Life Of Swami Vivekananda Through Pictures

“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—

Vivekanand was a very lion among man. We preceive his influence still working gigantically. We know not well how, we know not where, in something not yet formed, something leonine, grand intutive uphearing that has entered the soul of India and we say-Behold! Vivekanand still lives, in the souls of the mother and in the souls of the children.

LIFE OF VIVEKANANDA THROUGH IMAGES

THE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA RECEIVED SO FOR IS 106. I was trying to change this for a long time, but didn’t succeed, but I came to know a lot of information on Swamiji and Swamiji’s influence in general public. My efforts will continue in future also. I could not get the 107th picture of Vivekananda, but during this time I got a chance to get acquainted with many unknown aspects related to his life. In the life of Vivekananda, there was a clear impression of Banaras(VARANASI) city, but very little has been written on this subject. What was the relation of Vivekananda’s birth with Varanasi? For more information on this topic see :- https://nithinks.com/2019/09/19/bileybanarasvivekanandavaranasi/ My hard work did not go in vain, I came to know many little known but important places related to Swamiji’s life. Swami Vivekananda’s association with Varanasi started from his birth and continued throughout his life. places related to Swamiji’s life:-(VIRESHSWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE,BENGALI DYODHI,DURGA KUND TEMPLE ,NEPALI TEMPLE,KAUDIYA HOSPITAL,GOPAL LAL VILA,RAJA KALI KRISHNA THAKUR GARDEN HOUSE) During his stay in Varanasi, Swamiji came in contact with many scholars and Hindu monks. (Pramadadas Mitra ,Pramadadas Mitra ji, who was an eminent scholar of that time. He translated the British national anthem into Sanskrit and the Gita into English.) Trailanga Swami,Walking Shiva Of Varanasi. Vivekananda’s guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa highly respected Trailanga Swami He called Trailanga Swami A walking Shiva of Varanasi. Pavhari Baba Vivekananda met Pawhari Baba in Ghazipur near Varanasi. Sister Nivedita wrote in “The master as I saw him” that after Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami ji was most influenced by Pawhari Baba . These people had a great impact on Swamiji’s life. Communist, Marxist, and fake historians in the country left no stone unturned in marginalizing Swamiji . Swamiji’s teachings and inspirational words are inspiring people even today. . Based on my experience, I have selected some photos related to the life of Vivekananda. A glimpse of Swamiji’s life can be seen from these photos.

The symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna

SRI RAMKRISHNA PARAMHANSA JI (10 DECEMBER 1881)

“RAMAKRISHNA IS THE YOUNGER BROTHER OF OUR CHRIST” ROMAIN ROLLAND

To Rolland, ‘Ramakrishna is the younger brother of our Christ.’ ‘It is always the same Man,’ said Rolland, the Son of Man, the Eternal, Our Son, Our God reborn. With each return he reveals himself a little more fully, and more enriched by the universe.’

‘I am bringing to Europe, as yet unaware of it, the fruit of a new autumn, a new message of the Soul, the symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna.’-wrote Romain Rolland to his Western readers.

Vivekananda’s guru [MASTER] Ramakrishna Paramhansa. When the tools of modern information were not available to the common people, it was undoubtedly a difficult task to keep the struggle against the imperialist ideology alive among the common people. You always kept people aware by reinterpreting stories related to Hindu culture and religion. A clear impression of Ramakrishna Paramahansa can be seen on Vivekananda’s philosophy and life. I believe that two books are important to understand the teachings and philosophy of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. 1 – THE GOSPAL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA written(Recorded ) by [M] MAHAENDRANATH GUPTA .

  1. The Life of Ramakrishna written by ROMAIN ROLLAND

Where the first book “The Gospal Of Sri Ramakrishna” is a collection of dialogues of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. In this book, many popular, religious stories have been told by him to solve the problems of daily life in very simple words. Second book is The Life of Ramakrishna written by Romain Rolland . Which is based on the life and philosophy of Ramakrishna. This is also a great book, but I believe that those who are familiar with the basic elements of Hindu philosophy, and civilization – culture, they will enjoy reading this book more.

