Why ‘Howdy Modi’ Worked Magic at Houston?

By: R. Veera Raghavan, Advocate, Chennai

A riveting political spectacle of 2019 was witnessed on 22nd September, themed ‘Howdy Modi’. The venue was NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, thronged by over 50,000 Indian Americans to welcome and hear India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. He gave a rousing speech and proved he was the super hero of the event.

At the stadium, US President Donald Trump also took the stage along with Modi for some time, and later Trump came down to occupy the front row and watched the huge crowd react to the Indian leader repeatedly in rapturous applause. Trump has also recalled that the stadium scene was like rock star Elvis Presley coming back. How could Modi work his magic?

If Indian voters are delighted to see Modi and wish to give him a huge mandate in elections, that is understandable. They would want to see development around them and a better life for themselves and so they keep high hopes on a leader they perceive as strong, able and incorruptible. But Modi doesn’t hold any elective office in the US. As India’s prime minister, he didn’t do anything, and has no role to play, for the welfare of Indian Americans living in a different continent. Why should those people go in ecstasy to welcome and be with Modi?

A good number of Indian Americans who assembled at the Houston stadium should be US citizens, and many more among them would be wanting to join their ranks. But citizenship is only a matter of legal allegiance, and all of them have a soul-level attachment to India, more so when they are Hindus. If you are a Hindu born in India or if your Hindu parents were born in India and you are proud about your Hindu lineage you cannot turn your heart away from India, and a part of you will be longing for India even as you work and live abroad. Hindus look upon India as a land of holy places they revere and hence their special bond with this country. This applied to nearly everyone who was present in the NRG Stadium – and to many several times the stadium capacity who watched Modi live on television across America that day.

Look at how Sikhs deeply revere Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartapur, the final resting place of Guru Nanak, that became part of Pakistan after partition. That location is now enemy territory, but Sikhs in India – and from around the world – have unfading sentimental attachment to Kartapur and look for a pilgrimage to that gurudwara. This tells us, in a parallel, about the special attachment Indian American Hindus will have for India that is full of holy sites in its rivers, mountains, puranic locales and innumerable temples. And yes, this phenomenon has a connection with the Howdy Modi event.

An average Indian American has a higher level of education than an average native American citizen. Indian Americans know very well why their education, knowledge and competence are valued and used for the development of America, but not in India which needs those human resources more dearly. They know who the villains in India are in this story – all typical Indian politicians who entrenched themselves in power throughout India for the past several years to reap personal gains, stifling merit and talent and pampering mediocrity and letting corruption grow all round.

Most  Indians  with  a  good  academic  record  and  high merit find themselves suffocated by the country’s corrupt and degraded political atmosphere and the shackles it lays on ability, personal progress and national development. Those who can get out of the country to grow and prosper do so, and many of them reach American shores. Once there, they would be happy working their talent and reaping its benefits. They would surely be contented in a life which offers clean water, good civic services, efficient transport and assured quality education for their children, which remain a dream for the people of India. But still they won’t forget their contempt and hatred for the Indian political leaders who stunted the development of a country which the emigrated Indians emotionally love.

If those Indian Americans, and possibly their children too, spot an Indian political leader whose heart beats for India and who is honest, hard-working, humble and astute, and he looks a gift of the gods for India’s redemption and development, they are overjoyed. To them, applauding and rooting for such a new-found Indian leader is like hitting back at the other grade of Indian politicians they despise for what those politicians do or did to India.  And so Modi came and conquered the hearts and minds of Indian Americans and dazzled at the NRG Stadium.  As he also spoke credibly and evocatively to Indian Americans, they naturally warmed up to Modi with euphoria – which also meant they were gleefully kicking many rascal politicians of India who all along betrayed the land those Indian Americans deem sacrosanct.  This is why Howdy Modi glowed and galvanised Indian Americans.

Can you still not grasp why the Modi magic worked with Indian Americans in Houston? Then you don’t know how Indian politicians in government, with their little minds, let down India for long. Those politicians ruled amidst the Congress party’s shoddy track record at the Centre and in many states – specifically, when the Congress has been led by Indira Gandhi and by worse leaders later. They constantly drove bright disgruntled and choiceless Indians, still loving India, out of the country. These Indians – who are now largely spread over USA, Britain and Australia – will always cheer and celebrate Modi, the different leader. But don’t worry – in India you will still benefit from Modi.

Copyright: R. Veera Ravhavan

(This article is borrowed with thanks from here)

अयोध्या राम मन्दिर के लिये खूनी संघर्ष का इतिहास

Climate Change and a Cry to Save Humanity

By: Shreepal Singh

“How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and childhood with your empty words. We will not let you get away with this. Right now is where we draw the line”, cried a 16 year old climate activist in New York outside the “Climate Summit” venue where the world leaders had gathered to deliberate the danger of climate change.  This child gave the voice, the words, to the anguish of humanity at large. The leaders of our civilization have sold us dreams – the dreams of prosperity, happiness in our life and paradise on earth. Instead what they gave us are our lost childhood and gloom in life. What we have today on our hands are not only violence all around us and our disturbed mental peace but also a hanging sword on the very existence of our life on earth. Earth is inching towards an unbearable scorching heat. During the period from 1850  to 2018, the global mean temprature  on earth has risen to 1.01 degree celcious. This trend and what we already have on our hands is deadful.

At the climate summit many leaders spoke many things. Some showed the need to act urgently to avert the coming catastrophe and some looked to the whole issue of climate change almost a non-existant one, a hoax.

The world leaders fell in a spectrum ranging from those who held “climate change” a hoax to those who undelined the need to act urgently to avert the oncoming climate change catastrophe. While the US President Donald Trump chose not to be part of this global effort, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded the world that now the time was not to talk but to act.

Suprisingly, even those who spoke of the need to act fast did not go beyond suggesting the need to cut global carbon emission by simply substituting the traditional sources of energy (carbon emmitting fosil fuel) with the renewable sources of energy (like solar energy and bio-fuel). Not even one of those who were present there dared to raise his accusing fingar at the root cause of the problem: The un-quenchable human appetite for consumption of goodies and limitless exploitation of natural resources and unbriddled production of those goodies.

