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How NGOs are Being Used by Missionaries

There are billions of dollars being sent by white Christians to India for “development work.” This money is what empowers missionaries and allows them to bribe poor Indians for conversion and build infrastructure such as churches, prayer halls, “community halls” and “Jesus wells.” (Jesus wells are wells in villages dug by missionaries from which you are allowed to draw water only if you agree to convert.) Every penny of this money being recieved from abroad has only one aim: convert Indians and uproot all native faiths and culture.

Without this funding from abroad, the missionary machinery will grind to a halt. The Indian government says this money is not a threat to national security. Well, it sure will be once enough number of people get converted. Is there any place in India where Christians or Muslims are in a majority and not fighting for secession from India, from Kashmir to North East states to Maoists of central India (90 percent of whose cadres are Christian converts)?

This money is nothing but “secession” money that is being sent to India by White Christians and must be stopped at all costs if Hindus still love their land. China and Russia do not allow this money from the West to enter their countries for “development” or “culture” or whatever excuse the White Christians can think of. It is only the “liberal” Hindus who do this good turn to them and allow their own feet to be cut slowly.

Once the missionaries manage to create a critical mass of Christian converts, their godfathers in the West will immediately trigger an armed terrorist movement against “Brahmanical oppression” of the flock and stake claim over the land on behalf of Jesus. (The same game White Christians have played in Nagaland.) Their strategy is: first convert, and then arm the converts. Indians better be careful. 

Have you heard of the Niyogi Committee report about activities of Christian missonaries? It had warned exactly the same thing. Read it here:

http://voiceofdharma.org/books/ncr/

Here is an article about how NGOs are being set up by missionaries to carry out conversion rackets.

The operations of the Christian missionaries need to be diagnosed in order to understand the Kandhamal phenomenon. One may be surprised to note that the Christian community is not unanimous on conversions. There are more than 500 denominations among the Christians in India. Out of this, mainly three groups – Catholic, Protestant and Pentecostal – are living in Orissa.

 The Catholic and Penticoastal missionaries are mainly active in Kandhamal. They run Churches by name such as Assembly of God or Church of God. There has been virtual rivalry between these two denominations and they follow the principal of business chain in attracting people to their fold. For example, each visitor to the Church will be asked to bring minimum one or two new persons in the next visit to the Church. They allegedly take care the daily wages of the financially weaker visitors to the Church. They stress on the constant human touch in maintaining relationships with the people of their denominations.

These Christian missionaries are very cleverly using Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to reach unreached people. They allegedly either sponsor the NGOs or ask their own men to form NGOs under the Registrar of Societies Act or Indian Trust Act.

These Christian funded NGOs have constructed Community Halls in Kandhamal. The ventilators of these Community Halls are made in the shape of Cross symbol. After people start gathering to have meetings in these Committee Halls for the issues related to the concerned areas, they gradually place either cross symbol or photograph of Jesus in the main hall. And, a pastor starts teaching them about the Bible both in morning and evening in these Community Halls.

The pastor is shown as a social worker on the official records of one these Christian sponsored NGOs. The academically poor, backward caste and downtrodden youth are targeted to join as pastors. They are moulded emotionally, psychologically and mentally with a free food, lodging and medical facilities for one year.

One should understand the modus operandi of these missionaries. The Catholic and Pentecostal missionaries enter an areas in the name of helping children or destitutes. They identify the children of the poor families in a village. Based on these children, they chalk out the community development programme of that area up to 15 years. They target the tender hearts to bring them into their fold. They are more interested in children homes instead of building old age homes.

http://tinyurl.com/7weuuf

Well, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and the Westerners sure love their money as much as anyone else. So why are they willing to send billions of dollars to India every year for “development”? Do Hindus have any idea what the bill for this free lunch will be? The organised religions and the armies of zombies they create are truly a curse on the entire humanity.

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Do You Know What World Vision is?

If you have been browsing the websites of prominent Indian newspapers and other media outlets such as Rediff, you would surely have noticed the advertisements of an agency called World Vision asking for your money. These promotional messages are very poignant, designed to pull at your heart strings. Most of these show pictures of vulnerable-looking Indian orphan children staring at you with longing in their eyes.

World Vision asks you for some of your money so that those poor souls can be taken care of and provided with food and shelter. Who can argue with that? Soon, you find yourself reaching for your credit card. But hey, hold on! Do you really know what World Vision is and what kind of work it is doing in India?

It is an out and out Christian proselytisation organisation which asks Hindus to fund its orphanages but forgets to tell them about its evangelical operations and Bible classes. Neither does it tell Hindu donors how many Hindu orphans taken in its orphanages are allowed to remain Hindu when they are ready to move out. It is nothing but a conversion racket under the garb of charity.

Radhakant Nayak, a Christian convert who is a Congress MP and the head of World Vision in Orissa, is the main accused in planning the murder of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati. 

