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The Sick-ular Indoctrination of Indian children – Part II

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“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” – George Orwell.

Howard Zinn the famous historian wrote about how mainstream historians lie. And this is what he wrote.

Quote “One can lie about the past, or one can omit  facts which might lead to unacceptable conclusion…..

Outright lying or quiet omission takes the risk of discovery which, when made, might arouse the reader to rebel against the writer. To state the facts, however, and then to bury them in a mass of other information is to say to the reader with certain infectious calm: yes, mass murder took place, but it’s not that important — it should weigh very little in our final judgments; it should affect very little what we do in the world.

My argument cannot be against selection, simplification, emphasis, which are inevitable for both cartographers and historians. But the map maker’s distortion is a technical necessity for a common purpose shared by all people who need maps. The historian’s distortion is more than technical, it is ideological; it is released into a world of contending interests, where any chosen emphasis supports some kind of interest, whether economic or political or racial or national or sexual.

Furthermore, this ideological interest is not openly expressed in the way a mapmaker’s technical interest is obvious (“This is a Mercator projection for long-range navigation-for short range, you’d better use a different projection”). No, it is presented as if all readers of history had a common interest which historians serve to the best of their ability.

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My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn “….” in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress….. that is still with us.One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth. We have learned to give them exactly the same proportion of attention that teachers and writers often give them in the most respectable of classrooms and textbooks. This learned sense of moral proportion, coming from the apparent objectivity of the scholar, is accepted more easily than when it comes from politicians at press conferences. It is therefor more deadly.

/quote. -Howard Zinn: The peoples history of the United States of America.

The ICSE History book for Indian children by Romila Thapar is so outrageous... it’s infuriating what these leftists  are indoctrinating Indian school children with.  I had written about my own experience when I was in school in this piece.  The “Sick-ular” Indoctrination of Indian children – Part 1 . But it has taken on a deadly turn today. Here is  Amit Thandani’s twitter posts that went viral. All he did was quote from the 6th standard “history books” taught to school children in India. The source was obviously from Ms. Thapar’s alleged “history”. 

History book You will die of shame:  Seeing anti India stuff.  Is it a Fiction book by Dan Brown? 

First page – a tribute to the writer of history, Romila Thapar. She’s a historian, yes. pic.twitter.com/UdrKHv9GWw

Measurement of time in history – only one way, of our Lord Jesus Christ. Indians didn’t have time before, you see.pic.twitter.com/q0SYf8QJa2

The bloody conquest of Islam across the Arab world is “unification” that produced writers, thinkers and scientists.pic.twitter.com/IaK0AjwaDD

They managed to squeeze in Christian persecution here too, slaves punished cruelly for reading the Bible 😂pic.twitter.com/tACEEqhNkn

 And don’t miss this sweet little nugget:

What is the real history of India? What are the corrections that needs to be made to the Romila Thapar’s distorted history? What are some of the key omissions?

Without writing an entire history of India in this blog, let me give you a 60,000 feet   history of India and the salient points that has been distorted by the leftist historians of India (Romila Thapar et al)  and the leftists of the world.

