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ISKCON Cow University for total Protection of Cow progeny and sustainable development.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 16, 2014

ISKCON Cow University (Gau Vishwavidyalaya)  for the research of total Protection of Cow progeny and sustainable development. Cow slaughter is a nefarious conspiracy to lead a socio-cultural and agricultural (Rishi-Krushi sanskriti) doom in Bharat. Hindu Existence Forum extensively supports this spiritual project. 

Now, a cow university for Guntur (Andhra Pradesh). 

PanchgavyaMN Samdani | TNN | Gantur | Jul 12, 2014:: After IIT, IIM and AIIMS, Andhra Pradesh is going to be feathered with a rare project.

A first-of-its-kind university dedicated to conserving cows is coming up in Guntur.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) has planned to set up a cow university near Kondaveedu where it is constructing a prestigious Krishna temple. The very idea behind the setting up of a cow university is to protect aging cows while providing employment to illiterate village youth.

“This is for the first time in the world that a university to teach how to earn while conserving disappearing cows is being set up,” Iskcon representative Ravindra Krishna told TOI.

He said that they would be launching a gosala (shelter for cows) costing Rs. 1 crore at Kondaveedu on July 13 and works for setting up the university would begin soon.

“Cow is a wonderful gift given by God to the humankind. It would keep helping us earn till its death,” he explained.

He also said that they would teach how to make medicines and other value addition products even from cowdung and the urine of an aged cow, adding that a youth could make at least Rs 30,000 per month if he could acquire 20 old cows which were being sent to slaughterhouses. 

He said that Guntur district was chosen for the project because farmers here were using high quantities of pesticides causing severe damage to the health of humankind. He said that such pesticides could be replaced with bio-pests made of cow products.

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Iskcon South India chief, Satyagopinath Das said that Puri Jagannath Rathyatra would be conducted in Guntur from Iskcon temple to Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram on July 14.

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In search of continuous Hindu Civilization through Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 9, 2014

Mahabharat historian gets research reins

Ramayana - MahabharataBASANT KUMAR MOHANTY | The Telegraph | New Delhi, July 2, 2014::  A retired history professor who has written articles arguing that stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharat are truthful accounts of events that took place has been named chief of the ICHR, the government agency to promote historical research.

Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, whose interests include Vedic literature, Sanatana Dharma and Bharatiya Sanskriti, set the tone for his three-year tenure after taking charge on Saturday.

Under his leadership, the Indian Council of Historical Research, he told The Telegraph, should take up projects to rewrite ancient history to establish the “continuous Indian civilisation”, including the period of the two epics.

“The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence. Excavations cannot be done in many places since people are living there and you cannot evict them,” Rao said from Warangal, Telangana.

Rao, who taught history at Warangal’s Kakatiya University, has written several articles seeking to establish that stories of the Puranas and particularly the Ramayan and theMahabharat are truthful accounts of historical events.

“A lot of historical material has come through cultural, anthropological, archaeological and ethnographic studies in the last 60 years about the continuous Indian civilisation. The findings can be compiled by researchers. I think the ICHR should support historians interested in doing work on these aspects,” he said.

Rao, a member of the ICHR council when the previous NDA government was in power at the Centre, said studies might be conducted to understand the social system and cultural values during the period of the two epics. He also said archaeological evidence suggesting early habitation in Ayodhya could be traced back to the 8th century BC.

Sri Yellapragada Sudershan Rao - Historian and Indologist.

Sri Yellapragada Sudershan Rao – Historian and Indologist.

The latest excavations conducted after a court directive at the Ramjanmabhoomi site some years ago did reveal ruins of a basement of a big-columned monument on which the Babri mosque was built. Stone pillars and door-jambs with Hindu motifs used in the construction of the mosque were also found, as were images of Hindu deities below the ground at the disputed site.

Asked what the solution to the dispute should be, Rao said: “Historians need not give any solution. Historians present historical materials and the government has to take the decision.”

Rao said the ICHR had, over the last two decades, mainly focused its research projects on the modern and the colonial period. Before 1990, however, when R.S. Sharma and Irfan Habib were chairpersons, the council had undertaken several projects on early history.

“Even during R.S. Sharma’s tenure, they were using Marxist tools. Cultural aspects were not given attention. History should be comprehensive, not driven by any political thought,” Rao said.

By Marxist tools, Rao said, he meant studies entirely focused on the analysis of economic and material aspects, not culture, art or religion.

The new ICHR chief said a lot of archaeological material and literature were stored in archives in other countries and the agency should take the initiative to get at least copies of such works.Rao said he has not been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh but loves the country and nationalist ideas. “I love the country and the culture. As a historian, I feel that history should tell people about their culture and civilisation.”

After taking over, Rao put out a message on the ICHR website where he conveyed “deep gratitude” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and human resource development minister Smriti Irani for choosing him for the position.  [Courtesy: The Telegraph Kolkata].

Related: NASA Images Find 1,750,000 Year Old Man-Made Bridge:: The Hindustan Times; 10-10-2002.

Photos no proof of Ram Setu: NASA:: The Hindustan Times; 14-09-2007.

‘Viman’ image found on 3,000-year-old rock art in Chhattisgarh; Links to Ramayana:: HJS;06-07-2013.

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Modi Govt must dismantle all anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO handles.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 8, 2014

Will the Modi Govt dismantle the large & complex anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO set up?

~ Rajiv Malhotra. 

Ancient India - The base of Modern societyHRD, the Department of Human Resources Development alone controls the following well funded institutions where anti-Hindu scholars thrive and from where they project influence far and wide.

ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Sciences Research): The entire Council and various Committees are filled/dominated by secular and pseudo-sec leaders, right from the chairman down. They research by targeting Hinduism to explain human rights abuses, women abuses, child abuse, minority abuse, promoting Dalitism, pseudo-secularism, fragmentation, breaking India elements, etc. They run powerful journals, conferences, select/influence PhD dissertation themes, funding of scholars, international travel to make their team into big shots, get them awards like Padam Shree and Padam Bhushan, etc. Hence the brand building of those on their ideology.

ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research): Apex funding agency for research on Indian history. This is where Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib types got bred and nurtured, boosted into international stars each with his own parampara.

NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training): The junior level of textbook writing. There are many Hindus who are only targeting this (naively) but unless the rest of the mechanisms are dismantled any change in textbooks will be temporary at best. Many other organizations like Indian council of philosophical research, societies that govern research on psychology, human rights, women issues, etc. Other govt supported intellectual nexuses include:

ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations): It is mainly operated by Karan Singh. ICCR gave away 1000s of crores to set up India studies chairs in 100+ locations worldwide. Gave the plum jobs to secularists, anti-Hindus, Dalitists,  Islamists, and other cronies of the old regime. This was the equivalent of getting an ambassador posting for a scholar of the humanities/social sciences. Some like the famous chair in oxford cost as much as $5 million each. Nehru centers worldwide and similar institutions are run by this org in delhi. I also knew the prior head Pawan Varma (who released BEING DIFFERENT but later joined some regional party…). I know that ICCR very well and have studied for 15 years what they funded, implications, politics etc.

