CPIM General Secretary Mr. Sitaram Yechury, is reported to have commented on Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi's statement: --"...India has not given communalism to the world but only spirituality... " .
"...Communal polarisation have started again in the country ahead of the Assembly polls in some states..."
"...The Prime Minister has now made a peculiar statement saying that India exports spiritualism to the world and not communalism. India’s spiritualism does not need any export. India’s spiritualism is so rich in its content that it has travelled all over the world and wil continue to travel because of its content. ..."
"...But what this government is trying to do is not India’s spiritualism. The country’s spiritualism teaches us (that) different rivers flow in different directions to merge with the same ocean and that precise difference is what this government cannot tolerate and that is the entire atmosphere of intolerance ..."
"...BJP government is trying to cover up its own actions of spreading intolerance by making such statements, which needs to be exposed ..."
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srikanth - a day ago
You SICKULAR bastrds .. When ever someone speaks positive about India the SICKULAR BASTRDS try to defame INDIA by putting up there Bullshit SICKULAR AGENDA..
If don't want to hear some positive words about India, put something up your arse n be quite.. You pig heads
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
It is not clear whether Mr. Narendra Modi is the bye-product of his backers, or whether his supporters are reading his mind.
The main problem with CPIM is, it is Bengal-Kerala centered. It cannot look beyond elections in those States. As far as catering to religious vote banks, by pampering them, is concerned, there is not much difference among BJP, Congress, CPIM, Trinamul Congress, etc. political parties. There are only minor variations. Basically BJP aims at Hindu votes. All other parties aim at Minority votes, while trying to retain the Hindu votes as well. Hindu votes, they try to retain by promoting casteism. Hence, Mr. Sitaram Yechury calling BJP communal, is pot calling the kettle black. Or like a person, throwing stones from out of a glass house. CPIM has a long way to go, if it has to become truly secular. True Secularism, in reality should be Irreligiosity or Irreligiousness. We can't find that irreligiosity in Indian Political Parties, not to speak of the European and American POlitical Parties. All are hypocrites.
If a leader speaks ignorantly, his followers will speak with 10x ignorance (10 times more ignorance) and with 10x intensity (10 times more intensity). If a leader speaks with knowledge, his followers are likely to speak only with 1/10th of the knowledge, because knowledge is to be collected with great effort, just as a honey bee collects honey hopping form flower to flower and shrub to shrub.
Mr. Modi's remark about India teaching Spiritualism to the World, was in the context of his speaking at some Jain Religious Conggregation. It seems he wanted to give them some pep talk and uplift their spirits.
In reality, there is not much great in Spiritualism, INdian or alien. Reason: Where are the spirits? Spiritualism is based on a meta-physical concept, that there is something beyond our body, which (our body) manifests and moves through its faculties of speech, vision, touch, smell, hearing, taste etc. etc. Spiritualists fail to realise that we are "our bodies" and there is nothing beyond that. Indian Spiritualism is based on the assumption that when a person dies, his spirit (also called soul or jivAtma) leaves the body. Some people represent the soul with a glorious light, which moves and merges towards and into God (Supreme Soul).
And some others represent the soul through air (called prANa vAyu or life's wind). These are all concepts which have not been proved, except when persons go through hallucinations. Besides, Indians are terribly afraid of the cycle of births and deaths, while at the same time conceding that human birth is the best among the 840 million species of creatures created by God. The entire spiritualism revolves around this chief narrow goal of avoiding the birth-death-rebirth cycle.
But, when it comes to amassing gold and wealth, irrespective of religions, cults, the Preachers be they Swamijis, Mullas, Fathers-Bishops, nobody lags behind in gathering gold from devotees, living in mansions with marble panels, imported furniture, move in luxury cars, fly first class. They know that Materialism is more important than the unknown Spiritualism. (Proverb: Known Devil is better than Unknown God).
Through whom did INdia send its message of spiritualism? Swami Vivekananda? (Incidentally, Jan. 12 is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda). He seems to have gained some initial popularity by his speech at the 1893 Chicago Congress of Religions. Then, he tried to sell his speeches and make some dollars, using the services of Private American Event Promotion Firms. What had actually happened between them, we do not know, he felt cheated by those Contracting firms, and then he started lecturing on his own. He stayed at big Hotels in U.S.A. insisting on his hosts to place him in only big hotels. He lectured to American Aristatic Women, to the exclusion of blacks, coloreds and American poor.
