Mythology, as it is called, is the knowledge from the scriptures of unknown antiquity. A study of the wisdom contained therein requires the seeker to undertake an inward journey. The knowledge thus acquired is so profound that it must be shared. It is almost a command from the beyond. How must it be shared is the key question. People generally prefer knowledge in the form of tales that make the essence interesting and memorable. Over time, such stories become the gospel truth and the basis of religion defined by a set of rules and a code of conduct.
Rigidity sets in and two classes of adherents emerge; enforcers and followers. The larger group comprises followers who are made to believe that the privileged group of enforcers are the representatives of God with moral authority over them.
These power brokers enforce their authority through force and blind trust. History is replete with instances of wars fought in the name of religion. A religion becomes a set of rules made by the authorities for the believers to follow blindly. In doing so, most succumb to rituals as a means of influencing God for blessings. The very purpose of the profound knowledge is lost.
The issue is not about God being with us, as He is with everyone without discrimination. The question is, are we with God? Has God created us or is it the other way around?
Most of the sins are committed in the name of God. We are made to fear God. The moment you fear God, He is not God. God is but the creation of godmen. True God is within all of us, but we are too occupied with the outer world to look within.
A true man of God is one who keeps himself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. Only when you connect with yourself do you interact with the beyond. Absorbing the scriptures within you is more virtuous than reading a prayer book. You will then see God within yourself and in others too.
We don’t see God in others because it is easier to see the devil in them. Love changes all that and it starts by loving yourself. Only then will you accept the divinity in the people around you and grasp the true essence of the scriptures.