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From: Vijayan Krishna <kumbakonan@gmail.com> wrote:

 

‘Opposition targets government on conversion in Agra ’…

 ‘Bid to impose Hindutva agenda”…

This and more we heard and saw in Parliament on ‘ghar wapsi’.

According to Mayawati, ‘Secularism is part of the Constitution-they (read RSS) are violating the basic tenets, BJP has a hand in it’.

It was all pandemonium let loose in both the Houses with members dashing into the well. It seems as though some new danger has been sighted by them some danger to the Constitution and to the secular fabric of India.

Suddenly the MPs have become sensitive to upholding the Constitution when they do not even uphold the oath they take to function without fear or favor….

It seems that at least occasionally the MPs are conscious that we have a Constitution.

When the UPA government was in power the Constitution was eroded and every tenet of it dented and over ridden.

But what I cannot understand is the fact that conversions have been always forced. This was the strategy from time immemorial. Not only in India but the world over

But let us focus on India alone now.

It has been a continuous conversion business.

The invaders who came to India did not just stop with plundering the country and becoming rulers but they brought along their missionaries and their churches.

First it was the Dutch, then the Portuguese then the French and finally the English.

All these indulged in ruthless conversion through force and whatever methods possible.

The poor Indians had no other option but bend to the powerful.

This is relevant to realize that all Indians-have their ancestry in Hinduism.

St Francis Xavier used every force-fraud and even the Inquisition to convert Hindus. Those who did not fall in line had to flee or were tortured and killed. History records his barbarism and  the brutality with which he dealt with the Hindus. Places of worship were raided-destroyed and his public punishment was chopping off the hand for those who followed any form of Hinduism. The pillar where these unfortunate ones were dragged and hand chopped off is called the Pillar –De- Amputation. This pillar even today exists in Old Goa. This is the reason why the victims of Francis Xavier oppose the public display of his corpse. But the Church has raised him as a saint.

That may be old history but what about the much revered Mother Theresa. Did she not use blackmail to convert?

Innocent children who were dying-the old and the infirm were baptized all under the garb of caring for them. They were not even aware of what was happening to them. They were in pain and in utter misery.

Today the church looks on innocently.

So when one says there should be no forced conversions I am flabbergasted because all conversions have some sort of a force-be it physical, psychological or social.

Allurements and enticements were used especially where there is starvation and disease and pain and hopelessness.

How did the North East States become Christians-due to their volition?

I know a Silesian priest who used to write to my husband to send money for conversion. He even revealed that ‘the priests do not go openly but through the catechist (a low level functionary of the Church) we approach the tribal people and give them money and promise other benefits’.

So for a loaf of bread for a few rotis and for a few rupees these unfortunate ones are ready to change their religion.

Is this faith or force?

Has this changed?

Not one of the so called political leaders raised their voices against Mother Theresa’s blatant conversion business?

Where was the Constitutional norm then?

Where was secularism then?

So it is only when the Hindus engage in ‘ghar wapsi’ that our political netas become aware of the Constitution and secularism and cry themselves hoarse-They then pose as great defenders and champions of secularism. This is a fraud and an injustice. This double standard is what they always resort to.

When I was working in a village project in the outskirts of Chennai-near Mahabalipuram many of the SC families told me that they were converted by the local parish priest. This they said was for their children to get admission in a minority run institution and or to get some employment. They did not mention cash.

I am fully aware that the tactics used in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh (may be in other States also of which I do not have firsthand knowledge) the priests tell them plainly to continue with their Hindu names and enter in their application forms as SCs so that they get all the benefits due to the SCs but in reality they are all Christians.

So Varadan becomes Victor for the Church record, but for government records he continues to be Varadan.

Take the example of Andhra \Pradesh’s former Chief Minister Rajasekaran Reddy. Many thought he was a Hindu but his first name is Samuel. These are not exception cases but the normal rule-the double deception that the Christians used. The thousands of conversions that he affected through the evangelical church of his by giving them money and luring them with other promises is well known to those in AP

But a reading of the historical data on Church history will be an eye opener for those who today think that ‘ghar wapsi’ is against the Constitution and secularism.

Where did this notion of secularism go when thousands of years conversion was only through force?

In recent times too it is covertly done. Whether some netas like it or not how does one account for the millions of other religious followers. Does it mean that on their own accord through faith and belief and enlightenment they all got converted?

Did the Muslims not convert through the sword?

Is there no love jihadi?

It is common for the Muslim/Christian to marry a Hindu and then later convert the partner to the Muslim /Christian religion.

But as far as I know the Hindus did not go in for conversion.

Today one talks of ‘ghar wapsi’-I fail to understand why this full throated Opposition. Where did this opposition go when conversions were taking place in India earlier and now only through some form of force.

 The Constitution has paved the way for this business by granting Minority Rights to the Minorities. Hence right from a tender age children are segregated in Christian institutions and in Madrassas-and groomed to think that they are different from others on the basis of religion.

So we Christians think and proclaim that we have the ONE true God…Children brainwashed thus are subjected to forced-an intellectual force- whereby they think in terms of differences and grow up thus in ghettos.

We have Catholic doctrine for the Catholics, Bible classes for the Christians, and Ethics for the Hindus.

All this in Minority institutions which is run on government money. I do not know if other education Institutions also follows the same.

Is this secularism?

As though the Catholics and the Christians and the Muslims do not need ethics!!!

Why is it when one says that India is a Hindu country there is so much of opposition and anger, but when one says that Pakistan is a Muslim country and so are other Middle East countries, there is no adverse reaction?

If in conversation one terms the UK/US and other European countries as Christian countries there is no objection.

Why this allergy to call India a Hindu country?

That does not mean others cannot live here and that does not mean that secularism is thrown out. It simply means that Hinduism was in India as far as memory goes-it is as old as this country. Hinduism sprung from the soil of this country and did not come from any other shores-unlike other religions. So what is the problem in calling a spade a spade?

Similarly when one talks of Hindutva the so called secularists see red.

Is it wrong or against secularism to be nationalist and a patriot?

I think it a weakness and a phobia of the so called ‘secularists’.

After all let us be honest when Jinnah wanted Pakistan the reason he gave was that the Muslims will not be able to coexist with the Hindus. So he wanted the country to be partition which was done.

Now can the Hindus not have their own ethos and their own religion and their own perception of nationalism?

What is the problem in accepting this simple truth that this in no way destroys secularism.

 For that matter it is the politicians who are hell bend in destroying secularism. Why even the demand of reservation on the basis of religion is anti-secular. For the sake of vote bank politics the political leaders divide the people. We have other religious leaders even threatening the Hindus. The political leaders simply looked the other way when conversions in large numbers were taking place.

But now that the Hindus have started the ‘ghar wapsi’ they pretend to be shocked that secularism is being destroyed.

I remember some years ago in Trichirapally in Tamilnadu one of the pastors baptized even those who were not present because their names were on the list but were unable to attend the service.

It is well known that evangelical churches look for numbers and even poach on other churches members.

Foreign funds flow in depending on numbers. One has to watch a couple of channels in the TV to realize this.

The psychological blackmail that these pastors indulge in is a fraud and vulnerable people fall a prey to it.

The testimonies of cures-the revelations etc. are all a fraud inflicted on a vulnerable already affected and afflicted populace.

The political netas are not worried about this.

As long as it is not Hinduism they simply look the other way.

It seems to be a sin or an aberration if one is a devote Hindu but if one is a devote Christian /Muslim then it is not frowned upon.

And that the devotedness of being a Christian/Muslim mean…even when it comes to following the anti-secular dictates of their religion like the ‘fatwa.

It is no secret that Muslim scholars keep on repeating that Islam is a peace loving religion. Is that what the world experience –see in the Islamic countries. Even another Islamic sect is not tolerated.

The World Human Rights forums do not raise their voices against the persecution, the killings the beheadings and above all the terrorism unleashed by religion.

It is only when the Hindus raise their voices and reconvert then hackles are raised that it is unconstitutional and against secularism.

This is not only a double standard, but an injustice and a display of a warped perception.

Dr. Mrs. Hilda Raja,

Vadodara, Gujarat

COMMENT: Dr. Mrs. Hilda Raja is an octogenarian. She was, while in service, the Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her husband was a professor at the Loyola College, Chennai. Advancing age made them translocate to Vadodra, Gujarat, to be with their children. A wonderful Christian couple that I was privileged to have known. I cherish my meetings with them.

 

Bala

 

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RSS for re-conversion if conversion continues

 

16 Feb 2011
With curtains finally drawn on RSS’ three-day mega conclave at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, the mouthpiece of the outfit has hit out at those who have been opposing re-conversion of converted tribals.

 

The editorial in the latest issue of Sangh’s mouthpiece, Organizer, said it must be made clear for once and all that as long as conversion takes place, anti-conversion and reconversion efforts will be made by Hindus.

