Hinduphobic Academicians

5 Sep

Hindus are facing many challenges in the world. One of the biggest threats to the existence of Hinduism is the loss of Adhikara(control) on its own texts. We are in a world where our traditional educational systems are not recognized. The West controls the way in which education is imparted throughout the world. The western systems are the benchmarks for educational qualifications. Now, what if the western academicians turn against you. You are heading for trouble, aren’t you? Now add to it the ignorance of the masses who would take any thing a white man says on the face of it? The trouble gets compounded, doesn’t it?

We actually are in big trouble because the western Indologists and the academicians who head Indian studies in the West have their own vile intentions. Far from even respecting our culture and religion, they are more interested in tearing it down.

What do they want? How good are they at deception? What all are they planning to do ? How do we take on them?

Watch Rajeev ji and Aditi ji discuss this Academic Hinduphobia.

We ought to understand the way these western academics are trying to create a new narrative of Hinduism based on their own whims and fancies.  We ought do our little to preserve this tradition that has been given to us by our parents and ancestors.

 

 

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The Battle for Sanskrit

24 Jan

I normally donot post political/controversial stuff on this blog.  I want this blog to render to devotional and spiritual purposes only.  However, I am posting a video of Rajiv Malhotra in conversation with Madhu Purnima Kishwar for a reason.

There are people who want to fossilize and control Sanskrit Language.  These are Western Indologists who want to control the narrative when it comes to India and the Hindus.

Here Rajiv Malhotra and Madhu Kishwar discuss a  few points that regarding these Indologists.

To Summarise

  1. These Indologists praise India in the open, they criticise you behind the doors and have a grand plan to seize the narrative.
  2. Their intents are quite visible from the way they are interpreting Ramayana and other Indian classics.  The way they are trying to paint these books as books that donot support choice over fatalism.  The way they ignore the fact that Ramayana is full of choices and the way they interpret  it as oppressive exposes them on multiple accounts.   They try to portray everything that is Hindu as Anti-Liberal.
  3. The current Right wing of India is simply ignorant of all this. They are not even reading the stuff that is out there on them and are turning a blind eye to it.
  4.  The network of these Indologists is so huge that anyone from the tradition does not even get a chance to speak up and explain his/her view point.
  5. The Indologists want the Americans to be the producers of the knowledge and want the Indians to be consumers of it.
  6. The grand plans to fossilize Sanskrit and the talk about Liberating Philology must be a cause of concern for all Hindus.  Incidentally Liberating Philology is a grand plan of Sheldon Pollock.  One gets to suspect that Evangelicals too are in the funding game for this.
  7. They want a monopoly on  the Interpretation of Ancient Sanskrit texts.  They donot want any one to revive Sanskrit and learn it in India.  This can be seen from the way they attack the Save Sanskrit movements in India.
  8. In short these Western Indologists want to write the new Smritis.

To me the last point is really scary, lets do our little to save our Dharma.  Let’s read about the ulterior motives of these Indologists, lets know more about our Dharma from our native sources and give a strong rebuttal to these people.

We ought to stop them and give our kids the Dharma that our parents gave us.

Take a bow ladies.

30 Mar

I really donot know how Hinduism is portrayed in the Text books in the United States of America.  In India, in the text books I read, Hinduism was vilified.  While the good things about Hinduism did not get a mention, the bad practices in the religion were blown out of proportion.  I some how felt that Buddhism and Jainism were placed  on a higher pedestal than Hinduism when I completed reading The History of Ancient India in my school.   As I had spiritual training at home I was able to overcome that surge in those days.

Recently, I saw these videos where these young women are speaking about the inaccuracies in their text books. I loved the speech of each of these girls. Do listen to them.  They made their points and tried to set the record straight.

Here is a another student who is speaking about Bindi .

Here is a young lady who tries to set the record straight about Brahminism

Here is a girl who speaks about divine feminine.

Well it was not women alone .  There were men too who spoke about the importance of Hinduism and positive portrayal of the same.  Thank you for doing a great job young man.

There are many videos on this subject .   I picked a few that I really liked.  Thanking all the young women and men who are standing up for a positive portrayal of Hinduism.

Are Hindu’s Idol Worshippers ?

14 Feb

Hindu’s receive a lot flak for vigrahaaradhana, (I some how hate the term Idol Worship).  People donot understand the fact that we see the divinity inside the moorthi and worship the divinity.  Some how any adherents of Abrahamic faiths don’t get this and derive a lot of pleasure in mocking us.

Here is an awesome speech by Swami Chinmayananda on this subject.

I liked Swamiji’s logic. The way he bought out the facts was awesome.

Sur Niragaas Ho

14 Oct

One of the best I heard on Ganapati.  Please listen to this . This one is mesmerizing.

How to Live Happily ?

16 Jun

Here is a fantastic talk given by Shri Jaggi Vasudev on happiness.  A student asked him about joy and happiness and his answer was awesome. Do listen to this one.

SriKrishna’s Views on Kauravas and Pandavas.

14 Mar

Many people unfortunately say that SrimadBhagavadGita actually fosters war. They with their hidden agenda say that Lord Shri Krishna wanted the war to happen and made Arjuna fight it.   This is not correct, he wanted both Pandavas and Kauravas to be together.   Here is a padyam from the Virata Parvam of the MahaBharatha where SriKrishna speaks to the ambassadors of peace. <It is in Telugu. The English Translation is given below. >

Lord Krishna Says that the Kauravas are like a forest and Pandavas are like the Lions that reside in the forest.  A forest protects the lions and the Lions protect the forest so if Kauravas and Pandavas are together they would be protecting each other.   If there is a forest that does not have any lions people will come and do what ever they want, they might smuggle wood, kill the animals and destroy the forest. (Self professed rationalist would say that all this is happening now, However I would remove gun and gun powder and look at the statement.  Then you would realize what the Lord is saying is correct.)  Then if a lion loses it way and and comes out of a forest it is bound do harm itself.  Imagine that Majestic Lion,  the king of the beasts happens to come into a residential area, it can kill person or two but it either killed or captured very soon.  Hence Lord SriKrishna wanted Pandavas and Kauravas to be together, protect each other and be happy.  It is a different thing that Kauravas did not want truce with Pandavas and they ended up creating more destruction for themselves.  Saying that Lord Sri Krishna wanted the war to happen would be a wrong thing.  As any person who read Bhagavadgita would accept, SrimadBhagavadGita is a call for action an it is not a war cry.

Jai SriKrishna

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