Saurabh Pandey, who currently essays the role of Krishna in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Suryaputra Karn, has quite a spiritual side. In a heart to heart, the talent actor shares his views on God, religious differences and the importance of faith in his life. Let’s see what he has to say:
Who is God according to you?
The concept of God can take millions of years for someone to truly realize or it might just not even take a moment to know him. God is the truth who truly exists, timeless, absolute and eternal. We all think we are existing but in true sense we are not. God is unlimited. God is the cause of everything. God is the essence of life in everything. Truly God is everything. We always try to understand things but God is to be realized not understand.
Do you follow any rituals or any fasting you observe weekly or during festival please share?
Realization matters more than rituals. I haven’t done any fasting yet. But in Islam the month of fasting is done for a very good reason. To understand the suffering of others and to generate compassion for others.
Is there are a particular God/Saint or Deity that you specially believe in?
God is formless and has unlimited forms. No matter which Saint, Deity or god you believe or pray to. What matters is realization and gaining the wisdom from what message God has sent you through them or the holy books such a Holy Quran, Bhagwat Gita, Gurugranth Sahab, Bible and others. To answer your question my favorite is Lord Krishna.
What is your point of views on various religions?
I respect all religions and all religions teaches the same things. Just in different ways. The summary is to realize that their is only one God and their is no other then him. With respect to what religion you follow.
Share an incident in your life when you realized the existence of God?
The thing is once you realize essence of God, you also realize that he was always there its just me who didn’t see it all this while. We are breathing, we are alive, we have this body which is unbelievably complex and so is everything in this entire universe. Isn’t that enough to make us realize that there is something beyond who had made this, preserves it and destroys it and again recreates.