Dr. Subramanya Swami calls on the Hindus to unite

published on November 5, 2005

 


From Mahadev


 


Kochi, Nov 05


 


The Hindus are under siege today and to resist this siege they first need unity, said Dr Subramanya Swami fromer Union Minister.


 


Speaking at a meeting of the Hindu saints in Mumbai recently, Dr Swamy said “We Hindus are under siege today, and we do not know it !! That is, what is truly alarming is that Hindu society could be dissembled today without much protest since we have been lulled or lost the capacity to think collectively as Hindus.



To resist this siege, he said, we first need Hindu unity. Numbers [of those claiming to be adherents to Hinduism] do not matter in today’s information society.It is the durability and clarity of the Hindu mindset of those who unite that matters in the forging of an instrument to fight this creeping danger.In 1947, temporal power was defacto restored to the Hindu majority. But theIndian state formally adopted secularism, which concept however was never properly defined or debated. For example, it left vague what an Indian’s connection was with the nation’s Hindu past and legacy. In the name of secularism, it was taboo for a public servant even to break a coconut or light a oil lamp to inaugurate an official function on the ground that religious symbols must not invade public life. Such orthodoxy was promoted by Jawarharlal Nehru and his Leftist advisers.


 


But then government took over supervision of temples, legislated on Hindu personal laws, and regulated religious festivals, but kept aloof from the Muslim and Christain Religious affairs.The secularism principle was foisted on As a result, the renaissance that had begun in the late nineteenth century to redefine the Hindu identity [in contemporary terms and norms valid in a pluralistic society], was aborted by the confusion thus created in Hindu minds by a vaguely understood concept of secularism.



Electoral politics further confounded the issues arising out of secularism, and hence the Indian society became gradually and increasingly fragmented in outlook and of confused perspective. Hindu society became divided by caste that became increasingly mutually antagonistic. Attempts were made through falsification in history texts adopted for curriculum in the education system to disconnect and disinherit the contemporary Indian from the past glory of Hindu India. The intrinsic Hindu unity was sought to be undone by legitimizing such bogus concepts as Aryan-Dravidian racial divide theory, or that India as a concept never existed till the British imperialists put it together, or that Indians have always been ruled by invaders from abroad. Incidentally, the Aryan-Dravidian myth has now been exploded by modern research on DNA of Indians and Europeans conducted by Professor C. Panse and other scholars.


 


Modern India was sought to be portrayed by foreign interests through this curriculum as a discontinuity in history and as a new entity much as are today’s Greece, Egypt or Iraq. That curriculum is largely intact today. On the contrary efforts are afoot to bolster the disparagement of our past in the new dispensation today. A rudderless India, disconnected from her past has, as a consequence, become a fertile field for religious poachers and neo-imperialists from abroad who paint India as a mosaic of immigrants much like a crowd on a platform in a railway junction. That is, it is clandestinely propagated that India has belonged to those who forcibly occupied it. This is the theme around which the Islamic fundamentalists and  fraud Christian crusaders are again at work, much as they were a thousand years ago, but of course in new dispensations, sophistication, and media forms. Thus the concept of intrinsic Hindu unity, and India’s Hindu foundation are dangerously under challenge by these forces. Tragically most Hindus today are not even cognizant of it.



The challenge today confronting Hindus is however much more difficult to meet than was earlier in history because the forces at work to erode and undermine Hindu faith, unlike before, are unseen, clandestine, pernicious,deceptive but most of all sophisticated and media-savvy. Tragically therefore, a much more educated and larger numbers of Hindus have been unwittingly co-opted in this sinister conspiracy directed by foreigners who have no love for India and who also see much as Lord Macauley saw in the nineteenth century, that the hoary Hindu foundation of India is a stumbling block for the furtherance of their nefarious perfidious game.



Adherence to Hinduism is also being sought to be diluted in the name of modernity and this dilution is made a norm of secularism. Religion, it is advocated, is personal. To be a good Hindu today is conceptually being reduced to just praying, piety, visiting temples, and celebrating religious festivals. The concept of a collective Hindu mindset is being ridiculed as chauvinist and retrograde, even fundamentalist.



The concept of a corporate Hindu unity and identity however is that of a collective mindset that identifies us with a motherland from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and it’s glorious past, and the concomitant resolve of it’s representative leadership defined as “chakravartin” earlier by Chanakya, to defend that vision. It is this concept and resolve that is being discarded or is just evaporating under the onslaught of the Nehruvian secularists.


However pious a Hindu becomes, however prosperous Hindu temples become from doting devotees’ offerings, when the nation is in danger it is this collective mindset of the people that matters, and not the piety of the individual in that collective.


 


Hindu society today lacking a cohesive corporate identity, is thus in the process of becoming fragmented, and hence increasingly in disarray. This fission process is on simultaneously with the reality of millions of Hindus who go to temples regularly or walk to Sabarimalai or participate in Kumbh Mela.


