Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Story of Nachiketa ... Comments

These little windows into our literature, tells me how good sanskaras are inculcated in our culture. I feel thankful to Rajan ji, that he makes it easy to for us to enjoy this bliss.          (Vishnu Panjwani)
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The ancient Indian sages - scholars had done a great deal of research on body, mind and universe and documented their findings step by step in the form of Vedas and Upanishads, which are quite logical and scientific as well. Since they were written in Sanskrit - the prevalent language of the literate people of that time - these books, the scriptures did not become popular among the general public. And these are not widely read and understood by general public even today. Unfortunately, this great philosophy has been misrepresented and thus, even mocked, by not only the outsiders but by many Hindus themselves … obviously out of ignorance. Many great saints and sages such as Guru Ramanand, Guru Kabeer, Guru Nanak, Guru Ravidas etc. represented the philosophy of these great ancient scriptures in the popular language, spoken by general public of their time in and around their native places. They also tried to confront the superstitions and meaningless rituals that had seeped into the society – and addressed the prevalent current issues of their time as well, which had caused divisions among the people. However, over the period of time, the followers of these great Saints and Gurus started their own separate institutions, and gradually, for the political reasons, disassociated themselves from the original scriptures by claiming it their own ‘original’ concepts.

By understanding the fact - that all great religions and schools of thought, especially originated in India, are based upon the same basic concepts – we all can get rid of the misunderstandings and hatred for each other and become one.

Isn’t that one of the main goals of all religions anyway? 
To bring all people together... which can only be done – not by separating - but by understanding others.

‘Rajan Sachdeva’


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