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Posted by hinduexistence on July 11, 2013
Important requirements for establishment of Hindu Rashtra ! : H. H. Dr. Athavale.
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 !
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’.
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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Posted by hinduexistence on June 21, 2013
Aum is medicine, not just mantra.
Pramila 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.
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Posted by hinduexistence on June 18, 2013
Let’s All be Hindu Fundamentalists.
by Maria Wirth.
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.”
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.
Some Important Articles of Maria Wirth:
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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
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.>
The Complete Ramraksha Stotram in Snaskrit:
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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Posted by hinduexistence on March 7, 2013
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”…….
Syed 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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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……..
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!
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Posted by hinduexistence on October 9, 2012
Hinduism and Buddhism In Nepal
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Posted by hinduexistence on September 13, 2012
Celebrate Ganesha Festival as per ‘Dharma-shastra’ in an ideal manner avoiding malpractices ! – HJS
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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
Courtesy: Saraswati Films | Discovery Channel | History Channel | Desh Gugarat.
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Posted by hinduexistence on January 11, 2012
Back To Vivekananda – A Mission to Achieve.
~ Upananda Brahmachari.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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.
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.
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
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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Mumbai HC suggests GOI intervention in Gita ban case in Russia. Gita ban generates Global Hindu Protest.
Posted by hinduexistence on December 22, 2011
Protests over Gita ban all over India and abroad taking a new shape of Hindu regeneration wave.
Mumbai High Court on Gita ban: Centre asked to consider representation in Russia.
Mumbai | Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 20:00 | Source : PTI : Bombay High Court today asked Government of India (GOI) to consider the option of the country being represented before a court in Russia to defend the Bhagwad Gita, the holy Hindu scripture which is facing a ban there.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi also asked the Centre to inform the court about what action it has initiated to monitor the issue on the next date of hearing on January 9 next.
The court was hearing a public interest litigation seeking the government’s intervention in the case before the Russian court where a ban on Bhagwad Gita has been demanded. The petitioners have quoted newspaper reports that a ban has been sought on Gita in a Tomsk courtin Siberia dubbing it as a literature spreading social discord.
Beni Chatterji, counsel for the Central government, informed the court that S M Krishna, Minister of External Affairs, had made a statement that the ministry is monitoring the case. M I Sethna, counsel for the petitioners, however, said that the government is just monitoring and has asked Iskcon to defend the literature there.
“It is a grave insult to our culture. Instead of asking Iskcon to defend, the government should defend the Gita,” Sethna said. The PIL states that Gita is a sacred text and attempts to ban it would have far-reaching implications not only in India but also internationally. It contends that the subject concerned not just the Indians in Russia, but had world-wide significance.
Any failure on Indian government’s part to intervene, supported by in-depth research, scholastic views and analysis, would cause irretrievable damage to the country’s and rich culture and heritage, the petition contends.
Bhagavad Gita ban: Outrage grows as sales soar.
New Delhi | Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 20:00 | Source : PTI : The outrage continues to grow against possible banning of Hindu’s holy scripture Bhagavad Gita in Russia. The proposed ban of Gita in Russia has ignited protest on the social media even as trial verdict nears.
Amidst the demand of the Opposition for declaring the holy scripture as the National Book, scores of netizens took to Twitter to express their shock and anger.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar commented on Twitter: “Banning Bhagavad Gita in Russia is an unpardonable loss for the people of Russia.”
“The move to ban ‘Bhagavad Gita’ shows intolerance; it is intolerance that is the reason for terrorism and not ‘Bhagavad Gita,” he tweeted.
“Bhagavad Gita begins with word Dharma n ends with Mama. Entire Gita is nothing but Mama Dharma (My Dharma); that which uplifts life,” his tweets read.
Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar expressed his shock over the Gita facing ban in Russia. “Banning Gita ? Have they lost their minds. This great book of wisdom belongs not only to Hindus but to the whole humanity,” he tweeted.
His tweet was followed by comments like: “Please read Gita so you don’t misquote it.”
MP Naveen Jindal also took to the social media in expressing his views on the recent controversy. “I welcome the statement by the Russian ambassador to India condemning the Bhagavad Gita controversy.”