 

 

“It is the duty of every Hindu to work towards protecting the religion, in order to safeguard the national unity and integrity. For, forces inimical to our country are working towards balkanising it,” it said.

 

 

Christian Missionaries had raised objection to RSS’ Narmada Mahakumbh in Mandla saying it was an effort to reconvert tribal, a claim that was vehemently refuted by the Sangh.

 

 

The mouthpiece wrote there was absolutely no reason for the Christian leaders to express fear over the Kumbh and went on to say their fear only goes to prove that Christian leaders have been indulging in coercive and aggressive conversions unchallenged and any faint sign of resistance was giving them jitters.

 

 

Organizer wrote, “If the Christians and Muslims have a right to carry on conversion, using means foul and unethical, the Hindus have double the right to bring the converts back to their original faith.”

 

 

Maintaining that rising religious conversions were tearing into the cultural and social matrix of the country, the Organizer wrote centuries old rituals, customs and practice that helped bind the communities were being forced to be abandoned.

 

 

“The indigenous knowledge and system are being demolished to pave way for imported, western models of life, thoroughly unsuited for Indian conditions,” the edit said, adding, “While it is a fact that decades of development has bypassed these communities living in the interior rural India, coerced religious conversion are not bringing them any closed to the advantages of development”.

 

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http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=385&page=4

 

 

 

Narmada Kumbh and the manufactured evangelical protest

 

 

Editorial

 

 

February 20, 2011

 

 

 

The Narmada Samajik Kumbh, a purely cultural event is being politicized and demonized so much that it makes one feel as though the Hindus cannot even gather for a legitimate cause. The unwarranted protest of some Christian leaders over the Kumbh and the instant support of the Congress Party to them only confirm the long-held suspicion, that the Congress party and the UPA government are actively abetting religious conversion of tribals and adivasis.

 

 

Narmada Samajik Kumbh is the second such event being organized by the Hindu organizations, with an objective of promoting the values of our heritage and culture. In a growing atmosphere of terrorism, Maoist bloody campaign and the increasing economic, political and social inequalities, these Kumbh are organized as anchors for strengthening the fabric of the society and nationalism.

 

The first such Kumbh, held in 2006 in Dangs district in Gujarat was a major success, with eight lakh people affirming their commitment to the larger national cause. In this Narmada Kumbh, 10 lakh people are participating from the entire Central India region. The venue for the event from February 10-12 is Mandla, in Madhya Pradesh, along the banks of the river Narmada.

There is absolutely no reason for the Christian leaders to express ‘fear’ over this Samajik Kumbh. They have said that the Kumbh is an event for reconversion of tribals from Christianity back to the Hindu fold. Their ‘fear’ only goes to prove that they have been indulging in coercive and aggressive conversions unchallenged and any faint sign of resistance is giving them the jitters.

 

The point is, the Kumbh’s objective is not reconversion.

 

And even if it is, what right does any community have to protest? If the Christians and Muslims have a right to carry on conversions, using means foul and unethical, the Hindus have double the right to bring the converts back to their original faith.

 

It must be made clear once and for all that as long as conversions take place, anti-conversion and reconversion efforts will be made by the Hindus.

 

It is the duty of every Hindu to work towards protecting the religion, in order to safeguard the national unity and integrity. For, forces inimical to our country are working towards balkanizing it.

A recently brought out book Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Fault lines has exposed the well-entrenched network of foreign funds, NGOs and the Church, which is working overtime to divide the Hindu society vertically, horizontally and diagonally, and to create disaffection between people and lead to a Africa-like scenario, where civil war and inter-clan and inter-community clashes have reduced the continent to puzzle board pieces.

 

The book, a result of five years of research has used the data collected from various western embassies on the funding and the destination of these funds. While it has been known that both the West and Islamic forces have been pumping money through various channels into India for disruptive activities, this book nails the sources and the end recipients.

 

 

Under this sponsored cacophony, it has become near-impossible to hear the voices of nationalism and sanity.

 

Under the UPA, the situation has worsened like never before. While terrorists are given safe passage and invited for talks as state guests, the few Hindu organizations are being targeted systematically to create a fear psychosis.

 

Government appointments are all being made on only one criterion – that the appointees should have a minority background, bloodline or identity. The media has been completely taken over, toeing the government line or echoing the babble of the leaders of the anti-Hindu bandwagon.

For instance, Britain has always claimed to be the melting pot of cultural identities and in the name of freedom of the individual encouraged sections to operate from within that country against the interest of others, like India.

 

Now, in a speech delivered at the Munich Security Conference last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron said, “Multiculturalism is doomed to fail; societies need a national identity.”

 

He bemoaned the fact that the British society had become mute and meek and did not stand up to the elements that were wrecking the national character. This situation is precisely what is developing in India, only here, it is the state that is sponsoring efforts to weaken and dilute the core identity of the nation, in the name of pluralism and diversity.

The rising religious conversions are tearing into the cultural and social matrix. The centuries old rituals, customs and practices that helped bind the communities are being forced to be abandoned.

 

The indigenous knowledge and system are being demolished to pave way for imported, western models of life, thoroughly unsuited for Indian conditions. The new religions spread disaffection towards the state and try to instill apathy to the political system, which would eventually isolate them from the mainstream of national politics and governance. While it is a fact that decades of development has bypassed these communities living in the interior rural India, coerced religious conversions are not bringing them any closer to the advantages of development. On the other hand, the purpose is just the opposite.

 

It is in this context that events like Narmada Samajik Kumbh reinforce the faith of the people in the nation, in the community and in their culture and heritage, all issues intrinsically related to the Hindu religion. These events are social pilgrimages that would go a long way in strengthening the people-to-people bonding.

 

K.Vijayan

3/2, Vasanth Apts.II, 312, Lloyds Road, Chennai 600014

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Skanda987’s comment: The Hindus of Bhaarat desh do not need secularism or multiculturalism. Specifically, the Hindus need to purge the foreign invaded anti-Vedic ideologies and religions out of Bhaarat. The need is to make Bhaarat a Vedic State, not “secular.”  Secularism is foreign medicine against Christianity. It is not for the Hindus who all are inherently tolerant of all the tolerant faiths.

 

From: sri venkat < >

source
http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/mission.html

 Missionaries have always held a heroic and romantic place within the
Christian imagination. Even today churches regularly collect
contributions for the mission field. The reality, of course, is very
different. From its very beginnings, Christian missionaries have
inflicted tremendous harm on the peoples they “witnessed” to.
In the past, the damage done by missionaries were shared equally
between the Protestant and Catholic churches. Today, most of the
damage is done by fundamentalist, pentacostal and evangelical
protestant sects, mostly from the US, Canada and Europe. Numbering
about 80,000 strong [1] these fundamentalist missionaries spread like
locusts throughout the world. Their destruction of native cultures,
and in some cases actually causing the deaths of these natives, can
only be described as a modern cultural and genocidal holocaust.

We will look at missionary activities in all the major “mission
fields” of the world:

Tahiti

 In 1797, thirty years after the discovery of Tahiti by
Wallis, the first missionaries landed on the island. The missionaries, sent
by the London Missionary Society, tried for seven years to convert the
natives but were unable to make any headway.

It was then that they discovered, as if by miracle, the proper method of
converting the Tahitians. They discovered that the local chief, Pomare,
liked alcohol (distilled by the missionaries) – so much that he became an
alcoholic. Addicted to the distilled spirit (perhaps the holy spirit),

Pomare agreed to back the missionaries in their work of conversion. Pomare,
supplied with western firearms, easily subdued his native opponents. Upon
his victory over his rivals, the whole island was forcibly converted in one
day.

Then the process of inculcating “Christian virtues” began. Persistent
unbelievers, those who refused to be converted, were executed. Singing was
banned (except for hymns) and all forms of adornment, flowers or tattoo were
disallowed. Of course, surfing and dancing were not permitted as well. The
punishment for breaking any of these rules included, among others, being
sentenced to hard labour.

Within thirty years of missionary control, the population of Tahiti fell
from an inital estimate of 20,000 to 6,000.

From Tahiti, the missionaries moved on to the neighbouring islands. They
employed the same tactic that had served them so well in Tahiti: they would
introduce the local chief to alcohol, made him and alcholic, convert him to
Christianity and then leave it to the chief to convert the locals. After
converting the majority the minority that refused to convert were persecuted
and sometimes executed. On the island of Raratonga, men were conscripted
into the missionary police to help eliminate the remaining idolators. On
another island, Raiatea, a man who was able to forecast the weather by
studying the behaviour of fish was executed for witchcraft.

