QUOTES From Hinduism beyond rituals, customs & traditions

GOD VS. MANU

“As all beings are the creation of God, and He or She represents all of them, then in response to Manu’s caste stratification a question arises. Is God Himself or Herself a Brahmin, Kashtriya, Vaishya, Shudra or the touchable Untouchable? The understanding is that God assumes none of these titles. Or being an all inclusive He/She accepts all these appellations plus more”.


DEHUMANIZING CASTE SYSTEM

“Under Manu’s dictum the denial of inter marriage between different castes helped the caste system to gain its footing and fortify the social composition he envisioned. His optics resulted in an altogether new culture in the society which dehumanizes Shudras and Untouchables, deprived women of their basic freedoms and empowerments”.


­­­MANUSMRITI IS ILLEGAL

“When India got Independence and Ambedkar being the principle author of the nation’s constitution and holding the law portfolio in the cabinet, Untouchability was declared unlawful. After centuries of hitherto unchallenged and illegal authority relating to human rights violations, Manusmriti in terms of laws of India became illegal overnight”.


imageAMDEDKAR’S RARE FIGHT FOR HINDUISM

“Combating religious wrongs is more challenging than tackling other social, economic and political issues. Ambedkar was one of those rare personalities in the history of humankind who consciously ruffled with religious sensitivities.”


HINDUISM IS A DEMOCRACY

“Hinduism is a democracy of conflicting, contradicting and controversial thoughts and theories. It is a recognition of diverse, secular and mature philosophies. The religiosity has brought forth a treasure of obsolete, contemporary and topical hypothesis”.


 HINDUISM & ETHICAL LIVING

“Dharma seeks conscious conduct of life on moral values of honesty, compassion, truthfulness, and purity of body and mind. It is a behavior toward ethical living. Dharma involves austerity, saintliness, absence of anger and non-violence. Dharma-based actions, duties and responsibilities are the commitments toward a righteous living”.


HINDU TEMPLE

“In this spiritual abode the smell of incense, the sight of lighted diya (clay oil lamp), the ring of temple bell, the singing of prayers, the reciting and hum of mantras, all create an environment of divine feel and resonance to have moments with the divinity. The sanctity of the place is defined”.


KARMA & HINDUISM

“In creating the divine residency in an individual’s mind Hinduism offers liberal environment guided by disciplined and righteous karma”.


LIFE IS KARMA

“KARMA is what most of the life is all about with rewards, remunerations, honors, penalties and damages, discipline and lessons. Karma is one of those aspects of Hinduism where besides being an activity it alerts and guides us toward righteous and meaningful living.”


HINDUISM DEFINED

“BEING A HINDU is a rational and fascinating involvement in spiritual knowledge and in its practices offering comprehensive choices. It is also an engagement in philosophies for analytic stimulus to debate life beyond religion.”

 

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