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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Reverberation Of Hinduism

I am a proud Hindu. Unlike many in our own religion, I am not ashamed of proclaiming the same. The beauty and veracity of this religion has its roots way back to the ages when rest of the world was living like apes in trees and caves. It is a sad impunity that, the religion that speaks of many aspects of life, not just about itself, is systematically pushed to the brink of oblivion and mass scale sabotage. And the sabotage is nothing like a new found exaggeration. The sabotage in fact started right after the independence, when we allowed a clueless commie like Jawaharlal Nehru to become our first priminister. It is about time that the religion is spoken about and the powers that be, who have made it their sole motto in life to discard and disintegrate Hinduism, must be exposed. It is time, Hinduism is protected and preserved to its original glory, or else, time will come when Hindus of this country would be driven away from their own states, like they were from Kashmir in early eighties. Don't believe me? Then look at West Bengal and Kerala. They are almost there.

How this happened? Who is to blame? Of course there are those who are more responsible than others, and they would certainly be held accountable. But again, truth be told; if you are looking for the guilty then you need only look into a mirror. We all are responsible for this decay of our religion. We all have a role in this mass scale disruption of our religion. We are responsible because, we are a bunch of highly ungrateful entities. We are the same loathsome unit who feels ashamed to love our own religion. We are a congregation of louts, who feel, being religious is such an unfashionable thing on this present day of Facebook and Twitter. Time has come to change that perception, or else, history won’t be too kind in exposing our hypocrisy and incompetence in time to come.

As they say, knowledge can come from unexpected quarters. It is not always the big wicks of Hinduism like Shri Shri or Ramdev, those can elevate your doubts to polished clarity. In my life, I have met many saints and sages. Few of them are renowned while many are the nameless and faceless who work untiringly to uphold the sanctity of our religion. I ask all of them, among many, a common question. What is Hinduism means for them? Most of them answered back with that standard articulation – Hinduism is a way of life. But the best answer I got for my niggling question is from a commoner, who is not a saint, but seems to have immense knowledge of our religion. I am glad that I met him by chance. According to him, Hinduism is all about loving everything around us; living or dead. A Hindu loves everything, not because he doesn’t have any other option but because a Hindu simply doesn’t know how to hate. Bang-on, I would say. This might sound little over simplification of a complex subject like religion but nonetheless, the explanation matches perfectly to what I was searching for, all this while.

Now getting back to the issue of incapacitation of our religion. Rather a systematic subverting at that. We will get to individuals a little later but first let’s look at groups who have made it their mission to show Hinduism in bad light. How many times you have seen our movies depicting a Hindu as a bad omen in the whole plot? Knowing the number of liberals that crowd our Bollywood, this phenomenon is more than expected but then, there should be facts behind every mission; good or bad. The same lot, that finds it quite easy to malign Hindus at any given opportunity, seldom are seen going ballistic on any other religion. I know fear of your life scatters away every sensibility of yours but then, are Hindus such innocent preys? Why an atrocious character against Muslims has to be one Rathore, Suryavanshi or Mishra? The character not only has to be a Hindu but an upper caste Hindu. Recently I saw the movie ‘Shaurya’. It’s a good movie but copied, scene-by-scene from the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Men Of Honor’. I still give that to Bollywood because there is a severe scarcity of ideas out here. So that is fine. My worry is not that they have shamelessly copied it yet again but lies in the context of the movie. To make a movie to show our armed forces as a bunch of louts doing all kinds of inhuman acts in the valley is little absurd. Do the copycats realize how many of our soldiers we lose every year in that place? They perhaps never would realize because they simply don’t care. While ‘Men Of Honor’ has a genuine message, copying that vis-à-vis Hindu atrocities against the Muslims of this nation is way out of place and flabbergasting. And hang-on, the story revolves around a place from where thousands of Hindu Kasmiri Pundits were thrown out. Do these messiahs of humanity have the gall to make a movie on that shameful exodus? They won’t because Hindus are perpetually bad. So anything wrong happening to the Hindus is justified. And when the movie equates the atrocities of whites against the blacks in USA (that is what is shown in Men Of Honor) with that of the imaginary Hindus against the Muslims in India, there where things starts to look ugly. Blacks were so much deprived of their rights that there was multiple numbers of uprisings in history to balance the society. Is the scenario same here with Muslims of India? Being in a sovereign nation, Muslims still enjoy their own form of civil code; they enjoy article 370 which literally hands over the exclusive rights of an Indian region in their hands. We had a priminister who once said, Muslims have the first rights to all national resources. White-Black indifference is same as Hindu-Muslim divide in India? Seriously?