This was how the South Pacific was Christianized. [2]

Africa

Africa is widely considered to be a missionary success story. Sub-Saharan
Africa is widely considered to be the most Christianized place on earth.
Kenya, for instance, has 65% of its population claiming to be active
Christians. [active meaning church-going]. In Malawi, 68% of the populace
made the same claim. The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has
nearly 200 times as many evangelical Christians as its former colonial
master, Belgium.[3]

Perhaps the most famous missionary to Africa was David Livingstone
(1813-1873). Livingstone spoke of “the white man’s burden” to evangelize and
civilize the peoples of Africa. (Nobody bothered the ask the Africans what
they thought of this!). A rarely know fact about Livingstone is that, as a
missionary, his mission to Africa was a complete failure. Throughout his
many years in Africa he made only one known convert. Even this convert,
Sechele, eventually lapsed from his faith. Yet it was Livingstone, through
his book Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (1857) and his
lectures in England, who introduced a whole new group of Europeans to the
“romance” of missionary activities.[4]

Yet, in reality missionary activities were anything but romantic. Many of
the missionaries’ attempts to free slaves and teach them Christianity
amounted to no more than changing one form of slavery to another. Given
below is an account of how the Holy Ghost Fathers, a missionary group in the
second half of the ninenteenth century, went about “freeing” and
Christianizing the slaves:

In 1868 the Holy Ghost Fathers chose Bagamoyo as the site of the first
mission station on the East African mainland…Their ambition was to build a
Christian community of freed slaves. Ransoms were paid to slave traders for
the freedom of thousands to slaves. Most of those released were placed in
“Freedom Village” on the mission compound, but they soon discovered that
their freedom was not absolute. The disciplinary codes enforced by the
missionaries were severe, with a rigorous timetable of work, Christian
education and prayers. As the baptised ex-slaves grew up, they were married
off in batches and resettled under the authority of a missionary priest in a
Christian village somewhere inland. [5]

The anthropologist Jaques Maquet had called missionary activities in Africa
a “religious commando attack, aimed at extirpating ‘superstitious and
idolatrous’ practices and converting whole groups.” [6]

The missionaries in general have little respect for African cultures and
regard their peoples as ignorant savages. One early twentieth century
methodist missionary in Umtali, Zimbabwe, wrote of the people he had set out
to evangelize: “Heathen and naked as new born babies, and as ignorant as
beetles.” The solution was simple, educate the children away from their
parents and give them western clothing to wear to cover their naked bodies.

As another missionary from Umtali wrote in a letter to the US in 1916:
“Heathen mothers do not know much, but many boys and girls go to our schools
now and are begging to read God’s word and write and to take care of their
bodies and be clean and dress like the people of America.” These “heathen”
boys and girls were also given “Christian” names like Kitchen, Tobacco,
Sixpence or Bottle. [7]

The missionaries were, of course, part of the oppressive colonial forces in
Africa. In an effort to set up a successful mission in what is now Zimbabwe,
Catholic Jesuits entered into an alliance with the British South Africa
Company (BSAC). Ran by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), the collaboration between
the Jesuits and the BSCA would have made any imperialist proud. BSAC needed
labor for their gold mines but the native South Africans were not
interested. They were self sufficient farmers and thus had no need for the
salaries offered for work in the mines. The imperialists hit upon a
brilliant idea, the “hut tax”, a form of property tax imposed on Africans
that must be paid in cash. [It is important to note that white farmers did
not have to pay these taxes.] Thus to pay for the tax, the Africans were
forced to work. If they failed to pay, they were imprisoned and then sent to
work as prison laborers anyway! In return for donation of land and
protection from Rhodes, the Jesuit took the role of collecting the hated
taxes for the BSAC![8]

Today the number of missionaries from liberal churches are dwindling, their
numbers being taken over by the fundamentalist, pentacostal and evangelical
churches. However much like their ecclesiastical forefathers of the previous
centuries, these missionaries do not believe the Africans, now largely
Christians, are smart enough to keep the faith and churches going. Thus the
rallying cries of the new missionaries involve “making Africa born again” or
“fighting the forces of secularism” or “battling AIDS”. Yet is it obvious
that it is not the social or physical well being of Africans that concerns
these modern day missionaries.

Armed with US$250,000 from the Southern Baptish Convention, Dr. John
Goodgame, an American missionary in Uganda, launched a most unusual campaign
against AIDS. Rather than using the money to provide healthcare or medicine,
the money was used to purchase and distribute 100,000 Bibles with sheets
pasted onto them giving selected Biblical passages to read. Some of these
passages are predictable exhortations against adultery and other such
“carnal” pleasures. [9]

Yet, just as 150 years of Christian missionary activities failed to prevent
poverty, under-development, famine, apartheid and civil wars in Africa, it
is unlikely that these new evangelical missionaries will be a force for any
good there.

Asia

With the exception of the Phillipines and South Korea, Asia has been quite
resistant to Christian evangelism. The missionaries found resistance from an
entrenched Islam in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. In
countries with deep cultures such as India, China and Japan, the locals saw
little need to replace their prevailing myths with foreign ones. Yet this
lack of success have not stopped Christian missionaries from the conversion
activities and causing much suffering among native peoples.

Our first story concerns the Mois, a native tribe of Vietnam of
Malayo-Polynesian stock related to many of the native peoples of Southeast
Asia such as the Dayaks of Borneo islands and the Aetas of the Philippines.
From an initial estimate of one million populating the mountainous regions
of South Vietnam, their numbers began to dwindle in the 1950’s. This was
partly due to these people being forced into hard labour by the French
colonialists and partly due to the activities of the missionaries.

As an example of how missionary activities could lead to a dwindling native
population is that of the Bihs, a subtribe of the Mois. In the 1940’s one of
the eleven evangelists who came with the returned French troops after the
defeat of the Japanese, went to Boun Choah, the main village of the Bihs.

Other missionaries had unsuccessfully tried to covert the Bihs before. One
Catholic missionary managed a total of only ten conversions in five years.

However the new missionary, a Mr. Jones, was not to be detered. Upon
studying the Bihs, he found that one of the principle acts of their beliefs
was the custom of burial. Their dead was not buried at first, but left in
open coffins on trees. After a couple of years, the bones were thoroughly
cleaned, and after some ceremonial offerings, they were finally buried.

Mr. Jones used his political influence to force the French acting resident
to suppress this custom. When the police arrived to protect him , Mr. Jones
went personally to the trees, pulled down all the coffins on the trees and
threw the contents, be they bones or decomposing corpses, into a common
grave. The Bihs were then converted. Convinced that their ancestors have
deserted them due to the desecration of their burial customs, the Bihs
stopped producing offsprings. One local Bih explained that his people had
resigned themselves to extinction. [10]

Next on our list is Thailand. The success of the Christian mission there has
been abysmal. 170 years after the arrival of the first Protestant
missionaries , there are today no more than 300,000 Christians there in a
population of 55 million. Buddhism here (as in Japan) have proven to be a
bulwark against Christianity. The missionaries have thus turned to the hill
tribes who are neither Buddhist nor ethnic Thai. One such tribe is the
Akha.

There are nearly 70,000 Akha tribes people in Thailand, with many more in
the neighboring countries of Myanma, Loas, Vietnam and China. The Akhas are
the poorest of the nine hill tribes of Thailand. They live in conditions of
poverty and are generally ignorant of the outside world. Some Akhas had
taken to growing opium while some women have turned to prostitution. That
the Akhas need help is not doubted, that they need missionaries is highly
unlikely.

Matthew McDaniel of the Akha Heritage Foundation had chronicled the abuse
missionaries had inflicted in the Akhas and their culture. Given below is a
summary of his findings. [11]

Many of these Christian missionaries to the Akhas come from the US with some
coming from other Asian countries. The missions have been at work with the
Akha for more than eighty years. Obviously their objective is not to
alleviate the social conditions of the Akha but rather to use the Akhas’
poverty and lack of political clout as a wedge to force Christianity upon
them. The methods are brutal. Honing in on the “weakest point” in a village,
such as a family with problems with the elders, the missionaries would
increase their converts. Upon reaching a “critical mass” of converts, the
missionaries would claim the village as “Christian” and forbid all practice
of the Akha religion. The net effect is clear, even Akhas who have not
converted can no longer practice what has been an important part of their
culture. Some churches have gone even further. They forbid the Akhas to
practice any aspect of their culture. This includes songs, dances and
traditional ceremonies associated with the harvest. In doing this the
missionaries are depriving the Akhas of a basic right of indigenous people
as defined by the United Nations. [12]

The missionaries have little respect for the Akhas, their cultures and even
their well being. One Baptist Mission, run by an American Chinese lady,
resorted to broadcasting it’s religious message over the public announcement
system (loudspeakers) to the entire village, no consideration was given to
whether the villagers like it or not! [To get an idea of how unpalatable
this would be to the Akhas, imagine being bombarded by Osama bin Laden’s
preaching over the loudspeaker condemning the “crusaders” and proclaiming
Allah’s will]. This mission, well funded, had added another building on its
location as well as two satellite dishes on its roof. Yet they are unwilling
to provide economic help to the Akhas. Unable to provide for his children,
one Akha man drank herbicide and committed suicide. He lived no more than 20
meters away from the mission compound. When asked why they didn’t help in
cases of such desperation, the mission replied simply that they “cannot help
everybody, we are here to teach the Bible.”

