Makar Sankranti is an ancient Hindu festival or The burden of old tradition?

A Knowledge of History, even of the darkest past, can be quite useful, even for the future. (Anatoly Markusha, Miracles on wheels)

Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated in different ways throughout India. Basically, it is a harvest festival. The variety found in food and drink across India, likewise, is also found in this festival. In another sense, it is a good example of unity in diversity.

This festival is known as Lohri in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Khichdi in North India, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti in West Bengal, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Orissa Sankranti, in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Sankranti Foods made with jaggery, lai (Food made by roasting paddy, millet, etc. Lava.) chuda (Flattened rice,) sesame, etc. are consumed in this festival. Currently, the tradition of flying kites is also a part of this festival.

The oldest form of Makar Sankranti: –

Makar Sankranti is a festival of happiness with the arrival of a new crop, with the end of winter, and the sun enters Capricorn. According to Hindu beliefs, Sun (Surya) is the only visible God, and this festival is dedicated to him. Taking a bath in holy rivers on Makar Sankranti is a tradition to pay reverence to the sun.

Banaras(Varanasi): – Because Varanasi is the city where the entire Indianess is seen. If a tableau of the whole of India is to be taken in a limited place, it is possible only in Varanasi, and perhaps this is why Hindus have so much attraction towards Varanasi. For more information about , Benares(Varanasi,Kashi) please visit:- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/

This time, Makar Sankranti is also special. A full year has passed in the outbreak of coronavirus, the arrival of the New Year, two days later the corona vaccine will be available to the general public.

 Thousands of years of tradition and present:

 The struggle of a common man in the rapidly changing circumstances of the country and the world, the engagement of information technology with the general public, the apprehension of the people towards the future, the thinking of farmers towards the on-going farmer movement in the country, the thinking of farmers on the government’s attitude To answer all the questions, I found the festival of Makarsankranti in Banaras to be the most appropriate.

 Apart from this, one thing was bothering me for many days. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country wrote in his book Glimpses of World History about Makarsankranti —- 

THE BURDEN OF OLD TRADITION

“I sat reading; the calm of the early morning was broken by distant voices and rumblings, ever-growing stronger. I remember that it was the Sankranti day, the first big day of the Magh Mela, and the pilgrims were marching in their thousands for their morning dip at the Sangam, where the Ganga meets the Jumna and the invisible Saraswati is also supposed to join them. And as they marched they sang and sometimes cheered mother Ganga—- Ganga Mai ki Jai—- and their voices reached me over the walls of Naini Prison. As I listened to them I thought of the power of faith which drew these vast numbers to the river and made them forget for a while their poverty and misery. And I thought how year after year, for how many hundreds or thousands of years, the pilgrims had march to the Triveni. Men may come and men may go and governments and empires may lord it awhile and then disappear into the past, but the old tradition continues and generation after generation bows down to it. Tradition has much of good in it, but sometimes it becomes a terrible burden, which makes it difficult for us to move forward. It is fascinating to think of the unbroken chain which connects us with the dim and distant past, to read accounts of these melas written 1300 years ago—- and the mela was an old tradition even then. But this change has a way of clinging on to us when we want to move on, and of making us almost prisoners in the grip of this tradition. We shall have to keep many of the links with our past, but we shall also have to break through the prison of tradition wherever it prevents us from our onward march.”

Was Nehru’s statement a scientific thought? Did Communist, Marxist have a fancy attitude towards religion? Did Nehru have any faith in Gandhi’s Ramrajya? Could anyone who believed in Gandhi’s Ramrajya use such language for a Hindu festival? Was this Nehru’s vision?

Why was Nehru so deeply intolerant of Hinduism as deeply sympathetic to the Red Terrorists? (communists)

Nehru’s views towards Lenin in Glimpses of World History- “The year you were born in —-1917 —was one of the memorable years of history when a great leader, with a heart full of love and sympathy for the poor and suffering, made his people write a noble and never –to-be-forgotten chapter of history. In the very month in which you were born, Lenin started the great revolution which has changed the face of Russia and Siberia.” 

With the rise of nationalism in the present, the Nehru ideology being weak and meaningless, making an effort to understand the future, I also decided to participate in this festival.

Holy deep:-

I reached Rajghat at about 4 a.m in the morning before dawn. First of all, I went to a small tea shop, got my attention to the Stone plate near the shop.

The name of the great poet Rabindranath Thakur was written on this stone plate and the route connecting the main road to Rajghat is named after him. I was listening to people while sipping tea at the tea shop. The topic of their discussion was based on the drainage system built by James Prinsep in Varanasi. One of these people introduced himself as Ashutosh Kumar Yadav, after taking some valuable information on this subject and thanking him, I moved towards the ghat.

There were some small shops close to the ghat, which were selling toys for children, beauty articles for women, some girls were selling flowers, lamps (Diya) some poor, beggars were also seen, There is also the practice of charity after a holy bath in Makarsankranti festival, so after talking to the people there, it came to know that many beggars have gathered from the surrounding areas in the hope of donation there. There was not much crowd at the ghat, after looking carefully for a long time; I realized that the crowd that came to take a holy bath of Makarsankranti can be divided mainly into some category. The maximum number of people were from the nearby rural areas, these people mostly came by bus, then the people who lived near the river banks, the youngest boys, the girls showed the most enthusiasm, this enthusiasm was natural given their age .the challenge of bathing in cold, icy water had become an encouraging atmosphere. Some saints – monks also appeared, very calm, solemn, some aged for whom this festival was a chance to relive the old, pleasant days when they were children, and come with their guardians, Some of the police force also appeared ready to help with promptness, after a short walk, I decided to move towards the next ghat.

It was still dark, most of the ghats were still silent, the corona effect could not be ruled out, I slowly moved forward, on a ghat I suddenly heard my favorite song ringing in a low voice, It was great to hear this song on this special occasion. मानो तो मैं गंगा माँ हूँ ,न मानो , तो बहता पानी . if you have faith I am mother Ganga, without faith just flowing water.

This song is written by the famous poet of Varanasi, Anjaan . Going near, a young man was playing this song on his mobile phone in a slow voice and giving food to some street dogs, while sitting on a bench, I heard the whole song. Walking further, I saw many people feeding food to different animals in many places. In Hinduism, giving food to the needy is considered to be the most sacred duty, even if it is an animal. Later on, I saw many people, some feeding birds, some monkeys; some unclaimed dogs Due to the outbreak of Corona, when all the industries were closed down, free food grains and money were being given by the government to the people living below the poverty line.

 Then how much people must have been helped by these habits! It seems to me that even now people may not have needed personal help; such habits must have been of great importance in fighting famines and epidemics. Perhaps to fight the epidemics, famines, society must have gradually developed such a system with the participation of the people.

 Struggling with many thoughts, I reached the Gaay Ghat. After Rajghat, some crowd appeared here, a small temple was built on the banks of the river, after taking bath, and devotees were offering Ganga water to the idol of Lord Shiva in the temple. 

Some youngsters were taking mobile selfies while bathing in icy water, some were also doing some religious rituals in great calm. At one place some sadhus were chanting the Shanti Mantra while studying in school as a child; I had also memorized the Shanti mantra. I also started to hum from a distance. The Shanti Mantra is mentioned in the Upanishad’s, and Veda’s. Probably since then, people have been humming them on the banks of the Ganges.

 Hindu philosophy and the importance of peace.  

ॐ सह नाववतु |

सह नौ भुनक्तु |

सह वीर्यं करवावहै |

तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

Om! May God protect us both together; may God nourish us both together;

May we work conjointly with great energy,

May our study be vigorous and effective;

May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).

Om! Let there be Peace in me!

Let there be Peace in my environment!

Let there be peace in the forces that act on me!

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः

पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः । वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः

सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

— यजुर्वेद ३६:१७

Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.

May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees, and creepers.

May peace flow over the whole universe.

May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.

Om peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings!

— (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)

For More information about Hindu Philosophy, please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

 The darkness was still dense. But one could easily see the giant painting on the walls.

The huge painting of Lord Shiva on a wall was very attractive. In this painting, Lord Shiva is depicted as the protector of nature.

Walking slowly, I reached my destination Panch- Ganga Ghat. There is a hundred of thousands of years old tradition of bathing in the Ganges in Varanasi, all the Ghats have their own historical significance, and there are many festivals of bathing in the Ganges in Varanasi. Religiously, bathing at this place was of paramount importance.

Shadow of Islamic imperialism and the Makarsankranti:

A Knowledge of History, even of the darkest past, can be quite useful, even for the future. (Anatoly Markusha, Miracles on wheels)

Panch-Ganga is among the five major and oldest ghats of Varanasi. Its ancient name was Bindumadhav Ghat. This Ghat got its name from the ancient temple of Bindumadhav (Lord Vishnu). In the seventeenth century, this ancient temple was demolished by the Islamic ruler Aurangzeb, and a mosque was built from the rubble of that ancient temple. Since then the name of this place became Panch Ganga in place of Bindumadhav.

With the tradition of bathing in the holy river on special occasions, and with such small habits, did our ancestors manage to save their religion!

 Could we save our religion only with the help of our culture!

Who were those people who not only kept their traditions alive even after the destruction of their temples, idols of Gods but also defeated foreign invaders?

Schools should introduce one more, very important, subject- The History of labor, the brilliant and tragic history of man’s struggle with the natural world, the history of his discoveries and inventions, his victories and triumphs over the forces of nature.”

             Maxim Gorky the founder of soviet literature

And a little later he wrote: “I believe very strongly in miracles made by the intelligence and imagination of man; I know no other miracles.”

For more information about this topic please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/10/07/islamic-imperialism-breaking-of-idols-hindu-struggle-past-present/

Remembering my great ancestors, I also decided to take a holy dip on this holy day, the holy place of the holy city. Makrasankranti has been one of my favorite festivals since childhood, but before today Makarsankranti meant for me only the taste of many types of dishes, and flying kites throughout the day. Today’s experience was completely new to me and was like a cultural journey that I cannot forget in my lifetime.

Is Vivekananda still relevant today? (National Youth Day)

“One who does not worship his mother can never truly rise.”
In India, the mother is the Centre of the family and our highest ideal. To us, she is representative of God, as God himself is the mother of the universe.

