“THE SPIRIT OF HINDU RELIGION”
By Deva Samaroo < >
(Note – The inserts in italics are by skanda987)
What makes Hindu religion so great that, it survived nearly 1000 years of barbarian Arab oppression and retained its very existence? Tolerant Hindu faith is the soul of humanity and symbols of coexistence philosophy. (Tolerance of adharma is adharma and cowardice.) Under brutal Arab persecution Hindus in number never took sward; rather adjusted with the situation. (Rajputs, Marathaas, Sikhs, and others did fight against the invaders; but unfortunately there was no unity at national level even when there was (is) unity culturally.)In the middle age SRI CHAITTANYA Mahaprabhu preached tolerant VAISHNAV religion against barbarian Arab doctrine. [Vishnavism (the Bhakti panth/yoga) is with us since the time of Sanat Kumaras and Narad, theu sond of Bhrhmaa. The first Vaishnav Aacharya after Shankaracharya was Ramanujacharya in the period 1117 to 1137. Sri Chaitanya who appeared about 500 years ago was not tolerant as you describe. When the Muslim Kazi prohibited sankirtan parties in public, he did satyaagraha against him, and won. So, Gandhi was not the first to do satyaagraha. His follower – Bhakti-vedanta Swami Prabhupad has spread Krishna bhakti all over the world as predicated by Chaitanya. Prabhupad strongly debated against the Christian missionaries and no one could defeat him in the debate.] This may look as cowardly approach of Hindus, but in long term HINDUS survived and the doctrine of terror has evaporated from Indian society. Pakistan was created with the doctrine of hate against Hindus/ infidels in 1947, but bleeding with suicide bomb and gun fire every day.
Hitler raised Germany to a supper power from the ashes of 1st World war by preaching despise against Jews and grabbing their assets, but died like a dog in a bunker with no formal burial. After 2nd World War Joseph Stalin rebuilt Russia into a super power with slave labor and despise to the West and capitalism. China at present is following the same foot step of USSR to become super power, and may have the same consequences like USSR in near future. USSR evaporated and fell into pieces after defeat in Afghanistan. We saw the same consequences of Ottoman Empire after 1st World war. Ottoman Empire was also created with blood and sward and was defeated by the West with blood and sward (gun). Terror in long term never survives; it only succeeds in short term. (Islam however is different. It’s 1400 years life is full of terror, rapes, loots, wars, invasions, and conversions. We the Vedics are suffering from Islam since 1000 years. Now we need unity to purge Islam out of the Vedic desh, and make Bhaarat a Vedic state.)
After the end of cold war and defeat of USSR in Afghanistan, world observed an abrupt rise of radical Islam all over under the leadership of Bin Laden (Al-Qaida). Although US Navy seals killed Bin Laden in the fortress of Pakistan military camp after long ten years chasing, yet the doctrine of despise to other faith is still vive rent among the Arab followers. World is divided in two parts, one part is the followers of Islam and other part is the Infidels/ non Muslims as described by Islam. There might be a decisive war between the followers of terror and peace in near future. (Yes, we need it in Bhaarat; and there are non violent ways to fight, but violent war is the last option if nothing works. So, the Vedic need to get prepared well while pursuing non-violent ways like economic boycott of the Muslims till they give up Islam.) Without defeating either of the one doctrine the peace will not come permanently. [Not correct. The asuric forces need to be defeated. If all the powers are crooks, there cannot be peace. Just see, the Muslims kill each other as well (but all kill us)].
It is no secret that jihad is aimed to kill or convert all non Muslim of the planet to ensure their space in the haven is the secret responsibility of all the Muslims. (Secret only till they are 15% of the population.) Moderate Islam has been weakening and Sufism is almost evaporated from the society. Religion is ones individual private belief (per the Vedas only), but in all Muslim majority country government and state performs that religious responsibility and encourages conversion by creating disparity in state privileges’. (This is because Islam does not separate religion and politics of daily life like Christianity. The Vedic dharma also does not separate dharma and rajkaaraN, but dharma does not tell us to force dharma on others. That is the value of the Vedic dharma which actually is universal religion for mankind.) Some time the disparity comes with infidel tax (JIJIYA TAX) or enemy property act (vested property act).
Despise and disparity initially begins against infidels and then spreads over their own society in the name of Shea, Kadiani, and Sunni sectarian conflict. The spree of blood in the Jihadist mind set never stops until death. Reforms in despise doctrine by secular education and preaching tolerance can abort another great world war like disaster. (Until the law forces them to give up Islam, this is not possible. Unfortunately the current constitution of Bhaarat is anti-Veddic, and so it is anti majority, and pro Islam and Pro- Christianity. This needs to be amended.)
Hindu (i.e. the Vedic) is the only religion which was not preached by any men or prophet, but is given by God Himself), it’s a way of life with complete social code. (To say it is not a religion is not correct and cannot help us at all. It is a universal religion for mankind, and that is why it is called dharma. It is not organized like the anti-Vedic religions. But we need to organize and unite now against them.) The most reasonable question in all human being is where from they have come and where they will go after death. To search answer of this inevitable question man started worshipping nature for fear of unknown. For consolation many doctrine has emerged in the society with different views. Orthodox people make offensive comments about worshiping Deities and sometime decimate those deities with fanatic views. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Sikhs all they worship some figure or object. Muslims performs prayer facing the stone square KABHA which is also an object.