Like many cases throughout history, Christianity looks set to play a
prominent role in the cultural extinction of the Akhas.

Papua New Guinea is an island situated at the edge of the Southeast Asian
archipelago, just north of Australia. It has a modest population of 3.3
million. With 2,300 missionaries, or roughly 1 missionary for every 1430
Papua New Guineans, the country has the highest proportion of missionaries
in the world. Has this proliferation of Christian proselytization lead to
any spiritual revival? No, only more cultural genocide.

One example of the missionary attitude is that of Reverend Paul Freyburg, an
American Lutheran, who said “I rejoice in the memories of what I have done
and pray that it will continue. I don’t believe that our mission destroyed
much of any value.” Rev. Freyburg came to New Guinea in the 1930’s and,
except for a brief interval during world war II, have remained there ever
since. What did Rev. Freyburg destroy in his long missionary carreer? He
held “renunciation festivals” at which he was called in to destroy “things
of darkness”. This of course includes, “magical objects” and also what he
ignorantly described as “vegetable items”. The former are irreplaceble works
of arts and crafts by the natives. The latter are priceless herbal remedies
and are important heritage of folk medicine. The natives were forbidden to
perform any cultural dances and to observe their native festivals. [13]

Fundamentalists missionaries are today at the forefront of such activities.

One such mission, the Pioneers, works among the Ningram people. Sal Lo Foso,
a missionary there, has no qualms about his activities. These include
destroying the “haus tamburan”, a “spirit house” which is the normal focal
point of village life for the Ningram, and building in its place, a church.
All forms of traditional songs and dancing were forbidden. Such destruction
of the Ningram culture has no meaning to Lo Foso, for he believed that for
the Ningrams to be “born again”, they must make a clean break with their
past.[14]

The missionaries lack of understanding and unwillingness to try and
understand native cultures have left much suffering in their trail.
Australian administrators reported a case in which missionaries refused to
baptised men because they were polygamous. The men started divorcing their
“excess” wives, leaving the women and their children without much visible
support in their society. Another man, with three wives, on being told that
he can only have one, simply killed two of them, so that he could then-being
a monogamous Christian-“go to heaven”![15]

This rush by the natives to get converted has little to do with the

Christian message but everything to do with the “cargo” they carry.
[I]t was the possessions, the cargo, which the missionaries had in
abundance that mainly impressed the tribal people. Inevitable they assumed
that since the Christian God blessed his followers with cargo, they they too
would be rewarded for following the “Gutnuis Bilong Jisas Kraist.” (New
Guinean pidgin for the gospel) [16]

Papua New Guinea is now 94% Christian. Yet missionaries still arrive in
droves. Why? For the simple reason that they are now importing their
denominational bickering into the country. Thus an Anglican missionary
reported finding leaflets circulated among his congregation by missionaries
from the Seventh-Day Adventist church telling them that worshipping of
Sunday is a sure fire step to Hell! In a similar manner, the New Tribes
Mission (or NTM-for more info on this group see the section on South America
below), tells the confused Papua New Guinean that the papacy is the
antichrist. In fact some fundamentalists have taken to distributing the
tracts by Christian publisher Jack T Chick, with cartoons showing, among
other things, Catholic monks going through a secret passage way for an orgy
with nuns![17]

Pettifer and Bradley summarised the situation in Papua New Guinea thus:

The future alone will reveal the cultural cost and the political
consequences of importing the theological bickering of Western Christianity
into an already divided society.[18]

Mother Teresa

In India too, the success of Christian missions have been limited to the
marginal groups: the untouchables, the hill tribes and the “Anglo-Indians”
(Indians with mixed parentage).[19] Some missions in India had tended to
concentrate on proselytizing through the provision of social services to the
poor and needy. While this is certainly a better method than the ethnocidal
methods of the fundamentalists, it should not be forgotten that these social
services in general play a subserviant role to theology. The mission once
headed by Mother Teresa (1910-1997) is a case in point.

Born in Albania in 1910, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, became a nun and a
missionary to India. She subsequently changed her name to Teresa. Her work
among the poor in Calcutta attracted the world wide attention culminating
with a Nobel Peace Price in 1979. [20] Yet her work has been criticised as
not one based on the alleviation of suffering but on the morbid theological
celebration of pain and suffering. Christopher Hitchens outlined these
rather disturbing facts in his book The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa
in Theory and Practice (1995):

Dr. Robin Fox, editor of the medical journal The Lancet, visited Mother
Teresa’s operation in Calcutta in 1994. He reported that he was very
“disturbed” by what he saw. There was little anesthesia to be seen and a
near total neglect of medically sound diagnosis. Why were not the sisters
given proper training in simple diagnosis as well as in managing pain?
Because according to Dr. Fox, Mother Teresa “preferred providence to
planning; her rules are designed to prevent any drift towards
materialism.”[21]

Mary Loudon, a volunteer in Calcutta, had even worse things to say about
Mother Teresa’s operation. She reported seeing in the Home for the Dying
more than a hundred men and women all dying and not been given much medical
care. Pain killers used do not go beyond aspirins. The nuns were rinsing the
needles used for drips with plain tap water. When Loudon asked them why they
were not sterilizing the needles, the reply was simply they had no time and
that there was “no point”. She also recounted the case of a fifteen year old
boy who was dying because of a treatable kidney complaint. All that was
needed was a cab fare to take the boy to a proper hospital. But Mother
Teresa’s peons refused to do so, for “if they do it for one, they had to do
it for everybody.”[22]

· Susan Sheilds, who worked for almost ten years as a member of Mother
Teresa’s order, subsequently left the movement because of the atrocious
negligence she witnessed there. The order’s obsession with poverty means
that the nuns and volunteers works under conditions of austerity, rigidity
and harshness. Due to Mother Teresa’s fame, Ms. Sheilds reported that the
charity had around US$50 million in their bank account in the US. The
donations kept pouring in, yet little of these were used to procure medicine
or to provide better health care for the suffering. The nuns were rarely
allowed to spend money on the poor they are trying to help. [23]

· To Mother Teresa, like all other missionaries, spiritual well being
over-rides everything else. As Ms. Sheilds reported, “Mother Teresa taught
her nuns how to secretly baptised those who were dying. Sisters were to ask
each person in danger of death if he wanted a ‘ticket to heaven’. An
affirmative reply was to mean consent to baptism. The sister was then to
pretend she was just cooling the person’s forehead with a wet cloth, while
in fact she was baptizing him, saying quietly the necessary words. Secrecy
was important so that it would not come to be known that Mother Teresa’s
sisters were baptising Hindus and Muslims.”[24]

Perhaps a poignant summary of Mother Teresa’s mission can be seen in a story
recounted by herself. A dying man was in terrible pain. She told him “You
are suffering like Christ on the cross. So Jesus must be kissing you.” To
which the man replied: “Then please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.” [25]

South America

It is in South America that the missionaries are at their most destructive.
During the conquest of the “New World”, beginning in the 15th century,
Catholic priests and friars, accompanied the invading armies of Spain and
Portugal. All kinds of coercive methods were used to subjugate and
evangelize the Indians. The Indians were exploited, enslaved and made to
work for the settlers in return for protection and religious instructions. A
total of up to 15 million Indians were reported to have died due to such
brutality. [26]

The major damage done in modern times are by fundamentalists evangelical
groups. The two main sects that have major activities in South America are
the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and the New Tribes Mission (NTM).
The very name, Summer Institute of Linguistics, suggests an attempt at
deception, of concealing their missionary activities. To the South American
governments, the SIL presents itself as lingusitic investigators of the many
languages of the native tribes of the continent. Under this cover, its 3,500
missionaries conduct their goal of converting the natives. It’s founder
William Townsend defends this patently dishonest method by asking the
rhetorical question: “Was it honest for the Son of God to come down to earth
without revealing who he was?” [27]

Founded by Paul Fleming, the NTM today boasts of 2,500 missionaries in 24
countries worldwide. More conservative and ardently fundamentalist than the
SIL, the NTM has a pronounced policy of recruiting young evangelists of
limited education. Their lack of sensitivity for these native tribes can be
seen in some of their descriptions of them. The natives are referred to as
“naked savages” by Jean Johnson, the widow of a young NTM missionary, in her
book God Planted Five Seeds . In one instance, Les Pederson, the NTM Field
Co-ordinator for Latin America was reported to have said “those Indians all
look pretty much the same”. [28]

How do these sects, and others, spread the word of God? Do they learn the
language and then preach? Do the natives then, by virtue of hearing the
“Truth” with a capital “T”, automatically become Christians? No. The methods
employed are devious.

