2010-03-07

Inclusion is the Hindu way of life

Difficult to write on anything / paint anything without the possibility of offending the so-called guardians of Hinduism.

Everything and everybody is a god/goddess or his/her associate  or at least get worshiped- water; sun; wind; hill/mountain; bull; elephant; rat; money; book; penis; lotus; lion; tiger; trishul; monkey; squirrel; bear; country; computer; vehicle; child; peacock; plants; snake; lizard; rice / food; fish; eagle; planets; hermaphrodite; kids born with physical deformity;........

I am born Hindu, but that hardly says anything about me. I like my freedom as much as I respect that of others. If someone wants to say something, I appreciate his/her freedom to do so. And when I do not like what they say, I be tolerant enough.

And, apropos, Hinduism is strictly not a religion; it is a way of living. The way that has evolved over 5000 years of our history - not by exclusion, but by inclusion. Inclusion is the Hindu way of life. 

PS:
- Further Reading - The Wonder That Was India
- so much so - we kill many snakes by feeding them milk. How can a forest abiding reptile have milk as its natural food?
- Look at the image of a deformed kid in the second page


2 comments:

Srinivas said...

I think freedom of expression is misused in our country .Using it, provoking certain section /society of the people is not correct. Whether it is painter / Politician.In our culture, 5000 yrs old, we imbibed Tolerance. Good. But, the Cost of Tolerance - Freedom fight,1885-1947, again to get back freedom of all, for all. Enough we paid for it(tolerance) frm 1600 - 1947. Is problem with tolerance / acceptance ?

itheabsolute said...

Srinivas
Thanks for your comments.
Guess, these are views. And sometimes, the more we debate, the less we agree.
Lets look at it this way - what someone does cannot offend me unless I allow it to.
But, if you want to debate, feel free - we can catch up sometime.
Thanks.

2010-03-07

Inclusion is the Hindu way of life

Difficult to write on anything / paint anything without the possibility of offending the so-called guardians of Hinduism.

Everything and everybody is a god/goddess or his/her associate  or at least get worshiped- water; sun; wind; hill/mountain; bull; elephant; rat; money; book; penis; lotus; lion; tiger; trishul; monkey; squirrel; bear; country; computer; vehicle; child; peacock; plants; snake; lizard; rice / food; fish; eagle; planets; hermaphrodite; kids born with physical deformity;........

I am born Hindu, but that hardly says anything about me. I like my freedom as much as I respect that of others. If someone wants to say something, I appreciate his/her freedom to do so. And when I do not like what they say, I be tolerant enough.

And, apropos, Hinduism is strictly not a religion; it is a way of living. The way that has evolved over 5000 years of our history - not by exclusion, but by inclusion. Inclusion is the Hindu way of life. 

PS:
- Further Reading - The Wonder That Was India
- so much so - we kill many snakes by feeding them milk. How can a forest abiding reptile have milk as its natural food?
- Look at the image of a deformed kid in the second page


2 comments:

Srinivas said...

I think freedom of expression is misused in our country .Using it, provoking certain section /society of the people is not correct. Whether it is painter / Politician.In our culture, 5000 yrs old, we imbibed Tolerance. Good. But, the Cost of Tolerance - Freedom fight,1885-1947, again to get back freedom of all, for all. Enough we paid for it(tolerance) frm 1600 - 1947. Is problem with tolerance / acceptance ?

itheabsolute said...

Srinivas
Thanks for your comments.
Guess, these are views. And sometimes, the more we debate, the less we agree.
Lets look at it this way - what someone does cannot offend me unless I allow it to.
But, if you want to debate, feel free - we can catch up sometime.
Thanks.