A warrior monk and his inspirational struggle

Swami Vivekananda died on 4 July 1902. The total age at the time of Swamiji’s death was Thirty nine years, five months and twenty four days. In the history of India, perhaps after Shankaracharya, the second warrior monk to wake up the Hindu-religionists. (Hindu misfortune, that Shankaracharya also died very early. (Shankaracharya had attained the age of thirty-two years) Swami Vivekananda had a pre-birth relationship with the city of his beloved Bhagwan Mahadev. Swamiji’s relationship with Mahadev’s beloved city continued throughout his life. Swami Vivekananda had come to Varanasi a few months before his death. and stayed in a building called Lal Villa, these are the ruins of the same building. Vivekananda had come to Varanasi a few months before his death. During this he stayed at Gopal Lal Villa.(RAJA KALI KRISHNA THAKUR GARDEN HOUSE , SONDHA BAS) For more information on this topic see :- https://nithinks.com/2020/07/05/the-unknown-life-of-swami-vivekananda/

GOPAL LAL VILA (VARANASI) This is a fictional painting of Gopal Lal Villa Bhawan (Varanasi). Created by Kripa, a young painter from Varanasi city.

This is the most popular photo of Swami Vivekananda. Every person familiar with Hindu philosophy, yoga, literature will definitely be familiar with this photo. In this photo, Swami Vivekananda is wearing the clothes of a Hindu monk. Swamiji’s portrait photographed by Thomas Harrison, at his studio in Central Music Hall, Chicago. Seven such ‘Chicago style’cabinet card photographs –known as the Harrison series were taken in September 1893 during the World’s Parliament of Religions. Coloured posters based on this photograph were printed by a lithographic company and displayed all over Chicago.(THE MONK AS MAN -SANKAR)

AT THE WORLD’S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS , CHICAGO. 11TH SEPTEMBER 1893

Vivekananda’s speech in the Parliament of Religions is one of the best speeches ever given by an Indian on Hindu religion and culture. There were many misconceptions about Hinduism in the western countries, similarly about Christianity among Hindus, Vivekananda tried his best to remove this cultural and religious contradiction. . The humanistic and humanitarian spirit of Ramakrishna Paramahansa can be clearly seen in the thoughts of Vivekananda. For more information about this subject see :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

Bhuvaneshwari Devi ji

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. Where the Vedas teach morality, the first words are, “Let the mother be your God” -and that she is. When we talk of woman in India, our idea of woman is mother. The value of women consists in their being mothers of the human race. That is the idea of the Hindu. I know that before I was born, my mother would fast and pray and do hundreds of things which I could not even do for five minutes. She did that for two years. I believe that whatever religious culture I have, I owe to that. It was consciously that my mother brought me into the world to be what I am. What ever good impulse I have was given to me by my mother-and consciously, not unconsciously. For more information about this subject see :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/`

Researchers maintain that this is the first of the 106 available photos of Swami Vivekananda .1886, Cossipore garden house kolkatta (the monk as man sankar)

MORE INDIAN THEN MOST INDIANS

MOTHER OF THE PEOPLE

MARGARET NOBLE ( BHAGINI NIVEDITA SISTER NIVEDITA):- This name was given to Margaret by Vivekananda. BHAGINI means sister, and NIVEDITA means – An intelligent girl dedicated to service. Margaret Elizabeth Nobel was born on 28 October 1867 in Ireland. After meeting Swami Vivekananda in London, she made the land of India her work land. Swami Vivekananda inspired them to follow the path shown by Buddha. After visiting India, she started serving the society while living in Kolkata. Extremely talented and imbued with the spirit of serving the people, Nivedita used her versatility to serve the land of India in every way.

JOURNALISM:- While living in India, Nivedita wrote many articles, books on Indian culture, ancient history, Indian philosophy, Hindu religion. Her book on Swami Vivekananda “THE MASTER AS I SAW HIM” is considered one of the best books written on Vivekananda. Apart from this, Nivedita continued to write in favour of freedom fighters in India and also in favour of independence of India. Nivedita’s longing, dedication towards India’s independence can be seen in her writings. Nivedita had also taken charge of the patriotic newspaper Bande-Mataram for a few days in the absence of diligently great philosopher, freedom fighter Arvind Ghosh. Nivedita never shied away from helping the fierce freedom fighters of that time. There are many examples of her helping the freedom fighters.

SOCIAL SERVICE:- Due to such dedication and service of Nivedita, Mahakavi Thakur gave her the title of Lokmata. (MOTHER OF THE PEOPLE) Nivedita established a school for poor girls in Baghbazar, Kolkata. For this school, Nivedita collected money from Europe, and also from America. This school was inaugurated by Sharda Devi (wife of Ramakrishna Paramahansa) This school is still dedicated to the education of the girl child. There was a great outbreak of plague in India in 1898. The city of Kolkata soon came under its grip. The common people were frightened and started running away from the city. In such a bad situation, Nivedita did not give up courage and together with her guru Swami Vivekananda remained in the service of plague patients.

