From the perspective of Indira Dewi, an accountant at a spa in Legian who comes from Singaraja.
What are we here for?
It’s a mystery.
Do you believe in the Big Bang theory that the circa-13.7-billion-year-old universe and all that’s in it was created by a massive explosion of enormously dense matter at what may have been the beginning of time?
Yes, I do.
If there is a God, where is he?
God is everywhere.
Is there a mystery to life?
There are many: Why we exist and the future are big mysteries.
Do you think we’re alone in the universe?
No. There are people we can’t see with our eyes.
There is a theory that there may be parallel universes with exact copies of us – doppelgangers – doing exactly the same thing as us right now. What do you think about that?
I don’t believe that.
What do you think happens to people when they die?
We will live in another place, in another world. The life we will have will depend on what we did in this life. I believe in karma.
Where is your soul and what is it?
My soul is deep inside my heart; it’s what makes you alive.
Science says that all matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, will our energy, in the form of our soul, live on for infinity?
Yes, it will live on forever.
Do you know your place in the universe?
To have a family and give them a good future.
Some people believe that because we are made of the same matter as the universe – carbon, and other elements, like nitrogen – anything we ask it will be attracted to us, popularised recently in the movie The Secret. What’s your view?
I believe it.
Are we being observed?
God observes us always.
If there is a God, why does he allow such colossal suffering of people on Earth, either through war, disease or natural disasters?
God decides. He might be teaching us a lesson.