The Aristocratic American Women thought that Indian Mystics are prophets and have super-human powers to bring husbands, bless couples with children, cure diseases, etc. etc. Swami Vivekananda ought to have told them that Indian spiritualism is not concerned with any occult powers or mystic tales or ecstasies. Initially Vivekananda called himself a Paramahamsa (Great Swan), but for reasons not clear, he stopped that later, when somebody objected to it, or that it was not convenient to continue telling so. The Aristocratic Americans were surprised with his habits [relishing non-veg (including possibly beaf), alcohol, etc. and they found him likable.] . However, he told them both in England and U.S., that people can live 150 years with Yoga. Where is the spiriuality in all this? This was upto 1897.
After returning to India in 1897, Vivekananda was received with great fanfare by the Ruler of Ramnathpuram at the Southernmost tip of India, and felicitated with gold casket (Vivekananda vowed against kAmini-(women) and kAnchanam-(gold). After returning to Kolkata, he received his Euro-American disciples and took them on a trip to Kashmir. For hosting them he hired a house in Himalayan Mountains at a monthly rent of Rs. 80/- (its 2015 inflation equivalent may be Rs. 8,000 or Rs. 80,000). Surprised at this lavish living, and the Vivekananda's superstitions, the main donor Ms. Henrietta Mueller, for the Belur Math's land, called everything a fraud in a Press Meet and shifted to Theosophy of Annie Besant.
In the meantime, Vivekananda was diagnosed with diabetes, and the floor under his feet has started moving. A Complete study of his Complete Works indicates that he seems to have panicked. In 1899 he went to U.S.A. again in search of medical treatment for himself. Not only did he consult there, the conventional American Doctors, but also acupuncturists, homoeopaths, but could not get any benefits. Thereafter, he moved from place to place in U.S.A. in search of Dollars, for his future maintenance as well as to buy a house in Himalayan Foot HIlls. Could not succeed. Disappointed, he returned to India in 1900. Upto his death on July 4, 1902, he suffered from a conflict between his cravings and his ailments. As a last hope, he seems to have sacrificed a goat to Goddess Durga, during Durga puja. In other words, he seems to have returned to his superstitions. Where is the Spiritualism in all this?
Mr. Narendra Modi seems to have borrowed his Spiritualism from Swami Vivekananda, without understanding what Spiritualism truly meant. For example when Mr. Vivekananda was touring America, collecting Dollars, his Contemporary who represented Jainism -Veerchand Gandhi, in the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, mobilised two shiploads of wheat and sent to India as famine-help. Mr. Narendra Modi quotes Swami Vivekananda everywhere. But why doesn't he quote Mr. Veerchand Gandhi anywhere? In the Convention of Jains, our beloved Prime Minister should have mentioned about Veerchand Gandhi's spirit of Service. In my humble personal view, there is a strong need for our highly revered Prime Minister to study the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda thoroughly.
I personally feel that Mr. Narendra Modi did not learn things completely from Swami Vivekananda. For example, Swami Vivekananda sent to Ms. Christina Greenstidel, a German Lady, (Swamiji's devotees think that he adopted her, and that she is his daughter. But there is no evidence), a sum of $468 (very large amount @ 1902 prices), praying her to come to India in First Class by ship, and if that was not possible for any reason, he asked her to do with the money as she pleased. Here is a quote from his letter to Ms. Christina Greenstidel:
Quotes: Herewith I send you four hundred and eighty dollars by cheque drawn on Thomas Cook & Son, Broadway, New York.
Second-class passage across the Atlantic is all right, but the second class from Italy to Bombay is rather bad. There are always a few rough men and fast women. There is money enough for travelling first class all through, if you so like.
In case, however, things take another turn and you cannot come, no matter. Do with the money just as it pleases you.
Did Mr. Narendra Modi ever show such generosity to Ms. Jashoda Ben his dharmapatni, as per his affidavit to the Election Commission? Why could n't he buy a small saree of Rs. 500/- and present to Ms. Jashoda Ben in recognition of all the travails she has undergone, is undergoing as his traditionally, legally, wedded wife? NO money? After becoming Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002, he may have been getting some salary as CM. Otherwise, how could he buy specially designed Kurtas in Ahmedabad from Jade Blue Fame Clothing Chain.
Actually, India has imported Racialism and Untouchability from NOrth Europe, through the Aryans who migrated to India from Nordisca (Scandinavia, Baltics, North Sea countries). For about 2,500 years, dalits in India have been subjected to cruelty and misery by the White Aryans, through the Chaturvarna (Four Caste System), and Slavery.
Without a need for India to re-export the Aryan System of Untouchability to Europe, the Europeans and the Americans themselves had developed a System of Christian Untouchability through Centuries of Slave Trade, colonialisation and loot of the non-white World. We are now learning their methods and procedures through the World Trade Forum, IMF, Security Council, etc. etc.
So, where is the Spiritualism in all this? ? ?
To continue. सशेष. సశేషం. Will be thoroughly revised, if any of my readers point out serious flaws and say that they are hurt.