What was missing from the deliberations of this gathering of humanity in New York was the absence of any suggestion of conctete and viable roadmap to address the real culprit of this problem: Our endorsement of the culture of excessive consumption.

In the face of this dreadful reality, our unwillingness to address the root cause of the problem and to persist with continuing a greedy economics is nothing but selling the empty dreams. Our wisdom lays in fabricating an alternative world civilization. We have invited the existantial threat of climate change ourselves. What we do today is this.

Remaining oblivious to our commonality of ideal, goal and fate, we pursue our petty selfish interests and mutually inimical agendas; we act in unjustified ways. We go ahead in these perilous pursuits doggedly and pretend otherwise hypocritically. Because of our unreasonable conduct we bring on Earth uncomfortable conditions and perilous circumstances for life. Because of these antagonistic stands, we have disputes – serious disputes – among us that can destroy us. With all this knowledge, how come we do not mend our ways? It is because of our greed for more wealth. Our education, our mission of life, our whole civilization is geared to amass more and more wealth. We have been taught wealth gives us happiness and more wealth gives us more hapiness. We have been fooled into believing that the limitless wealth gives us the limitless happiness. It is factually wrong. We have been sold this dream to become wealthy in whatever way possible – merciless competition, unethical violence and what not – and become happy. The pursuit of this dream has brought this dreadful climate change. If we do not check our way of life soon – notwithstanding solar energy or other inexhaustable sources of energy – we will be putting an end to our existence as happy life thriving on earth. What is the way out of this predicament for us? It is to become wise. It is to turn to reality. It is to turn ourselves towards an internal peace of mind and heart. There is an ancient discipline of this knowledge, which is called Yoga. Yoga is not to be confused with the physical exercise that people take to keep them fit in their body. Yoga is deeper and involves the voluntary transformation of one’s body, emotitions, mind and beyond them into subtle dimensions of human consciousnessness. And, it is not religion.

Yoga in its impact on human mind is so powerful that its education in our academic institutions can bring a fundamental shift in human behavior and in economic institutions of our civilization. Economics is founded on the demand (of consumers) and the supply (of commodities). The knowledge of Yoga has the power to change the priorities of our life. As economic activities of production, distribution and consumption of commodities are dependent on normal human behavior, a change in this behavior is sure to bring a tectonic change in the economic model that we follow today.

The academic education of Yoga is sure to create a new perception of life and awareness to cater to the needs of that perception. And, in turn, such spiritual awareness will kick-start a chain reaction: Change in normal human behavior would result in lesser demands; lesser industrial activities; lesser production; lesser global warming; lesser crimes (born out of the decreasing resources and increasing competition to possess them); and lesser social immorality.

We already know that economic prosperity and wealth, beyond a certain limit, do not necessarily bring more happiness in our life. This wisdom coupled with the education of Yoga can usher us into a new age of a simpler and enlightened life. History teaches us that knowledge, education and awareness have great impact on our way of life, personal and social both.

सबेरा होता है, होता आया है – एक कविता

दिनेश चन्द्र मिश्रा, एडवोकेट

पीढ़ियां गुजर गयीं पीढ़ियों से पूछते पूछते, … ऐसा होता है तो क्यों होता आया है?

इसके होते रहने में वर्तमान को … क्यों बकरा बनाया जाता है ॽ

दिवानगी किसी की कुछ कर गुजरने की … तो दिवानगी से हजार सवाल होता है।

होता है, होता आया है … पीढी दर पीढी उत्तर विहीन है।

प्रश्नोत्तर परंपरा मे लचर कवच है  … घराने की उत्तम अनुवांशिकता।

साल दर साल लगे इसे समझने मे  … कदाचित यह तो कदाचार की पंघत है।

तो निर्णय की अपराधिता में … भावी पीढ़ी किस कदर रहबर हैॽ

मन की जीत के एहसासी पूर्वज को. … न मन मिला न मिला मनमीत,

गर्दन में लटकते शीले से घुटने हो रहे लहूलुहान … हारी हुई बाजी पर इंसानियत के लवादे डाल कर

वीतरागी तान पर सोता आया है … होता है, होता आया है।

प्रारब्ध के ब्रह्मास्त्र से. … हारे को हरिनाम लेता है, लेता आया है।

पूर्वजों की यही आन बान और शान,  … पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी हतप्रभ हैं आज की संतान।

पर कभी तो सबेरा होता है … होता है, होता आया है।

इतनी लम्बी भी थी रात … सबेरा आया है, तो सबेरा आया है।

राम-मय थाईलैंड, स्वर्णभूमि, अतुल्य तेज भूमिबल और भारत मे राम पर सवाल

लेखक: यू एस कुन्तल

भारत के बाहर थाईलेंड में आज भी संवैधानिक रूप में राम राज्य है l वहां भगवान राम के छोटे पुत्र कुश के वंशज सम्राट “भूमिबल अतुल्य तेज ” राज्य कर रहे हैं , जिन्हें नौवां राम कहा जाता है।

आऔ, भगवान राम के संक्षिप्त इतिहास पर एक नजर डालें। वाल्मीकि रामायण एक धार्मिक ग्रन्थ होने के साथ एक ऐतिहासिक ग्रन्थ भी है , क्योंकि महर्षि वाल्मीकि राम के समकालीन थे, रामायण के बालकाण्ड के सर्ग, 70 / 71 और 73 में राम और उनके तीनों भाइयों के विवाह का वर्णन है, जिसका सारांश यह है:

