy doses of similar “brotherly” proclivity as the late, “godly” dimwit, a certain dead Mr. Laden. 

In my defense, this seemingly extreme action — of getting rid of them forever from my timeline — is motivated by my morbid fear of getting dulled into a dreadful drowsiness. By a “generous” outpouring of their book-fed, ism-led, outdated, outlandish and obsolete beliefs.

A seemingly nice fellow, from Nigeria — both of us were following each other on Twitter — favourited a tweet of mine whereby his religion’s messiah’s penchant for preaching and permitting child-sex was highlighted. This self-proclaimed messiah has often been called out as a pedophile by many, throughout history. Much to the annoyance of this messianic fellow’s bull-headed followers, in earlier times as today. I had put on my timeline the quote of a religious leader of a particular country, who, had endorsed marrying an underage girl-child as a ‘tenet of faith” — following in the footsteps of the founder of their religion. I had obviously brought out the unsavory aspect of this religion, for a modern person to consider. But after the Nigerian “friend” on Twitter had “favourited” this particular tweet, I asked him whether he approved of men marrying a girl-child as young as six , even younger, in the present times. He did! And smugly so. It was a bit too crude to digest. I promptly let him go — which in Twitter terms, means I blocked him. Seeking no more talk with this child predator.

A fine-looking Christian lady, suddenly turned inimical when I joked about the gender of god, asking her as to how she could be certain that god was a he and not a she. She promptly un-followed me. After calling me a wonderful “name” or two. And then some, for free.

An all-knowing atheist blocked me for quoting him, and questioning him. A Buddhist fellow un-friended me immediately after I tweeted a cynical, jocular quote on religion by Napoleon. An ultra touchy Hindu rightist was quick to call it quits with me, seeing that I had put on record the unsavory aspect of Indian god-men taking advantage of their women followers with a this or that trick of the trade. Another fine young Indian chap, born and buttered in the US of A, intent upon acquiescing to the enlightenment of an Indian “sex-guru”, stopped communicating much with me once I pointed out that this joke of a god-man had himself died of AIDS, and had done the unthinkable — had commandeered sex with his female disciples, that too with the false pretext of “energizing” them spiritually.

Coming from a region — India — where the tradition of free inquiry into metaphysical issues, into all aspects of what is or is not, has been very much encouraged since the ancient times; it is amazing to find so much spiritual intolerance prevalent around the world. It abounds in Abrahmic faiths. It is irritatingly no less in abundance in a particular strata from my motherland too, unfortunately.

And then there are those, the “firangi” (foreigners) turned “Indian”. Having had some contact with a simplistic “guru” in India, or after getting a bit of a read on the mythological texts thereof, he or she is found to be suddenly “acknowledging” oneself as an expert on Indology on social-media, namely, Twitter. Many amongst them, with good intentions one would presume, have donned the robes of a monk, following Hinduism or Buddhism. Most of them yet carry their past fancied and false ideologies, as a chip on their shoulder. Not many ate able to understand the gist and gnosis of What Is, as found and freely given by enlightened sages of afore. A la a Buddha.

Not too long age, I had an enlightening, but a saddening chat with such a one. This lady, wearing a Buddhist monk’s clothes, got riled up when I tweeted a Dalai Lama quote against homosexuality. She immediately got into “name calling”, telling me about my “ignorance”. I barely had time to “correct” her, when she stopped being lady like. I mentioned that along with “oral sex” and homosexuality being a strict “no! no!” in Buddhism, as per Dalai Lama — even meat eating was prohibited in it, as postulated by Buddha, citing ‘Lankavatara Sutra’. Within a tweet or two, this very uppity lady had said a bit too much. Needless to say, both of us “blocked” each other.

Sadder aspect of this unsavory exchange was that immediately after it, another self-professed “spiritual” lady, and a few other odd ones, un-followed me. The damsel stressed had herself in a bikini ‘undress’ in her Twitter account. Hence, seemed to be a bit too conscious of bodily and earthy want and wont. And like most Westerners, and the non-spiritual beings elsewhere and everywhere, a bit too involved with the body than the soul. Another couple or more, otherwise fine people, too have conspicuously being keeping away from me after the afore-mentioned chat about sexuality and meat-eating being unacceptable in “evolved’ spiritual people.

Thus, the seemingly religious folks and a bunch of self-acknowledged spiritual “free-thinkers” on social media, especially on Twitter, are a bit too uptight lot. Chained to their inherited mythological crap, they are unable to rise above a near-sighted racial, regional and a narrow religious grasp. Mostly, their ‘knowing’ is parochial, and predominantly bookish. An ancestral, archaic erudition sans “awakened” education. Consequentially, a large number of people herein are an alpha male, and an alpha female. Knowing little, teaching more. Ever ready to misunderstand than on Gnosis stand.

But thank God, I love religious nuts! They make my day.

I’ve found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole… most of them are trash.” ~ Sigmund FREUD