Hindus: The Weakest Link in India Chain

Never knew I will see such a strong blog calling a spade a spade on “Times of India” website. Muslims must be the only people in the world who, wherever they are in a minority, keep threatening the majority with annihilation.

An Indian conundrum: A nincompoop Hindu versus an aggressive Muslim
Ramesh Khazanchi
05 February 2013, 09:04 PM IST

Events as they occur in quick succession beget the generic search to find the least common denominator in the sequence of such an occurrence. So begins the quest to find the weakest link in the chain before it snaps.

The recent episodic ban on screening Kamal Haasan’s film ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu theatres; the putative blacklisting of redoubtable author Salman Rushdie at Jaipur and Kolkata litfests; and the war-mongering by Owaisi brothers in Hyderabad, threatening 80 per cent Hindus with decimation by 20 per cent Muslims in a matter of hours if the police were not to intervene, unambiguously point to the least common denominator in the chain of events.

That the aggressive Muslim is the least common denominator in the chain of which the Hindu is the weakest link.

This very indoctrinated Muslim has been the highest common factor — of blood and gore — at places such as Kashmir from where they have succeeded in hounding out Hindus, threatening extermination.

Like ‘Vande Matram’ the title ‘Vishwaroopam’ is per se ‘un-Islamic’ for the Muslim bigot who loathes the very nomenclature of both words for they are sanskritised in etymology. The bigot fails to comprehend Vishwaroopam (the cosmic beauty) is universal to humankind just as Vande Matram (bow to motherland) is a manifestation of ‘Madre Watan’ (the Urdu equivalent of ‘motherland’).

In essence the objection is semantic than substantial. The protests by Islamic protagonists and bolstered by political demagogues under the pretext that the film has an incidental reference to the Quran and portrays Muslims in a bad light is a travesty of justice, to say the least.

The portrayal of violence by Islamic zealots on the celluloid is as real as it gets on the ground; why grudge reality when the religious zealots have wreaked havoc on the earth from Kashmir to Kabul, from the far east to the Middle East to Europe, America and Africa?

Litfests at Jaipur and Kolkata, declaring Salman Rushdie persona non grata, speak volumes of forsaking the genuine pursuit of the arts, literature and culture for political expediency. The captive Muslim votebank is the mantra to an electoral victory, be it Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Rajasthan or for that matter any state in India.

What an irony! ‘Firebrand’ Mamata Banerjee caters to the Muslim clergy, announcing a handsome ‘wazifa’ (scholarship) for imams of mosques in West Bengal, ensuring the Ummah (Muslim citizenry) votes en masse for the Trinamool.

On the contrary, the leftist Hindu Bengali always cries wolf when it comes to political alignment with the nationalist Hindus, saying the ‘communal forces’ must be kept at bay.

The state projects the Hindu as an enemy of the nation from within as made expilicit by his ‘Hindu terror’ remark recently by no less a person than Sushil Kumar Shinde in his official capacity as the country’s home minister, not as a private individual.

So it seems the state is on a warpath with the nation.

The aggressive Indian Muslim has thus been emboldened by the state to the  bizarre yet ominous extent that Hyderabad-based MLA Owaisi makes no bones in threatening on a public platform the mass annihilation of majority Hindus by minority Muslims if the state were to play deaf-mute. Earlier, sundry Muslim politicians from Uttar Pradesh, too, had threatened majority Hindus with dire consequences if the latter dared them.

Of late, an all-girl rock band in Kashmir has been handed a fatwa by the valley’s ‘grand Mufti’ a la Saudi Arabian decree, forbiding music as ‘haraam’ (taboo)  under the Sharia. The band has reportedly been disbanded following life-threatening calls by Kashmiri Muslims to the singer trio.

Is Indian Muslim following the footsteps of his aggressive Kashmiri counterpart?

Will the meek Hindu Indian meet the fate of Kashmiri Pandits? The answer is not too far to seek. God save the nation if the weakest link in the chain gives way under state patronage.