मिथिला के राजा सीरध्वज थे, जिन्हें लोग विदेह भी कहते थे । उनकी पत्नी का नाम सुनेत्रा ( सुनयना ) था, जिनकी पुत्री सीता जी थीं, जिनका विवाह राम से हुआ था l राजा जनक के कुशध्वज नामके भाई थे l इनकी राजधानी सांकाश्य नगर थी जो इक्षुमती नदी के किनारे थी l इन्होंने अपनी बेटी उर्मिला का लक्षमण से, मांडवी का भरत से, और श्रुतिकीति का विवाह शत्रुघ्न से कराया था। केशव दास रचित ”रामचन्द्रिका“ पृष्ठ 354 (प्रकाशन संवत 1715) के अनुसार, राम और सीता के पुत्र लव और कुश, लक्ष्मण और उर्मिला के पुत्र अंगद और चन्द्रकेतु , भरत और मांडवी के पुत्र पुष्कर और तक्ष, शत्रुघ्न और श्रुतिकीर्ति के पुत्र सुबाहु और शत्रुघात हुए थे।

भगवान राम के समय मे ही उनके राज्य का बँटवारा इस तरह हो गया था। पश्चिम में लव को लवपुर (लाहौर ), पूर्व में कुश को कुशावती, तक्ष को तक्षशिला, अंगद को अंगद नगर, चन्द्रकेतु को चंद्रावती मिले थे। कुश ने अपना राज्य पूर्व की तरफ फैलाया और एक नाग वंशी कन्या से विवाह किया था। थाईलैंड के राजा उसी कुश के वंशज हैं l इस वंश को “चक्री वंश कहा जाता है l चूँकि राम को विष्णु का अवतार माना जाता है और विष्णु का आयुध चक्र है इसी लिए थाईलेंड के लोग चक्री वंश के हर राजा को “राम” की उपाधि देकर नाम के साथ संख्या दे देते हैं l जैसे अभी राम (9th ) राजा हैं जिनका नाम “भूमिबल अतुल्य तेज ” है।

थाईलैंड मे भी एक अयोध्या है। लोग थाईलैंड की राजधानी को अंग्रेजी में बैंगकॉक ( Bangkok ) कहते हैं, क्योंकि इसका सरकारी नाम इतना बड़ा है कि इसे विश्व का सबसे बडा नाम माना जाता है। इसका नाम संस्कृत शब्दों से मिल कर बना है, देवनागरी लिपि में पूरा नाम इस प्रकार है “क्रुंग देव महानगर अमर रत्न कोसिन्द्र महिन्द्रायुध्या महा तिलक भव नवरत्न रजधानी पुरी रम्य उत्तम राज निवेशन महास्थान अमर विमान अवतार स्थित शक्रदत्तिय विष्णु कर्म प्रसिद्धि”!

थाई भाषा में इस पूरे नाम में कुल 163 अक्षरों का प्रयोग किया गया है। इस नाम की एक और विशेषता है l इसे बोला नहीं बल्कि गा कर कहा जाता है l कुछ लोग आसानी के लिए इसे “महेंद्र अयोध्या ” भी कहते है l अर्थात इंद्र द्वारा निर्मित महान अयोध्या। थाई लैंड के जितने भी राम (राजा) हुए हैं सभी इसी अयोध्या में रहते आये हैं।

हम कह सकते हैं कि असली राम राज्य थाईलैंड में है। बौद्ध होने के बावजूद थाईलैंड के लोग अपने राजा को राम का वंशज होने से विष्णु का अवतार मानते हैं, इसलिए, थाईलैंड में एक तरह से राम राज्य है l वहां के राजा को भगवान श्रीराम का वंशज माना जाता है, थाईलैंड में संवैधानिक लोकतंत्र की स्थापना 1932 में हुई।

भगवान राम के वंशजों की यह स्थिति है कि उन्हें निजी अथवा सार्वजनिक तौर पर कभी भी विवाद या आलोचना के घेरे में नहीं लाया जा सकता है। वे पूजनीय हैं। थाई शाही परिवार के सदस्यों के सम्मुख थाई जनता उनके सम्मानार्थ सीधे खड़ी नहीं हो सकती है बल्कि उन्हें झुक कर खडे़ होना पड़ता है। उनकी तीन पुत्रियों में से एक हिन्दू धर्म की मर्मज्ञ मानी जाती हैं।

थाईलैंड का राष्ट्रीय ग्रन्थ रामायण है । यद्यपि थाईलैंड में थेरावाद बौद्ध के लोग बहुसंख्यक हैं, फिर भी वहां का राष्ट्रीय ग्रन्थ रामायण है। जिसे थाई भाषा में ”राम कियेन” कहते हैं l जिसका अर्थ राम कीर्ति होता है, जो वाल्मीकि रामायण पर आधारित है l इस ग्रन्थ की मूल प्रति सन 1767 में नष्ट हो गयी थी, जिससे चक्री राजा प्रथम राम (1736–1809), ने अपनी स्मरण शक्ति से फिर से लिख लिया था l थाईलैंड में रामायण को राष्ट्रिय ग्रन्थ घोषित करना इसलिए संभव हुआ, क्योंकि वहां भारत की तरह दोगले हिन्दू नहीं है, जो नाम के हिन्दू हैं। दोगले हिन्दु ही हिन्दुओं के दुश्मन बन गये हैं l

थाई लैंड में राम कियेन पर आधारित नाटक और कठपुतलियों का प्रदर्शन देखना धार्मिक कार्य माना जाता है l राम कियेन के मुख्य पात्रों के नाम इस प्रकार हैं-
1. राम (राम)
2. लक (लक्ष्मण)
3. पाली (बाली)
4. सुक्रीप (सुग्रीव)
5. ओन्कोट (अंगद)
6. खोम्पून ( जाम्बवन्त )
7. बिपेक ( विभीषण )
8. तोतस कन (दशकण्ठ) रावण
9. सदायु ( जटायु )
10. सुपन मच्छा (शूर्पणखा)
11. मारित ( मारीच )
12. इन्द्रचित (इंद्रजीत) मेघनाद

