Sunday, March 22, 2009 religion

NREG.....pronounced like "enrage" short form 4 'no religion'.
In this world of communal harmony/disharmony whatever is going on in other names, I stand out to follow a different religion call Nreg. Born in a hindu family, i am forced to write Hinduism as my religion in innumerable forms that i have to fill up everyday. But honestly speaking i am not hindu a bit, if praying to idols is what hinduism is, if chanting gayatri mantra is what hinduism is, if keeping fasts is what hinduism is. You may not believe me, but I have due respect for all religions equally, though i feel all of them come with their own rights n wrongs(no offence meant).
But i personally follow none or i follow the one callled Nreg. The underlined theory of my religion is that there is a superpower up above who can see us all. But it is not only the superpower whom we must have faith in but in OURSELVES. We must believe in ourselves, have faith in our own potentials than anyone else. We must learn to love ourselves first, because only then can we love others properly. If there exists so many religions with so many contrasting rules (though the main theory is almost same everywhere), there ought to be differences that will allways prove to be a threat to the peace and security of the people. Whereas Nreg is there for people of all religion to follow. It does not humiliate one religion or overemphasise any other. It only tells you that you should believe in your own self and then there cant be anything impossible. I see my freinds praying infront of god/bhagwan/ullah...whatever you may call him/her before exams. I would rather opt for some meditation to improve my concentration, my self belief, study hard to improve my knowledge rather than depend on someone else to request him/her that i have a good exam. Its just a small example that i gave you. I want you to be practical and believe in yourselves rather than someone else.
Some beliefs of nreg for you:
1. There is just one superpower who created the universe (until science proves
something strong enough to negate this fact)
2. Believe in your own potential rather than depending on someone else.
3. Work hard to do better rather than sitting back and asking your god for
4. Respect yourself and others irrespective of what the other person thinks of you
or believes in.
5. Respect nature.
6. Dont hate others just because they dont think like you do or do not have the
same faith as yours.
7. Dont force your feelings on others.
8. Help the people in need but not in a way that they become dependent on you,
rather in a way that they learn to help themselves from the next time onwards.
9. Learn to be happy always. Do things that make others happy because that will
earn you immense happiness and a sense of fulfillment.
10. Thank the superpower once a day if possible for what he/she or whatever has
given you in this life.

Thank you all for reading in and if you believe that NREG is worthy enough for you to follow, just let me know. Also if you have any grievences about it please let me know.


  1. gud job lopa..
    remove the 1st point and u hv atheism :)

  2. **if praying to idols is what hinduism is, if chanting gayatri mantra is what hinduism is, if keeping fasts is what hinduism is.

    Wel, Hinduism is much more than praying to idols and chanting mantras. It's more about a way of life. It's about embibing ethics and culture. Nowadays, we see a bizzare seen of fanatics out there in the name of hindiuism which is propogating wrong picture of hinduism. If you look in the core of Hindu philosophy, you will find a great deal of mankind and ethics. Read Swami Vivekanands's commnets on Hinduism which I feel is a real Hinduism which Aryan wanted to see. Also read "Hindutva" by Vinayak Damodar Sasvarkar to know the real defination of Hindu and what being a Hindu means.

    Religions are meant to carve faith. Faith in the superpower and faith in yourself. Fasts and other traditions are just few of the means of testing yourself and your abilities in turn, creating a faith for yourself. There is so much of knowledge out there which is also a way to make you believe in yourself.

    Hinduism is more about looking inside than outside. Read Fritj of Capra's "Tao of physics" to know the relation between modern science and asian mythologies.

    That's it. Didn't want to contradict you. Juz wanted to put my views. Good piece of writing but flawed at the core. Good one.

  3. thanx 2 all for spenting your valuable time reading through my blog.
    @Friendly stranger: i didnt mean to offend hinduism at any cost...i dont want to offend any relion that is there. Frankly speaking i dont know much about any religion to comment such thing. what i have said is only my personal experience. Recenly i went to puri where people from no other religion r allowed to visit the temple...i didnt like this idea at all. More so what i hated is, when we gave pranami of Re 1. to each god(balram, subhadra n jagannath) what pandas did were throw the coins back at us. throw them back at young girl students.Now i ask them y is it so that we have to pay not less than 10/100 rupee notes. Cant poor people respect god in their own way. Cant we pay respect acc. to owr convinience. If this is what going on in the name of least i wont follow it.

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  5. I can understand your viewpoint. You get certain experiences in life when you start thinking about switching your ideologies. The challenge is to keep your faith alive even when other people are loosing theirs.
    Talking about entry in temples, I would say Hinduism is the most federal religion along with few others. In most of the Hindu temples, anybody can enter without any religion barrier. Yours was an exceptional experience I would say.
    If you look at Islam, it has strictly prohibited people from other faiths to enter their mosques (Sufism is a moderate form of Islam so it's an exception.)
    Same is the case with parsis. nobody from other faith can enter their Agiaries.
    This's not an attempt to show how great Hinduism is. I equally respect sayings from other religions. (Buddhism in particular)
    Afterall, if you know you can, you don't have to (Matrix.) If something is good, you don't have to speak abt it. And it's upto indivisual to figure out what is good and what is bad for him/ her.

  6. @friendly srtanger or rather i wuould say..strange i always said, i am not talking about the evils n blessing that come with religions...i confess again of not knowing enough about them to comment. I just wrote about hinduism cause i know something about it as compared to other religions....though i am sure this something is very minimal.....I am not here to compare different religions..i am not qualified enogh to do so....and as for the fact that you said, i am not here to say what is good or bad for others. Obviously, people are intellectual enough to understand whats good for them and not, what they should do and what not. I am just here to share my view, not asking or forcing anybody to believe in my viewpoint. I am my own, as for all of you , i also know what is good for me and what not. I'l still follow Nreg...thats my faith, my belief,cause i am sure my following Nreg wont hurt anyone.... thanx for spending time reading through the lines............may be yu see fault at the have the very right to point it out... but still i would like to follow Nreg..with no offence to anyone else

  7. nice bit of writing, i personally have a sort of similar view with respect to religion - with exception to ur first belief that until science proves there is no god, u believe in god. I wont believe god exists till i get some scientific proof.

    einstein said something very valuable which u may find interesting: even if there was a god, there is little likelihood he will be concerned about this planet, because it is too small, not even a speck of dust given the dimensions of this universe. and to think he is concerned about every little thing u do, ur welfare or otherwise as an individual is riddiculous.

    i find merit in this observation. if there is a god, probably heis busy with beigger things than my doing well or being good. If I have to be a good person, I shall be so because I feel better that way.