Vivekananda was a very lion among men. We perceive his influence still working gigantically. We know not well how, we know not where, in something not yet formed, something leonine, grand intuitive up hearing that has entered the soul of India and we say —- Behold! Vivekananda still lives, in the souls of the mother and the souls of the children.
(Sri Aurobindo)


——– NATIONAL YOUTH DAY: ——-


The government of India announced that 12 January be observed as the national youth day all over the country 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

In his own words, applied to his own Master, “He was contented simply to live that great life and to leave it to others to find the explanation.”

Is Vivekananda still relevant today?
I have tried to collect here the teachings of Vivekananda which are equally important today.

A LEADER LEADS BY EXAMPLE:-


A leader leads by example:- Sam Manekshaw, The Hero of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, once said that “India’s biggest problem is not corruption, or political -weakness, but the absence of responsible leadership”.


Alexander said that “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion”.

These things show the importance of leadership. But to become a leader one needs to sacrifice. If a person is willing to die for doing some big, then only he can be a true leader. Vivekananda has cited lack of true leadership as the main reason for the failure of the 1857 revolution, for this reason; perhaps, he awakened the people who provided true leadership in every field to the country.
Even the greatest people of his time could not live without being influenced by him. People like Nikola Tesla, Aldous Huxley, Tolstoy, J. D Salinger, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Arvind Ghosh, Nivedita, Jamshedji Tata, Vimal Mitra, Shachindranath Sanyal, Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rockefeller were influenced by his ideas.


“I do not know how many of the younger generation read the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda . But I can tell you that many of my generations were very powerfully influenced by him, and I think that it would do a great deal of good to the present generation if they also went through Swami Vivekananda’s writings and speeches, and they would learn much from them. … If you read Swami Vivekananda’s writings and speeches, the curious thing you will find is that they are not old. … He gave us something which brings us, if I may use the word, a certain pride in our inheritance. … What Swami Ji has written and said is of interest and must interest us and is likely to influence us for a long time to come. … Directly or indirectly, he has powerfully influenced the India of today. And I think that our younger generation will take advantage of this fountain of wisdom, of spirit and fire, that flows through Swami Vivekananda.”
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru


“Daridra Narayan” The service of the poor is the greatest religion, it is the service of the motherland, and the service of the motherland is the greatest work. “Even one person in the world is hungry as long as everyone is guilty.”


“I shall not return until I burst on society like a bombshell, and it will follow me like a dog”
When the rich people showed no enthusiasm in public welfare work, Vivekananda once said angrily between Pramadadas Mitra and the respected people of the city. After proving this to be true in 1893 in the Parliament of Religions Chicago, Vivekananda returned to his Shiva city in Varanasi in 1901.The arrival of Vivekananda in 1902 had a different meaning, now that Swami Vivekananda was a world-renowned, philosopher and scholar, but extremely weak and sick. The famous author (Shankar in his book the monk as man in chapter 4 pages 175, 176 of his 31 diseases. )Swami Ji came to Banaras this time and stayed in the Gopal Lal Villa (raja Kali Krishna Thakur garden house) the locals also called this place as Sondha Bass, here Vivekananda stayed for almost a month. he described this place as health friendly. For more information about Gopal Lal villa and Swami Vivekananda ji please visit :-

https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/


THE SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND MOTHER –WORSHIP


Her curse is a blessing!
“One who does not worship his mother can never truly rise.”

In India, the mother is the Centre of the family and our highest ideal. To us, she is representative of God, as God himself is the mother of the universe.
(The Monk as Man the Unknown Life of Swami Vivekananda)

Hindu Goddess Kali


“Dancing mad with joy,
Come, O Mother, come!
For Terror is Thy name!
Death —is in Thy breath
And every shaking step
Destroys a world for e’er.”
“It all came true, every word of it, “he interrupted himself to say.
“Who dares misery love,
Dance in Destruction’s dance,
And hug the form of death—


Swami Vivekananda Quotes


Vivekananda had a relationship with Lord Shiva and his Kashi from his birth till death. For more information please visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/

“I am glad I was born, glad I suffered so, glad I did make big blunders, glad to enter peace. I leave none bound, I take no bonds. Whether this body will fall and release me or I enter into freedom in the body, the old man is gone, gone forever, never to come back again! The guide, the Guru, the leader, the teacher has passed away; the boy the student, the servant is left behind. Behind my work was ambition, behind my love was personality, behind my purity was fear, behind my guidance the thrust of power! Now they are vanishing, I drift. I come! Mother, I come!”


Fear and fearlessness
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.”

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” don’t die of fright. die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

I AM IN THE EVERY RELIGION AS THE THREAD THROUGH A STRING OF PEARLS. WHEREVER THOU SEEST EXTRAORDINARY HOLINESS AND EXTRAORDINARY POWER RAISING AND PURIFYING HUMANITY, KNOW THOU THAT I AM THERE.”

Each soul is potentially divine.

The goal is to manifest this divinity within, by controlling nature, external, and internal.

do this either by work .or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy—by one or more or all of these —-and be free .

this is the whole of religion. doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary details.

1893 (PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS CHICAGO)

I AM proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

A GIRL WITH A BASKET, A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE AND THE NEW DIGITAL AGE.

We should all be concerned about the future because We will have to spend the rest of our life there.

A GIRL WITH A BASKET, A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE AND THE NEW DIGITAL AGE.

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. (Douglas Engel Bart)

In this digital age, we have an opportunity to transform the lives of people in ways that were hard to imagine just a couple of decades ago. (Prime-minister Narendra Modi at Silicon Valley on 26th September 2015)

In childhood, there was a chapter in the school’s English subject book. The name of this chapter was-  A GIRL WITH A BASKET.

This was a true incident. William .C. Douglas, a noted American scholar, and judge of the Supreme Court wrote the incident based on an experience during his visit to India. This visit of Douglas to India was an attempt to understand the culture of India and to explore the pulse of this country. During this trip, he was also scheduled to visit Ranikhet. (Ranikhet falls in the state of Uttarakhand) and is a beautiful hill station on the mountain range of the Himalayas. Douglas had to go from Delhi to Bareilly by train, and then he had to travel further by road. The best means to understand India is by train. In a country with such diversities, the train is like a live movie showing the diversity of India. Douglas also got a glimpse of India’s diversity during his train journey. As he wrote, the train and platforms were filled with Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, soldiers, merchants, priests, porters, beggars, and hawkers. Almost everyone was barefoot and wore a loose white robe (shirt). When the train goes from one city to another city, it passes through countless villages on the way. India is still an agricultural country; seventy years ago industrialization was limited to a few big cities. Douglas has given a very good description of the villages visible from the train window.

When Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, his reputation had come to India before him, his reputation as a true nationalist, and a warrior against British imperialism. Despite this, he found that due to being away from India for a long time and being an Indian, he again needed to understand India socially, economically, politically. To know India and get acquainted with its diversity, he also chose the train itself. If any traveler wants to understand India by train, then Gandhi’s writing on this subject must be read. .

Mahatma Gandhi :- Crowed greets Gandhi as he exists a train at a station

It may be better to walk on foot than a train, but it will require a lot of time, and patience. Douglas probably took a passenger train, as he has written that it was also stopping at every small station while going from Delhi to Bareilly. Douglas was trying to make the common Indian’s view of world events, perhaps a comparative study, of equality and contradiction in the views of the Indian government and the common Indian.

  During the train journey, Douglas landed at a small railway station to talk to fellow travelers on the platform. Then a crowd of refugee children surrounded him. In 1947, the partition of India and Pakistan was done based on religion, due to which about ten million Hindus had to leave their homes, property, jobs, employment in the new Muslim country of Pakistan and come to India. (BIGGEST MASS MIGRATION OF HUMANITY)

These refugee children belonged to a family who had lost everything in “Partition”. Selling goods made from hand.

 All these children were selling simple handmade baskets. Inspired by the spirit of helping children, Douglas purchased some baskets even when not needed. During this time, a nine-year-old girl also repeatedly urged him to buy her basket. Douglas had both his hands filled with small baskets. The reason Douglas expressed his inability to buy the girl’s basket. The girl’s eyes were filled with tears. Douglas felt pity for the girl. He wants to give some money to the girl as help, but the girl rejects his kindness and asks to buy the basket again. Douglas now had to buy a basket to help the girl. That little girl’s face glowed with delight when Douglas bought the basket. Douglas was very impressed by this incident.

 Later, during a meeting with the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru he mentioned this incident. He said that this incident gave him a glimpse of a wonderful Indiathe self-respect of the people of India, and the urge for freedom.

This wonderful story had no significant effect on me. Because my young age could not understand the real beauty of this story, and all my attention is more than the story: Which question can be asked from this chapter in the exam? 

I liked and disliked this chapter for some other reasons. the story mentioned Ranikhet, my father, who was the Executive Engineer in the Government Department, was posted in Ranikhet for a few years (Uttarakhand was not a separate state then, it was included in Uttar Pradesh). school in Varanasi studying I felt that my information about Ranikhet was more than the rest of the students, my English teacher allowed me to speak on Ranikhet while teaching this chapter.

The reason for disliking this chapter was: – Many classmates believed that the poverty of the country has been exaggerated in this chapter:- “Almost everyone was barefoot and wore a loose white robe shirt”. (KURTA a type of Indian shirt ), It seemed too much the number of such people is very less.

A few years ago this story was read in a magazine, so the attention turned to another thing as Douglas wrote that Nine million people left Pakistan and came to India, driven by the fear of religious fanaticism. They were poor people to start with; they were poorer as they began their long trek, for all they could carry, was a bit of food and a few belongings. Soon they were out of food. A few days after they started, they begin to fall by the way-side from the weakness of hunger and died where they fell. “ 

 I read many books of history on India-Pakistan but there was no mention of starving people anywhere in them. In its place, there are countless incidents of the slaughter of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan. Douglas has not written a word about this massacre. It is amazing. (?)

We should all be concerned about the future because

                                       We will have to spend the rest of our life there. 

