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Friday, October 07, 2005

The imminent death of Hinduism

Hinduism, the way of life of great liberties, freedom and tolerance. This is what I know of Hinduism. It i’s a way of life, not a religion, not a set of books, not a way of eating. It pervades each and every aspect of a Hindu's life, the thinking, the eating, the talking, the behaving, the worshipping, the living.

But in presence of other religions with proselytizing... evidently, it had/has two options. One to remain as is and allow for the conversion of the people to other religions; and whetsats a way of life without the people to live by it? Two, to become as strict as other religions are; and thus become what its not/what its against. Its changing shape, its from, crystallizing, having left its shape as a free-flowing river to that of a stagnant pond/lake, big but stagnant, bound by the limits of time and thought. Its evidently a reverse survival tactic taken against the proselytisaton. A survival tactic employed trying to harden a free form.

Both cases, its imminent, it will die out. The premise however, is the unshakable belief in human stupidity to choose what suits it best.

Its a great way to victory you see - if you cant win over them, just convert them into yours.

The 9/11 strikes did not do as much damage to US as they did to themselves with the succeeding measures they took to combat the menace. They struck at the heart of the matter : at the root of the issue : at the Americans belief in Freedom. That is exactly where Osama struck; not at the symbols of politics, finance, security but at the psyches of the people themselves. All he had to do was srtike fear; the rest would be done by themselves.


*prosleytization - To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
|| KoPoS, 11:10:00 AM

4 Comments:

At any time, religion is at odds with technological progress. The one religion wins which can most satisfactorily explain the scientific progress. (atleast with intelligent people)

Going by this, Hinduism is far ahead of other religions (especially due to its evolving nature)
Blogger Kiran, at 2:29 PM  
@kiran
agreed that hinduism is far far ahead of any religion. but the points to be pondered over are that
a. its a lifestyle not just a single religion or a codified way of life
b. without proselytization.
Blogger KoPoS, at 2:42 PM  
Good post tho' i wish you had talked more :)
And secondly i still can't understand that big prosly.. word you used :D

But yeah, time and again i have had discussions with my friends (Hindus) about how Hinduism is more than just another religion but all that falls short of their idea of Hinduism vs secularism. Little do they realise Hinduism is secularism. I guess in our fear of losing it, we have curtailed it more.
Blogger Kumari, at 5:28 PM  
@kumari
great minds think alike. hee hee :)

the moment i feel much more convicted to this thought, def ill put up a huge post just for you, okies? :D

*prosleytization - To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine. Simply put, conversion/change of faith, Christianity & Islam do that.
Blogger KoPoS, at 9:51 AM  

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