UNITY IN DIVERSITY OF PLURALITY THROUGH UNIFORM CIVIL CODE !!!!

It was All India Women’s Conference who were the first to demand Uniform Civil Code, UCC hereinafter, in 1930s entailing equal rights for women, irrespective of religion, marriage, inheritance, divorce, adoption or succession. While Constituent Assembly and Parliament have been positive towards UCC, it was postponed as Directive Principles of the Constitution as they did not wish to augment religious strife and tension in the country during decades after independence. With the Supreme Court judgment holding Triple-Talaq unconstitutional and illegal, it is now necessary and unavoidable to go ahead with the enactment of Uniform Civil Code. After report of Bharatiya  Law Commission on UCC is received, ball shall be set rolling by the Union Government.

An ideal UCC shall include several restructured laws viz. abolition of Islamic polygamy, arbitrary divorce, tax benefits to HUF, some distinct practices of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc. to attain faith-neutrality. Every political party must shun motivated secularism as well as vote politics before a sound and rational consensus is arrived at. Fortunately, Government headed by PM Modi is well poised to undertake the gigantic exercise involving marathon discussions and consensus making.

Let us first have a bird’s eye-view of all such laws that may be affected by UCC  – 

Hindu  Personal Laws apply to all except Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Jews. It is valid for Buddhists and Jains too. Hindu  Succession Act 1956 did not concede birthright to women in ancestral property which was amended in 2005 and co-parcenary’ right extended to married daughters too; Hindu  Marriage Act 1955 regarded marriage as a sacrament, without living spouse at the time of marriage, minimum marriageable age of 18 and 21 for girls and boys respectively, marriage only out of prohibited degrees of pre-existing relationships; bigamy a criminal act; divorce on specific grounds of adultery, cruelty, religious conversion, mental illness etc.; divorce petition within one year of marriage not permissible, cool off period from 6 to 18 months allowed, both men and women may claim maintenance, no claim of maintenance for unchaste women or after conversion, refusing to live with husband’s parents a ground for divorce; woman has no claim to matrimonial home unless purchased with her own earnings; Hindu  Minority and Guardianship Act 1956 allows Hindu-s to adopt within a defined legal framework.

Muslim Personal Law Shariat Application Act 1937, Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939 and Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Divorce Act 1986 are the three Acts in addition to four schools of Sunni jurisprudence i.e. Hanafi, Maliki, Shaifii, Hanbali and two Shia schools, Jafari and Zaidiyyah. No distinction between self-owned and ancestral property, no birth-right to property, property inherited only after death of ancestor, equal share to property for men and women, half of every woman’s share given as Mehr, marriage being a civil contract with defined obligations, ceremony in presence of two adult witnesses with at least one man, polygamy allowed, husband may freely divorce unilaterally only after four attempts of reconciliation and Iddat, woman can divorce on specified grounds only, Halala compulsory if divorced woman wants to remarry her ex-husband, no adoption laws on board, no right to inheritance for adopted child, adoption limited to foster care alone, mother not recognised as natural guardian of her child.

Christian Personal Law is the Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872 for marriage, divorce and maintenance with Christians of Travancore, Cochin, Manipur and J&K exempted, inheritance and succession governed by the Indian Succession Act 1925, adoption and guardianship governed by Guardians & Wards Act 1890.   
Parsi Personal Law is the Parsi Marriage & Divorce Act 1936 amended in 1988, marriage is a spiritual compact, non-Parsi woman not entitled to inheritance while children can, children of Parsi woman married to a non-Parsi not regarded as Parsis, divorce claims maintainable only after two years of marriage on specific grounds, mutual consent or irretrievable breakdown unacceptable, special Parsi courts adjudicate such cases, maintenance maintainable till next marriage only, adoption not recognised. Parsi Chief Matrimonial Courts are established as special courts in each of the presidential towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. In contested matrimonial matters, special delegates are appointed, who are usually respected members of the small community. Parsis are a tiny community whose ancestors came to Bharata  from Parsia in Iran. They currently count mere 61,000 and diminishing by the day. Nation’s population rises by 21% and Parsis decline by 12% every Census.

Scheduled tribes follow their own customary community laws.

So what we behold is that while all communities are governed by the same criminal jurisprudence but civil acts by a plethora of personal laws zealously guarded by their respective communities. Supreme Court’s judgement upholding privacy as a fundamental right, Article 44 of the Directive Principles of the Constitution to ensure legislation of UCC as well as Article 25 (2)A to ensure freedom of religious practices, have together created a Bermuda Triangle for a well-meaning Government to navigate through before being able to successfully draft an acceptable and implementable UCC. It is also an exercise of delicate balancing as unfounded communal friction and apprehension of majoritarian bullying through absolute majority in Parliament has been created by nefarious anti-national unity lobbies. While assimilation-ists are being accused of ‘majoritarianism’, those who vouch for hydra-headed isolationism in the name of pluralism are accused of being hostile to unity and uniformity in civil laws that the Government wishes to introduce. Votaries of multiculturalism overlook the fact that multiculturalism has failed the world over even as admitted by British Premier David Cameron owing to fanatical inflexibility and extreme sense of isolationism among Muslims. Displacement of Rohingya Muslims from Burma caused by their own criminal fundamentalism against their own Burmese Government, then desparately seeking refuge in other countries instead of introspecting and mending their ways, is a monumental endorsement of miserable collapse of the much tom-tommed doctrine of multiculturalism. Muslims rigidly want all other communities and countries to compromise with them and be perpetually obliged in doing so while they do absolutely no compromise or adjustment under any circumstance. Such a conduct is nothing short of fanaticism of diabolical variety.   

Owing to foreign invasions, country remained in grave turmoil during fierce struggle against foreigner invaders for centuries who plundered and savagely brutalised our ancestors. Mughals, British despots, then Christian missionaries caused havoc with social fabric of the country. They also forced and induced proselytization of a large section of population into Islam / Christianity which had no roots in the region / country at all. Not only that, they destroyed Manusmriti’s Varna  system, imposed caste system, sowed seeds of class / caste / religious divisions, separatism, anti-Hinduism and anti-nationalism. Our glorious history was denied to us to destroy our national pride and self-esteem. Fires of separatism were malevolently stoked by those foreign occupiers and every group / community was deviously motivated to practise their own laws and civil codes commensurate with their policy of ‘Divide, Rule, Loot and Destroy’. Over decades, highly destructive ideas like excessive emphasis over so-called plurality hiding separatism in reality, assumed deep roots with a plethora of rules and standards. Often, these used to kick up storms of complex conflicts and confrontation leading to serious law and order issues. Post-1947, it was visualised to gradually move towards re-unification of Bharata  for a stable and secured future of all denizens. Thus, realised was the necessity of enacting one single code of conduct for all communities residing in the country. While civil code for Hindu-s was standardised immediately, minorities were left to fend for themselves owing to political considerations. However, demand has started growing louder for UCC if the nation has to be truly progressive with laws gender neutral as almost all laws have been biased against women.