Net closes in on Cong MP for Orissa swami’s murder

The BJD-BJP Governmentin Orissa is closing in on CongressRajya Sabha member and former civil servant Radhakanta Nayak for his “alleged role in the conspiracy to kill Lakshmanananda Saraswati.”

http://tinyurl.com/7b567s

One more report:

Crime Branch sleuths chasing Congress RS Member Radhakant Nayak

Congress Rajya Sabha member Radhakant Nayak is on run. If unconfirmed reports are to be believed, Nayak, alleged villain behind Swami Laxmananda Saraswati’s murder, is in trouble.  

Crime Branch of Orissa Police looking into the brutal murder of noted Hindu saint has reportedly listed name of Nayak as an accused, who is very close to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi for his Church back-ground and searching him in several areas for his role.

Here is the Wikipedia page on Radhakant Nayak:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhakant_Nayak

Below is an eye-opening article about World Vision and its activities in India:

The truth about World Vision
by V. K. Sashikumar

The author is a noted investigative journalist for Tehelka. This article was prepared by him for IBNLive.com (the online arm of CNN-IBN, owned and funded by the Southern Baptist Church in the US)  under the title “Preparing for the Harvest”, which IBNLive so far has not published  it as it exposes World Vision’s Christian missionary activities in India. Donars to World Vision India – Rs 256 crores collected in 2008 – believe it to be the premier NGO working in India for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. In fact it is the premier Christian  missionary organisation working in India for the harvesting souls for Jesus. Since the killing of Swami Lakshmanananda and the resultant communal violence in Orissa in August  2008, World Vision’s funding and missionary activities have come under the scanner of the Home Ministry in New Delhi. — Ishwar Sharan

World Vision, the world’s largest Christian church mission agency, has traditionally been closely linked with successive American governments. The former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedoms, Dr Robert Seiple, was World Vision chief for 11 years till 1998 when he was picked by former president, Bill Clinton, to head the office of International Religious Freedoms. Around the period when Seiple was the president of World Vision, its vice-president from 1993 to 1998 was Andrew S. Natsios. He is now the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). For more than 40 years, USAID has been the leading government agency providing economic and humanitarian assistance to developing countries.

World Vision’s focus is children and community development. It is involved in more than 162 projects in 25 states. It projects its community development programmes as “holistic development”. This is implemented through Area Development Programmes (ADP). Each ADP works in an area that is contiguous geographically, economically or ethnically. These programmes provide access to clean drinking water, healthcare, education and setting up of income generating projects. But infused with such development works is the spiritual component – Bible classes.

In India, World Vision projects itself as a “Christian relief and development agency with more than 40 years experience in working with the poorest of the poor in India without respect to race, region, religion, gender or caste.” However, Tehelka has in its possession US-based World Vision Inc.’s financial statement filed before the Internal Revenue Service, wherein, it is classified as a Christian church ministry. In any case, its mission statement is self-explanatory: “World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in working with the poor and oppressed, to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the Good News of the Kingdom of God.”

Though World Vision has consultative status with UNESCO and partnerships with UN agencies like UNICEF, WHO, UNHCR and ILO, the fact is that its financial records reveal that it has funded evangelical activities all over the world including India. World Vision uses its international clout and its close links with the US government through USAID to network with governments and corporate entities in the developing world.

World Vision has an ongoing channel of interaction with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII); in its 2003 financial report it states that “the Rural Development Department of the Government of Assam recognized World Vision India as a leading development agency in the state and has recommended that World Vision be the choice for receiving bilateral funds. The government has also sought World Vision’s assistance in creating a proposal for US$ 80 million for development work in the state.”

The income and expenditure account for the year ended September 30, 2002 shows that its total income was Rs 95.5 crores, which included foreign contribution of Rs 87.8 crores. For an organisation that claims to be only involved in development and relief work, it is quite secretive about its positioning and exact nature of activities. When approached by Tehelka as part of its undercover operation for an interview, World Vision India’s national director, Dr Jayakumar Christian, after having agreed to the interview backed out because he wanted copies of the fictitious Christian magazine that Tehelka claimed to be representing.

However, what goes unnoticed by the governments and the corporate world is World Vision India’s evangelical missions as part of its development agenda. Proselytisation (conversion of faith) is an integral part of its provision of development services under its much-touted ADP programmes. Though none of the literature published by World Vision India even mentions its evangelisation missions, foreign publications of World Vision India proudly proclaim its “spiritual” component.

Take, for instance, World Vision New Zealand’s report (4 September 2002) on the funding of ADP in Dahod, Gujarat. Under the head, “spiritual development” the report states:

“Held a vacation Bible school for 150 children from different villages. The children participated in games, Bible quizzes, drama and other activities. Organised a one-day spiritual retreat for 40 young people and a children’s Christmas party. Each of Dahod’s 45 villages chose five needy children to attend the party.” In Dumaria, Banka district, eastern Bihar, “the ADP supports local churches by running leadership-training courses for pastors and church leaders.”

