30/08/2005

Sanatana Dharma and Persecutary Cults partie 1


 

Sanatana Dharma

Persecutory Cults

1

Multiple Gods

A single god

2

No prophets

A single prophet

3

Many books (230 primary books available from about 3500 primary books)

A single book (A depository of all `truths’)

4

Many paths and systems

A single church or ummah

5

Many lives

A single life

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Many judgments

A single judgment

7

Continuous spiritual flow

A single revelation (A one-time event and a prophet an all-time man)

8

Pluralistic and highly diverse

Monotheism and monolith.

9

Peaceful in temper

Violent by nature

10

Cares for entire humanity

Owe nothing to heathens and kafirs

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Kind to everybody

Kind only among themselves

12

Human in nature

Anti-human and persecutory to mankind

13

Highly tolerant

Not tolerant and hegemonic

14

Open to criticism and comments

Intolerant to criticism. Blasphemy laws are enacted through the state to suppress opinions.

15

Not orthodox and dogmatic

Orthodox, dogmatic and irrational

16

Indian in origin

West Asian in orientation

17

Non-revelatory

Revelatory cults

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Ethics are normal, human and evolved naturally in a secular way.

Ethics are religious and are commandments from an external agency.

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No permanent, unitized belief system, but changes with time and experience.

Permanent and same belief system, aims, and methods

20

Women have honorable place as Swaminis or Sanyasinis.

Women are excluded from clerical life. They have no place heavenly or temporal.

21

Cosmic vision with reverence for life, plants, nature and even elements.

Mundane approach with destruction, vandalism, occupation and exploitation of Pagan and Hindu lands along with slaughter and genocide of the followers of these ancient religions. Hindus and Pagans are strongly hated and they are to be killed. Animals, plants and elements have no role and they are merely for consumption and exploitation.

22

No Missions and Jihads

Missions and Jihads are must for propaganda and killing the opponents.

23

No religious wars and no aggression

The concept of religious wars, fanatic intolerance of the Gods and the priests of the other people, genocide, vandalistic destruction and colonial exploitation of the conquered people came with them. christianity and islam also fought religious wars or crusades among themselves with fire and sword.

24

Apolitical

Political power is must for these cults.

25

Hinduism is grown around truth of man's own higher nature. Dharma lies in the Soul of man and it is Eternal, Sanatana. Historical sages come to renew spirituality, but there is nothing exclusive, first or last about them.

christianity and islam are built around historical personalities. If there was no Jesus or Mohammad there would have been no christianity and no islam. An idea of founding a religion is itself false. It is thoroughly a materialistic idea and it can lead to its own excesses.

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No conversion of other people

They are based on conversion of other people by force or allurement. Conversions are political and military acts, or acts of aggressive hard sale.

27

Believes in multiple Gods, but in one humanity. Here a man is one with humanity, in fact with all the living beings.

Believe in one god, but in two humanities - 'believers' in their kind of god and the rest non-believers in their kind of god are infidels, heathens or kafirs worthy to be killed or converted. A fixed and fanatic idea of one-god is worse than plurality of Gods.

28

Product of tranquil and purified heart.

Products of a prejudiced, self-centered, self-righteous, contentious, and cantankerous mind to prove the other fellow wrong. It is an artificial mental self-construct with very little spirituality. It is interwoven with bigotry and fanaticism and lacks charity and a deeper vision of spirituality.

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Non-destructive to icons and places of worship of other faiths. The Hindu image worship is due to their capacity to see the incorporeal into the corporeal and the stable into the unstable, (a-sariram sarireshu an-avastheshu avasthitam - Kathopnishad). The Atharvaveda speaks of the sun “which all see with their eyes but not all know with their mind.” A good deal of religious reflection takes place before images are taken in worship.

Iconoclast, aggressive and destructive. Temples and icons of the Gods of the Kafirs and Pagans are to be destroyed. Image-breaking is a contribution of the prophetic cults. Their iconoclasm is a child of crass materialism. It comes from their incapacity to see the standing ground of the metaphysical; it comes from their inability to see life, consciousness and divinity in things. They understand only that much that they can serve their god better if they destroy the images of the Gods of the other people. The impeccable hostility towards images of Hindu Gods is the most important part of their duty. Lafitan, an authority on image worship says: “We may say in general that the majority of savage people have no idols.” For example, Bushman, Eskimos, Hottentots and other primitive societies.



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