Arbindo & Gita Contd.
By Dr. Dwaraka Nath on 27-05-2013
We can divide the religions of the world into two groups. One group believes in the theory of creation with a beginning and an end, and the other believes in an existence that has no beginning and no end. Hinduism, Christianity and Mohammedanism believe in creation; they believe that God created the universe. The other group of religions like Jainism and Buddhism deny the theory of creation; according to them, that which is, is beginning less. It was never created. All those who believe in creation cannot accept the theory of evolution. If they accept it, it would mean God created an incomplete world which developed gradually to its present state. But how can God create imperfect world? Evolution means that the world grows gradually, and creation means that the whole world comes into being altogether.
It is significant that the word Shristi, meaning creation, belonged to the Hindus, and prakriti, meaning pre-creation, belonged to Jainas, Buddhists and Sankhyaites. In the course of time, however, they got mixed up. But the Hindus cannot accept the word prakriti, which means that which is there from the time before creation, that which is uncreated, which is eternal. Creation means something which was not always there and which was created and which can be terminated. The concept of pre-created, the uncreated, of prakriti, belongs to an altogether different school which does not believe in creation. Sankhyaites, Jainas and Buddhists don’t have the concept of creator because when nothing is created, the question of creator does not arise. So God disappeared, he has no place in the philosophies. God is needed only in form of a creator, and so those who rejected creation also rejected God. God as creator belongs only to those who accept the idea of creation.
And when it comes to Man reaching God, there are two theories; one says God will descend on man. The other says man has to ascend to God. In a way this is also two sides of a coin. The truth happens to be exactly in the middle. This meeting always happens in the midway. The old idea emphasized man’s efforts and not without a reason. As far as God is concerned, he is always there for who seek. So God cannot be left out of consideration. But it is not certain if man will make a move to make a move to meet God. So it mostly depends on man and his journey towards God, his efforts. Too much emphasis on God moving towards man is going to weaken his efforts. Divine energy descends on those who prepare themselves for it, who deserve it. And man has to go all alone; there is no collective or a society thing to happen like a revolution.
Wishing you all good health and happiness,Dr.Dwarakanath, Director, Mitran foundation- the stress management people
About The Author
Dr. Dwaraka Nath, who took his doctorate from Mangalore University in 2007 is a qualified healer in Naturopathy and Yogic sciences. The insatiable fire within, to exploit the good old Indian preventive health care strategies to its full, ended up in Mitran Foundation, dedicated to humanity.