One method, as explained by Victor Halterman, of the SIL, involves cutting
off the natives from their source of livelihood. This involve a few distinct
steps; in the words of Halterman himself:

When we learn of the presence of an uncontacted group, we move into the
area, build a strong shelter-say of logs-and cut paths radiating from it
into the forest. We leave gifts along these paths-knives, axes, mirrors, the
kind of things the Indians can’t resist-and sometimes they leave gifts in
exchange. After a while the relationship develops. Maybe they are
mistrustful at first but in the end they stop running when we show, and we
get together and make friends.

As the author and journalist, Norman Lewis, explained in his book The
Missionaries: God against the Indians (1988), the gifts are placed in such a
way that at the end the Indians become far removed from their sources of
food and game. It is then that the gifts are stopped. Halterman continues:
We have to break their dependency on us next. Naturally they want to go on
receiving all these desirable things we’ve been giving them, and sometimes
it comes as a surprise when we explain that from now on if they want to
possess them they must work for money. We don’t employ them but we usually
fix them up with something to do on the local farms. They settle down at it
when they realise there’s no going back.

That work at the “local farm” oftentimes amounts to slavery was
(indirectly)admitted by Halterman when he mentioned that “abuses” sometimes
occur. [29]

Another method, aptly called “manhunt” by Lewis, involves the missionaries
going out, sometimes in motorized vehicles, hunting for natives to integrate
them into reservtions set up for missionary work. The NTM, for instance,
went on such a manhunt in Paraguay. Five missionized natives were killed in
one such manhunt. Those unconverted natives were taken to the NTM camp in

Campo Loro. Within a short while, according to Survival International, all
had died of new diseases they had no immunity to. Stung by criticism, the
best reply the NTM ‘s Director in Paraguay could muster was: “We don’t go
after people anymore. We just provide transport.” [30]

A final element needs to be added. As Lewis wrote:
The unimportance of a comfortable earthly life, weighed in the balance
against the threat of eternal punishment in the next, inspires many
missionaries to gather the souls at all costs, often with disregards for the
welfare of the converts’ in this world.[31]

These elements make for a militant fundamentalist missionary campaign. One
that we would expect to cause harm to the natives. And we would be right.
Below are some examples of the evil committed in the name of Christian
evangelism.

The contact work, done in conjunction with the “manhunt” are sometimes done
by Christianized natives who are trained by the missionaries to carry guns.
The “newly contacted” natives are then rounded off to the mission camp. One
American organization, Cultural Survival, reported in 1986 that natives in
the NTM camp in Paraguay were held there against will. In short, they had
been kidnapped.

In another such “manhunt” in 1979, also in Paraguay, one of the freightened
natives fell down from a tree and broke her leg. (Her right breast had
already been shot off by a previous encounter with the missionaries.) She
was compelled, with her broken leg, to walk back to the mission camp. She
subsequently died. [32]

If the process of rounding up the natives to be converted were bad, their
lives within the mission camp were even worse. Some examples.

Once in the mission camp, many of the natives either die from starvation or
from diseases transmitted by the missionaries with which the former had no
immunity against. In one such mission camp in Paraguay, the German
anthropologist, Dr. Mark Munzel, reported that food and medicine were
deliberately withheld by the missionaries. From a total of 277 natives in

April 1972 only 202 survivors were left three months later. A US
congressional report confirmed that 49% of the camp population had vanished!
[33]

Surely the (uninformed) believer may assert: these natives would be allowed
to leave if they do not accept the preachings of the missionaries. Surely
that would be the Christian thing to do. But that is not the case. Take the
following eye witness account by Norman Lewis in a missionary camp in
Paraguay:

I followed him [Donald McCullin-the photographer from The Sunday Times]
into the hut and saw two old ladies lying on some rags on the ground in the
last stages of emaciation and clearly on the verge of death. One was
unconscious, the second in what was evidently a state of catalepsy…In the
second hut lay another woman, also in a desperate condition and with
untreated wounds on her legs. A small, naked, tearful boy, sat at her
side…The three women and the boy had been taken in a recent forest
roundup, the third woman having being shot in the side while attempting to
escape.[emphasis mine][34]

Of course Paraguay is not the only place where the defenceless natives were
subjected to Christian genocide. In Bolivia, William Pencille, of the South
American Missionary Society, was called in to help when white ranchers
moving into the tribal areas came upon the Ayoreos. Pencille persuaded these
natives to stop resisting the encroachment of the cattlemen and to settle on
a patch of barren land beside a railroad tract. The natives, having no
resistance to common diseases of the “modern” man, began to die. Throughout
all this Pencille had the means to save the lives of these people. He had
access to many modes of transport, including an aeroplane, and to funds
which could easily have been used to buy medicines for them. Yet this is
what he said: “It’s better they should die. Then I baptize them (on the
point of death) and they go straight to heaven.” [Extract from a
conversation between William Pencille and Father Elmar Klinger, OFM , quoted
by Luis A. Pereira in The Bolivian Instance] A total of three hundred
natives died in his “care” within a matter of weeks.[35] [a]

In Guatemala, the leadership of the Summer Institute of Linguistics had a
close relationship with the former military dictator Efrain Rios-Montt, a
fellow evangelical Christian and an ordained minister of the Gospel
Outreach/Verbo Evangelical Church. Rios-Montt has been implicated in the
genocide of the indigenous Mayans and political opponents in Guatemala
during his rule in the early 1980’s-with more than 70,000 people reportedly
murdered by his army. His scorched earth policy (or in his own words
“scorched communist policy”) against guerilla insurgents was implemented
indescriminately. More than 400 Mayan villages were burned to the
ground-their properties, crops and lifestock, destroyed. Mayans suspected of
supporting the insurgents were tortured and murdered, their women and girls
raped. In the midst of all these atrocities, Rios-Montt was regularly giving
broadcast sermons on morality! Of course, the fact that Rios-Montt was a
Christian was more important to our missionary friends that the fact that he
was a mass murderer. The relationship between the general and SIL was so
cosy that he once had his henchmen serve as escorts for the SIL. [36]

But the worst of the mission linked atrocities happenned in Brazil. Granted
that the main culprits of the genocide were functionaries of the grossly
misnamed Indian Protection Service, the missionaries were at least partly
responsible for these. In the 1980’s the Brazilian attorney general’s office
began an investigation into the atrocities committed by the agency over a
period of thirty years. It’s findings were shocking.

Many native tribes were hunted, murdered and some to the point of
extinction. Some of these include:
· Munducurus tribe: reduced from 19,000 strong in the 1930’s to 1,200
· Guaranis tribe: reduced from 5,000 to 200
· Cajaras tribe: from 4,000 to 400
· Cintas Largas: from 10,000 to possibly 500
· Tapaiunas: completely extirpated
· Other tribes were reduced to only a few (one or two!)individuals and some
by only a single family.

These peoples were culled by various means by greedy landrobbers who wanted
to developed the untapped natural wealth of the Brazilian rainforest. Some
of the methods include:
· The Cintas Largas were attacked by dropping dynamites from aeroplanes.
· The Maxacalis were given alcohol and then shot down when they became
drunk.
· The Nhambiquera were killed in huge numbers by machine gun fire.
· Two Patachos tribes were exterminated by giving the unsuspecting Idnians
smallpox injections.
· Some of the Indians were murdered by presenting them with food laced with
arsenic and formicides.
The above does not exhaust the creativity of the murderers but should
suffice to show the almost unparalleled cruelty that were visited on the
Indian tribes.
What have all these got to do with the missionaries? The Brazilian newpaper,
O Jornal do Brazil had this to say:
In reality those in control of these Indian Protection Service posts [where
the majority of the atrocities had taken place] are North American
Missionaries…

This was confirmed by the Brazilian ministry of Indians. Thus, in essence,
the missionaries allowed the atrocities to happen. As Lewis remarked:
Despite the law of every civilized country…that those who witness…a
crime without denouncing it to the authorities are held to be accessories to
the crime, there is no record to be found of any such denunciation [by the
missionaries].

As the newspaper O Globo reported: “it was missionary policy to ignore what
was going on.”

Of course the missionaries were not only passively supporting the genocide
of the Brazilian natives. They played active roles in many of the
atrocities. One missionary persuaded 600 Ticuna indians that the end of the
world is taking place and they will only be safe on a ranch. On that ranch
the Indians were made slaves and tortured.

The Bororos, a tribe studied by the reknowned anthropologist Claude
Levi-Strauss, fell prey to the missionaries as well. They were banned by the
missionaries, who were aided by the local police, from performing their
customary burial rites on their dead. That left the Bororos without a
cultural identity and, one by one, they committed suicide. As the O Jornal
do Brazil explained:

It is sad to see the plight in which these people have been left. The
missionaries have deprived them of their power to resist. That is why they
have been so easily plundered. A great emptiness and aimlessness had been
left in their eyes.

