Regular readers will know my stance on religion…any religion. I never, ever get involved with talks about it..it gets tiring after a while.
It’s something you do in private….like some other things….!
And as long as we keep it within our own 4 walls, everything is fine. But the trouble starts when we try to tell everyone else about it. That creates hassle, for these days, nobody gives a damn what we believe in or don’t for that matter (ok…so I’m having a bit of a rant today!).
But recently, when I was visiting Rajasthan in India, a guy there had some kind of a song playing on the TV in his restaurant. I couldn’t understand what it was all about, but somehow, the words seemed mesmerizing.
When the waiter came over to take my order, I asked him about the song and he said if I wanted, he could explain it to me, inasmuch as he understood it, because even to him, it had very deep meanings.
I agreed, but with a proviso that it should be done only after I finish my meal, not during!
I had the meal, and he duly played the DVD again and came down to sit down and explain all.
The guy singing it is called Satinder Sartaj (hope I got the name correct!), and although he is a sikh, he has strong leanings towards the Sufi way of belief. I’d read a little about the Sufis, how they are not like traditional Islam, from where they originate, but are very, very open-minded and seek to learn from anything, anywhere basically.
As the waiter explained each word, watching the video felt so very calming and what that guy was singing about was so logical.
So I found it on YouTube recently. Here it is for you. See what you make of it.
I think you’ll like it, if you believe in a God, or the sun, or the moon, or a rock, or even nothing at all!