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54 responses to “Hindus: The Weakest Link in India Chain

  1. India needs it’s kshatriya’s again. There are there, in India. They need to step forth. Modi is one.

    • Yam Chand

      Indian Constitution has made Hindus and Kshatriyas as impotent male organ. By the way Narendra Modi is a non-Kshatriya, by his karma, we may call him so. There is no hope of their revival as long as discriminating laws are there which only supports minorities and Dalits. Uneducated and incompetent people are heading a lots of high position and even some Govt. slowing the pace of development of India, making us 134th Nation on the World HDI, for such a large country of 1.20 billion.

      • I would like @duartmaclean to response to your post. Just to test his understanding of the Hindu philosophy or the Hindu ethos, if you like.

      • Some Hindus may disagree with me but I have following view: Yes, one can be a kshatriya by birth (or a brahmin, etc), but that tradition has lost power over the years. Alternatively, one can be a kshatriya by nature (this is a more modern approach and one which I think is valid in the current age). Even such a great modern sage as Sri Ramana Maharshi when asked about the brahmin casts stated: “a brahmin is one who knows Brahman.” So, Sri Ramana is stating that being a brahmin is first and foremost a state of consciousness (implying birth was a secondary condition). Ramana himself was a brahmin, but he never spoke about it as something significant. Personally, I think Hinduism will need to move in this direction in the current age which is unfolding. Of course, I could be wrong.

  2. What’s the problem? If the Hindus are the weakest link (which I don’t agree) then they should, without protest disappear from the face of earth. Darwinian principle, simple. It will be one more addition to a long list of species that gone extinct. No big deal. The important thing to understand is that ‘nature’ and ‘history’ are both amoral. But only a person familiar with Hindu mode of thoughts (as opposed to a religious hindu) will understand.
    In context Modi is a bellicose imposter lapped up by soulless baniyas as their saviour.

  3. @Cynical What are you saying? Your comment makes no sense. Clarify. You state: ‘In context Modi is a bellicose imposter lapped up by soulless baniyas (?) as their saviour.’ What do you mean? Can you show us your proof?

  4. Ramesh

    A membership in the BJP itself is a proof.

  5. JSA

    I am no Hindu nationalist, but I’m pretty sure that if this trend continues some organizations may come forward to prevent the authorities from naming the perpetrators of terrorist activities because it will hurt the sentiments of their community.

    • There is a fine line between extreme nationalism and standing up for a people’s culture and values. Indians have been too yielding and too compliant with foreigners who have invaded, killed and worked to replace the indigenous culture, values and spiritual understanding with their own religious mind-set. I am referring specifically to the Christian Europeans and the Islamic Mid-Easterners, both of whom decided to invade the East, specifically the wealthy, cultured and extraordinary subcontinent of India. No, there should be no attacks on Christians, Muslims, etc. Yes, India’s Hindu majority must draw a line about what can go down in India and what cannot. This will require reality-based, strong leadership. This will require the spirit, courage and grit of the kshatriya. Readers of the Gita should understanding the double import of Krishna’s teaching on the battlefield. The battlefield is both within us and also, as in the case with Prince Arjuna, on the physical plane. India, as a culture and a dharma, will not survive unless it is ready to fight on both fronts — the inner and the outer.

      • That sounds sensible. Thats should be the attitude. To paraphrase, ‘The ‘idea of India’ is bigger than India.’ Very few hindus understand that. And thats sad.

        • Indian Realist

          It is amusing the way you are imposing all the burden of understanding India on Hindus as if they have a comprehension problem. Do Christians and Muslims understand that the idea of India is bigger than India? They are dreaming about turning India into a Christian or Islamic state, and you are worried about Hindus not understanding about the idea of India.

          Here is the Muslims’ idea of India:
          http://ikashmir.net/atrocities/1.html

          • You know what your problem? You want do define yourself in terms of the world view of an average Abdul or Anthony, if you like. You want to be a mirror image of your adversary. That is to say that you lack conviction in whatever you believe and your belief can’t stand on it’s leg without being compared to any other system of belief. Thats what is called moral and intellectual bancruptcy.