           CHARLES.F.KETTERING,

                                              American inventor and businessman

                                        A GIRL WITH A SMARTPHONE 

India has seen a dream of digital India. From latest science to latest technology, everything should be available at the tip of one’s finger. (NARENDRA MODI)

Life has changed completely in a few months due to corona. Ramnagar, a famous place adjoining Varanasi, the former Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, used to live here. Whenever I have to pass through Ramnagar I have to stay at a tea shop. This has been going on for years. The owner of this small shop is 74-year-old Ram Lal Ji. Very cheerful, sociable, very little schooling, but aware of the history of Varanasi (Banaras) (once told in conversation that he did not feel like in his schooling, so left school as a child But due to hobby of reading novels, read many books)

  After a few months due to Corona:- a young boy was sitting at his shop. I stopped to take tea. On inquiring, it was found out that Ram Lal Ji had given this tea shop on rent, and started working at a grocery store. The grocery store was nearby, so the idea of meeting him walked towards the grocery store on foot. Ram Lal Ji appeared smiling at the grocery store. Looks a little weak. I said hello ” looking weak”.

In response, he said, “I am old, not weak.” Ram Lal ji has only one wish that his granddaughter should get educated well and become self-dependent.

 I already knew his family. One of Ram Lal Ji’s two sons is alive and lives in the state of Gujarat. One son died years ago. The wife and daughter of the deceased son now live with Ram Lal Ji. On the question of renting his tea shop, he said that some rent will also be available, and working at the grocery store here will also earn some more income. There has been a big loss in Corona Lockdown; it will take some time to get the vehicle back on track. Suddenly smiling said “Corona has an advantage” I wondered how Corona benefited.

A large part of my earnings had to be spent on coaching and tuition of my granddaughter and that will not happen now. Did I ask how? Ram Lal Ji told that Tuition and coaching were all closed due to Corona, during this time, my granddaughter made a habit of studying in herself. He meant to say that the availability of lectures by eminent scholars on any subject became very convenient. Now even after the situation is normal, he said that now there is no need for coaching, etc. I got his point right in this context. He wanted to tell that mobile (Smart –Phone) is a very useful Electronics Gadget but for the next generation.

So incredible!

 A common urban old man of the oldest living city of the world (Varanasi) was trying to explain to me what I had read a few years ago in a book “The New Digital Age Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business” Written by Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman Google) and Jared Cohen Director, Google Ideas. 

“The most important pillar behind innovation and opportunity ——education——will see a tremendous positive change in the coming decades as rising connectivity reshapes traditional routines and offers new paths for learning. Most students will be highly technologically literate, as schools continue to integrate technology into lesson plans and, in some cases, replace traditional lessons with more interactive workshops. Education will be a more flexible experience, adapting itself to children’s learning styles and pace instead of the other way around Kids will still go to physical schools to socialize and be guided by teachers, but as much, if not more, learning will take place employing carefully designed educational tools in the spirit of today’s “………………

Ram Lal ji said to me let’s take tea. We both walked slowly and reached Ram Lalji’s tea shop. Due to the nature of Ram Lal Ji, he has many well-wishers, even in this very short foot-journey; some people were found who were asking for his well-being. The conversation started again CORONA. Ramlal Ji has a treasure of stories related to the city of Varanasi. Now he told some stories related to the epidemics heard in his childhood. Suddenly a 13 -14-year-old girl came from a bicycle, and a little angrily said to Ram Lal Ji, (Dada) grandpa now you leave the habit of keeping the mobile off, grandma want to tell you, something then I have to come as a messenger. Ramlal ji replied with a laugh “I keep my mobile closed only to avoid your grandmother’s nonsense”.(Ramlal ji uses a basic feature phone- voice calls and text messages only).Looking at me, he said, ” She is my granddaughter”

A shy smiling girl of 13-14 years, self-respecting, fearless, a glimpse of a changing country. I finished my tea, thanked Ramlal Ji, and proceeded towards my destination with lots of new information. A few years ago, the facts which I had read-only in the book, were seeing them come true in real life so soon, a pleasant surprise!

I wondered a phone that is cheaper than $100 hundred dollars,(seven thousand ₹) if bought old, is close to$ 40 Three thousand five hundred,( 3500₹ ) once again thanks to the telecommunications companies of our country, who are probably providing the world’s cheapest internet service.:- providing data 1.5 GB daily( for28 days) phone calls, and messaging facilities for less than ₹200 $3 three dollars.

Has information ever been available so cheaply in human history? Has there ever been so much more democratization of knowledge? Is this just the beginning of the digital front? Is digital ahead like a double-edged sword? Many questions that are not answered by an ordinary person like me.

Famous Hindi writer, poet Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan had said that:-

         “Hot iron needs to be beaten cold iron has a long time to beat”.

                        “गर्म लोहा पीट ठंडा पीटने को वक़्त बहु-तेरा पड़ा है “

Imagination and emotions do not last long so decided to write my thoughts immediately.

But the journey from basket to Smart Phone is a pleasant feeling. It looks like a pleasant picture of a changing India and a new world.

FARMERS MOVEMENT OR Khalistan movement ‘Referendum 2020’

Pakistan remain convinced that they can break India; that, if they cannot break India, they can bleed India to death ;if they cannot bleed India to death they can bleed India enough to hold India down to Pakistan’s level.

“Thus a thief can seize the chance to loot the property in the house when the doorkeeper and house guards are busily engaged in putting out the fire ……In war, a burning house symbolizes a nation that is suffering a major crises or is in decline. By attacking such a nation, one can get twice the result for half the effort…..”

“A burning house falls into commotion and tumult”.

                                                                  [The Wiles of War]

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

                           (Famous warning of Santayana)

For some days, the farmers of Punjab have been agitating about the policies of the government. (Kisan aandolan).  FARMERS MOVEMENT This movement has no support across the country. Its support in Punjab (Bread basket of India) is also negligible. Farmers across the country are supporting the policies of the government. In true democracy, protest has its own importance, and the farmers of Punjab have every right to protest. My attention suddenly shifted to a pamphlet of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, one of the largest farmer organizations of the country. In this pamphlet, Bharat Bandh (strike) has been opposed by this organization on December eight and this organization said that the farmers’ movement has been high- jacked by pro-Khalistan and anti-national people. Social media are filled with anti-country slogans, inflammatory statements, and pro-Pakistan narrows. How can any farmer be a traitor? There was a lot of confusion about this movement in my mind as well.

                     “THE HIGHEST TRUTH IS ALWAYS THE SIMPLEST”

               “ALWAYS THE GREATEST FRAUD BY THE SIMPLEST MEANS”

The technology of inflicting large-scale violence is becoming easier to obtain, and –per quotient of lethality – less and less expensive. In contrast to conventional weapons – field artillery, bombers, tanks-this technology costs little. Much of it can be acquired from open sources – including the internet.  And the weapons can be produced in small , isolated shacks, even mobile vans.   

Personal experience: – I am a blogger, and I keep writing on issues like History, Religion, and Current -Affairs. A few months ago a post was written about the renunciation of Sikh Gurus, and the sacrifice of Sikh Gurus in defence of Hinduism. As usual, I also shared my post on social media. Surprisingly a lot of Sikhs expressed anger at this post. The number of Sikhs expressing displeasure was the same as the Sikhs who agreed with the post. Some said that Hindus have done injustice to Sikhs. Some said that Hindu and Sikh are different religions. Some directly said that Sikhs should get their own country, like Muslims have already found Pakistan. When I started to research this type of post, I found that almost all such posts were from Punjab. Sikhs are found almost all over India. (, Sikhs elsewhere in the country wrote the opposite posts emphasizing Hindu Sikh unity) Something is cooking in Punjab. A little more attention and checking the profile revealed that almost all the people, who posted anti-Hindu, were associated with a pro-Khalistani group on the face book. Another post of mine was on the relation of Kartarpur( Guru Nanak Ji had spent 18 years of his life here. Its importance can be gauged from the fact that devotees consider themselves blessed by looking at Kartarpur with binoculars from Dera Nanak. (Kartarpur is currently in Pakistan) Guru Nanak Ji also died here on 22 September 1539). Pakistan considers the sentiments of Sikhs related to Kartarpur an excellent opportunity to teach a lesson to Sikhs. for more information on kartarpur and Pakistan challenges visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/11/08/kartarpur-historical-importance-and-current-challenges/

General Singh is extremely biased against Pakistan. he spent his entire life in making plans against pakistan.we are providing the Sikhs a lot. of facilities in Pakistan. but we should not forget that the Sikhs are also our enemies. they massacred Muslims in 1947. they raped thousands of Muslim women. they destroyed thousands of mosques. East Pakistan disintegrated due to a Sikh General. General Singh is the worst enemy of the two-nation theory. we should never forget the atrocities committed by Sikhs against Muslims. instead of giving them facilities at Nankana Saheb,Panja Sahib, etc, we should give them tit-for-tat lessons for their cruelty”…

for more information visit :- https://nithinks.com/2019/08/15/74th-independence-day-jihad-pakistan-hindu-massacre-and-traitor-media/

Many Sikhs opposed the Government of India and supported Pakistan. (Then the same story – Sikhs settled in another part of the country, and Sikhs of Punjab who were not members of any Khalistan related group stood by the decision of the government.) Is the second wave of Khalistan coming? Many creepy stories related to Khalistan movement which were read in books started to be remembered. In Punjab, about 15,000 people died due to the long-running Khalistani movement. The daily life of the entire Punjab was destroyed due to this movement which lasted for almost twenty five years.

South Asian Terrorism Portal:-  The most authoritative and comprehensive  source of  information about terrorism in our region. www.satp.org

it was clear that the Khalistan movement is being tried once again.

I am from the Uttar Pradesh (U.P) and I have almost five thousand friends on Facebook page. Some are also Sikhs. Some Sikh friends in real life are not from Punjab, and are as much anti-Khalistani as I am. I am not very aware of the ground situation of Punjab but what I felt is that most of the people of Punjab are against the Khalistani movement but there are some people trying to rebuild this movement with the help of the Government of Pakistan and some Sikhs settled abroad .Communist, Marxists, traitors, Lutyens gangs, who specialize in making money from every problem, will not let this opportunity go in vain.

Pakistan;- was working to a clear, indeed to a singular aim –and that was to break india .

