Posts Tagged ‘belief’

Krishna will hear your prayer

January 31, 2012

A widow from a poor village in Bengal did not have enough money to pay for her son’s bus fare, and so when the boy started going to school, he would have to walk through the forest all on his own. In order to reassure him, she said:

‘Don’t be afraid of the forest, my son. Ask your God Krishna to go with you. He will hear your prayer.’

The boy followed his mother’s suggestion, and Krishna duly appeared and from then on accompanied him to school every day.

When it was his teacher’s birthday, the boy asked his mother for some money in order to buy him a present.

‘We haven’t any money, son. Ask your brother Krishna to get you a present.’

The following day, the boy explained his problem to Krishna, who gave him a jug of milk.

The boy proudly handed the milk to the teacher, but the other boys’ presents were far superior and the teacher didn’t even notice his.

‘Where did you get that jug?’

‘Krishna, the God of the forest, gave it to me.’

The teacher, the students and the assistant all burst out laughing.

‘There are no gods in the forest, that’s pure superstition,’ said the teacher. ‘If he exists, let’s all go and see him.’

The whole group set off. The boy started calling for Krishna, but he did not appear.

The boy made one last desperate appeal.

‘Brother Krishna, my teacher wants to see you. Please show yourself!’

At that moment, a voice emerged from the forest and echoed through the city and was heard by everyone.

‘I can’t! He doesn’t even believe I exist!’

Posted by Paulo Coelho on his blog.

Muslims converting to Christianity

August 10, 2010

Everyone has the right to their own faith and belief, providing it does not involve human or animal sacrifice and does not impinge on the rights of others. No one has the right to impose their faith or religion on others.

In Egypt, Muslim converts to Christianity face death threats and isolation, in Morocco six months in prison.

American missionaries meddling in the Middle East are engaging in Cultural Imperialism.

What we believe is a matter of the heart, not something to be imposed from outside.

Also see

Conversion Wars

End of Christianity in the Middle East?

Karen Woo

Evidence of reincarnation?

June 2, 2010

A widespread belief in non-western cultures, reincarnation is a no-go area in the West.

Children often ‘see’ things. They either lose this power or it is drummed out of them. When retained into adulthood they are accused by the Church and burnt at the stake as witches.

Also see

Brida
The Witch of Portobello