          • @Indian Realist You hit the nail directly on the head. That’s why you are the ‘Realist’. It’s time for the Hindu majority to face the reality, to wake up, to take India back! This does not mean that India should become isolationist. People of other cultures should be welcome to India, but as guests. I’ve visited India twice and in both instances I was clear that I was a guest and in both instances I was welcomed with open arms. What is difficult to understand about this?

          • JSA

            The link that you give is not the ‘official’ vision – that one is attributed to political Islam. The real vision of Islam is Ghazwatul Hind (which is equally deplorable).

            At no point did I put the burden of understanding India on Hindus. If you felt so, that’s your vision’s problem. When I mentioned ‘some organizations’ I was not commenting on a particular religion, though the first chances of happening the above will be more for Islam.

            Though it was because of the introduction of the European Christianity which more or less reduced the caste inequality prevalent in Hindu society, I don’t consider Christianity any better thanks to Middle Ages and Old Testament (which gives a tough competition to Sharia in absolute stupidity, (PS: I haven’t read the new testament)).

            Though the Hindu kings were tolerant towards Semitic religions, Hinduism has also it’s share of atrocities – especially towards shudras. You can compare Manu Smriti with Sharia or Old Testament as you please.

            Btw, whenever Indian right-wingers (don’t consider me left wing, please) compare Hindus with Semitics they always only mention about the religious atrocities and praise a few egalitarian aspects of Hinduism (as if Hinduism has no flaws). If they want to preach some indigenous Indian religion, they’ll have to start with Jainism, Buddhism (no, they are not part of Hinduism though they have some concepts taken from Hinduism) and Sikhism (I’m not sure about this).

            PS: I deplore Hinduism on the same level with Islam and Christianity. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism – not that much, may be not – it swings.

            • Yam Chand

              I was just replying to Duart’s comment that India needs Kshatriyas. Anyway, even if we do not mention any faiths, the fact is our reservation systems is discouraging every intelligent and deserving intellectual and encourages the incompetents to go to the top in every field, so we are going back to basics.

              • JSA

                I was replying in general 🙂
                True, current reservation criterias are stupid enough. Instead the critera for reservations should be vastly modified. Reservation more thanone third of the total seats sound absolutely nonsensical to me (some may find it even lower). But I beleive that everyone will agree that Dalits have suffered a lot in Indian history. Though, some sections among Dalits have gone so far that they don’t need anymore reservations. But there are still large amounts of casteism in several parts of India. That cannot be irradicated without reservations. Thus there have to be more criteria like educational qualification of parents and other people in the family, rural/urban residence etc. Then only the progress will achieve all the sections of the society. We are wasting time fighting in the names of caste, religion, ethnicity etc. If people used the resources that we waste on these, India would have progressed a lot more.

            • @JSA
              At last a sane voice among the cacophoney of the bigots, mostly. Like your honesty in not professing certitude.

      • @ duartmaclean, superb piece. I really enjoy your comments which are in consonance with the spirit and ethos of this great country, Bharat varsha. But due to centuries of colonial rule, Indians have developed a colonial mindset. The sooner they come out of this, the better it is for them to progress as a nation as a whole. On top of all this, the leftist intellectuals are doing more harm than good with their distortions and wrong projection of the history of this great country. There is no, in your own phrase, “reality-based” leadership in this country. The present leadership is adopting vote-bank approach to the problems and ills of the country.

        • Leftists are often sincere in their quest for a more equal division of wealth among the people, but ontologically they are for the most part empty. Just look at China’s current leaders, the old Soviet Union, etc. Leftists can be very sharp at the level of intellect, but regarding the Spirit they are for the most part empty and disconnected.

      • Tell that to Modi. he is the one who needs to learn the difference between jingoistic nationalism and standing up for ingenious culture and values.
        He is a ‘DURYODHAN’ as opposed to ‘YUDHISHTIRA. in the mini Bharat of Gujarat.

      • JSA

        Yeah Indians are very yielding and compliant to white skin and detest the black skin- that’s why brands like Fair and Lovely have a good market in India despite being very racist. It’s very visible in matrimonials. Krishna was not asking Arjuna to preach Hinduism against other religions (as probably the idea of religions didn’t exist then, but darsanas). Hindus probably are used to view religions are darsanas and that could be why a large number of the Hindus don’t even bother.

