Let us become nobler

Sanskrit word 'Arya' or 'Aryam' stands for nobility. Let us implore everyone to become noble, the Arya or Aryam. Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Jews, communists or capitalists, rich or poor, clever or dumb, weak, meek or bully. Uncomfortable perhaps are they with other, threatening peace. Ray of hope for the world is ‘include-all’ ideas of ancient Indian wisdom popularly known as Hinduism. Only they knew how to celebrate individuality of each person. Aryas respect ideas of others, respect way of worship of others, help others and become a noble citizen of this wide and varied world. Idea behind this blog is to bring out those ideas and help each of us become better than what we are. 'N' in the 'Aryan', by the way, was a mistake made by colonial 'experts' who wanted to underplay and undermine the culture and religion of those who they clandestinely enslaved.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ONAM STORY: Part 5: If the popular Onam story has been unfair and it defies logic, why does it continues to remain in the current narration?

There are five main reasons: 1) Greek and Roman legends depict their mythological Gods as egoist, jealous and partial. The Testament (Both new and old) clearly state in Ten Commandments that ‘I am a jealous God’. Thus, a large population familiar with Western literature expect God to be jealous and therefore do not see anything wrong in the Onam story. (those well versed in Hindu Sanskriti, know that God is never jealous. He is always fair and impartial) 2) In the Puraans, some of the stories related to Indra Deva does show that he gets jealous and scared of those who are powerful and virtuous lest they claim Indraasan. However, be careful, Indra is not a God; he is a person, of extra-ordinary caliber, appointed by Gods as ‘Indra’ to look after functioning and balancing of natural elements and forces. Not dissimilar to an executive who is appointed by a business owner. Indra is the title of the executive who occupies seat, the Indraasan. Every executive needs to take care of his seat in order to do full justice to his task and not waste away his investment of time and energy at the job. Therefore, it is not unnatural if an executive feels a little possessive about his seat, often it is for securing better future of business he is asked to run. Just as in any business, the appointee who initially appears capable, may prove himself to be unfit for the job, so has it happened even in the administration of heaven. Ancient Hindu Sanskriti is witness to sackings and appointments of candidates on the Indraasan. Puraanic history tells us that God sacked Nahush from the position of Indra and replaced him with Purandhar as the new Indra. An unsuitable man can destroy years of good work of previous executive, so if Indra defends his Indraasan, it is understandable. 3) All those forces who would like to show Hinduism in poor light would be happy to perpetuate the story of ‘unfairness of Hindu Gods’ to show that their ism is better than Hinduism. They uncritically hails Bali and preach, if not hatred, dislike for Indra Deva, Vishnu Bhagavaan, Bhagavaan Vaaman et al. 4) Many Hindus are na├»ve or uninformed about their Sanskriti heritage. They do not know that most translations of ancient Sanskrit books into English was done by those who were not India’s best friends, that English language does not have proper equivalents of Sanskrit words and that current uninformed writers have copied and recopied their work from erroneous material. Thus, what we are reading is an erroneous triple-distillated material that smacks of a demagogue portraying a partisan, unfair or jealous God. 5) Onam story is more significant to Malayalees due to Mahaa Bali’s association with the state of Kerala. Since independence, for last 6 decades, communists and left of center socialists parties are running the government of Kerala, who prefer as state policy, the freebie model of governance. They are therefore natural proponents of ‘freebie’ story.

For 1-Page format of all 5-parts story, click: http://nmsresolution.blogspot.ca/2014/05/onam-maha-bali-vaman-vaman-jayanti-1.html 

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