After seeing the four great ills Young Prince Gautum was perplexed,anxious and frustrated.I will refrain from saying afraid but I know that it is horryfying to realize that you crumble into nothingness after suffering all the while.He asked himself :
If all powerful and lets it so, then he is not good
and if he is not good then he is not God.
Being a deeply spiritual and religous individual it is perhaps the most stressfull Query I am faced with everytime there is a tragedy that leaves hundreds,thousands and sometimes lakhs suffering for no apparent folly.It can be explained by Karma but if we look at it rationally it is impossible that all the fishermen,women and children who died in the tsunami comitted the same quantum of error to deserve a similiar fate.Such an act when committed by nature instills in us all the same emotions as one would feel when people are shot at or bombed in a terror episode but the subsequent feelings are quite different.While people thank their stars and God for saving them from a Tsunami they would never do the same if a terrorist let them be.An explanation that I have is quite simplistic – if a Human cannot give life he also does not have the right to take it.But then it is not quite simple when you say by the same logic that if God gives us life he can take it at the time and place of his choosing.Is it some sort of a cosmic sport ?
I really do not know what the answer is but each time I look at a new born I am convinced of the existence a loving power that smiles at me as if teasing me to scratch my head a little more and saying “keep looking,you will know”.
I promise myself that I will do exactly that.I will keep looking…..