  1. Indian history goes back into antiquity to the Indus Valley civilization. This is more ancient than any civilization from the middle east.
  2. The peoples of India for the most part are from the Sub continent. They did not come from Europe. The only antiquity that makes sense is that  all of us may have originated in Africa. The entire Aryan Invasion Theory is nonsense that the white supremacists of Europe came up with to rationalize their Racist theories. This needs to be rejected. Even Harvard has changed their story today.  They have quietly gone from the “Invasion theory” to the Aryan “Migration theory”. But the political left in India insist that the North Indians of India are not aboriginal to India but rather invaders who killed and mutilated South Indians the true aboriginals of India.
  3. India, that stretched from what is known today as Afghanistan to the west, and  Burma to the east and Srilanka to the south and the Himalayas to the North. What united  India was the culture of Sanathana Dharma (today its known as the “Hindu religion”).  This culture goes back into antiquity of the Vedas.
  4. 300 BC was the time Alexander the Greek who came to India and saw the riches of Indian Mauryan empire. The Chola dynasty was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India. The earliest dateable references to this Tamil dynasty are in inscriptions from the 3rd century BCE left by Asoka, of the Maurya Empire. As one of the Three Crowned Kings, the dynasty continued to govern over varying territory until the 13th century CE. The common culture from the North to the South (Today’s India) was the culture of Sanathana Dharma (Hinduism and the offshoots Buddhism and Jainism).
  5. The ISIS and the Boko  Haram invaded and abused INDIA and the Hindus  For 700 YEARS. This is a fact.  About 1000 years ago, the Islamists the likes of ISIS you see today with their violent culture invaded and assaulted the Indian civilization and ruled India for about 700 years.  Prior to this awful violence, Persians who were persecuted by Islam sought refuge and were welcomed in India. You see, India was the country where persecuted people around the world went to.  These good folks are called “Parsies”. They have been model citizens of India. Some famous Parsies from India are a) Manek Shaw, the First 5 star General of India.  Zubin Mehta the famous conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Freddie Mercury of the Rock group “Queen” who gave the American national Sport anthem ” We will we will rock you”. If  one travels to North of India and the South of India, it is so obvious (by looking at the skyline of the rich temples in the south and the Mosques and Islamic structures in the Northern Indian skyline)  what the Islamists had done in India. List of Mosques in various states which were built after demolishing Hindu temples
  6. Ms Tapar’s most benign interpretation of Islamic terror in India for over 700 years is not just unfair, it actually  is persecution of Indian Hindus once again. What could be their motive?  I  can only guess, that they go, OK, we had a violent history.. .but why bring that up now… lets look at only the good things, ignore the bad part..and move on. That is like a family that has had a crime of incest that wants to move on but do not want to talk about it, they rather think of pleasant things and leave the bad parts behind (Denial)… But for the victims, it’s outrageous.. We cannot move on unless its discussed out in the open and confronted. And only then we can move on… Rewriting a false history for the family only enrages the victims. And that is cruelty that continues.     We have had the Nuremberg Trial (for the Holocaust),  The Truth commission for the South African apartheid, The truth commission for the leftist Pol Pot atrocities of Cambodia. These are necessary to move forward.  No such thing has been done for the 700 years of horrific tyranny by the Islamist against the native Dharmic people of India. On the other hand, when it comes to caste, the left does not want to leave it behind, Even after Hindus have acknowledged and are confronting it.. The left keeps on scratching the scab and keep opening the wounds again and again.
  7. 300 years of Anglican and British history in India. Although this was not as bad as the Islamic horrors, this was not all benign either . Some of the things that were distorted and used against the natives of India, was to find an obscure evil in some parts of India and then extrapolate that to all Hindus to justify the English rule in India. The famous Sati story is one of them. The practice of Sati was in some obscure part of Rajasthan by a small group.  Prior to the English invasion, Muslim armies when they invaded, raped and took over Hindu women as sex slaves by the Islamists.. so some Hindu women felt that it was better to self immolate than to be taken away by Muslims, This practice of Sati was a small irrelevant part of Indian history which the English used to advertise the justification for their tyrannical rule over Indians/Hindus. One other aspect was the nonsense about Kali worshipers and the Thug  culture of India. I have written about it here in this blog entry. THE “ANTI CHRIST” GODDESS KALI AND THE MADE UP “THUGS. Like, even the broken clock is right twice a day, there was some left over use the British invasion and their tyrannical  rule had on India. The English language, the railways and the schooling system.  But in Ms Thapar’s history, there is no mention, what the Hindus had given the world.. the Hindu numerals 1-9 and the the concept of zero. Where would the west be in science and technology with their  roman numerals I, II, XIIII etc eh?  No mention of the pluralistic culture of the Dharmic faiths of India. In its 5000 year history,  no Indians ethnically and culturally slaughtered one another over their “sub culture”…Ever! Many Americans are beginning to acknowledge the positive pluralistic influence of the Dharmic/Hindu culture.  We are all Hindus now – Lisa Miller – Newsweek. Naturally, there is No mention of the Hindu’s contribution to the world with their knowledge of Yoga.
  8. India is one of the  few places in the world Jews were not persecuted.  India has one of the oldest Jewish population (Today, many of them have moved on to Israel). No mention of this in Ms Thapar’s Indian history for this may put the Hindus in positive light and she can’t have that. Was there any mention of the Holocaust and the Christian persecution of  the Jews during WWII?TEACHING OF THE HOLOCAUST HISTORY SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN INDIAN SCHOOLS.
  9. Although traditional Indian Christians not unlike the Parsies, have been model citizens,  recent evangelical Christians have not been so nice.  They are on a predatory hunt to evangelize and culturally cleanse India. They have colluded with western Evangelical organizations to war with Asian faiths. To aid in this project, Ms Thapar has not only given the most benign interpretation of Christian history, she has also omitted to mention the Goa Inquisition in India.
  10. Inquisition in Goa, India (and in Spain):  The Christian priests went about one of the most horrific tyranny and torture on Indian people who believed differently from the dictates of the Church.
  11. Ms Thapar’s christian history in America is  distilled down to “persecution of Christians” cause black people were not allowed to read the Bible.  But who were the persecutor of the Africans in the Americas? What was the persecutors religion? What about the Holocaust of the Native population of the Americas? No mention of that either.  But do not worry peeps, I have them all listed here. Ms Thapar may want to read up on The Real Christian history!

