Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

on spirituality

with 3 comments

of late, i have been hearing a lot of people talk about spirituality. when i was 18 years of age, i had many questions about religion and in order to find the answers to my questions i set out on a personal journey to learn about different religions. i read all of the important religious texts in the world, talked to religious people and spent a lot of time in worship places.i must say that i like all religions. i just hate religious leaders and people who use religions for their own personal gains.

given a choice, i’d like to say – i believe in bits and pieces of every religion.

i feel sad that most people would not be as privileged as me. religion is an inheritance for a lot of people. they won’t get to choose what they want to believe in. they would have not have the privilege like me to try and get to know god.

people always tell me they find spirituality in far away exotic places like india, bali and tibet.  i must say conde nast and lonely planet have done an amazing job positioning these two places as spiritual vortexes. i want to start asking the indians and the balinese people – are you guys spiritual? just because they lay out offerings at street corners or do yoga in the mountains – are those signs of spirituality?

maybe as well- trained consumers, we feel that something is good only when we have to pay for it. haven’t you noticed that there is a course about everything. we have failed to see that spirituality is everywhere. you don’t need to get on a plane to find it. start by listing out things that make you happy and what makes you productive. people or things that cast a negative energy on you, do i what do – ignore them!!

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

July 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm

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  1. God, that’s so well said.

    thenakedlistener

    July 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  2. Thank you

    smalltroubleinhk

    July 25, 2010 at 2:59 am

  3. Also, religion is really a personal thing. To me, it is a relationship with God. If you have that relationship, who’s to say that God is in “far exotic places like India etc”; He is everywhere. Like what you said, everyone should have that privilege to discover and search for God on their own. It’s only then that a relationship can be built.

    avelance

    July 26, 2010 at 1:53 am


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