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India wins freedom 2.0- Tarek Fatah

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FATAH:

India wins freedom 2.0

BY TAREK FATAH

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: AUG 6, 2019

A major shift took place in the Indian subcontinent on Monday when the government of India revoked   the special status it had conferred on its only Muslim-majority state – the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

In doing so, India demonstrated a spinal cord of steel, this coming after 1,000 years of Arab, Turkic, Persian and Afghan Islamic invasions, followed by Portuguese, French and British colonization, had reduced it to mere spaghetti.

India today stands as tall as the Himalayas and walks as gracefully as the Bengal tiger.

As expected, Pakistan invoked its self-styled role as the godfather of India’s Islamists. The country’s military-backed Prime Minister Imran Khan made a barely concealed threat of a nuclear attack unless India revoked its actions taken on its own sovereign territory.

Khan told a joint session of the Pakistan parliament, “if we fight a war till we shed the last drop of our blood, who will win that war? No one will win it and it will have grievous consequences for the entire world,” he thundered. Then, as if to mollify his threat of a worldwide nuclear catastrophe, Khan fooled no one by insisting: “This is not nuclear blackmail.”

Khan then played the race card: “What they (Indian government) did in Kashmir is in accordance with their ideology. They have a racist ideology … ingrained in their ideology that puts Hindus above all other religions and seeks to establish a state that represses all other religious groups.”

India’s actions were taken through a change in two articles of its constitution that won approval in both houses of the country’s parliament. The fact this led Pakistan to threaten nuclear war tells us why so many of us consider the country not just a state sponsor of terrorism, but a threat to world peace under a military that is carrying out a genocide on its own people in the occupied once independent country of Balochistan.

India has a peculiarity to its history. Unlike the Persian and Egyptian civilizations that crumbled in the face of Islamic expansionism of the 7th and 8th centuries, India’s Hindu society was able to survive despite the total erasure of Hinduism from the 5,000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization by the Arab marauder Muhammad Bin Qasim and later murderous plunderers such as Tamerlane and the Moguls ending with the looting of its riches and resources by the British.

When they finally left in 1947, Britain amputated India’s limbs to partition the ancient land into three, with the Islamic State of Pakistan flanking India on both its eastern and western borders.

On paper India had won its freedom in August 15, 1947, but on the ground the ancient plundered land was not free until Monday.

Acting in good faith and making India secular to accommodate its Muslim minority, for decades its Hindu leaders distanced themselves from their heritage.

India’s first education minister came from a family in Mecca that claimed to be a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad.

In fact, India is the only major civilization country where you are systematically taught to hate your heritage and glorify the invaders who came to destroy it. And this absurdity is called “secularism.”

Anyone standing up for the rights of India’s Hindu heritage of its indigenous and aboriginal population, who took pride in their ancient Vedic texts was labelled by the slur of being an “ultra-right Hindu nationalist,” while those who propagated the total Islamization of India under the Arab doctrine of “Ghazwa-e-Hind” and the eradication of every Hindu Temple were free to claim such hate as being their “right” to practice their faith.

But in the words of Bob Dylan, “the times, they are a changing.” India has finally won its freedom from the clutches of those who mock its heritage and wish it harm.

Under this new freedom, India’s Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians will be equals before the law and not hide behind “special status.”

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Brindavana of Sri Vyasatirtha

Brindavana of Sri Vyasatirtha (Rajaguru of Krishnadevaraya) has been destroyed last night by miscreants. Nava Brundavana Kshetra, an island in Tungabhadra river, adjacent to Hampi. Outrageous!


Navabrundaavana (also known as Navavrundhaavana and Navabrindavan) ನವ ಬೃಂದಾವನ is located at Hampi, Karnataka. It contains the Brundaavanas of nine Hindu Acharyas, who belong to Uttaradi Mutt, Sri Raghavendra mutt, Sri Vyasaraja mutt and the Sri SriPadaraja mutt and other prominent Madhwa Mutts. It is located on an island in the Tungabhadra River. The nine Dharmacharyas are:

Shree Padmanabha Tirtha, direct Sishya of Jagadguru Shri Madhvacharya

Shree Kavindra Teertharu

Shree Vageesha Teertharu

Shree Raghuvarya Teertharu

Shree Vyaasa Teertharu or Vyasaraajaru

Shree Sudheendhra Teertharu (Guru of Mantralaya Shri Raghavendra Tirtha)

Shree Srinivaasa Teertharu

Shree Raama Teertharu

Shree Govinda Vodeyaru

Narada Muni

There are many devatas and rishis who are wrongly depicted in movies and modern books. The roles of nArada, Yama, Indra, Chitragupta are the usually portrayed by comedians.
Laughing at any jokes, nay, even the mere act of watching these silently means you have accumulated sin.
In reality, we must forever be indebted to these devatas.