JD leader Subramanian Swamy wrote on Twitter: “Happy to inform that Russian Ambassador will tell my daughter on TV that he is a student of Gita and Russia will rectify matters soon. Ok?”
Bollywood celebrity, Farah Ali Khan also retweeted: “The Russians have banned the Gita. In retaliation let’s ban something equally sacrosanct to them: vodka.”
More than 20,000 people signed an online petition against the trial and the word Gita continued to be at the top of Indian trends on Twitter on Wednesday.
Book sales go up
The controversy surrounding the Gita ban has been proving blessing in disguise for the publishers of the book. The holy book has notched up steady sales through the year.
Booksellers have witnessed a small rise in the sales since the controversy erupted late last week
Hindu American community outraged
“The actions of Russian prosecutors are indefensible and represent a draconian attempt to restrict the religious freedom of Hindus in Russia,” said Mr Suhag Shukla, Managing Director of the Washington-based Hindu American Foundation (HAF). (<read here HAF news on protest).
“By promoting a narrow and intolerant agenda that demonises a sacred scripture revered by more than one billion Hindus worldwide, Russian officials are acting contrary to the principles of a free democratic society,” he said.
Members of the Hindu American Foundation have formally presented their concerns to Russian embassy officials in Washington, DC and requested a meeting to further address the situation.
“We urge the Russian judiciary and government to uphold the basic rights of their Hindu citizens,” said Mr Jay Kansara, HAF’s Washington, DC-based associate director.
“Any court ruling or law that would prohibit the Bhagavad Gita or any other Hindu religious literature would be considered a direct attack on the civil liberties of Russia’s Hindu community and an affront to Hindus throughout the world,” he said.
Krishna assures to talk to Russian govt
Parliament witnessed uproar on Tuesday following the outrage over banning of Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita in Russia after a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church described the holy book as ‘extremist’.
In the wake of the uproar over a move to ban Bhagavad Gita in Russia, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna made a statement in Parliament saying India is in talks with the Russia over the ban issue.
Gita Should be the National Book of India : BJP.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday demanded that the Bhagvad Gita should be declared a national book in the backdrop of a move to ban the holy scripture in Siberia.
Sushma’s statement came after External Affairs Minister SM Krishna told Parliament that India had registered its protest to the Russian government on a petition seeking a ban on Bhagavad Gita in a Siberian Court. (With PTI inputs).
VHP, Bajrang Dal protests Bhagavad Gita ban in Russia.
Chandigarh: Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged protests and opposed the Russian demand to ban Bhagvad Gita in Russian territory.
The protesters demanded that the central government should take initiative in the matter and ensure that the Hindu sentiments are not hurt in Russia and worldwide. VHP and Bajrang Dal workers protested outside the ISKCON temple in Sector 36 on Tuesday afternoon.
Chandigarh in charge of Bajrang Dal and Punjab state vice president of VHP Naresh Arora said the Holy Scripture preaches peace to the world and is one of the most pious scriptures of Hindu religion; it is a shame to brand it as an extremist literature. He further said that the issue will be raised in the Parlianment.
Bhagvad gita and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf are likely to be included in the Russian Judicial Ministry’s list of banned extremist literature. A Tomsk court in Siberia was scheduled to deliver the final verdict on Monday but it suspended its verdict till December 28 on the demand for banning Bhagvad Gita.
The Bhagvad Gita is a holy Hindu scripture where Lord Krishna preaches to the followers. It also considered a great piece of literature in philosophical studies. It is an important part of the Indian epic Mahabharata.
In Mumbai Hundreds of Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Hindu Janagruti Sanithi protested today over the attempt on Gita ban in a Russian Court.
Gita row: VHP warns of protests.VHP threatens retaliation if Gita is banned.
New Delhi : Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) on Tuesday warned of agitations outside Russian offices in the country if any ban is imposed on Bhagwad Gita by a court in Siberia hearing a case regarding the sacred religious text.
