In European countries after 4th & before 18th century their was a strong bond between Christian church & the State. The function of the State was not only to supervise & control the worldly (secular) life of its subject, but also to secure their salvation in the next world. It was the duty of the State to kill and burn alive the person who disregarded the rules of
After Europe became Christianized the kings were no more in need of the blessings from the Church in order to expand their power. In 16th century Church and Christianity got splintered into many sects. The state in one country, by aligning with one sect began to suppress other sects & the state in other country, by aligning with other sect began to suppress all others. And wars began to be fought on the name of religion
Fortunately, some thinkers were influenced by humanism, rationalism & universalism inherent in Pagan culture. They revolted against Christianity. State was liberated form the stranglehold of Christianity which came to known as Secular state. To seek and strive for salvation in the next world or not, became now the personal choice of each citizen.
French RevolutionBy the end of 18th century, along with the FrenchRevolution, revolt against Christianity gotaccelerated.
Islam and Christianity came to India with alien imperialism, and made unbridled use of state power for several 100 years. On the other hand, Hindu society never used the State power for spreading faith. The right use of Secularism would have been to unmask Islam & Christianity and liberate the communities which had been their victims.
But what actually happened inIndia after independence wasjust the opposite.
The mullahs & missionaries who had exhibited ceaseless hostility to India’s ancient culture began to speak that majority Hindu society poses great threat to minority culture of Islam & Christianity. The Muslims & Christians were given complete freedom to propagate and spread their creeds to the best of their capacity.
The Partition - Punjab, 1947Hardly 50 years have passed & Islam have againstarted speaking the same language which they hadused before the partition of India
By clamoring in the name of distinctive culture of Islam & special rights of the minorities, they began to raise the same demands because of which the country had partitioned. Christian missionaries began to extend their network all over the country.
Pt. Jawahar lal NehruThe policy of Secularism proclaimed by pt. Nehruwas full of animosity towards the Hindu society andculture.
M.K. GandhiMahatma Gandhi’s mindless slogan of sarva-dharma-sambhava was proving to be effectivedisguise for Christian missions to steal a march
Hindu society has been on the defensivesince 1920 when Congress took up thecause of Khilafat.
This has happened becauseHindus in their ignorance haverecognized Islam andChristianity as Dharmas.
TWO TRADITIONS OFWORSHIP Advaita and Monotheism
Tradition of Advaita In the long history of this tradition, not a single instance of spread of faith by use of force is available. The spread of Buddhism is noteworthy. In the spread of this Dharma not a single soldier ever played any role. The monks of the Dharma Sangha alone carried the faith far and wide. In the countries where Buddhism spread, it never came into conflict with the ancient modes of worship of those country.
Monotheism The whole history of the spread of Monotheism is the history of the use of force in various ways. The expansion of Christianity & Islam took place only through the use of armed force or economic power. They destroyed religious place of others. They slaughtered in cold blood the defeated warriors of other faiths, enslaved and sold their innocent families in far-off lands and plundered all their properties.
Destruction of TemplesMonotheism destroyed religious places of other faiths,broke the sacred images of Gods, killed their priests &dishonored them and made uniting effort to destroy
Forceful ConversionMonotheists converted the followers of other faithsat the point of sword or by tempting them withmoney or privilege or by humiliating them.
They state quite clearly that theuse of force is sanctioned bytheir “religion”.On the other hand, in thetradition of Advaita, there is noprovision for use of force forspreading faith.
Advaita Spirituality versusFundamentals of Monotheism
The first proposition visible inschool of Advaita is polytheism.Tulsidas: “hari ananta harikathaananta” (god is infinite, so alsothe narratives in his praise)
Polytheism The same god can be worshipped in various ways. Gods are worshipped in countless forms like human-male, human- female, birds, animals, rivers, mountains, stones, trees etc.. There is a provision for worship of formless which is beyond all forms. The truth is eternal and impersonal. Any seeker who searches for truth in any place or at any time, finds it in full.
