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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Miracles!

To my mind, the perennial quest for miracles, especially by followers of religions in most of third world countries, is borne out of spiritual indolence and fear of the great "unknown", for "miracles" necessarily exposes the lack of comprehensiveness in our understanding of the spiritual laws that govern the lower worlds in which we sojourn. Thus "miracles" befuddle our finite minds because it is enveloped in mysticism, but as Robert Ingersol succintly puts it, "The moment we understand a question or subject, the miraculous necessarily disappears". There are countless, commonplace inventions of today, for instace, which just a few decades ago, would be definitely mind-boggling and therefore termed "miracles". Otherwise, in creation, do we really need to seek more miracles than those in which we are already wrapped? The miracles of creation itself? Just look around you: at the miracles of each day - the sunrise, the sunset, the waterfalls, meadows, incredible mountains, landscapes and aquatic life; the munificence of life itself, solar radiations and the immensity of galactic systems - what further "miracles" do we seek ? What then should be our attitude? Seek clarity in all things, and where this is lacking, let us have the courage and the candour to admit: we do not know. That way, we can maintain a childlike simplicity and refuse to be imposed upon by the presumption that is, today, evident everywhere in the name of religion

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So well have you expounded it.

akeem kkk said...

I dont agree that one should be offering explanations for miracles because miracles are miraculous. If they can be explained, then they are no more miracles, shikena.