What has an Area Development Programme (ADP) got to do with running leadership training courses for pastors and church leaders? Incidentally, World Vision New Zealand funds ADP programmes in the tribal pockets of India. The New Zealand Government’s Voluntary Agencies Support Scheme (VASS) jointly fund the two-year project, the NZ government matching World Vision contributions on a 2:1 basis. There are many other instances of evangelical programmes run by World Vision India.

In the Gajapati ADP, situated in Gumma Block of Orissa’s Gajapati district, a World Vision report admits that “Canadian missionaries have worked in the area for just over 50 years and today 85-90 percent of the community is Christian. However, local church leaders had little understanding of the importance of their role in community development. ADP staff build relationships with these leaders to improve church co-operation and participation in development initiatives.” Here World Vision organised two training camps for local church leaders in holistic development.

In Mayurbhanj, again in Orissa, World Vision regularly organises spiritual development programmes as part of its ADP package. The World Vision report says: “Opposition to Christian workers and organisations flares up occasionally in this area, generally from those with vested interests in tribal people remaining illiterate and powerless. World Vision supports local churches by organising leadership courses for pastors and church leaders.”

World Vision India is active in Bhil tribal areas and openly admits its evangelical intentions: “The Bhil people worship ancestral spirits but also celebrate all the Hindu festivals. Their superstitions about evil spirits make them suspicious of change, which hinders community development. ADP staff live among the Bhil people they work with, gaining the villagers’ trust and showing their Christian love for the people by their actions and commitment.”

This being the case it is not surprising that World Vision India was honoured with the 2003 Mahatma Gandhi Award for Social Justice. This award is hosted by the All India Christian Council. Incidentally, Joseph D’Souza who was AICC’s President during that year also heads an evangelical network, Operation Mobilisation, in India. Operation Mobilisation, again, is an American missionary organisation. It was founded by Georg Verwer and today is a global ministry “committed to working in partnership with churches and other Christian organisations for the purpose of World mission.”

http://hamsa.org/world.vision.htm 

So  think twice before opening your wallet. Quite a few Hindus in their ignorance end up funding Christian conversion rackets in India which are carefully hidden behind a smoke-screen of nice-sounding social or charity work. With these kinds of slick advertisement campaigns directed at the gullible but rich Hindus, the missionaries are only making them pay for their fellow Hindus’ conversion and thus unknowingly connive in the destruction of Hindu civilisation. World Vision has collected crores of Rupees from stupid Hindus this year through their advertisements.

Shouldn’t there be a law in India to make it mandatory for religious organisations to openly state their religious nature and which religion they represent when soliciting money from donors of other faiths? And shouldn’t a break-up of such “charity” organisations’ spending in terms of secular and religious expenditure be available on their websites for all to see? We all want to know how much of Hindu donors’ money did World Vision spend in holding Bible classes and constructing new churches compared to what it spent on orphanages. What is all this secrecy and hush-hush nature of these organisations all about? What are they trying to hide? Why are they trying to operate quitely under the radar?

The same thing I see in department stores and malls where on the payment counter there are collection boxes put up by various NGOs with Hindu-sounding names. On investigation, I find that quite a few of them are actually Christian NGOs which are hiding their Christian identity from the Hindu shoppers. When I observe a Hindu stuffing a crisp note into one of these collection boxes, I think: “Man, you have just funded conversion of another Hindu to Christianity.”

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Mischief Money from Other Countries

The “Times of India” newspaper has reported that foreign funding to NGOs in India has seen a massive boost of 56 percent in the last one year. It now totals a staggering 2.5 billion dollars or so annually. This amounts to a mind-boggling Rupees one thousand crores every month– enough to destablise the country many times over. Most of this money from other countries is coming, it is claimed, for the benefit of “cultural and religious” institutions. Our friend to the West, Pakistan, has also begun to fund quite a few NGOs in India.

Considering this massive inflow of foreign funds in the name of “culture,” India should logically have become the most cultured country in the world by now. It obviously is yet to attain this distinction. So the big question is: Where is this money actually going? Is it going into the pockets of Maoists in the jungles of Chhattisgarh to pay salaries to their cadres? (The money is usually routed to them through the churches that dot the jungles.) Is it being used for conversions to Christianity?

Is it being used to build new churches and mosques in every nook and corner of India? Is this money meant for the Christian terrorists of North Eastern states ? Is it being used to take as many resident Indians on the payrolls of foreigners as possible so that the NGOs that these Indians staff can be used to protest against everything from Tata Nano to Narmada Dam to Hindu festivals to arrest of terrorists?

Interestingly, a huge chunk of this money is specifically going to Tamil Nadu. What is the reason? After floating the Aryan-Dravidian theory, are the White Christians now trying to Christianise the “Dravidians”? (Incidentally, the word “Dravidian” was coined by a British missonary, Robert Caldwell.) What is so much foreign money doing in Tamil Nadu?

Why is the Indian government allowing billions of dollars from other races to land in India every year? Russia and China do not allow other countries to fund their NGOs. Is Indian government smarter than the Russian or Chinese strategists or is it actually quite foolish? With regard to this “charity” money being poured into India by hostile races from far away, Indians should get one thing very clear: “In this world, there is no such thing as a free lunch. They will have to pay the bill one day in terms of their territorial integrity.” Capiche?