 


This is not what I mean when I speak of Hindu unity to this august gathering, he said. I am instead referring to the Hindu consciousness which encompasses the willingness and determination to collectively defend the faith from the erosion that is being induced by the disconnect with our glorious past. What Swami Vivekananda, Bankim Chatterjee, Sri Aurobindo, and Subramania Bharati had achieved by raising Hindu consciousness to that end, has now been depleted and dissipated over the last six decades. Even the patriotic and anguished writings of Dr. Ambedkar, and his oration in the Constituent Assembly for a strong united country have been vulgarized to advocate Hindu society’s disintegration. In his scholarly paper presented in a 1916 Columbia University seminar [and published in Indian Antiquary, vol. XLI, May 1917 p.81-95] Dr. Ambedkar stated: “It is the unity of culture that is the basis of homogeneity. Taking this for granted, I venture to say that there is no country that can rival the Indian Peninsula with respect to the unity of it’s culture. It has not only a geographic unity, but it has over and above all a deeper and much more fundamental unity—the indubitable cultural unity that covers the land from end to end”. Ambedkar wrote several such brilliant books, but alas, Nehru and his cohorts so thoroughly frustrated him that in the end bitterness drove him to Buddhism. Thus, if this degeneration and disconnect are not rectified and repaired by a resolve to unite Hindustanis [Hindus and those others who proudly identify with India’s Hindu past], the Hindu civilization may go into a tail spin and ultimately fade away like other civilizations have for much the same reason.



Of course, this sorry state has come about as a cumulative effect of a thousand years past of Islamic invasions, occupation and Imperialist colonization. But we failed to rectify the damage after the Hindus overwhelmingly got de-facto power in 1947. For this transfer of power, we sacrificed one quarter of Akhand Hindustan territory to settle those Muslims who could not bear to live or adjust with the Hindu majority.That is, by a failure to usher a renaissance after 1947 India lost her opportunity to cleanse the accumulated dirt and unwanted baggage of the past. The nation missed a change to demolish the birth-based caste theory as Ambedkar had wanted to do. The battering that the concept of Hindu unity and Indian identity has taken at the hands of Nehruvian secularists since 1947 has led to the present social malaise. Thus, even though Hindus are above 80 percent of the population in India, they have not been able to understand their roots in, and obligations to, the nation in a pluralistic Hindustani democracy.



Today the sacrilege of Hindu concepts and hoary institutions, is being carried out not with the crude brutality of a Ghazni or Ghori, but with the sophistication of the constitutional instruments of law. The desecration of Hindu icons, for example the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, is being made to look legal, thereby completely confusing the Hindu people, and thus making them unable to recognize the danger, or to realize that Hindus have to unite to defend against the threats to their legacy.


 

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  1. Gope Lalwani Reply

    May 28, 2006 at 12:01 pm

    Re: Dr. Subramanya Swami calls on the Hindus to unite
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    “In reality, it is not,’’

    She said she was confused, as India was passing through a
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    Amidst frequent clapping, she blasted the Indian government.
    She did not spare even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

    ‘There is no real democracy in India. Several states in
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  2. S.P. Attri Reply

    July 3, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Re: Dr. Subramanya Swami calls on the Hindus to unite
    Re: THE BLITHE CRUELTY OF DENIAL AND AVOIDANCE

    By S.P. Attri (USA)

    ——————————————————————————————-

    1. It is a legitimate conclusion that Hindus (majority of Hindus) are victims of a virulent form of Cognitive-Disorder (pointed out by Dr. Suseelan), and the “walls of denial/avoidance,” collect in the dragnet of Cognitive-Disorder. Cognitive Disorder is a disease, a disease of faulty-thinking, and can be treated like a disease.

    2. Writes Dr. Suseelan:

    One of the greatest challenges of a pundit is being sufficiently disciplined to find time to comprehend and assess problems that threaten the existence of the individual, the family, the community and the culture that sustains the nation.

    Question: How are we Hindus and our Hindu Holy Men (HHMs) doing, with respect to this challenge?

    Answer: Very-very poorly.

    3. It is true that Islamic/Christian ideologies are in attack mode, against the Hindu religion. But what the devil have we Hindus been doing, against this hostile fire?

    Answer: Not a tinker’s damn! In fact, we Hindus have been treating this provocation with indifference/avoidance. But this does not make the Hindu’s problem go away, nor does it protect the Hindu, from its disastrous consequences.

    4. To elaborate:

    We Hindus ( our HHMs included) have failed to recognize that:

    a. religion is a completive business

    b. all religions of the world are competing for membership.

    c. Darwin’s principle of “ survival of the fittest), simply and sedulously applies.

