Four Beliefs or Opinions

Day 3 – Four Beliefs or Opinions

I am back after a break with the Four things Ten Days Challenge. If you have been a long time friend of mine, you’d already know that I have some really strong beliefs & opinions. I wouldn’t say that I am right about everything. I could be wrong. But if I feel about something, I do feel strongly. You might have got a whiff of it from my Bio. So, this was a list made after a lot of thinking. Took me close to three days.

Souls / Spirits – Maybe the stories I heard from my Grandmother instilled this fear in me. But I did not find any reason to not believe in them. She herself has witnessed people being possessed by spirits and the thought freaks me out. What if there is a spirit right here as I write this, preparing to possess me?
I think a lot about them. People have seen them wearing the clothes they wore while they died. But how do souls have a form once they discard their mortal coil? What would happen to me when I die? What if I do not move on to the parallel world and stay around helplessly?

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The more I think of it, the more I’m sure of my belief in souls. Once this body disintegrates, there will still be me left. I am just not sure if I should be happy or terrified of the prospect.
God & Miracles – I am skeptical about the reality of Ramayana or Mahabharata. The Rama setu would have been real, so would have been the Kurukshetra war. But, whether they were related to Godly men isn’t something I’m sure of. I enjoy epics and the depiction of little Krishna, his love for butter, his episode with Radha etc. On the other hand, I do not buy Rama’s reasons for sending Sita away and I don’t think stories such as those send out good messages, especially when people consider him to be a Hero.
That being said, I believe in the creator; the presence of a power that keeps everything in motion. I have often felt the presence in my life. I used to experience them right from my school days. At the right time, I received the right guidance and the push. There were moments when things were totally out of my hand and amazingly, they turned out well. They were too good to be coincidental. Call it vibration, guardian angel, cosmic power or God. I believe in it.
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Rights and Wrongs – How often do we argue fervently with people, reaching no conclusion in the debate? Ever thought of the possibility that both the parties to the argument could be right? Let us take up this very post. My beliefs or opinions may not be agreeable to you. It is alright with me as long as you don’t shove yours down my throat.
I wrote a poem on this which is close to my heart. You can read it here: My Black Velvet Unicorn.
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Right to Love – This is a continuation of the previous point. I thought this required emphasis. I believe people have the right to love and this isn’t to be put to vote. How would you feel if someone says,

“Hey! Why do you Love your mother? You shouldn’t. My Holy book of Crapism says so.”
The government intervenes and says,
“Alright! Let is put his right of Loving his mother to vote. Those who think he should be given the right, put your hands up.”

Keeping aside all religious sentiments, considering the fact that we are mere souls; the body will disintegrate and so will our gender, tell me how could we put LGBT’s rights to vote? Let people Love anyone they want to love as long as there is no bloodshed and destruction! Why don’t people feel so strongly against rapes, murders, littering the streets & corruption, but go nuts over two men in love?
Alright! You are entitled to your opinion. I am mine. But remember, so is the LGBT community! You can choose to be straight. But you don’t get to choose for others.
I believe in the policy of live, and let live. I try my best to ensure that my beliefs do not inconvenience or encroach upon the rights of others. My beliefs are an intermingled mesh of your belief and disbelief. I may not be an ideal person in the conventional world. But I am ideal in my own eyes, I live guilt free and that is what matters to me.

This is Day 3 of Four Things Ten Days Challenge. If you like this, you can read the previous posts here –
Day 1 – Four Likes Four Dislikes.
Day 2 – Four Fictional Characters
PS – If any of you want to join the challenge, you can start right away. This is for 10 days and you’ll have only 4 things to list each day. I’m not revealing the remaining list now. You can discover it with each day. You can either join the challenge in your blog or in the comment section.

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  1. theonlysup

    Interesting points . right to love is basic right.. Who are we as a society to decide whom u should love n not. People should be free to decide on that..
    About spirits I’m less concerned about what I become after death so never gave it a thought ..
    And u r absolutely correct that its not I’m correct and u r wrong. Its about we have a different perspective and different opinion ..
    And about mythological stories. They were created to to teach life lessons in an interesting way but few things were too much dramatized ..
    What I don’t understand is why should vishnu wait for so long time and take a new avatar to kill a demon. Now that becomes one more mega episode ryt..

  2. Neha Kapoor

    Very interesting post
    There indeed is some power that we do not understand, that’s looking over us. Looking out for us. Some people call it god. Some call it the magic of the universe. There’s definitely serendipity in the world.
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  3. Jaibala Rao

    Interesting List, I don’t know if I believe in God or Ghosts, but I believe in the human spirit.

  4. doctorsblogging

    Strong way to describe you emotions and I really like it.
    Previouly I do feel like. If I am right than others should agree with me, but over the duration of 1-2 years I have understood how to live peacefully even when others disagree with you.
    Helpful blog πŸ™‚

  5. StyleBurp

    Different opinions…its all about belief…few people believe in what they see and few people do what is being shown to them to believe…different people, different perspectives, love is an emotion, nobody gives the right to express your emotion…love your thoughts..keep writing πŸ™‚

  6. Modern Gypsy

    I love this post! I agree with all your observations except the first – I do believe in souls and spirits, but I’m not scared of and don’t overthink spirits in this realm. πŸ™‚ And what you said about Ram and how he treated Sita, as well as the depiction of women in epics – spot on!

  7. inquisitivegeet

    I love your thoughts girl. And they so resonate with mine. I too think there are spirits around. I don’t believe them blindly but I do think they exist. I don’t Ram’s reasons for sending Sita away and he sure is not a hero for me. I enjoy little tales of Krishna and I totally go with the motto, Live and let live. LGBT community, or straight, it is their life, let them live and handle it the way they want!
    Loved your writing as well πŸ™‚

  8. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    I love the fact that you said you have been guided by the superpowers in your journey. May I say me too.Love how you write.Read your about me .I think you will be a great CA and you are already a fantastic author.

  9. upasna1987

    Even I believe in Souls. A nice post Ranjini. I am happy to hop on your space. #UpMyRank

  10. kalaravi16

    Very interesting Ranjini. I agree with all the four points you’ve made. I myself think I am a bit of a mumbo-jumboish person, believing that one has to answer for one’s action in this life itself and also reap the benefits or ills in the next life. Some things we heard as children never leave us do they?

  11. Awkward Earthling

    I am with you on all the points here πŸ™‚

  12. aseemrastogi2

    Interesting set of thoughts and beliefs. Totally agree on the point of live and let live. Who are we to not allow two individuals to love each other even if they are from the same gender. It’s two mature individuals who are taking the decision and it’s completely their choice.
    Haha I can totally understand the fact about people trying to convince others about their own viewpoints and going to any lengths to do that ;).

  13. shwetadave09

    Nice post there and an honest one too πŸ™‚

  14. Nidhi Kapur

    Very well written article and I can relate to it!

  15. anandsharma

    Interesting post and points made were very accurately plotted. I liked that quote that example of why you love your mother. Great point made there. Thanks for Sharing.

  16. Ashu (@AshwiniDodani)

    Very interestingly put. Liked the flow, facts and tone πŸ™‚

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