Islamic Invasion Of India: The Greatest Genocide In History

 

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; Born into a Parsi family from Gujarat, whose ancestors escaped from Persia and found safety in India to live and practice their faith of Zoroastrianism. Here he is, singing the American National Sports Anthem “We will We will Rock you”!

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“The Hindu” newspaper stoking for a Genocide in India

The leftist pap of a newspaper in India called “The Hindu” has been inflaming and stoking for a communal hatred between citizens of India. They have been constantly propagandizing  and writing outrageous editorials in its newspapers to build a chasm between peoples of Tamilnadu, India.

This week is a celebration of “good over evil”, light over darkness,  Knowledge over ignorance. This festival is called “Diwali” or “Deepavali”. This is the biggest religious celebration for Hindus.

And this trash called “The Hindu” runs an article about how the “evil” portrayed by “good vs evil” is a “dalit” an untouchable caste.

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Tamil and South Indian  Politics is real dirty. During the 70’s the Tamil atheist or should I say the faux atheist  EVR (Ramaswamy) made similar crappy stories that Ravana was a Tamilian (“Dravidian” and Rama was an upper caste North Indian.  EVR was really not an atheist…he and his gang wanted to fallow the land  and prepare it for the christian evangelicals.. EVR’s son now works for the Southern Baptist evangelicals.  Most of the Indian “Atheists” are not really atheists…they work on behalf of the evangelicals hiding behind an “atheist” Hindu Front. You can often catch them in the act.. They are atheists only against the Hindus..they usually do not go after the Christian or Islamic superstitions. They use words like “Idol worship” to criticize Hindus and Hinduism.. No Hindu worth their salt would use “Idol worship” to  describe the Hindu deities they worship. “Idol  worship” is an Abrahamic term”.

The evil evangelical christian  Kancha  Illiah of Osmania University is a paid coolie  for the Denver based white racist  christian evangelical organization something called Dalit freedom or whatever the heck that is. They have some “charity offshoots” to hide their deadly deeds. A Trojan horse of sorts.   He has even written a book called “Post Hindu India”…this vile rascal  seems to be wet dreaming about India without  Hindus. You know,  after Hindus are eliminated from India.  Not unlike these buggers dreaming about a world without the Jews.   People like him including the his minion who wrote the above noted  article and the editor (Malini Parthasarathy/Siddarth Varadarajan ) of “The Hindu” are itching for a Genocidal ethnic war in India. Folks, these are dangerous people..they have a culture and history of operating and running ethnic wars in Africa..They are well funded and will not stop until a genocidal war breaks in various parts of India. The signs are clear… The writing is on the wall.    These people run well   oiled campaign and are well experienced operating in African and Latin  American countries.  The church influenced newspapers of Rwanda published many such editorials against the Tutsies of Rwanda as a preparation of or ethnic cleaning in Rwanda. Do not under estimate this bunch.

This is not the first. The Hindu also writes editorials  that focuses on taking down all and everything good about the Hindus. They once went after Swami Vivekananda. The Hindu has been instrumental in sowing the poisonous seeds of hatred in India. Drip by drip they have been poisoning the well  the last two decades. Similar poison was sown all over Germany against the Jews.