Pakistan is yet not able to think of an identity except as the” not India”, except as the country whose mission it is to dismember India. For more information please visit :–https://nithinks.com/2019/10/16/now-hind-will-become-pakistan-the-slogan-of-the-next-generation-of-the-islamic-terrorists/ What  Islamization has added is the conviction that the historical animus against India is sanctified by religious sanction –that as a matter of religion, Pakistan’s mission is to undo the error of the partition, that its mission is to wrest back the entire sub-continent for Islam. In spite of 1971, Kargil and the rest, those who exercise power over Pakistan remain convinced that they can break India; that, if they cannot break India, they can bleed India to death ;if they cannot bleed India to death they can bleed India enough to hold India down to Pakistan’s level.

The point is that all these operations were conceived and launched based on one assumption:”that the Indians are too cowardly and ill-organized to offer any effective military response which could pose a threat to Pakistan. Ayub khan genuinely believed that “as a rule, Hindu morale would not stand more than a couple of hard blows at the right time and place”

KPS GILL:-The Sikh police officer who ended the Khalistan movement from Punjab

  KHALISTAN A PROJECT OF PAKISTAN

Khalistan is a geopolitical project of Pakistan, says a Canada based think tank

Khalistan is a geopolitical project nurtured by Pakistan, concludes a Canadian think tank – Macdonald-Laurier Institute in its report titled ‘Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan’, which has adverse implications for the national security of both Canada and India, observes The Times of India on September 11. The report highlights how the Khalistan movement – ‘Referendum 2020’ spearheaded by the banned secessionist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), owes its energy to Pakistan. The report authored by Canadian journalist Terry Milewski says: “It does not fit the Khalistani narrative that Pakistan’s treatment of its shrinking Sikh minority has brought demonstrations to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. Rather, it makes it all the more bizarre that undying solidarity with Pakistan has become a kind of theme song for the American lawyer, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, who leads Sikhs For Justice, the driving force in the campaign for a referendum on Sikh independence.”

Pannun, the report observes, has sided with China in its dispute with India and recently wrote to Pakistan PM Imran Khan, swearing that “if India ever attacked Pakistan, the pro-Khalistan Sikhs will extend full support to Pakistan”. The report marks, as a turning point, a 2018 event when Canada’s national security report had to omit a reference to Sikh Khalistanis. The 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada replaced “Sikh (Khalistani) extremist ideologies and movements” with the more generic “Extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India.”

South Asian Terrorism Portal:-  The most authoritative and comprehensive  source of  information about terrorism in our region. www.satp.org

“We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our life there “Charles.F.Kettering (American inventor & Businessman)

Hindu philosophy and the importance of peace (9/11, 1893 —9/11,2001)

“Instead of the sound of the war drum, the sound of dharma will be heard.”

Hindu philosophy and the importance of peace.

ॐ सह नाववतु |
सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह वीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

Om! May God protect us both together; may God nourish us both together;
May we work conjointly with great energy,
May our study be vigorous and effective;
May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).
Om! Let there be peace in me!
Let there be peace in my environment!
Let there be peace in the forces that act on me!

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः । वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
— यजुर्वेद ३६:१७

Let there be peace in my environment!
Let there be peace in the forces that act on me!

Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.
May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers.
May peace flow over the whole universe.
May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.
Om peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!
— (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)

Even today in many schools in India, children start the day with these prayer.There is a tradition of reciting these verses in any auspicious work of Hindus.

Tow birds beautiful of wings, friends and comrades,cling to a common tree,and eats the sweet fruit,the other regards him and eats not …Where winged souls cry the discoveries of knowledge over their portion of immortality,there the lord of all, the guardian of the world took possession of me,he the wise,me the ignorant. (Rig Veda)

What is the importance of these things written thousands of years ago?Is peace less important today?

BUDDHA (563/480-C.480/400 BCE) Wikipedia

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

“As I am, so are these.
As are these, so am I.’
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill”.

MAHAVIRA (C. 540 BCE) Wikipedia

All are my friends. I have no enimies.

All souls are equal and alike and have the similar nature and qualities .

Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings.

Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion .

ASHOKA RAJA: THE KING WITHOUT SORROW (BORN 304 BC DIED232 BC) Wikipedia

Ashoka : Without sorrow

Probably the first ruler in history to establish a welfare state.

Everywhere within beloved of the Gods, king piyadasi,s domain ,& among the people beyond the borders , the cholas the pandyas, the satiyaputras the kerlaputras as for as tamrapari and where the  Greek king antiochos rules and among the kings who are neighbours of antiochos everywhere  has beloved of the gods , king piyadasi made provision for two types of medical treatment : medical treatment for humans and  medical treatment for animals .  wherever medical herbs suitable for humans or animals are not available, I have had them imported and grown . wherever medical  roots and fruits are not available I have had them imported and grown. along roads I have had wells dug and trees planted for the benefit of humans and animals.

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA Wikipedia

For a civilized world, the 9/11 incident was nothing short of a shock.Surprisingly, where 9/11,1893 was a shared effort(Parliament of religions Chicago) to reconcile civilizations and religions. 9/11 2001 witness the attack of one civilization on another.It is also a contradiction that these two incidents took place in the same country.

1893 (PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS CHICAGO)

I AM proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

“As THE DIFFERENT STREAMS HAVING THEIR SOURCES IN DIFFERENT PLACES ALL MINGLE THEIR WATER IN THE SEA,SO,O LORD,THE DIFFERENT PATHS WHICH MEN TAKE THROUGH DIFFERENT TENDENCIES,VARIOUS THOUGH THE APPEAR,CROOKED OR STRAIGHT,ALL LEAD TO THEE.”

“WHOSOEVER COMES TO ME ,THROUGH WHATSOEVER FORM,I REACH HIM,ALL MEN ARE STRUGGLING THROUGH PATHS WHICH IN THE END LEAD TO ME.”(GITA)

IT IS THE SAME LIGHT COMING THROUGH GLASSES OF DIFFERENT COLOURS. AND THESE LITTLE VARIATIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR PURPOSES OF ADAPTION. BUT IN THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THE SAME TRUTH REIGNS. THE LORD HAS DECLARED TO THE HINDU IN HIS INCARNATION AS KRISHNA :——– I AM IN THE EVERY RELIGION AS THE THREAD THROUGH A STRING OF PEARLS. WHEREVER THOU SEEST EXTRAORDINARY HOLINESS AND EXTRAORDINARY POWER RAISING AND PURIFYING HUMANITY,KNOW THOU THAT I AM THERE.”

If you want real peace in the world, start with children.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

“When a person claims to be nonviolent, he  is expected not to be angry with one who has injured him.  He will not wish him harm, he will wish him well, he will not swear at him, he will not cause him any physical hurt.  He will put up with all the injury to which he is subjected by the wrong doer.”

The term ‘Satyagraha’ is a combination of two Sanskrit words, ‘Satya’meaning Truth’ and ‘Agrahameaning ‘determined pursuit’ or ‘holding on to truth’. The word therefore, literally means, ‘insistence on truth’. Gandhi defines Satyagrahaas ‘a relentless search for truth and a determination to reach truth.It is based on the principle of love and believes in ‘love for all’and ‘suffer for all’. It excludes the use of any form of violence since it is based on the philosophy that man does not know the absolute truth and therefore, cannot punish anyone.

The doctrine of nonviolence is not for the weak and the cowardly; it is meant for the brave and strong.  The bravest man allows himself to be killed without killing.  And he desists from killing or injuring, because he knows that it is wrong to injure: (Young India, 1920).  

The Ashokan Lion Capital at Saranath WHEEL OF THE MORAL LAW,WHICH THE FOUR LIONS HAD ORIGINALLY SUPPORTED . ASHOKA DHARMA CHAKRA

At the very pinnacle of his glory as a conqueror Emperor Ashoka embraced the philosophy of ahimsa, nonviolence, declarning—

“Instead of the sound of the war drum, the sound of dharma will be heard.”

Ashoka Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law, would be given pride of place in the centre of free India,s flag.

Two and a half millennia later, the sound of dharma would once again be heard when mahatma Gandhi used nonviolence to expel the British from India. in the newly liberated nation, Ashoka Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law, would be given pride of place in the center of free India’s flag. Ashoka,s pillar crowned with four lions facing the four points of the compass and denoting the peaceful coexistence of dharma would become free India’s national symbol -a constant reminder to India of what government should be.

(CHARLES ALLEN–ASHOKA THE SEARCH FOR INDIA,S LOST EMPEROR page 355,356)

Dev-Deepawali, Festival of Light, City of Light

“The city illumines the truth and reveals reality. It does not bring new wonders into the scope of vision, but enables one to see what is already there. Where this eternal light intersects the earth, it is known as Kashi”(Varanasi).

IMAGES:— DINESH SETH

Today is Kartik Purnima. (full –moon)It is also called the festival of light. It is celebrated in different ways throughout India. According to beliefs, on this auspicious day Lord Shiva killed the demon Tripurasura. Hence, Kartik Purnima is also called Tripuri Purnima.

KARTIK PURNIMA(FULL- MOON) LORD SHIVA KILLED DEMON TRIPURASURA HENCE KARTIK-PURNIMA IS ALSO CALLED TRIPURIPURNIMA.

GURU NANAK JI FIRST GURU GURU-PURAB GOLDEN TEMPLE

Sikh people celebrate it as Guru Purab, the birthday of the first Guru” Guru Nanak”.

NANAK NAAM JAHAJ HAI . CHAHREY SO UTTEREY PAAR .(THE NAME OF GURU NANAK JI LIKE A SHIP WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO YOUR SALVATION)

for more information:https://nithinks.com/2019/11/08/kartarpur-historical-importance-and-current-challenges/

a-Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore.

b-If the people use the wealth bestowed on them by God for themselves alone or for treasuring it, it is like a corpse. But if they decide to share it with others, it becomes sacred food.

c-Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not. They don’t understand the truth, nor do they meditate on it. Who can define what is meat and what is a plant? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a nonvegetarian.

d-There are worlds and more worlds below them, and there are a hundred thousand skies over them. No one has been able to find the limits and boundaries of God. If there be any account of God, then alone the mortal can write the same; but God’s account does not finish, and the mortal himself dies while still writing.

e-Sing The songs of joy to The Lord, serve the name of the Lord and become the servant of his servants.