        • @JSA
          You are a true Hindu. I mean, not in a religious way, but in terms of Hindu philosophy; Hindu mode of thought.

        • As I understand it, Hinduism in not a religion, it is a Dharma (a path, a way, a manifestation of cosmic order). Hindus should be clear on this. Hinduism does not fall into the same category as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Baha’i and all of the other monotheistic religions — old and new. Hinduism is unique, and uneducated Hindus and non-Hindus should be educated about the real nature of this timeless Dharma (if, of course, they are willing to listen, which is another matter).

  6. S

    JSA said – “Though the Hindu kings were tolerant towards Semitic religions, Hinduism has also it’s share of atrocities – especially towards shudras. You can compare Manu Smriti with Sharia or Old Testament as you please.”

    A few points in reply to this –

    1. 99% of Hindus have not read the Manu Smriti.

    2. There was no systematic persecution of Shudras.

    3. Nothing, and nobody stops the Shudras from starting their own enterprise and be successful. The myth that the caste system ensures that the Shudras remain poor is church propaganda.

    4. Look around where you live, you will see plenty of poor upper caste people, and filthy rich Shudras.

    Don’t fall for church propaganda, and don’t preach it here.

    • Very precise and well said!

    • Yam Chand

      JSA,
      I am not sure which Hindu King are you talking about. There were not many religions, besides Buddhism, when our real Hindu Raja/Maharajas were ruling Hindusthan. Christians entered only when Muslim ruler were ruling. Buddhism was nearly erased from our borders long before Muslims arrived here (around Adi Shankaraacharya’s time) and some Buddhists who were still in India ware again eliminated by Muslim rulers.

      Yes, I agree most of people never have a chance to study Manusmriti and most of them criticize this scripture without even studying it fairly.

      • There is two things to consider here. Every religion has an esoteric and an exoteric aspect. The heart of every religion is esoteric, the exoteric is important but secondary. The rules governing behaviour, relationships, the structure of society, etc, are exoteric and must, necessarily, be adapted to changing times and situations. The exoteric rules that Indians lived by one or two or three thousand years ago, may no longer be appropriate to the current age — or at least some of those rules. It is always like this. Some of what is exoteric may remain, but much will be removed and necessarily replaced by something more appropriate to the current age. The problems arise when people and their spiritual leaders become rigid in their thinking and try to impose older societal mores from earlier time that are passé onto the current situation. It doesn’t work and invites conflict and violence. Therefore, Hindus (and followers of all faiths) should not rigidly hold onto old societal mores, but be ready to adapt. What seems to be dividing Indians in these times are disagreements concerning the exoteric aspect. As a non-Indian, I have been drawn to Hinduism because of its esoteric aspect. And it is through the esoteric aspect of religion and spirituality that transformation and enlightenment occurs. What is unacceptable is when unenlightened Indians or non-Indians condemn the whole idea of Hinduism. This is the big, big mistake. The esoteric aspect of Hinduism is superb, and as an ‘outsider’ who has studied a great deal of philosophy and spiritual teaching I consider Hinduism to be the most realistic, encompassing and lucid among the world’s religions and spiritual systems. This is my personal, direct experience. It may not be yours. However, I will continue to lobby for an India — the very land which is the source of this great Dharma — in which Hinduism has its rightful and respected place.

        • @ duartmaclean, an insight of the highest order. You have very correctly stated that the modern Hindus are ignorant of the esoteric aspect of Sanatana Dharma. Also, the intelligentsia, writers, social activists, the media and thinkers of modern India tend to criticize and malign Hinduism without ever properly understanding its import. They use, for instance, caste system as a stick to constantly beat Hinduism with for all the ills of the present-day Indian society. Unlike other religions, Hinduism is not rigid, is ever-evolving and is always welcome to winds of change and transformation. The trio of reformers from South, Adi Shankarcharya, Ramanuja and Madhava, attest to the fact that Hinduism reinvigorates itself to suit the needs of the changing times. It never allows itself to get caught in the time-warp. The points raised by “S” are also to be appreciated.

