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hari1941
hari1941 Sep 29

ATTRACTION FOR THE UNKNOWN

Vasco de Gama came to India.  Columbus started in search of India but reached America. Prior to them lot of explorers had tried and vanished along with their ships in the deep sea. Some were marooned in isolated islands for years before they could be saved. But the spirit of knowing the unknown did not die. On the contrary the losses were taken as lessons for future expeditions.  

Edmund Hillary with Ten Jing was the first to climb Mount Everest. There were many unsuccessful expeditions before this and continued after that also resulting into loss of life or limbs but the spirit of knowing the unknown did not die. Many have been engulfed in the deep ravines of The Great Cannon. The spirit of adventure has survived.

Our saints and sages tried all methods of rigorous meditation to know the ONE whom they believed existed but was not seen by anyone. Many failed due to death or illness but the spirit of knowing the unknown did not die.

There is always an attraction for the unknown. It starts very early in life. As kids we all were curios and inquisitives and kept on asking questions. As teens, this attraction for the unknown became more potent and not only asked questions but tried to find out for ourselves too. Fact is at no stage in life humans are free from this attraction for the unknown. Knowing the unknown may lead us to different paths like reading, travelling, listening, exploring and even risking all what we have.

One of the most trodden path in the quest of the knowing the unknown is finding an answer to the existence of God or otherwise. In principle all agree that there is some supernatural power that controls the universe. It leads to believe that only the creator of the universe can control it. It is not possible to control anything without going through the process of its creation. A car manufacturer only knows what went inside the car and thus knows to correct if something goes wrong with the help of trained personals. Creation and control of the universe is much more complex and there are no trained personals because there is no training center. The only way out is to go in search of the creator and learn from him.  But he does not have an address.

The journey for knowing the unknown starts here. The believers call him God. After travelling far and wide in search of Him and realizing Him, saints and sages concluded that one can feel and see Him but cannot show Him to others. It is journey each individual has to take of his own. To make this easy to understand some said He is within us. Some said He is everywhere. The journey continues.

LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF KNOWING THE UNKNOWN.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Babu
Babu Sep 29
The spirit of finding the unknown is man's best choice in this life.
AVRamani
AVRamani Sep 29
I have always been curious but continue to live, not being a cat. The catch is that once you find out, it receeds and the next takes precedence.
One thing that seems to be holding out is God. Why is It a ‘He’ in almost every religion? Of course deeper into Hinduism God is referred to as ‘It’, ‘Tat’.
If It is all pervasive, is it not more appropriate to consider everything is within ‘That’ than say ‘God in within me’, which seems to limit the limitless?
shobham
shobham Sep 29
I find that the more I know the less I know! 
hari1941
hari1941 Sep 30

Quote from Babu The spirit of finding the unknown is man's best choice in this life.

Yes Babu. I somehow feel it is obligatory also. Humans destiny is attached to it.
hari1941
hari1941 Sep 30

Quote from AVRamani I have always been curious but continue to live, not being a cat. The catch is that once you find out, it receeds and the next takes precedence.
One thing that seems to be holding out is God. Why is It a ‘He’ in almost every religion? Of course deeper into Hinduism God is referred to as ‘It’, ‘Tat’.
If It is all pervasive, is it not more appropriate to consider everything is within ‘That’ than say ‘God in within me’, which seems to limit the limitless?
A very pertinent question. If He is within, who is outside? A tough question of course. I think when we say He is within us, we mean our Soul is He. Soul has been described eternal that can not be burnt by fire and so on. Na hanyate hanmane sarire. 
hari1941
hari1941 Sep 30

Quote from shobham I find that the more I know the less I know! 
Yes, Shobhaji and that is why there are new revelations almost everyday. Some of them can be put in words, some not.