    4. Islamic/Christian Holy Men (Missionaries included) are not only knowledgeable about the weakness of Hinduism, but use this knowledge to attack Hinduism, denigrate Hinduism principles, and abuse our gods/goddesses. In addition, they offer tempting rewards to the weaker sections of the Hindu society, fully exploiting their poverty and ignorance.

    What do we Hindus ( and our HHM’s) do to confront/compete with this challenge?

    Answer: Nothing at all.

    Result: This indifference invites the death of Hinduism.

    5. Why are we Hindus not fighting this assault?

    Answer: 90% of our Hindus and our HHM’s are:

    a. totally ignorant of the weaknesses of both Islam and Christianity.

    b. totally ignorant of the strengths of Hinduism, and cannot get it across, to confront Islmic/Christian challenge.

    6. Is there a way out of this paradox?

    Answer: There most certainly is.

    Let me elaborate.

    As I have previously explained:

    a. Hindus are nearly always the strong section of every population, their intelligence, skills, earning power, and financial resources, are superior to those of Moslems/Christians.

    b. If Hindus allocate even a very small portion of their resources, this contribution is more than enough, to hire and train competent people, in fact thousands of such people. These are the right kind of people to do the job, that needs to be done.

    c. These Right-People will:

    I) expose the lies of Islamic/Christian ideologies

    Ii) expose the centuries-old stinking record of both Islam and Christianity

    Iii) enlighten Hindus about the strong points of Hinduism

    7. Competing in religion, is a job of the expert, it is not a job of the amateur.

    If we Hindus want to win, then we have to acquire the right kind of people.

    Surinder Paul Attri

    5

  3. S.P. Attri Reply

    July 3, 2006 at 1:45 am

    Re: Dr. Subramanya Swami calls on the Hindus to unite
    Re: THE BLITHE CRUELTY OF DENIAL AND AVOIDANCE

    By S.P. Attri (USA)

    ——————————————————————————————-

    1. It is a legitimate conclusion that Hindus (majority of Hindus) are victims of a virulent form of Cognitive-Disorder (pointed out by Dr. Suseelan), and the “walls of denial/avoidance,” collect in the dragnet of Cognitive-Disorder. Cognitive Disorder is a disease, a disease of faulty-thinking, and can be treated like a disease.

    2. Writes Dr. Suseelan:

    One of the greatest challenges of a pundit is being sufficiently disciplined to find time to comprehend and assess problems that threaten the existence of the individual, the family, the community and the culture that sustains the nation.

    Question: How are we Hindus and our Hindu Holy Men (HHMs) doing, with respect to this challenge?

    Answer: Very-very poorly.

    3. It is true that Islamic/Christian ideologies are in attack mode, against the Hindu religion. But what the devil have we Hindus been doing, against this hostile fire?

    Answer: Not a tinker’s damn! In fact, we Hindus have been treating this provocation with indifference/avoidance. But this does not make the Hindu’s problem go away, nor does it protect the Hindu, from its disastrous consequences.

    4. To elaborate:

    We Hindus ( our HHMs included) have failed to recognize that:

    a. religion is a completive business

    b. all religions of the world are competing for membership.

    c. Darwin’s principle of “ survival of the fittest), simply and sedulously applies.

    4. Islamic/Christian Holy Men (Missionaries included) are not only knowledgeable about the weakness of Hinduism, but use this knowledge to attack Hinduism, denigrate Hinduism principles, and abuse our gods/goddesses. In addition, they offer tempting rewards to the weaker sections of the Hindu society, fully exploiting their poverty and ignorance.

    What do we Hindus ( and our HHM’s) do to confront/compete with this challenge?

    Answer: Nothing at all.

    Result: This indifference invites the death of Hinduism.

    5. Why are we Hindus not fighting this assault?

    Answer: 90% of our Hindus and our HHM’s are:

    a. totally ignorant of the weaknesses of both Islam and Christianity.

    b. totally ignorant of the strengths of Hinduism, and cannot get it across, to confront Islmic/Christian challenge.

    6. Is there a way out of this paradox?

    Answer: There most certainly is.

    Let me elaborate.

    As I have previously explained:

    a. Hindus are nearly always the strong section of every population, their intelligence, skills, earning power, and financial resources, are superior to those of Moslems/Christians.

    b. If Hindus allocate even a very small portion of their resources, this contribution is more than enough, to hire and train competent people, in fact thousands of such people. These are the right kind of people to do the job, that needs to be done.

    c. These Right-People will:

    I) expose the lies of Islamic/Christian ideologies

    Ii) expose the centuries-old stinking record of both Islam and Christianity

    Iii) enlighten Hindus about the strong points of Hinduism

    7. Competing in religion, is a job of the expert, it is not a job of the amateur.

    If we Hindus want to win, then we have to acquire the right kind of people.

    Surinder Paul Attri

    5

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