Constituent Assembly was constituted amidst one of the worst human calamities that mankind might have ever witnessed and all that due to personality-clashes / ambition of just a few individuals who anointed themselves greater than people as well as this nation. At the instance of some Hindu  reformers, British occupiers of the country had outlawed certain practices and drafted a Hindu  Reforms Law in 1946 yet deliberately did not touch Muslim personal practices in pursuance of their malevolent policy of ‘Divide, Rule, Loot and Destroy’. JL Nehru and his Xerox copies stoked pre-existing sense of separatism among Muslims emphasising they apprehended for their security and well-being due to Hindu  majoritarianism !! It was so ironical to vouch that Hindu-s, most peaceful and least aggressive community in the world, were dubbed to cause grave existential threat to the most violent community in the world, responsible for initiating / causing savagery / butchery on non-Muslims all over the world for the last 1400 years !! That is when seeds of the rift over UCC were sown and watered repeatedly British Thugs and their cohorts in Congress. Had JL Nehru been a nation-maker, eradicated apprehension of Muslims, assumed guarantee for their well-being on behalf of Hindu-s, cited and hammered glorious history of Ahimsa  and non-invasion by Hindu-s into Muslim minds, contours of the nation would have been unbelievably different and there would have been no deadly imbroglio over UCC today. Root-cause of the problem is hidden in the fact, majority of Hindu  leaders do not have guts to tell Muslims bluntly, you have been initiator of all troubles, you are guilty as Hindu-s merely reacted to defend themselves when sick and tired of atrocities inflicted by you, you have to mend your ways first and last, you always initiated blood-bath…that such an atrocious religious bullying will destroy them one day…However, no leader has mustered so much courage to say that publicly. Communists too, generously fished in troubled waters and aggravated friction, attrition and tension in the country with an absurd dream to capture the nation and impose Communism. Some leading members of the Constituent Assembly envisaged, UCC would be incorporated into the Constitution as a fundamental right and not as one of the Directive Principles of State Policy. Then there was another group of Muslim members stoutly opposing UCC demanding Personal Laws as fundamental rights and they dubbed UCC ‘tyrannical’ !! Highly provocative speeches were delivered in the Constituent Assembly and their refrain was, if British did not ‘touch’ Muslim Personal Laws for 175 years, then who was Constituent Assembly to dare doing that !! They did not vouch for the fact, Constituent Assembly was supreme and they had no business to compare that with those handful of British Thugs from Thomas Row to ‘Lord’ Mountbatten who intruded only to plunder and destroy the country. Their assertion in fact, amounted to sedition. Muslim members asserted, proposed Article 35 of the Constitution incorporating UCC directly contradicted Article 19 allowing right to practise religion and if enacted, grave consequences would follow. Thus, Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee was compelled to recommend, UCC be treated as justiciable rights because “one of the factors keeping India back from advancing to nationhood was the existence of personal laws”. Minorities Sub-Committee also examined the issue and declared, “Common Code should be made entirely voluntary” and the entire Clause in Directive Principles be worked out again.

Constituency Assembly member KM Munshi asserted to outgrow personal laws integrated to religion fostered, nurtured by British Thugs and their Kangaroo courts. According to Alladikrishna Ayyar, cries of “religion in danger” and of “lack of amity if a code were made mandatory” were non-sequitur as the clause was aimed at amity and integrating Bharata  into one nation. “Is this country always to be kept as a series of competing communities?” poignantly he asked. Dr. Ambedkar was baffled when a Muslim member wanted to know whether UCC was feasible and desirable in a vast country like our’s, “We have in this country a uniform code of laws covering almost every aspect of human relationship. We have a uniform and complete criminal code… We have a law of transfer of property… I can cite innumerable enactments which would prove that this country has practically a civil code, uniform in it’s content and applicable to the whole of the country.” Muslim Personal Law was not immutable as Muslims in North-West Frontier Province were exempted from Shariah till 1935 and those in the United Provinces, Central Provinces and Bombay were governed by Hindu  laws in matters of succession while in North Malabar even followed matriarchal Marumakkathayam law !! Nehru enjoyed tremendous support in those years and he should / could have gone ahead with UCC instead of converting UCC a ‘decoration piece’ in Directive Principles of the Constitution and a golden historic opportunity was lost. Dr. Ambedkar authored UCC in 1951 and it was killed by the sham of ‘unity in diversity and plurality’ having strong under-currents of Islamic appeasement. Second such effort was done by Bangladesh Mahila Parishad in 1989 and that was done to death by Bangladeshi Islamism where question of diversity and plurality did not arise at all.  

Unlike women from other communities, Muslim women are denied their legal rights in personal realm despite Quranic injunctions. Practices such as Triple Talaq and Halala persist in our society despite the fact that the Quran does not sanction them. Quran gave clear rights to women 1,400 years ago in marriage, family, society and public life, but in reality there has been a persistent denial of these rights to them. So much so that deeply entrenched perception persists that in Islam, men are supreme over women. Shariah Application Act, 1937 is silent on all these matters. It is claimed that Bharatiya  Muslims are governed by Shariah but Shariah as practised currently in different parts of the country, is undefined and unwritten. It is subject to multiple interpretations and misinterpretations which are invariably unfair to women. When Muslim Marriage Dissolution Act 1939 was being legislated, Ulemas insisted on a stipulation that cases under this law should only be heard only by a Muslim Judge. Ulemas stick to their stand even today. That is why they demand institutions like Darul Qaza (parallel Islamic courts) be vested with judicial powers. This explains why Muslim Personal Law Board always challenges authority of courts examining Constitutional validity of religious laws. Whenever courts deliver a verdict not approved by the clergy, they accuse courts of interference in their religion. Courts have been prodding successive Governments to enact UCC as enshrined in Article 44 of the Constitution. They raised the issue in 1985, 1995, 2015 and now while trashing Triple Talaq as bad in law. Votaries of so-called minority rights claim UCC to be a RSS conspiracy !! They are intentionally ignorant of the fact that not a single member of Constituent Assembly was RSS member !! Shariah based on Quran and Hadis recorded 30 decades after so-called Prophet’s demise, began at the time of Khalifa and continued for 100 years. Almost 90 percent of these codes do not belong to Quran at all, reflect Arabic traditions of those times. Shariah is neither uniform across all Islamic countries nor immutable based on local cultural practices as well as outlawed in large number of Islamic countries. Laws should be equal for all citizens irrespective of religion, caste or gender and in a democratic polity, no religious law can be above Constitution.

