What do you drink:
water or religion,
now decide what should come first?
People go by the rituals and customs instead of going by good or bad, this is what basic human behaviour is.
In India the above rule is more strong and rigid and examples are superstition, child marriages, people more closer to themselves and their families than the country, polluted rivers (e.g. Ganga, Yamuna) etc.
I have noticed there is something known as earth day, how many people care about that, even in India you can count those people in few hours, I always had concern about environment and people’s impact on it, so earth day doesn’t make any difference to me.
Now, I was telling about people and how they follow others, in India if we talk about most polluted rivers the first river that comes in mind is Yamuna, it is hard to even call it river as at some places it has bulk of harmful chemical foams floating and flying in air. World is worried about extinct & endangered animal species soon we would talk about extinct rivers.
Ganga, the holy river named after goddess Ganga known to wash away sins “Paap” , now requires a complete makeover & cleanover, govt says they have started cleaning programme with tonnes of money invested but even the supreme court commented that with this proposed plan it will take 200 years to clean the waters.
To pollute a holy river is itself a “Paap”, to kill people who are dependent on the water and the animals living in the water is a sin. So going to the river and washing body and naming it ‘washing sins’ is just like committing another big sin.
The government sucks as always and will always suck until a complete change over is done to mindset of politicians, but for the pollution of Ganga people are responsible not the politicians.
Why the people are dependent on a river to wash away their sins, why do they intentionally commit sins and why the hell they go to Ganga for a bath when they have showers at their home.
Here the first two lines of post holds right, people never think what they are doing, why they are doing & what they will actually get out of this, they just follow others, even those people who have spent several years to gain education, degrees, diploma etc. in different fields get involved in this crazy polluting practice.
Now the irritating part is they wash their bodies, clothes ‘with soap & detergent’, they throw away flowers, ploythene & various other articles in the river, and nobody stops them from doing so, I have heard somewhere ‘shashtra’ says so,
but I don’t know about any stupid shashtra that says “Go and wash your body & other sh!*#t in the holy river, come on people jump in the river in lakhs together, throw away whatever you want to, ruin the river as much as you can, do sins regularly and come and wash here, let the river be a history but follow as the ‘shashtra’ says”.
Do you have answer to my question “Has God himself written the shashtra?”, if yes let me see the original first copy.
What kind of society, we are living with where people want luxurious cars, big houses, expensive phone & clothes but they don’t have brain with little logic. They commit sins to get these things and then visits Kedarnath, Badrinath, Varanasi etc. to wash away their “Paap”.
When we apply our brains in daily life, in feeding families, in business, why we people are so lame in applying that when it comes to some baseless rituals practices.
Earth and Environment are required for survival, not the religion or caste.