Foreign funds to Indian NGOs soar, Pak among donors

Statistics released by the home ministry regarding ‘foreign funds to NGOs’ show that India, which has a total of 33,937 registered associations, received Rs 12,289.63 crore in foreign contributions during 2006-07 as against Rs 7,877.57 crore in 2005-06, a substantial increase of nearly Rs 4,400 crore (56%) in just one year.

The US, Germany, the UK, Switzerland and Italy were the top five foreign contributors during 2006-07. These five countries have consistently been the big donors since 2004-05. Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and France are the other countries which figure prominently in the list of foreign donors.

The US has been the biggest donor to Indian NGOs in the last several years. It contributed over Rs 2,971 crore in 2006-07 alone. As far as Pakistan is concerned, the country contributed Rs 43.28 lakh in 2004-05, Rs 71.70 lakh in 2005-06 and Rs 21.99 lakh in 2006-07. ………..

Among the states, Tamil Nadu has the distinction of having the highest number of registered associations (3,009) and getting the highest amount of foreign contributions in India.

http://tinyurl.com/6skat3

Here is an example of the mad rush among the NGOs in India to get a slice of the funds pouring in from abroad.

NGOs ‘hijack’ tribal kids to fill orphanages

http://tinyurl.com/9budej

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Myths of Gujarat Riots

Myth 1: 2,000 Muslims were killed in the Gujarat riots
Myth 2: Muslims were ‘butchered’ in Gujarat
Myth 3: Whole of Gujarat was burning
Myth 4: The Gujarat police turned a blind eye to the rioting
Myth 5: Gujarat police was anti-Muslim
Myth 6: Gujarat riots were the ‘worst ever massacre’ in India
Myth 7: Only Muslims were rendered homeless and suffered economically
Myth 8: The Gujarat government was involved in the riots
Myth 9: Gujarat riots were like the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
Myth 10: Gujarat became a dangerous place to live in, in 2002
Myth 11:  In Ehsan Jafri’ case, women were raped
Myth 12: The photo of Qutubuddin Ansari is genuine

For answers: http://www.gujaratriots.com/

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How Old is the Word ‘Hindu’?

Here is an eye-opening article about the antiquity of the word “Hindu.” The communist historians of India and the Western Indologists claim that the word “Hindu” was invented by the Arabs in the 8th century and its origins lay in the Persian practice of replacing “S” with “H”. However, many incriptions over a thousand years older than this period have used the word “Hindu” or its derivatives. Also, the origin of the word most certainly lies in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat in India, not in Persia.

Thanks to fellow blogger Bharat Nair for pointing out the link: www.scribd.com/doc/8255671/HINDU-sacred-wordHindu-in-Vedik-Scriptures 

The article is by Murlidhar H. Pahoja, Ph.D.  What I found particularly interesting was that Prophet Mohammed’s uncle Omar-bin-e-Hassham had composed a poem in praise of Lord Shiva, a copy of which can be found in the Makhtab-e-Sultania library in Istanbul, Turkey. This rang a bell in my mind. There are many websites which claim that Kaba was an ancient Shiva temple. See this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCvi0mpv-9s I don’t know what to make of these claims, but the fact that Prophet Mohammed’s uncle had written an ode to Lord Shiva is certainly stunning. 

Antiquity and Origin of the Term ‘Hindu’
By Dr. Murlidhar H. Pahoja

The anti-Hindu historians like Romila Thapar and D.N. Jha have opined that the word ‘Hindu’ was given currency by the Arabs in the 8th century. They however, do not explain the basis of their conclusion nor do they cite any evidence in support of their claim. Even Arab Muslim writers do not make such an extravagant claim.

Another theory propounded by European writers is that the word ‘Hindu’ is a Persian corruption of ‘Sindhu’ resulting from the Persian practice of replacing ‘S’ with ‘H’. Even here, no evidence is cited. In fact the word Persia itself contains ‘S’ which should have become ‘Perhia’ if this theory was correct.

The present paper examines the above two theories in the light of epigraphic and literary evidence available from Persian, Indian, Greek, Chinese and Arabic sources. The evidence appears to support the conclusion that ‘Hindu’ like ‘Sindhu’, has been in use since the Vedic age and that although ‘Hindu’ is a modified form of ‘Sindhu’, its origin lies in the Saurashtran practice of pronouncing ‘H’ in place of ‘S’.

Epigraphic Evidence

The Hamadan, Persepolis and Naqsh-I-Rustam Inscriptions of Persian monarch Darius mention a people ‘Hidu’ as included in his empire. These inscriptions are dated between 520-485 B.C. This fact establishes that the term ‘Hi(n)du’ was current more than 500 years before Christ.

