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Christianity and Islam have segregated people between "believers" and "non-believers"

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July 08, 2017: A prominent Hindu blog writer Maria Wirth, in her latest blog post elucidates the core essence of Hinduism, which Christianity and Islam lacks. Despite Hinduism is deemed to incorporate casteism and idol worshipping in the world, it lacks the harmful aspects that Christianity and Islam have fused in its followers for more than 2000 years now.

“Hinduism is the general enquiry into absolute truth”, a differentiating feature deciphered by Maria. She explains that Hinduism is not a fixed belief system, which must be accepted as true even if it does not make sense or conform with one’s inner self. Vedas claim that human form as divine. The self or Atman is same in all human forms, it is the thoughts attached to the “pure atman” make the “self” different in one person to another.

The quest to find oneness with the divine in Hinduism is condemned in Christianity and Islam. Wirth states, “But is it true? Or are Christianity and Islam right to claim that the Divine and we are eternally separate and that He (God/Allah) wants us all to believe this and if we don’t we are punished eternally with hell?”. For her, Hinduism does not oblige blind belief within its followers. Many Rishis (sages) have been able to attain oneness with the divine by meditation which requires the stillness of mind.

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Maria took a dig at US Intelligence agencies on her blog by stating that they take Indian wisdom quiet more serious than Indians in particular. She illustrated an example in support of her assertion: A TED-X speech titled “Psychic abilities” by Russel Targ, who has worked for CIA, NASA and Army Intelligence was banned by the organisation itself. He claimed that everyone is capable of remote viewing if properly trained. “You are non-local awareness independent of time and space”, Russel quoted in this speech which is a view of Vedas.

Since the divine dwells within the human form, the consciousness of the mere fact empowers you. It leaves no room for despondency, unhappiness and depression. The golden rule thus edifies not to treat people the way you wouldn’t like to be treated. A furthermore extension of this rule makes the people kind towards animal lives also, which is the only reason why most Hindus are vegetarians.

India is the oldest and richest civilisation in the world yet in the name of supreme, foreigners who came to land discriminated people and hailed mass killings. Christianity and Islam have segregated people between “believers” and “non-believers”. As a matter of fact, believers are those who believe in fixed doctrines outlined by these religions. It does not include Hindus despite them being the greatest believers in the divine presence.

Maria concludes in her attempt to enlighten people the helpful aspects of Hinduism, “both Christianity and Islam emphasise on blind belief in their respective doctrine which is enforced with blasphemy laws and death as punishment”.

– by Staff Writer at Newsgram

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  • venkat

    Well said Maria. The two religions are more interested in increasing numbers rather than belief in truth and are causing misery to this world to show their supremacy. Their teachings are making people behave like sheep. Blindly following the wrong aspects and making the world a hell. There is no search for spiritual knowledge but only the urge to dominate by brute force

  • Mukundan PR

    There should be no place for religious fundamentalism if we want to live in peace. India and Indian rishis never advocated any type of religious fundamentalism.

  • Nidhi Mishra Pandey

    Regarding the last sentence that both Christianity and Islam emphasise on the blind belief in their doctrines but contradictory Hinduism has the tradition of arguments or we say Shashtrarth in its own fold which we don’t find anywhere. This is one of the biggest uniqueness of this religion.

  • Eternal moment

    In the Absolute there is no Hindu,Christian, Islamic, it’s pure awareness. The titles need to be dropped or there will always be conflict and pride in whose belief is better.

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  • venkat

    Well said Maria. The two religions are more interested in increasing numbers rather than belief in truth and are causing misery to this world to show their supremacy. Their teachings are making people behave like sheep. Blindly following the wrong aspects and making the world a hell. There is no search for spiritual knowledge but only the urge to dominate by brute force

  • Mukundan PR

    There should be no place for religious fundamentalism if we want to live in peace. India and Indian rishis never advocated any type of religious fundamentalism.

  • Nidhi Mishra Pandey

    Regarding the last sentence that both Christianity and Islam emphasise on the blind belief in their doctrines but contradictory Hinduism has the tradition of arguments or we say Shashtrarth in its own fold which we don’t find anywhere. This is one of the biggest uniqueness of this religion.