Muslims claim Quran, Shariah enjoy ‘divine mandate’ and unconditional obedience to Quran’s commandments is a prerequisite for being considered a Muslim. Hindu-s never had an ‘obey or die’ commandment puking ‘holy’ texts like Quran or Bible. However, Christians and other communities have mostly accepted and honoured Constitutional mandates and they have not been so intransigent with respect to civil codes like Muslims. Hindu-s have been most amenable when it comes to reformation and advancement. After going through all these narrations, any rational fellow would conclude, UCC has been necessitated only due to defiant and ‘do not care a damn’ attitude of Muslim community. If they are not disciplined and restrained to conform to sane social norms facilitating other communities to co-survive peacefully through UCC, it may lead to social tension of monumental dimensions and well-being of entire nation shall be jeopardised.    

 

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WHY DO WE NOT HAVE OUR OWN GOOGLE / APPLE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER…IN OUR COUNTRY ?

A country blessed with so much talent, natural resources and well-informed nationals could not create her own Google, Apple, Facebook etc. When the same very brains go overseas, they do miracles. It is an enigmatic riddle not very difficult to resolve.

Ratan Naval Tata eloquently explained why as reported in the Economic Times dated Oct. 12, 2017 –

“We do not have an environment where somebody says, ‘you have a great idea and so you need to be supported. We have instead an attitude of ‘we don’t need to have this, we can do well with what we have’.”

Conceptual understanding of our cultural ethos of Samyama, Tapa, Yajna, Rudraksa, Kamandala, Gangajala, Cimta, Lota….has gone horribly wrong in absence of proper instructions and mentoring. We are unable to distinguish Dharma, Artha, Kama  and Moksa  individually, their respective significance and dynamics thereof. Even erudite scholars are unable to comprehend Karma  and Karmaphala  on one side of the fence and Prarabdha  on the other. All that used to be taught in Gurukula-s earlier, so the nation was “Sone Ki Chiria” as our ancestors brought up in Gurukula-s, used to be pioneers in every discipline of activity that they undertook. Nation commanded more than one-fourth of world trade thus, envied by all. When our ancestors used to leave their bodies behind, visit space to closely examine movement of Naksatra-s, revert into their bodies and write marvellous treatises on astronomy, then ancestors of those successful Start-up owners of today used to jump from one tree-top to another like apes !! Invaders came, humbled and brutalised us, then came British Govt. by proxy in Nehru-Gandhi-Vadra dynasty who carried forward with the loot, plunder and nefarious conversions. They also allowed Communists too, to flourish in the country and wreak havoc with our culture and civility. This evil dynasty destroyed towering self-esteem of Hindu-s blended with ‘Killer Instinct To Win’ and we sunk into depths of siege mentality where we still languish. Hindu-s have been scarred for centuries left alone to sulk and rue. 

Struggle to come out of that mind-set started only in 2014, almost seven decades after we attained our sham independence. Real independence was attained only in 2014 and now we are settling down on the right path to re-attain our pristine glory that was snatched away from us forcibly. Distinct and explicit signals are there for all to behold. In 1925, there was an incomprehensible ideological ‘Start-up’ by one Hindu  visionary and it grew into a gigantic banyan tree, now encompassing the whole world, known as RSS !! The founder of this ‘Start-up’ commenced his journey from ‘Uttistha Bharata’ and raised it to the Himalayan heights of ‘Uttistha, Sangathit, JagritBharata  surpassing even Swami Vivekananda  in his grand vision for the nation and nation is safe, secured today ONLY due to RSS. Two semi-clad Sannyasi-s in Haridwar picked up Gandiva Dhanusa  to challenge not only the slavish national mentality but also vicious hegemony of exploitative multi-national corporates head on. One of them became icon of Yoga  and Arogya  while the other one now is one of the wealthiest ten in the country, resolutely moving ahead to become a Forbes billionaire !!  World shall soon witness a live, practising Forbes billionaire Sannyasi, something inconceivable hitherto. Scenario shall certainly change for the better and it is gaining momentum uninterruptedly. Ratan Tata may not be there to witness and admire those days but those days are bound to arrive. He is well aware of hurdles, barriers, problems that were raised by British occupiers of the country for his ancestor Jamshedji Nusservanji Tata to confront while struggling to realise his dream of raising a steel plant in Jamshedpur. Those British Thugs did everything in the ‘rule-book’ to destroy the dream and the grand visionary JN Tata did not live to see his dream come true. It was left for his son Dorabji Tata to behold that later.  

Ratan Naval Tata may rest assured about the certain turnaround in due course of time, sooner than visualised.

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MAHABHUTA TATTVA-S, SANATANA DHARMA, SANATANA PANTHA AND LIFE-STYLES

Cetana  i.e. Absolute Consciousness and Prakriti  i.e. Absolute Nature, together constitute entire existence. It is Prakriti  that migrates into grosser modifications i.e. Vikrti  to raise Mul-Prakrti, Mahatattva, Ahamkara  and Tanmatra. Tanmatra  further evolves into Sabda-Tanmatra ( for perception of sound ), Sparsa-Tanmatra ( for perception of touch ), Rupa-Tanmatra ( for perception of light ), Rasa-Tanmatra ( for perception of taste ) and GandhaTanmatra ( for perception of odour ) which cause creation of five elemental Mahabhuta Tattva-s i.e. Akasa, Vayu, Agni, Jala and Prthvi. Five Mahabhuta-s are graded based on their respective subtlety with subtlest one being Akasa  and the grossest one, Prithvi. Five Mahabhuta-s transform themselves in innumerable ways to cause creation of everything that we know, perceive and cognise in the entire universe. This mystical transformation is also accompanied by innumerable permutations and combinations among themselves to allow creation of innumerable objects. So Mahabhuta Tattva-s are mutable i.e. transformable yet Sanatana  i.e. eternal.   

