WOW- “Godliness in Greenery”

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is a lesson that every child grows up with. We are taught that the Higher power resides only in neat and clean spaces. Even our ancestors worshipped elements of nature as the Supreme Beings. Now that we have moved on and given different forms (or formlessness) to the higher power, we seem to have forgotten the lesson. Indian festivals are boisterous, full of joy and togetherness. But they also take a huge toll on the environment. Isn’t it time that we went back to our roots and celebrated and venerated nature as much as we do our Gods?

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This week’s WOW prompt is – “Godliness in Greenery”

We are on the cusp of the long festive season that will end only with the New Year. Most of the festivals that we celebrate are high on fun, and also high on pollution, notable among them being Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and Diwali. During these times, the issue of pollution is always raised but quickly forgotten amidst the merrymaking. We often leave a trail of litter and waste once we are done. Nothing proves this point like our festivals. Take the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival as example, especially in Mumbai. During the ten day festival, pandals will be erected and we will play the best hosts to Ganpati Bappa. But once the festival is done, all the idols, thermocol, decorations and other hazardous materials end up in water bodies. How can we claim to love God if we have no regard for nature?

With this WOW prompt, we ask you to write a blog post about the “Godliness in Greenery”, the presence of god in plants, in marine life, and in cleanliness, and what we can do to worship His creations in all its forms. 

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8 Replies to “WOW- “Godliness in Greenery””

  1. Godliness in greenery
    ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’
    Cleanliness and godliness have been interchangeably used since time immemorial. Though it can’t be traced to biblical era but Hebrew connections in the past do show off about the emphasis. However the newbie toast of the town is greenery and godliness. The greener the pastures and savannas, the better is the purity of mind, which in turn revels spirituality. Actually the connection is deeper and ripples effect down to our inner food for thought. Greenery is sanctity of mind and soul, the rhythmic progression of body, psyche and attitude. The more we stride abode the nature trail, the better we breathe and visualize. It accentuates the freshness of though and reinforces health with purity. Nothing beats the oneness of nature and soul and the repercussions that follow. But why just nature, all his creations are pulchritudinous and so are his superpowers, I’m sure they merge within dwindling boundaries unknown to most of us.
    Cleanliness breeds health and hygiene. It also propagates the spiritual being of godliness in every aspect of your clean health, body, thought and surroundings. And now eventually greenery is the superlative degree of cleanliness and also a medium to seek wisdom. So plunge into the green wave, soak in the nature, his creations and celebrate the cohesion with you, the ubiquitous god.

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