How Bharatham withstood the Invasions and foreign rule, to hold Sanatana Dharmam ( Hinduism ) intact.
Sub : How Bharatham withstood the Invasions and foreign rule, to hold Sanatana Dharmam ( Hinduism ) intact.
Ref : Bharatham : Hindu's Spiritual resistance against Muslim Invasions / Tyranny / Misrule and Christian entry for commerce later to rule -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
1.The Brahmo Samaj and the Arya Samaj were the earliest expressions of this Hindu spirit of resistance.
2. A notable contribution was made by the Theosophical Society whose founder, Madame Blavatsky, exposed the spiritual and moral claims of Christianity and whose chief apostle in India, Mrs. Annie Besant, inspired no small pride in the Hindu heritage.
3. The Ramakrishna Mission also came to the rescue at a later stage.
4. Mahatma Gandhi gave no quarters to Christian theology or to Jesus Christ as the only Son of God and Saviour of mankind.
5. He had his own charming method of recommending Sermon on the Mount while showing compassion for the victims of the missionaries.
1. Perhaps the main reason for the weakening of this malicious and mendacious campaign was the collapse of Christianity in its own homeland, the Western countries.
2. The West had taken a decisive turn towards the scientific spirit.
Meanwhile, the message of Hindu spirituality had also spread to the centres of learning in the West.
3. The exponents of Hindu religion and culture like Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Raman Maharshi, Rabindranath Tagore, Ananda Coomaraswami and Mahatma Gandhi were demonstrating by their words and deeds the profound promise which Hindu Dharma held for mankind.
1. The missionaries had to change their methods.
2. The core of Christianity in India, however, remains intact.
3. They now know that the fortress of Hindu society cannot be seized by a frontal assault.
4. They are, therefore, busy in the backyards and have hidden themselves behind the smoke-screens of several theologies.
5. Some of these covert methods can be listed as follows:
1. Training of more and more native missionaries in their far-flung, well-equipped and fabulously financed seminaries so that missionary work looks no more like an undertaking manned mostly by foreigners;
2. Hinduism the outer accouterments of Christian priests, liturgy and sacraments in order to convince the Hindus that Christianity is not an imported creed, and that Christianism is not out to corrode Hindu culture;
3. Directing their powerful press and publishing houses not to attack Hindu religion and culture openly but to develop a scholarly and comparative critique of Hindu religion, culture and society, always to the ultimate disadvantage of the latter;
4. To establish and extend educational institutions which at least immunise the upper class Hindu children and youth against whatever Hindu ways still survive in their homes, wherever they do not succeed in attracting them towards Christianity;
5. To build and expand hospitals and undertake other social work in order to attract an all-round respect for the Christian spirit of social service, and neutralise as narrow bigotry any questioning of their missionary motives;
6. To open orphanages and homes for the handicapped where proselytizing can proceed safely and unnoticed;
7. To concentrate on Hindu tribals who are removed from the main centres of Hindu population, so that there is no untoward publicity;
8. To take out promising candidates for conversion on prolonged tours of Western countries in order to impress upon them the wonders worked by Christian culture and civilization;
9. To encourage well-to-do and willing Christians in the West to adopt boys and girls from poor Indian families, send them to missionary schools and colleges, and provide them with monetary assistance till they are converted;
10. To finance and promote political campaigns for separate states, inside or outside the Union of India, in those areas where the Christian population has attained majority or dominance.
My view points
1. Today there are many Swami-s, Amma-s, with followers, to preserve Sanatana Dharmam.
2. Many maths established by Sri Adi Sankaracharya are there, to continue advaidam principle.
3. Many god-men, women are plenty, along with many sad-guru-s, osho, ISKON etc., but not effective as Sri Adi Sankaracharya, Sri Ramanujacharya, and Sri Madhvacharya.
4. AND, they are not as good as, the exponents of Hindu religion and culture like Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo, Raman Maharshi, Sri Sivananda, Sri Chinmayananda, Sri Krishnananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Ananda Coomaraswami, and Mahatma Gandhi were demonstrating by their words and deeds the profound promise which Hindu Dharma held for mankind.
5. Again many senas, dals, parishads, and many organisations, which made a black mark instead of preserving the Sanatana Dharmam, by their bad activities...
6. Unity in Diversity is our Mantram.
7. REGENERATION and DIVINISATION OF HINDUS IS IMPORTANT.
8. FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE OF OUR TEXTS, SCRIPTURES IS IMPORTANT.
9. WIDE INVOLVEMENT OF MAKING CONSCIOUS OF BHARATIYA ANCIENT SCRIPTURES, TO THE HINDUS -IMPORTANT.
10. AT PRESENT HINDUS ARE ENGAGED IN MERE RITUALS, CELEBRATIONS, AND FESTIVALS, WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING.
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