Oh man, you are so delusional hence you do not know what you are talking about (ie Taj Mahal).
The main reason of decay of these great works is prevention of education to ladies and other sects atleast now these shall be in public domain so that every Hindu TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS LEGACY.
The narration is well woven and to some extent appealing. The Hindu philosophy proclaims eternal continuous cycle of births and deaths. Since I do not remember any act of previous life, if any, I am unable to think and act on the lines in that direction. Even persons who claimed to know their deeds in previous life, act in usual manner. Science throws light on the nature of man that he could utilize 5-8% his brain and the remaining being dormant. With this 5-8% utilized brain, he concluded that only 4% of the universe is visible and the remaining 96% is dark matter and dark energy. Moreover, this 96% dark matter is not governed by those physical laws which are applicable in the 4% visible Universe. In view of all this, it is very difficult on the part of human being (his faculties of intellectual, imagination, conception, perception,etc.,) to arrive at the conclusion of theory of karma of Man / Eternal continuous cycle of births and deaths.
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The Concept of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and its decline
Today's social environment has been overcrowded with unlimited spiritual discourses and activities of countless spiritual masters , Yogis, self-styled Yugavataras, Pparamahansas, Yoga- gurus etc. But a scrutiny of the practical life of man is replete with crime, adultery, injustice and violence the impact of which seems to be noticeably negative. Some of fake Babas and Gurus are caught in the net of investigation and badly exposed before the public bringing dishonour and infamy to the Sanatan Hindu religion. The young generation is greatly misled by the so-called spiritual bigots and are prone to extreme indiscipline, intolerance in their social behaviour in absence of true masters and guides.
It is imperative to shed some light upon the very concept of Hinduism and its tradition in order to save the social character from this mad inrush towards the black hole of doom and despair. Therefore, we must examine the correct meaning of Hinduism and the true role of spiritual masters to achieve its objectives in the world context.
The Hindu religion is synonymous with the Sanatana Dharma, the religion for eternity. It is life itself, not to be believed but to be lived. Other religions are preponderatingly religions of faith and profession but the Sanatana Dharma has been preserved for the salvation of humanity since the age of the Vedas. The nation Aryabrata Bharat which professes and practises Hindu religion never aspires to rise for self as other countries do nor does she try to trample on the weak. The very aim of this religion is to bring enlightenment upon each and every human being irrespective of caste, creed and nationality. This eternal religion is not confined to the narrow boundaries of a single country. Rather it embraces all others. It is a universal religion. Therefore it is eternal. On the contrary, the various sectarian religions, cults and practices meet their decay only after a few short periods of survival. The Sanatana Dharma teaches the humanity tolerance in all circumstances and situations, non-violence in thought, speech and action, and respect for other religions in spirit of impartiality.
" That which lives forever is the Sanatana Dharma, the true Hindu religion. It enumerates all possible means of God-Realisation which all other religions too acknowledge. That which is God in each and every being can be approachable by conscious human endeavour in transcendence of the individual ego and total self-surrender to the Almighty, the all-pervading universal consciousness. Life and religion are intermingled in the Sanatana Dharma thus making the evolutionary human journey in the path of Truth , Freedom and Immortality".
“Asato ma sadgamayah
Tamaso ma jyotirgamayah
The journey is always “from falsehood to Truth, from darkness to Enlightenment and from death to Immortality.” The practitioner not only professes it but practises it in the very core of his being. In words of Sri Aurobindo”……….it is the Sanatana Dharma which for us is nationalism. The Hindu nation was born with the Sanatana Dharma, with it it moves, and with it it grows. When the Sanatana dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatana dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatana dharma it would perish. The Sanatana Dharma, that is nationalism.” The Hindu religion teaches the world Knowledge, i.e. the path of spiritual detachment. Its principles and practices are to help humanity to rise above petty rivalry, ignorance and delusion, crudeness of intelligence, unsystematic thinking and inertia. It invites each and everybody to share its ideology and become an active participant of the Play of the Divine. The saints and seers of the spiritual Himalayan abode devote their entire life for one theme : Love- for Nature; Love for creatures and Love for all. No other nations of the world ever cherish this ideal of universal love nor do any strive after them.
The true picture of the Sanatana Dharma now remains hidden behind the faulty practices and wrong undoings of self-professed spiritual masters and thus bears a distorted look. For instance, the greatest laurel of austerity conferred upon the most advanced sadhak (practitioner of spirituality) is termed as Paramahansa. It refers to the highest state of God-realisation in the spiritual lineage that cannot be attained by ordinary physical means. The Paramahansa is a liberated state of being, completely rid of passion, fear or anger, wholly absorbed in the Supreme.He never builds a shelter of his own nor does he ask for it. His physical body and the eternal immutable Self are the only dwelling places for yogis of Paramahansa cult. He never identifies himself with an Avatara (incarnation of God) nor does he entitles himself as Yugavatara. The perfected being of the Paramahansa identifies himself with infinite consciousness in life as well as in death. The self-knowledge and love of this spiritual discipline of Hinduism or the Sanatana Dharma embraces the whole humanity in an unbreakable bond of universal harmony and goodwill.
