Religious way of life essential for a better society – President
The prime expectation and the noble vision of all religions is to promote spiritual and moral well-being of humankind. All their religious rituals and celebrations recall those core values ofreligious teachings.
These religious ceremonies, that are being held to dispel the darkness of ignorance and conceit with the light of knowledge, love and peace help tremendously for the human beings to live with sustenance of human dignity in the contemporary world of new technology.
Religions provide great relief to the people in today’s competitive world. The religious way of life, which is more towards the spiritual awakening, can be considered as an essential ingredient for building a better society.
Hindu devotees world over including Sri Lankan Hindus celebrate the ‘Maha Shiva Rathri’ with the objective of enhancing their spiritual discipline.
I wish all Hindu devotees who celebrate the ‘Maha Shiva Rathri Day,’ expressing their gratitude to Lord Shiva by fasting and keeping a night-long vigil at temples,may achieve their aspirations.
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A great majority of Sri Lankans are god fearing and any calamity that befialls individually and collectively is attributed to the wrath of god but continue to burn gallons of coconut oil and tons of flowers and few more tons incense and not to mention millions of rupees that go into pooja trays to media that bridge people to the diest in spite of these efforts the poorer are no better off inspite of the monumental physical effort that more than 60 percent of the population exercise with hope that is not delivered.
we have the politicians that wxhort the population to be guided by the precepts of religion and one begins to wonder as to whether people would be better off in a world without religion
Of course Zama,
We would be better off with ritualistic religion. When we visit a Buddhist Dagoba, it is required that we carry a LKR400 worth basket of flowers (the local mudalali is relishing this action).
When Buddhists offer dana to our priests, the money that we spend is more than enough to buy a new Laptop Computer or travel to Male for a holiday or send the child to Australia for Master’s Degree.
In Hinduism, it is even worse; to get a pooja basket close to the statue, the bribe to the brahmin priest exceeds the cost of the basket.
In India, the ques to famous temples which guarantee “instant relief”, are so long, that the bribe to jump the ques exceeds the cost of the flight from SL to India.
In the Catholic Church, if you make a proper and honest confession, you are likely to be fondled by the priest, irrespective of whether you are male or female, at the end of the confession. This act is commonly known as (in the eyes of the law) as rape!