Does a Religion Matter To a Person?

Spiritual experience that makes liberation
Spiritual experience that makes liberation

When we come across a divine person we try to follow him or her for their morals. We appreciate such person for the perfect attitude they carry. As we follow such a good person we tend to cultivate his or her habits of thinking right, and build a good attitude. Following them helps us to develop as a perfect human being: and the changes can be seen in us gradually. But I wonder why people fail to show the similar attitude when it comes to religion. Why don’t people accept and follow all the religions when there is something to learn in each religion for our benefit?

Let me narrate you a true story which took place some years ago. There was this girl named Swapna who is a Hindu by birth and studied in a Christian school. The management of the school contained mostly of Nuns and Fathers. Swapna, observed how the Nuns and Fathers do their daily prayers, read holy bible, and perform religious activities without fail every day. Swapna frequently visited her best friend ‘Ayesha’, a Muslim girl, and learnt her Muslim customs. She read the holy book of Muslims and Christians. She tried to understand and make distinctions between the Christian and Muslim religion; this was her regular routine. After all the research she has done on the religions, Swapna became matured enough to know what is right and wrong through her experience, yet she was skeptical and questioned herself, “is it worth learning customs and rituals of different religions? Am I on the right path?”

One day, her parents took her to home town to visit a famous Hindu temple. The devotees who visit the temple believe their wishes can be fulfilled, and any diseases can be cured if they trust in God. Swapna didn’t believe if it can be really possible. She watched thousands of people, whose wishes were fulfilled, flocking and chanting goddess name. Inside the temple, she noticed a Muslim woman standing in the line, wearing traditional Muslim black veil, with her children, waiting to see the god. Swapna and other visitors of the temple were dumbfounded to see a Muslim woman in a Hindu temple.

As soon as Swapna came out of the temple she walked straight towards the Muslim woman and asked her why she is at the Hindu temple. The Muslim woman gave a smile and replied, “My little son is suffering from a skin disease. He has white patches all over his body. Nobody knows what the disease is and how it affected my little son. I tried every possible medicine and visited hospitals for the cure, but all went in vain. When I got to know about this powerful god, without a second thought, I took the decision to visit the goddess. This is my second visit to the temple. I have come to say thanks to the god who is saving my child from the skin problem. Now my son is getting fine”. At the end of the conversation, the woman smiled at Swapna and said, “There is only one god, but people call the god by different names. God is helping my son to recover” The last sentence of their conversation gave Swapna all the answers she needed to her questions.

Now, Swapna is enlightened. Her parents objected her when she used to follow other religions, but now she is confided to convince them why she need to follow other religious beliefs. So, they were convinced enough to take her own decisions. Although Swapna is a Hindu, she completely respects other religions and also included some of the customs of other religion in to her life. Swapna treats everyone equal and shares her experience to others. She doesn’t preach any religion to people. She celebrates every festival as her own – may it be Diwali, Christmas or Ramzan.

The morals of every religion taught her to serve poor people, and visit orphans to spend time with them. It gives her true happiness and satisfaction by doing so. However, Swapna doesn’t intend to gain attention of the people. Different religions have inspired her to become a spiritual person which society has accepted. The society respects her attitude towards religion and values her beliefs.

People don’t want to accept other religions even though it is worth accepting; and the reason for not accepting is because of the misconception in the minds of people that they are disrespecting their own religion and giving more importance to the other religions than their own.

You will get to know the beauty of the religion only when you try to know and analyze the religion. Knowing and analyzing doesn’t have to mean that we should follow all the customs and practices of the new religion. The point is clear in all the religion, that is, every religion teaches us to be good and to do well for the benefit of humanity.

There is no religion other than the truth! The truth is: There is only one God, only one religion, and we are all human beings. A person who is humble, kind, respectful, and forgiving becomes a great human being.


Religion never matters for a good person. What do you think?


Arpitha Puttaraju

The Realities of Love at First Sight


You walk into a party and head for the bar. Suddenly someone is beside you, offering to get you a drink. You begin to talk. Almost immediately you’re struck by the eerie feeling that you may have just found Mr. Right. But that’s crazy, isn’t it? Or is it? Can a person really know something this life-changing so fast?