Xerexes, successor of Darius, in his inscriptions at Persepolis, gives names of countries under his rule. The list includes ‘Hidu’. Xerexes was ruling between 485-465 B.C. On a tomb in Persepolis, in another inscription assigned to Artaxerexes (404-395 B.C.), there are three figures above which are inscribed ‘iyam Qataguviya’ (this is Satygidian), ‘iyam Ga(n)dariya’ (this is Gandhara) and ‘iyam Hi(n)duviya’ (this is Hi(n)du). The Asokan inscriptions (3rd century B.C.) repeatedly use expressions like ‘Hida’ for ‘India’ and ‘Hida loka’ for ‘Indian nation’.

‘Hida’ and its derivative forms are used more than 70 times in the Ashokan inscriptions. For instance in the Jaugadha, separate rock edict II, the lines 3 & 4, read:

All men are my people. I desire for my people that they may be provided with all welfare and happiness. I desire for my people, including the people of Hind and beyond and I desire for all men.

The Edict further, says in lines 7 & 8

Dhamma may be followed and the people of Hind and beyond may be served.

The Ashokan inscriptions establish the antiquity of the name ‘Hind’ for India to at least third century B.C.

In Persepolis Pahlvi inscriptions of Shahpur II (310 A.D.) the king has the titles shakanshah hind shakastan u tuxaristan dabiran dabir, “king of Shakastan, minister of ministers of Hind Shakastan and Tukharistan.”

The epigraphic evidence from the Achaemenid, Ashokan and Sasanian Pahlvi records puts a question mark on the theory about the term ‘Hindu’ having originated in Arab usage in the 8th century A.D. Literary evidence takes the antiquity of the word ‘Hindu’ back to at least 1000 B.C. and possibly 5000 B.C.

Evidence from Pahlvi Avesta

In the Avesta, Hapta-Hindu is used for Sanskrit Sapta-Sindhu, the Avesta being dated variously between 5000-1000 B.C. This indicates that the term ‘Hindu’ is as old as the word ‘Sindhu.’ Sindhu is a Vedik term used in the Rigveda. And therefore, ‘Hindu’ is as ancient as the Rigveda.

In the Avestan Gatha ‘Shatir’, 163rd Verse speaks of the visit of Veda Vyas to the court of Gustashp and in the presence of Zorashtra, Veda Vyas introduces himself saying ‘man marde am Hind jijad.’ (I am man born in ‘Hind.’) Veda Vyas was an elder contemporary of Shri Krishna (3100 B.C.).

Greek Usage

The Greek term ‘Indoi’ is a softened form of ‘Hindu’ where the initial ‘H’ was dropped as the Greek alphabet has no aspirate. This term ‘Indoi’ was used in Greek literature by Hekataeus (late 6th century B.C.) and Herodotus (early 5th century B.C.), thus establishing that the Greeks were using this derivative of ‘Hindu’ as early as 6th century B.C.

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew bible uses ‘Hodu’ for India, which is a Judaic form of ‘Hindu’. The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is considered earlier than 300 B.C. Today’s Hebrew spoken in Israel also uses Hodu for India.

The Chinese Testimony

The Chinese used the term ‘Hien-tu’ for ‘Hindu’ about 100 B.C.11 While describing movements of the Sai-Wang (100 B.C.), the Chinese annals state that the Sai-Wang went towards the South and passing Hien-tu reached Ki-Pin.

Later Chinese travellers Fa-Hien (5th century A.D.) and Huen-Tsang (7th century A.D.) use a slightly modified term ‘Yintu’ but the affinity to ‘Hindu’ is still retained. This term ‘Yintu’ continues to be used till today

Pre-Islamic Arabic Literature

Sair-ul-Okul is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry available in the Turkish library Makhtab-e-Sultania in Istanbul. In this anthology is included a poem by Prophet Mohammed’s uncle Omar-bin-e-Hassham. The poem is in praise of Mahadev (Shiva), and uses ‘Hind’ for India and ‘Hindu’ for Indians. Some verses are quoted below:

Wa Abaloha ajabu armeeman Mahadevo Manojail ilamuddin minhum wa sayattaru
If but once one worships Mahadev with devotion, One will attain the ultimate salvation.

Wa sahabi Kay yam feema Kamil Hinda e Yauman, Wa Yakulam na latabahan foeennak Tawajjaru. (Oh Lord grant me but one day’s sojourn in Hind, Where one can attain spiritual bliss.)

Massayare akhalakan hasanan Kullahum, Najumam aja at Summa gabul Hindu.
(But one pilgrimage there gets one all merit, And the company of great Hindu saints.)

The same anthology has another poem by Labi-bin-e Akhtab bin-e Turfa who is dated 2300 years before Mohammed i.e. 1700 B.C. This poem also uses ‘Hind’ for India and ‘Hindu’ for Indian. The poem also mentions the four Vedas Sama, Yajur, Rig and Athar. This poem is quoted on columns in the Laxmi Narayan Mandir in New Delhi, popularly known as Birla Mandir (Temple)

Some verses are as follows:

Aya muwarekal araj yushaiya noha minar Hinda e, wa aradakallha manyonaifail jikaratun. (Oh the Divine land of Hind, blessed art thou, thou art chosen land showered with divine knowledge.)