थाईलैंड में हिन्दू देवी देवताऔ के नाम इसी तरह हैं ।
थाईलैंड में बौद्ध बहुसंख्यक और हिन्दू अल्प संख्यक हैं l लेकिन वहां कभी भी सम्प्रदायवादी दंगे नहीं हुए l भारत मे सम्प्रदायिक दन्गे क्यों होते हैं, यह इस देश के सामने एक विचारणीय प्रश्न है। थाई लैंड में बौद्ध भी जिन हिन्दू देवताओं की पूजा करते है, उनके नाम इस प्रकार हैं:
1. ईसुअन (ईश्वन) ईश्वर शिव
2. नाराइ (नारायण) विष्णु
3. फ्रॉम (ब्रह्म) ब्रह्मा
4. इन ( इंद्र )
5. आथित (आदित्य) सूर्य
6 . पाय ( पवन ) वायु

थाईलैंड का राष्ट्रीय चिन्ह गरुड़ है । गरुड़ एक बड़े आकार का पक्षी है, जो लगभग लुप्त हो गया है l अंगरेजी में इसे ब्राह्मणी पक्षी (The Brahminy Kite ) कहा जाता है, इसका वैज्ञानिक नाम “Haliastur Indus” है l फ्रैंच पक्षी विशेषज्ञ मथुरिन जैक्स ब्रिसन ने इसे सन 1760 में पहली बार देखा था और इसका नाम Falco Indus रख दिया था । इसने दक्षिण भारत के पाण्डिचेरी शहर के पहाड़ों में गरुड़ देखा था l इस से सिद्ध होता है कि गरुड़ काल्पनिक पक्षी नहीं है l इसीलिए भारतीय पौराणिक ग्रंथों में गरुड़ को विष्णु का वाहन माना गया है l

चूँकि राम विष्णु के अवतार हैं और थाईलैंड के राजा राम के वंशज है, और बौद्ध होने पर भी हिन्दू धर्म पर अटूट आस्था रखते हैं, इसलिए उन्होंने ”गरुड़” को राष्ट्रीय चिन्ह घोषित किया है l यहां तक कि थाई संसद के सामने गरुड़ बना हुआ है।

यहां सुवर्णभूमि नाम का हवाई अड्डा है । हम इसे हिन्दुओं की कमजोरी समझें या दुर्भाग्य, क्योंकि हिन्दू बहुल देश होने पर भी देश के कई शहरों के नाम मुस्लिम हमलावरों या बादशाहों के नामों पर हैं l यहाँ राजधानी दिल्ली तक मे मुख्य मार्गों के नाम मुग़ल शाशकों के नाम पर हैं l जैसे हुमायूँ रोड, अकबर रोड, औरंगजेब रोड इत्यादि । इसके विपरीत थाईलैंड की राजधानी के हवाई अड्डे का नाम सुवर्ण भूमि है l यह आकार के मुताबिक दुनिया का दूसरे नंबर का एयर पोर्ट है l इसका क्षेत्रफल 563,000 स्क्वेअर मीटर है। इसके स्वागत हाल के अंदर समुद्र मंथन का दृश्य बना हुआ है l पौराणिक कथा के अनुसार देवोँ और असुरों ने अमृत निकालने के लिए समुद्र का मंथन किया था l इसके लिए रस्सी के लिए वासुकि नाग, मथानी के लिए मेरु पर्वत का प्रयोग किया था l नाग के फन की तरफ असुर और पुंछ की तरफ देवता थे। मथानी को स्थिर रखने के लिए कच्छप के रूप में विष्णु थे l जो भी व्यक्ति इस ऐयर पोर्ट के हॉल मे जाता है वह यह दृश्य देख कर मन्त्र मुग्ध हो जाता है।

इस लेख का उदेश्य लोगों को यह बताना है कि असली सेकुलरज्म क्या होता है, यह थाईलैंड से सीखो l अपनी संस्कृति की उपेक्षा कर के कोई भी समाज अधिक दिनों तक जीवित नहीं रह सकती। आजकल सेकुलर गिरोह के मरीच सनातन संस्कृति की उपेक्षा और उपहास एक सोची समझी साजिश के तहत कर रहे हैं और अपनी संस्कृति से अनजान नवीन पीढ़ी अन्धों की तरह उनका अनुकरण कर रही है।

क्या अपने पूर्वजों को भूल कर, उनका तिरस्कार करके और उनके वजूद पर ही सवाल उठा कर सेक्यूलरिज्म स्थापित होता है? लानत है ऐसे सक्यूलरिज्म पर, लानत है ऐसे भारतवासियों पर जो ऐसे सक्यूलरिज्म का गुणगान करते हैं और इसे भारत की शान बताते हैं। भारत विदेशी हमलावरों का हजारों वर्षों तक शिकार रहा और उन्होने जो चाहा सो किया, पर इसका यह मतलब तो नही कि हम उनका गुणगान करें, उनके नाम पर सडके रखे, अपने पूर्वजों को तिरस्कृत करें और उनके वजूद और उनके जन्म स्थान पर ही कोर्ट कचहरी मे सवाल करें।

तेजी से बदलती और अपने धार्मिक व राजनैतिक प्रभुत्व को किसी भी तरह स्थापित करने वाली इस दुनिया मे भारतवासियों को जागना होगा – और तेजी से जागना होगा – और इस भयावह स्तिथी को बदलना होगा।

Atomic War, World Politics, Diplomacy and Security of India

Pakistan is mischieviously oblivious of its Hindu roots and is obsessed in a sinister manner to destroy the “Hindu” India. Pakistan has fought war upon war against this Hindu India since the day one – the day it was created in 1947 out of this Hindu India. It invaded India’s one part in 1948, which part was acceded to India by its Hindu ruler Hari Singh when the British left India and made Hari Singh free to chose to either merge with Pakistan or India or remain independent country. This Pakistan again fought war with India in 1965, 1972 (when Bangladesh was carved by India out of it), in Kargil and ceaseless efforts to send religious terrorists to infiltrate India.

Pakistan is a country that has no historical roots, lives in the past gone by times and day dreams to bring that past in future. It is an artificial creation, intentionally created by crafty British colonists and founded on religious hatred against its parent country, that is, Hindu India.