Here is an article in “The Hindu” that basically says, Swami Vivekananda  and his manly pose is the impetus for the “rape culture” of India. I can’t make this shit up.

Taking the aggression out of masculinity

Remember RWANDA GENOCIDE:

  • Rwanda ethnic Cleansing: The Belgian Christians made up a false history for the Rwandans.. Not unlike the India “Aryan Invasion Theory”  mythology dividing the Indians into Aryans and Dravidians, the Tutsi and Hutu were divided. The Belgian Christians basically doctored a theory that the Tutsi were closer to Europeans because of their long neck and lean angular features. And we all saw what happened there.  BTW In the Genocide of Rwanda, many Church clergy were arrested for their active participation in the Genocide.

The leftist marxistis of India have been indoctrinating Indian school children with the Aryan Dravidian nonense and creating a chasm in the Indian community.  The Marxist leftist congress party with the Italian Catholic family with its matriarch Sonia Maino and her evangelical church organizations are out to spread the hate and dividing people of India. They will not stop until and unless India has a Rwanda like situation. The Hindu newspapers cannot help but stoke this communal fire right in the midst of Diwali.

How Evangelists Invented ‘Dravidian Christianity’ – Rajiv Malhotra

In south India, a new identity called Dravidian Christianity is being constructed. It is an opportunistic combination of two myths: the “Dravidian race” myth and another that purports that early Christianity shaped the major Hindu classics!

The discredited Aryan race theory was discussed in my previous blog. Its counterpoint is the “Dravidian” race theory. Both constructs are equally damaging and have been proven false. The “Dravidians,” the theory goes, were the original inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent and were driven to southern India by the invading, lighter skinned and racially different “Aryans.”

While there is no mainstream “Aryan” political party in India, the Dravidianization of mainstream identity in the southern state of Tamil Nadu keeps the pernicious pair alive. The Aryan/Dravidian constructs are mutually dependent, and have been very successfully used to generate conflict, including violence (as in Sri Lanka in recent years).

The Dravidian race theory originated in 19th century European scholarship when colonial and evangelical interests used linguistics and ethnic studies to formulate imaginary histories and races. While European scholars were busy appropriating the Sanskrit classics as the heritage of Europeans, British linguists Francis Ellis and Alexander Campbell worked in India to theorize that the south Indian languages belong to a different family than the north Indian ones. Meanwhile, another colonial scholar, Brian Houghton Hodgson, was promoting the term “Tamulian” as a racial construct, describing the so-called aborigines of India as primitive and uncivilized compared to the “foreign Aryans.”

But it was a scholar-evangelist from the Anglican Church, Bishop Robert Caldwell (1814-91), who pioneered what now flourishes as the “Dravidian” identity. In hisComparative Grammar of the Dravidian Race, he argued that the south Indian mind was structurally different from the Sanskrit mind. Linguistic speculations were turned into a race theory. He characterized the Dravidians as “ignorant and dense,” accusing the Brahmins — the cunning Aryan agents — for keeping them in shackles through the imposition of Sanskrit and its religion.

His successor, another prolific missionary scholar, Bishop G.U. Pope, started to glorify the Tamil classics era, insisting that its underpinnings were Christianity, not Hinduism. Though subsequently rejected by serious scholars of Tamil culture, the idea was successfully planted that Hinduism had corrupted the “originally pure” Tamil culture by adding Sanskrit and pagan ideas.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of Tamil leaders began to embrace the Dravidian identity. This evolved into Tamil chauvinism that was initially secular and not religious. It was fed by the theory that in the Indian Ocean there once existed a lost continent called Lemuria (similar to the Atlantis myth), the original homeland of the Dravidians. Accounts glorifying Lemuria were taught as historical fact under British rule, because this exacerbated the regional faultlines. After India’s independence, Dravidian identity entered politics, and now dominates the state’s power structure.

The Dravidian identity is now being increasingly Christianized. A new religion called “Dravidian Christianity” has been invented through a sudden upsurge of writings designed to “discover” the existence of quasi-Christianity in Tamil history prior to the coming of the “Aryan” Brahmins. The project is to co-opt Tamil culture, language and literature and systematically cleanse them of Hinduism. Christian interpretations and substitutes are being injected into the most cherished symbols, artifacts and literary works of Tamil Hindu culture.

