Well, thats not a distress call to God. Thats what i do when i just feel like knowing what my Buddy is upto !(Well, no probs, he is used to it! God means different things to different people. Father, Mother, The God, or whatever. For me, he is just my “Buddy”, whom i treat just the same, listening, confiding, squabbling, arguing, and at times even threatening !! :-)) That helps me approach him with all love and no fear! For me, he is incapable of anger or punishement ! It is our actions that hurt us and cause misery to us and everyone around, but not God !
Let me tell u how. Suppose a mother warns a toddler not to touch the electric plug points. The ever inquisitive child still goes and pokes around the plug point and gets a mild shock. Now, is the child right in thinking that his mother caused the shock as she was angry he didnt listen to her?!? “Its the electricity, idiot! Not your mom”, one would say. Poor mother is in greater anguish seeing her child suffer. Even though she knows she cant guard him from ALL danger, she is still trying to guard him in which ever way she can to the point of obsession! But still the little prankster gets enough opportunities to hurt himself!
The child is right if he realizes that he got hurt because he didnt listen to his mother. But what if he thinks, his mother “punished” him with “current shock” because he didnt listen to her !! Thats funny and not true, right ???
If there is so much love, patience and forgiveness in our worldly Mother of one birth, can u imagine their magnitude from someone who has been with us for hundreds of thousands of births!?!?
Again, If he does love us so much, why is he not with us right here ! right now!
Same analogy of Mother and child explains this too !
As long as a child is playing with his toys happily, mother goes about her work. She is still watching his every move, guarding him from danger. When a child cries, she sees whether he "really" needs her. She tries to figure out if he is crying for “her” or out of thirst, hunger, sleep or for a new toy. If it is any of the latter, she gives him what he wants and gets back to work. But when a child persists and cries for his mother, she leaves everything and rushes to him. She tries to divert him with this or that, but the child persists. Only then, she is just there for her child unconditionally, personally holding him and pampering him!! (That
doesnt mean she loved him any lesser when she was away!Isnt it?!)
It is just the same with God. We approach God wanting this or that and blame him that we can see or feel him. The catch is, nobody goes to him and says "I don't want all this crap. I want YOU and YOU alone, nothing else is going to calm me down!!!" Rare bunch of people like Meera Bai, Guru Nanak, Buddha, Mahaveer, Kabir, Rama
Krishna paramahamsa .(fortunately, the list is long!) were able to do that and God did rush to them, didn't he!??!
PS: The analogy of electricity to “karma” also strikes me. If u know how to use it correctly(good karma), electricity is what runs the world around us. Mess with it (bad karma) and you got to be ready for the consequenses!! There is absolutely no one else involved, it’s just YOU and “it” (your karma) to settle scores as per rules defined by Nature