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1. In the Jainism religion, there is an 8-days festival called Paryushan.
On the last day of Paryushan, Jains do a ritual called Samrutsari Pratikaman.
Samrutsari Pratikaman - A ritual to ask forgiveness for their sins and non-meritorious activities committed knowingly or inadvertently during their daily life through thought, speech, or action.
If you have any Jain friends you’ll know what I’m talking about.
After the ritual Jains text or call their family & friends to say these two words.
Meaning:- Please forgive me If I ever hurt you (Knowingly or Without any intention)
2. Not a believer of God, but also not an atheist.
I don’t usually talk about this topic but here me out.
After the advancement of science, it seems logical to not believe in gods.
But those are the stories that have been driven down generations after generations.
A young man doesn’t want to be religious in front of his friends and goes to parties, the same person doesn’t want to be an atheist in front of his parents because he doesn’t want to hurt them.
A wise man knows when to be what and also knows what to say when
In my perspective, God is a positive energy that one needs when nothing is going right (Someone to blame, and also someone to credit)
We may not believe in God but we believe in the religion, We believe in the community.
Just like asking forgiveness & also forgiving people every year has become a subconscious habit in our minds because of a ritual that’s being followed for centuries after centuries.
Albert Einstein was giving speeches in numerous universities, the recurring question that the students did was:
- DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
And he always answered:
- I believe in the God of Spinoza.
Read this if you want to know more.
Tell me what’s the most beautiful thing you learned from your religion or from being an atheist.
Also, Forgive me If I hurt you in any way.
”Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Gandhi
3. Few Interesting Things:
Becoming a creator in 2020 (Twitter Thread)
Question of the week: What’s the best thing you learned from your father?
Quick hack:- Do one thing for 15 days for 15 minutes. That’s it.
I’m super excited about the movie - TENET
Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman: Current Read.
4. “I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” - Richard Feynman
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