Sunday, March 19, 2017

YES THIS IS HINDUISM : WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT BEING A HINDU - BY FRANCOIS GAUTIER

Yes, this is Hinduism. I'm also somewhere in these descriptions.

1)Believe in God ! - Aastik - Accepted
2)Don't believe in God ! - You're also accepted.
..as Nastik
3)You want to worship idols - You are a murti pujak - Please go ahead.
4)You dont want to worship idols - no problem. You can focus on Nirguna Brahman.
5) You want to criticise something in our religion. Come forward. We are logical. Nyaya, Tarka etc. are core Hindu schools.
6) You want to accept beliefs as it is. Most welcome. Please go ahead with it.
7) You want to start your journey by reading Bhagvad Gita - Sure !
8) You want to start your journey by reading Upanishads - Go ahead
9) You want to start your journey by reading Purana - Be my guest.
10) You just don't like reading Puranas or other books. No problem my dear. Go by Bhakti tradition . ( bhakti- devotion)
11) You don't like idea of Bhakti ! No problem. Do your Karma. Be a karmayogi.
12) You want to enjoy life. Very good. No problem at all. This is Charvaka Philosophy.
13) You want to abstain from all the enjoyment of life & find God - jai ho ! Be a Sadhu, an ascetic !
14) You don't like the concept of God. You believe in Nature only - Welcome. (Trees are our friends and Prakriti or nature is worthy of worship).
15) You believe in one God or Supreme Energy. Superb! Follow Advaita philosophy
16) You want a Guru. Go ahead. Receive gyaan.
17) You don't want a Guru.. Help yourself ! Meditate, Study !
18) You believe in Female energy ! Shakti is worshipped.
19) You believe that every human being is equal. Yeah! You're awesome, come on let's celebrate Hinduism! "Vasudhaiva kutumbakam" (the world is a family)
20) You don't have time to celebrate the festival.
Don't worry. One more festival is coming! There are multiple festivals every single day of the year.
21) You are a working person. Don't have time for religion. Its okay. You will still be a Hindu.
22) You like to go to temples. Devotion is loved.
23) You don't like to go to temples - no problem. You are still a Hindu!
24) You know that Hinduism is a way of life, with considerable freedom.
25) You believe that everything has God in it. So you worship your mother, father, guru, tree, River, Prani-matra, Earth, Universe!
26) And If you don't believe that everything has GOD in it - No problems. Respect your viewpoint.
27) "Sarve jana sukhino bhavantu " (May you all live happily)
You represent this! You're free to choose, my dear Hindu!
This is exactly the essence of Hinduism, all inclusive .. That is why it has withstood the test of time inspite of repeated onslaught both from within and outside, and assimilated every good aspects from everything . That is why it is eternal !!!
There is a saying in Rigveda , the first book ever known to mankind which depicts the Hinduism philosophy in a Nutshell -" Ano bhadrah Krathavo Yanthu Vishwathah"- Let the knowledge come to us from every direction".
Forwarded as received,found it interesting.

(SOURCE : FB POST OF Achuthan Raghavan)

6 comments:

  1. The word HINDU is found anywhare in Vedas, puranas Bhagavdgeeta etc?2.AUM ALLAH AaMEN Why first word is "A? "GOD, is ONE and same in all reigions creeds, languages etc.A is first word of all languages.GOD is FIRST creater of UNIVERSE __--YR Sastry

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  2. karunakaran a ex havildarMarch 21, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    The hinduism and other religions holy books are universal none claims right on that, if you find substance in any religion you take that path to attain salvation . stop criticise which is greater or inferior, everything is superior if your introspection thinks so, it is mandatory to know the truth from the oral version of any one, analyse and apply definitely you may trek on the correct path to reach the ultimate, do not waste your time god is personal or impersonal, everything is at your door step, choose the divine path wholeheartedly almighty will assimilate you with him

    om nama shivaya

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  3. Yeleswarapu SastryMarch 21, 2017 at 2:11 PM
    GOD=AUM =TIME (past=Brahma,Present=Vihsnu,Future=Shiva).We say, my hand-my leg- my head ets. what is I?_Body,mind,intelect-SELF
    .Shree Achuta please explain this to people.LtColYR Sastry(Retd)

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  4. The one who says GOD is there-He has infact not seen the GOD.Vice versa-The one who saw God is not alive to tell us that he seen the GOD

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  5. Spiritual Heart of a person is a place, where one can imbibe the wine of "Divine Love".

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  6. Sri Achuthan Raghavan has brought up a beautiful paraphrase of the Hindu; these are suitable to all who count; the believer, the theist ,atheist, the fake and the serious.. Actually Hinduism as we name it is not a hard bind treatise.. its the way of life and belief-whatsoever,that followed by the human race who abided between the Himalayas and the `Samudras ! The main objective being that of `Knowing the truth` of all that is perceived by the senses, the brain or the mind, its origin and the course of change and retreat to oblivion, and also what remains after the organism rots away.. And so its the most liberal way of finding the what is...! Thanks Achuthan Raghavan for bringing this to light.

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