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|Gate Keepers (standard:non fiction, 2045 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 14 2010||Views/Reads: 1508/803||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|An essay on misguided people trying to implement their own agenda.|
Gate Keepers Subba Rao Chitragupta was a modern day version of record keeper in Hindu mythology. He would record every activity of every human being from birth to death on this universe. It is more like the detailed minutes recorded in a directors meeting of a big corporation or a stenographer in the court that would record the proceedings of a trial case in detail. Chitragupta's records include: good and bad deeds, kind and cruel acts, generosity and miserly motives, corrupt and honest motives, either exhibition of bigotry or tolerance towards others, and every act about the person during the span of his/her entire life. This massive data processing had been taking place well before the advent of computer spreadsheet technology or the use of a super computer. Immediately after death, the collected information on the dead person was presented in a format with all the positive and negative deeds in separate columns with a final score. The score card was then presented to the king of “Naraka Lokha” (king of hell) named Yamadharma Raja, an impeccable and impartial judge for evaluation of the score cards. The final judgement to send the spirit (soul) of a dead person to either the Swarga Loka (paradise), a retreat with all the luxuries for those who had a net positive points or to the Naraka Loka or hell where the punishment fits the crime depending on the negative points accumulated was completely in the hands of Yamadharma Raja. Once the spirit serves the appropriate punishment, Yamadharma Raja would then reconsider the fate of the spirit for a parole to send either to the Swarga Loka or back to the Naraka Loka, if the spirit was a tough cookie, and was not remorseful even after he went through a rigorous punishment. Until the spirit received the full penance for the sins committed on earth by fulfilling all the prescribed punishments, the spirit won't be transferred to the Swargha Loka (paradise) or the retreat. The entire operation was known to run like a well-greased machine since it had to accommodate millions of persons born and die every day on earth. Fortunately, the spirit or soul had no body, therefore did not occupy physical space per se in either Swarga Loka or Naraka Loka. All this was written in the ancient scriptures. The notoriety of Yamadharma Raja for his truthfulness, and Chitragupta for meticulous record keeping was well established so much that they became examples for all youngsters to follow while growing up to maintain personal morality, and true professionalism with objectivity. Chitragupta, the accountant kept the record of various deeds of each person, and assigned either positive (+) or negative (-) points for good, and bad deed respectively. For example, people who committed or were responsible for mass murders or genocide received the highest negative points, and also committing war crimes in disguise. Murders, rapes, thefts, other criminal activities, adopting apartheid, segregation or discrimination policies, political mudslinging, spousal abuse etc. received appropriate negative points. On the positive side, saving somebody's life received highest points followed by other good deeds like serving humanity, being truthful, selfless donations etc. Bigamy is legal in some religions, but illegal in others. Eating beef could be a sin for some Hindus but not for others. Drinking alcohol is prohibited in some religions, and in others it is acceptable. Gambling is against the belief in some religion while in others it is officially recognized as sin and punished. These are serious differences between people of various religions, races and cultures on earth but the duo of Chirtragupta and Yamadharma Raja do not take these differences into consideration in imposing punishment on spirit or soul of dead people since they only kept the record of bad and good deeds against or towards humanity and not bogged down with the cultural or racial beliefs among the people. Obviously, human sacrifice was a crime against humanity though practiced in ancient cultures. Corporate cheating of its' workers health or retirement benefits was considered as a negative deed. Political double talk and mudslinging during election campaign gathered negative points as well. A professor I met years ago was totally unlike any of the truthful duo. Click here to read the rest of this story (158 more lines)
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