IMAGES:- DINESH SETH

DEV-DEEPAWLI-

In North India, it is believed that on this day the Gods come from the sky to bathe in the Ganges, The holiest river of Hindus. Diya( A small cup- shaped oil lamp made of baked clay) Lamps were lit in temples on this day to welcome the Gods. Generally people used to burn lamps on the banks of river Ganga after bathing in the Ganges on this day. With the globalization of the world, the beauty of this festival began to attract the whole world. Slowly and especially through media, the whole world became familiar with this festival, and its attraction continued to increase.

IMAGES:-DINESH SETH

NOW IN EARLIER times the worlds history had consisted, so to speak, of a series of unrelated episodes, the origins and results of each being as widely separated as their localities, but from this point onwards history becomes an organic whole: the affairs of Italy and Africa are connected with those of Asia and of Greece, and all events bear a relationship and contribute to a single end. Polybius (died 118 b.c),on the rise of Rome (translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert).

(VARANASI )A CITY OF LORD SHIVA, THE CITY OF LIGHT for more information:-https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

When bathing in the pure Ganges water,

Worshipping Thee, Omnipresent, with holy fruits

and flowers,

Stretching myself on stones in a stone cave,

my whole soul shall go into meditation,

And according to the voice of my guru,

I shall avoid all misery, and purify

The mind defiled with serving the rich.

I have not learnt that knowledge which defeats all

opponents!

Nor have been able ,at the point of The sword, which can cut thro, an elephant’s back,

to send our glory even unto The skies;

nor under The light of the full moon ,

drunk The nectar of the budding lips of The beloved.

my youth is gone fruitless

like a lamp in an empty house.

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA for more information https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

https://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/

DEV-DEEPAWLI

One of the oldest living city in the world, Varanasi, is also called KASHI(ONE OF THE OLD NAME).

The word Kashi has its origin from the word Kash. Its means light. Here light does not mean just light. Light here means “Light of knowledge”. Nalanda, Taxila, and Varanasi were the major centers of education in ancient times.

“The city illumines the truth and reveals reality. It does not bring new wonders into the scope of vision, but enables one to see what is already there. Where this eternal light intersects the earth, it is known as Kashi”(Varanasi).

                                                      (Diana L.Eck)

 Varanasi was also called” THE CAPITAL OF ALL KNOWLEDGE”. Bhagwan Buddha gave his first sermon at a place called Sarnath in Varanasi.

“As I am, so are these.
As are these, so am I.’
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill”.

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

 Varanasi enjoys the pride of birthplace and work place of many sages, mystics, knowledge’s of ancient India. Renowned American scholar Mark Twain also called Varanasi the seat of learning for the same reason.

I think Banaras is one of the most wonderful places I have ever seen. It it has struck me that a westerner feels in Banaras very much as an oriental must feel while he is planted down in the middle of London”. (MARK TWAIN)

“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than  legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together “

( MARK TWAIN)

for more information:- https://nithinks.com/2019/12/31/oldest-living-city-happy-new-year/

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Varanasi on Dev- Dipawali.He started the DEV- Dipawli festival by lighting a Diya lamp(lamp made of baked clay) from Rajghat of Varanasi.

CHET SINGH (CHAIT SINGH GHAT) ON THE BANKS OF THE GANGES SHIVALA BHAVAN NOW KNOWN AS CHET SINGH (CHAIT SINGHGHAT) IMAGES:- DINESH SETH

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of saving the country’s heritage. He spent nearly an hour watching the panoramic view of Dev Dipawali. During this time a laser show was also organized at Chet Singh Ghat,( for more information about chet singh ghat) :- https://nithinks.com/2020/08/14/benares-rebellion-15august-1781/) The Prime Minister also saw it and then left for Sarnath.

IMAGES:-DINESH SETH

Covid-19(Life is Life fight for it.)

We feel happy when you are happy, and we suffer when you suffer. Therefore, during these days of extreme adversity, we are striving and ceaselessly praying for your welfare and an easy way to save you from disease and the fear of an epidemic.

                                         Only virtue gives a good karma

                                 And the greatest of all virtue is compassion

                                                        ~ BUDDHA~

                                             Life is Life fight for it.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is costly, care for it.
Life is wealth, keep it.Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is mystery, know it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is a sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is Life, fight for it.”

~Mother Teresa~

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is……….fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigour has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days(FRANKLIN .D.ROOSEVELT)

Human history is full of epidemics, disasters. Human history is probably the story of man’s struggle. Presently, the worldwide Corona is a worrying event. Man’s psychology is controlled by fear and greed. Till a few days ago there was an empire of fear, the news of the arrival of medicine (vaccine) has now replaced fear with carelessness. (Hoffmann said: “There is no solution to this crisis without a properly functioning vaccine.”) Until everything is normal, this game of fear and greed will continue. The flood of information creates a strange fear, panic and uncertainty.Best learned from history, how our ancestors defeated the epidemics. How he defeated the epidemics by adopting a simple lifestyle. When all the doctors, nurses, scientists of the world are trying to defeat Corona together then it becomes our moral responsibility to cooperate with them.

 She is eighteen years old and her name is sister” Ananda.” That means sister joy. She is doing work for me. She is my arms and legs.  As for me, I offer my suffering and my prayers for her. That gives her the strength to act. It’s wonderful every day we are in touch with each other across a distance of thousands of miles simply through the power of prayer. In the name of the meaning I have found for my life, you can be sure, Josef, dear friend, that from now on I shall offer my suffering for you also, that you, too, may have the good fortune I have had. (Beyond love)

Just a few days ago, a neighbour was found at the grocery store of the locality, the age would also be more than 70 years, no mask, trying to convince the people present there that all this corona problem is due to urban lifestyle. . He said that old people like him who have spent their childhood in the village, have eaten fresh vegetables, fruits; such people cannot have a corona. A few days ago, such radical thinking shook the entire nation. The people who (Namaz) Islamic prayer could not be corona, with the feeling that people had refused to believe that there was no congregation in mosques. In Muslim countries, the movement against polio is also part of this   thinking. Many polio doctors and nurses have been murdered in Pakistan as anti-religious.A few months earlier, public transport was closed due to Corona. , The migration of people working in metros to their villages was a very heart-breaking event. Thousands of people came on the road with their families. There was no end to the rumours. All the efforts of the government were proving to be futile. It took a long time to convince people, and get to know the truth.

The book THE GRAPES OF WRATH WRITTEN BY JOHN STEINBECK on America’s GREAT DEPRESSION is remembered. Some of these situations are described by my favourite author DOMINIQUE LAPIERRE in his famous book Beyond Love.

I don’t know whether it was out of horror of gays of terror of AIDS, but they left me practically without nursing for two days, Josef Stein would recount. They left my meal trays in corridor. No one would come into my room to empty my bedpan or tidy up. The rare nurses who brought me my medicine had masks on their faces, gloves on their hands, and were dressed in special clothing. They looked like astronauts. Not one single doctor examined the Kaposi’s lesions on my legs and arms. They caused me terrible discomfort. My skin had become so hard; my limbs so rigid, I was in desperate need of a message. No one dared to touch me… During these two nightmarish days I heard not a single word of comfort, not one expression of sympathy. I was treated worse than an animal.

 

SISTER NIVEDITA (MARGARET ELIZABETH NOBLE)Irish by birth and Indian by adoption, the life of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911), the illustrious disciple of Swami Vivekananda, is an epic of sacrifice, dedication and selfless service. She dedicated herself totally for the service of the people of India. When plague broke out in Calcutta in 1899 Calcutta, a committee formed under the auspices of Ramkrishna Mission with Nivedita as secretary, had organised relief work. She  took an active part in the work without the thought that she herself might contract the disease.

                                                 THE PLAGUE MANIFESTO

In May 1898, when a plague epidemic broke out in Calcutta and numbers of terror –stricken residents fled the city in panic, swami Vivekananda wrote this manifesto in Bengali, which was printed and freely distributed amongst the people.

 Om Salutations to Bhagavan Shri Ramakrishna

 Brothers of Calcutta!

 1. We feel happy when you are happy, and we suffer when you suffer. Therefore, during these days of extreme adversity, we are striving and ceaselessly praying for your welfare and an easy way to save you from disease and the fear of an epidemic.

 2. If that grave disease — fearing which both the high and the low, the rich and the poor are all fleeing the city — ever really comes in our midst, then even if we perish while serving and nursing you, we will consider ourselves fortunate because you are all embodiments of God. He who thinks otherwise — out of vanity, superstition or ignorance — offends God and incurs great sin. There is not the slightest doubt about it.

 3. We humbly pray to you — please do not panic due to unfounded fear. Depend upon God and calmly try to find the best means to solve the problem. Otherwise, join hands with those who are doing that very thing.

 4. What is there to fear? The terror that has entered people’s hearts due to the occurrence of the plague has no real ground. Through God’s will, nothing of the terrible form that plague takes, as seen in other places, has occurred in Calcutta. The government authorities have also been particularly helpful to us. So what is there to fear?

 5. Come, let us give up this false fear and, having faith in the infinite compassion of God, gird our loins and enter the field of action. Let us live pure and clean lives. Disease, fear of an epidemic, etc., will vanish into thin air by His grace.

 6. (a) Always keep the house and its premises, the rooms, clothes, bed, drain, etc., clean.

 (b) Do not eat stale, spoiled food; take fresh and nutritious food instead. A weak body is more susceptible to disease.

 (c) Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds.

 (d) Fear never leaves those who earn their livelihoods by unethical means or who cause harm to others. Therefore, at this time when we face the great fear of death, desist from all such behaviour.

 (e) During the period of epidemic, abstain from anger and from lust — even if you are householders.

 (f) Do not pay any heed to rumours.

(g) The British government will not vaccinate anyone by force. Only those who are willing will be vaccinated.

 (h) There will be no lack of effort in treating the afflicted patients in our hospital under our special care and supervision, paying full respect to religion, caste and the modesty (Purdah) of women. Let the wealthy run away! But we are poor; we understand the heartache of the poor. The Mother of the Universe is Herself the support of the helpless. The Mother is assuring us: “Fear not! Fear not!”

7. Brother, if there is no one to help you, then send information immediately to the servants of Shri Bhagavan Ramakrishna at Belur Math. There will be no dearth of help that is physically possible. By the grace of the Mother, monetary help will also be possible.

N. B. In order to remove the fear of the epidemic, you should sing Nâma Sankirtanam [the name of the Lord] every evening and in every locality.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

Nothing is of greater importance than the conservation of human life.”