The term Hindu and its true meaning
Hindu is not a religion. That’s the reason why it does not have a founder of its own. Hindu is not a tribe too and it is not confined to any community in particular. The meaning of the word Hindu is an all-embracing universality. Its practitioner discards all meanness in mind, behavior ant attitude as well. The sacred term Hindu stands for an enlightened and enriched culture.. According to the Veda it is “apaurusheya”, i.e. not to be expressed in etymological terms. In ancient vast land of Brahmavartavarsha Bharatvarsha or Hindustan there used to live Aryas, Buddhas, Shaivas, Ganapatyas, Saura Christian, and even the Muslims who were worthily given the name as Hindus. Those who are capable of discarding all meanness of mind and life can truly be termed as Hindu. The meaning of the word Hindu is discussed in detail in the ancient dictionary called “Ramkosha” which defines Hindu as the giver of punishment to the wicked and evil-doers . The true Hindu vehemently opposes all uncivilized behavior and untoward activities in human collectivity. He always professes and practises good and humanitarian values.
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Its tenets are : ‘the whole universe is based upon an all-pervading Divine Consciousness of the Brahman. Whatever objects you envision around you is the outward manifestation of the Satchidananda Consciousness which reigns supreme in one and all. You must recognize this supreme entity dwelling within your finite self. Know Thyself.’
Bhagaban Manu further advises :
“Dhruti kshyama damahsteyam sauchamindriyanigraha’
Dhirvi- dya satyamkrodho dashakam dharmalakshanam.”
The true Hindu is endowed with qualities like patience, ability to forgive, genuine control over sense-organs, intellectual pursuit, quest for enlightenment and truthfulness. One must cultivate a lot of patience to tolerate the follies of others but in case of necessity one must not hesitate to apply strength and valour in order to intimidate prevailing injustice and falsehood in society. There are instances of ancient sages taking proper initiative and action against egoistic and aggressive emperors in order to eliminate the wrong doings and unethical behavior of such rulers and finally defeating them thereby establishing victory over falsehood and injustice.
“Loko bidhriyate yena kukaryat kalushat sada,
Sa dharma iti bigneyah sansara sthitisadhakah.”
The Hindu religion always protects society from evil and insanity. The world exists for its inherent eternal principles imbibed in Hinduism. The ancient Yajurveda further enunciates in the following manner-
“Mitrasya chakshusa sarvani bhootani samikshyantam.”
It says :”You must cultivate feelings of brotherhood for all. Everybody upon earth must be looked upon with sympathy, love and compassion. Individual welfare should not be given top priority. Instead the collectivity is to be given importance and its welfare must be of great concern. Even individual goal can be sacrificed for greater benefit of collectivity.” In this world everybody cares more for one’s own family members. But Hinduism teaches us in a different manner. The person doing harm to you must be treated with love and a spirit of forgiveness. The enemy should also live in peace and harmony. Thus the Hindi is highly concerned for the welfare of his enemy too. That is the greatness of its religion. The Hindu dharma sends messages of goodwill and universal harmony to one and all. It always forgives the follies of its enemy and co-operates him to improve in relationship. Therefore it is a universal religion. No such wisdom was ever being imparted by any other religions except Hinduism. Its foundation is based upon universal brotherhood and its aim is to achieve unity of mankind.
Other religions are based upon certain fixed beliefs and opinions but the eternal Hindu religion is life itself –to be lived by its practitioners. It forms the plinth upon which the future human civilization will seek solace in order to live for eternity.
The Hindu does never worship material objects. The highest Divine Consciousness is the sole object of his worship which is vast and all-pervading. The activities of Hindu are based upon purity and non-violence. Those who practice such good human qualities in practical life may be very well termed as Hindus and we have been using the word Hindu only in this context since the beginning of civilization-not in any other sectarian feeling of narrow-mindedness.
i have had the great fortune to witness the actualization of what is called "siddhi", amazing knowledge for all to attain and beget CD's, oops siddhi's
Very well written
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Everything written here is really great and makes us proud. I just hope that tremendous knowledge and history, science in our Vedas and Upnishadas should become more accessible and everyone in India should know about our rich culture from their childhood. Since last few centuries many outsiders have influenced our culture and because of that next generations are not able to understand the depth of Hinduism.
Very beautiful composition of the history of afganistan. Its also interesting the names of the countries in this region all deriving the " stan " in the ending of the names. I've read that in much older history where india ( rajastan ) actualy stretched to even europe and in between, given to 3 sons of the ksatriya king Yudistir . Regardless, all this is a place of birth and death wherein all atma must transend this material universe of inumerable planets, what to speak of only this little place. Jagat pate krsna he . Ceto darpana marjanam. There is no comfortable place in a house thats burning down. Bolo hari!