Serious challenge of striking right multi-faceted equilibrium springs forth when a Jivatma  is born in this jungle of innumerable creations constituted of five Mahabhuta-s. Challenge because every Jivatma  is expected to deport itself in a certain way amidst intricate jungle of Mahabhuta-s and every Jivatma  is a very complex conglomerate of five Mahabhuta-s and Cetana  too. Challenge is further compounded by the reality that innumerable Jivatma-s are born vying among themselves to gain a firm foot-hold in this cosmic jungle that we call the world. Complexity of the challenge is further aggravated when human beings are born, endowed with intellectual capabilities as well as venalities like aspiration to become Absolute Creator of the universe themselves !!  

To ensure all Jivatma-s including human beings interact rationally among themselves as well as vis. a vis. creations of Mahabhuta Tattva-s and avoid even a semblance of cosmic disruption, Eternal Providence created a divine code of conduct renowned as Dharma, a catalogue of attributes that every Jivatma, particularly human beings must possess. Dharma  is an institution in itself that has been defined by Maharsi Manu  in his legendary wisdom of Manusmriti  with absolute degree of precision – 

Dhritiha Ksama Damoasteyam Saucamindriyanigrahaha  I

Dhirvidya Satyamakrodho Dasakam Dharmalaksanam  II VI / 62 II

 

Dhriti, Ksama, Dama, Asteya, Sauca, IndriyaNigraha, Dhiha, Vidya, Satya  and Akrodha  are ten elements that constitute Dharma. 

Dhriti  is patience towards all; Ksama  is forgiveness; Dama  is the virtue of restraining oneself from indulgence with evil deeds; Asteya  is renouncing thievery and unrighteous acquisition; Sauca  is internal and external consecration through purification; IndriyaNigraha  is restraining senses from gratification through introversion; Dhiha  is abstaining from addictive intoxicants; Vidya  is striving for VivekaJnana; Satya  is truthfulness and finally Akrodha, renouncing anger towards all and everyone. All these are fundamentals of Dharma  that members of all four Asrama-s and Varna-s are mandated to pursue religiously.   

Now we behold, Dharma  is Sanatana  i.e. eternal and immutable. Dharma  is absolutely incomparable and unique, endowed with the same mystical subtlety that Mahabhuta Tattva-s happen to be. Dharma  is ubiquitous too i.e. omni-present and omni-existent. Dharma  is essentially subtlest Jada  yet when enacted, transforms itself into a glorious manifest of Cetana  like Akasa  and Prana. No other language in the world has an exactly precise counterpart of the term ‘Dharma’ hence the term is ‘un-translatable’ being an extra-ordinary institution. Whenever and wherever Jivatma  is there, Dharma  has to be there inevitably. Interestingly, it is only human beings who necessarily require to be taught and trained pursuit of Dharma  as intellectual faculty they are endowed with, is a permanent rebel. Animals are natural and excellent followers of their Dharma  in spite of not being trained or taught any lesson on Dharma  at all. Indeed, when a man trains an animal to behave in a particular way, it is in reality Adharma  i.e. complete absence of Dharma  that is taught to them by human trainers !!! As an Adhyatmika  enthusiast, I am inclined to declare Dharma  as the sixth Mahabhuta  after Akasa, Vayu, Agni, Jala  and Prithvi 

If Dharma  is Atma, religion is it’s embodiment. If Dharma  is one of the means to attain the Supreme Absolute, religion is one of the means to practise Dharma. Jivatma  is the sole purpose and objective of Dharma, which in turn is the sole purpose and objective of religion while religion can never be the purpose of Dharma. While Dharma  is subservient to Jivatma  in spite of the ruling that looms over head of every Jivatma, “Be you ever so high, Dharma  is above you”, religion is subservient to Dharma  directly and to Jivatma, indirectly. Just as Dharma  has been defined in Manusmriti  with absolute precision, religion too has been defined with absolute precision by Maharsi Patanjali. Just as there is ONLY one Dharma  in the world i.e. Sanatana Dharma, there is ONLY ONE religion too i.e. Sanatana Pantha  in the world. And this Sanatana Pantha  is Astangayoga  of Maharsi Patanjali –    

Yamaniyamasanapranayampratyaharadharanadhyanasamadhyoasta Vangani  I (II/29) 

Yama (Restraint), Niyama (Observance), Asana (Posture), Pranayama (Regulation of Breath)

Pratyahara (Withholding of Senses), Dharana (Fixity of Mind), Dhyana (Meditation) and Samadhi (Perfect Concentration) are the eight means of attaining Yoga. 

First five elements of the Yoga  are practised externally i.e. at gross, physical level while Dharana, Dhyana  and Samadhi, internally at the subtle level of consciousness.  When entire consciousness is transfixed on Dhyeya  i.e. object of contemplation, it is known as the state of Dharana. Dhyana  is the state of being completely assimilated into the Dhyeya  with respect to consciousness excluding consciousness pertaining to any other entity. When cognition of the object as Dhyeya  is completely dissolved and entire consciousness is transfixed on the conceptual existence of Dhyeya, it is the state of SamadhiDharanaDhyana  and Samadhi  are together known as Samyama. By resolving Samyama  on various entities, one is rendered capable of performing any miracle, even those that would appear impossible miracles otherwise.  

This eight-fold endeavour intertwined with some elements of Sanatana Dharma, to attain ultimate liberation is complete and perfect in itself. It has taken care of all the possible repercussions and ramifications that one may encounter during it’s pursuit. The real marvel of Astangayoga  lies in it’s complete and absolute objectivity, based on unedited and unadulterated cosmic realities. I venture to emphasise again, there is absolutely no trace of any subjective element whatsoever, in it’s entire philosophy. So much so that even a Muslim-fanatic may dub it as Allah Yoga  or a diehard harvester of faith, Christian-Benedict as Christ / Jesus Yoga !!! If someone’s take happens to be that some Sufi fellow with the name Jalaluddin Rumi attained salvation by traversing the path of Islam, my rejoinder would be that even while practising five Namaz a day, Rumi could not have ignored elements of Astangayoga  i.e. YamaNiyama…etc. He had to practise these, even in the name of Islam !!! Ultimate salvation is altogether a different proposition which no other so-called religion can attain. Sole, existing religion of Astangayoga  is a means to the highest state of consciousness. Even so-called most intelligent man of 20th century, Albert Einstein practised Astangayoga  to open up innumerable locks in his brain whose keys were irretrievably lost into his ocean of ignorance. As entanglement with the gross world is multi-pronged and multifarious, equally capable and compatible spiritual regime is essential to combat the entanglement at the same level of strive. Mysticism of Astangayoga  lies in it’s absolute neutrality towards all faiths because mere pursuit of faith adds to entanglement with the gross. Astangayoga  is amply competent to dissolve the drag caused by pursuit of faiths. Owing to it’s absolute objectivity and pristine purity, Astangayoga  is the Param Satya Yoga  as well as Param Brahma Yoga, too.  