It is a truth that Pakistan – as it is politically and culturally constituted today – is an eternal enemy of India. It is devoted to this enmity with its heart and mind.

War of Pakistan with India is not a possibility but a constant reality. And, it will continue so till Pakistan is what it is today.

A new element has entered into this eternal enmity of Pakistan with India – Pakistan has acquired atomic weapons.

So does India possess these atomic weapons.

Atomic war is an unthinkable catastrophe for those who attack with these weapons and for those who are so atted acked. It is unthinkable. It is only a matter who is troydestroyed first and who is destroyed second. It does not matter who is destroyed first, because both are destroyed in the process. And they take down others also – in millions – with them.

But for a religiously bigotted country like Pakistan an unthinkable proposition is also a thinkable thing. What makes an unthinkable proposition a viable solution for Pakistani leadership is that they have religious considerations like being rewarded in the after-world with beautiful demsels in multitude (72 in number) when they die fighting non-believers (in Islam), like Hindus of India. They are so religiously begotted that they have firm belief in such things. For this gain – the rewards in the after-world after their death – they are willing to fight even with atomic weapons.

Let the humanity be put on notice of this danger coming out of this religiously bigotted country. Faced with this reality, any country including India will do whatever it is necessary to do to decimate such danger. This much about the danger to humanity emanating from religious fundamentalism of this country.

If it happens, how the world politics and dilomacy will play its role? Who will do what? Watch this sensible video:

Antidote to Terrorism

By: Shreepal Singh

All humans are same but their thoughts make them different. Thoughts do not remain thoughts, they translate into actions. The leading thinkers of the western world, since the Classical Times (days of Plato, Arestotal etc.) to Renaissance and even now in 21st century, have been fascinated with the idea of equality of all humans. The institution of democracy invented by the west is founded on the corner stone of this idea.

In the physical anatomy all humans are similar but it is not this anatomy that they are entirely made-up of. The life goes below and above this anatomy, of which now our science is well aware. The domain of physical anatomy of life goes to its very bottom, that is, the life of animals having only one cell, and founded on its DNA..

All life in its biological foundation shares some basic and similar working principles but still this life interacts with the outside world of its environment in different ways. In its action in the outside world, life is not similar. It is not equal, it is different.

Life rising above its anatomy too is not similar. In humans, there are thoughts, which are an extention of life. This extention of life above anatomy does not end at thoughts; there are dimensions of life which are much beyond thoughts and our science – psychology and para-psychology – is making stride into this new branch of knowledge.

Humans have thoughts and that makes them different from one another. It is not necessary that a thought would find a place in the head of one person only. A thought – an idea – may grip the minds of a large group of people.

Thoughts or ideas may be dangerous – sometimes most dangerous. If they are translated into action, they may destroy a large number of human beings; in this atomic age they may destroy even the entire humanity – and along with humanity all life on earth. Such is the power of thoughts.

The most disquietening thing today in this advanced scientific age is the fact that our world is mostly dominated – and is run – by thoughts and ideas. There are innocent ideas; there are dangerous ideas; there are complex ideas – and simple ideas, the ideas that are political, economic, religious, emotional in nàture. There are all sorts of ideas and they compete with each other to dominate and subdue the rival ones. It is voletile situation.

Suppose, a dangerous religious idea gripping a large number of people gets dominance – say, Islamic idea of killing all those who refuse to convert to its fold! And, suppose they come to hold atomic weapons to fulfil their – this – idea into action! It is not far fatched supposition; it is a reality already existing. Anyone with sane mind can visualize the catastrophe that it would bring to entire humanity.

How to get out of the realm of ideas – all ideas? How to become sane in our actions? Is there any way?

Yes, an ancient knowledge that India has preserved since ages has a solution.

There is a science of “controlling – and even stopping” thoughts, thoughts of all kinds. Wow!

It is known as “Yoga” and the very opening sentence of “Yoga Sutra” (of ancient sage Patanjli) describes this science dealing with “Chitta Vritti Nirodh” – that is, controlling or taming the propensity – habit – of our mind.

One cannot – and should not try to – control one’s thoughts, which look to us as our own thoughts but are not so in their origin. It is an intricate science, which has its own safety rules. The first thing in this science is to prepare yourself – physically and mentally – ready, willing and capable to control your thoughts. It is the most appropriate point at this stage to inform the reader that the purpose of “controlling thoughts” etc. is not to control them for the sake of control. The purpose is something else, and very sublime in nature, and it is out of context to dwel on the same here.

To prepare oneself, one has to commence with the change in one’s way of life and thinking. How? The first thing is to practice “Yam”. What is Yam? 1. Ahimsa – that is, commiting no violence against any life. 2. Satya – that is, always speaking truth. 3. Asteya, that is, not to covet, not to steal, not to take what does not belong to you. 4. Brahmcharya, that is, abstaining from sex. 5. Aparigrah, that is, not to hoard or keep with you more than what is ethically required. These are the rules of Yam. Then, there are next steps with their associated rules: Niyam; Aasan; Pranayam; Dharna; Dhyan; Samadhi. All these have elaborate rules, which need to be observed for your own safety. It is obvious that all these rules are not the matter of mental thinking but a matter of practicing them in life. They are the rules of conduct. If practiced in conduct, they bring a radical change in one’s thoughts. Still, observing these rules of conduct is just the first step towards “controlling” one’s thoughts (Chitta Vritti Nirodh) – there are yet many more and subtle measures, like Niyam, Aasan, Prztyahar, Dharna, Dhyan, Samadhi etc. All these measures when mastered by one, make him / her the master of one’s complete self, including quieting one’s all thoughts. In Samadhi you have no thoughts whatsoever but a peaceful consciousness of your existance. Humanity needs to know this science in this age of atomic bombs.

Let the humanity learn this science – for the sake of its own good and welfare in the face of dangerous ideas equipped with atomic weapons.