VHP’s International Working President Pravin Togadia in a statement demanded immediate dismissal of the case in Tomsk city and prosecution against those who dared to make an “obnoxious” challenge against the religious scripture revered so highly by “Bharat’s majority.”
Togadia claimed that the move against Gita in Russia was aimed to divert public attention from the real local issues there.
Togadia also said there would be agitations against the Government of India if any ban by the Siberian court goes unchallenged.
“Bhagavad Gita is not just a book but is (God) for the Krishna devotees and all Hindus,” VHP international Working President Pravin Togadia said in a statement.
“The principles taught in the Gita are universal and touch humanity so very deeply,” he said, adding that even Albert Einstein was influenced by the holy book.
He warned that if the Gita was banned in Russia, then Indians would be forced to protest against Russian goods, as well as Russian plants and offices.
- Related Reading : Russians kick up an unholy row over holy book.
- Take steps to withdraw Gita case: BJP to Russia.
- BJP leaders gift Gita to Russian envoy.
Courtesy : IBN Live | Daily Bhaskar | TOI | HT | Zee News | PTI | Agencies.
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Posted by hinduexistence on December 19, 2011
Indian Parliament ruckus over Bhagvad Gita facing ban in Russia.
See video: Protest over Gita Ban in Russia
NEW DELHI: Parliamentarians across the political spectrum on Monday asked the government to ensure that the religious rights of Hindus in Russia are protected after a member pointed out an IANS report about the Bhagvad Gita facing a ban and the prospect of it being branded as “extremist” literature there.
Angry MPs forced the adjournment of the Lok Sabha till 2pm after Biju Janata Dal leader Bhartruhari Mahtab raised the issue in the house and asked the government to intervene immediately to ensure the religious freedom of Hindus in Russia.
He said a court in Siberia’s Tomsk city was set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors, as was reported by IANS on Saturday when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on an official visit to Moscow.
“I want to know from the government what it is doing. The religious rights of Hindus in Russia should be protected. The government should impress upon the Russian authorities through diplomatic channels,” he said.
The case, which has been going on in the Tomsk court since June, seeks a ban on a Russian translation of the “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” written by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
It also wants the Hindu religious text banned in Russia, declared as literature spreading “social discord”, and its distribution on Russian soil rendered illegal.
Indians in Moscow, numbering about 15,000, and followers of the ISKCON religious movement in Russia have appealed to the Indian government to intervene diplomatically to resolve the issue in favour of the scripture, an important part of Indian epic Mahabharata written by sage Ved Vyas.
When Mahtab raised the issue, the lower house plunged into chaos, with MPs urging Speaker Meira Kumar to let them speak on the matter. She, however, refused and instead asked them to send notes and associate with Mahtab.
Lalu Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RLD) was heard shouting that the Hindu scripture does not preach extremism.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members were also seen rising from their seats to protest the issue before Meira Kumar adjourned the house till 2pm.
Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the BJP MP and the leader of the opposition demanded that Gita should be declared as the National Book of Indian Nation so that nobody can ban it anyway.
ISKCON monks demonstrate in front of Russian consulate Kolkata.
KOLKATA : 19/12/2011 : Monks belonging to ISKCON sect today staged a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate here at 22 A Raja Santosh Road , Alipore, Kolkata decrying any move by a Siberian court to ban Bhagwad Gita across Russia. Some other Organisations like Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, Arya Veer Dal, Rashtriya Goraksha Manch also participated in the dharna under the sole initiatives of the Devotees of Harkrishna Mahamantra. The demonstration started on 11-30 am and continued till 2-00 pm. A team of ISKCON Monks gave a memorandum to the Russian Consul General here not to ban Gita in Russia in any manner.
Holding placards and posters and chanting ‘Hare Rama, Hare Krishna‘ to the beating of drums and cymbals, nearly 100 monks of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) appealed to all MPs to pass a resolution in Parliament condemning the action of a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church which has moved a Russian court seeking a ban the holy book by describing it as ‘extremist’.
“These initiatives of the Tomsk Prosecutor’s office offend the religious sentiments of all followers of Hinduism and bring disgrace to the country of Russia,” the ISKCON posters said.
