Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hindus and Muslims in India

मराठीत वाचण्याकरित खाली स्क्रोल करा.

Hindus and Muslims in India:-

I received an email from one of my friends. This gives quotes from renowned scholars and politicians about Islam and Muslims in India. I have no knowledge about authenticity about quotes. Little study of quotes show that whoever collected these must have audited and taken only a particular portion which supports individual’s views. Person whoever collected quotes and did proof reading has no clear concepts of religion and secularism. Ancient Indians considered religion in 2 parts first philosophy (termed as Vedanta)and second laws and rules (termed as Smriti). When people say that the religion is established by the god probably they mean that the philosophy of religion is formed by the god. This is the reason why every person in this world believes in certain principles like truth, life and alike. This does mean that in the entire universe there is a single religion established by an unknown energy (or power). We find hundreds of religion on earth itself. The reason as explained by Swami Vivekanandais Smriti. Laws and rules are framed for a certain society in certain place and at certain time. It is acceptable that these would vary. We are making mistake in considering these rules (Smriti) as religion and giving importance to such things which are neither universal nor eternal. The basic concept or philosophy of religion is explained by Maharshi Vyasa in just 2 lines. These are (1) Paropkaray Punyay (2) Papay parpeedanam. ‘Paropkar’ in Sanskrit means work done for others. Punya means religious (accepted by religion). Papa means against religion. Papeeda means trouble given to others. Thus whoever lives in a society can follow religion by “Helping others” So called religions known to any one follows this principle or philosophy. Thus there is no reason why we should consider Muslims are different than Indians based on ‘Religion criteria’. Other point of discussion may be the God. Muslims believe in the single god. On the other hand Hindus believe in 33 crore (330 million) gods and that to residing in stomach of a cow. There is explanation for this also inancient Indian literature. In ancient India it was believed that in a society there would be 4 types of human beings. They are categorised based on their contribution for others in the society. Those who do positive contribution even at his/her own cost is considered as the god. This means there is no limit for number of the gods. Secondly, cow in words of Swatantryaveer Savarkar is a useful animal irrespective of age of a cow. This belief in society that the gods reside in her stomach might be for ensuring safety of cow (None in the society would dare to kill cow).

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