What is reality?
Bliss is only in the moment! Yes, it slips away! And that is because it is only in a single moment!
A few more experiments - some that fail, some that do not. All references, ideas pertaining to the self, and other real or imaginary people are purely experimental, coincidental and totally unnecessary. I often write when am in a reverie. Read at your risk. I mean it.
It is convenient to categorize people and their relation to faith into these blocks:
One may cope with difficult circumstances by not relying on faith/god. There is usually a point where one usually finds it extremely hard to continue doing so. At some point in our lives, faith usually steps in and saves when we cannot survive by ourselves anymore. People follow a statistical distribution in the types of their reactions to adversity. Such reactions are also distributed across times. for e.g. if your dad dies, you may resort to faith immediately or at a much later point (distributed). No two people are exactly alike in their reactions. Few people even risk saying there is no God. Most meekly obey and play along with rituals even; worship rather than be defiant. On a personal note, I have never been through a situation which I have not been able to cope with, myself. The longer I do this, the stronger I get, the firmer my conviction becomes that man is alone.
It has been a year since I realized the importance of hope in a man's life. I thought I had hit a dead end; no amount of thinking was letting me progress further, if there is in fact scope for any more progress. However recently, I got some much needed help from an uncle who understood where I was and asked me to think about faith to be a cause and hope as its effect. Light of day, eh? Not quite. This might be an important clue. I have to reason whether faith is the cause and hope is the effect, all by myself. I have felt that hope is inbuilt and have described this in detail elsewhere. We are naturally inclined to be hopeful. Does that apply to faith as well? Are we born with it? Am I not admitting that I am such a hopeful person only because of faith? Is this plausible? Quite a contradiction! More later.