Many pakistan actors earn their bread and butter using Indian money. And so they are expected to release a statement condemning the Uri attack.
This topic has been going on and on over the internet channels ad nauseum. So many ’eminent’ intellectuals have taken to both sides of the fence on this topic.
My view is that regardless of whether they condemn or not, chuck them out! They are part of the ‘trade’ that we engage with Pakistan. As part of the global initiative to isolate Pakistan, we should STOP ALL economic transactions with that country. For those who shed crocodile tears on giving peace a chance blah blah blah, go and stand as human shields to the terrorists at the LOC and get yourself shot in your nether parts.
No need for war… just squeeze them enough that the bloody barbarians who lead that country choke in their own vomit. Yes, the ‘innocents’ will suffer, but that’s the price they have to pay for not cleaning up their own garbage.
I have been seeing some very odd things in a section of the Iyer community these days. And what I am saying here would surely stir a hornet’s nest, if not understood properly.
The Kanchi mutt has a significant following… and some families are ‘fanatic’ followers… and I don’t mean that in a bad way. The late pontiff, HH Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, the 68th head of the mutt, is revered as a Jagadguru even among non brahmins as Paramacharyal or Periyavaa. There are so many blogs, articles, books etc. on the life of Paramacharya and the list of ‘miracles’ attributed to him keeep growing.
The odd thing I mentioned is this: nowadays, there seems to be a growing (or becoming more vocal) group of people who claim to be devotees of Paramacharya, and worship him as a god. They hold namasankeertanams in his name, compose various slokas and songs on him… all that can be explained away, but now some even have begun claiming him as an incarnation and propagating the idea that he is God himself. I won’t be surprised if in a few years time, someone comes up with some pramanas from the vedic scriptures purporting their claim to be right!
Worship of Guru is pretty standard in Sanatana Dharma. There are numerous instances where importance of Guru has been indicated in our scriptures. But all those are done only with Guru in the status of the Lord’s representative.
Paramcharyal can be revered as a Guru (by those who accept him as such), as a Saint (by the masses, no need for any papal seal on this one!!)… and even as a powerful yogi endowed with mystical potency (by all the anecdotes). But to claim him to be God is completely ridiculous. In doing this, this group of ‘devotees’ are setting the stage to legitimizing the claims of people like Nithyananda, Kalki, the various babas etc.
When Sanatana dharma and it’s traditions are facing the onslaught from other forces, this type of new fangled practices will only weaken it.
Isha Foundation has been in the news for wrong reasons lately. Parents are filing complaints with the police claiming that their ‘children’ (all aged 18+) are being brainwashed and are being held against their will.
If an adult, major citizen, wants to be part of an organization and get deep in to it, I think his/her parents have no fricking business saying otherwise. They need to stop being ‘protective’… and also stop thinking about this as ‘lost money’ or ‘economic support’. I might sound harsh… but seriously, if those guys and gals want to be that way, mind your business and let them be.
Of course, all the above can be ignored IF and ONLY IF there is HARD proof that they are being physically abused, raped, or getting drugged or forced in to illegal stuff.
But, as a general advice, Dear parents, stop interfering with your childrens’ lives! You had a chance to bring them to a path that you considered ideal… now that chance is gone. So stop fretting about them. Look forward to spending rest of your life well and fruitfully.
That being said, dear children of parents, in your quest for knowledge and bliss, don’t forget that you have an blood obligation to those who have sacrificed their lives for your good. In your quest to find the truth (be it Isha, Krishna, Allah or Christ), don’t ignore your parents when you have the chance to serve them well. Once they are gone from this world, no amount of self realization will help bury the guilt.
Dear French bros and sistas,
If you are very worried about your country being islamized, target the root cause rather than the symptom.
Burkini is a symptom. Understood?
This was a good read today.
USA should focus on sending this commission to Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia and some of its own states?
Looking at the way the media is sensationalizing this whole
student’s (ooops!… correcting as) “Dalit” scholar’s suicide, it would seem that the day is not far off when we will have certificates from universities that read Dr. DalitDr. <insert whatever name>.
Students dabbling in politics… it might look good for movie scripts and for lung searing (ultimately useless) speeches… but doesn’t work out in reality, IMO.
To the “scholars” and “students” – Study, get your damned degree, do something useful with your life instead of falling in to the hands of manipulative, useless political philosophies and/or politicians.