Thursday, March 16, 2017

984.Vedas, Upanishad & Gita......

Vedas Upanishads and Gita know no difference between Hindus and others, from their point of view there is no “us and them.” They do not denounce anyone, it fact they gives space to those who have denounced them.  It is irony to calling Vedic Science and Upanishad Thoughts a part of a particular religion; it is like calling values and principles as a part of some religion. Vedas do not preach violence nor does it instigate to kill those who rebuke it.

Every region has its primary education showcasing its history, philosophies, art, culture and sciences. It is natural for any school of the region to teach ancient language of that region along with the philosophies. Would it not be ridiculous if in a family a rational mind encourages the mother tongue of the neighbour by sidelining their own? Would it not be stupidity if the history of other region is given more preference than to know about the history of their region? Indian ancient thought were never confining to one region or religion as it was framed to the advancement of the entire mankind of the world.

Today, if a light minded person feels the need to introduce to the younger generation the culture, tradition and dharma as expounded by Vedas, Upanishads and Gita as a curriculum in primary schools he is branded “communal” and Fundamentalist.

Does secularism in my country India mean to belittle our ancient cultures and traditions and abuse them??? Is it not very idiotic to bat for reservation on the basis of caste/religion and impose an intolerant alien tradition on the top of our rich Indian culture??? When we have understood through Vedas, Upanishads and Gita that we are all from the same source and hence all are entitled to everything in nature according to what we deserve.

How foolishly we have disregarded the promotion and study of Veda, Upanishads and Gita which is considered as a psychological recourse by many renowned scientists around the world. Every nation in the world is proud of her history and culture and ensures promotion of it, while here it is discomfort among my own brethren to be proud of what is appreciated by others outside my land.

It is not wrong to know about other countries culture and tradition but glorifying it at the cost of demeaning our culture by calling it gibberish, uncivilized and barbaric is misfortune indeed. It is a slow poison to the young of my country as it not only distorts the truth about our culture but also conditions the young mind with a feel of inferiority complex and lack of pride for our heritage. The young start perceiving the philosophies of others superior and our own is branded as outdated. They conclude that any concept established by a foreign author is better than that brought out by an Indian author who has based his writing on those ancient culture and tradition. 

I find many posting the quotes from foreign authors which may make me feel modern and nice to read, but in fact it is all just the same old thought which one can find in Vedas, Upanishads and Gita with different words. To me Rumi and Iqbal have told the same which we knew long back. Words might have changed there but the essence of the thought is the same. Yet out of perplexity we love to read from them instead of getting it from the source........ Irony isn't it??? 

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