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The daily miracles – Part 2

If the prime minister walks into a room and there is an opportunity to associate with him and get tangible gains, not all who see him would get benefitted. If someone doesn’t know him to be the chief of the state, merely seeing him is of no use. Similarly even if God walks into your house or drinks milk, it makes no sense to someone who has no idea about divinity or God. It behoves us- the humans- the most evolved species, to seek deeper understanding over mere relying on our sensual perception.

Common sense and logic in nature

Some time ago archaeologists pointed out a sharp stone as evidence of a civilization that thrived millenniums ago. That’s because common sense suggests that a finely carved stone weapon indicates design, creator, community, etc. Paradoxically, the origin of a DNA structure that is far more intricately designed and complicated than a stone missile, is declared as chance. Is this being logical?

When simple hearted devotees of God point to the awe-inspiring design and order at the microscopic and macroscopic layers of this creation as a proof of divine intelligence, they are ridiculed by the scientific non-believers. An electron is not on a morning stroll, rather it moves at a speed of 2,200 kms/sec, and therefore when an atom is split, it can destroy an entire city. The earth itself moves at over 65,000 kms/hour without an accident. We spend million rupees for flood lights in one cricket stadium but we have the sun supplying heat and light incessantly. In one second the sun emits more energy than what humans have consumed in their entire history. Einstein wisely said we could either choose to see nothing in this creation as a miracle or see everything as a miracle.

Therefore the first logical step in accepting God and His miracles is to understand divinity as manifested in the observable cosmos. From a broad, generic understanding we can get more specific to his identity and then finally to our relationship with Him. As Buddha said, “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

Whether God directly drinks the milk we offer or not, one thing is for certain: He exists in this cosmos and divinity is a reality. He surely drinks and eats beyond what our tiny brains could comprehend. And the Indian classic Bhagavad Gita (9.26) confirms this: “If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, I will accept it.”

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