The etymology of the name nArada is — “nAram j~nAnam dadAti iti nAradaH” — bestower of wisdom and thus nArada. Most of the important literature that Hinduism rests on today has
a contribution from nArada. The first shloka of Ramayana starts with — tapaswAdhyAya niratam, tapsi vAkvidAm varam*, nAradam paripappracha vAlmikirmuni pungavam.

Observe that the first proper noun that occurs in Ramayana is that of nArada’s. Observe also the adjectives that are used for nArada- “ever engrossed in study of vedas and meditation”, “excellent among knowers of veda”, “eminent among sages”. Hindu literature gives a lot of importance to the mangalacharana shloka — no wonder then, that by taking the name of nArada in its first shloka
Ramayana has outlived all history books in the world and will be there for as long as the Sun and Moon. In the conversation that takes place, Valmiki asks nArada questions
and nArada preaches Valmiki the story of entire Ramayana. The first 100 shlokas of Ramayana which describe this condensed conversation are popularly called as Baala ramayana.
In one of the versions of how the robber Ratnakara got transformed into sage Valmiki, it is nArada who teaches “mara mara” to Valmiki.

It is nArada again who requests VedaVyAsa to compose BhAgawata purana. In the same BhAgawata, nArada describes his own story of a previous birth.

ucchiṣṭa-lepān anumodito dvijaiḥ
sakṛt sma bhuñje tad-apāsta-kilbiṣaḥ
evaṁ pravṛttasya viśuddha-cetasas
tad-dharma evātma-ruciḥ prajāyate

Highlighting the importance of good company and serving the wise rishis. nArada was a servant boy and served the rishis with a pure heart. The rishis blessed the boy with spiritual knowledge.

nArada was the guru of both prahlAda and dhruva. prahlAda is taught by nArada even while he in his mother’s womb. The child grows up to be a great bhagavadbhakta when he is born.

In the case of Dhurva, nArada first tests dhruva’s resolve and then gives the mantropadesha of Om Namo Bhagavate VAsudevAya.

on the instruction of Lord viSHnu, nArada also leads the ignorant and tAmasic souls to further ignorance . e.g nArada puts a doubt in Kamsa’s mind that any of the children born
to Devaki could be the cause of Kamsa’s death This makes kamsa develop further hatred for the lord and commit child killings. Many mistake this as a cruel act of nArada.
In reality, nArada has only brought out the true colors of kamsa.

The popular satyanArAyana kathA found in skanda purANa starts with nArada approaching viSHnu and asking for a simple solution for people on earth especially of kaliyuga.

In summary, devarishi nArada’s role in origins of Itihasas and Puranas, spread of namasankirtana, mentoring of other bhaktas is truly an act of benevolence upon
those who are on the path of spiritual progress.

The next time you or your well-wishers watch a movie and see any of our spiritual gurus being depicted in wrong light, just change the channel or lodge a protest if possible.
May nArada bless us all with sadbuddhi and take us on the right path. Jai Sriman Narayana.

 

-Arun Harnoor

Credit for Electoral Reforms goes to Mahaswamigal! — TN Seshan

Shri TN Seshan had gone to meet Paramacharya in the early 90s, after he was transferred from the post of Home Secretary to the post of Chief Election Commissioner – considered a sinecure among Indian civil servants in early 90s.

Paramacharya, who was 97 when a visibly disappointed Seshan came to meet Him, immediately sensed the cause of his disappointment and counseled him to treat the transfer as an opportunity granted by God to serve the Indian public. He had suggested that Seshan visit the Uthiramerur temple (~15 kms from Kanchi Sri Matam) and read through the details of electoral regulations prevalent in India about 1000 years ago, including qualifications of candidates that can contest elections.

In the words of Mr. Seshan, ‘The credit for Electoral reforms must go to Kanchi Mahaswami, but for who this would not have been possible. At 97, He had such clarity and described minute details of the electoral rules embossed on the northern walls of the Uthiramerur temple. And mentioned to me that even implementing a tenth of these reforms, would be a great service to India”.

The rest as we know is history. An inspired and reinvigorated Seshan went back to reform the Indian electoral system, ultimately resulting in the coinage – ‘Seshan vs Nation’3 A key takeaway for all next-gen managers from our Guru, is to develop a historical perspective in our respective fields of endeavor both to avoid repeating mistakes and to stay inspired.

 

Courtesy: https://vandeguruparamparaam.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/credit-for-electoral-reforms-goes-to-mahaswamigal-tn-seshan/

डॉ. आंबेडकर जी से गद्दारी करने वाली कांग्रेस

कल १४ अप्रैल. डॉ. बाबासाहब आंबेडकर जी की जयंती. चुनाव का माहौल हैं. कांग्रेस के नेता कल डॉ. आंबेडकर जी की प्रतिमा पर माला डालने अवश्य आएंगे. उन्हें रोकिये. उनका कोई अधिकार नहीं हैं बाबासाहब जी की प्रतिमा पर माल्यापर्ण करने का.. जिस कांग्रेस ने जीते जी आंबेडकर जी को जलील किया, उनकी उपेक्षा की और उनके मृत्यु के ६३ वर्ष के बाद भी जो संविधान की धारा बदलने के नाम पर उनका अपमान कर रहे हैं, वो किस अधिकार से आंबेडकर जी को के नाम से वोट मांग सकते हैं?

