69 million page views

AMK, Hinduism is like the vast Ocean, Where Islam is a stagnant pond!

Reader comment on item: Islamophobia?

Submitted by Rakshas 10 Anan (India), Dec 6, 2005 at 21:32

Mahabharat is a multilayered text that dwells on human frailty at various levels with subtle exposition on life itself as a battlefield, and how to be a sacred warrior. It decries greed and dishonesty, not at the simplistic level like your one book dogma, but really gets into the pitfalls of the personal polarised perspective! The Bhagvadgita, following Krishna's utterly humble diplomatic efforts to plead, to appease and to offer all avenues to avoid the war to the forces of blind selfishness, is an inspiring poem that seeks to dispel doubts and confusion in the minds of those fighting for their rights (after being pushed to the wall). Even then, the outcome of that war, where the righteous do win in fact, is that there are no winners in the end! The text in fact is a fantastic treatise on good governance!

There are hundreds of other Hindu texts that are used in spiritual work by the followers of Sanatan Dharma, which have inspired founders of Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism and other religions. Hinduism is like a vast fount of wisdom from which so many savants have drawn spiritual succour. How can the follower of the one book dogma understand it? It requires the courage and genuine freedom in spirituality to understand something so profound at the highest levels.

I am yet to discover a single war in history set off by the Bhagvadgita! On the other hand, it has inspired great yogis and spiritual workers like Vivekananda, Yogananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Pandurang Shastri Athavale. Your remarks about the Gita are like spitting at the Sun, with inevitable results for yourself!

After long history of imbecility and terror against Hindus, you forget that even now, Hindus are not somehow your sidekicks, when you refer to them as 'my Hindus'. Such delusion arises out of the Hindu expansive mindset trying to figure you out in humanitarian terms, notwithstanding your barbaric jihadi mindset inculcated by your alleged holy book.

Whatever you say about Hinduism, is in fact a compliment that you fail to comprehend in your blind belief in a corrupt an inhuman, divisive, terrorising dogma.

The Bhagvadgita in fact begins with the selfish and corrupt king who is physically blind, and also blinded by his love for his own prolific progeny. It is the vast selfish hordes rallying around the blind king and his hundred sons, and also wise counsellors who are confused by their compromised unreasoning loyalty to this king, against five dispossessed heroes, their free and honest supporters, with God himself driving their chariot!

That too, after having given the other side the first choice between himself on one side, as a non-participant, and his vast fighting legions on the opposite side! The selfish evil chose the fighting legions over Krishna, and perished because the force of truth and the ability to perceive the logic and resolution behind the many paradoxes was on the other side, which was victorious. The evil had been duly punished. The survivors of the victorious kings are those who populate India today as free followers of Sanatan Dharma.

The message is too subtle for you, AMK. You should stick to the known when your mind is so closed to what the world has to offer in its wisdom and its vast source of knowledge in all its complexity.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)