A mountaineer intending to arrive at Mount Everest may come from any corner of the world yet he shall have to report at the Base-Camp before embarking on the heroism of summiteering. Cosmic journey from the base-camp to the summit constitutes Sanatana Pantha  of Astangayoga  wherein the base-camp is ‘Yama‘ while the summit is ‘Samadhi‘. Journeys from various corners of the world to the base-camp are indeed, life-styles i.e. Islam, Christianity, Judaism, so on and so forth. Indeed, other than the Sanatana Pantha  of Astangayoga  of Maharsi Patanjali  being the only religion, Buddhism / Jainism / Islam / Christianity / Judaism / Bahaism etc. are mere life-styles. Hinduism  is a complex entity of Sanatana Dharma, Sanatana Pantha  as well as life-styles. If a Hindu  conducts a Vedic Yajna  with or without motives, at best it is a life-style which in no way can assure Adhyatmika  advancement / refinement of any order. Ardent pursuit of even life-style Hinduism  cannot attain salvation, leave alone Islam or Christianity. Rituals at best, discipline one’s life-style devoid of any Adhyatmika  advancement. All observances, austerities etc. constitute Hindu  way of life alone. Also, they do not at all assure attainment of Moksa  i.e. ultimate liberation.  

Wisdom lies in being resolute about observance of Sanatana Dharma  and Sanatana Pantha. There is absolutely no wisdom in being resolute or fanatical about constituents of various life-styles. It is a human tragedy of monumental dimensions that majority of human beings are fanatical about life-styles in the name of Hinduism / Buddhism / Jainism / Christianity / Islam etc. which are not even religion at all not to speak of Dharma  of any kind while being absolutely ignorant about cardinality of Sanatana Dharma  and Sanatana Pantha

 

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TREES ARE YOGI-S IMMERSED IN ENVIRO-SAMADHI

Vasudeva Sri Krsna  declared Himself to be Asvattha  tree among trees in immortal, sacrosanct wisdom of Srimadbhagvadgita 

Asvatthaha Sarvavriksanam Devarsinam Ca Naradaha I

Gandharvanam Citrarathaha Siddhanam Kapilo Muniha  II X / 26 II

Among all trees, I am Asvattha, Narada  among divine sages, Citraratha  among Gandharva-s and Sage Kapil among realised ones.  

The Supreme Deity went on to expound cosmic mysticism with the instance of same Asvattha  tree – 

Urdhvamulamadhaha Sakhamasvattham Prahuravyayam  I

Chhandansi Yasya Parnani Yastam Veda Sa Vedavit  II XV / 1 II

They regard Asvattha  as imperishable, having roots upward and branching downward with Veda-s as it’s foliage. One who knows it in reality, is the knower of all.  

He eloquently established trees to be Yogi-s in real sense, perpetually in the state of Samadhi  sacrificing every bit of their existence every moment for the sake of all beings, directly by offering themselves as fruits, foliage, wood, Ayurvedic  medicines, shelter to animals and insects while indirectly by purifying environment constantly. Indeed, trees are Mahayogi-s commanding a distinct halo of sanctity exercising their exceedingly critical role as an important member of the eco-system wherever they grow. The moment seed sprouts on earth, divine aura is immediately created that associates itself with it, continuously augments and stays with the tree throughout it’s existence.  

Trees are divine representatives that incessantly consume themselves on multiple fronts to ensure, all beings survive and remain healthy. This self-annihilation by trees is akin to offering oblations into YajnaKunda  absolutely selflessly, in the spirit of Niskama Karma  so that proceeds are dispensed unto those who need them most. In this Yajna, oblations are trees themselves. 

Trees are wonderful Guru-s too as they continuously teach us how to be philanthropic without being motivated. Trees are ultimate philanthropists as they continue providing so much even after their being uprooted and eventual demise.  

Trees are indeed, incarnation of the Supreme Provider as they feed us and animals, provide fresh air to breathe, support all other members of their eco-system and cure our diseases. 

Trees are real doers for all of us without imposing themselves upon us as the real doer.  

Trees silently withstand oppressive heat, tornadoes, cyclones, rains, quakes, floods etc. without uttering even a faintest cry of agony. Like Rsi-s and Maharsi-s, their level of endurance is unmitigated.   

Trees silently suffer when brutalised by human intervention or climatic calamity. They never ever retaliate. We must learn from trees how to minimise complaining and cribbing against anyone or anything and how to be eternally patient and tolerant.  

Trees are absolutely non-discriminatory, benevolent to all irrespective of socio-economic barriers.  

Trees have inspired so many poets and authors to create their best. The Daffodils by William Wordsworth, If I Were A Tree by Harindranath Chattopadhyaya etc. are some prominent examples.    

Under the shade of trees, so many Yogi-s, Rsi-s and Maharsi-s attained Moksa. Gautama Buddha  attained Nirvana  under a grand banyan tree, now famous as Bodhi  Tree. If trees had not been Mahayogi-s, such accomplishments would not have been possible under their canopies of green foliage. 

When the breeze wafts around, trees hum beautiful lullaby. Even an agitated mind is certain to fall asleep under the green of a tree.   

Planting trees is an intensely noble Karma  that may even earn eternal peace for departed ancestors.  

Trees are meant to be loved, nourished and adored. They never take anything from us. They only provide.

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WHY WERE EVEN SEMI-CLAD / TOPLESS WOMEN ABSOLUTELY SAFE IN ANCIENT BHARATA ??

Recently a friend raised an issue as to how we have transformed rather declined so much from the era of high degree of freedom of mind and body to the present characterised by loads of clothes on body and innumerable ideological knots, kinks in mind and intellect. Even women used to be sparsely attired, semi-clad or even topless to be more precise in ancient Bharata. Even during sixties / seventies of past century, rural hinterland across the nation was absolutely comfortable with topless women. That is very well depicted through idols, sculptures that used to be crafted and chiselled in very large numbers across the continent. Amarasilpi Janakacarya  is one of such legendary sculptors who raised several highly sophisticated, refined temples in the country. Most of Madanika-s i.e. women dancers or characters in Valmiki Ramayana / Mahabharata / Upanisad-s were topless as a measure of routine life-style without inviting ignominy or undesirable attention. Then trooped in invaders like Muslims / Christians who found themselves “horrified” to behold ‘fashion statements’ of our ancestors and forcibly loaded then from tip to toe with clothes without bringing in European winter along with the heavy clothing !  