Wahalatjali Yatun ainana sahabi akhatun jikra, Wahajayahi yonajjalur rasu minal Hindatun. (That celetial knowledge shines with such brilliance, Through the words of Hindu saints in fourfold abundance.)

Yakuloonallaha ya ahlal araf alameen kullahum, fattabe-u jikaratul Veda bukkun malam yonajjaylatun. (God enjoins on all, follow with devotion, path shown by Veda with divine percept.)

Wahowa alamus Sama wal Yajur minallahay Tanajeelan, Fa e noma ya akhigo mutibayan Yobasshariyona jatun. (Overflowing with knowledge are Sama and Yajur for Man, Brothers, follow the path which guides you to salvation.)

Wa isa nain huma Rig Athar nasahin ka Khuwatun, Wa asanat Ala-udan wabowa masha e ratun (Also the two Rig and Athar(va) teach us fraternity, taking shelter under their lusture, dispels darkness.)

‘Hindu’ in Sanskrit Literature

Another doubt created by the modern day anglicized historian is that the term ‘Hindu’ is not found used in Sanskrit literature. This misconception can be dispelled by quoting from Sanskrit works15 : Meru tantra (es#rU=) (4th to 6th century A.D.), a Shaiva text, comments on ‘Hindu’.

 Hindu is one who discards the mean and the ignoble.

The same idea is expressed in Shabda Kalpadruma.

Brihaspati Agam says,

 Starting from Himalaya up to Indu waters is this God-created country Hindustan

Parijat Haran Natak describes Hindu as,

Hindu is one who with penance washes one’s sins and evil thoughts and with arms destroys one’s enemies.

Madhava Digvijaya states,

One who meditates on Omkar as the primeal sound, believes in karma & reincarnation, has reverence for the cow, who is devoted to Bharat, and abhors evil, is deserving of being called Hindu.

Vriddha Smriti defines Hindu as,

One who abhors the mean and the ignoble, and is of noblebearing, who reveres the Veda, the cow, and the deity, is a Hindu.

Similarly other Sanskrit works which use the term ‘Hindu’ are, Kalika Puran, Bhavishya Puran, Adbhut Kosh, Medini Kosh, Ram Kosh etc. Even Kalidas has used a derivative form ‘Haindava.’

‘Hindu’ and ‘Sindhu’

Another theory says that ‘Hindu’ originated from the Persian practice of replacing ‘S’ with ‘H’. This does not seem to be true is evident from the fact that Sindh has not become Hind and both Sindh and Hind exist in Persian as well as Arabic.
The inscriptions of Darius and Xerexes which describe India as Hi(n)du, also use the term ‘Sugd’ for Sogdiana. This ‘Sugd’ should have become ‘Hugd’ as per this theory. The Pahlvi inscription of Shahpur II, uses ‘S’ in Shakastan and Tuxaristan.

But it cannot be denied that Hindu is a form of Sindhu. It needs to be realised that this change from S to H is common in Saurashtra where Sorath becomes Horath, Somnath becomes Homnath and so on. The form Hindu is therefore, likely to have come from Saurashtra.

It should also be noted that as per Nirukta rules of grammar, in the Vedik language, replacement of S with H is permitted

Conclusion

Epigraphic evidence takes the antiquity of ‘Hindu’ back to at least 500 B.C. Use of ‘Hindu’ as part of ‘Hapta-Hindu’ in the Avesta suggests that ‘Hindu’ is as old as ‘Sindhu’ and therefore, belongs to the Vedic age. Regarding the origin of ‘Hindu’ from ‘Sindhu’, the Saurashtran practice of pronouncing ‘H’ in place of ‘S’ provides the answer.

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PayPal: Institutional Scamming?

What are these PayPal jokers all about? Last year (2007) with much fanfare they started operations in India. The Indian government allowed them to introduce in the country their money-transfer services. With this, Indians can now open an account with PayPal through its website and recieve funds directly into their Indian bank account from anywhere abroad.

All very well, till you get a taste of PayPal’s habit of coolly depriving you of your money and showing you the middle finger. Truly shocking! These thugs should be in jail. How did the Indian government allow these irresponsible crooks to operate in the country and inflict themselves on the Indian citizens? Did it not do any research beforehand?

I can tell you my first-hand experience of last week with PayPal. I know someone in the UK who sent me about one thousand pounds through PayPal. He emailed me to inform me about the transfer. I promptly logged on to my PayPal account and clicked to withdraw the funds to my bank account here in India. Instantly, an error message flashed: “Your account has been limited. Pls contact customer service.” Their site does not give their address or phone number. (Or if it lists them, they are impossible to find. Here is my challenge to you: go through their website https://www.paypal.com to see if you can find their address or phone number listed anywhere.)

The only way you as a PayPal account holder can get in touch with the company is through email. PayPal asks for a time of a minimum of two days to respond to your email. And the emails that you finally recieve in response carry not the name of some real customer-service executive, but canned first-names such as Jill, Christopher and Judy. The emails begin with “Hi! I am Judy.” The next one will be “Hi! I am Christopher.” The third one will be: “Hi! I am Laura.”