That means there are similarities in prayers between the believers. Muslims pray facing KABHA and others facing their deities like Jesus, Buddha, and Guru Nanak ext. Some prays looking at the sky or blindfolded. During prayer one need to concentrate on an imaginary object, it could be a black stone or human figure. Prayer is a means of meditation which is scientific and helps grow your patience & tolerance level. In some culture prayer is used to preach despise to other faith, which helps men to become animal. During crisis men goes to warship for mental and psychological console. Hindu dharma created the Vedic culture which includes food habit also, disease and treatment as described in the VEDAS especially AYURVEDA.
In cave age agriculture was unknown to mankind and hunting was the only source of living. (There was no cave age in Bhaarat; there are not many caves.)
Rituals and festivals began in early Hindu civilization when male used to return from hunting in groups, the females remained busy in cooking those prey for their love ones. (Not typical of Bhaarat.) While serving food celebrations began with some social activities which later turned in to festival. Behind every festival there is a reason, which has come from the human necessity. During festival people from around come together to exchange their views and share each other’s excess item/commodities. Our ancestors began their business by exchanging item with item and later on with minarets, gold, silver etc. Silver and gold coin was replaced by bank note granted by the tribal chief or administrator.
All this festival helps grow local economy, harmony with neighbor and share their wealth with each other. Hindus has more festival then others which helped their community economy moving without outside support, there are saying that, Hindus has thirteen festivals in twelve months, in fact festivals are much more then thirteen. Due to more rituals/ festivals, Hinds are by nature more tolerant than others. Violence and divorce are very rarely seen in Hindu society. To-day the West has adopted RAKSHAA BANDHAN as friend ship day and many days’ like father day, mother day, valentine day etc to add more festival in their cultural life. The community which has less festival is cruel by nature and unkind to its neighbor. (It is not festival, but the religion itself.) Due to lack festival in the society man becomes unsocial, robotic and ruthless. Importance of festival in life is very important which not only creates friendship and social bondage but also helps develop social relation. Jihadist doesn’t allow cultural activities like song, dance, painting and sculptures. (This because Islam says so.)
In rural area MELA (CARNIVAL) is organized during festivals for villagers to market their products. Man can’t live without rituals, although some fundamentalist believers are against such festival activities in the society. Festivals will hinder the fundamentalists’ animalization process. Only an animal can kill another animal, human never bites another human, and the creator didn’t gave men hunting teeth like tiger, so the policy of fundamentalists is to create more animals in the society to establish their ideology of terror. DURGA PUJA is the greatest festival of Bengali culture, all including Hindus enjoy this festival the most and share love and joy with others. The traditional SANAATAN DHARMA doesn’t encourage conversion to their faith from other religion. Due to this non reactive approach HINDUS have maintained harmony with other religions for centuries. (However, the Hindus are the target for the anti-Vedics for conversion. This we need to resist strongly and successfully.)
By practicing such harmonious philosophy HINDUS have successfully retained their 5000 years old culture even after many barbarians attack. Under occupation by barbarians HINDUS accepted humiliating JIJIYA TAX and protected their culture rather than spilling blood. (This was cowardice. Dharma does not tell to surrender to asuras like this.) These were only possible due to non violent culture and unconditional faith in SANAATAN DHARMA. MAHATMA GANDHI proved that non violent SATYAGRAHA is more powerful than weapon. NELSON MANDELA and MARTIN LUTHER KING followed GANDHji’S non violence philosophy and they succeeded in their effort like liberating South Africa peacefully. (Non violence works only against those who have some human decency or value. It cannot work against Islam or Hitlers or Ben Ladins or Idi Amins.) It’s time for PALESTINIANS to consider GANDHIji’S AHIMSA non violence philosophy and help liberate their people from any occupation. In last 60 years of suicidal bombings and JIHADI activities didn’t help the PALESTINIANS cause, rather caused more suffering to their people. (What are the ways to help the anti-Vedics to help them become Vedics?)Everyone has a right to exist and the Ancient HINDU WAY has proven right. Many THEOCRATIC RELIGIONs need to examine their activities, and do their activities such that the world can be peaceful. Adopt the HINDU WAY of life is the answer.
Many westerns are now studying HINDUISM and its spiritual strength; they started comparing HINDUISM with other faiths for their intolerance. In the environment of true secularism of Europe and America many intolerant faiths and cults had mushroom growth in the last century. (what specifically?) They are now threatening the very existence of secularism in Europe and America and the World. (Who, except Islam, and communism, are threatening secularism?) HINDUS are fortunate by birth for their tolerant culture; HINDUS don’t encourage conversion from other faith or never forced their religion on others. (Yes, and the also need to understand dharma first, live per it correctly, and then know how to debate with the anti-Vedics.)
“THIS IS WHY HINDU FAITH IS THE GREATEST”.