Today there is a lot of development in the fields of science and technology and this development is made possible because of talented and artistic people. Different types of people live in this world. All of them, directly or indirectly, have talents built in by a creative God.
A few of them are atheistic while others are theistic, but all humans are the creation of the almighty God. People worship God for their good and request God to keep them fit and healthy and to bless them. But they do not worship God with their whole being and don’t focus.
Hindus worship their God in temples, Muslims worship their God in mosques, Sikhs worship their God in gurdwaras, while Christians worship their God in churches. But very few people are able to find God. This is due to the lack of concentration, faith and love for God.
Many people when they go to their worship place, they pay attention to their surroundings and the people around them rather than God. They pray to God only a few times. Some of them are sitting for a long time in a worship centre, they get bored and to overcome it they use smartphones to chat, watch videos, play games, or call their relatives. This disturbs others who are wholeheartedly worshipping God, especially if they are talking to other people around them. If they pay attention to God and pray honestly, they will definitely find God.
Children in worship places mimic everything they see around them and if adults do these things, this will have a negative effect on the younger generation too. Children, if doing something wrong in worship centres, it’s not their mistake as they are immature, it’s the mistake of their parents. Parents should set an example for their kids because children follow the characteristics of the people they spend the most time with.
While taking holy offerings, prasada, or blessings from the priests or food used as religious offerings, the devotees often show their greed and want more blessings in the form of ambrosia. This all is observed and noted as a record by God.
Some priests also make many mistakes in those religious places. Priests, nowadays, are involved in the wrong activities. They pay less attention to God and devotees and their concentration is on what a devotee offers to God. Priests try to brainwash the devotees and this too is under the supervision of the almighty God and the priests provide the blessings depending on the amount of money a person gives to their God.
A priest must be an ideal, good, intelligent and calm-hearted religious person who should never discriminate based on class, creed, race or gender. A mind full of purity and good thoughts is a necessary condition to find God. God only wants the full attention and attachment of the devotees to him. He wants nothing but the faith of a devotee and God is ready to give everything good. God exists within the heart of everyone. If the mind of a noble and pure person tries to find God, just by closing their eyes, they’re guaranteed to get a visit from God.
Moreover, these days, people are keeping images or statues of God in their homes. These pictures or statues are produced in bulk by artists. According to me, this must not be done. As people produce images of God, they are doing this just for their business. Besides religious places, people are keeping a copy of God at their home, office, in their cars, even using images of God in bracelets and necklaces. With this the value and purity of worship places are decreasing day by day.
People carelessly keep God’s image anywhere and show very little respect for it. Many times, the industry where these sculptures or images are broken without considering them as a piece of worship and just try to gain maximum profits by any means. But at the same time, when God’s statue is kept in a pure religious place, it will have a considerable position and will be given great respect and faith.
Moreover, in olden times, there were many rules on cleanliness and purity in God’s home by keeping footwear far away from a religious place. But now it’s not the same. Today people are making their own rules and keeping footwear wherever they want, including the place of worship.
That’s the reason why people are unable to find God. Only a few individuals find God in today’s world after a lot of true worship.
Tell us: Do you agree with the reasons that the author provides about why some people aren’t able to find God?