It appears like an enigmatic mystery to present generation as to how semi-clad / topless women were so secured in those days with no trace of gender crimes in those ancient societies, whether every nook and corner of every town was appointed with CCTV cameras, whether every street was intensely patrolled by Beat Constables of Haryana Police !!!! Or was it due to fear of extreme punishment like castration etc. being awarded instantly in a kangaroo court !!! 

No. Not really so. Mystery lay somewhere else. 

Our ancestors in ancient Bharata  were highly advanced and most sophisticated / refined society in the world. Cultural and Adhyatmika  framework of ancient society constituted by our ancestors was very sturdy, inviolable, sacrosanct and impenetrable. Also it used to be nourished and strengthened by every section of that society.  

Most conspicuous constituent of that institutional framework was four Asrama-s comprising of Brahmacarya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha  and Sannyasa. And the Asrama  of Brahmacarya  was at the root of our entire glory as Visvaguru  in the world, highest order of knowledge and refinement in every, I repeat emphatically, every aspect of life. Let us scrutinise the Asrama  of Brahmacarya  in detail.

Brahmacarya Asrama  used to be practised in hermitage of Guru-s  who used to be Siddha Tapasvi-s. Let us have a glimpse of Brahmacari-s in his Guru’s hermitage as detailed in Manusmriti 

Sevetemanstu Niyamanbrahmacari Gurau Vasan  I

Sanniyamyendriyagramam Tapovrddhayarthamatmanah  II II / 118 II 

While dwelling in the hermitage of Guru, while pursuing enrichment of wisdom and knowledge, Brahmacari  is ordained to practise following instructions.

Brahmacari  is the one who lives life of an ascetic in a hermitage with his Guru. Observing severe asceticism with augmented emphasis of celibacy, he is required to pursue study of Veda-s and other scriptures along with other disciplines of study. Brahmacari  compulsorily undergoes Upanayana Samskara  at the hermitage under the supervision of his Guru. As the discipleship advances a bit, Brahmacari  is awarded a Varna  depending upon his abilities, faculties and inclinations. Brahmacarya  i.e. the state of being a Brahmacari, continues in the hermitage so long as the Brahmacari  carries on with his studies before entering into the phase of being a householder. Maharsi Manu  has prescribed a descriptive catalogue of mandatory duties and responsibilities to be practised by every Brahmacari  so long as he dwells in the hermitage in the august company of his Guru. 

Varjayenmadhumansam Ca Gandha Malyam Rasanstriyaha  I

Suktani Yani Sarvani Praninam Caiva Himsanam  II II / 120 II 

All sorts of indulgences viz. Gandha, Mala, Rasa, company of man and woman must be eschewed by ascetics religiously.

Extravagance to gratify senses must be abhorred and eschewed as these are gateway to decline and certain disaster.  And a Seeker is called upon to assimilate the regime of self-denial to ensure self-consecration. These are effective distractions for an ascetic that may eventually succeed in destroying all pursuits. 

Abhyangamanjanam Caksnorupanacchatradharanam  I

Kamam Krodham Ca Lobham Ca Nartanam Gitavadanam  II II / 121 II 

Singing, dancing, playing musical instrument, use of black streak in eyes, touching organs aimlessly, wearing shoes and crown, Kama, Krodha, Lobha  etc. must be shunned.

Those are activities that may potentially distract an ascetic from the charted path of Sadhana  into frivolity. These must be abhorred and eschewed by Brahmacari-s and Sadhaka-s.

Dyutam Ca Janavadam Ca Parivadam Tathaanritam  I

Strinam Ca Praiksanalambhamupaghatam Parasya Ca  II II / 122 II  

He must ever refrain from gambling, indulgence in lying and carping, watching women and harming others in any possible manner.

Aforesaid indulgences also must be eschewed by Brahmacari-s and Sadhaka-s. 

Ekaha Sayita Sarvatra Na Retaha Skandayetkvacit  I

Kamaddhi Skandayanreto Hinasti Vratmatmanaha  II II / 123 II 

Must sleep in isolation, never allow ejaculation of Virya  as it destroys one’s Brahmacarya. Brahmacari  must be absolutely particular about not discharging his Virya  as loss of Virya  destroys Brahmacarya.  

Svabhava Esa Narinam Naranamiha Dusanam  I

Atoarthanna Pramadyanti Pramadasu Vipascitah  II II / 145 II 

Moral fibre of man being disrupted immediately after coming in contact with woman, is quite natural herein. Hence the wise ones must observe extreme discretion while interacting with women.

In this Sloka, Maharsi Manu  has likened man and woman with Indriya  and Visaya  respectively. If Indriya-s are conceded liberty of interacting with respective Visaya-s, it is known as the state of Bhoga. When Indriya-s are denied the liberty consciously, it is the state of pursuit of Tapa.

If Indriya-s remain in the state of Bhoga  perpetually, more and more Samskara-s are generated requiring increasing number of births and deaths in the world, more of agonies and miseries. Bhoga  is a certain recipe of decline and degradation. Revelling perpetually in the state of Tapa  leads to dissolution of incumbent albeit unredeemed Samskara-s, purification and consecration of one’s Citta. Through Tapa, one advances towards Moksa  gradually. Undesirable and purposeless interaction between man and woman too, leads both in the same direction of decline and destruction ultimately. 

Matra Svasra Duhitra Va Na Viviktasano Bhavet  I

Balavanindriyagramo Vidvansamapi Karsati  II II / 147 II 

He must refrain from being alone in company of mother, sister or daughter as powerful Indriya-s may overpower Viveka  of even the enlightened ones. As Indriya-s are assertive and powerful, one ought to be abundantly discreet by refraining from being alone with women. 

Brahmacarya  is the spiritual pursuit entailing one to deport oneself in the highest traditions of Adhyatma  without pause. When elements of Astangayoga  of Maharsi Patanjali  i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pratyahara, Pranayama, Dharana, Dhyana  and Samadhi  are ardently pursued by a Brahmacari, he is certain to attain the highest abode of enlightenment, highest order of sanctity and highest expanse of divinity. Out of these eight elements, it is Pranayama  that is the highest order of Sadhana  capable of absolutely purifying Sadhaka  of entire basket of Samkara-s i.e. imprints of past yet unredeemed Karma-s from his / her Citta. There is one more mystical attainment that is possible to realise – complete command over five Bhuta-s as well as all carnal desires including Kama  i.e. lust herein. 