The preposterous claim is that Tamil classical literature originated in early Christianity. The Tamil classical tradition consists of two great components: an ethical treatise called Thirukural (abbreviated Kural, authored by the great sage Thiruvalluvar), and a sophisticated Vedanta philosophical system called Saiva Siddhanta, which traces its origins to the Vedas and was nurtured by many Tamil savants over the centuries. Dravidian Christianity appropriates both these foundational works, attributing them to Christian influence. To make this credible, the pre-Christian date for Kural has been replaced by more recent dates.

THE “SICK-ULAR” INDOCTRINATION OF INDIAN CHILDREN – PART 1

An Award-Winning Photographer Documented A Nation Falling Apart  because Christians and Muslims are warring with one another. – Matter of time this happens in India.

last weekend when he visited the Central African Republic, a country torn apart by violence between Muslim and Christian militias.

We witnessed the unraveling of a country, the unraveling of a government and the unraveling of relationships amongst different ethnic groups and religious groups that had been forged over generations.

Essentially that’s what we witnessed. We witnessed the unraveling of a country, the unraveling of a government and the unraveling of relationships amongst different ethnic groups and religious groups that had been forged over generations. Historically, Central African Republic has been a place that people came to for refuge — they came from Chad, Congo and Sudan over the last 100 years or so. Different ethnic groups and religious groups have been living together and intermarrying for years and years. This whole eclectic relationship that had developed in the country unraveled within weeks.

The anti Hindu Villains in this enterprise are

  1.  Kancha  Illiah. He would rather do away with Hindus the way they tried to do away with the Jews. He has wet dreams of culturally cleansing India off of Hindus the way they once wet dreamed of getting rid of Jews.. Evil is born every day and this fker is one of those. Martin Luther Jr once said “Don’t judge me by the color of my skin, instead judge me by the content  of my character”.  Wise words indeed..By that token, this Illiah dude is worse than any weasel on this planet, A dirty scum.

 

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  1. Malini Parthasarathy  The Marxist leftist upper caste doucebag of The Hindu. “intellectual” who would rather drown all the Hindus in the Bay of Bengal for her sense of righteousness.

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Politics, Economics, Math
  1. John Dayal the traitor..who squeals to the right wing Christian nut jobs of the US congress about how horrible the Hindus are. and how he attends these anti Hindu congressional hearings to give “evidence” for the “atrocity” literature that the US maintains so they can  bomb a country (India) to convert them to  Christian fold  in the timing of their choosing, the way they bombed Iraq …. Boo hoo hoo! There is this culture of losers in third world country who would convert and then these Uncle Toms would run to the US christian freaks and try to convince them to bomb their country..  Yeah this idiot is one of those.

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World War II and the Mahabharata.

Of all the wars Americans have waged, the World War II is the one that is least controversial. There is an almost unanimous agreement on the virtue of this war against Nazi Germany  and the imperial militant Japan. The only exception to that is the particular event of using nuclear weapons in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Almost every moral precepts that we preach to one another was violated while waging this war against Hitler and his henchmen.  The allies (the “good guys”) killed brothers and sisters and fellow man. They told lies through and through. They stole, they massacred, they bombed the innocent (collateral) yet, in the bigger scheme of things, what the allies did was the right thing to do.  Almost every “wrong” mentioned here had a purpose for the larger moral purpose.. The larger moral purpose here is that evil cannot be allowed to reign supreme. These immoral acts of “killing”, “lying”, “spying”, etc were the cost to pay for the larger moral purpose of stopping a larger evil.  With the few exception of the idiotic “pacifists” there was a general consensus that the war should be fought.  Most reasonable people would agree that, in the absence of the WWII Hitler would have had the nuclear weapons and even if he did not possess the nuclear weapon , he would have continued to do more evil, Hitler and his Nazis managed to eradicate 6 million Jews by following Martin Luther’s fundamentalist wish to eradicate Jews for they refused to convert to Christianity.

Mahabharata (the Great Epic) and the  Bhagavad Gita (“Song of the lord”) 

 

Tell me,  Sanjaya, of the warriors’ deeds 

On that day when my sons faced the sons of Pandu

Eager to to battle on the field of Kuru,

On the field of Valor.

