This post was most recently updated on July 28th, 2017
Many people go for temples, churches, mosques and other devotional places based on the religion they follow. Even there is good amount of money being involved in such places.
But still there are some so called atheists. They do not believe in god. It is not that they are uneducated or something else but they just are not convinced what ever is their experience with life. Some even go to the extent of criticizing those who believe in god. The reason is they are not aggressive or rude but they simply cannot accept there is god.
With advancement of technology and science even many have doubts if god is present. So here are few points which can help one believe if there is god.
Firstly lets see why the people who believe in god are not wrong of their perception.
1. Religions or god preacher raised in different corners of the world and the thought of spiritualism did not grow at one place and spread to rest of the world. For instance Hindus have Hindu gods and very great epics indicating their gods born as human avatars.
Similarly Christians had Jesus Christ who came to the worldly living and passed off.
In the two cases, it is said gods or god people performed miraculous cures or other miracles in the name of god.
Even in the times like before Christ (B.C) the world had no formal communication and the people of one place did not even know if some other set of religions really existed.
But the people of god or gods performed similar miracles and taught the world of peace and divine love. They discouraged hatred and fight among people and treated all with equality and respect.
2. Time tested belief: It is not that people began to believe in god few years back and have adopted to it. Unlike other principle where in people begin to disregard them after testing for sometime (ex: Kings rule, communism, scientific principles like evolution, even newtons laws) which seem to be outdated or else not suitable any more)
The belief in god has greatly increased and is raising further with strong faith and belief. Hence you can notice the donations to religious temples, churches is growing day by day.
If a thought or belief was wrong, it could have not lasted so long.
3. Even great scientist and thinker agree: Even the great scientist, revolutionist and politicians agree there is god or some thing super natural. Ex: Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi believed there was god. These people who saw the world to deepest levels in the name of science or in the name of public life believe there is god.
Einstein said “in the eyes of spirituality science is wrong and in the eyes of science, spirituality is blind. So there needs a bridge to tie these two things together.
Mahatma Gandhi remarked “without prayer I would have been a lunatic long ago.”
These people’s words indicate how strongly they believed in god.
4. The rewards of god:If one tastes the spiritual blessings then they can know the essence of god. Many people who believed in god had got his blessing in the form of success, achievements, overcome disease or other problems which are not solvable by normal means. If not this aspect of getting boons from god, then there would have not been many people going for god. So rewards of god are so practical and pleasant that peoples belief in him is strengthened.
How to Believe in God without proof.
Many atheist who say they need a proof to believe in god. Proof is a demand of science and is limited to the five senses like either you must be able to see or hear or smell or feel the touch or taste the god. But [proof can also exist beyond these five senses like within the heart.
If a child believes in his mother that she protects him, it is because of inherent belief in the heart (proof) that she will save him in crisis. Similarly a pet believes sincerely in his owner that he will provide food so it does not run away to search for food. Similarly a farmer believes that a seed grows if planted in the soil. If he does not believe in that he would not costly seed to experiment. So there is another set of proof called belief which resides in the heart or consciousness. So god rules the heart and consciousness.
So how to believe in god?
Firstly think of these questions about you
a) First question who are you.
Many just say i am Sam or ram or john as common thought, Then think again who is this john or ram or Sam? Is it his hand or face or brain or what else. Once he dies there is only his body and where did he go. Then people say rest in peace. So they believe he has gone out of the physical body. Now what is the proof that he has gone out. It is because his body does not respond.
So if you think you are the whole as person then why did you leave the body without your interest? Then the question has no answer. Next if he has gone out of the body where did he go? No answer.
So there are many question which one cannot answer about their own-selves but they strongly argue there is no god..
Hindu scriptures say the best way to know god is to better know who are you first. So for how to believe in god, first try to analyse who are you.
b) See wonders of the nature engineering.
It is really amazing to know that many body organs in human being or animals function tirelessly for ages together. Is there any engineering or technology which is so robust, so precise and so fantastic. If as per science if it due to evolution, are there any tested and trial methods. Because to come into the present level of aircraft or mobiles, there were many tests and trial which took place. Still they fail very often.
c) How come there are so many diseases?
Evolution or science says that first microbes evolved and than higher animals. If that is true how come malarial microbe modify itself to infect only the humans. Why is there a virus to cause aids only to humans?
d) How come there are principles like what you sow is what you reap? In many instances it proved that if you do some harm you will receive it back. Even Jesus said if you show your sword, you will be killed by the same sword to his disciple Peter. So you might experienced that doing bad has come back to you in some or other way. You can even notice many happenings around like natural disasters which human is completely incapable to overcome them.
e) Why many things do not happen as you expect or Why one is doubtful of something if at all happens?
This is because he perceives that things are not under his control but these must be under someone else control.
So after these question to yourself move on to tips on how to believe in god.
1. First check or make a test on god? Ask for something to god and try make it happen and see if it happens or not. In many cases it happens and one might notice small miracles in the process. This can help you believe in god.
2. Go through some of the spiritual books: Holy Book of your religion like bhagavat geetha or bible will help you realize god. They do not force you but will try to help you understand the essence of god.So it is good to go through to believe in god.
3. Go to religious place or pilgrimages: These are places with highest amount of spiritual power. Most people who go to these places of worship will have their spiritual senses raised. So go to some important spiritual places and see if you can feel God.
4. Ask for other of spiritual experiences: It is most like that we always criticize spiritual people. Not all of them are cheats some of them are divine people even. So go and hear their experiences on what inclines them to spirituality. Even you can ask if they can make you experience god. The great spiritual leader like swami Vivekananda asked his teacher if he can show him god. SO why not you try on some.
5. Try and test spiritual methods: There are many spiritual methods for the benefit of man like astrology, rekhi, meditation, prayer etc. Once ask your astrology and you will be stunned to see they can tell about without even having seen you before. For this test i recommend vedic astrology.
Try meditation. It is believed to be one of the highest forms spiritual exercise. The intention is to slow down your mind, calm down your aggression and build divine low within you. There are many people who benefit out of it for mental health.
Of the all the mentioned tips on how to believe in God, the best one is to check for yourself by asking god to help you in some difficult to achieve issues and see if you can overcome them by his help. This test itself serves as real proof and is exclusive for you because once you start believing other may ask you if he is really there.:-)