ASI (Archaeological Survey of India): Tragic agreement with USA to allow them to infiltrate Indian archaeological discoveries just as the USA has done for Pakistan. Ironically the door got finally opened for the USA at Baroda University in Gujarat during Modi’s tenure. I posted a lot on this in the past and Dilip Chakrabarti of Cambridge wrote petitions complaining but never got any response. Many issues exist – why no public disclosure of findings at Qutab Minar, basement of Taj Mahal, Dwarka submarine/underwater excavations, etc…?

There are numerous other govt bodies like so-called Minorities Commission full of such notorious scholars.

I could go on but here just want to give a glimpse of the scale of the problem. If govt asked me for a comprehensive paper I could do it but dont want to waste time just restating what I wrote many times before.

There are major universities where Vice Chancellors need to be replaced. You expect a place like BHU to be very Hindu, but Infinity Foundation has had official dealings with BHU and held many events for my work. The profs tell me that since the present VC came, they squeezed anything sounding too Hindu, and now they cannot risk being branded “saffron”. You can imagine what its like in other universities.

BOTTOM LINE: Stop naming JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru university)  as the only one place with this problem. Those who write JNU as the problem are persons who are 20 years obsolete. The same problem is true of Delhi University, Calcutta University, Jamia Milia University, and 100s of other places. Localizing the problem trivializes it. Know the data and then do a diagnostic properly. It will take 500 Vice Chancellors and top level (Provost, Dean, Deptt chairs) appointments to clean this snake pit of academic Hinduphobia.

Then there are 100+ major anti-Hindu NGOs that require their top level trustees/management committees replaced.

In total the MINIMUM requirement for new scholars/intellectual appointments to get rid of Hinduphobia (not counting the media and other institutions here) is between 2,000 and 4,000 persons.

Where will these scholars come from?

Has anyone done global thinking of this problem with rigor, competence, backup? (I have been doing my own tracking of conceptual issues and my database of people who ought to be blacklisted is 700+ and there are many more to add. So far I shared this only with one man who promised to get it to the right place – lets see.)

My concern is that new folks will get appointed just to get friends/family of the new power structure inside the door. This will backfire just as it did in NDA-1 when not a single change they brought was sustained after NDA-1 fell. Part of the reason was that many mediocre people got appointed.

Rajiv Malhotra copyQUESTION: Do you want to serve Hindu dharma or a particular political institution? Big difference in how you make decisions. While its great that a cancerous party got defeated, it must (1) get removed completely, and (2) replaced by competent persons and not one set of cronies replaced by another set of cronies.

Even more important than replacing persons is replacing the discourse/intellectual lens: 
What is the content of the message that must get removed and whats the new content? This does not get developed overnight. Have the govt done this? Are there position papers for the Hindu public to review and comment? What I read in various Hindu celebrations shows lack of this understanding. I see too much emphasis on asking for change of mere symbolism. That is easy to do and will make many uninformed people happy; but its superficial and will NOT change the deep intellectual structures in the mindset. Institutional mechanisms must change and not just personalities. I don’t want to stick my nose in other people’s affairs, but want to express the state of affairs that needs to be faced squarely. This is a mammoth task and I wish the government the very best. We Hindus are counting on them to deliver. This opportunity came after lots of sacrifice by many people, and we cannot afford to miss the window of opportunity that might not come again if we fail this time. The risk now is that those in power might chase symbolic victories that have limited benefit and can get easily reversed later when the pendulum moves again.

  • Rajiv Malhotra is a top Indian root intellectual based in USA and the reputed writer/co-writer of the books:   Being DifferentAn Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines, Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America and others. 
  • Write-up collected from RajivMalhotraDiscussion@yahoogroups.com via Smt Sucheta Sinhal.

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Shubh Deepavali 2013.

Posted by hinduexistence on November 2, 2013

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । 
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । 
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । 
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of Self). Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge). Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
शुभ दीपावली ~ उपानन्द ब्रह्मचारी एवम हिन्दु अस्तित्व (फोरम) परिवार ॥ 
Shubh Deepavali ~ Upananda Brahmachari and Hindu Existence (Forum) Family.

Shubh Deepavali -Hindu Existence

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Struggle for Hindu Rashtra is based upon unique uniformity and spiritual solidarity.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 11, 2013

Important requirements for establishment of Hindu Rashtra ! : H. H. Dr. Athavale.

।। .जयतु .जयतु .हिंदुराष्ट्रम् ।।

HJS | Ashadh Shuklapaksha 2, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 | 10 July 2013 ::  The second all-India Hindu Convention was recently held at Ramnathi, Goa. Let us see the necessary points pro-Hindus activists who participated in the Convention are required to imbibe.

‘Samashti (collective)’ destiny of Hindus is responsible for such miserable condition of Hindus and spiritual practice (sadhana) is the only solution to change the same !  

Deeds of previous and present birth decide destiny and fate of every person. Establishment of Hindu Rashtra is not associated with destiny of one person but it is associated with destiny of all Hindus from Hindustan so also Hindus living abroad. The present miserable condition of Hindus is due to ‘Raja’ and ‘Tama’ pre-dominant Hindu rulers, leaders and people and their selfish, narrow-minded and demonic nature which is the root cause of such wretched condition.

Destiny of Hindus is dependent on their deeds. There is only one way for changing such destiny. Hindus need to discard their selfish and narrow-mindedness and instead of thinking only about self and family, they need to think about welfare of all Hindus. For this, rulers, leaders and people need to become ‘sattvik’ which can happen only by Hindus getting ‘Dharma-shikshan’, their abiding by Dharma and undertaking spiritual practice. It will change their destiny and establishment of Hindu Rashtra will be achieved easily. This is the path of action (Karma-marg).

If spiritual practice can entail God realization; it will surely help in achieving establishment of Hindu Rashtra !

In Hindu Dharma, 3 main paths of God Realization have been advocated which are – ‘Karma-Yoga’, ‘Bhakti –Yoga (Path of Devotion)’ and ‘Dnyan Yoga (Path of Knowledge)’. If these paths can be followed for attaining God; these paths can certainly help in establishment of Hindu Rashtra !

A] Karma-Yoga

While doing any deed as per ‘Karma-Yoga’, it should be remembered that ‘Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam (Srimat Bhagavat Geeta- Chapter 2- Verse-50) which means every good deed should be done with skill, in perfect manner as it is ‘Yoga’.

B] Bhakti-Yoga

Bhakti-Yoga means surrendering to Deities. Shiva is the Deity of Bharat. As per the present times, Bhagavan Srikrushna is the Deity to be worshiped for establishment of Dharma / righteousness, protection of virtuous and destruction of evil; therefore, worshipping Bhagavan Shiva and Srikrushna, chanting their names and praying everyday for establishment of Hindu Rashtra is ‘Bhakti-Yoga’. With the grace of Bhagavan Shiva, our Hindu Convention was held at Ramnathi i.e. a Shiva Temple.

C] Dnyan – Yoga

Study Srimat Bhagavat Geeta, Saints’ literature, Sanatan’s Holy books and follow the principles explained in them. With the study of spirituality, your perspective towards life will change, you will be able to clarify doubts of others, guide them and acquire spiritual strength.

Points to be remembered by people who are working for ‘Hinduttva’

Pro-Hindu activists have yearning to establish Hindu Rashtra. They are leaders and representatives of people. Bhagavan Srikrushna has said in Geeta

यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठः तत्तदेवेतरो जनः । स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते ॥  -Srimat Bhagavat Geeta, Chapter 3, verse 21

Meaning : Behaviour of leaders, revered persons and Saints is followed by other people; whatever is said by them, is taken by people as the yardstick and people behave accordingly.

