December 11, 2018

Hindu and Hindu baba’s Industries

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“Tasmad asaktah satatam karyam karma samacara asakto hy acaran karma param apnoti purushah”

 

Therefore, without being attached to the results of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme [1]

When lord Krishna told about the principle of karma to Arjun. He was trying to convince him that it’s an eternal duty of human to act according to his nature without attaching to him with the result.

But do we Indians follow the advice of Krishna?

 

धर्मःतस्माद्धर्मात् परं नास्त्य् अथो अबलीयान् बलीयाँसमाशँसते धर्मेण यथाराज्ञैवम्।

योवैस धर्मः सत्यं वै तत् तस्मात्सत्यं वदन्तमाहुर् धर्मं वदतीति धर्मं वा वदन्तँ सत्यं वदतीत्य् एतद्ध्येवैतदुभयं भवति ।।

 

Nothing is higher than Dharma. The weak overcomes the stronger by Dharma, as over a king. Truly that Dharma is the Truth (Satya); therefore, when a man speaks the Truth, they say, “He speaks the Dharma”; and if he speaks Dharma, they say, “He speaks the Truth!” For both is one. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 1.4.xiv [2]

Upanishad says, there is nothing higher than Dharma [3], the person who speaks truth follow Dharma. Dharma itself is “truth, duty and righteous action according to time and place”. Do we follow the dharma?

Now, these bunny shops of Ram Rahim, Rampal, Kumar Swami, Swami om, Radhe maa and Nirmal Baba which claim themselves as Hindu guru controlling the society which is directionless.

But then question raise why it’s happening at all? A society with four Veda’s and 108 Upanishads confines to looters in name of dharma. According to me, there are many reasons behind this hollow following:

  1. Lack of knowledge about dharma
  2. Lack of institutional knowledge of Veda and other Indian philosophy.
  3. Lack of confidence of traditional scholars to debunk these gangs of fake gurus.

Dharma- The eternal law of the cosmos, inherent in the very nature of things.[4] shall be followed in light of Vedas. This is the arrangement of Universal supreme principle is known as Brahman [5]. Now, these days no one believes in this basic principle of dharma and karma and everyone looking for the shortcut to get success. Seeking of such shortcut way to get profits traps people under various superstition and gurus.

Example: A student thinks if he will do worship of various god and gurus might be he will get the good number in the exam. A trader thinks that if he will install a guru picture in the shop will help him to gain money. An unemployed think that if he will visit such and such temple will help him to get the job. This physiological fear of failing and ignorance about the true nature of Brahman will trap them into the circle of such gurus that used religion as a tool of extorting money from their devotees.

If anyone gets benefits through chance, he simply attributes his success to such gurus. He simply never attributed his success to his hard work and this nature creates the frenzy of blind devotion. Another people follow that blind faith as rumor and ended up by losing money, get cheated and sometimes worse. But a large chunk of people who might be not benefited but has the sheer sense of emotion towards guru will end up as brainwashed who cannot dissect the wrongdoings of their gurus. There reason and rationality ended and they follow blindly that person without common sense. Every guru used tactics to get into power like charity and emotional sermon.

Money has three destination- Charity, Use and abuse [6]

These gurus have become an instrument of converting black money through donation. Such black money either been spent on drugs, crime and sex rather than the real development of society. But in such case, if any complaint been launched against these ghettos, ruling government has seen them as vote bank or cashing the vote bank of devotees. These fake gurus used devotees to create anarchy for pressurizing courts and system which has been seen in case of Rampal and Ram Rahim.

The Only solution of such problem is “Spreading the words of Vedas and Dharma”. This is the moral duty of any traditional scholar, teacher, and the follower of dharma to spread words about the real meaning of Hinduism. Its moral duty of every Indian (irrespective of their religion) to talk against such ghettos of religion (let it be Rampal or Zakir Naik). We need to relive the Krishna and Rama amongst citizen by reforming the school of Dharma to be more effective and impactful.

 

According to a verse of Dhammapada:-

 

Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati

 

sabbarasam dhammaraso jinati

 

sabbaratim dhammarati jinati

 

tanhakkhayo sabbadukkham jinati.- Dhammapada Verse 354

 

On one occasion, at a meeting of the Devas in the Tavatimsa realm, four questions were raised, but the devas failed to get the correct answers. Eventually, Sakka took these devas to the Buddha at the Jetavana monastery. After explaining their difficulty, Sakka presented the following four questions:

 

(a) Among gifts, which is the best?

 

(b) Among tastes, which is the best?

 

(c) Among delights, which is the best?

 

(d) Why is the eradication of craving said to be the most excellent

 

Buddha reply:-

 

“Oh Sakka, the Dhamma is the noblest of all gifts, the best of all tastes and the best of all delights. Eradication of Craving leads to the attainment of arahatship and is, therefore, the greatest of all conquests.”[7]

 

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Reference

 

[1] Bhagwat Gita As it is. Chapter 3, Verse 19. http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/3/19/en1

 

[2] The Mukhya Upanishads: Books of Hidden Wisdom, Kshetra, ISBN 978-1495946530, page 481, for discussion: pages 478-505- Charles Johnston.

 

[3] Dharma in Eastern Religion- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma

 

[4] Google definition of Dharma.

 

https://www.google.ae/search?rlz=1C1NHXL_enAE694AE694&q=dharma+definition&oq=dharma+definition&gs_l=psy-ab.12…0.0.0.101304.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1..64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.FbpxItWK3x4

 

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahman

 

[6] An Indian proverb.

 

[7] Dhammapada Verse 354- Sakkapanha Vatth

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