Thus was the power of Christian love in the Brazilian jungles. [37]

From: Stephen Knapp < >

 

Namaste,

 

    In this edition of the Vedic Friends Association Monthly Journal is the very thoughtful address that was recently given at the World Hindu Congress by David Frawley (Vamadev Shastri). We had recently posted a review of the event and how important this congress was, and I think everyone will enjoy this text to one of the lectures given there.

 

    Hari Om,

    Stephen Knapp

 –

 

Hindu Response to Western Intellectual Challenges By Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley)

 

For the closing plenary session of the World Hindu Congress Nov. 23, 2014. The congress included seven conferences covering media, educational, women, youth, and economic, political and organizational events. Nearly two thousand people from over fifty countries attended this historic event, including important religious, political and educational leaders. It was the largest conference of its type in recent decades.

 

Hindu Dharma has a vast intellectual tradition covering all aspects of life and culture. Hindu Dharma is not limited to a theology or dogma but embraces all levels of thought and has among the world’s most comprehensive and profound philosophical systems. Every aspect of art, literature, science and social thought has also come under its purview. Hindu Dharma’s vast intellectual traditions are worthy of study by everyone.

 

Hindu Dharma contains the largest set of teachings of any spiritual, cultural or religious tradition in the world, going back to the earliest historical period. These are enshrined in the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Puranas, Yoga Shastras, Dharma Shastras and many other texts and traditions extending to Ayurveda, Jyotisha and Vastu.

 

Hindus have had a profound intellectual response to all cultures they have contacted throughout history, both taking in what is positive from other cultures and rejecting what is negative.

 

There have been a number of intellectual challenges to Hindu Dharma from the West over the past few centuries. Many of these have been misinformed or intentionally aimed at cultural dominance or religious conversion, following largely colonial, missionary and Marxist biases. Others reflect the different worldviews and cultural values of Hindu Dharma and western civilization that can make dialogue difficult.

 

There has been a strong and comprehensive Hindu response to these western intellectual challenges that has been increasing in recent years. Hindus have created a large body of teachings countering these challenges that covers all aspects of spirituality, philosophy, science, religion and social issues. However, this Hindu intellectual response has not been properly studied or promoted even among Hindu groups and organizations.

 

Great Hindu Intellectuals

 

There are many great Hindu intellectuals throughout history, extending into modern times.  Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha, Swami Dayananda of the Arya Samaj, Sri Aurobindo and many others prior to India’s independence presented extensive studies and critiques of western civilization, both relative to its positive benefits and its negative qualities. While they have generally affirmed the value of western science and humanism, they have rejected the materialism and religious exclusivism dominant in western culture, and the idea of its cultural superiority. When once asked about what he thought about western civilization, Gandhiji said, “It would be a good idea.”

 

This Hindu response has extended in recent decades to Deendayal Upadhyaya, Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda of Arsha Vidya, Ram Swarup and Sitaram Goel of Voice of India among many others. This includes several western Hindus like Hinduism Today and various new books and publications covering a variety of topics on Hindu Dharma.

 

Call for an Intellectual Kshatriya

 

In my book of several years ago Awaken Bharata, I raised the need for an intellectual Kshatriya to meet this intellectual challenge from the West. We see such a new intellectual Kshatriya arising in India today, particularly at this World Hindu Congress and its many conferences, and the great network of groups and individuals that it reflects.

 

There is a need for new Hindu thinkers who understand the intellectual challenges of the high tech age, trained in modern media and tools of the internet and social media. Hindus need to understand how information is presented in the internet and mass media and learn to use these tools to defend the higher dharma. Otherwise they may lack the right weapons to fight this new information war.

 

Hindu thinkers should be also trained in older traditions of Vedanta, Yoga and Dharmic thinking of ancient and modern times, and be able to present an authentic and positive image of Hindu Dharma at a national and global level.

 

They should be skillful in language, dialogue and debate, not apologetic or compromising; satyam eva jayate. They should emphasize the power of viveka or yogic discernment as their guiding force.

 

The goal of Hindus today should be excellence, to reach the highest truth in all fields of knowledge – not simply to accept existing dogmas as correct or to blindly equate all teachings as equally valid.  Hindus should strive to excellence in all that they do, even if it requires challenging existing paradigms and institutions, or creating new ones. This endeavor to excel requires a combination of a strong intellectual discipline with a deep meditative practice.

 

Such was the path of the great Rishi of old. That Rishi vision should once more guide humanity today.

 

When people ask me what religion or spiritual path they should follow. I tell them to “follow the path that most directly leads you to the highest truth, wherever it comes from.” This is the way of liberation or Moksha and the essence of Hindu thought.

 

 The World Hindu Congress has presented such a transformative vision of Hindu Dharma for the sake of all humanity. It is the most important gathering in recent centuries and shows the way forward to a new renaissance of Sanatana Dharma both in India and in the entire world.

 

Saffronization of Education

 

When Hindus seek to challenge the propaganda against them or gain a greater forum for their views, they are often accused of the “saffronization of education,” implying religious intolerance and backwardness.

 

There needs to be a more vigorous Hindu response and presence in Indian academia, which has long been dominated by Marxists influences that have kept Hindu thought out of India’s educational system. The shadow of colonial influences remains on Indian education. While the country gained its political freedom in 1947, it still has not fully proclaimed its intellectual freedom and honoring of its own native traditions of knowledge and expression.

 

The truth is not that there is a danger of Indian education being saffronized as some have charged, and as anti-Hindu forces maintain. So far there has been a control of Indian education by forces that are not only anti-Hindu but also often anti-national, not supporting the traditional spiritual values that made Indian civilization great and have brought India respect in the world.  While Hindu traditions of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and the Vedic sciences are spreading throughout the world, India’s educational system and media has not given them proper attention.

 

There has been the idea that Hindus in India should hide their religion and spiritual practices for the sake of social harmony and not bring them into cultural or educational discourses. Like members of any religion, Hindus can be proud of their own tradition and also function effectively in society.

 

Changing this presentation of Hindu Dharma in India is not a matter of distorting but of correcting the educational system of the country. A more pro-India media is important and one that honors the older traditions of the country. Besides in the educational system this process of properly presenting Hindu Dharma needs to occur in Hindu families, temples and in Hindu publications.

 

Need for a New Indic or Dharmic School of Thought

 

There needs to be the restoration of an Indic or Dharmic school of thought, honoring the great spiritual traditions of the region, in order to balance the distortions arising from western thought.

 

It should have its own institutions and publications, degrees and awards. This requires new Dharmic publications and media presentations, and new Dharmic schools, centers and institutions along the lines of Takshashila and Nalanda. Educational institutions in India should remember such Indian traditions, as well as a gurukulam or mentor based approach to higher education.

 

There should be a revival of Sanskrit learning, including on social and cultural issues along with honoring Dharmic thinkers and traditions. We need to bring back Dharmic culture and values into the educational system, along with Yoga, meditation and Vedanta.

 

This includes organizing dialogues and debates between Dharmic schools and western schools of thought. Such new Hindu and Dharmic educational programs can be an important part of the future of India and spread worldwide.

 

We see a new dharmic awakening in India today that will likely grow extensively in years to come. A new dharmic era is dawning. Let us all work together for its full flowering in whatever way that we can!

 

Ayodhya Sri Ram Temple And Babri Mosque

 

Satyameva Jayate  (Truth Alone Triumphs)

The Self is the sun shining in the sky, The wind blowing in space; he is the fire At the altar and in the home the guest; He dwells in human beings, in gods, in truth,  And in the vast firmament; he is the fish Born in water, the plant growing in earth, The river flowing down the mountain. For this Self is supreme!

(Katha Upanishad II.2.2)

 

Genocide committed in the name of Allah: 3,000,000 Bangladeshi Hindus Killed during the Pakistan-Bangladesh war in 1971. From 1894 to 1896 Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, killed 150,000 Armenian Christians. In India, Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur along with his disciples was burned to death by the Moghul ruler Aurangzeb in 1675. Another Sikh, Bhai Mati Das was sawn into right and left halves while he was still alive. In July 1974, 4,000 Christians living in Cyprus were killed by Fahri Koroturk, president of Turkey and his Islamic army. From 1843 to 1846 10,000 Assyrian Christians including women and children were massacred by the Muslims. From 1915 to 1918 750,000 Assyrians were killed in the name of Islamic Jihad. In 1933 thousands of Assyrian villagers were murdered by the Iraqi soldiers in Northern Iraq. Since 1990 more than 10,000 Kashmiri Hindus have been brutally murdered by Islamic fundamentalists. Over 280,000 Ugandans killed during the reign of Idi Amin from 1971 to 1979. Over 30,000 Mauritanians have been killed by the Islamic dictators since 1960. In 1980, 20,000 Syrians were murdered under the rule of Hafez Al-Assad, President of Syria. Since 1992 120,000 Algerians have been murdered by the Islamic fundamentalist army.