Pro-Hindu activists should remember points given below while following the guidance given during all-India Hindu Convention.

1] Study ‘Dharma-grantha’/ Holy Scriptures, Bhagavat Geeta and Sanatan’s Holy books.

2] Chant the names of Bhagavan Srikrushna and Shiva, worship and pray for establishment of Hindu Rashtra.

3] Abide by Dharma. Your behavior should be such that it is kept by people as ideal.

4] Devote at least one hour every day for Rashtra and Dharma and if possible, give all time for this and complete your ‘samashti sadhana’.

5] Bhagawan Sriram and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj are our ideals. Study their life history and adopt those principles. Netaji Subhashchandra Bose used to say that ‘if 40 crores Hindus raise acclamation of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, the British would leave India in a day.’ Hindu Rashtra will be established when we follow this advice.

Brothers and sisters ! Let us all, who took part in all-India Hindu Convention i.e. leaders from various regions, journalists, thinkers, advocates and Saints, unite under the leadership of Bhagavan Srikrushna, let us merge with each other. Let us give up small identities of our organizations, Sects and nurture identity of Hindu Rashtra and Hindu Dharma i.e. nurture patriotism and respect for our Dharma; take oath for sacrificing our body, mind and wealth for establishment of Hindu Rashtra.

If you need any assistance or guidance, rest assured that Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti would always stand firmly behind you. Blessings of Bhagavan Srikrushna are always with us.

Jayatu Jayatu Hindu Rashtram.

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Aum is universal medicine for All.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 21, 2013

Aum is medicine, not just mantra.

AumPramila Krishnan | Deccan Chronicle | Chennai::  Abdul Khader chants ‘Aum’ 30 times during his walk at Gill Nagar park every morning and swears it has significantly helped in healing his acute arthritic pain.

“I used to pray seated in a chair because of acute knee pain from arthritis acquired from long hours of doing business standing. Thanks to the yoga asanas, breathing exercises and the chanting of ‘Aum’, I am now able to kneel on the mat for my namaz five times a day,” said the 50-year-old grocer of MMDA colony in the city, talking excitedly about the wholesome healing experienced at the government yoga and naturopathy college hospital near Anna arch.

“When the doctors explained that chanting ‘Aum’ is not religious but provides therapeutic gain, I readily agreed to follow that. I am happy I did it,” Khader told Deccan Chronicle.

Dr Kanimozhi, assistant professor of yoga, says she had prescribed ‘Aum’ chanting for even cancer patients, along with other naturopathy medicines. “The chant controls the secretion of stress hormones and acts as a pain reliever. It is scientific as the chant creates a neuro and psycholinguist effect while a positive aura forms around your body when you do it.”

There are several patients at the hospital — including Muslims and Christians — who have benefited from chanting ‘Aum’, prescribed along with yoga asanas and nature healers, and gained relief from ailments such as pain, insomnia, stress, stuttering and other speech difficulties.

The case of 55-year-old Edwin, a senior army officer tormented by ankylosing spondylitis for over a year, is another example. He has healed from chanting ‘Aum’ and practising asanas and breathing exercises.

“Edwin’s case sheet reveals that after two months of practice, he could flex his joints and his sleep cycle got normal,” said Dr P. Prabhu, expressing happiness that more and more patients are turning to ‘Aum’ and other natural healers.

Courtesy: DC.

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BE A KALKI TO DESTROY ALL EVILS…. LET’S ALL BE VIRTUAL HINDU FUNDAMENTALISTS.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 18, 2013

Let’s All be Hindu Fundamentalists. 

by Maria Wirth.

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Religious fundamentalists are on the rise and that is bad for our societies. Most people will agree on this. Yet few examine who religious fundamentalists are. Obviously, such persons would want to stick to the fundamentals of their religion. They want to live a life that is advocated in their holy books and would please their God. Now, since religious fundamentalists pose a problem, does it mean that the fundamentals of religions are bad for our societies? Let’s look at the three biggest religions:

Concerning Christianity, fundamentalists believe that God has revealed himself in the Bible and sent his only begotten son to earth to save all mankind. They believe in the first commandment: ‘You shall have no other gods before me’. Therefore, all humanity has to believe in the God of the Bible and his only son, Jesus Christ. Those who do not do so, will end up in hell. “Go out into the world”, is a central tenet of the Christian faith and fundamentalists consider it as their duty to convert as many ‘heathens’ as possible to Christianity by whatever means.

Concerning Islam, fundamentalists believe that Islam is the only true religion and Allah the only true God who wants the whole world to submit to Him. Those who do not become Muslims will go to hell. It is a central tenet and keeps recurring in the Quran. Fundamentalists see it as their duty to make all of humanity accept Islam and often take literally commandments in the Quran like “Strike terror in the hearts of unbelievers.”

Concerning Hinduism, fundamentalists believe that Brahman (other names are allowed and in use) is the one true God. However, Brahman is not a personal God who saves those who believe in Him and damns all others. Rather, Brahman is the most subtle conscious essence that permeates everything and everyone, never mind, which religion he follows or whether he is an atheist. “Atman is Brahman” or “one’s own Self is God”, the Vedas proclaim.

Now, all religions claim that there is only one Highest, one ‘true God’ in English or one ‘Allah’ in Arabic or one ‘Brahman’ in Sanskrit. And of course there is only one Highest/ God – the almighty, all knowing presence that is responsible for the existence of the universe. How can it be otherwise? Hindus, however, often don’t understand that Christians as well as Muslims are really convinced that their one true God, respectively Allah, saves only the brothers and sisters of their own faith and sends all others as heathen or infidels into hell. This conviction is indeed difficult to understand for humans with a normal reasoning capacity. Yet if one grows up hearing repeatedly that only one’s own faith is true and other people are bad because they don’t accept this, it may actually make sense. It happened to me as a child – it made sense that only we Christians go to heaven, because we have been chosen by God…

So we have a situation in the world where Christianity and Islam, each one over a billion strong, rival with each other: “Our God alone is true! If you don’t believe it, you go to hell.” And the other group counters, “No. Our God alone is true! And if you don’t believe it you go to hell.”

One could laugh it off if it were not so serious. Fundamentalists stick to this belief – and unfortunately, the official clergy of both religions uphold it, as well. It is naturally a cause for great friction in the world.

Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma, as it used to be called) does not take part in this one-upmanship. It is ancient. It was there long before Christianity or Islam appeared on the scene. In Hinduism, Brahman is not a male entity who watches over us from somewhere. It is inside everyone, conscious, living and loving. It will always give another chance until everyone realises his true being and merges in Brahman, which may take many lives. The Hindu scriptures proclaim, “Humanity is one family”. “Brahman permeates the smallest as well as the biggest.” “Thou art That.” “Brahman is not what your mind thinks but That by which the mind is capable to think.” “See God in everyone.” “Respect nature.”

Maria Wirth

And they lead us in prayer: “May we be protected together, may we be nourished together, may we work together with great vigour, may our study be enlightening, may no obstacle arise between us.” “Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides.” “May everyone be happy”, and so on.