ब्रह्मोस मिसाइल, भारत की गद्दार ताकतें और चीन

वाजपेयी जी की सरकार के विशेष अनुरोध पर भारतीय वैज्ञानिकों ने ब्रम्होस मिसाइल तैयार की थी। ब्रम्होस की काट आज तक दुनियां का कोई भी देश तैयार नहीं कर पाया है। विश्व के किसीं भी देश के पास अब तक ऐसी कोई टेक्नोलॉजी विकसित नही हुई है जो ब्रम्होस को अपने निशाने पर पहुंचने से पहले रडार पर ले सके।

अपने आप मे अद्भुत क्षमताओं को लिये ब्रम्होस ऐसी परमाणु मिसाइल हैं जो ८,००० किलोमीटर के लक्ष्य को मात्र १४० सेकेंड में भेद सकती है। और चीन के लिये ब्रम्होस की यह लक्ष्य भेदन क्षमता ही सिरदर्द बनी हुई है। न चीन आज तक ब्रम्होस की काट बना सका है, न ऐसा रडार सिस्टम ही जो ब्रम्होस को पकड़ सके।

अटलजी की सरकार गिरने के बाद, सोनियां के कहने पर, कांग्रेस सरकार ने ब्रम्होस को तहखाने में रखवाकर आगे का प्रोजेक्ट बन्द करवा दिया। जिसमें ब्रम्होस को लेकर उड़ने वाले फाइटर जेट विमान तैयार करने की योजना थी वह भी अधूरी रह गयी।

ब्रहमोस का विकास रोकने के लिए चीन ने ना जाने कितने करोड़ रुपये-पैसे सोनिया को दिए होंगे, इसका सिर्फ अनुमान ही लगाया जा सकता है।

दस वर्षों बाद, जब मोदी सरकार आई, तब तहखाने में धूल गर्द में पड़ी ब्रम्होस को संभाला गया! वह भी तब, जब मोदी खुद भारतीय सेना से सीधा मिले, तो सेना ने तब व्यथा बताई !

अब है अति महत्वपूर्ण जानकारी। वर्तमान में ब्रम्होस को लेकर उड़ सके ऐसा सिर्फ एक ही विमान हैं और वह हैं राफेल । दुनियाभर में सिर्फ राफेल ही वो खूबियां लिये हुए है, जो ब्रम्होस को सफलता पूर्वक निशाने के लिये छोड़कर वापस लेंड करके मात्र ४ मिनट में फिर अगली ब्रह्मोस को लेकर दूसरे ब्लास्ट को तैयार हो जाता है।

मोदी ने फ्रांस से डील करके, राफेल को भारतीय सेना तक पहुंचाने का काम कर दिया और यहीं से असली मरोड़ चीन और उसके पिट्ठू वामपंथीयों को हुई। इसमें देशद्रोही पीछे कैसे रहते! जो विदेशी टुकड़ो पर पलने वाले गद्दार अपने आका चीन के नमक का हक अदा करने मैदान में उतर आये ! उन्होने मांग की कि राफेल के कल-पुर्जे और उसमे क्या कुछ नई चीजे हैं, जनता को – यानि उन्हें – बताई जाये।

शायद भारतीय सेना और मोदी दोनों ही इस तरह की  भेद खोलने की आशंका को भांप गये होंगे। इसलिये राफेल के भारत पहुंचते ही उसका ब्लेकबॉक्स सहित पूरा सिस्टम निकाला गया। राफेल के कोड चेंज कर के उस में भारतीय कम्प्यूटर सिस्टम डाला गया, जो राफेल को पूरी तरह बदलने के साथ उसकी गोपनीयता को बनाये रखने में सक्षम था।

लेकिन बात यहीं नहीं रुकी। राफेल को सेना के सुपुर्द करने के बाद सरकार ने सेना को उसे अपने हिसाब से कम्प्यूटर ब्लेकबॉक्स और जो तकनीक सेना की हैं उसे अपने हिसाब से चेंज करने की छूट दे दी। जिससे सेना ने छूट मिलते ही मात्र ४८ घण्टो में राफेल को बदलकर रख दिया। इस वजह से चीन, जो राफेल के कोड और सिस्टम को हैक करने की फिराक में था, वह हाथ मलते रह गया!

फिर चीन ने अपने पाले वामपंथी कुत्तों को राफेल की जानकारी लीक करके उस तक पहुंचाने काम सौंपा। भारत भर की मीडिया में भरे वामपंथी दलालों ने राफेल सौदे को घोटाले की शक्ल देने की नाकाम कोशिश की, ताकि सरकार या सेना, विवश होकर, सफाई देने के चक्कर मे इस डील को सार्वजनिक करें। जिससे चीन अपने मतलब की जानकारी जुटा सके। पर सरकार और सेना की सजगता के चलते दलाल मीडिया का मुंह काला होकर रह गया!

तब फिर अपने राहुल गांधी मैदान में उतरे! चीनी दूतावास में गुपचूप राहुल गांधी ने मीटिंग की। उसके बाद राहुल गांधी ने चीन की यात्रा की और आते ही राफेल सौदे पर सवाल उठाकर राफेल की जानकारी सार्वजनिक करने की मांग जोरशोर से उठाई। पूरा मीडिया और सारी कोंग्रेस की दिलचस्पी सिर्फ, और सिर्फ, राफेल की जानकारी सार्वजनिक कराने में  गी रही ताकि चीन ब्रम्होस का तोड़ बना सके। पर ये अबतक सम्भव नही हो पाया है जिसका श्रेय सिर्फ कर्तव्यनिष्ठ भारतीय सेना और मोदीजी को जाता हैं।

चीन ब्रम्होस की जानकारी जुटाने के चक्कर मे, सीमा पर तनाव पैदा करके युद्ध के हालात बनाकर देख चुका हैं! पर भारतीय सेना की चीन सीमा पर ब्रम्होस की तैनाती देखकर अपने पांव वापस खिंचने को मजबूर हुआ। डोकलाम विवाद चीन ने इसीलिये पैदा किया था कि वह ब्रम्होस और राफेल की तैयारी को देख सके।

इधर कुछ भटके हुए लोग राहुल गांधी को प्रधान मंत्री पद के योग्य समझ रहें हैं, जो खुद भारत की गोपनीयता और सुरक्षा को शत्रु देश के हाथों उचित कीमत पर बेचने को तैयार बैठा हैं ! नेहरू ने भी लाखों वर्ग किलोमीटर जमीन चीन को मुफ्त मे दे दी और जनता समझती रही कि भारत युद्ध हार गया!