स्वतन्त्रता मिलने तक कांग्रेस ने आंबेडकर जी का खुलकर विरोध किया. उनके आग्रह के विरोध में गाँधी जी ने अनशन किया और यह सुनिश्चित किया की आंबेडकर जी उन्हें शरण आये. यह समझौता ‘पूना पैक्ट’ के नाम से जाना जाता हैं. “व्हॉट काँग्रेस एंड गांधी हैव डन टू द अनटचेबल्स?” (काँग्रेस और गांधी ने अछूतों के लिये क्या किया?) इस किताब के साथ, आम्बेडकर ने गांधी और कांग्रेस दोनो पर अपने हमलों को तीखा कर दिया था, उन्होंने उन पर ढोंग करने का आरोप लगाया था.

यह तो अच्छा हुआ की अंग्रेजों के पहल पर राष्ट्रीय सरकार बनी, जिसके कारण कांग्रेस को आंबेडकर जी को सरकार में रखना पड़ा, और उन्हें क़ानून मंत्री बनाना पड़ा. अकेले नेहरू की चलती, तो आंबेडकर जी कभी भी केंद्र में मंत्री नहीं बन पाते. बाद में नेहरू की कांग्रेस ने यह सुनिश्चित किया, की सन १९५२ का पहला लोकसभा का चुनाव आंबेडकर जी जीत नहीं पाए. बॉम्बे नार्थ से उन्होंने चुनाव लड़ा. लेकिन कांग्रेस ने सभी हथखण्डे अपनाकर उन्हें पराभूत किया. फिर १९५४ में महाराष्ट्र के भंडारा में उन्होंने उपचुनाव लड़ा. यहाँ उनके अनुयाइयों की संख्या बहुत ज्यादा थी. किन्तु यहाँ भी कांग्रेस ने उनको जितने नहीं दिया. अंत में अन्य दलों की मदद से वे बंगाल से राज्यसभा में चुने गए.

यह समझने के लिए, की कांग्रेस ने आंबेडकर जी के साथ कैसा बर्ताव किया, उन्ही के एक आलेख का अंश – “Having led the untouchables against the Congress for full five years in the Round Table Conference and in the joint Parliamentary Committee, I could not pretend to be unaffected by the results of the elections. To me the question was: Had the untouchables gone over to the Congress. Such a thing was to me unimaginable. For, I could not believe that the untouchables-apart from a few agents of the Congress who are always tempted by the Congress gold to play the part of the traitor — could think of going over to the Congress en masse forgetting how Mr Gandhi and the Congress opposed, inch by inch up to the very last moment, every one of their demands for political safeguards.”

जीते जी आंबेडकर जी को अपमानित करने वाली कांग्रेस ने उन्हें मरने के बाद भी नहीं छोड़ा. आंबेडकर जी के संविधान में छेड़छाड़ कर, उसे बदल कर, ये कांग्रेसी, उन्हें अब भी अपमानित ही कर रहे हैं.

आंबेडकर जी धारा ३७० के पक्ष में नहीं थे. शेख अब्दुल्ला, नेहरू और कृष्णा स्वामी अय्यंगार जैसे कांग्रेस के कुछ नेताओं के आग्रह पर उन्होंने इस धारा का अस्थायी रूप से संविधान में समावेश किया था. लेकिन उनका मानना था की यह धारा जल्द से जल्द हटना चाहिए. और अभी कुछ दिन पहले कांग्रेस ने घोषणा पत्र में यह वादा किया हैं की धारा ३७० कभी नहीं हटेगी…!

संविधान सभा की बैठकों के वृत्त में यह लिखा गया हैं की डॉ. आंबेडकर जी ने देशद्रोह की धाराओं पर आग्रही भूमिका ली थी और यह धाराएं अपने कठोर रूप में रहे, यह सुनिश्चित किया था. विगत सप्ताह कांग्रेस ने अपने घोषणा पत्र में देशद्रोह की धारा 124 A हटाने का वचन दिया..!

इसका अर्थ स्पष्ट हैं. कांग्रेस ने डॉ. आंबेडकर जी के विचारों की और उनके लिखे संविधान की धज्जियां उड़ाई हैं. इस लिए उन्हें डॉ. बाबासाहब आंबेडकर जी की प्रतिमा पर हार पहनाने का कोई हक़ नहीं हैं. सच्चे आंबेडकर जी के अनुयायी हैं, तो इन कोंग्रेसियों को रोकिये..!

– प्रशांत पोळ