Many Hindus, too, don’t know these fundamentals of their religion and believe it is all about rituals, worshipping their favourite aspect of God to get their wishes fulfilled and celebrating festivals. They don’t realise that Hinduism is the only religion that is all inclusive. It does not set one group of people against all the others. It is also not opposed to science and does not only allow using one’s intelligence but encourages to do so.

Maybe that is the reason why in the west, Hinduism is sometimes even missing when the world religions are listed, as for westerners, a religion is apparently not a religion if it is not based on unverifiable dogmas, especially the one that sets it apart from other religions and which is so harmful for a harmonious living together of all humanity. Is it not about time for us in the 21th century to scrap such unverifiable, harmful fundamentals that set up one group of people against another group?

The best option is to follow the Hindu fundamentals. So let’s be Hindu fundamentalists who see God in everyone, also in animals and in nature. Our world would benefit.

Courtesy: MARIAWIRTHBLOG.

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Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi. Chant Ramraksha Stotram. It’s not just a chant. It’s Powerful and Blissful.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 19, 2013

Jai Sri Ram

Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi to all.

Ramraksha stotra: Not just a divine chant.

Barkha Mathur | Nagpur | TNN | Apr 19, 2013:: The nine days of ChaitraNavratri, from GudiPadwa till Ram Navami, are filled with chants of Ramrakshastotra. The same can be heard at temples, homes and in groups, as people come together for collective recitals.

Considered to be one of the most sacred chants, it has tremendous powers to protect a devout from evil, says Prafulla Nandangiri, secretary of Bhonsla Ved Shala in Mahal. “There are a total of 38 shlokas, of which some like the 35th one is ‘siddha’. Reciting it can provide mental strength to a person, by making him feel fearless,” he says. This is a siddha stotra for complete protection of body and when read 1,300 times, it can destroy all dangers that a person may be facing, says Nandangiri.

“Ramraksha is also considered to be good for a newborn child and the new mother, and is read out while tying the black thread around the neck of an infant,” he says, adding that there are different rhythms for reciting it.

“The stotra focuses on all parts of the body and invokes Lord Ram to protect them. So, it is recited for children and also for those afflicted with some disease,” explains Kapil Chandrayan, a student of astrology. For best results, it should be read in Sanskrit for the vibrations that emanate through chanting of these sacred mantras, suggests Chandrayan.

Recitals of Ramraksha stotra are considered good during Chaitra Navratri as at this time god is present with all his powers in the sanctum sanctorum of temples, says Prasad Joshi, who is studying scriptures. “I recite the Ramraksha stotra as it helps me to master incantation of different chants. It has been written with anushtup chan as its poetic meter, which is a four-part mantra with 32 letters in one stanza. During these nine days, reading and reciting these sacred mantras is very effective.” <Read details here.>

[Courtesy: TOI].

ॐ 
राम रामेति रामेति,
रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं,
रामनाम वरानने ॥
Raam Raameti Raameti,
Rame Raame Manorame |
Sahasra-naama Taththulyam,
Raama-naama Varaanane ||

THE POWER OF RAMRAKSHA STOTRAM.

The Complete Ramraksha Stotram in Snaskrit: 

॥ श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्‌ ॥ – Shri Ram Raksha Stotram

॥ श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्‌ ॥
 
श्रीगणेशायनम: ।
अस्य श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रमन्त्रस्य ।
बुधकौशिक ऋषि: ।
श्रीसीतारामचंद्रोदेवता ।
अनुष्टुप्‌ छन्द: । सीता शक्ति: ।
श्रीमद्‌हनुमान्‌ कीलकम्‌ ।
श्रीसीतारामचंद्रप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोग: ॥
 
॥ अथ ध्यानम्‌ ॥
 
ध्यायेदाजानुबाहुं धृतशरधनुषं बद्दद्पद्‌मासनस्थं ।
पीतं वासोवसानं नवकमलदलस्पर्धिनेत्रं प्रसन्नम्‌ ॥
वामाङ्‌कारूढसीता मुखकमलमिलल्लोचनं नीरदाभं ।
नानालङ्‌कारदीप्तं दधतमुरुजटामण्डनं रामचंद्रम्‌ ॥
 
॥ इति ध्यानम्‌ ॥ 
 
राम रामेति रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥३८॥
 
इति श्रीबुधकौशिकविरचितं श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रं संपूर्णम्‌ ॥
 
॥ श्री सीतारामचंद्रार्पणमस्तु ॥

Know the meaning of Sri Ramraksha Stotram and just chant  Sri Ramraksha Stotram 18 times today in any Temple or Home with full of devotion followed by regular chanting once a day and see the Miracle ~ Upananda Brahmachari, Hindu Existence. 

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Ramayan and Mahabharata ~ the inspirational thread to learn Sanskrit by Muslim Friends.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 7, 2013

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Two Muslim students win all 3 Sanskrit medals in Gujarat University.

“inspired to learn Sanskrit after hearing stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata”……

“Muslim boys and girls diversifying into other educational fields is a good sign”…….

Proud LearnerSyed Khalique Ahmed | Indian Express | Ahmedabad, | Thu Mar 07 2013 ::  Defying stereotypes, a Muslim boy and girl have bagged all three medals instituted for the BA course in the ancient Indian language by the Gujarat University.

Two of the medals for Sanskrit were won by Taiyab Sheikh, a student of Y S Arts and Commerce college in Devgadh Baria in Panchmahals district. The third went to Yasminbanu Kothari of the Adiwasi Arts and Commerce college in Santrampur in the interior of the state’s tribal belt.

Sheikh got 75.5 per cent marks and Kothari 68.5 per cent. The medals were awarded at the convocation Tuesday.

Sheikh, 23, who is now studying for a B.Ed. degree in a Godhra college, said he was inspired to learn Sanskrit after hearing stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharat told by his teachers in primary school in his village of Tokarwa.

He said he wants to be a post-graduate in Sanskrit and pursue teaching it as a career. Sheikh enrolled himself for a BA degree with Sanskrit as his main subject as he failed to get a teaching job in a primary school after doing a teachers training course.

His elder brother is a head master in a government primary school and there was no opposition in the family to him studying Sanskrit. “My parents, who are farmers and not educated, only wanted me to perform well,” Sheikh said.

Kothari said she developed a liking for Sanskrit when she was in class 12. The daughter of a fruit-seller who studied up to class 12, she too said she did not face any opposition to her choice of the language. “In fact, my father and his friend Rafiq Sheikh, a college teacher, encouraged me to study it,” she said.

Kothari teaches at a primary school in Santrampur and like Sheikh, she too wants to do an MA in Sanskrit and work as a teacher.

“A language does not belong to any community. Anyone can learn any language provided he or she has interest in it,” said J R Machchi, Sheikh’s Sanskrit teacher.

“Muslim boys and girls diversifying into other educational fields is a good sign,” added J S Bandukwala, a retired Physics professor from M S University who runs Zidni Ilma Trust, which promotes professional and technical education among poor Muslim students.

Courtesy: Indian express.

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Bengali Hindu intellectuals please stop propagation of beef eating and cow slaughter.

