Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Faith

Read on Neptune's blog that he is losing faith and I was left wondering what can be the reason for it? And the only reason that I could see was that things are not going the way he wants them to. May be it has been really long since things went the way he wanted them to. But can that be the reason why somebody is losing faith in himself or in God?

Yes, it can be the reason. Why? Because patience and perseverance are qualities that most of us lack. And we want time or God to be some vending machine bas button dabaya aur jo chahiye wo haath me. Will you then ever have faith in faith?

To all those who think that there is no reason one can be happy about, I can show you hundred you can be happy about. The fact that you are able to read this blog shows:-
1. You can read - there are millions who dont even how there name looks like when you write it.
2. You have a computer - ask your domestic help does he/she know a thing about computers.
3. You have acces to the internet - you have anything and everything you want at the click of a mouse

You are lucky, you have access to facilities and things that many dont even know about. Whenever you travel the next time, look outside the window of the car/taxi/bus/train, you will know what life is. The look on the faces of the pavement dwellers, the smiles on their faces will be reason enough for you to be happy. Just the other day when I was in the bus, I saw a child sleeping on a garbage pile and he was having a sound sleep right in the middle of the hustle bustle of the streets. People were crossing that area with a handkerchief on thier faces but he was asleep and a few like him were playing just next to that garbage pile. I am sure they don't even know what is meant by the word faith. But I saw in his sound sleep, in thier careless bonhomie and smiles, the faith that numerous people look for. He is/was sure that if he is brought to it, he will be brought through it.

Faith is within you and there is no reason why you should lose it. More so when you are in a difficult situation because from there it can only be brighter. There is no other option.

Andhere ke baad to roshni hi aayegi na, andhere me aur andhkar kya aayega?
Thoda waqt zaroor lag sakta hai, par roshni jayegi kahan, aana to use padega. :)

On that note, I will keep my pen down, hoping that everybody is happy and smiling and not losing faith.

17 comments:

Prashant evolving.. said...

hey prakriti superb writing keep it up...I dont wonder tht child didnt know the meaning of faith..persons like you and me have never told them...

Prakriti said...

ya and i hope we will never have to tell him because that day faith will actually be lost.

Prashant evolving.. said...

what are we afraid of ...faith..child or ourself

Prakriti said...

i feel we are afraid of the loss - loss of faith which manifests itself in the form of that child's innocence, that child's belief that everything will be okay, his sleep. what is all this if not faith? he has faith but he doesn't know it is called that.

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

1. You can read - there are millions who dont even how there name looks like when you write it.
->Durin one of my education sessions i had taught a girl to write her name.. 'Namrata'(i too remember it :)) First half n hour took me to make her understand how to hold a pencil and another 1 hour to explain her to pronounce her name and write in english, hindi and gujarati.. It was about writing a name...But that Joy on her face was worth 1 n half hour's patience....( i have that picture when she wrote for the first time..will show you some day)
->> The Poetic Lines... I loved it!
I just loved it!(copied it on my excerpts lists too)
(1st tym on your blog but not the last time!):)
n even blogrolling you if you dont mind!Even if you mind fir bhi i am goin to read your blog!

Prakriti said...

@ Rushabhh: Thanks for your words. I certainly don't mind you blogrolling me. :)
and i will wait for Namrata's picture. :)

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

I was wondering as of where should i send you..?????

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

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if this can work....i think it should!

Prakriti said...

yeah it does work. thanks.

Rushabhh Gandhi said...

Good!
Tc.

Solitaire said...

Such a bright and optimistic post! Loved it!!! So my type!

Prakriti said...

@solitaire: thanks. just visited your blog. loved it. you write very well. can i add ur blog in my blogroll?

Neptune said...

To answer your last question first, yes you can add me to your blogroll :)
On losing/keeping faith...am not sure if losing faith would be the same as being thankless......
I dont discount what god has given me in life, and yes, am far better off than lots of ppl in this world are...but sometimes, u end up feeling that maybe there are some things which u may never get in life, and when these are things that mattered most in life, it hurts :)
The question i am asked these days by one and all really is that my dear how much patience do u have, and when will ur patience run out!!!
i guess enough of philosophy :)
just one correction - neptune is a 'she':)

Prakriti said...

:P sorry. Dint know that. :)
I agree with you that there are times when things go out of hand, when you feel horrible, when the only question that keeps haunting the mind is "why me?". But you know what, thats when we realize that some things are just meant to happen. And we will able to connect the dots some time later in life. We don't know and we won't understand why something is happening but a few years from now you will realize and know the reason when you look back. In fact, if you look back today at things which happened a few years ago, you will be able to realize why they happened or what purpose they served?
And yes, losing faith and being thankless are two very different things. You can be thankless but not faithless. Thanking is easy but regaining the lost faith is very tough.
Samajh me aaya Ms. Neptune? :)

Neptune said...

what say if we start a blog poll on which is the lesser of the 2 evils :D - being thankless OR being faithless :)

Prakriti said...

@Neptune: You said it, I did it. :)

Neptune said...

cool :D, i've cast my vote