Does Satan exist?

Does Satan exist?

This question  may sound irrelevant in today's world, dominated by science and technology. But believe it or not, there was a panel discussion on the ABC news channel in their night programme ‘Face Off’ , and the subject was : ‘Does satan exist?’. The anchor person said that 70 per cent of Americans believe that Satan exists!

The panelists were three men and one woman. Deepak Chopra was one of the panelists. The woman was as glamorous as any film star and one wouldn't expect her to be discussing myths like Satan and God. But she sincerely believed in both the guys. Other two were clergymen, so it was necessary for them to believe in both.

Deepak Chopra was the only one who spoke against the fictitious existence of Satan. He said, “Belief is a cover for insecurity. If something is real, you don't believe in it, you experience it.”

  The fact that people of developed countries cling to these old age myths reflects on the sorry state of humanity. Everybody is plagued by insecurity and fear. They need a support no matter how imaginery it is.

It will be interesting to see what Osho says about this belief. “You will be surprised to know that the word ‘divine’ and the word ‘devil’ come from the same Sanskrit root, deva. They are not separate; they mean the same. But you have been told that they are just polar opposites and that there is a universal fight going on between God and Satan. If that is true then it seems God is losing continually.”

The devil is winning because everywhere you can see crime increasing, people becoming more and more inhuman. It does not seem that God is winning. God cannot win because he is the other side of the devil. They are together, they are partners in the business.

“If you try to understand the complexity of your misery you will see that all that is good is connected with all that has been condemned as bad. And you have been told to drop the bad and save the good. Once you see that good and bad are together you will be immensely relieved,  because the whole conflict was baseless. You were fighting against shadows, you were fighting against yourself. It is as if my left hand is fighting with my right hand. Both are my hands; there is no need for them to fight, they can be together and friendly. They can be helpful to each other, they can be a tremendous support to each other. You can start using them in a harmonious unity.”

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