आज ये राफेल और ब्रम्होस ही भारत के पास वो अस्त्र हैं जिसके आगे चीन बेबस हैं !

Tempering Truth is Blasphemy of Nature

By: Shreepal Singh

Out of all that we humans possess, there is nothing more precious to us than truth. Truth stands out against falsehood and wins. Truth wins against falsehood because we are constantly at the lookout for this truth, else truth is where it always has been.

We have the sense to judge what is truth and what is not truth. The story of transformation of animals into humans and progress of her civilization is the story of search of truth.

Truth is the most precious; it is sacred. Tampering the truth is blasphemy of Nature, which produced us and put at the pesdtal where we are today.

The problem is not with the truth, whatever it is; the truth of a thing is whatever it is, whether we know it or not. It may be said a thing is “as it is”. In fact, the real essence of a “thing” is the deepest mystery of Nature. Science is belaboring since the dawn of humanity to know this essence of a “thing” and we have come to know – so far – its “essence” is atoms, electrons, multitude of fundamental forces of Nature, manifestation of space and time ….. (an unending search). There is yet to know much about a “thing” – in fact, much more to know than we have known so far.

The problem arises when we make a claim of the truth of a thing. Such claims of truth become much more problematic when the claimant insists that what he claims to be true is the only “truth”. This disease is most rampant in those fields of human knowledge where the claimants of alleged truth not only claim that “their truth” is the only truth, that other rival claims of truth are false and that one who bear faith in those false truths is liable to be cursed (in eternal hellfire) and / or killed for such blasphemy; this branch of human knowledge is called “religion”.

Hindus and India: Symphony of Hindu India

By Shreepal Singh

India is quite a big country in terms of its geographical area but in terms of the persons living here it is one of the biggest countries of the world – every sixth person in this world is an Indian. In this country people belonging to almost all religions of the world – Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, Parsees, Jews and many tribal faiths of Andaman and Nicobar islands – live here.

It is an asset of India. It is an amazing resource of composite culture of unique diversity. India in terms of the number of cultures thriving here is the mini-world. It is its beauty.

Out of all these persons belonging to different religions, Hindus account the most. Their population is somewhere near 80% in this country. India is a Hindu country.

But what is this Hinduism? In fact, Hinduism is like a big banyan tree with one root having many branches going to the ground; this Hinduism includes all Indic-faiths – Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Shaivism and, even remotely connecting to Zoroastrianism in antiquity.

If we look around us in this world, the stark reality is that it is only in this Hindu India alone in the entire world that despite this great religious diversity all religions are thriving and their adherents are multiplying in India without any hindrance. The credit for this religious freedom goes to Hindus and their religion.

This reality becomes obvious when one compares this happy situation of all religions here with the sordid situation of other religions in those countries where majority belongs to other religions; particularly it is so in the case of Muslim countries. The truth cannot be hidden any longer that Hinduism is the most tolerant religion of the world.

In a world full of religious diversity it is in the best interest of this world that Hinduism not only should survive but also thrive. Hindu India is not a threat to any country of a different religion.

Hinduism is the well wisher of all, the entire humanity – and without any religious discrimination. This Hinduism has its guide in its Sanskrit sacred scriptural Sutras like “Vasudhiva kutumbkam…” and “Sarve pashyanti sukhine …”, which express its goodwill to all – not only humans but even other living beings.

This Hindu India has a message of peace and love for all. The rise of Hindu India is the rise of humanity. The rise of Hindu India is a good omen for this world.

The world should welcome this rising Hindu India – and should condemn all those who are ringing an alarm bell at this rise.

Hindu India is a boon for our world, which is afflicted with warring groups – mostly rooted in warring religious identities – armed to the teeth, and even some armed with the atomic weapons. How can this world help the Hindu India – the Hindu medicine for a major part of humanity’s fatricidal tendency – to rise? What are the obstacles in the way of this India?

The foremost obstacle is that Hindus – mostly intellectual Hindus – are themselves ignorant of the depth of its well meaning vision. These intellectuals – teachers, historians, politicians, bureaucrats, artists et al – do not understand this depth; and their negative views are echoed by the mainstream media. They lampoon Hinduism for its negative side, without realizing that everything degenerates with the passage of time and needs periodic cleansing. The first need is to educate Hindus of what Hinduism is.

Hinduism is all about humanism and a balanced way of life. It is not about cow and temple. It is about the profound human inquisitiveness and inquiry about the secrets of human life and this universe, where cow and temple – and many other assisting devices like them – serve a purpose. Let educated Indians – particularly educated Hindus – not trivilize Hinduism. Hinduism is profound answer to humans’ inquisitiveness and inquiry. It is presented to humanity in the form of a scientific vision called Yoga. It is about love and goodwill towards all living beings based on this vision and, much more, in the form of new openings for belief-diversified humanity to the mystic secrets of this universe.

An educated Hindu is the best citizen of the world and an asset for its prosperity and happiness. Education in this Hinduism is the perfect antidote to our mental restlessness reflected in our unreasonable conduct and our world afflicted with its dangerous state, and this Hinduism should be so taught here in India and elsewhere.

Democracy is an imperfect political tool – though still a better alternative – not because it is inherently deficient but because the people who work with this are ignorant – an uneducated lot. It is particularly so in India, where the large number of people because of historical reasons are not only ignorant but poor too.

It is the work of new generation to learn and learn fast. After all, how can a single political leader like Narendra Modi – a person with an understanding of this Hinduism – educate our ignorant Indian mass to successfully utilize this political tool called democracy, unless the young generation gets educated quickly?