And all emails that you get carry a message: “Do not reply to this email as this inbox is not checked and you will not get a response.” You are supposed to send a fresh email by logging to your PayPal account each time and use the form there. Excellent customer service, eh? Customer treated like royalty!! And what happens if they cancel your account on their own? How will the customer get in touch with them then?

After sending three or four emails, I finally got a response. They asked me to fax to PayPal’s US fax number (!) a copy of my passport and a copy of my bank statement. I was perplexed. What in the hell is this? Why should I send these personal documents (which can easily be misused by anyone) to US at a great expense to unknown people? All I want is to withdraw the money that has been sent to me through PayPal, that is all.

I emailed PayPal asking the company to either allow me to withdraw the money, or refund the entire amount back to the sender. PayPal thereafter abruptly stopped responding to my emails and I have not heard from it since the last five days now despite sending about a dozen frantic emails.

After doing a lot of research on the Internet, I understood what the scam is and how the PayPal thugs operate. Apparently, the company is hit hard by scammers of all types who use stolen credit card numbers. These people, being professionals, are rarely if ever caught. So PayPal has hit upon an easy solution: screw honest customers by locking their accounts on the pretext of some “suspicious or fraudulent activity” and prevent them from withdrawing their money. Once PayPal freezes an account, it remains locked for a minimum period of six months (often more) with the customer’s money still inside it. PayPal will neither allow the customers to withdraw their money, nor will it refund it to the sender!

Your money — whatever the amount is — remains in the custody of PayPal and it quitely keeps earning interest on it. After six months, it will either defreeze your account or close it down permanently. In the former case, the desperate customers try to withdraw their money as quickly as they can to their bank accounts. In the latter case, they have to kiss all their money goodbye. As simple as that, no questions asked!

And if you enquire from PayPal about why your account was abruptly frozen, the company argues that its rules and regulations (which you agreed to during sign-up) prevent it from disclosing this information to the customer! How sweet!! Many people tried to sue PayPal in the US for this tactic of freezing customer accounts without any rhyme or reason, but PayPal escaped by citing the fact that it is not a bank and thus not governed by rules applicable to banks and financial institutions.

PayPal is essentially a privately run, unregulated non-banking company which accepts your money but writes its own laws (one of which states that PayPal cannot be sued by you and it can close your account without giving any reason and prevent you from withdrawing your money for as long as it wants).

How has this pathetic excuse of a company been allowed entry into India? Imagine Indians working abroad and sending their hard-earned money back to their families in India getting scammed by this company by locking their accounts without assigning any reason.

There is some kind of racial profiling going on too and money-transfers to Asia or Africa from Western countries are especially at the risk of getting their accounts locked. The customer has absolutely no recourse except sending the company emails (which it stops responding to after some time).

When you open an account with PayPal, you sign (click on “I accept”) a very long document that contains reams of rules and regulations and terms of service through which you allow PayPal to:

Hold your money with no explanation 
Freeze your account without assigning any reason and prevent you from withdrawing your money
Authorize PayPal to take money out of your account without your permission or knowledge

You also forfeit your right to take legal action against the company or appeal against its decision. This is really terrible. I have read about well-established businesses of people collapsing overnight because PayPal locked their accounts one fine morning and prevented them from withdrawing any money for months at a stretch.

In my case, I have no idea if I or the person who sent me the money will get the thousand pounds back or will we have to wait for six months to access it or will we ever get to see the money again. Shall I send PayPal a court notice for misappropriating my money? Which is the address in India where I should send the notice to? I have no idea what to do.

See below a couple of websites run by people who were scammed by PayPal this way. I wish I had seen them earlier. 

 http://www.paypalsucks.com/

http://www.paypalwarning.com/

This is what the second site says on its home page:

Your Paypal account can be frozen at any time, without advance notice, leaving you without your money for months (if not forever), and there isn’t much you can do about it.

With personal experience, I have found this to be disgustingly true. The trick PayPal plays is that it keeps these shocking terms and conditions buried in fine print, when they should be clearly intimitated to its customers who are signing up. PayPal clients find what they have walked into the hard way when they are locked out of the entire money that is lying in their PayPal account.

Worse, in quite a few cases, PayPal (conveniently) does not prevent deposits into the account which it has locked. So if you are running a website selling something, your unsuspecting customers will continue to buy from you and keep paying into your PayPal account even as PayPal prevents you from taking out the money. Later, predictably, the customers begin to chase you, asking for goods to be delivered to them or their money refunded, and you are truly in a soup as your buyers threaten to sue you for non-delivery. Truly a hellish senario. Read the horror stories given in the above two websites about how people had to abruptly close down their businesses as PayPal locked their accounts.

I want to warn all Indians who are planning to open an account with PayPal: Don’t do it at any cost. You will be in a load of trouble, especially if you are in India. And if you already have an account with PayPal, get rid of it immediately. This company has arrogated police powers to itself and once it has accepted money on your behalf, it sits in judgement about whether to give it to you or not. If it decides it doesn’t like you, you are screwed and can kiss your money goodbye for at least six months, if not forever.