Calvin Coolidge

“The history of interactions among disparate peoples is what shaped the modern world through conquest, epidemics and genocide. Those collisions created reverberations that have still not died down after many centuries, and that are actively continuing in some of the world’s most troubled areas. Jared Dimond Guns,Germs,and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies.
 To keep employees safe; to secure shared business continuity with suppliers and customers; to ensure fair prices for essential supplies for end consumers; to offer full support to governments and society; to maintain the long-term viability of companies for shareholders; and to continue sustainability efforts, including to fight climate chan(World Economic Forum and businesses)

 

 

 

 

 

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Nehru:-Architect of spineless India

“Undoubtedly it would have been better if Nehru had been asked to be the foreign minister and Sardar Patel had made the prime minister. Had Sardar Live Longer, had he occupied the position which he rightly deserved perhaps there would have been no problems of Kashmir, Tibet, China and Religious Conflicts.”(C.Rajagopalachari)

Nehru’s nationalism was only imperialism of Red terrorist (communist killers).

An imperialist way of looking.– A man who hated nationalists. Nehru’s views on Rani Jhansi: –

THE TWO MEET(NEHRU, CHOU EN LAI) FOR THE FINAL SESSION ON THE 27TH .”DID YOUR EXCELLENCY SEE THE DRAFT STATEMENT ?”PANDIT JI(NEHRU) BEGINS.”YES I SAW A FEW MINUTES BEFORE I WENT TO SEE THE PICTURE “.CHOU SAYS HE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO SEE SOHRAB MODIS JHANSI KI RANI .” IT IS A GOOD PICTURE .IT IS A TECHNICOLOUR “. PANDIT JI NOW THE FILM CRITIC: “THE STORY IS NOT SO GOOD”.HE PRONOUNCES.CHOU EN LAI IS POLITE: “IT IS QUITE GOOD AND REPRESENTS RESISTANCE AGAINST FOREIGNERS.”PANDIT JI IS NOW ALLOW DILUTION OF PROGRESSIVE TOUCHSTONES: “IT WAS A RESISTANCE BY THE FEUDAL ELEMENTS AGAINST FOREIGNERS.””YES,” SAYS CHOU. MORE GENOURLSY, “RESISTANCE ALWAYS START FROM THE UPPER CLASS.”

(ARE WE DECEIVING OURSELVES AGAIN? Lessons the Chinese taught Pandit Nehru but which we refuse to learn)

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Nehru hated revolutionaries fighting for the freedom of the country.

Pandit Nehru believed that Indian revolutionaries were fascists.(PAGE NO 314, BANDI JEEVAN)

Sachindra Nath Sanyal was the founder of “Hindustan Republican Association and political teacher(guru) of great revolutionaries like Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Trilokya Chakraborty, Bhagwati Charan Vohra, Nalini Kishore Guh, Baba Prithvi Singh, Ras Bihari Bose, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Lala Hardayal, Ajit Singh. The book “Bandi – Jeevan” you wrote was called the Bible of Indian revolutionaries, which was translated into more than twenty-eight languages and countless people who read this book chose the path of revolution for the independence of the country.

He used to sing the emperor Ashoka’s nobility because imperialist, historians linked Ashoka’s greatness to Buddhism. A man who had no hesitation in seeking cooperation from the murderous communist governments to bypass nationalist popular leaders Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel. a Nehru who believed in Lenin’s killer government more than Gandhi’s “Ram Rajya. A man who used to hum the songs of democracy in books could have strangled democracy for his selfishness.

———– “Some old inscriptions from south India tell us how the members of the panchayats were elected, their qualifications and disqualifications. If any member did not render accounts of public funds he was disqualified. Another very interesting rule seems to have been that near relative of members were disqualified from office. How excellent if this could be enforced now in all our councils and assemblies and municipalities.” (Glimpses of world history: Jawaharlal Nehru).

It’s easier to preach than act. This “Divine Knowledge does not apply to the family, it was for others. According to the needs of the family, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Vivekananda, Arvind Ghosh, Sardar Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, never been great, and sometimes a terrorist.

A man who accepted Communist imperialism even before India’s independence.“The victorious family in the game of power was writing a new history of the country”

“Who controls the past controls the future who controls The present controls the past”(George Orwell)

courtesy wikipedia :- Marxist propaganda “INTERNATIONALISM” & ‘WORLD REVOLUTION ARE NOTHING BUT OLD FASHIONED IMPERIALISM’

Nehru supporter of communist, imperialist ideology.

The Communist Party of India was formed in the Soviet Union in 1925. The communists did not influence India’s politics till then. Nehru was a supporter of the leftist group in the Congress. Marxist imperialists (red terrorists) were thinking of expanding their empire since 1917.

Lenin hailed not only the triumph of the Russian revolution but the beginning of world revolution our cause is international, and so long as a revolution does not take the place in all countries our victory is half a victory or perhaps less.,for most bolsheviks by the time Lenin died seven years later, he never lost his conviction that the inevitable collapse of the colonial empires would one day bring global revolution in its wake

The third communist international founded in Moscow in March 1919, set itself “the goal of fighting, by every means, even by force of arms, for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie and the creation of an international Soviet republic”.

At the congress of the people of the East, convened at Baku in 1920 to promote colonial revolution, delegates excitedly waved swords, daggers and revolvers, in the air when Zinoviev called on them to wage a jihad against imperialism and capitalism. ( Even today these methods are prevalent among terrorists)Nehru also went to the Brussels Conference of Communists in 1927, after which he also travelled to the Soviet Union with Motilal.

Nehru wrote following about that period“We began a new phase in our struggle for freedom in India at about the same time as the October Revolution led by the Great [Lenin]. We admired Lenin whose example influenced us greatly.”

IF RUSSIANS AIDS THE CHINESE REVOLUTION, DOES THAT MEAN THAT SHE WANTS CHINA TO APPLY COMMUNISM? NO, SHE WANTS US TO CARRY OUT THE NATIONAL REVOLUTION” (CHIANG KAI –SHEK DECLARED IN PUBLIC)PRIVATELY, HE BELIEVED THE OPPOSITE, CONVINCED THAT WHAT THE RUSSIANS CALLS “INTERNATIONALISM” & ‘WORLD REVOLUTION ARE NOTHING BUT OLD FASHIONED IMPERIALISM’

.In 1921-22, there was a terrible famine in the Soviet Union, millions of people died. The assassin communist government of the Soviet Union was engaged in the black marketing of grain instead of helping the people. How terrible was the situation This can be gauged from the fact that famine victims were eating the flesh of the “dead from famine” to live? Due to non-availability of food grains to farmers, the meat of dead people was being sold in villages. In such a situation, Nehru saw the standard of living of farmers and labourers improving.

National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide formerly known as the Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims in Ukraine.

“Undoubtedly it would have been better if Nehru had been asked to be the foreign minister and Sardar Patel had made the prime minister. Had Sardar Live Longer, had he occupied the position which he rightly deserved perhaps there would have been no problems of Kashmir, Tibet, China and Religious Conflicts.”(C.Rajagopalachari)

India was severely defeated in the Indo-China war of 1962. The Soviet communists wanted to avoid this conflict at any cost because it seemed to be harming the Soviet Union. [BUT]Nehru’s Soviet love did not work, the Soviet Union remained neutral.

Nehru has to lift the morale of a shattered people. In his letter of 22 December 1962, to the chief ministers, Nehru tries to put a brave construction on the humiliating defeat.” The sudden and callous invasion of India by the Chinese returning evil for good, benefit our country.” he writes in words that ring hollow,” more and more I have felt so, and therefore I have no feeling of depression; rather I have been feeling a sense of joy and satisfaction that we have to face this crisis as a united people and with a good heart. I feel confident that we shall emerge out of it. stronger in every way and chastened by what we have experienced and will experience.”[it is curious that acting in self- defence they have occupied another 20,000square mile of Indian teritory]

The well known Minute:– Macaulay,s Minute of 1835 “we must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern, a class of persons, Indians in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals and intellect.”

Can Macaulay and Nehru be differentiated in thinking? I have sold my kingdom to my beloved queen for a cup of wine and a dish of soup.“Jahangir Mughal emperor in his biography”Tuzuk-i-Jahangir”Nehru did something similar.

Family’s relationship with Soviet Communists;-

YURI BEZMENOV (Russian spy, K.G.B. Agent) who worked as a journalist in R.I.A. NOVOSTI (Russia’s international news agency) In India, his main work was to give some money and free Russian travel to lure the traitors. And for his work very easily, he got ready a gang of left-wing journalists, writers, artists, rich filmmakers, university teachers, intellectuals (Intellectuals mean to be traitor, or leftist) Many interviews of Yuri Bezmenov are available on YOUTUBE. While living in India, he has explained his and K.G.B’s working system and modalities of some traitors. The people selling their country had no respect in K.G.B. Yuri Bezmenov used the term “useful idiots and “political prostitution” for them. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Marxist ideology was becoming harder to hide the truth. Marxists had been wiped out in the Soviet Union (Russia) and their black history was in front of everyone. During this time, Western countries got some very important documents and information through “Vasili Mitrokhin”.There was information about the traitors working for Russia around the world. Over the years, its truth was investigated (from 1992 to 1999) And finally, it was found to be extremely useful. These documents were shocking. These documents were later published in the form of books titled Mitrokhin archive. Mitrokhin also questioned the Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi, about the money transactions and (K.G.B.) role. The collusion of the family and the betrayers (useful idiots, “political prostitute” Congress, communist, leftists journalists, bureaucrats, writers, artists, leftists media organizations) had come in front of everyone. How these gangs were bent on selling India in foreign hands, (U.S.S.R, U.K U.S.A—&—&—&). it was going to open the eyes. In 1994 a world-renowned journalist and “Thesis writer on K.G.B YEVGENIA ALBATS”(Wrote Her thesis as a book: THE STATE WITHIN A STATE: THE K.G.B AND ITS HOLD ON RUSSIA-PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE)Referring to the files of KGB in this book, it was told that: a letter signed by Viktor chebrikov who replaced Andropov as head of the k.g.b in 1982 noted: the u.s.s.r k.g.b maintains contact with the son of premie- minister[rajiv-gandhi]R. Gandhi expresses deep gratitude for benefits accruing to the prime minister’s family from the commercial dealings of an Indian firm he controls in corporations with soviet foreign trade organizations. R.Gandhi reports confidentially that a substantial portion of the funds obtained through this channel is used to support the party of. R.Gandhi. (K.G.B archive,f.5,OP.6, por.no.12,d.i3i,t.i,1,d. 103-104 ).