And who are the star cast & crew of this movie? Yes the usual suspects, the liberals who always uphold the nationalism by downplaying Hindus. The cast list is led by the cool dude, the actor of substance and the second biggest liberal after Nehru, the one and only Rahul Bose; the same Rahul Bose who is seen hobnobbing with other liberals’ par-excellence like Nandita Das and Mahesh Bhatt. Rahul Bose is a proud member of the notorious group of everlasting Pakistan and Kashmiri separatist apologists. And as expected, Rahul Bose has to fight against two nasty Hindus to save one Javed Khan in the movie. As if the absurdity and lie peddling hasn’t gone through the roof by the end of the movie, the idea of listing out the number of inhuman acts of Indian Army in the valley has to be played out. And that is not all. They ask the greatest secular India has ever produced; another grade-1 Pakistan sympathizer, Sharukh Khan to narrate what exactly ‘Shaurya’ stands for; to all of us. I agree there are atrocities of our Army in Kashmir but is the movie a holistic approach in discussing the issue or a plain and filthy attempt at defaming the Indian Army is general and Hindus in particular? If you haven’t seen it then I must urge you to watch the movie first.     

Even we have allowed foreigners to malign our religion. How come so indifferent we have become to our own identity? I remember the history teacher of my school days. He once said – write your own history or else some foreigner after seeing great monuments like Konark would say; when Konark temple was built, people of Odisha and in general India were naked. And boy, don’t you see the words of my teacher reflecting on the filthy work of a certain Wendy Doniger through her book – ‘The Hindus’? She could muster courage to bundle Hinduism in one word ‘Sexuality’ because she knew, her filth would go unchallenged among Hindus. She knew it because we are basically incompetent to defend what we stand for. She also knew that, there would be ample liberal frauds in India like Alcoholic Aiyar who would support her lewdness in the name of secularism and vote bank. Do you think these liberals would have tolerated and supported, had she written such abject obscenity against Muslims and their religion? I mean, would our liberals have allowed the book to be published in India at the first place? Who we should blame here? Wendy Doniger or Alcoholic Aiyer or ourselves only? The Alcoholic Aiyars, the Digvijay Singhs, the Mulayam Yadavs, The Lalus and the Donigers of the world are just the symptoms. The real malaise lies within all Hindus, who let these highly communal and charlatan individuals to spread their poison against Hindus and Hinduism.

Even lesser know people, people who fancy to throw their penny worth at every damn instance, don’t let their notorious attempt in maligning Hinduism go unnoticed. Below is the direct incepts of a comment I received in one of my recently published blogs. Just look at the hate. Look at the hate for me…err..for all Hindus like me. And the suspect goes by the name Cynthia Pinto. Does the name sounds logical enough to have her hate against Hindus? May be, may be not but the lunacy coming from her becomes too obvious knowing or rather guessing her own religion. After all, people have started to object mass scale conversion so that converted souls like her would be few and far to find in near future. Never mind, what is there in the name? Or is there? Read her comment –

You sound like a very anti minority person to me. by taking citations from Mahabarata you are trying to propagate Hindutva through a very vicious manner. How different are you from the fanatic Muslim clerics, may I ask so. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and views. Why do you sound so anguish taking it so personally? I'm pro Modi as well, I'm very happy he has become our PM, not because he represents the Hindus or he is from BJP but because of his governance beyond excellence in Gujarat alone. So please refrain from being so obnoxiously cynical.