          • @ N.V. Sudhakar These so-called intellectuals, social activists, etc, that you refer to are really not very intelligent. Most of them — particularly the loudest — live on the surface and think from the surface. They attack for surface reasons, they judge by surface appearances, they have mostly been brain-washed by the surface educational institutions they have attended.

            How many of those who denigrate the Sanatana Dharma could honestly say that they have studied Adi Sankara’s commentaries on the Gita, the principal Upanishads or the Brahma Sutras? My guess is less than 2%. When we take a look at Adi Sankara’s commentaries we are challenged to think very deeply. He doesn’t run away from logic. His thinking is extraordinarily balanced. He grasps clearly both philosophy and ontology. He is also a man of profound devotion. This Sage did not live on the surface, nor did he follow the herd. After studying such an extraordinary man (among other great men of knowledge from the Hindu tradition) I can barely stomach the superficial ‘analyses’ these would-be intellectuals mouth.

            Every HIndu should at least read Sankara’s small but extraordinary book, ‘The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination’ (as well as, of course, his commentary on the ‘Gita’). So should all of Hinduisms detractors. Then the conversation could become at least intelligible. As it stands, the conversation sounds more like the rutting of donkeys.

        • JSA

          If you selectively talk about the esoteric and exoteric aspects of Hinduism, you’ll have to do the same with other religions as well.

          • Indian Realist

            “Our God is true, your god is false” is the esoteric aspect of monotheism that is anti-humanity.

          • @JSA Of course, what you say is true. Here’s the problem. Did Hindus invade the Middle East or Europe and impose Hinduism on those peoples? Answer: no. Did the Christians and the Muslims invade India and try (with some success) to impose their religions on the Indian population? Answer: yes. Is it still happening? Answer: yes. What should India do about this? I say, take action. But then, my paternal ancestors were Highland Scots, and these people were fierce warriors but also, for the most part, men and women of integrity. India has had its own fierce warriors, and these people are called Kshatriyas. Where are they? I think I see one in Modi. I don’t care about caste. The way caste is understood in India today has nothing to do with Hinduism. In the Gita, Krishna states that the illumined man or women — and these illumined people are the example for devotees to follow — sees all living beings through the eyes of equality. In other words, for a follower of the teachings of Krishna, any form of prejudice or cruelty is a manifestation of ignorance. If Indians have forgotten this, it is not Hinduism which is to blame, but only the people who claim to be Hindus, yet act like criminals due to their ignorance and their past karma. We do not blame Jesus for the atrocities committed by the Roman Catholic Church in the middle ages on those of their own people who did not agree with Catholic theology. Nor can we blame the Rishis and Sages of India for the barbarisms of those claiming to be Hindus, whether by birth or by choice. Finally, as is established in the Gita, there is no virtue in rolling over and playing dead whenever an enemy or invader attacks your family or village or nation. Cowardice is not a spiritual virtue. There is a time for peace, but there is also a time for war. Avoidance of conflict at all cost is a serious error and only leads to further degradation and oppression. So, I say to Hindus of good faith, stand up and take India back; use force only as a weapon of last resort.

    • JSA

      1. Agree with that. I don’t know about the statistics of Sharia. But same goes for the Old testament. The point is that it’s still there!!!

      2. BULLS!! Talk to someone from rural Bihar/UP, like I have (I don’t know which of the news publications you trust). I have talked to my grandma, who’s 78 now about the situations when she was a child and have heard several stories. There was probably no Shudra holocaust, but they were treated like slaves (as compared to the history in the west).

      3. Do you have any idea what you’re even talking? In the modern day, shudras have better living conditions compared to a century ago – true. At least read some of the biographies of some prominent Dalits in our society to know about the discriminations faced by them. Read man, read – don’t just be black or white there are thousand shades of gray.

      4. Refer to my comment about reservation.

      If you don’t like what I say, I don’t care. The author of the blog can delete my comments if he does not like my ‘propaganda’.

      • Indian Realist

        Dude, all your stories are from the society that had suffered 200 years of social engineering by the cunning Brits. Show me this shudra discriminaiton from pre-British times. Are there any Mughal records talking about Hindu caste system, or even of a period when there were no Muslims in India?

