Friday, 13 June 2014

The Universal Dilemma

There are certain questions which have often been directed to one's own self in every age yet no satisfactory and universally acceptable answers have so far been found to these questions and as a result these questions continue to echo and resound somewhere within human mind and continue to haunt mankind. Some of these questions are: who am I ? Where from have I come? Where am I to go? What is death? And above all, what is the purpose of life ? All these questions have stayed with me right from my childhood when I used to lie sleepless in the middle of night on my charpoi under the shade of open sky and stars. All through my life I have been shuffling through various answers that have been cropping up from time to time but without any satisfaction. Some claim to have solved riddles of these questions and others have left answers to the questions to an ultimate illusive power that they call God. The existence of God is almost universally accepted with the exception of a few skeptics and fortunately or unfortunately I am one of them.I am neither a theist nor an atheist. I am not a theist because I have not no far been able to perceive, visualize, conceptualize, realize God as others claim to have done, so I am not sure about God as the theists are. I am not an atheist in the sense that I do not deny the existence of God. I am at best an agnostic and remain open to confront GOD every now and then.


  1. Well if you have asked such questions to yourself in childhood days it shows the spark was there as seeker of truth. That you are still having the questions , to me, means you have not arrived at a solution by yourself & hence not at peace with yourself.

    1. Thanks a lot for showing interest in my predicament. It is true that like many other seekers of truth,all by themselves without following the trodden path, I too have not been able to reach any conclusive state of mind. But more important for me is the journey that I am undertaking than attaining peace on the basis of somebody else's hypothesis that does not go well in my throat.You will do me a great favor if you give me your feedback and valuable comments on my other blogs, particularly on Enlightenment and The Purpose of Life.