Yes. We are built to instantly size up a potential partner, an intuitive skill that likely developed millions of years ago as our forebears struggled to rapidly sort friends from enemies. And while today we may not need to protect ourselves with a strong, virile mate, we regularly make up our minds about whether an individual could be an appropriate match within the first three minutes of talking to him (or her).

Indeed, it takes less than one second to decide whether you find someone physically attractive. Too short, too tall, too old, too young, too scruffy, or too scrubbed—he’s out. If, however, he fits your general concept of Adonis, your mind races toward the next checkpoint: voice. Once again, you respond in seconds. Women typically regard rapid talkers as more educated and men with full, deep voices as better-looking than they are. Next: his words. We like people who use the same kinds of words we use. We are also drawn to those who have a similar degree of intelligence, share our religious and social values, and come from the same economic background—and we quickly determine these attributes from a man’s words (not to mention how he dresses and wears his hair, whether he’s carrying a briefcase or a soccer ball, and if he’s sporting a gold watch or a tattoo).

But can this handsome, deep-voiced, well-dressed stranger give you what you need? Even on the bigger questions, we often form an opinion within the first three minutes if the conversation turns to, say, politics or kids. So when you do feel an immediate click, go ahead and trust your instincts.

Still, love at first sight doesn’t happen to everyone. In one survey by Ayala Malach-Pines, PhD, of Ben-Gurion University in Israel, only 11 percent of the 493 respondents said their long-term relationships started that way. As for the rest of us, Psychologists say that the more you interact with a person you like (even slightly), the more you come to regard him as good-looking, smart, and similar to you—unless you discover something that breaks the spell. So it’s wise to hang in for a second meeting. It can take years sometimes for two people to fully appreciate each other. But whether it’s love at first sight or love in hindsight, those first three minutes are essential for it..

Author: Binod Singh, Germany

Straight from the heart of an Ex-Recruiter to the Recruiting Industry

When was the last time a Recruiter called you and said that you dint make it because of xyz reasons and that you could have made it if you worked on a,b,c or suggested to you if you did a mistake in your CV presentation or in the field that you are applying or acted as your career consultant giving you the directions and guiding you in the right path? Just like a friend 🙂

No we are not talking of those who speak the same to sell the CV builder tool or counselling as a service. We know the fact that nothing in this world comes for free, and what comes free, you have to earn it. The attempt here is to go overboard to add that personal touch to the noble profession, as we are aware there is no bible or rules & guidelines book to follow. Then why not give it a shot?

All of you would agree that this is a very unconventional way of working. Well, that’s the argument here. Recruitment is one area where we have the freedom to explore and experiment and that is the change we need to bring in and try more methods to engage candidates better.

We definitely don’t want Recruiters to be selling jobs. Then there would be no difference in sales and hiring. The treatment what candidates get would be of the same like how you receive a call for credit card or personal loan. So you know how the approach to you is if you are one in 1000s and that you are just an option. Ok, for a minute even if we assume it as sales, what sells the best and who is the best seller? The one who makes you feel special and treats you well. Right? That is where we need to hit too.

Where is the gap ?

Post interview ( any round , any mode ) candidates are always left without providing a frank feedback. The “no response” or the default response like “we will let you know” will only build their anxiety.

How this approach will help?

1. Reduction in the number of mails/calls that candidates ask you for feedback / result – Less irritation
2. Reduction in the “no-show” for drives – More positive participations
3. Good rapport with the candidate even if the association was not fruitful – Easy headhunting / referrals.
4. Candidates will start recommending you – Good brand positioning for the company you work for.
5. More LinkedIn connection requests – Increase in quality database

It is also important to inculcate this generous behavior outside workplace ( the best recruiters who are good in getting referrals practice this ). If you genuinely don’t feel like helping others, then it won’t work.

Bottomline: Don”t be a recruiter , Be a friend !

Author:  Sachin Katekar