According to monotheism, thereis only one creator & controllerof cosmos, who does notmanifest himself in differentforms, and who does not permitworship of any other god orgoddess.
Fundamentals of Monotheism One God has created the Cosmos without the aid of any substance. So he remains outside of his own creation. The human male is the highest creation of one god. Other creation of god including women have been created merely for enjoyment by humans male. Man gets only one life and it is an unpardonable sin for man to fancy that he shares even an iota of God’s divinity.
Advaita philosophy believes invasudhaiva kutumbakam, that is, thewhole humanity is a single family.On the other handMonotheism divides humanity in twogroups of believes & non-believers,Christians & heathens, Muslims &kafirs, or people of God & people ofdevil.
The blunder is to recognize Islam as Dharma. Slaughter of defeated armies after they have surrendered, public auction abroad of thousands of men & women & children, mass rape of helpless women, destruction of temples, burning of sacred books of dharma, plunder of all kind of property, breaking of idols of gods- all these doings of Islamized Arabs have been applauded by Muslim theologians & historians and proclaimed as the great triumph of Islam.
A majority of the Muslims were Hindu converts who had been forced into the folds of Islam. Hindu society closed its doors to them. Some so-called saints of Islam came and settled in northern India and they were given land by Hindu Rajas to build mosques & khanqaahs None of Hindu saints could see that the Kalimah- there is no god but Allah & Muhammad is his last prophet- could emanate only from a beastly rather than a
Buddhas of BamyanNader Shahfired cannonat the statues.
Buddhas of Bamyan, statue being destroyed withdynamite, March21, 2001"Muslims should be proud of smashing idols. It hasgiven praise to God that we have destroyed them.“On March 6, 2001 The Times quoted Mullah Mohammed Omar
Schools of Islam Islamic law has four schools Hanbali Maliki Shafii Hanafi According to Hanbali, Maliki and Shafii Hindus are not the people of book like Christians & Jews and they had either to become Muslims or had to be killed. Only Hanafi schools held that Hindus could be accepted as People of Book and made Zimmis.
Disabilities imposed on Zimmis They can not build new idol temples and will not repair any disrepair existing temples. Muslim travelers will be provided special hospitality by Zimmis in their own houses. Zimmis will respect Muslims. They will not ride horses with saddle and bridle and will not posses swords, bows or arrows. They will not openly practice their tradition amongst Muslims. They will not mourn their dead loudly.
Amir KhusrauThe extension of the Hanafi law to the Hindus, madehim greatly enraged.
Amir Khusrao“The heroism of our holy warriors hassaturated the whole country with streams(of blood) flowing from the sword (ofIslam)... The mighty warriors of Hind havebeen trampled under foot... If the Hanaficode of law had not saved the Hindus fromdeath by levying Jizyah, they would havebeen annihilated root & branch.”
Islam claims that it stands for acasteless society whileHinduism stands for castehierarchy.
Muslims in India have always divided their own society into 3 separate sections. Ashraf- The descendents of the Turks, the Arabs and the Persians. It is a plural of sharif, which means the noble one. Ajlaf- the converts from the higher Hindu caste like the Brahmins & Rajputs. Arzal- the converts from the lower Hindu caste. It is the plural of Razil, which means the ignoble.
If Hindu society wants tosurvive, it would have toproclaim loud and clear somebasic principles.
The society which is known as Hindu society at present, is the national society of India. Indian culture as nourished by the Sanatana Dharma and flourishing through many schools and sects, is the national culture of India. The history of the Hindu society, is the history of India. India is one indivisible whole.
The imperialists of Islam &Christianity have disappearedfrom this country, and,therefore, there remains noplace in this country for Islam&Christianity.
The Communities which havebeen crystallized in India as aresult the imperialisticexpansion of Islam &Christianity, are our own people& will have to be brought backinto the national society
The Hindu society is now readyto hear that Islam is not adharma but a totalitarian andimp realistic dogma.