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Saurin Mehta

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Is there some research conducted in the area of "Purpose of Existence of the Universe or God?"

The human race becomes quite fanatic when it comes to religion. And there are quite a good number of spiritual leaders who advise people on their religions...

My question to ALL the spiritual leaders are as under:

1. .Show me ONE person who has interacted and is still interacting and can make me experience the Divine maybe Jesus, Allah or any other God?

2. Everyone talks about Karma and Who am I? I request everyone to think beyond that.. What is Universe? Why does it exist in the first place? Why are we unable to look beyond Earth except for the few NASA scientists/astronauts?

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  • Sep 17 2012: I would have Loved your question. as you see there are numerous religions in the world, some we haven't heard of either.
    But there is still a faith in religion which tells us the way to live.
    To whichever religion one may belong but there is always a way to live and lead life peacefully and with honour. Its difficult to understand the word "GOD" in religions but in my view the GOD is just a medium for people to think about the better life than being themselves only.

    Including the Gurus will be as good as a consultant who could clear the doubts ! Or to make a remarkable question about belonging to any religion!
    • Sep 17 2012: So the direct question is ? Is religion just a "Way of Life" that does not guarantee any exposure to God?
      • Sep 17 2012: "any exposure to God" is had to understand as the stories and the Holy Books are seem to be much more than a myth at many a times when it arises to god exists or not.
        May be its diff to any other individual but as per my view:
        God : A person set as a ideal who impressed others by his living and ideas.

        As thinking of A God With Powers would be thinking of a real spiderman o superman. ;)

        You may accept or deny, but as i said it depends on individual's view (the surrounding he lives in).
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        Sep 17 2012: Religion is just a thing that holds our belief.with it life may become easier to us .when we meet something confused we may turn to god .just like the saying;people born suffering.
        you know not everything can be solved.in order to solve these questions we say it is god.
        what do you think?
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        Sep 17 2012: Whether there is such a physical entity as God or not, perhaps that isn't important. What's important is God as an idea and what that idea means to people. Just like how it is not so much the physical beings of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi that made them so great, but the ideas that they represented and what those ideas meant to the people is what made them important.

        I was reminded of a scene from V for Vendetta:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLeuTvRPdI

        "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof."
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          Sep 20 2012: God is not a physical entity. We cannot understand the essence of God. We say that God is love. I cannot give you a defensible description of love.
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      Sep 17 2012: That's well said!

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