Anti-minority, I am that is. Really? And what are my specific crimes to receive such a wrath? I did the unpardonable sin of citing a verse from ‘Bhagwat Gita’ in the blog. So I naturally become anti-minority and communal with that. Citing a verse from ‘Bhagwat Gita’ is equivalent to being a fanatic Muslim Cleric who advocates killing people for the heck of it. God save these myopic morons. And by the way, I was propagating vicious Hindutwa agendas. Vicious agendas? Hope she understands the meaning of the word she has written. If at all anything vicious about propagating a particular religion is concerned, then one must not look much beyond the mushrooming missionaries with an aim to convert as much poor Hindus to Christianity as possible. That is vicious agenda, my dear lady; not citing a verse from ‘Bhagwat Gita’. If you have the slightest of interest to know Hinduism then consider reading ‘Bhagwat Gita’ before commenting anything about Hinduism or Hindus. I know, your bankrupt brain won’t make you understand the veracity of ‘Bhagwat Gita’ but it will at least clear the clutter of confusion in your head about vicious agendas. But again, Cynthia Pinto is, as I said, a symptom. Problem is with us for letting such people with pea size brain to abuse our religion freely.

Wake up Hindus…wake up. Or is the alarm bell not ringing for too long a period of time? 

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10 comments :

  1. Wow!!! What a post. You are correct when you said, Hinduism is in danger for a long time. Had the religion being fundamentally so strong, it would have perished a long time back. It is the greatness of Hinduism that it is still surviving after such prolonged atrocities. A must read for all the Hindus. Already shared the link in my Facebook and Twitter

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  2. I would recommend all Indians, irrespective of religion, to read the book 'Breaking India' by Rajiv Malhotra.

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  3. The beauty of our religion is that even a mortal like arjun questioned the god and he had to explain him..the very basis of vaad vivad in our religion .I heard a lecture of late swami chinmayananda who explains the basis of same caste marriage as an experiment of positive eugenics to bring out best gunas but that failed and we still follow it..according to our religion every1 is born shudra and its the karma which determines ur class as brahmin vaishya Kshatriya shudra..ex r vishwamitra ved vyas valmiki etc..by the way I liked kk Menon a lot in the movie

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  4. politically.incorrectJun 8, 2014, 7:25:00 AM

    Dear Cynical, the problem of Hinduism lies in itself. For any progressive and developed mind, any religion is not good enough. and we Hindus keep trying to convince our lot to believe in the greatness of Hinduism. That is not going to work because, some of the worst practices belong to our religion: Dynasty: (remember lord Ram), Castism: (even upto a point where our lower cast folks were made to live like animals), Parda: (no equal status to our woman folk) etc etc. With these kind of flaws a modern mind is sure to get repelled by religion no matter what examples you come up with.


    The difference between Hinduism and Islam is, Islam or Islamists never try to convince you that it is the greatest religion, they just scare their followers into believing and non-believers into submittance via use of hell, or hell on earth whatever works.


    Now I am not saying that Hinduism is a religion worth dying, but it will, if we keep taking the same approach. What the need of the hour is, the rise of a political Hindu, who may not accept Hinduism as the greatest religion, who may never go to temple, who may be a fan of sufi music, but politically and as a group is proud to be identified as a Hindu.


    We have to understand that we Hindus with our inherent tolerance are now a dwindling species with only one country India, while other religions spread like plague, we are being contained more and more, and if we can't protect our motherland, we will have no place in the world.


    What is required for a Hindu is to read the writing on the wall, how intolerant and non-accommodating other religions are, and he needs to build a secure future for his future generations, among the hostilities inflicted by other religions in the past and recent past.


    What is needed is a Hindu who wouldn't be debating whose religion is the best, but who would be defending his beliefs accepting that Hinduism is what defines him, we will get rid of the problems in Hinduism slowly, but I've to defend it first.


    And I dont mean to harm anybody else. We Hindus also need to be as tolerant as ever, but while not yielding the power. As the Shastra says: "Kshama balwaan ka abhooshan hai" (Generosity suits the powerful only), a weak person's mercy is just laughable, while it is a virtue of the powerful. We need to remember this and not yield the power at any cost, but be generous and tolerant, that is my request, those are our ethos.


    The rise of Political Hindu is required, and may the sense prevail among the cacophony and propaganda of paid media and intellectually bankrupt liberals.

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  5. Better than the article itslef !!! Good one ...

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  6. Dear Politically.Incorrect,

    While I agree with many of your points, In my humble opinion the first paragraph does not truly support rest of your comment.

    Due to lousy education system and continuous brainwash, we Indians have lost our critical thinking capabilities. We are unable to distinguish between value system embedded in Hinduism, its message towards Life itself and the social systems (caste, dowry) prevalent in the society. Like a pack of sheep we bleat whatever pseudo intellectuals bleat about mixed up identities without taking into account the generation/progressive development/ degeneration of a social system. It is this inability to distinguish between embedded values and the social system that pushes the modern mind to move away from the religion.

