Heard this interesting idea today, that there is a place nearby where people gather for a Satsang ( a group of people meet and recite hymns and chants of divinity and goodness and propagate the essence of beautiful life. They try to attain peace of mind and purpose of life by meditation and goodwill..). Now I love Satsangs, especially when the divine songs are very musical and interesting to sing in groups and ambiance is amazing. I have been to few of the full moon sat sangs and simply loved them.
But this one seemed different, a group of people from all class strata gathering nearby a slum, discussing the presence of divine element in each and everyone of us. Now that's a core ideology of Hinduism that "divinity resides within us", nothing new there. But these people they bent before each and everyone in salutation and respect to that divinity within each other. They take resolves to work very nicely in whatever capacity they can for others, as "serving others" is the true meaning and purpose of life. Infact Serving is the mark of life, others are again a reflection of you at varied stages, some would say, I dunno- haven't interpreted any Vedic gyan yet.
Well somehow I felt bending to others in faith that I am acknowledging the goodness, the piousness and the holy in you - was refreshing to hear and maybe even a good massage to let go, of the haughty self image we cling to. Yet I found it to entertain the devil within more than the divine. Isn't divine supposed to be modest, with no intentions of being overtly prayed just of help and of bliss - with no strings attached or expectations.. Well there I was confused - if we are divine and we are devil, and they are one form of the same supreme.. then why you need to bent at all.. it should be self-evident . But Guess some things just seem so fine to do, maybe they make you realize something deeply at crisis and times you would otherwise won't. Will be good to attend sometime - will see.