I always asked questions regarding religious practices and I always got the same answer at the end in Kannada, “ನದಿ ಮೂಲ ಋಷಿ ಮೂಲ ಕೇಳಬಾರದು” which means you should not seek the truth behind rivers and hermits. What they want to say here is “Hey, look at the utility value of a river /hermit rather than asking how they formed or what they were in their early life”. Probably it targeted on hermits like Valmiki or Vishwamitra who had a very hostile beginning but contributed a lot to the humanity later and gained respect.
But I wonder why they apply it to religious practices and religion? Why we should not ask? I still do not understand the benefit of religion when compared to its ill-effects.
In this blog I post my thoughts and questions to all. I will be happy to have a discussion and conclude the truth behind.