From the perspective of Made Andy, a 40-year-old driver and father of three.
What are we here for?
To work hard and also to devote ourselves to God.
Do you believe in the big bang theory that now circa-13.7-billion-year-old universe and all that is in it was created by a massive explosion of enormously dense matter at what may have been the beginning of time? It is possible.
If there is a God, where is he?
He is everywhere. We have one God but He has many functions and is in many temples in the form of Shiwa, Wishnu and Brahma.
Is there a mystery to life?
We just need to do our best to make good karma.
Do you think we are alone in the universe?
We are not alone; we have many gods. However, there are no other lifeforms on other planets.
There is a theory that there may be parallel universes with exact copies of us doing exactly the same thing as us right now. What do you think about that?
I donâ€™t believe that.
What do you think happens when people die?
They are reincarnated and if they have led a good life they will be reincarnated as a rich person in their next life.
Where is your soul and what is it?
Inside, but when you die it will travel on; your soul never dies.
Science says that all matter and energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Therefore, will our energy, in the form of our soul, live on for infinity?
That is correct.
Do we have any control over our lives or has everything already been mapped out since birth, predetermined, and fate?
Our life is determined by how we lived our last life.
Some people believe that because we are made from the same matter as the universe – carbon, and other developments, like nitrogen – anything we ask will be attracted to us..
I donâ€™t understand that question.
Are we being observed?
Only by God.
If there is a god, why does he allow such colossal suffering of people on Earth, either through war, disease or natural disasters?
There is war because people are greedy and want more than they need. Disease and disasters occur in places where there are too many bad people. Like the tsunami in Aceh.