  • Eternal moment

    In the Absolute there is no Hindu,Christian, Islamic, it’s pure awareness. The titles need to be dropped or there will always be conflict and pride in whose belief is better.

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Puja for The Spiritualism, Not for Vulgar Entertainment

The westerners practicing Hinduism have learned a pretty well from our "scriptures" and are becoming more spiritual while we just locked up those "holy books" only in the drawers of the altar. Thus we only love to shake our “butts to the boom-boom of Bollywood”.. right in front of the Gods' idols !!!

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he westerners practicing Hinduism have learned a pretty well from our "scriptures"

By Salil Gewali

Any auspicious days in Hinduism are expected to be observed with a complete purity of action and thought. The same holds true for other religions too. As per the Hindu scriptures, the believers are required to stay away from any kind of sense gratifications, particularly when the specific days are dedicated to Gods and Goddess such as Navratri, Laxmi Puja, Krishna Janmashtami, Shivaratri, to name a few. The pathway to devotion and spiritualism should not be “desecrated” by the blot of the brazen entertainment. The scriptures logically explain why it is antithetical, and its adverse consequences.

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Incidentally, the Bhagavad Gita describes such situation as the rise of “tamasic vibes”.

 But, what a huge irony, rather a blasphemy that many people these days have started to choose the auspicious days of Gods to satisfy their base senses. Without a wee bit of regret, a certain class of people holds almost every auspicious day as the most “unmissable” occasion to booze with the friends, and what not, and stagger back home, lol! Such bizarre practices are fast catching now than ever.  Sadly, hardly any conscious people and spiritual organizations stand up and take the right measures to check such godless deviations.

What is quite unpleasant is that such a kind of unholy practices are often being facilitated by certain “Hindu intuitions” as well. On this past Laxmi Puja, the “propitious time” to perform the ritual had fallen between 6 PM to 7:53 PM. Yours truly decided to use that span of time for meditation. But hell broke loose. Apart from fireworks around, the Bollywood songs in high decibel burst forth from a certain Hindu institution quite frustrated the mission.

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Sadhu Sanga Retreat, 2016

 One senior citizen laments – “Nothing could be irreligious than the fact that a favorable time for “puja” is also being used for the wrongful purposes. We rather expect the “Hindu institutions” to teach our children Bhajan, Kirtan, and other spiritual activities, not the loud and feverish parties and disturb others.”

Another college student adds “Having been much disturbed by the noise pollution, I have persuaded my parents to shift our place of residence to elsewhere, not at least near holy places with an unholy mission. I have started to see such institutions with the eyes of suspicion these says.” Is it that our institutions are unable to use their “discretion”, and as a result, they fail to differentiate between right and wrong?  One is deeply apprehensive that Bollywood songs and vulgar dances might as well be included as a part of the “puja ritual” as we have long accepted the fun of fireworks bursting as an integral part of Laxmi Puja which in fact is just an entrenched “misconception”.

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Hinduism is expected to be observed with a complete purity of action

Needless to say, our roar for consumerism has almost drowned the whisper of inherent spiritualism. We are only just sending out the wrong messages. I’m afraid, the whole culture itself might be looked down with derision by other faiths. It might just become a subject of ridicule! It is no exaggeration, such negative notions against the “wrong practices” are all what we often read these days in several newspapers and social media. Do we want others to demean our profound spiritual heritage thus?  I believe it calls for a serious soul-searching.

Incidentally, the Bhagavad Gita describes such situation as the rise of “tamasic vibes”.  It warns in the strongest terms that mankind should absolutely be careful not to fall under the influence of any short-lived sense gratifications. Or else, our endeavor to “practice and preserve” the sanctity of a religion/spiritualism will be a futile exercise.

However, on the other hand, the westerners practicing Hinduism have learned a pretty well from our “scriptures” and are becoming more spiritual while we just locked up those “holy books” only in a drawer of the altar. Thus we only love to shake our “butts to the boom-boom of Bollywood”.. right in front of the Gods’ idols !!!

Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’.

Twitter:@SGewali.