Posted by hinduexistence on January 6, 2013

HINDU EXISTENCE FORUM IS DEDICATED WITH SAVE COW MOVEMENT ALONG WITH ITS ALL HINDUTVA ACTIVITIES. A NEW PAGE ADDED FOR COW PROTECTION IN BHARAT.

Bengali Hindu intellectuals please stop propagation of beef eating and cow slaughter……..

~Upananda Brahmachari.

vande-gau-mataram1As a Hindu, I deserve a special veneration to Mother Cow (Go Mata) alike Mother Earth, Mother Ganga or Mother Gayatri, the exponent of Vedas for the highest revelation of consciousness.

But, in my 30 years of  Hindu activism, I could not spare any special thrust for the Save Cow (Go Raksha) Movements until I join with Rashtriye Goraksha Sena (RGS) of Sri Ashoo Mongia in 2011. With the team of  RGS, the movement of Go Raksha got an impetus and I tried my level best to design a new dimension of this sacred movement in West Bengal in a practical level of  confrontation with the opponents supporting the rampant cow slaughter in West Bengal violating all the existing rules and regulations. In the same year I was acquainted with another Save Cow activist of Arya Samaj of West Bengal, Acharya Yogesh Shasrti whose association in the cause of Go Raksha gave me a continuous scope to widen the Save Cow Movement in West Bengal and adjacent States. The Bangiya Arya Pratinidhi Sabha is also associated with the judicial procedure for Banning the Cow Slaughter in West Bengal with its tireless efforts. I am fortunate so that I have got amply scope to render my technical support for the existing Court Cases connected with banning cow slaughter. I am also  engaged with building up an awareness generation for the protection of  Go Sampad (Assets) for the development of our country, as well as the protection of our Sanatan-Vedic-Hindu culture and heritage based upon our extreme veneration to Go Mata.

Now, I have been facing a very odd experience with my other fellows linked with Go Raksha Andolan (movement) coming from some quarters of  renowned Bengali Hindu Thinkers and Writers. These Hindu Activists (very few in number) are extremely engaged with propagating beef eating and consequently cow slaughter very wrongfully hurting the major Hindu sentiments. These persons are writing books, distributing leaflets with the propagation of beef eating and cow slaughter as a basic foundation and heritage of Hindu Dharma with a very suicidal measures to dismantle the Hindu respect and faith on Cow worship and Cow Protection as a Dharmik practice.

These persons are taking the help of some text Dr Ambedkar who acted as a chief antagonist of his Hindu counterpart by writing the defamatory Riddles In Hinduism in which he challenged the authenticity of Vedas and the identity of Hindutva.  In this book Dr Ambedkar tried to thrash out both Lord Rama and Lord Krishna to demoralize the Hindu practices in Bharat. With the help of quotations from Dr Ambedkar, the present Hindu writers and self proclaimed savior of Hindutva very scrupulously tried to infuse beef eating in the Hindus connected/influenced by them.

These persons are also the taking the help of some text of Swami Vivekananda, who in a clear confusion for beef-eating and was not an exponent of Vedas or Sanskrit Grammar or some technical pedagogy without which, the real meaning of Mantras (Hymns) aren’t revealed anyway.  These persons are also taking the confusing illustration of some Vedic Mantras lead to a wrong direction and helping the Muslim preachers who always try earnestly to offer a piece of cooked beef  to any Hindu to make it consumed by a Hindu in any method  to cross the  line of renounce for his religious restrictions above all. But,  these Hindu propagators of beef-eating are not ready to hear anybody to rethink over their anti-Hindu misdeed or to retry to understand the facts about the real heights of Go Mata in our Scriptures. And these Bengali Hindu Beef-maroons do not have the sufficient knowledge about the Vedas, nor they are ready to hear even the versions of Sri Chaitanya, Maharshi Dayananda, Sri Aurobinda or Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya about the Cow Protection discarding beef eating.

Some of such Bengali Hindu beef propagators, I think under some conspiracy beyond their imagination and being actually victim of certain Anti Hindu lobby, who are very tactfully using Hindu intellectuals against Hindus like a iron cuts the iron. I can say such two Hindu experts for ‘beef eating’ in West Bengal are Dr. Radhasyam Brahmachari and Rana Pratap Roy. Dr Brhmachari is an eminent Hindu Thinker and excellent writer of Hindu Philosophy, History, Religion (actually Dharma which is quite different from Religion) and best Bengali exponent of anti-Jihad. He was a senior professor of Applied Physics Department of Calcutta University and also adorned the presidential post of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of West Bengal Unit, who was rather expelled from mainstream Hindu organisations due to his embarrassing propagation of beef eating. Another, Sri Ranapratap Roy is an ex-service man (perhaps in the higher echelon in Indian Army) and is a key person in one Save India Mission, who thinks that eating beef is the most effective remedy to save India with much physical and mental strength. In their every discussion in the present days, they jointly propagate beef eating to strengthen our reactive power against anti-Hindu force, specially the Jihadi Islamic force.  What an irony that Muslims propagate beef eating to strenghtless our congenital bondage of Hindutva and these self proclaimed Hindu saviors think beef eating to strengthen our sense of Hindu heritage.

We earnestly urged these Hindu beef eaters to understand the Vedic reality and not to propagate the unauthentic Vedic-Hindu myth of Cow Sacrifice in Yajna (fire-sacrifice)  or beef eating, but they are discarding all of our points in a very fundamental way of Muslims under which they kill cows and eat beef only to hurt Hindu sentiments and creating communal disharmony. We have every answer for our Hind friends who madly propagate cow slaughter and beef eating, but they are only to rely the Secular and Muslim views against the Hindu Unity.

Even then, we urged all consciousness to spread  its strength of truth under the blessings of Cow Protection in the cause of Nation building. In the next portion we reproduce some pages from http://www.agniveer.com for this page dedicated for Go Raksha and Samvardhan (Protection and Development). We believe that the confused persons may get rid off their  hostility to kill cows and eat it cynically. We are also indebted to Dr Subramnian Swamy  for using one of his articles here for Cow Protection. Vande Gomataram!

Click here to get details into the Hindu Existence>>  Go Raksha (Cow Protection ) Page

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Hindu Buddhist Cultural Unity in Nepal.

