Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hindutva != Hinduism

Why there exists a sea of gap between the Hindutva definition of RSS and that of Hinduism by Indian saints/ Masters. RSS claims itself to be a Hindu organization and it portrays itself as the savior and preacher of Hindu dharma. But the below quotations in comparison clearly depicts that there is a gap between the Hinduism defined by RSS and preached by Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Paramahamsa, Ramana maharshi. I randomly picked few quotes. Hindu dharma or Sanathana dharma is entirely different from the RSS Hindutva agenda.
What great philosophers and saints like Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Paramahamasa etc  said
What RSS said ?
“If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all …. So it is with the universal religion, which runs through all the various religions of the world in the form of God; it must and does exist through eternity. ‘I am the thread that runs through all these pearls… ‘ (Gita) and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof, only the majority of mankind is entirely unconscious of it [ Vivekananda - I]

he Mohammedan conquest of India came as a salvation to the downtrodden, to the poor. That is why one-fifth of our people have become Mohammedans. It was not the sword that did it all. It would be the height of madness to think it was all the work of sword and fire. And one-fifth — one-half — of your Madras people will become Christians if you do not take care. Was there ever a sillier thing before in the world than what I saw in Malabar country? The poor Pariah is not allowed to pass through the same street as the high-caste man, but if he changes his name to a hodge-podge English name, it is all right; or to a Mohammedan name, it is all right. What inference would you draw except that these Malabaris are all lunatics, their homes so many lunatic asylums, and that they are to be treated with derision by every race in India until they mend their manners and know better. Shame upon them that such wicked and diabolical customs are allowed; their own children are allowed to die of starvation, but as soon as they take up some other religion they are well fed. There ought to be no more fight between the castes. [ Vivekananda - II]
“Sangh does not want to blame anybody else for the present degraded state of the society. When the people start blaming others, then there is weakness in them. It is futile to blame the strong for the injustice done to the weak… Sangh does not want to waste its invaluable time in abusing or criticizing others. If we know that large fish eat the smaller ones, it is outright madness to blame the big fish. Law of nature whether good or bad is true all the time [ RSS ]
Swa matha branthi [ My creed/religion is the best ] is the most dangerous [ Bhagawad Geetha]

"If there are errors in other religions, that is none of our business. God, to whom the world belongs, takes care of that." (p. 559) [ Ramakrishna]
'Unfortunately in our country our Constitution has equated the children of the soil with the aggressor, and given equal rights to everybody, just as a person without understanding may give equal rights to his children and to the thieves in his house and distribute the property among all.'[RSS]
"Each religion has helped mankind. Paganism increased in man the light of beauty, the largeness and height of his life, his aim at a many-sided perfection; Christianity gave him some vision of divine love and charity; Buddhism has shown him a noble way to be wiser, gentler, purer, Judaism and Islam how to be religiously faithful in action and zealously devoted to God; Hinduism has opened to him the largest and profoundest spiritual possibilities. " [ Aurobindo]
The foreign races in Hindusthan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but those of the glorification of the Hindu race and culture, i.e., of the Hindu nation and must loose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment — not even citizen's rights. There is, at least, should be, no other course for them to adopt. We are an old nation; let us deal, as old nations ought to and do deal, with the foreign races, who have chosen to live in our country". (Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar's, We or Our Nationhood Defined)...[RSS]
"Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities." [ Swami Vivekananda - III]
To keep up the purity of the Race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her (sic) purging the country of the Semitic Races — the Jews. Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well nigh impossible it is for Races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindusthan to learn and profit by. [RSS]

Unfortunately the core values of sanathana dharma as explained to us by likes of Vivekananda namely Tolerance, Equality, and universality are thrown to the wind by RSS. They started their agenda with being guardians of Hindus and wished to establish a Hindu nation in accordance with Shastra’s like Manushastra etc… Their immediate victims were the Non Hindus and the so called untouchables well within the Hindu caste system. Untouchables in general the Non upper caste are also victims of RSS agenda although RSS claims to take all Hindus under one umbrella. The sole reason for this being their strong trust in Manushastra whose pedestal is inequality. Only hardened minds can believe in the principles described in Manushastra. Their cheap attacks in Mangalore that happened recently are also partly due to the text in shastra’s which denied freedom to women and hence any women with a modern outlook are easy prey to such people [ … be continued]

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