We are made to drink vials and vials of religion from the very first day we arrive here.
It doesn’t matter whether we are passive receptors or we actively participate in the process.
At the end, the end of which never comes, we are made to assimilate a lot, without given a chance to realise what we needed to assimilate and what we needed to be aware of to keep us away from.
It is a cycle that begins with birth and goes on and on. Even the death doesn’t put a lid on its spillover effects.
And we cannot be blamed for it. It is the System that sucks.
But if we are the System or a part of it, we are to share the blame. So, even if we cannot be blamed, we are to be blamed, in a way, by the feeling of a transferred burden, continued unabated, the beginning of which no one knows.
And neither ‘they’ are to be blamed directly, who, unknowingly or unwittingly, become part of this elaborate trap of indoctrination of religious elements, manipulated and wrongly interpreted for ages to the extent that religion, in reality, has lost its essence for the commoners who form the majority of the followers of any religion.
The spiritual quotient has been killed effectively and the fear quotient of religion reigns supreme.
Religion, being dominated by its different contractors today, has become a well-oiled machinery of the System for its opportunist diversions.
Whether ‘they’ are our immediate family members, our friends, our neighbours or our teachers, they themselves are the victims of this mentally tortuous cycle of domination of few over the waves of the multitudes by implanting in masses the fear of religion and the subsequent religious hatred, that it so easily inculcates then.
And like us, ‘they’, too, are to be blamed for being part of this System, carrying the feeling of the transferred burden, knowingly or unknowingly.
The heterogeneity of religious hierarchy has this homogenous characteristic – the followers largely bear the similar traits – ignorant, fearful, threatened, burdened and confused – that make the thousands of millions of them ruled by a numbered few.
The prevalent forms of almost of the practicing religions have been manipulated into the worst forms of indoctrination practices and the exercise begins right at birth.
Had it not been the case, we would not have the likes of Asaram Bapus or the likes of millions of their followers.
And Hinduism is not singular to this rot. Christianity, Islam and every other big or small religion (in terms of number of followers) have their Asaram Bapus.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/