– The Bhagavad Gita

The story in the  Mahabharata (the Great Epic) and the  Bhagavad Gita (“Song of the lord”)  in it describes a story, a sophisticated  moral story with the background of war between brothers in the battleground Kuru  The lecture of Lord Krishna to the prince Arjuna on his obligation to fight the war. Arjuna was hesitating to kill in battle, while talking about immorality of taking another’s life. Yet Lord Krishna prompts him to wage the battle for greater good, for the moral duty a man has to prevent evil from winning.   Yes, the subtle discussion of killing, lying to win the war of righteousness is the story of the Mahabharata. Our moral obligation to help good over evil is what its about.   Many anti Hindus including the “pacifist” Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum et al  (University of Chicago professors) talk about the evilness of the Gita.  They have taken the Gita out of context and say, Hinduism preaches violence . The sad irony is, Wendy Doniger , Martha Nussbaum et al  political leftist fanatics are Jewish. What did these “pacifists” expect  during Nazi reign?  Nazis to continue to gas more Jews and the allies to remain pacifist and not war against such evil?

If you are not familiar with the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita  I suggest Peter Brook’s play to get familiar (if you are interested.)

Point :  “Thou shall not kill”: Lord Krishna prompting Arjuna (Arjuna being the varna of Kshatriya/Marine. Semper fi ) to take up arms to fight even though Arjuna becomes a pacifist at the start of the battle.  The  context of this battle is, the battle at Kuru was a last resort.  After all reasonable negotiations had failed.  The battle was not the first option.  Now put this in the context of WW II and the D-Day. Imagine the doubt in a warrior’s heart and mind just at the time on D-Day. What is that soldiers duty? What is his Dharma (righteousness) at that time? What is his life worth? Why should he risk his life at that point in time? What about his Judaeo Christian obligation of “thou shall not kill”?  Lord Krishna’s lecture to Arjuna would have been perfect in the context of D-day and the soldier who is about to do his duty has a bout of “pacifist”  cowardice. Not to act at that point in time and context is evil. Allowing evil to survive is evil. To act to defeat evil is our foremost duty (Dharma aka Righteousness).  Even if it would kill us in the process. Our duty is to defeat evil. That is our primary duty (Dharma aka Righteousness).

Point : “Thou shall not bear false witness”: Anti Hindus often point to Lord Arjuna rationalizing lies and deception to win the battle to defeat the mightiest evil of his time.  Arjuna often questions Lord Krishna  about the immorality of telling lies and the immorality to deceive (even to his enemies). Yes, lies and deception are immoral and not right in absolute and isolation. But in certain context these are not evil. Lord Krishna lectures and prompts Arjuna to do the same. During WWII, deception and lies and false rumors were  used to defeat the enemy (to defeat evil). No reasonable person would consider that bad, compared to the alternate of losing to evil. The Mahabharata and the Gita are sophisticated philosophies of good vs evil, about morality and virtuousness. Its about doing our duty (Dharma aka Righteousness) and its  about the  constant moral battle that all of us have to wage in our hearts.  Its a moral precept, a guide of sort to put these things in context and judge for ourselves.. It expects us to be sophisticated in our thought and  actions. It asks of us to do our moral duty to be righteous (Dharma) and to do our duty no matter where the fruits of our labor may fall. Do the right thing.  “Doing the right thing” is not prescriptions to do certain things like “Thou shall not kill”, “thou shall not bear false witness”, “Thou shall not covet” etc. Such empty morality  without a context is not worth the stone its etched on.  These lessons are to do the right thing using our moral compass and in the context  in which we might be in at any time. It’s not about copy paste absolute rules  but to use our mind.

Point: Krishna persuades the hesitant Arjuna to kill Karna even when he knew all the misfortunes, misunderstandings and virtues of Karna. Here, Karna is a moral person. a good person fighting for the other side.  The context here is, although  karna is a moral person, he is now fighting on the side of evil. He is vulnerable at this time in the battle Taking him out at this vulnerable time is like shooting him in the back. Yet Lord Krishna prompts Arjuna to take him out. Karna is in possession of a WMD that can wipe out humanity. Karna is being prompted by evil to use the ultimate WMD.  Imagine an otherwise moral and  good person who has access to a nuclear weapon and happens to fight  for someone who is evil out of loyalty and who is  prompting Karna  to use the WMD to end all of humanity. In  this context, Lord Krishna is prompting Arjuna to take Karna out.  What about the immorality of shooting someone in the back while  a good moral man Karna  is vulnerable?.  Good and evil is not black and white at times… Yet we have to use our mind and heart to do the right thing, after taking into account all the small sins and morality and immorality and still do the right thing. This is the sophistication of the morality in the Mahabharata.