“Gita, the holiest Hindu scripture, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as an extremist literature across Russia,” Srimad Radharaman Dasa, Manager ISKCON temple told the media.
Over 100 copies of Srimad Bhagabad Gita, As It Is have been distributed to the participants, cops on duties and the passers by who were actually overwhelmed with the chanting of Harinam Sankirtanam and divine dance with the Sankirtanam.
Sri Raj Natahany and Sri Krishnakant Tiway, Advocate of Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha condemned the attempt to ban Srimad Bhagabad Gita in Russia even after the destruction of Communism in Russia. Upananda Brahmachari eminent Hindu preacher, thinker and interlocutor was also present in the demonstration and told the press that the lovers and admirers of Gita will only stop this protest until the nefarious attempt to ban Gita is completely nullified. A bigger protest is awaited all over the Globe.
However, the Russian Consul General heard the monks of ISKCON very patiently and assured that he will convey the matter of sentiment and the protest of the Gita loving people in the right and higher authority. Hare Krishna !!
Courtesy : IANS | IBN | TOI | PTI | Nakshtra TV.
- Related News in BBC : India MPs angry as Russia court ponders Hindu book ban.
- Related News in The Guardian : Bhagavad Gita trial in Russia closes Indian parliament.
- Related News in International Business Times : India Protests Call in Russia to Ban Holy Book Bhagavad Gita.
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Posted by hinduexistence on September 14, 2011
Hindu-Sikhs in Moradabad furious over torching of Guru Granth Sahib.
ਜੋ ਬੋਲੇ ਸੋ ਨਿਹਾਲ, ਸਤ੍ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep.14 (ANI): Sikhs staged protests in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, over the torching of the Guru Granth Sahib by four unidentified men in a village.
Speaking to mediapersons, Sardar Manjeet Bagga, a protestor said that four unidentified men had torched their holy book on Monday, thereby insulting their religious beliefs.
“Near Pilibhit, on (sic.) road, a village falls almost 13 kilometres away where four men knocked down the wall of the Gurudwara, then torched our ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ (the holy book of Sikhs) and after that they insulted it,” said Sardar Manjeet Bagga, a protestor.
The protestors were seen holding swords in their hands and shouting Sikh slogans of ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ (whoever utters the phrase, shall be fulfilled) and ‘Sat Sri Akal’ (Eternal is the Great Timeless Lord), venting their ire over the incident.
The protest caused a jam on the Delhi-Lucknow highway, causing inconvenience to the commuters.
The protestors demanded the government to immediately investigate the matter and take strict action against the guilty.
“We demand justice. Those who have insulted Guru Granth Sahib should be hanged; we want justice from the government. We want to know that who has insulted our religion and why he has insulted it, we want to know the reason, we want justice,” said Jasmeet Kaur, another protestor.
Guru Granth Sahib is the religious text of Sikhism, a collection of ‘shabad’ or ‘baani’ (hymns), which contains religious teachings and deemed as the Sikh community’s spiritual guide. (Source : ANI)
HE Media Source reports from Aligarh : After the Florida Koran burning, this Indian sub-continent saw many cases of burning of Hindu Scripture – Gita and Christian Scripture – Bible, now Sikh Scripture – Guru Granth Sahib is perhaps under the wrath of Allah and the fire of Islam.
In India the Muslim fundamentalists always try to spread the communal tension hitting over the religious processions of Hindu-Sikh-Jains and other non Muslim sects along with their agenda to desecrate holy books like Vedas, Gita and Guru Granth Sahib and Hindu-Sikh worship places (Temples-Gurdwara etc.) including robbing and stealing from it.
Traditionally, the Mughals and the perpetrators in Islam destroyed many Hindu-Sikh shrines, libraries, Hindu-Sikh habitations and killed many Sikh Gurus and Hindu Saints in a very brutal way of persecution.
Hindu Existence appeals to all concerned to keep peace and harmony and to urge a greater Hindu-Sikh Unity to fight against all the anti-Dharma, anti-Sangat and anti-Indian forces very much active in India to destroy the Hindu-Sikh strength and unity for ever.
Courtesy : ANI | PTI.
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