Vande Mataram

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chicago address of Swami Vivekananda - 2

Addresses at the Parliament of Religions - 2 
 
Why We Disagree

I will tell you a little story. You have heard the eloquent speaker who has just finished say, "Let us cease from abusing each other," and he was very sorry that there should be always so much variance.

But I think I should tell you a story that would illustrate the cause of this variance. A frog lived in a well. It had lived there for a long time. It was born there and brought up there, and yet was a little, small frog. Of course the evolutionists were not there then to tell us whether the frog lost its eyes or not but, for our story's sake, we must take it for granted that it had its eyes, and that it every day cleansed the water of all the worms and bacilli that lived in it with an energy that would do credit to our modern bacteriologists. In this way it went on and became a little sleek and fat. Well, one day another frog that lived in the sea came and fell into the well.

"Where are you from?"

"I am from the sea."

"The sea! How big is that? Is it as big as my well?" and he took a leap from one side of the well to the other.

"My friend," said the frog of the sea, "how do you compare the sea with your little well?"

Then the frog took another leap and asked, "Is your sea so big?"


"What nonsense you speak, to compare the sea with your well!"

"Well, then," said the frog of the well, "nothing can be bigger than my well. There can be nothing bigger than this. This fellow is a liar, so turn him out."

That has been the difficulty all the while.

I am a Hindu. I am sitting in my own little well and thinking that the whole world is my little well. The Christians sit in their little well and think the whole world is their well. The Muslims sit in their little well and think that is the whole world. I have to thank you of America for the great attempt you are making to break down the barriers of this little world of ours, and hope that, in the future, the Lord will help you to accomplish your purpose.

http://www.belurmath.org/swamivivekananda_works.htm

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chicago speech of Swami Vivekananda - 1

Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of Religion, Chicago:  
Response to welcome:
Sisters and Brothers of America,
It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world. I thank you in the name of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.
My thanks also to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religions as true.
I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation.

I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, and which is every day repeated by millions of human beings:
As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which people take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.
The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita:
Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach them; all are struggling through paths which in the end lead to Me.
Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.

http://www.belurmath.org/swamivivekananda_works.htm

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Refugee crisis and Europe - What is the way forward?

The world is too small to allow even a tiny part of it to step towards skepticism and melancholia. Economic impact would be disastrous at far off regions from the affected places due to intricate dependencies. Political impact would also be a reality thanks to Social Media and spread of information. Can't afford to discount the effects of religious discourses of fundamentalist nature.  When somebody of a religion is punched in a brawl in Africa, the 'religious brethren' get up in the arms throughout the rest of the world or a mass media campaign of alleged persecution is launched worldwide. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Anti Hindu move on unconstitutional grounds by TN Govt.

This article is based on this VSRC article

Electioneering is part and parcel of democracy. In any democratic set-up there would be campaigning  aimed at wooing the electorate to vote for a candidate by exhibiting the track record of the incumbent and the vision of the opponent. But all electioneering would be carefully crafted to ensure a patriotic and caring picture of the candidates are pasted for the view of the electorate. Boasting and emotional appeal of nationalism and patriotic fervor would be inevitable in such election campaigns. But the electioneering in the world's largest democracy, India, has a queer irony. The incumbents boast about their anti-people activities and elaborate on how they violated the law to favor certain groups at the cost of others while the aspirants promise those groups same sort of favor with a zeal win them over.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another death - Will we get the truth behind it?

Politics is known as the last resort of rogues. Now that we have more number of rogues, rascals and freebooters in politics is filled with them and their routine corrupt practices. Mysterious deaths are not uncommon in the political spectrum and those demises going unnoticed with passing time is also not new. In the history of independent India we have a lot of such death and few comes to mind right on thought are those of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, Mohan Kumaramangalam, Lalith Narayan Mishra, recently of Madhavrao Scindia, Rajesh Pilot, Dorjee Khandu and the list goes on.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

BAN ON HINDU SYMBOLS - TALIBANIC DIKTAT OF RAMNAD COLLECTOR

Content of this article is a research work and publication of Vedic Science Research Center.

Hear O' Brothers and Sisters! Taliban is Here ..............

Hindu students sporting Tilak on their foreheads and amulets on their bodies were stopped by the Physical Instruction Teacher of a Government aided Moslem managed school, Muhammadiya Higher Secondary School, before they entered the school premises. This institution is situated at Sitharkottai of Ramanathapuram District in TamilNadu. The sacred threads and amulets worn for protection from evil effects were cut and the sindoor/tilak worn in the forehead was rubbed off.

Friday, December 27, 2013

SUN TV Anchor's Dhimmitude


UBL stands for Usama Bin Laden in the intelligence tongue. UBL is the man who was a CIA asset in Afghanistan purposefully created and carefully brought up, but ruthlessly neutralized by the creators as the asset turned out to be a bloody liability due to his allegiance to Wahhabi Islam which proved to be dangerous to the whole world.

Well, we have a person similar to UBL in the SUN Network, the most popular SUN media group owned by the Maran family, close relatives of the DMK patriarch Karunanidhi. The Dravidian political parties in TamilNadu stick to their stand of vilifying only Hinduism and Hindu Gods in the name of atheism. Veerapandian, an anchor with the SUN Group, is a breed of this Dravidian school of thought, especially of the followers of E V Ramasamy Naicker, who is still known as father of this imbecile school of thought.