There are various such moral dilemma that one faces during the epic story of the Mahabharata.   This is a sophisticated thought process for all of us. Not some simpleton precepts like “thou shall not kill”, “thou shall not bear false witness”  which is meaningless in the sophisticated moral dilemma we face every day.

The Mahabharata and the Gita are not about the virtues of violence  or blood letting like the anti Hindus are telling others about Hinduism. It is a story that challenges us to exercise our own mind and to fight our own battle in our hearts and minds every day to do the “Right thing”. To Act but not to reflect on the fruit of the act.. To not act against evil while pontificating the virtues of pacifism  is not only cowardice, it’s downright evil.

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The longer version of Peter Brooke’s Mahabharata: Part 1

Part 2

Oppenheimer Quotes out of Hinduism’s Bhagavad Gita after the first Nuclear explosion

 

”The Legend of Bagger Vance”’s Hindu parallels

Louis L’Amour’s “The Quick and the Dead” – Full movie available on You Tube. See the parallels of the values in this story is to the Mahabharata 

The morals and virtues in the Mahabharata are the same values of the American Frontiersmen. I don’t mean the christian values of people who robbed the Natives of their land in the Americas using the term “Manifest destiny” or The church’s “Doctrine of Discovery “.  I mean the values of ordinary western frontiersmen who traveled west and tried to make a home for themselves and in how they fought for  the underdogs and for righteousness.

IF you want to understand a people, you need to understand their folklore.  Folklore celebrates a peoples heroes, their values.  IF anyone wants to understand the people of India (Dharmic people)_, it would help to read and understand their folklore of the Mahabharata  and the Ramayana. And if anyone wants to understand the Americans, It helps to be familiar with their folklore. Louis L’Amour novels are one of the best way to become familiar with the American folklore. (There are other movies like “The wizard of Oz”, “Its a wonderful life”. I found Oz to be quite boring…but its fascinating to see why Americans at large keep this movie close their heart)

Growing up reading the Amar Chitra Comics  (Folkore of Hindu people) and the Louis L’ Amour novels (American folklore), I saw the uncanny  similarity of  Hindus morals and values were to the American western frontiersmen values. If you really think about it, the true nature of the American to stand up to bullies and to not to succumb to cowardice  is the true nature and values prescribed in the Mahabharata.

Louis L’Amour’s “The Quick and the Dead”

This is the story of a Pacifist navigating the world of outlaws and Krishna  like benefactor lecturing the pacifist to stand and fight for what is right  and in the process helps this pacifist grow into a real man.https://youtu.be/3o5Tn5tv_eg

 

Louis L’Amour Quotes:

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“One may talk of peace only with those who are peaceful. To talk of peace with him who holds a drawn sword is foolish unless one is unarmed, then one must talk very fast, indeed.” -Kerbouchard

Book: The Walking Drum

Charlie Farnum and me we started east for the herd, riding together. When we were a few miles off we started to sing, and we sang a dozen songs before we shut up and left it to the coyotes. That Charlie Farnum had a better voice than me. For that matter, so did the coyotes.

Book: Galloway

I knew the dangers a coward can offer, for his fear will often drive him to kill more quickly than if he were a brave man. ~Mathurin Kerbouchard

Book: The Walking Drum

“Do not be afraid. A little fear can make one cautious. Too much fear can rob you of initiative. Respect fear, but use it for an incentive, do not let it bind you or tie you down.” ~Miss Nesselrode

Book: The Lonesome Gods

“What it all comes down to in the end is a matter of honor and simple decency. If a man doesn’t have that, he’s nothing, and never will be anything, no matter how many cows he owns.” ~Dal Traven

Book: The Shadow Riders

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.

Louis L’Amour

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG IN THEIR MYTHOLOGY. BUT NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG IN THEIR FACTS!