By Dr. Sunil Ji Garg on 18-11-2015

“Seriously”, he used to say after narrating his episodes of interactions with other amazing people. Actually the entire world was absolutely amazing for him. And today after the Deepawali festival hangover is over, I recalled him for an episode he narrated to me. He had been escorted to a place where a lot of clay idols were laying abandoned. He was told that these are the clay icons of idols people have worshipped this year or the past year and have now left abandoned near the root of the big tree. After seeing the pathetic conditions full of stray street animals and other litter there, he said, he wept loudly. After narrating this he uttered his favourite word, “Seriously”.

His style was quite amusing but this time his utterance meant a lot to me. I have also seen such situations in my nearby areas. And as always happens my objections always fall on deaf ears. Seriously enough, we as a society have become careless about our customs and to this carelessness we have discovered a word called, “Bindaas or care freeness”. Neither we care for feelings nor do we care for environment. What we care most about is an evil called “Materialistic Success”. Many of us have forgotten that the very concept of Religion was built for the purpose of co-existence. So much so that what look different paths for different religions are actually preaching norms of co-existence? Religious customs in a way were meant to extend the “Survival of Fittest” war between species and within species. If this war is not extended long enough, the survival race can be won by few hi-tech crack individuals in just a day. Are we trying for quick extinction? Let us ask ourselves. Some people are abandoning their idols in a pathetic way and some others are openly breaking them in the name of religious extremism. It is high time we stop worshipping any idols in any form or we learn to pay right way of respecting at least our own sentiments. “Seriously” 

About The Author

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg, presently Managing Director of Sunmitra Education, Lucknow, is a holistic healer, writer, social activist, scientist and individuality development trainer, who is noted for his commendable contributions in Data-Communication, Software Engineering and Multimedia.