We know in string musical instrument , like Sitar, we have many strings or wires. We know if one wire is struck to make a musical sound, then other wires – if they are rightly tightened or stretched – automatically make a synchronic musical sound without even touching them.

It is called resonance.

Resonance is used to amplifying the music to create symphony. In the democratic politics too resonance is needed to create a symphony of Hindu India. Modi has touched – struck – one wire and made a musical sound. Now it is for this Hindu India to resonate with that sound to create a symphony – a symphony of Hindu India.

Digging into Our Past – Today We Live in Golden Age!

By: Shreepal Singh

When we learn things and look around us into our present and into our past, images of different hues pass before our eyes about what we have seen over the last 9000 years and what we are seeing today in 21st centuries. It all re-enforces our belief that notwithstanding our difficulties and dangers we are living in a golden age. We are lucky in many ways. Archeologists have dug out an inhabitation of the people living 9000 years ago in a place, which is now called Bhirrana in Hisar district of Haryana State in India. At the lowest level, the most ancient one determined by carbon dating, the people lived there not in built houses like we live in today but in holes dug out in ground. Just imagine their lives in torrential rains and scorching sun, and wild animals and crawling predatores lurking around in day and night! They must have had to devote their entire energy – entire attention – just to be able to survive. We imagine their whole life must had been preoccupied with three concerns: collecting food; warding off attacks by the preying wild animals; and, procreating new life, children for next generations. How an aweful life – life not of somebody else but our very own ancestors!

One more imagery, before we come to the present – our life and concerns in 21st century. Around 3000 years ago – say, 1000 BC – Scythian tribes originated in Central Asian Steppes (or before that in Iran or, according to some opinion in Carparthia : where?) – and then for hundreds of years ravaged the Roman empire, spread through the power of their arms into modern day Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, established kingdom in Taxila (in modern Pakistan) and swayed the interiors of what is known today as India. Scythians were a moving hoards, assembled a vast number of their numerous tribes and fought riding on horse. They had invented a lethal weapon: arrow made of reed, fitted with a bronze trilobe head equipped on sides with barbed plates and socked in the poison of deadly snake: viper. It was a A. K. 47 rifle of that age. There was nobody who could stand to them, not even the Romans with their famed wrestler-swordsmen. The peaceful lives – whatever peaceful that life might have been – of peoples of Asia and Europe were shattered by them. Imagine yourself being there in that age and in that turmoil. Life has never been safe for us.

Lessons in Hawala and money laundring – Destroying Indian Economy

How ‘Hawala’ is conducted? How illicit money is laundred? How many powerful and influential Indians had been destroying the Indian economy for decades before Modi came on the national political scene? Who are these powerful people? Many of them have been caught by law for indulging in these illegal activities for several decades and now cooling their heels in police custody and jails – as the first step of law to reckon with their deeds. Can you compile the list of persons who thrived on Hawala and money laundring?

Pakistani Flags Waving on the College Campus of Communist Ruled Kerala

By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Waving of Pakistani flags on the campus of Silver College Perembra in Kozhikode District of Kerala on the last Thursday (as reported in the Dawn newspaper of Pakistan on 2nd September 2019) during the election campaigning of the students’ union is not only deplorable but highly disturbing. The students are reported to be the members of the Muslim Student Front (MSF), who cocked the snook to the authorities by fluttering the Pakistani flags. It demonstrates the audacity of anti-nationals, who have got no fear for the law of the land. This also bespeaks of their infidelity towards the country they live in and loyalty towards the enemy country.

This is like a déjà vu as it is a familiar scene in Kerala and some Muslim dominated parts of Bihar. During the campaigning of Rahul Gandhi, the Pakistani flags were flashed at many places in his Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency. Perhaps this was the reason that when Rahul Gandhi along with some other rootless opposition leaders tried to go to Kashmir to, allegedly, assess the situation in the valley after the revocation of Article 370, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar termed his visit as the ‘Wayanad effect’. Wayanad has now come to be symbolised as the ‘anti-India and pro- Pakistan’ place.

The appeasement policy of the Congress and Communist Party (Marxist) towards the Muslim minorities has mainly been responsible for encouraging the anti-nationals to raise their heads. Successive governments in Kerala have failed to crush and defang such elements. Rahul Gandhi’s love for media freedom is totally phoney. The Kashmir valley is plagued with the so-called civil curfew imposed by the terrorists for the last more than thirty-five years and the media freedom used to be sent to gallows by them even at the drop of the hat. And then in those days, nobody from the Congress or other parties were seen anywhere in the valley to protest such curb on media by the terrorists, a la civil curfew.

This is for the first time that after three weeks of the communication lockdown of the valley, not even a single person has been killed by the security forces. Therefore, the security forces deserve all kudos from people of the country. The gheraos and beatings of the security personnel by the stone pelters and the anti-social elements on the streets of Srinagar remind us of a very pathetic sight, which was a routine thing before the de-fanging of Article 370. The hands of the Indian security forces were kept tight and all sorts of humiliations and indignities were being heaped on them, but they were ordered not to retaliate even in their self-defence. It was a miserable situation for the security forces, which were armed to the teeth but were ordered not to take the required action against the sympathizers of terrorists even if they were mobbed and assaulted by these criminals.

It was nothing but a joke with the security forces. It reached the peak and the crescendo at a time when the anti-nationals made an uproar over the tying of a stone pelter by an army Major Gogoi to the bonnet of his Jeep and thus saving the lives of many innocent persons.

Hopefully, Pinarayi Vijayan’s government will take stringent action against such persons – who are Pakistanis in heart and Indians only in name – and who masquerade as the students in different Universities and Colleges in Kerala.

Indian Economic Crisis – A Tale of Western Media

Indian economy is in crisis, Media – particularly western media – is crying hoarse. If Kashmir is peaceful after Article 370 event – and India cannot be taken to task on this issue by western media – then invent new crisis, lambast Modi’s goverment and make it a ‘breaking’ news.

Is there an economic crisis, that India is facing? Watch this video and see how western media is trying to fool people about this ‘crisis’.

Beware of the western propaganda !

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