Posted by hinduexistence on October 9, 2012

Hinduism and Buddhism In Nepal

 By Dirgha Raj Prasai.
The religious structure of Nepalese society is formally Hindu; but here and only here the interplay of peoples and their religious traditions has produced a rich fusion of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. It is common for both Hindus and Buddhists to worship at the same shrine, for many gods and saints are cross-over, often known by a different name but holding the same attributes. The original inhabitants of the valley were animists, a tradition which survives in the multitude of spirits, demons, local deities, and stones which receive dutiful worship to this day. Hindu and Buddhist traditions adapted from the pre-existing animist practices and from each other. Indeed, in the medieval period, when both religions’ practice adopted mystical, Tantrik traditions, they were almost indistinguishable from each other.
An international scholar Aldous Huxley said-”The oldest aspects of Hindu mythology give place to the most profound and subtle utterances about the nature of ultimate reality, it is in itself a liberal education in humility, tolerance and suspense of judgment.” We can see The Great Wall of China; “the seventh wonders of the world” has a fourteen feet long Sanskrit incantation engraved on the western gate. Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan had written ‘OM Namo! Bhagawati’ including others in the 14th century. The Chinese Great Wall has many syllables from ‘Mahabharata’ written on the doors in Sanskrit language. It is not a common thing that the language was written in Kalipinya letters. Similarly, NEWSWEEK COLUMNIST Ms Lisa Miller says-’we are all Hindus. The Rig Veda, the most ancient Hindu scripture, says: “Truth is one, but the sages speak of it by many names.” A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. The most traditional, conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Let us all say “OM.” when you chant “OM,” it will resonate not only in the room but down through the ages.’ May 13, 2010 at > http://www.newsweek.com/id/237910
Nepal’s History and Religions Nepal is a rich and complex mix of different cultures and traditions, melded over thousands of years into a unique whole. For the western traveler there is much that is familiar, and many surprises. Family and religion are of paramount importance, and are constantly reflected throughout the culture. Nepal moves to a different rhythm than the West. The notes here are meant only to tantalize you into visiting this amazing place. We should all aware of the facts that Hindu religion has many enemies. These enemies may try to discredit and malign Hinduism. In south Asia general population is ignorant, and engulfed in blind faith and traditions that are carried over for centuries. It is true that over millennia some people took advantage of this blind faith and traditions to satisfy there own hidden agenda and lust and did harm the local communities. But that is not the case here.
According to -Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya-’This world is full of all kinds of human beings. In a nutshell, they can be classified as – gentle, sad, upbeat and scoundrel. We need to treat them according to their type and not the same way. There is an aphorism in Yogadarshana which talks about friendship, compassion, gleefulness and neglect. It explains the need and utility of behavior tailored as per the individual. We should make friendship with gentlemen so that the impact of their virtues benefits us and also a timely good conduct can be expected from them. A feeling of compassion should prevail for the grieving and benighted ones and the efforts to make them overcome the crisis by helping and serving must be driven. At the minimum, sympathy can be shown to them with an endeavor of providing consultation to hold patience and guide them the way to get over the sufferings. We should be glad to see the successful and upbeat people. Progressives deserve at the minimum a gift of appreciation for their skills and dedication which will encourage them further. It inspires others to rise too.
It’s not possible to fight with evil and rogue forever. Avoid confrontation with everybody coming on the way as fighting with them in an effort to rectify and fix them is next to impossible. At least their misbehavior can be ignored so that the time which was to be used for taking revenge and degrading them can be utilized in creative tasks. Even with all this, at least one must make sure that culprits should be shown the fear of non-cooperation, resistance and conflict otherwise they take our ignorance as an opportunity to dare more. Ignorance should be limited to the extent that the wicked must not get encouraged further. To conduct as per the person’s level is the real workmanship which is called another form of Yoga by the God in the Geeta.
It can’t be implemented in the behavior literally. It will be very awkward if practiced exactly that way. If revered Gurus and evils/rogues are seated at the same level and worshiped or neglected-condemned the same way then it will look very strange and confusing. This will have bad aftermath effects. A buffalo (in a cart) needs a hit of stick to move whereas a horse starts running with a slight hint of the halter. This is because of the difference in their nature which justifies the riders’ behavior. It’s quite possible to play the tricks of negotiation, money, punishment, divide (Saam, Daam, Danda, Bhed) as per the need. Try the other (or more) tricks if one doesn’t work. The sole purpose is to reform. Hate the sin and not the sinner. This synergistic behavior for the benefit of others is similar to the callousness of a surgeon while operating for good and ethical.’
A country’s existence and prestige can gradually be eroded by finishing off its faith and belief tradition and culture and the creator of nation. Nepal was worthy to be bowed down by Hindus all over the world. This is the highest honor Nepal could receive from the international community. The conspiracy against oriental Baidik Hindu and Buddha’s culture was started almost 200 years ago from India by East India Company where Lord Macaulay was one of them who succeed to destroy oriental Hindu identities and culture.
Lumbinī- Nepal is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, near the Indian border. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautam, who as the Buddha founded the Buddhist tradition. Records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian were also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Ashoka pillar and the Mayadevi temple. The truth, however is that Buddha was born at Lumbini in present Rupandehi district of western Terai region in Nepal. A fact accepted by UNESCO while providing world heritage status to the place.

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Celebrate Ganesha Utsav in a Dharmik way….

Posted by hinduexistence on September 13, 2012

Celebrate Ganesha Festival as per ‘Dharma-shastra’ in an ideal manner avoiding malpractices ! – HJS

O Hindus! Don’t get misled by propagation against Dharma by the Government and anti- Dharma Organisations !
 
Mumbai | 12-09-2012 – Lokmanya Tilak started public celebration of Ganesha Utsav (Festival)  with the aim of unification of Hindus, protection of Nation and creating awareness amongst people towards Dharma; however, the festival presently celebrated indulging in various malpractices like installing weird idols of Deities, drinking liquor in pandals, noise pollution, teasing women, organising uncivilized programs, air pollution, costly decorations etc., keeps away from the basic purpose of celebration as also eliminates sanctity of the festival. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has been running campaign for the past 9 years for creating awareness towards serving the original purpose of celebrating Ganesha Festival. This campaign has been receiving good response from Police, public Ganesha Festival Committees (committees) and Ganesha-devotees.
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HJS has made an appeal that all committees should celebrate this festival as per Dharma-shastra avoiding malpractices so as to acquire the grace of Sri Ganesha. HJS has also appealed to all Ganesha-devotees to use idols made of clay as prescribed by Dharma and worship it with devotion. Immersion of the idol should be done in flowing water or natural water resources as per the science.
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Points in the discussion:
1. Why issue of pollution is raised only during Hindu festivals?
2. Negligible pollution.
3. Anti-Dharma ANiS and Govt. mislead people.
4. Desecration of Ganesha and unwarranted expenses in immersion of idols in artificial water tanks.
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Courtesy: HJS.
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Lord Krishna and His Dwaraka. An Irrefutable History

Posted by hinduexistence on April 15, 2012

Sri Krishna- A History, not a  Myth :: by Saraswati Films.

The Legend of Dwarka under Sea (Part 1) :: by Discovery Science.

The Legend of Dwarka under Sea (Part 2) :: by Discovery Science.

The Lost city of Dwaraka :: by History Channel.

Dwarka Excavation’s Links

“An ancient harbour at Dwarka: Study based on the recent underwater explorations (pdf) Report by A. S. Gaur, Sundaresh and Sila Tripati

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“National Institute of oceanography Report on DwarkaSubmerging of Dwarka: Report

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Courtesy: Saraswati Films | Discovery Channel | History Channel | Desh Gugarat.

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150th Birth Anniversary of Swamiji. Back To Vivekananda – A Mission to Achieve.

Posted by hinduexistence on January 11, 2012

Back To Vivekananda – A Mission to Achieve. 

~ Upananda Brahmachari. 

“I shall not cease to work. I shall inspire men everywhere, until the world shall know that it is one with God” – Swami Vivekananda.

In my face book page I wanted to know that: Year long celebration (12-01-2012 ~to~ 12-01-2013) will start on tomorrow timeline for the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Greatest Humanist and the Hindu Monk of Modern Times. How do you think to pay homage to this Great son of Mother India?

One of my friend, Raja Nambiar from Bangalore replied without delay that: “Best wishes on Celebrations of Gurudev’s 150th Birth Anniversary ….!! OM !!”