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“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

(George Orwell)

(courtesy :-WIKIPEDIA)- 14TH NOVEMBER ,To celebrate Nehru’s birthday as Children’s Day was to create an image of Nehru as a Santa Claus in the minds of the coming generations.

Madarsa -E-Nehru —-Universities, schools were converted to the Little (Pocket) the Soviet Union so that the family remained in power. Gangs of communist murderers started writing new political history, India’s foreign policy turned into an imperialist policy of the Soviet Union. This led to terrible consequences later. suffered a lot in dealing with Mao’s imperialism, (China) and Pakistan’s Islamic imperialism. Many communists and Marxists of India became Maoists by getting money and cooperation from China. The country, which had forgotten its interest, was now a slave of China’s foreign policy. Seeing this great opportunity, Pakistan too jumped into it. The dream of India’s ruin was now seen in India itself. Instead of strictly dealing with it, only rituals were performed.

The path shown by Lenin –building up the people,s armed forces and the republic, Lenin had said in 1905 that these two tasks must be carried out wherever possible, even if these were not feasible regarding the whole of Russia. chairman mao has enriched this path shown by Lenin. he has taught the tactics of people,s war and china have attained libration along the path. today that path is being followed in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaya, Philippines, Burma, Indonesia, Yemen, Leopoldville, Congo, in different countries of Africa and Latin America. that path has also been adopted in India, the path of building the peoples armed forces and the rule of the libration front which is being followed in naga, Mizo, and Kashmir areas.

The slogan —-” Kashmir is an inalienable part of India”

No Marxist can support this slogan.

The Marxists should express their support in favour of the fighters.

carry on the struggle against modern revisionism.”

“So it is in the interest of the reactionary bourgeoisie of India that India has attacked Pakistan. u.s imperialist plan of the world war is also operating behind this war. By attacking Pakistan, the ruling class again wants to create a tide of bourgeoisie nationalism. But this time it is clear like daylight that India alone is the aggressor. So, as a result of the defeat of the Indian army, The anti-government struggle will fast crystallize among the masses. So Marxists want today that the aggressive Indian army should be defeated. this defeat will create new mass agitations. Not merely wishing that they should be defeated,. Marxists at the same time should make efforts so that defeat becomes imminent. In every province of India agitations should be created on the lines the mass agitations in Kashmir is progressing”.

courtesy:- wikipedia

New India:-

The fundamental idea

There is, however, one general principle that must guide our explorations, perspectives, plans and projections: The primary and most effective strategy to avoid war is to prepare for it. It is one of the ironies of the human condition that, if you love peace, you must be ready and willing to fight for it. The weak, the vulnerable, the unprepared and the irresolute will always tempt the world and call misfortune and ruin upon themselves. This is tragic; but it is the inexorable lesson of history. It is strength that secures respect and dignity; conciliation, appeasement, and a desperation to avoid confrontation at all costs – these will only bring contempt and aggression in their dower.

(KPSGill) [South Asia terrorism portal institute for conflict management.]

that the Indians are too cowardly and ill-organized to offer any effective military response which could pose a threat to Pakistan. Ayub khan genuinely believed that “as a rule, Hindu morale would not stand more than a couple of hard blows at the right time and place”

Altaf Gauhar,” Four wars, one assumption,” http://www.pakistanlink.com/opinion/99/sept/10/01.html.

This misconception that has been maintained by Pakistan for years has been broken by the political will of the new India in recent times. Uri: the surgical strike Famous film dialogue “This is the new India, which kills the enemy by entering into his house.” (YE NAYA BHARAT HAI JO GHAR MEY GHUSE GA BHI, AUR MARE GA BHI) Pakistan has come on its back foot this jaw-breaking answer. Surgical strikes, attacks on terrorist camps, zero tolerance on terrorism, the abolition of Article 370 shows the political will of New India.

Ladakh-based innovator and educationist, Sonam Wangchuk, started a movement to boycott Chinese products in India.

The India-China dispute that has taken place in recent times is in the news. This time, China face[New] India, who don,t believe in Nehru’s old orthodox views. This was the new India who refused to give even an inch of land to China (this is the same area that Nehru said in a careless manner after losing:-Not a blade of grass grows there we didnt even know where it was?) The political will of the Indian government, and the might of the army, not only broke the morale of the Chinese military, but also put China’s imperial intentions to dust. Is this possible by following Nehru’s ideas? Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Now the time has come to eliminate Nehru’s imperialism. Nehru’s thoughts have been hollowing out of the country like a termite for years. Nehru’s conservative thoughts are a major obstacle in the development of the country.

Why is social media an opponent of Gandhi.

Gandhi’s ideas have to be freed from the Gandhian mafia only then Gandhi’s ideas will remain meaningful.

Even after using the internet for about fourteen- fifteen years, I used to stay away from social media. (Facebook,twitter, whats app) The virtual world through social media. About two years ago, I also made my account on social media under pressure from friends. Last year I noticed Gandhi Jayanti, social media is full of jokes,( vulgar jokes) on Gandhi ji. It was amazing to me, it made me think a lot.

Gandhi Ji repeatedly said that my idea is not new. Ahimsa(Non-violence) was not even a new idea, it was just a reflection of the thousand-year tradition of Hinduism. Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy was a link in the series of Hindu philosophy, Gautam Buddha, Mahavir, Swami, Emperor Ashoka,Swami Vivekananda.

“Om. May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.May peace reign all over this earth, in water and all herbs, trees, and creepers.May peace flow over the whole universe.May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.Om peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings”! (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India.)

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”

As I am, so are these.

As are these, so am I.’

Drawing the parallel to yourself,

Neither kill nor get others to kill”.

(Buddha)

“Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings”.

“Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion”.

Mahavir Swami

Swami Vivekananda (addresses at the parliament of religions, Chicago 11th September 1893)

“I AM proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

So was social media opposing thousands of years of Hindu tradition, religion, culture?

Actually, it was not opposition to Gandhi, it was opposed to the fake industry running in the name of Gandhi.

This protest was against the corrupt system running in the name of Gandhi. The corrupt, political opportunists never hesitated to use Gandhi’s miraculous personality for his own benefit while he was alive.

Jawaharlal Nehru, whom Gandhiji described as his political successor while he was alive, cleverly took advantage of Gandhi. Gandhi could never support any murderous government. At the same time, Nehru did not get tired of glorifying assassins Lenin, Mao, Stalin in his books. (The discovery of India, Glimpses of World History) Why these contradictions? Gandhi was against any imperialism, and imperialist ideology, while Nehru was a staunch supporter of communist, imperialist ideology.

This is why Mahatma is called Mahatma, he was a person of big heart, Gandhi did not feel bad about Nehru’s attachment to communist ideology, he said that “Nehru can be communist personally, but he will not impose their thinking, on the party, it is my belief “.It would not be an exaggeration to say that Nehru was a supporter of communist imperialism since 1927.

The third communist international founded in Moscow in March 1919, set itself “the goal of fighting, by every means, even by force of arms, for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie and the creation of an international Soviet republic”.

At the congress of the people of the East, convened at Baku in 1920 to promote the colonial revolution, delegates excitedly waved swords, daggers, and revolvers, in the air when Zinoviev called on them to wage a jihad against imperialism and capitalism. ( Even today these methods are prevalent among terrorists)

Nehru participated in the conference organized by the Communists in 1927 Brussels, and in the same year, he also went to the Soviet Union.

Nehru wrote the following about that period “We began a new phase in our struggle for freedom in India at about the same time as the October Revolution led by the Great [Lenin]. We admired Lenin whose example influenced us greatly.”

In 1921-22, millions of people died of starvation in the Soviet Union. Another severe famine occurred in 1932-1933. The communist government was solely responsible for this famine. Stalin, the disciple of Lenin, left the farmers and laborers to die in this famine and took full advantage of there deaths. Millions of people were dying on the roadside and Nehru was seen heaven in Russia (Soviet Union).

In fact, Nehru was a clever man who only looked after his own interests. To say that Nehru was also opposed to familyism, but what is the truth?

Glimpses of world history: ———– “Some old inscriptions from south India tell us how the members of the panchayats were elected, their qualifications and disqualifications. If any member did not render accounts of public funds he was disqualified. Another very interesting rule seems to have been that near relatives of members were disqualified from office. How excellent if this could be enforced now in all our councils and assemblies and municipalities.” (Jawaharlal Nehru). It’s easier to preach than really act.

At that time the means of information in India were very limited, due to which Nehru had no problem in playing his dirty game. Nehru used to chant Gandhi’s non-violence among the general public in India, and start chanting Lenin’, Stalin, outside the country or among the intellectuals? (Marxists gang)of the country.

Communists of India were all agents of Russia.

When Stalin ( Hitler) broke the pact and joined Britain and Russia, the Communists of India became opponents of Hitler and allies of Britain overnight.

When the British ruler was trying to crush the nationalist movement with the help of Indian communists, Nehru was trying to reduce the influence of nationalists like Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel on this occasion.

The family’s relations with Russia remained very cordial, which was later revealed.

Mitrokhin Archive:- also questioned the Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi, about the money transactions and (K.G.B.) role.In 1994. A world-renowned journalist and “Thesis writer on K.G.B YEVGENIA ALBATS” (Wrote Her thesis as a book: THE STATE WITHIN A STATE: THE K.G.B AND ITS HOLD ON RUSSIA-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE)Referring to the files of KGB in this book, it was told that: a letter signed by Viktor chebrikov who replaced Andropov as head of the k.g.b in 1982 noted: the u.s.s.r k.g.b maintains contact with the son of premie- minister[rajiv-gandhi]R. Gandhi expresses deep gratitude for benefits accruing to the prime minister’s family from the commercial dealings of an Indian firm he controls in corporations with soviet foreign trade organizations. R.Gandhi reports confidentially that a substantial portion of the funds obtained through this channel is used to support the party of. R.Gandhi. (K.G.B archive,f.5,OP.6, por.no.12,d.i3i,t.i,1,d. 103-104 ).