I tend to agree: that Sanatana Dharma is inclusive of faulty manifestation too. Fault in the perception of the seer, a non-apprehension. It is merely a sub-set of perfection, verily a step towards perfection.
If we accept the Oneness principle, then good and bad are the same, where 'bad' is the absence of good, a label created by man for his state of inability to perceive good or absence of good.
GREAT INFORMATION………….I WILL JUST SAY THAT PROUD TO BE HINDU……………….HINDUISM IS GREAT & OLD RELIGION IN THE WORLD…….BE UNITE ALL HINDUS………..JAI SHREE RAM……………
The author is trying to deny the obvious truth that India was and still is a nation of barbarians."I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar,who is a thief"-I doubt these were Macaulay's words but even if they were,it was simply a false perception of India.India was a land of thugees,who would ambush and brutally strangle pedestrians to death to rob away their possessions.It was and is a land of sanctified prostitution where thousands of helpless dalit women are forced to be devdasis in the name of duty towards their pokemon-esque gods.
Read many articles on web on this subject, this is one of the most accurate one that I could find. It truly reflects what Vedas have described and pure devotees spiritual gurus have thought us.
please quote the Vedic text where it has been ( origin of kumbha ) mentioned ? In which veda ?Don, t repeat mythology stories. It is Sri Shankaracharya who after establishing for muths ( Shringeri etc. ) felt the need of Hindu assembly and established four Kumbhas at these four present places.There was no role of ' naga " sanyasis at that time.
@Malayguy and @dhaya:
I am a non-Malay Malaysian, but I am a language enthusiast, a lover of both the Malay and Sanskrit languages, and I would like to humbly disagree with your statement that there are only 5 (or none) original Malay words. It is a common myth that many have fallen into.
The Malay language and people are part of the greater Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (and subsequently Proto-Austronesian) family. While Sanskrit may be a beautiful and ancient language, I strongly believe the Malay/Austronesian/Proto-Austronesian race existed a lot longer than the Sanskrit language we know today. If there are only 5 original Malay words, then what did the ancient Malays/Austronesians communicate with?
An amateur historical research utilising only Google will bring up this Wikipedia page: https: // en.wikipedia .org /wiki/Proto-Austronesian_language (remove the spaces), which will show a table comparing Proto-Austronesian words and Proto-Malayo-Polynesian words. I'll just post an excerpt from the article:
Proto-Austronesian vocabulary relating to agriculture and other technological innovations include:
*pajay: rice plant
*beRas: husked rice
*Semay: cooked rice
*qayam: bird (means "domesticated animal" in PMP)
*manuk: chicken (PMP *manu-manuk means "bird")
*kuden: clay cooking pot
*panaq: flight of an arrow
*bubu: fish trap
*tulaNi: bamboo nose flute
Proto-Malayo-Polynesian innovations include:
*puqun: base of a tree; origin, cause
*haRezan: notched log ladder (used to enter pile dwellings)
*taytay: bamboo suspension bridge (POc *tete "ladder, bridge")
*kaka: elder same sex sibling
*huaji: younger same sex sibling
*ñaRa: brother of a woman
*betaw: sister of a man
Proto-Malayo-Polynesian also has several words for house:
*balay (house, building for public use)
*Rumaq (house, family dwelling)
*banua (land, village, house, country, sky, heaven) – hence vanua and whenua (as in tangata whenua)
*kamaliR (bachelors' clubhouse)
If my Maths serve me right, it seems like there are more than 5 original 'Malay' words :)
The Malay language is a beautiful and ancient language, just as Sanskrit is.
Check out what Sri Yukteswar Giri says about the Yugas. He said they were miscalculated as we descended into the last Kali Yuga. According to him we're in Dwapara Yuga now.
The third item under Basic principles says 'Wherever the Universal Truth is not recognized, or is scaled down and limited to a particular group, book or person, even if done so in the name of God, there Sanatana Dharma ceases to function, whatever the activity is called". Does it mean the religions that are condensed into books like Christianity or Islam will not fit into the principles of Sanatana Dharma. I was till now under the impression that Sanatana Dharma embraces all religions
Some Sanskrit words in English Dictionary are not accurate according to the Etymology of the roots. For instance, some English Dictionaries said that Pagoda is derived from Portuguese. According to metathesis, pagoda came from Sanskrit Origin, dhatu (relice, element) + garbha (womb) compound noun meant Relic-Chamber. We need to find out it elsewhere. Dhatugarbha gradually changed into Pagoda like that Dhatugarbha/ dagaba/ bagada/ pagoda.
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Department of Oriental Studies
Many cities like UPAPLAVYA,PRAJYOTHISHAPURA,KOUSHAMBHI, and many more have been left out,as a matter of fact there were plenty of cities in addition to townships and minor villages which are systematically named in the RAMAYANA authored by SRI VALMIKI the son of PRACHETHASA MAHARSHI….. if RAMAYANA & MAHABHARATHA ARE REFERENCED in a methodical way while the narration goes on, we find innumerable references to unknown cities and towns relatively unknown to day………