    No political Hindu would fully help the cause of Hindus and Hinduism itself. It is not just pride of being Hindu but courage to address and collectively solve the social ills without any guilt and self loathing is the key for resurgence and survival.


    I would suggest people with inquisitive mind to read the article about the genesis of caste system in India found in http://www.britishempire.co.uk/article/castesystem.htm. The varna system based on intellectual standing in society got corrupted into a rigid caste system around 1835 that we see today in India. Monetary wealth replaced moral wealth which has made many Indians sell their souls to greed and treachery.


    Also suggest reading "Alberuni's India by Edward Sachau" which reports a social condition of India between 1015 AD to 1030 AD and gives a glimpse of varna system and prime position of Women in the society.



    You are right in wishing about sense prevailing among the cacophony and propaganda of paid media and morally corrupt liberal fatheads.

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  7. politically.incorrectJun 9, 2014, 10:11:00 PM

    Dude, see I totally support the cause of hinduism, but any religion is defined by the action of its followers and not by mere written ideologies. Like Islam is judged by the action of its followers, Christianity is judged by the actions of their followers not jesus (he was a great guy otherwise).


    Therefore we can't keep hinduism and hindus separately we hinduism will bear burden of blame from the acts of hindus, which are not so great by the way. Plus, Hinduism or any other religion at the end of the day is just a dogma, and a mind free from dogma can see things clearly.


    I give you one argument to discredit any religion... If any religion of the world is started by some kind of godhead himself, then why the hell every religious text only talks about the geographical area surrounding the particular region??


    Why the heck Sri Krishna couldn't tell Arjun about a mystic land of America and go and rule there rather than wiping out the whole humanity. I mean didn't even mention it anywhere.


    Why Mohammad could go to moon and come back, but just couldn't tell his followers to move out of desert and settle in India rather than looting caravans in deserts?

    etc etc. for every religious text on earth, everything is just a human fantasy and fiction and we have to define our generation's religion (or moral code more accurately) ourselves but still the sense of belonging will come from Hinduism, because it can change and adapt unlike some other religions I can mention.

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  8. Dude, this reply is not in sync with the original theme of the article but is a counter-argument to one of your points regarding the absence of geographical information in religious texts. I am not sure about other religions but when it comes to Vedic scriptures you certainly haven't bothered to go through any of these texts before commenting. So let me do my bit to clarify things.

    First of all, the so called America came into existence around 3 centuries ago although the land existed a long time back. Lord Krishna was advising Arjuna about his duty as a kshatriya to fight against irreligious people and those supporting them. This was not a time to go on a holiday to a distant land. Anyways let me come to the main point.

    The Bhagavat Purana states that this planet is composed of 7 islands (or dweeps) as it is called in Sanskrit. These 7 dweeps can be taken to mean the present day 7 continents. There is also mention of far-away lands (apart from Gandahar - present day Afghanistan) like the land of the Yavanas, Mlecchas, Hunas etc. These are categories of people who didn't follow the Vedic system. Those do not sufficient mention because probably they didn't act in sync with Vedas and therefore could not be a model for guiding the human society. And all of this was written before the advent of GPS.

    What to speak of this planet, the Bhagavata Purana gives a good enough description of the planetary system, the hellish, earthly, heavenly planets and the spiritual planets which are beyond the realm of this material universe. You may question: is this fact or fantasy ? I don't know but the Vedic experts and sages agree on this.
    Moreover please note that Christianity and Islam are very very recent religions. Before their advent in the west and middle east people did have this system of worship of gods and godesses although theirs might not be in sync with the Vedic system. Go to Rome, you still have remains of temples of gods and godesses but all that has now been wiped out by the intolerant Abrahamic religions. Hope you rethink about your view ...

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  9. politically.incorrectJun 11, 2014, 5:20:00 PM

    Well that is jolly good if it is so, but then why do we turn to Vedas to approve them only when same discoveries are made by modern science. I mean if all the geography is mentioned there, then some future scientific secrets must also be there already. Why dont we explore it from that perspective and lets discover something in Vedas which is not yet discovered by modern science...

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  10. the big problem is disunity among HIndus

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