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What Is This Knowledge That Is Still Alive In This Wonderful Country Which We Call India ?

What is this Knowledge

Firstly and foremost: “I accept you; I accept that you may be White or Black, Red or Yellow, Christian, Buddhist, or Muslim. I accept that God may manifest at different times, under different names, using different scriptures. Thus God is Krishna, but also Jesus Christ, Buddha or Mohamed. This an extraordinary statement and a marvellous instrument towards world peace, at a time where terrorism is striking everywhere in the world in the name of One God.

It is also a Knowledge that only the body dies, but not the soul, which is born and reborn again till it achieves perfection. A Knowledge that whatever you do bears consequences in this life or another. A Knowledge that all human beings are made out of Love, even beneath the hate and the killings”…

And also: “I have inherited from my ancestors the tools to become a better person, whatever my religion, ethnicity and profession: a better Christian, a better Hindu, a better Muslim”. What are these tools ? Hata-yoga, India’s gift to the world, which has been copied and imitated everywhere. Meditation, this extraordinary technique of coming back to one’s Self, of settling the mind and the body, which is today practiced by millions around the world – another bequest of India to humanity.


Vedanta Sees Clash Of Values , Not Civilizations

Vedanta sees

A striking feature of European and now American society is the conflict between new knowledge and old beliefs. This is often the case when scientific advances are seen to threaten long held beliefs. Galileo’s persecution by the Church and the hostility toDarwin’s Theory of Evolution are only two examples. That this is not just a thing of the past is clear from the fact that there are fundamentalist groups in the U.S. that want to stop the teaching of evolution in school. Several states have passed laws requiring the so-called ‘Creation Science’ based on the Bible to be taught along withDarwin’s theory.

Rational and spiritual thought

Such a conflict between the rational and the spiritual (or belief) never arose in India, except as part of debate. This is because Hinduism and its offshoots like Buddhism are not based on dogmas but exploration of the mind and spirit. “Accept nothing on my authority,” said the Buddha. “Think, and be a lamp unto yourself.” The Gayatri mantra, the greatest of all Vedic prayers says: dhiyoyo nah pracodayat, meaning “inspire our intellect.”


Indian Army Living Up To Its Motto – “Service Before Self”

Indian Army Living Up To

The land-based branch of the Indian Armed Forces is called the Indian Army, also known as Bhartiya Thal Sena. Along with its service to the nation of protecting from threats and at times of war, it maintains peace and unity through participation in various UN peacekeeping missions.

1. Founded on April 1, 1895, it grew out from the armies of East India Company during the Colonial Government. The then called “British Indian Army” post independence was named as “Indian Army.”

2. Even though before Independence it was just an associate to the British, it played a key role in the Indian Independence Movement and helped them attain free India.

3. Participating in the Indo-Pakistan War in the year of independence, the Indian Army blew Pakistan brutally. It was successful in stopping the Pakistani soldiers at a point which is now called the Line of Control (LOC).

4. Acted as a peace-maker during the Korean War in 1950 that lasted for three years, not only did it send aid for the UN troops but Indian Army soldiers were even sent to Korea to for peace-keeping.

5. The infamous “Operation Vijay” on December 12, 1961 was a success that involved Indian soldiers killing over 30 Portuguese and around 3,000 captured. This was done when they were reluctant to vacate their colonial possessions from Goa, Daman and Diu after repeated attempts of negotiation by the Indian Army.


इतिहास दृष्टि- नेताजी सुभाष चन्द्र बोस के वैचारिक दुश्मन


इतहस दषट- नतज सभष चनदर

यह इतिहास का कडुवा सच है कि भारत की स्वतंत्रता के महानतम आदर्श सेनानी नेताजी सुभाष को, भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस के दो वरिष्ठतम नेताओं-महात्मा गांधी तथा पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू से निरंतर बीस वर्षों (1921-1940) तक वैचारिक संघर्ष तथा उनकी महत्वाकांक्षाओं का कोपभाजन बनना पड़ा। उनका यह टकराव सुभाष की असीम नेतृत्व क्षमता व्यावहारिक सूझबूझ, राजनीतिक यथार्थवाद, राष्ट्रीय आंदोलन के प्रति भावी दृष्टि तथा नीति को लेकर रहा। नि:संदेह सुभाष के जीवन का एकमात्र लक्ष्य भारत की स्वतंत्रता था।