        • Sorry to say it. You are an apologist for the Upper caste hindus.
          But I like your honesty in not trying to hide it.

          • Indian Realist

            There is nothing wrong in being an upper caste Hindu or their apologist. But it is very wrong to condemn non-believers to hell.

          • Upper caste, lower caste, etc, etc, etc. Really, in this age who cares? Is it really relevant anymore? The old India was agricultural. The new India is technological. The playing field has completely changed. The caste system is on its way out. It will take time. If you are going to blame someone, blame history. The caste system is not Hinduism and is a carry over from the past. Since the caste system and economics are so closely intertwined everyone is afraid. No one wants to lose their property, their wealth, their status — so it is a slow, painful process. Everyone has something to lose in this process and everyone has something to gain, but the process itself is scary, hence fear, conflict and often violence. Don’t use this process to denigrate Hinduism. Those who do so are guilty of subterfuge and deception; they stir up unwarranted fear and incite violence.

            • Indian Realist

              Hindus are quickly forgetting caste as it was a colonial phenomenon, but monotheists (communists, Xians, Muslims) and racists of all hues won’t allow them to forget it. That is the only stick they have to beat Hindus with, and monotheists become insecure if Hindus begun to forget caste.

              • Yam Chand

                I agree with you that discrimination between and among Hindu upper and lower castes started during British rule and more so after Industrial revolution in Europe and British manufactured goods (made with Indian raw materials) started taking over Indian market and low caste people started struggling for their survival, as their professions by birth hardly could support them from that period on. Before British era, their caste occupation normally could support themselves and there was hardly any unbearable discrimination, at least not on any historical record.

                • Strangely, India finds itself surrounded by enemies of the worst kind. I’m speaking of geography. Afganistan and Pakistan — an insane Islamic mess to the North and North-West, Chinese Communists to the North East — absolute hard-line materialists who simply sneer at spirituality (look how they have trashed the Buddhist nation of Tibet), Bangladesh to the North-East — who thanks India for saving it from Pakistan by suppressing it’s indigenous Hindu population, Nepal to the North-East — a Hindu kingdom that is being turned into a maoist hell-hole, Sri Lanka to the South — selling itself like a prostitute to Chinese hegemonic ambitions. India will really need to find herself soon. She really needs strong, courageous and intelligent leaders. She will need to ask her detractors to leave. She will need to draw strength from her spiritual and cultural traditions. And she will need to NOT become an imitator of other nations, cultures and creeds. India has got what it takes to succeed, but India’s success will depend on her people and her leader’s. From my admittedly limited perspective, India’s leadership has been in a steady decline since Independence. It’s time to turn this around.

                  • Yam Chand

                    Dear Duart,

                    I more or less agree with you on the scenario we are in strategically right now and how weak we have become due to some wrong policies adopted by our leaders after 1947. Nepal has, in my view, a very different kind of problem and Sri Lanka has had to ally herself with Chinese to break Tamil/India nexus, for her survival. Anyway that we can discuss some other day. I was just replying to caste based explanation by IR.

        • JSA

          Have you ever read Mahabharata or Ramayana? One specific story is the slaying of Shambuka by Rama, (though there are many interpretations for that), Krishna justifying the death of Ghatotkacha (though he’s half Bhima’s blood, the concern is about his “wild” part), Manusmriti, travelogues of Megasthenes. (I’m sure that if you read Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vikram and Vetal stories etc you’ll get more examples, but I cannot recall much now). Then there are many folk stories eg. Vararuchi in Kerala folk stories, while Adi Shanka heading to Sarvajnapeetha he was confronted by a chandala with four dogs (who was asked to give way to Shankara for being Brahmin, btw the Chandala turned out to be Shiva to teach Shankara a lesson) etc. Don’t cling on like a stupid conspiracy theorist that everything wrong with the Hindu society is a British invention.

  7. @Yam Thanks Yam. Living in Canada, I do not know many of the subtilties of India’s relationships with her surrounding nations. Overall, however, I think I’m at least in the ball park. India is not exactly surrounded by friends. Time to stop the in-fighting. Time to stop dwelling on past hurts and wounds. India has much to offer the world, beyond technology, science and Bollywood!

