Sanatana Dharma and Persecutary Cults partie 3
No middleman or a Prophet between the people and Gods
Their god reveals himself exclusively through a special spokesman or a prophet. And like his god, the prophet too can brook no rivals.
Spiritual experience is direct.
Religious experience is through an intermediary. They are proxy cults.
Anthropomorphic Gods. No harm if Gods are given human eyes, ears and hands.
Anthropopathic god. They have given their god all the human weaknesses, passions, human hatred and preferences. (His horrible qualities, durgunas are detailed in row 39. Shri Sitaram Goel calls this god ‘a gangster’ and ‘a hardened criminal’.)
Hindu Gods have many names. It has one thousand names of Vishnu, of Shiva, of Shri Lakshmi, of Shri Gayatri, of Shri Ganesh, of Shri Lalita.
christianity lacks `names of god ' altogether. It has much Christology and little theology. islam through Sufism (an import) has imbibed a tradition of ‘ninety nine names’ of allah which is a graft than a natural flowering.
Hindu approach is speculative, pluralistic and introvert.
Extrovert, monolithic, dramatic and spectacular.
Hindu scriptures are calm and detached. Upanishads and Gita have a unhurried, relaxed expositional approach.
Their scriptures are hortative and admonitory. They urge, reprove, enjoin, warn and enforce. They promise heaven and threaten hell.
Predominantly mystical approach
No mystical tradition
Religion of Wisdom, Gnosis and Pragna
Cults based on strong faith
Divinity in universal nature and within consciousness of each individual
Divinity is an exclusive preserve of ‘chosen people’, a ‘begotten son’ or a ‘last prophet’.
True in spirituality
Lacking in spirituality, one kind of ideology
Legitimate and great truth of spirituality
Inadequate conception of Godhead. This god has no true inner universality. This god tries, like a tribal chief, to become universal by conquests and propaganda.
Awakens mind with yogic spirituality. (The science and art of inward journey known as Yoga is invented and developed only by the Hindus on the earth.)
Deals with intensities of feelings.
Hinduism presents man's spiritual continuity of past ages of several thousands of years.
The converts have lost their ancient knowledge of past spiritual traditions of thousands of years and have taken the new ideology of the prophets by replacing their own age-old spirituality.
Complete regimen of discipline - Shila, Samadhi and Pragna – to open up higher consciousness
Nothing like any spiritual praxis. They have certain beliefs and dogmas to be followed and to be enforced upon others by preaching or wars.
There is much to learn and reflect which results in a great spiritual enrichment. The aim of Hindu teachings is to help to grow in SATTVA, in his inner being, in his mind and in a great ethical life, the life of SHILA.
Nothing to learn and much to act. They know only preaching. The characteristic figure of these cults is a preacher, a crusader or a mujahid. He can teach, correct or punish the others. Missionary work is the most meritorious work in christianity.
Humans and all creation are divine.
Humans are sinners.
Hinduism is about man, man at his deepest, his Self, the Atman.
God is conceived externally.
Inwardness with vision. A seeker looking higher law and life turns his gaze inward and beholds the soul face to face, as Kathopnishad explains.
Empty inside. They look outward.
Man is considered a Purusha, a Person, a Consciousness.
Man is a creature to lord over other creatures.
No business of soul saving or conversion or civilizing other people. People are busy with themselves to improve and purify their own consciousness.
Their followers are busy to convert other people and `save’ them from sin and eternal fire.
The truth received through own efforts raises the individual to a higher pure level.
God reveals his will suddenly to a favorite prophet. So, the prophet remains unchanged and acts only as a messenger or a conveyer.
Tamasic and Rajasic faiths
Hindus have to make great efforts to raise their higher consciousness and to know God and Self, the Atman.
There is nothing to know more about god or oneself. All is already known. The only thing is to believe. ‘ He that believeth is not condemned.' There is a readymade god and a readymade savior and readymade institutions; believe and obey and the rest is automatic.
God-consciousness is an inherent quality of Atman, Self.
The only book contains the only word of god and brought down from the seventh heaven by the only son or the last prophet.
Teaches with deep reflection the difference between the Form and Formless, between Material and Spiritual.
Their minds are occupied only with material view and they are incapable of going beyond and see Incorporeal behind Corporeal.
The great Law of Karma is working inscrutably and man has to live many lives under the Doctrine of Incarnation which is also among all the ancient cultures of the world.
The Doctrine of Incarnation had to be given up as only few are to be saved and the rest are to be condemned to suffer eternal punishment in hell fire.
In the Hindu Doctrine of Incarnation, it is the soul, Atman which carries the body.
They believe that the body carries the soul.
Teaches true science of interiority with the great truths of Samata - equal-mindedness, Jiva-daya - universal sympathy, the great low of Dharma, Moksha - liberation, Atma-jnana and Advaita – the staples of Indian Spirituality.
Inferior, low grade of teaching for physical and outward expansion which is a great danger to humanity. In Hindu spiritual tradition this type of faulty vision, Prajna-aparadha, is considered a great poisoner. Nothing analogous to Hindu spirituality is found in these cults. Vicarious atonement, begotten son, last prophet, special covenant, chosen church or ummah, proxies and surrogates, missions and jihads, threats of hell and promises of paradise and sword, fire and hell for unbelievers are the staples of these cults.