H induism tells us that the “Self” which dwells in each and every being in this universe is one and the same with Godhead. Every soul in this uinverse is a reflection of this Supreme Self. Thus every individual has the potential to realize Godhead by the realization of this “Self”.

 

Realization of the “Self” is possible only when someone is free to think on his/her own and act accordingly. The most heinous and barbaric crime in this world would be to stop an individual to think freely. And when such a crime is legalised in the form of a religion, one can easily imagine how disastrous it can be. Islam is such a religion.

 

Islam imposes a threat to the whole world which is far worse than deforestation, nuclear destruction or AIDS. It is an insidious, devilish disease creeping into the veins of the world. Every individual must realise the destructive and evil nature of this religion, for it eats away at the very foundation of humanity which is an individual’s ability to think individually and act accordingly. The following articles logically analyse different aspects of this so called religion and bring forth the true nature of Islam.

List of Articles

  1. Wondrous Treatment Of Women In Islam
  2. Wondrous Treatment Of Kafirs In Islam
  3. The Excessive Kindness Of Islam
  4. Mohammed’s High Regard For Women
  5. Mohammed – “A True Saint”
  6. Taj Mahal – A Hindu Temple-Palace
  7. Destruction Of Hindu Temples By Muslims – Part I
  8. Destruction Of Hindu Temples By Muslims – Part II
  9. Destruction Of Hindu Temples By Muslims – Part III
  10. Destruction Of Hindu Temples By Muslims – Part IV (The Epigraphic Evidence)
  11. Koran – The Ultimate Truth
  12. The X-Rated Paradise Of Islam
  13. Islamic Hell – Torture Chamber for Unbelievers
  14. The Violent Truth Behind The Sufi Mask
  15. Islam-Terrorism, Inc. – Part I
  16. Islam-Terrorism, Inc. – Part II
  17. Prophet Of Terror and “Religion Of Peace”-Part I
  18. Prophet Of Terror and “Religion Of Peace”-Part II
  19. Prophet Of Terror and “Religion Of Peace”-Part III
  20. Prophet Of Terror and “Religion Of Peace”-Part IV

 

 

 

 

Why are we apologetic about the Temple in Ayodhya?

 

It’s because the nation is not sure whether the demolition of all the temples was such a terrible crime although we do see how the Muslims react to the demolition of even one mud hut that is being used as a mosque.

 

Our cardinal sin in the past was continuous Disunity and Defeats. Since 1947 it has been to omit “PARTRITION” from our collective memory and from the timid Rashtrapati’s vocabulary.

 

There is a strategic reason for harping on the partition, for insisting on it, for remembering it. It can be summed up as follows:-

 

  1. The criminals, traitors and the guilty should NEVER be let off like this. The crime was not like stealing a bicycle but of the magnitude that is beyond human comprehension. Disappearance of ONE THIRD of country from the maps overnight is not something to forget for TEN THOUSAND YEARS. But one “dirty” barrister never even once alluded to it in his speech about his own “glow of freedom” at the precise moment of this Himalayan catastrophe that ought to have made him SWALLOW THE POISON PILL!

 

  1. It shows extreme COWARDICE of our Hindu nation that cannot even see the word in Constitution.

 

  1. Deleting it or considering PARTITION a NON EVENT puts the Muslims AGAIN in aggression mode with disastrous consequences to follow. (Their Belief, Ideology & Koran have not changed the least bit!)

 

  1. If we presume that it was a clean start of Indian history from 1947 onwards, then the Muslims will shout “Hindu militancy” even if we move to recover just one demolished temple.

 

  1. Nehru’s BOGUS and TREACHEROUS “secularism” treats the killer (Momin) and the victim (Kafir) are EQUAL. We seem to accept it!

 

  1. If we do not mention the “Second Nation” (that suddenly showed up like an OGRE at Partition) we are heading for the same CLASH as in 1947.

 

Now the “Mohammedans” are FAR MORE INTOLERANT, SAVAGES AND BRUTAL than in 1947. Now they are beheading EVEN the Americans and the British. Now they want more land for their expanding numbers. They were not like this in 1947.

 

We are seeing the liquidation of Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan only because Hindus and Muslims are, legally, equal in Bharat. WE NEED TO BE MORE POWERFUL, MORE MANLY, MORE MARTIAL in order to strike awe, if not terror, in their hearts, in order to ensure safety of Hindus in ISLAIMIC republics and even to keep their HEADS DOWN in Bharat just as the British had managed to do for 200 years. Surely we can recall the ruling LIONS and the enslaved GOATS!

 

After inflicting a crushing defeat on the Afghans and annexing KHYBER to his Kingdom, General Hari Singh Nalwa “told” the Afghans (Pathans) as to who was the boss!

 

Partition Must Be Put In Curriculum To Show That We Are A Brave Nation.

 

We need to raise memorials to the dead of 1947. A decent Hindusthan will have SIX HOLOCAUST MUSEUMS OR MEMORIALS- One for the DEAD in Sindh, one for the DEAD in Balochisan, one for the DEAD in NWFP, one for the DEAD in West Punjab, one for the DEAD in East Bengal & Sylhet (district of Assam), and one for the DEAD in Kashmir.

 

These memorials will remind us of our precious and dear ones who perished. They were not “flies and insects”! These will also tell the Muslims that THE HINDUS ARE HONOURABLE & BRAVE WHO CARE FOR THEIR DEAD. So, we shall stop receiving more dead!

 

Finally, please see how Europe is commemorating the FIRST WORLD WAR now in 2014- after 100 years.

 

To describe it all will fill several pages. In contrast, we have VACUUM with regard to the DEAD of 1946 (Noakhali) and 1947 (West Pakistan).

 

From: Nalin Parekh < >

When Sanskrit Becomes Alien And German Native In India?

“The aliens are here! We are under attack! They are loony, with loony tunes like Vande Mataram! Help!”

“They have taken out their weapons and are threatening to use their Brahmastra—Sanskrit! We are going to perish! HELP! Bring back Sonia! Bring back German, Italian, whatever, but bring the natives back!”

Yes, it was Natives vs Aliens in India last week. Such was the stupidity we experienced by way of a manufactured controversy to yet again ‘liberally‘ and ‘secularly‘ rant against the BJP government. Seriously, what’s with us? Are we Indians or Germans? Even Friedrich Max Müller, a German, was probably more Indian than most of our natives, or ‘secular’ natives. He claimed, most proudly, that he was a “Sanskrit scholar”; he wasn’t ashamed of it as some of us natives are.

(Whether he was a scholar or not is a different question, as he has been referred to as a ‘swindler’ by many including Prof Prodosh Aich who has done painstaking research on the history of India and its primary sources.)

The whole of last week, the ‘secular natives’ cried in despair: “The aliens want to send us back to the caves, where the dead and Sanskrit lie!”

So Sanskrit was a dead language! And you know who buried it? A German hired by an Englishman for the East India Company. Yes, the very English, very ‘secular natives’ of India. So Max Müller, who never set foot in India, never got any formal training in Sanskrit, becomes a ‘Sanskrit scholar’. And who did he learn Sanskrit from? Well, he read translations by Europeans.

And whom did those European translators learn the language from? From other European ‘scholars’. How did those European ‘scholars’ learn? Some claimed they learnt it themselves and others that they compiled Sanskrit dictionaries without knowing much of the language, but with the help of ‘pundits’ in Calcutta, India. But how can you learn Sanskrit yourself without a dictionary or a grammar book? And how do you compile a dictionary if you aren’t thorough in both Sanskrit and English?

Well, you see, very few Indians or Europeans questioned Max Müller’s Sanskrit scholarship back then and that tradition continues till today. So stop asking questions. It’s the white skin, stupid!

Emboldened by their newfound ‘scholarship’, they went ahead and translated our Vedas, Srimadbhagvad Gita and the Puranas, too. This is not to say there weren’t some Europeans who studied Sanskrit systematically. There were some. But our ancient texts are a repertoire of knowledge, each verse in the Rg Veda has numerous layers of wisdom hidden within and their understanding was largely superficial.

Now, whatever ‘scholars‘ like Max Müller understood, given their limited knowledge and aptitude, they wrote, and what they didn’t understand they spun a tale around. And they finally presented our goods back to us, repackaged, with a tag—brand new and improved!

It is said that Max Müller avoided visiting India for fear of facing scholars like Dayanand Sarawati. Dayanand said of Max Müller, “In a desert where nothing grows, a castor plant looks like an oak.” And of his Sanskrit and Vedic scholarship, Dayanand remarked, “He is a toddler trying to walk.”