    • Yam Chand

      I am not sure what eaxcly is the final goal of present rulers of India about her neighbors but so far it seems like she has no friends around, and only benefit right now India has is that Most of Western developed countires consider India as a detterent against Islamic Jehaad due to her enormous non-islamic population.

  8. IndianOcean

    @Durat

    Your understaning about Advaita, Hinduism, Castism, Geographic, and History of India is far better than any well educated Indian. I consider you as a Real Indian based on your wonderful knowledge. Many thanks for your good support for India and its culture.

    • @Indian Ocean Thanks. I do appreciate your compliment. Who knows? Perhaps I was an Indian in a previous incarnation. Whatever the case, since I was a child I was asking the question: “Who and what am I?.” I found the answer in the Bhagavad-Gita when I turned 19. From there I just followed my instincts. I hold Adi Sankara and Ramana Maharshi in very high esteem — two extraordinary Sages speaking the same Truth. Namaste.

  9. Aswin

    What a Hindu needs?
    well in this context of a weakened mode of governance in India and its Hindu bashing agenda…we have to seriously think about it..We need safety,,we want to be assured that we are safe in our motherland..Hindus are bashed through out the world,,whether it be Pakistan,Afghanistan,Srilanka,malaysia…whereever..and the poor folks there are adjusting and living like tunnel rats paying jizya and whatever damned things their “great governments ” command to live there..
    But if we face the same kind of treatment in our mother land…is it acceptable?
    The answer is a big no..No,we dont want that..As Indians and Hindus we have the Historic responsibility to protect a great lifestyle and its logical intellect so that it will make the coming generations gleam with a unique essence of Hinduism..The spirituality..
    Hinduism is in the every nerve of India,no body can deny it,,it is the identity of this great nation,and if it is lost,,there is no point in saying that we are Bharathiya.
    So ,one thing we must think deeply..In Kashmir,a province that remained with Bharathavarsha since its origin and officially a part of India,a kind of brutal act happened that lead to the plight of lakhs of Kasmiri Pundits,,If in a federal democracy like India ,,if the majority religion in a state ,or a district or even a village can decide the fate of minority Hindus means we are not secular yet..that means we are pseudo secular and what our pseudosecular politicians need is the Samabhavana (Secularism) among Hindus and for Hindus only..for other religions this is not mandatory…Hindus must do every bit of sacrifice and Hindus must be patient and hindus must be ready for a plight, if needed..Is that they want..?

  10. Aswin

    @Duart Maclean : Well done brother…Me, being a member of the Hindu community thanks you , for the concern of you in our culture..I think highly of you and considers you as an asset to your community that generally considers Indians as uneducated barbarians..Spread the light..Sanathan Dharma has no religion,no barriers,,its universal and u are free to believe it,,You are a better Hindu than most of the Indian pseudo Hindus..
    Dhanyavaadh

    • Thank you, Aswin. I appreciate your warm comments. Also, I appreciate the piece you wrote above. Hindus should never feel inferior. The reason why Hindu-bashing is so popular by Christians, Muslims, Communists, Maoists, Materialist, Atheists, etc, is because all of these groups feel threatened by Hinduism. Why do they feel threatened? Because, intuitively, they know that Hindu spirituality and philosophy is powerful stuff that directly challenges their ‘sacred cow’ creeds. Hindus — my brothers and sisters in spirit — wake up to the greatness of your culture and traditions and stop being afraid. Most of all, quit any temptation to be imitators of the West. Your Sages of Perfect Wisdom have showered you with divine gold for more than 5000 years. Ramana Maharshi said it unabashedly: “India is the spiritual Heart of the planet.”

      • IndianOcean

        Yes Durat, you are perfectly right. The main reason to hate Hinduism by every other religion on the earth is due to its direct connectivity to Cosmos and structure. We can easily correlate our Hindu Gods/Goddesses to Cosmos, at the same time the Dharmic Principles are eternal for life to flourish in this Universe. All the other religious core principles seems to be loose its strength over the big time scale. That’s the reason they are working very hard to destroy Hinduism.

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