This is in continuation of our blog posts Click to go to 704 , Click to go to 706-- , Click to go to 707, Click to go to 713 , Click to go to 717 Click to go to 719 We have done SIX parts of a ten part series, of a review on the speech given by Shri V.V. Lakshmi Narayana, 2016 Addl. D.G.P., Maharashtra, and former Jt. Director, CBI, Hyderabad. For those who wish to download an mp3 file of more than one hour long speech here is a link: Click to go to Archive.org for downloading mp3 of speech of Shri Lakshmi Narayana. . A video is also available on the net. We shall now take up the SEVENTH part.
The main question which occurred to me while writing this Part 7/10 of the Review of the Speech made by Respectable Shri V.V. Lakshmi Narayana garu hosted by Shri Ramakrishna Math, is: "Was he aware that Shri Ramakrishna Mission pleaded in a Writ Petition before Supreme Court that theirs was a separate Religion, distinct from Hinduism, and was entitled to claim protection as a minority religion under articles 30/1 and 26/1 of Indian Constitution?
Question: Why this is important?
Ans: This is important because our Shri Lakshmi Narayana ji wants to train youth as Vivekanandas. Will the Vivekanandas trained by Shri Lakshmi Narayana garu, also claim that they belong to a separate religious denomination, and want to claim rights of minority religions? Will they demand reservations in jobs for their Sect? Will they demand setting up of a separate Minority Corporation for their Welfare? .
Sikhism, Buddhism, and Ramakrishna Religion have some similarities. All worship their Gurus. Successors of Gurus are usually appointed by Senior Gurus themselves, and administer their Prayer Houses. Sikhism has already claimed, and got the protection of a Minority Religion. Modern Jainism also worships Gurus. They too are expecting status of a Minority Religion.
Ramakrishna Mission and its organs seem to believe that Ramakrishna Religion based on the preachings of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Gurudeva and Swami Vivekananda as a religion different from Hinduism. The Mission has claimed protection as a religious minority under articles 30/1 and 26 of Indian Constitution. The purpose was to have control over the appointment of Principal of a College run by the Mission. The College was built with Government funds and every year the College receives grants from the Govt. for payment of salaries and maintenance.
Here is a link to the text of the Supreme Court judgement which shows that the Ramakrishna Mission claimed that the Ramakrishna Religion as distinct. Those who are interested can read it in depth. http://www.judis.nic.in/supremecourt/qrydisp.asp?tfnm=10725 -- BRAMCHARI SIDHESWAR BHAI &ORS.ETC. Vs. RESPONDENT: STATE OF WEST BENGAL ETC. .
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.
I have no intention to blame the Ramakrishna Mission for its claiming to be a different religion and minority institution, just for the sake of controlling a College funded by the Govt.
Even today it may be receiving about 44% of income, or some other percentage of its income from Government grants, like numerous other Non-Government-Organisations which receive Govt. support. I wish to only point out that in a Capitalist set up where money rules the roost, individuals and institutions behave in a diametrically opposite direction to the principal avowed goals.
Till the end of his life Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa worshipped Goddess Kali / Durga, and followed customs of Hindu Religion. In the same way, his principal disciple Swami Vivekananda too till the end of his life worshipped Goddess Durga (Just six months before his death Vivkananda wrote to Ms. Christina Greenstidel that they sacrificed a goat during Durga Pooja, and lighted fireworks on the occasion).
Nowhere, neither Ramakrishna nor Vivekananda expressed a view or spread an information that they were establishing a separate Religion, distinct from Hindu Religion, in which they were born. Then, how was it that Ramakrishna Mission could represent in the Supreme Court that theirs was a minority religion, distinct from the Hindu Religion?
Every institution wants Government grants and support. At the same time, they want "Minority Religion protection" to avoid compliance with Rules of Government Aid, Grants and Support. They want only authority and support, without any responsibility or accountability. Have the cake, and eat it too !!!
Subject to corrections and deletions. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.