“If You are Not with Us, You are Against Us…” Do we remember these lines by a seasoned politician? How did we react then? I remember meeting someone “big” in India, and he was, then, very clear in his mind: This is not the way our Hindu mind works. A Hindu shall never ever say …
Those who talk about Hindu-“ism” and connect its future with external conditions are actually degrading the Hindu Dharma. They have not understood the meaning, the power, and the strength of Dharma. They have no inkling whatsoever of what Dharma Force is. First and foremost, we must always remember that Sanatana Hindu Dharma is not an …
The Hindu Mind is, perhaps, the only mind that does not put itself on the highmost pedestal and claims to be the highest. It is willing to accept the possibility of higher minds, indeed, a myriad of higher minds. Thus, a Hindu accepts the possibility of not just one God, but a myriad of Gods …
In a Recent Interview, Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a senior Indian politician, stated that he was not a Rama Bhakta, a devotee of Lord Rama, the Hero of the epic Ramayana – but, a Hindu Bhakta. And, that his fascination with Rama was because of the ideals he stood for, which were the Hindu Ideals.
Arjuna of Yesteryears was Confused, but humble. He was willing to lower his head before his mentor, who was also his cousin and charioteer, and beseeched him: “I am confused, I know not which way to go, please guide me, please show me the way.”
There was a Time when Sanskrit was almost forgotten. Nobody cared to learn the language. Now, thanks to the Hinduttva wave, there is an interest in Sanskrit. Many have turned to Sanskrit greetings for various occasions. Good, commendable.
Let Us Go Back to the Times of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The term “Hindu” did not exist then. We were not divided as we now are, both geographically and Dharma-cally (just coined a new word). We all were people of the planet, the Earth People. We revered Mother Nature. We respected the forces and elements of Nature.
Making Rounds in Various Hindu Groups, the message under the above picture is very clear: Stop slaughtering animals. Dharma does not depend upon such bloody rituals. The Sacred Fire of Yajna – prescribed by the Dharma texts -is to burn away our negative traits and tendencies.
Since Dharma is NOT a Belief System that requires unquestioning blind faith, it cannot depend upon an individual or an institution for its survival. It is nobody’s monopoly. In our ignorant zeal, however, we often fall into the trap of believing so.
Fanaticism in Any Form is Against the Hindu Spirit. We may justify our fanaticism in the name of Dharma, to save Dharma, to stop the Hindus being converted to, what we normally refer to as “other faiths” and embracing “other belief systems”.
The question is: How do we save Dharma,