And we worship this German, yes, a German, as a Sanskrit scholar, honour him with a centre in Lutyens Delhi, on prime land. He is a native, indeed. Like the natives who have been screaming all of last week.

When people like us, the ‘aliens’, say that we must have Sanskrit, pure and pristine, restored to a country called Bharat, the ‘natives’ scream that it is against their ‘Idea of India.’.

The roots of this idea lie in what Thomas Babington Macaulay and Max Müller did one and a half centuries ago. When they decided on this Great Sanskrit Fraud to make us their children, they knew this was the best way to sever us from the roots of our eighborion. Max Müller reportedly wrote a letter to his wife saying Indians would never get back to their 3,000-year-old roots; they would find their (new) roots through books written by him and his lik.

And so it is! As Prof Aich says, “Today we have no way of getting back to our cultural roots without reading the cock-and-bull stories of Max,” and the best part is that we don’t want to. The refrain that we can read our Sanskrit texts in English and the innocent question as to what the problem with that is overlook the fact that Sanskrit is not merely a language; it’s our history, culture and roots. What kind of an idiot would prefer German to his own roots, Sanskrit? Well, we saw multitudes of them the whole of last week, screaming, raving, ranting.

Do we even eighbo the extent of knowledge that has been denied to us due to lack of Sanskrit education? Do we understand that a language which most Indo-European languages owe their roots to went ‘dead’ because of our willingness to discard all that is Bharatiya? And the tradition continues till today, in the name of liberalism and secularism.

The ‘natives’ put forth another argument: “German is global. Sanskrit is communal.” When did German become global? When I went to sleep last night, the most spoken languages in the world were Mandarin, English, Spanish and Hindi. German didn’t figure even in the top 10. What happened overnight? If I go by the most spoken languages, shouldn’t we make Hindi our ‘global’ national language since it’s spoken by close to 500 million people?

We still faithfully believe Max Müller, who said that we needed Western culture and Christianity to save us, else we are doomed! We are not in the 19th century. We don’t need a Müller to save us. We have to stop seeking the patronage and protection of the West.

Some, of course, don’t think so. Here is what our globe-trotting secular, just back from an international destination Tihar, M.K. Kanimozhi, had to say: “Sanskrit is a Hindu language. It is not used by Muslims or Christians. So why do you want to impose it on everyone? We want an inclusive India, a secular India, an India that belongs to everyone.”

But when did Sanskrit become a Hindu language? It’s the only language that is not named after its people and country. If you were to make a small attempt to understand your own country, you will eighbo that it’s a cultural thought that unites us beyond our regional identities; it belongs to the whole of India, not to one ‘wing‘ or the other. It’s that common historical link between all of us who call ourselves Indians, but then your ‘idea of India’ does not allow you to accept that. Because this acceptance will threaten your very raison d’être in politics.

Also, whoever ‘imposed‘ Sanskrit? It was trashed, and German imposed, in typical surreptitious UPA style. In 2011, the government of the United Progressive Alliance unethically imposed German on Kendriya Vidyalayas, thus violating India’s three-language formula, which essentially means English plus two Indian languages are to be taught to children from 6th to the 8th grade. When did German become an Indian language?

Why would our government promote German, which is not even an official UN language, at the expense of 22 constitutionally eighbori Indian languages that need to be preserved as they run the risk of going extinct like hundreds of our languages already have? (See list of endangered Indian languages at the end of this article)

The reasons to do so were two: Evangelical and Economic. Some intelligence reports say Germans also sent their teachers into Maoist-infested areas to teach our people a language that even Germans don’t use while transacting business globally. And economic, clearly, in the sense that we are telling our children they must learn German, go abroad, as there is no future for anybody in this godforsaken country called India.

Then comes the rozi roti attack!

Will Europe, struggling to provide employment to its own people, hire Indians? That’s a bit of a stretch. Was the UPA government trying to mislead our kids? Why is our government encouraging export of talent? Isn’t it the job of the government to create job oppurtunities? Doesn’t the spread of Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Vedic sciences etc across the globe generate employment for us and others? It’s a fallacy that an additional language will help build commerce. Israel, China and Japan did not become economic successes because they speak more languages, but because the goods they manufacture talk the global language of consumption.

Furthermore, it’s shocking how people are judging Sanskrit for its ability to be used in jobs. That is exactly the kind of rootless ’clerks’ Macaulay wanted to breed—people unable to think beyond bread and butter and thus rendered easy to enslave by co-opting a few of them in so-called respectable jobs, and then use these few to perpetuate slavery over the masses. (For the uninitiated, there were only 80,000 Brits ever on the ground in India when India’s population was 34 crore—a ratio of 1: 4,250. It’s obvious that they ruled us in active connivance with rootless Indians).

Think of the larger issues of our national identity, our historical and eighborionl heritage that kept us going in the face of 1,000 years of invasions and slavery. There you will find the value of Sanskrit.

Sanskrit is the heart of who we are; it is what distinguishes us from other civilisations and gives us the underlying but invisible unity that has held us together for millennia.

If we lose Sanskrit completely—other than a few scholars, we have substantially lost it already—India will disintegrate. It will be like the West losing Latin, or the Chinese eighborion losing Mandarin Chinese.

Do you wait for a signal of approval from your eighbor before you express your love and respect for your parents? Look at Israel; if they can revive Hebrew, so can we. Look at the Chinese: they have made a powerhouse out of a difficult-to-learn language.

If a billion Indians agree that Sanskrit is a precious piece of our heritage, nothing that any non-Indian says to undermine Sanskrit will matter a whit. If a billion Indians are hesitant about Sanskrit, nothing that any non-Indian says in praise of Sanskrit will make an iota of difference.

The decision is solely ours, aliens!

Endangered Languages of India

A’tong, Adi, Aimol, Aiton, Aka, Anal, Angami, Angika, Ao, Apatani, Asur, Badaga, Baghati, Balti, Bangani, Bangni, Bellari, Bhadravahi, Bhalesi, Bharmauri, Bhumji, Biete, Birhor, Bodo, Brokshat, Bunan, Byangsi, Chambeali, Chang, Chokri, Churahi, Darma, Deori, Dimasa, Gadaba, Galo, Gangte, Garhwali, Gta’, Gondi, Gorum, Great Andamanese languages, Gutob, Handuri, Hill Miri, Hmar, Ho, Hrangkhol, Irula, Jad, Jangshung, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Juang, Kabui, Kachari, Kanashi, Kangdi, Karbi, Khampti, Kharia, Khasali, Khasi, Kheza, Khiamngan, Khoirao, Khowa, Kinnauri, Koch, Koda, Kodagu, Koireng, Kolami, Kom, Konda, Konyak, Koraga, Korku, Koro, Korwa, Kota, Kui, Kului, Kumaoni, Kundal Shahi, Kurru, Kuruba, Kurux, Kuvi, Lamgang, Lamongse, Langrong, Lhota, Liangmai, Limbu, Lishpa, Luro, Mahasui, Malto, Manchad, Manda, Mandeali, Mao, Mara, Maram, Maring, Mech, Meithei, Miji, Milang, Minyong, Mising, Mizo, Moyon, Mundari, Muot, Mzieme, Nahali, Naiki, Nihali, Nocte, Nruanghmei, Nyishi, Onge, Padam, Padri, Paite, Pangvali, Parji, Pasi, Pengo, Phom, Pochuri, Pu, Purik, Purum, Rabha, Remo, Rengma, Rongpo, Ruga, Sanenyo, Sangtam, Sentinelese, Sherdukpen, Shompen, Simi, Singpho, Sirmaudi, Sora, Spiti, Tagin, Tai Nora, Tai Phake, Tai Rong, Takahanyilang, Tamang, Tangam, Tangkhul, Tangsa, Tarao, Thado, Tiwa, Toda, Toto, Tulu, Turi, Wancho, Yimchungru, Zangskari and Zeme.

-Sumedha Sarvadaman

Sumedha Sarvadaman is an advertising professional based in Delhi. The views expressed are personal.

Akbar the Tyrant Ruler – Hindi

From: Sanjay Kadia < >
Date: 26 October 2014 00:29
Pakistan converting POK into a terror training region

The world recognises Pakistan today as epicenter for global terrorism. Currently its army is using terrorism as proxy wars against India, Afghanistan, Iran while at the same time directlyinvovling in shelling of innocent villagers across all its neighbours borders.

ISIS dreams of becoming what Pakistan has already become – A global extremist state where beheadings of humans is common and division in the name of islam is enshrined in the constituion.
Watch “pakistani punjabi ISI Terror Camps in pakistan occupied kashmir” on YouTube
 
Watch “Who really controls Pakistan?” on YouTube

Kind Regards,

Sanjay Kadia 

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