Gandhi’s philosophy was disgusted by a family in his selfishness.

Apart from this, the Gandhians’ selected view on Gandhi, and its propagation, also became the biggest enemy of Gandhi’s ideas.

Vivekananda’s ideas had great influence in Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi’s journey to become a Mahatma. Gandhi’s views on conversion were absolutely the views of Vivekananda.

Vivekananda once said that:-THE LORD HAS DECLARED TO THE HINDU IN HIS INCARNATION AS KRISHNA: “I am in every religion as the thread through a string of pearls. Wherever thou seest extraordinary holiness and extraordinary, power raising and purifying humanity, know thou that I am there.

Science is nothing but the finding of the unity. as soon as science would rich perfect unity, it would stop from further progress, because it would reach the goal. Thus chemistry could not progress, because it would reach the goal. Thus chemistry could not progress farther when it would discover one element out of which all others could be made physics would stop when it would be able to fulfill its services in discovering one energy of which all the others are but manifestations and the science of the religion become perfect when it would discover Him who is the life in a universe of death. Him who is the constant basis of an ever-changing world. one who is the only soul of which all souls are but delusive manifestations. thus is it, through multiplicity and duality , the ultimate unity is reached. religion can go further . this is the goal of all science.

In this way, it has been the tradition of the Indian subcontinent that disagreement, opposition, makes an ideology rich.

A country that had no concern for its honor, had no regrets about losing its land, was indifferent to the slaughter of its people, and all this was going on in the name of Gandhi. The Gandhian academic institutions were, and still are, occupied by neo-Marxists.Gandhi’s ideas that were needed to fight Islamic and communist imperialism had perished in Gandhi’s academic institutions.

It is also difficult to believe that Gandhi’s nonviolence, Lenin, and Stalin’s revolution were taught together in school books even years after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism from Eastern Europe. And there was no mention of atrocities committed in the name of the communist revolution.

Gandhi’s ideas have to be freed from the Gandhian mafia only then Gandhi’s ideas will remain meaningful.

Changes over time will also have to be accepted _ which will make Gandhi’s ideas more valuable, Gandhi was opposed to life insurance, against mechanization, Can we make the whole country clothed with spinning yarn, these can be symbolic weapons to fight British imperialism, but today they have some use in fighting communist and Islamic imperialism. We have to accept that Gandhi was against any kind of imperialism, if Gandhi were alive, he would undoubtedly strongly oppose the supporters of imperialism under the guise of non-violence in his name.

BENARES(Varanasi) REBELLION (15,AUGUST 1781)

“ANY MAN WHO TELLS YOU THAT AN ACT OF ARMED RESISTANCE-EVEN IF OFFERED BY TEN MEN ONLY-EVEN IF OFFERED BY MEN ARMED WITH STONES-ANY MEN WHO TELL YOU THAT SUCH AN ACT OF RESISTANCE IS PREMATURE,IMPRUDENT,OR DANGEROUS,ANY AND EVERY SUCH MAN SHOULD BE AT ONCE SPURNED AND SPAT AT,FOR REMARK YOU THIS AND RECOLLECT THAT SOMEWHERE AND SOME HOW AND BY SOMEBODY A BEGINNING MUST BE MADE AND THAT THE FIRST ACT OF RESISTANCE IS ALWAYS AND MUST BE EVER PREMATURE , IMPRUDENT AND DANGEROSUS”

(IRISH HEROIC T. MAXVANY)

The “Benares Rebellion” could not leave a significant mark in its history due to lack of vision and inability to take decisions in the King of Banares.

In order to shed light on this incident and its importance, I have made the basis of the letters of the British officers of that time, their statements, buildings and ruins connected with this incident in and around Benares. Indian intellectuals (especially Sampurna Nand)You were a great educationist.And was also the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the Governor of Rajasthan. (Your great-grandfather Sadanand ji was the divan of King Chet Singh.)

Warren Hasting himself wrote that “If Chet Singh had not run away at this time and would have attacked the garden of Madhodas, I would surely have been killed and thus rebellion would have spread all around”.

SELECTIONS FROM THE STATE PAPERS OF THE GOVERNORS-GENERAL OF INDIA :WARREN HASTINGS (George Forest Page 160)

IMAGE SOURCE:-(KASHI KA ITIHAS, DR. MOTICHAND) BHARAT KALA BHAVAN (B.H.U) VARANASI .CHET SINGH (MAHARAJA OF BENARES)
A locality and some buildings in Varanasi are still named after you.
IMAGE SOURCE :- (WIKIPEDIA) WARREN HASTINGS.

WARREN HASTINGS WAS THE FIRST GOVERNOR OF THE PRESSIDENCY OF FORT WILLIAM, THE HEAD OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF BENGAL, THE FIRST DE FACTO GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA .WARREN HASTINGS CREDITED ALONG WITH ROBERT CLIVE FOR LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA.

On July 7, 1781, Warren Hastings left Kolkata for Banaras (Varanasi) with his men. On the way, Warren Hasting also stopped at Bhagalpur and Buxar.
On August 15, 1781, Warren Hastings arrived in Varanasi. Warren Hasting came to Varanasi to investigate complaints against Maharaja Banaras Chet Singh.

MADHODAS BAG OR MADHODAS GARDEN HOUSE NOW KNOWN AS RADHASWAMI BAAG OR SWAMI BAAG (RADHASWAMI GARDEN OR SWAMI GARDEN)
(IMAGE:- Dinesh Seth.)

Warren Hasting reached Varanasi and stayed in a garden named Madhodas.
This garden of Madhodas is presently known as Radhaswami Bagh or Swami Bagh in Varanasi.

The inscription on the wall of Radhaswami Bagh is hidden somewhere in shops. The story of Warren Hasting’s stop at this rockplate is described.
( Image:- Dinesh Seth)

SHIVALA BHAVAN NOW KNOWN AS CHET SINGH OR CHAIT SINGH GHAT
( Image:- Dinesh Seth)
IMAGE SOURCE:- WIKIMEDIA ( SHIVALA BHAVAN, NOW KNOWN AS CHET SINGH GHAT ) WILLIAM DANIELL R A,(1769-1837)

On the banks of the Ganges, Shivala Bhavan, now known as Chet Singh Ghat, the Maharaja of Benares was arrested and detained here by order of Warren Hastings.The disobedience of Maharaj by the soldiers of Warren Hastings provoked the soldiers of Maharaj’s army and then the people also joined the soldiers of Maharaj.

The rockplate at Shivala Bhavan, from where Maharaja Benaras had escaped from Warren Hastings. (Image:-Dinesh Seth)

The english army suffered a major loss in the encounter of the english and the native army at Shivala. Some British officers, many English and native soldiers were killed. ( Image:- Dinesh Seth)

LieutT Arch.Scott 1s Battalion sepoys,

LieutT Jer Symes2nd Battalion sepoys

Lieut J Stalker Resd. Body Guard

WHO WERE KILLED WITH 200 SEPOYS AUGUST (17TH 1781)

NEAR THIS SPOT,DOING THEIR DUTY.

(SEPOY:-INDIAN FOOT -SOLDIER,esp. IN THE SERVICE OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY .)

PadaavRamnagar encounter:

1-Here 30 foreign soldiers, 150 native soldiers were killed, and 100 men were wounded in the struggle between British and Maharaja Varanasi soldiers.

Only two soldiers of Maharaja Varanasi died.

2-An officer named Captain Mayfair marched into the city of Varanasi, a troop of his army, where he was surrounded, the public beaten Mayfair and his soldiers badly in the streets of Varanasi.Mayfair was killed along with 36 white soldiers, 108 native soldiers were also killed, 42 soldiers were injured.

I AM NOT AFRAID OF AN ARMY OF LIONS LED BY A SHEEP,I AM AFRAID OF AN ARMY OF SHEEP LED BY A LION.

(ALEXANDER THE GREAT)

The public was very excited by this incident and was ready to avenge the insult of the king. At this time the people needed a skilled leadership, but unfortunately the king could not lead such enthusiastic people either.

At such a time, instead of leading the public, it was very sad for the king to run away like cowards and only worry about himself and family.

This shameful attitude of Maharaja soon led to the loss of trust of the people and the army from his Majesty.

CHUNARGARH: Chunar’s ancient and historical fort( Image:-Dinesh Seth)

Warren Hastings was very frightened to see himself surrounded in Varanasi and decided to leave Varanasi at the earliest.
Decided to go to Chunar, located just a few kilometers away from Varanasi, because this fort was in the possession of the East India Company.
Warren Hasting, along with some confidant men, made the journey to Chunar in the night somehow.

IMAGE SOURCE : WIKIMEDIA NORTH VIEW OF THE FORT OF CHUNARGARH ON THE GANGES FROM ACROSS THE RIVER . IT IS IN THE MURSHIDABAD STYLE AND ON ITS BACK IS INSCRIBED ” FROM A PAINTING BY “DANIELS. DATE :1795 BRITISH LIBRARY.
This kothi was built by the company(EAST INDIA COMPANY) in Chunar Fort. Warren Hasting had to stay here until he got help from Allahabad and Kolkata. (Image Dinesh Seth.)

The problem of lack of leadership in India continued even further.

The only reason for the failure of the first freedom struggle of 1857 was the lack of skilled leadership.

Swami Vivekananda has mentioned this:-

A LEADER LEADS BY EXAMPLE:

AN English friend of mine,named General Strong, was in India during the sepoy mutiny. He used to tell many stories about it.One day, in the course of conversation,I asked him how it was that the sepoys who had enough of guns,ammunniotion, and provisions at their disposal ,and were also trained veterans, came to suffer such a defeat.

He replied that the leaders among them ,instead of advancing forward , only kept shouting from a safe position in the rear , fight on brave lads, and so forth but unless the commanding officer goes ahead and faces death , the rank and file will never fight with heart. It is the same in every branch. a captain must sacrifice his head they say. If you can laydown your life, for a cause ,then only you can be a leader . But we all want to be leaders without making the necessary sacrifice. and the result is zero-no body listen to us!.

(THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA,7:325-26 )

These major events of Indian history provide two very important lessons.

1. When the leadership becomes ill-informed, then the public should lead themselves.

2 . The immediate decision of renunciation is necessary to maintain independence. In the future, we will take care of these things only then we can maintain independence.