चहेते नेहरू

गांधीजी के संबंध पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू तथा उनके पिता मोतीलाल नेहरू से गहरे थे। पं. मोतीलाल नेहरू गांधी से आठ वर्ष बड़े थे। अत: गांधीजी उन्हें बड़ा भाई कहते थे तथा उनके नखरे भी सहते थे। गांधीजी ने ही उन्हें 1919 की अमृतसर कांग्रेस का अध्यक्ष बनवाया था। अत्यधिक मद्यपान के व्यसनी होने पर भी उन्हें असहयोग आंदोलन में भाग लेने की अनुमति दी थी (जेल में भी नित्य उनकी शराब की व्यवस्था की गई थी), फरवरी 1922 में गांधी द्वारा अचानक आंदोलन स्थगित होने से, वे गांधीजी के विरुद्ध आपे से बाहर हो गए, गांधीजी के विरुद्ध स्वराज पार्टी की स्थापना कर दी। 1929 के लाहौर अधिवेशन के लिए अपने पुत्र जवाहरलाल नेहरू के लिए गांधीजी को मनाने में सफल हुए थे। उनका तर्क था कि यदि पं. नेहरू को न संभाला तो वह बिगड़ैल हो जाएगा या लाल (कम्युनिस्ट) बन जाएगा।

भारत के राष्ट्रीय आंदोलन में गांधीजी के सबसे चहेते पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू थे। 1916 ई. में पं. नेहरू की गांधीजी से प्रथम भेंट लखनऊ अधिवेशन में हुई थी।


Mahatma Gandhi: The Dhritarashtra Of Modern India

Mahatma Gandhi- The

The great Pandurang Shastri once said that that the most adharmic thing that anyone did in the entire Mahabharata was a message sent by King Dhritirashtra to Yudhisthir prior to the outbreak of the Great War. The message was along the lines of:

“Dear Yudhisthir. You are righteous, but my sons are foolish and stubborn. You should know better than to fight a destructive war for a mere kingdom, when you know that everything in the world is fleeting and unreal. It is better for someone as righteous as you to live a simple religious life, or even live as a beggar, than to involve yourself in a struggle for a kingdom that is going to result in huge slaughter. If you avoid fighting this war, even if Duryodhan refuses to give you any land at all, you will have acted righteously and your name will be respected in this world and the next”.
This drew a sharp rebuke, most of all from Krishna.

The reason why this message of Dhritarashtra to Yudhisthir was considered to be the pinnacle of adharma and confusion is that it comes cloaked as righteousness and provides a metaphysical and spiritual argument to allow unrighteousness to rule society. It is quite a seductive argument at first glance and is capable on wreaking great havoc in the minds of the righteously inclined.


‘Why Is Our Indian Media So Negative?

Why Is Our Indian

Why is it that in India the media is so negative and wants to sensationalise everything?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: This is nothing new; this is what we have inherited from the freedom movement. Because when we were slaves, when India was ruled by the British, our media had this tendency to blame everything and it was necessary. It was necessary to show a bleak picture of what was happening in the country. But that continued even after independence; the same mindset continued. This is the difference if you see between the international media and Indian media.

We are happy blaming ourselves. We are very happy showing negative things about ourselves. Once I was in a conference in Europe; there, one European journalist asked me this question, ‘I cannot understand why Indian media is so negative about its people and its country.’ In a way, he expressed wonder about it and he appreciated it also in some way. Here you don’t need someone from outside to come and criticise; you are good enough in doing that job. We can criticise ourselves. So, having said that, there is one positive aspect of it but a lot of negative aspects — that it shows a country in very, very poor light.

If you see the crime that happens in New York city — it is manifold times more than crime in whole of India. There are 50,000 homeless people in Los Angeles.


Islamic State map reveals it wants to take over by 2020, includes India

Islamic State map reveals it wants to take over by 2020 includes India

The Islamic State plans to take over large areas of the world, including almost the entire Indian subcontinent, according to a chilling map that features in a new book on the dreaded terror group. According to the map, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) plans to take control of the Middle East, North Africa, most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Europe, within the next five years, to complete its caliphate.

The caliphate — a state governed by Sharia law which IS plans to claim — covers areas from Spain in the west to China in the east, the Mirror reported citing the map. The map reveals the calculated way IS plans to take over the world by 2020. According to the map, Andalus is the Arabic name given to the parts of Spain, Portugal and France that were occupied by the Moors from the 8th to the 15th century while the Indian subcontinent would come under ‘Khurasan’.  BBC reporter Andrew Hosken, who includes the map of the targeted areas in his new book ‘Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State’, said IS wants “to take over all of what they see as the Islamic world”.

A seven-step IS programme, dating back almost 20 years, includes the US being provoked into declaring war on the Islamic world between 2000 and 2003 and an uprising against Arab rulers between 2010 and 2013, the report said. ISIS have up to 50,000 members and cash and assets of nearly 2 billion pounds, partly due to their control of oil and gas fields in Iraq and Syria, it said.