Complete control / command over lust / wayward mind is perfectly attainable through intensive Pranayama  from 30 to 60 minutes everyday by developing perfect restraint over the ‘Bull-hormone’, also know as Testosterone, sole culprit responsible for all anti-woman crimes if not restrained effectively. Practising Sadhu-s have confessed to me, such a control through Pranayama  is so powerful, so effective that they dislike even looking at women !! Ancient Bharata  had a network of more than 8 lakh Gurukula-s across the country funded and patronised by local populace. Young lads used to join these Gurukula-s at their very young age, reside and study for next 15 to 20 years. During stay at these Gurukula-s, they compulsorily followed a very stringent regime of YogaSadhana, Japa, study, sports, misc. errands etc. Rigorous Pranayama  was absolutely essential for all of them. When the entire young and old ‘male-mankind’ in ancient Bharata  had to compulsorily undergo hours and years of Pranayama, YogaSadhana  of this stringent order, how can anyone even visualise these ascetic Brahmacari-s turned absolutely Sattvika Grihastha-s having any malicious or lascivious thoughts towards women ? Semi-clad, even topless women did not deter them at all, rather did not even bother them at all !!  

Thus, those Gurukula-s ensured, complete safety and  security of women throughout the country by raising such Sattvika, ascetic men. Anti-women crimes were completely unknown to them for thousands of years. Is all that possible today with kids staying with their parents, going to their schools with tiffin boxes and water bottles in a van / bus, attending schools 8 am to 1 pm and attaining even half of those cultural roots ? Next to impossible to attain. 

Eight lakh Gurukula-s were methodically destroyed by Thomas Babbibgton McCaulay, a British missionary who later introduced, western oriented anti-Hindu  Convent education that gradually ruined our cultural moorings and population of stalkers / rapists / eve-teasers / acid-throwers started rising exponentially in the country. Centuries later, nation witnessed Nirbhaya-Kaand, massive agitation launched and the whole world castigated us for not respecting our women !!! BBC shot an abusive documentary indicting Hindu-s and Sanatana Hinduism  responsible for rapes and all gender crimes without uttering even a word about grave crimes perpetrated by their ancestors upon our ancestors !! All these ‘eulogies’ for a community which did not even know how to be rude to a woman till they forcibly entered, destroyed our values and looted our country to dreaded famines and mass deaths on streets of Kolikata !! 

Years ago, Swami Ramdeva  of Patanjali  Group once challenged on live TV channels to name even a single, even a single case when a Gurukula  educated person was apprehended for anti-woman crimes. The challenge is yet to met by anyone. As human civilisation has moved considerably in various directions, it is not feasible or advisable to revert to ancient Gurukula  system now. Network of Acarya Kulum  schools being raised by them may be the appropriate move in that direction integrating all practices. Similar such chain of schools are being developed by other religious preacher-reformers too. Once this generation is in majority few years hence, gender disparity may be addressed to a great extent.

 

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SOLITUDE IS BEING IN UNIVERSAL COMPANY

If one renounces the world at the innermost level of his subtle being or consciousness simultaneously honouring all his temporal obligations and mandates, he / she is assumed to be in the state of solitude. It is one of the highly evolved states of Adhyatmika Cetana.  

A person in solitude is Samattva  too i.e. he / she is equipoised towards all sorts of vicissitudes of life that one undergoes inevitably. Equanimity and solitude co-exist in one’s innermost being. When equanimity and solitude co-exist in one’s innermost being, one is at once rendered tranquil and serene at the core. A person dwelling in a remote cave deep inside a dense jungle albeit with a high order of mental noise and turbulence, is never in solitude. At best, he / she may be alone, possibly having boycotted his / her kin and the world driven by some extra-ordinary reason. Emotional traumas and setbacks are best dealt with in the state of solitude. He she bounces back highest when he / she hits the rock bottom through the tranquillity and fortitude attained in the state of solitude. 

State of solitude also ordains complete absence of Raga  and Dvesa  i.e. affinity and aversion towards anyone. Being equanimous towards joys and woes, it further extends and evolves into being bereft of affinity or aversion too, towards anyone. It leads to complete impartiality towards all irrespective of any kinship or lack of it whatsoever. Everyone is equally dear to those established in the state of solitude. 

A person in solitude is an ardent Karmayogi, being overwhelmed with his / her SvaDharma  with no trace of inclination to appropriate Karmaphala  thereof. They earnestly believe in the cosmic reality that divine mandate for mankind is restricted to performing SvaDharma  ONLY and no other Karma  whatsoever. That too selflessly because man enjoys no privilege to own Karmaphala  of his / her SvaDharma  performed by him / her. So severely restricted is the brief of human existence in this planet.  

One in the state of solitude is also Nirlipta  i.e. absolutely detached towards anything outside his / her consciousness. They are entirely disinterested and indifferent to any action other than SvaDharma. They are inclined to honour SvaDharma  alone because of that being a divine mandate. As a matter of fact, they are absolutely disinterested on emotional plane of consciousness in SvaDharma  too ! They violate / transcend this lack of interest only because cosmic laws must not be dishonoured.  

Those in the exalted state of solitude are incessantly practising Sahaja Yoga. That is the order of Yoga  pursuit of which enables them to constantly / incessantly remain conscious of their existence and all their doings as well as undoings. They never ever act / speak anything unconsciously i.e. mechanically without being aware of what they are doing or speaking. That is the state of Sahaja Yoga  that is inevitably associated with the state of solitude. 

State of being in solitude demands to be an excellent listener. Listening to external cacophony as well as to the subtle, mystical sounds from the Infinity audible in one’s own inner being. Celestial deities are always eager to communicate with human beings who can listen to them. Those reveling in the state of solitude are the ones who communicate with Deva-s and Devi-s comfortably. And they learn extra-ordinary wisdom through this exquisite communication rendered possible by being an excellent listener. 

Those in the state of solitude speak a very different language, language of Mauna  i.e. silence. They communicate a lot through the language of Mauna. When unavoidable, speak minimum words to convey maximum possible as they are profoundly conscious of the reality that in reality, Mauna  is the eternal speech i.e. perennial  flow of communication that is interrupted by spoken words and sentences. Spoken words disrupt Mauna. Gautama Buddha  used to impart Diksa  through Mauna  unto his disciples and his disciples used to receive that with the highest degree of accuracy again in the state of Mauna. Most effective way to preach is through Mauna  only. Mauna  transforms while speech only amuses !! Hence, Mauna  is profound eloquence that penetrates innermost being of any being. Once a disciple of Swami Vivekananda  had acute headache, requested Swamiji  to suggest some medication. Swamiji  instructed her to sit before him in Padmasana  and himself went into deep Samadhi  before her. In a few minutes, her headache was completely cured without any medicine !! She narrated later, she experienced, she was floating in space !!! Sublime and pious thoughts impart tremendous strength to the language of Mauna.   

