Before the beginning.
Humans appeared long before the religions ever existed, for them the only god was the five elements.
Whatever they wanted, they received from it. But was it so easy for them? they did not have even a fraction of what we have today. It was 'survival of the fittest' for them, life for them was rough, tough and relentless so why did the creator create us in the first place? To see us in misery? Is this some perverted game?
Intelligence sets up apart from the animals, animals don't have superior intelligence and that's why they don't have the need to question everything. They just simply eat, sleep and reproduce. Intelligence makes you question everything, even your own existence and the creator itself!
My way or yours?
In the prehistoric era people lived in tribes and eventually when enough tribes combined they became civilizations and every civilization needs love, laws and duties to thrive and survive, religion thus became the method of life, a rule book of "The way of life" but when the man on his mighty steed, travelled far, thinking to himself, "I am on a tremendous journey, I know everything, I know life itself and the way of it, as I know my creator". He saw other civilizations living harmoniously, following a completely alien way of life. That is when he realized something.
"The way of life" I know, is just "A way of life", who am I then? And who is my creator? He thought and he thought and all became clear. "I am made of the eternal five elements, I get everything from these five elements, I may never meet the wonderful thing who created these five elements but what a mighty good job it has done because those five elements created my parents who in turn created me...
Life's simplicity is its true beauty.
Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya, sons of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi were put to a test and the price was a mango, whoever goes around the world thrice, fastest will get this most delicious mango in the world. Kartikeya jumped on his mighty peacock and took off while Ganesha, not just because he was lazy, circled his parents thrice and told them that they are his creators and hence they are his world. An exhausted kartikeya returned, ready to receive the delicious mango but was disappointed to see that his elder brother had outwitted him.
Love your parents, for they are your true creators.
Don't over-think life, its simple, its beautiful.
Sunniil K Makhiija (author) from Bangalore, India on November 09, 2020:
Thank you kind sir, for your appreciation of the article. I agree, love is basis of mother nature herself, she nourishes us unquestioning, unbiased and eternally.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 09, 2020:
Very well done. I like the historical survival and the traveler. I have a strong belief in creation. I think all the elements are there except in each of us love is created.