Hello everyone, it gives me great pleasure to be featured in one of the most happening and influential blogs in Malaysia. Lilian has been a good friend with me for a while now. I thought she was joking when she mentioned about guest blogging on her blog.
Anyway, here I am now writing about faith.
Faith, some are born into it, some are raised into it from young and some are converted into it later in life. I am using the word faith instead of religion as I find the word â€˜religionâ€™ too complex and sensitive. Because I believe, if you have enough faith in yourself, you too can be the Great Divine.
All, I mean all faiths teach and preach us to be good and never harm others. But then again, there are some who commit bad deeds and link them to their faiths. We all have to start with ourselves. We practice and preach faith. We pray and we perform rituals to our faith. In doing so, we are actually meditating and conditioning our minds and actions according to the teachings of the faith.
There should also be no arguments and debates about whose â€˜Taikor or Tai Kah Chehâ€™ is the greatest and best Divine. There also shouldnâ€™t be issues about which faith you must choose. I strongly believe in free will.
I have come across converts whom do not want to offer prayers in the way of another faith during a funeral. But the ironic part is, it was the convertsâ€™ own parent funeral. You chose your own faith, so did your parents. Which faith teaches or preaches not to love and respect your own parents. Not one.
There are those who crash planes into buildings and claim it is done according to their faith and they die a â€˜Heroâ€™. You really think so? Ask yourself, itâ€™s a simple answer.
The world does not owe you a living. Do not blame faith if things go wrong in your life. Count your blessing, it could be worse. I always believed this, scriptures were written centuries ago and according to the conditions and situation at the time of writing. What if they were written during times of hatred, sadness and anger? They are scriptures, they have to be written. Teachings and preaching should evolve too.
Its like who would have thought the internet would evolve to a stage where you make money through blogging and buy yourself â€˜Bobbi Brownsâ€™ and â€˜Nikonsâ€™.
Lastly, do the best you can. Lifeâ€™s short, live it to the fullest. Thank you.