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‘TRINITY’ OF INTEGRITY / HONESTY

There are three orders of honesty / integrity that exist benignly. Let us examine these one by one with illustrations for everyone to grasp and appreciate. 

PRODUCTIVE / CREATIVE / CONSTRUCTIVE / DEVELOPMENTAL HONESTY / INTEGRITY  

This one is the highest order of honesty / integrity. People pursuing this order of honesty / integrity are truly remarkable and legendary, rather history creators. Not only they remain resolute in this virtue, they do not allow others under their direct command and control to digress from the charted course of honesty / integrity.  Best example of this order of honesty / integrity is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has injected too many values and standards of highest order into the country. When it comes to excellence in governance, it will be very difficult for any public figure to match him, what to speak of outdoing him. Ex-PM LB Shastri is yet another shining example who pursued this order of honesty / integrity. APJ Abdul Kalam too, belonged to this class of legends. There have been scores of such personalities in various disciplines wherein they delivered their best in spite of heavy odds adhering to their values absolutely selflessly. Ex-Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan is yet another such name. For the first time, he revealed fangs that go with the Office of CEC. He also revealed, if a bureaucrat so desires, he may compel tainted politicians like Lallo / Mulayam bend backward. He was truly a migraine for the ruling party of the day.

George Fernandes is another brilliant example of productive honesty / integrity. As Industries Minister with PM Morarji Desai, he ousted IBM and Coca Cola, handed over a golden opportunity to indigenous industry to grow, and results were spectacular. Domestic computer industry grew so well that after a few years down the line, IBM had a very tough time to gain a foothold in national market and their the then CEO Thomas Klein had to revise his Project Report umpteen times before any success. Similarly, soft drink industry with brands like Thums Up, Limca, Fanta etc. came into being only because exploitative bully Coca Cola was chucked out by him. These filthy rich MNCs had no guts to approach George Fernandes to offer lucre and desecrate him.     

 

DESTRUCTIVE HONESTY / INTEGRITY

Such people are honest but indulge in destructive activities, even if honestly. Ex-PM VP Singh is a outstanding example of this order of honesty. By any standard, he was honest if compared with other run of the mill politicians. However, his agenda of Mandalisation of the country was excruciatingly disgusting and debilitating to the polity. Extent of damage that he wrought upon the nation just to outdo his political rivals, is humongous to say the least. It shall consume decades for the sinister effects to be wiped out from Bharatiya  psyche.  I believe, his wife was dead right in declaring him a ‘lunatic’ on a stamp paper before Allahabad High Court, just to retrieve the vast stretch of land donated to people best known to him, by him. One does find bureaucrats too, albeit rarely, who may be honest but hardly contribute anything to justify emoluments that they draw, courtesy those Pay Commissions that hardly ever cared to lay down stringent norms of performance appraisal for them. These Johnnies are ever obsessed with the fact that they are honest and the nation should feel indebted to them as they have been honest in spite of compelling circumstances to the contrary hence nothing wrong if they do blunders with honesty or their contribution to the nation amounts to nil !!

 

NON-PRODUCTIVE  HONESTY / INTEGRITY 

Ex-PM GIANI ManMohan Singh ‘Shikhandi’ is the most outstanding example of this order of honesty / integrity. When Rome was burning, Nero at least fiddled before the blazing Rome. When the nation was ablaze being plundered by his own Cabinet Ministers, Giani ManMohan Singh ‘Shikhandi’ did not even fiddle like the Nero !!  However, he is honest !!! Nation tolerated him for years, nation was even prepared to tolerate him more and more because he was honest !!! Sikhs have been proud of him instead of being ashamed of him because he was the first ‘Khalsa’ PM and honest !! First rate ‘vulgarian’ Khushwant Singh admired him because he is a Sikh, sworn in as PM for the second time outside Nehru-Gandhi-Vadra dynasty and he is honest !!! Oxford-educated / Tripos-holder GIANI ManMohan Singh ‘Shikhandi’ led a team of dacoits / murderers yet he is highly respectable because he is honest !!! For the first time in nation’s history, ‘Look-out Notice’ was pasted by Delhi Police on the gates of official residence of the absconding Cabinet Minister Shibu Soren on murder charges and summoned by a Sessions Court in Jharkhanda !!! And Giani ManMohan Singh ‘Shikhandi’ could not muster courage to sack him, throw him out of his Government because he has been so honest !! And the whole world laughed at us.   

I called him ‘Giani’ because he did not understand even basics of Bharatiya  economy. He always did his worst to replicate silly Oxfordian economic utopia into the country that led to unmitigated disasters. Recall 1991-96. His unplanned, directionless liberalisation (only external ) destroyed entire indigenous industry, raised unemployment and devalued Rupee steeply. His policies were utterly / blatantly anti-national. He was obsessed with his Oxfordian education, could not visualise that ancient Bharatiya  economic wisdom is far more superior to the imported one, worshipped Lewis Preston, the then World Bank President and Stanley Fischer, the then IMF Managing Director. By the way, he planted his clone, arrogant Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the monolithic Planning Commission to ensure complete ruination of economy before reverting to IMF after completing his tenure. 

I called him ‘Shikhandi’ because after 26/11 Mumbai carnage perpetrated by Pakistani terrorists wherein 166 precious / highly valuable human lives were lost, this empty-headed smiling idiot called a press conference and ‘ordered’ ISI Chief to fly down to New Delhi and explain his conduct to the country !!! If he had ordered sledge-hammer attack on Pakistan even if that led to a nuclear strike instead of that ‘Shikhandi’ brand order, today I would have declared him the greatest and best Prime Minister that the nation ever had !!! However, that was not to be. Yet he is so dear to all because he has been honest !! Had he really wished, he could have revealed his spine and fangs as he had nothing to lose being in the late evening of his life.

On the contrary, DISHONESTY has only ONE order albeit with multiple varieties. All dishonest people belong to the same order without exception as they deliver only one result. They steal as Dis-trustees.

I selected only those examples who are publicly well-known for the purpose of better illustration. If anyone adds more categories to the benign / malevolent orders of honesty / dishonesty, I shall be privileged to be educated on that front.

 

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