Holding the truth that Nambiar considers Swamiji as his Gurudev and certainly will arrange candles, aroma sticks, fruits, sweets, flowers (may not Cigar and chocolate as offered in Belur Math in Swamiji’s birthday with other items) for a homely grandeur, I reacted :

‎”@ Raja Nambiar : Om ! Namastee !! You are senior than me. Your DOB is January 20, 1961. Correct. Me January 20, 1965. Your span of life is chanced to observe the 100 the anniversary (1963), 125 th anniversary (1988), 150 th anniversary (2013) and I shall observe two more : 175 th anniversary (2038) and 200 th anniversary (2063)…. What do you feel that change Swamiji hoped and sacrificed His life for our MOTHERLAND? Don’t take it otherwise for the maximum it is a item for a program, subject for a lecture or to use a good mask for hiding many things. Please raise only one slogan: BACK TO VIVEKANANDA. “

After that I seriously tried to find out the book Back to Vivekananda written by Swami Nityaswarupananda. But found nowhere.

In the web searching I got a thread in a book, Swami Vivekananda in India: A corrective biography (page-332) by  Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya. In its chapter titled as ~ Review of ‘Back to Vivekananda’

“This 114 page book was written by Swami Nityaswarupananda (N), who founded the Ramakrishna Mission Institute o Culture, Calcutta, in 1938. It was written when N was nearing his end (1991), had become disgusted with the Belur Math authorities but did not care about the consequences o writing this book. It is about the state of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission as viewed by one of its senior monks, a self-appraisal and a note of warning.

The three documents having to do with the operation of the organization are reproduced in full in the appendix (page 77-114) : 1. Rules and Regulations of the Ramakrishna Math, Belur, framed by Swamiji in 1898. 2. Debuttar Deed and Declaration of Trust, dated January 30, 1901 and 3. Rules and Regulations of the Ramakrishna Math revised in 1970. Of these first has been published in the Complete  Works. The second was meant to serve and fulfil a legal requirement, to effect the legal transfer o property by Swamiji to the Trustees of the Math. The rules and regulation of 1970 claim to Swami Vivekananda’s trust deed.

More interesting than the rules themselves are N’s comments and analyses. He shows that the quality and fraternity among the monastic members enshrined in the 1898 rules have been reduced by the 1970 rules which gave undue powers to the trustees who govern the fellow monks. N wrote that according to Swami Vivekananda, ‘Truth and Truth alone preserves an organization, and it follows that adherence to truth alone can sustain it, keep it ever living and fresh …’ (page 15). N also writes ‘The problems of vain self deception, complacent self-satisfaction, and a diminished spiritual intensity are undermining the essential function of the Organization and its capacity for spiritual leadership and teaching.’ (page 23). N writes there are innumerable instances of loss of devotion to truth and of “shopkeeping” for worldly expediency. He gives two examples, of which the first is the trust of the Yogodyan Math (page 24). ‘.. The Ramakrishna Yogodyan Math was transferred by its Trustees to the Trustees of Ramakrishna Math, Belur, and incorporated into it as its branch for its future maintenance on certain definite, specific and fully accepted conditions. The first and foremost condition was that, within the Math or anywhere within its precincts, indulging in eating fish, meat or any kind of intoxicant substance will remain strictly, religiously and absolutely prohibited… The Trustees of Ramakrishna Math proved themselves to be veritable traitors to the Yogodyan Math Trust and, ipso facto, to the Ramakrishna Math, Belur, by their most utterly senseless, unscrupulous and passionate indulgence in eating fish, egg etc., within in the Yogodyan Math and its precincts.  It must be remembered that the Yogodyan Math is the first Ramkrishna Math… ‘. The second instance has to do with the Upendranath Deb Trust property at 5, Dehi Entally Road, Calcutta. The Trust stipulated that the property will be designated as “Ramakrishna Sevashram”, whereas in violation of this condition it has been designated as “Advaita Ashram”.

N further writes that the Trustees from the coteries of persons of their choice, arrogate to themselves special arrangements for sitting together in the first row of seats in the dining hall, with special dishes to be served. N describes it as a vicious scene. He also writes that the Trustees claim a special status and declare their sole authority to conduct the organization. N is infuriated that the Trustees declare that they can “hold any member by the ear and remove him from one place to another as and when they think necessary”. ……….

Yes, all these are written in the book Swami Vivekananda in India: A corrective biography (page-332) by Rajagopal Chattopadhyaya in its chapter titled as Review of ‘Back to Vivekananda’.

As a matter of fact I searched this book again and again and found nowhere in the market and not even in any libraries. But how it is now vanished from everywhere?

As far I am reported that the Great Ramakrishna Mission operators lifted all the available copies from every corners as they had nothing to say or write for combating the force of truth in the book ‘Back to Vivekananda’ by none other than Swami Nityaswarupananda MaharajJi, the founder Secretary of the world famous Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Calcutta and the champion Vedantist  of Ramkrishna order.  Actually getting no place to hide their violation, simply some saffron clad monks tactfully hided all the copies of this book ‘Back to Vivekananda’.

The motivation was very clear while Ramakrishna Mission went up to the Supreme Court of India to have its minority status negating HINDU ORDER by holding a ridiculous Ramkrisnaite sect and even a Ramakrisnalok in the heaven somewhere beside Brahmalok, Golok, Shibalok, etc. However, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India saved the situation by giving one type stricture to the propagator of such minority status that Swami Vivekananda was the Champion of Hinduism, world famous as “The Cyclonic Hindu Monk of India” and Mother Kali, Bhagaban Ramakrishna, Vedanta everything was  included in Hinduism and the cynicism in the satiated minority sense was a very sign of weakness and contraction opposed both to Vedanta and Vivekananda by the R K Mission monks.

As a seer Swami NityaswarupanandaJi apprehended these things and tried to save the Mission in spirituality and ideals as propounded by Swami Vivekananda but the contemporary administrators in R K Math and Mission virtually thrown out the suggestion of this seer setting its ultimate goal ‘Back to Vivekananda’.

The autocrat monks in the power in R K Math and Mission rampantly censored the writing and speeches of Swami Vivekananda (just see the differences between the complete works of Swamiji time to time), secularization of sacredness of Ideals of Thakur, Maa and Swamiji, suppressing all the revolutionary spirit against vilification of Hindutva, corruption, morbidity of mass in cultural crisis and growing menace of Islam and Christianity in India. Swamiji established Ramakrishna Math and Mission to resist and rectify this entire problem before us and now that Math and Mission have rejected all these from its present agenda .

Amount of more  than 100 crores are coming to Mission to celebrate year long (12-01-2012 to 12-01-2013) 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. It will be spent. Spent as earlier in the 100 th anniversary (1963), 125 th anniversary (1988). And will be spent in 150 th anniversary (2013), 175 th anniversary (2038) and 200 th anniversary (2063). But the situation will remain unchanged or may be worst further.  And if really want to change this situation we must ‘Back to Vivekananda’.

Holding the final faith on Swamiji we can recite and act accordingly with the hymns of Swadesh Mantra :

SWADESH MANTRA ~ Swami Vivekananda

O India ! With this mere echoing of others, with this base imitation of others, with this dependence on others, this slavish weakness, this vile detestable cruelty — wouldst thou, with these provisions only, scale the highest pinnacle of civilisation and greatness? Wouldst thou attain, by means of thy disgraceful cowardice, that freedom deserved only by the brave and the heroic?