Read the following link. A former PayPal manager acts as a whistle blower about how this shady company operates and how it can deprive you of your money without warning:

http://paypalsucks.com/PayPalFormerEmployee1.shtml

I am faxing a copy of this blog post to the Finance Secretary of Government of India, to inform them about what kind of an unethical and irresponsible company they have allowed to enter into India and put honest Indians at its mercy. We do not want this kind of American crony capitalism in India. The Ministry should immediately carry out an audit of the terms of service that PayPal offers to Indians and whether the citizens of this country should still be allowed to open an account with PayPal and run the risk of being deprived of their hard-earned money without any reason being assigned.

So now the situation in my case is: I and the sender both are asking PayPal to allow me to withdraw my money (about 1,000 GBP) or refund the money back to the sender. There is no way to contact them except email. And they have stopped responding to our emails. Simply great!! Essentially, PayPal has pocketed our money and is refusing to talk to either of us.

This story needs to be publicised so that Indian citizens as well as the Indian govenment become aware of the unethical and imperial policies of PayPal and this company is taken to task. I don’t know about America, but in India they are covered under laws related to “non-banking financial institutions” and this kind of holding on to people’s money at their whim is clearly illegal. Do we need such exalted examples of Western enterprise in India?

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United in Delusions: The Hoax of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is one of the most successful creations of the American propaganda machinery of the 20th century. She was a woman who had “greatness thrust upon her” by a gang of American Bible-thumpers and the Vatican clergy, both of whom are in the business of manufacturing Christian saints. However, many people — both Westerners and Indians — refused to buy into the story without any confirmation. They investigated the “Teresa cult” and discovered some ugly truths, including the fact that there was a lot of smoke without fire in Calcutta.

Here is a book written by a Bengali Indian which is simply explosive. You can read its introduction and first three chapters online.  

Mother Teresa The Final Verdict
By Aroup Chatterjee 

http://www.meteorbooks.com/index.html

About the Book:

Does Mother Teresa deserve her reputation as the kindest, purest person of all time, or was she history’s most over-rated phenomenon?

Media built her up no doubt, but the author alleges that that she herself was the source of much of the misinformation surrounding her. He documents that Mother Teresa used spurious statistics and made exaggerated and unfounded claims throughout her life, including in her Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

An entrenched hatred of artificial contraception and abortion (for any reason, including rape, child-abuse and incest) was her psychological driving force. She used the poor as pawns in her ambition, much of it being political, and driven by the Vatican. She has been called a lover of poverty, rather than the poor. She glorified poverty and suffering, but for others. She herself received the best medical care possible; in Calcutta she used the exclusive Woodlands Clinic and Birla Heart Institute. But residents at her home for the dying in Calcutta received neither treatment nor dignity.

Mother Teresa maintained an obsessive secrecy about her accounts and declined to publish them, possibly because most of her money was spent on religious rather than charitable activities. She wrote a letter to an American judge to exonerate Charles Keating, the biggest documented fraudster in US history. Keating gave her millions and also lent her his private jet.

The author says that Mother Teresa harmed Calcutta irreparably and seriously damaged the city’s economic prospects. The city’s dent in reputation through her association is not compensated by the modest level of charity she performed there. Chatterjee maintains that a large section of Indians, especially the rich and powerful was enthralled by and connived with her. Indians generally, still burdened with psychological colonialism, capitulated before her. Calcuttans did not protest at their city’s calumny because of the Indian pusillanimity before the white man, and the fear of ruffling Western feathers.

Although professing to be tolerant towards other religions, she has been captured on video (at the Scripps Clinic, California) gloating about secretive conversion of dying people.

This book reveals the REAL Teresa. It is also a vivid account of the power of the media, of East-West interaction – to do with the syndrome of the white man’s burden and Eastern vulnerability and insecurity.

Aroup Chatterjee now lives and works in England. He has lived in Calcutta most of his life. He is an atheist.

The truth about the Mother Teresa hoax is littered all over the Internet. Look at this story: 

http://www.newstatesman.com/200508220019

Then, of course, there is the famous book by Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa In Theory And Practice.

Here is the much-quoted interview of Hitchens: http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featpostel_56_p.htm

The deliberate lies, exaggerations, intellectual dishonesty and the wilful participation of American and European elite and intellectuals in the Teresa hoax does give you an insight into the Western mind and Western worldview. The same kind of hoax is perpetrated when Western intellectuals write about the history or social systems of other races. (See “Monkey Business of American Historians” post below.) What is the reason for this kind of intellectual dishonesty by the Western elite that we see in these cases? How can an entire race be so united in delusions of its own making? Truly, it is a tempting case for psychologists.

Talking about hoaxes, here is another one. It seems Hitler also got a taste of the “truth” manufactured by Anglo-Saxons.

Who really snubbed Jesse Owens?

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2008/aug/19flip.htm

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