I am quite confused when people say that God is everywhere i.e. He is Omnipresent. I wonder if that is so, what do they do at the temples, mosques, churches, guru-dwaras etc? If God is everywhere, He must be in them, in me, in you, apart from all the places and things also.
But do the people take this concept of God really seriously? Had it been so, I think no one would raise the buildings of worship. If I can find God at my place, office or house or business place, why should I take all the trouble of going to specific places? O no, why take the trouble of travelling thousands of miles and traversing the difficult terrain of snow-clad mountains and deep forests?
Have you ever thought of the serious implications of this idea of the ‘Omnipresence of God?’ The very idea sends waves of fear and sympathy in me at the thought of thousands, nay millions, being tendered jobless and homeless. Do you have any idea that these places of worship help many industries run and flourish?
Just think of the items that are required for the simple act of worship. From the incense sticks to sandalwood paste to sacred threads to flowers and garlands to the small books of hymns to the musical instruments like harmonium, tabla, violin, guitar etc and many more hundreds of things manufactured and traded. The livelihood of millions of people depends on this.
“I think we need to rethink the whole concept of the omnipresence of God. That would be in the fitness of all concerned–the scheme of life and that of the world.”