O India ! Forget not that the ideal of thy womanhood is Sita, Savitri, Damayanti;

forget not that the God thou worshippest is the great Ascetic of ascetics, the all-renouncing Shankara, the Lord of Uma;

forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy  individual personal happiness;

forget not that thou art born as a sacrifice to the Mother’s altar;

forget not that thy social order is but the reflex of the Infinite Universal Motherhood;

forget not that the lower classes, the ignorant, the poor, the illiterate, the cobbler, the sweeper, are thy flesh and blood, thy brothers.

Thou brave one, be bold, take courage, be proud that thou art an Indian, and proudly proclaim, “I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.” Say, “The ignorant Indian, the poor and destitute Indian, the Brahmin Indian, the Pariah Indian, is my brother.”

Thou, too, clad with but a rag round thy loins proudly proclaim at the top of thy voice: “The Indian is my brother, the Indian is my life, India ’s gods and goddesses are my God. India ’s society is the cradle of my infancy, the pleasure-garden of my youth, the sacred heaven, the Varanasi of my old age.”

Say, brother; “The soil of India is my highest heaven, the good of India is my good,” and repeat and pray day and night..  “O Thou Lord of Gauri, O Thou Mother of the Universe, vouchsafe manliness unto me! O Thou Mother of Strength, take away my weakness, take away my unmanliness, and make me a Man!”

N.B. Original Constitution (in book form) of Ramakrishna Math, Belur, written by Swami Vivekananda in 1898 is available with us. But no copy of Back To Vivekananda by Swami Nityaswarupananda is now available with us. Aspirants can contact : upananda.br@sify.com .

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‘Gita is the winner of Life and Death!’… Russia court rejects plea to ban Gita.

Posted by hinduexistence on December 29, 2011

Siberian court throws out ‘attempt to ban’ case against Gita commentary by ‘Orthodox Church’.

VLADIMIR RADYUHIN || The HINDU || 29th Dec 2011.

GITA THE WINNER OF LIFE & DEATH. NOBODY CAN BAN THIS TRUTH.

A Siberian court has thrown out a petition that sought to ban a translation of the Bhagavad Gita as “extremist” literature.

Judge Galina Butenko of the Leninsky District Court in Tomsk ruled on Wednesday that there were no grounds for recognising Bhagavad Gita As It Isas extremist because the book was “one of the interpretations of the sacred Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita.”

The defence side said it was fully satisfied with the court verdict.

“This court decision shows that Russia is indeed becoming a democratic society,” said lawyer Alexander Shakhov, who represented at the trial the local branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

India’s Ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra, who had fiercely opposed the trial, welcomed the court ruling.

“The verdict of the Honourable Judge in Tomsk in dismissing the case pertaining to the Bhagavad Gita deserves to be applauded,” said the envoy. “It is very nice to see that this issue has been conclusively resolved and is now behind us.”

State prosecutors had filed the petition against Bhagavad Gita As It Is, claiming it sowed “social hatred” and called for “violence against non-believers.” The case was built on expert testimony from local professors of philosophy and philology, who said the book expresses religious hatred and discriminates on the basis of gender, race, nationality and language. Prosecutors offered no comment as they left the court after the verdict.

“We are happy that the court showed reason and competence in passing the correct verdict,” said Sergei Zuyev, vice-president of ISKCON in Russia. “It is not right for secular courts to try religions.” On the eve of Wednesday’s hearing, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna had summoned the Russian Ambassador in New Delhi, Alexander Kadakin, asking the Russian government to provide all possible help to resolve the issue.

Russia’s Human Rights Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin welcomed the court decision. “I think the Russian government must draw the right conclusions from this incident. It should fight terrorism by exposing terrorist plots and outfits, not by passing judgment on ancient sacred scriptures,” he said.

The case against the book had been filed on the basis of the 2002 Russian anti-extremism law, criticised in Russia for its very loose definition of extremist activity. Human rights activists said the law had been used to suppress legitimate criticism of authorities. The Russian Christian Orthodox Church has also been accused of using the law as a tool to fight “non-traditional religions”, such as Scientology, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Hare Krishna movement in Russia.

In a particularly bizarre case, a court in Rostov Region two years ago accused Leo Tolstoy of extremism for his denunciation of the Russian Orthodox Church teaching as “a crafty and evil lie” and “a concoction of gross superstition and witchcraft.” Tolstoy was expelled from the Church nine years before his death for his repudiation of Jesus Christ and the Russian Church.

‘INDIA HAPPY’

New Delhi Special Correspondent writes:

“We are happy to learn that the case has been dismissed by the Hon’ble Court in Tomsk in the Russian Federation. We appreciate this sensible resolution of a sensitive issue and are glad to put this episode behind us. We also appreciate the efforts of all friends in Russia who made this outcome possible,” said the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Russia court rejects plea to ban Gita

Attempt to Ban Gita aroused the feeling of Hindu Unity & Fighting Spirit to defeat the Demons against Hindus.

TNN & Agencies | Dec 29, 2011

MOSCOW/NEW DELHI: The joke goes that the Biblical saying ‘the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak’ translates in Russian as ‘the vodka is good, the meat bad’. Acknowledging that much is lost in translation, a Siberian court on Wednesday refused to ban a translated version of the Bhagwad Gita, saying prosecutors’ fears that it promoted “social discord” were unfounded.

The ministry of external affairs welcomed the verdict as a “sensible resolution of a sensitive issue”.

The case in a court in Tomsk city for the past six months was against Iskcon’s version of the Gita, but it was troubling in many parts of the world, particularly because the text, regarded as philosophical and sacred, was being branded “extremist”. Prosecutors argued that the Russian edition of ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is’ promoted hatred towards non-believers.

The external affairs ministry welcomed the Russian court’s rejection of a plea to ban a translation of the Bhagwad Gita, a day after foreign minister S M Krishna registered India’s protest with Russian envoy Alexander Kadakin.

“This demonstrates yet again that the people of India and Russia have a deep understanding of each other’s cultures and will always reject any attempt to belittle our common civilizational values…we appreciate this sensible resolution of a sensitive issue and are glad to put this episode behind us. We also appreciate the efforts of all friends in Russia who made this outcome possible,” a statement from the ministry said. “We have won the case. The judge has rejected the petition,” Sadhu Priya Das of ISKCON, Moscow, who is also chairman of newly-formed Hindu Council of Russia, said. Russian lawyers Mikahil Fralov and Alexander Shakhov argued strongly against the petition. “This judge’s decision shows that Russia is becoming a truly democratic society,” Shakhov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

The prosecutors had appealed to the Tomsk court to put ‘Bhagavad Gita As It Is’ on the Russian Federal List of Extremist Materials, which bans more than 1,000 texts, including Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and books distributed by the Jehovah’s Witness and Scientology movements.

The case had stalled Parliament proceedings last week. Krishna called in the Russian ambassador Kadakin on Tuesday to register India’s protest and sought Russian government’s intervention. In a statement issued, Indian ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra said, “The verdict of the Honourable Judge in Tomsk in dismissing the case pertaining to Bhagavad Gita deserves to be applauded.”

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