SARA BULL(MRS OLE BULL)

DHEER MATA (CALM QUIET MOTHER)

Swami Vivekananda gave her the title of Dheer Mata because of her patience . After the death of her husband, her mind used to be very impatient, to get out of this trouble she took the help of Gita, Yoga, Meditation during this she studied many Hindu scriptures. She believed that yoga and meditation helped her understand the Bible. After meeting Vivekananda, she joined the Vedanta movement. She accepted Swami Vivekananda as her Indian son and guru. Swamiji also kept calling her as his American mother. In the letter that Swamiji wrote to her, she have been addressed as Dheer Mata. She also helped the great scientist of the time Jagdish Chandra Bose a lot. India was a subordinate nation in those days, which was ruled by the British, due to which Indian scientists were unable to do research work in the country.

Olea Bull, Betty Laggett and Josephine MacLeod July 1906

JOSEPHINE MACLEOD JO JO TANTINE

Swami Vivekananda used to call her by her nick name Jo Jo and Tantine. Vivekananda had introduced the western countries to yoga and meditation, this tradition was continued by Lloyd even further. Vivekananda considered her to be a woman of very strong will, she has proved it from time to time. She helped in every way the Vedanta Society. She also played the role of Ambassador of Vedanta to the West.

CREDITS:

1. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA 2. THE MONK AS MAN The Unknown Life Of Swami Vivekananda (SANKAR) 3. THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA [M] (MAHAENDRANATH GUPTA) . 4. The Life Of RAMAKRISHNA (ROMAIN ROLLAND) 5. The Master As I Saw Him (Sister Nivedita )

How imperialism turned a tree of longevity into a tree of death.

How the Imperial Power Tried to Turn the Sacred Tree into a Horror Tree.
“Volunteer hanging parties went into the districts and amateur executioners were not wanting to the occasion. One gentleman boasted of the numbers he had finished off quite ‘in an artistic manner, with mango trees as gibbets and elephants for drops, the victims of this wild justice being strung up, as though for pastime, in the form of figures of eight.”

UNSPLASH:- BRITISH LIBRARY (In this painting from the time of the British Raj, a monk can be seen performing religious rituals under a Banyan tree.) 

The Banyan tree has got the status of the National tree of India. It is found in abundance in almost all of South Asia. Many religious customs and festivals of Hindus are associated with this tree.

 How did the Banyan tree get its name?

(1834) A HINDOO FAMILY OF THE BANIAN(Baniya -MERCHANT)

 VAT VRIKSHA : The Vat Vriksha is also called the Banyan tree. There is a story behind it. The Banyan tree is huge, due to which many shopkeepers used to set up their small shop under the Banyan tree in the village, countryside, naturally the Banyan tree also protected them from heat, winter rain, and for this, they had to spend no money. Or no special effort had to be made. In India, the merchants are also called Baniya, for this reason, the British started calling this tree by the name of Banyan.

A GIGANTIC BANYAN TREE 

Due to Corona, it has become difficult to get outside. Children’s schools are closed. (Thanks to information technology classes, banks, offices have arrived at home.) One day I had to go out of the house for some important work. A flyover was being constructed near my house. After many months, I saw the flyover the construction was almost complete. Then my attention shifted slightly away from the flyover. There was an old Banyan tree. Seeing the Banyan tree at that place, I breathed a sigh of relief. I am not opposed to development but I had a spiritual relationship with that tree. That tree was a treasure trove of memories for me, a time machine, to remember my childhood days. Whenever I used to come early in the morning to pick up my son on the school bus, seeing this Banyan tree used to remind me of my childhood days. Now Banyan trees are seen less in cities, or I have been brought up in small towns, and there was no shortage of Banyan trees in small towns and cities. The Banyan tree has been attracting me a lot since its inception because of its unique structure. Banyan trees do not perish quickly, perhaps it is their historical nature that attracts me the most. When I came to know from the school books that there is life in the trees, then an image was born in my child’s mind, I consider every old tree to be a witness to some historical event, and think that this tree must have seen those events, If ever in the future the technology of communicating of trees is developed, then we will hear the live depiction of many historical events. Once I mentioned this to my friend Atul while going to school, he ridiculed me a lot, due to which I did not tell this to anyone again.

IMAGE :Wikimedia

VAT SAVITRI -PUJA AND VAT- PURNIMA

Some women were performing religious rituals there. I noticed that today is Vat Savitri puja. There must have been two or three women. All were wearing masks, and at a reasonable distance from each otherCorona changed so much. On this day, it is a practice among Hindu women to fast and worship the banyan tree for the long life of their husbands. Surely this tradition must have started in ancient times, influenced by the vastness of the Banyan tree, and its long life. In Hindus, in such religious festivals, there is an association of that festival with some ancient event. There is a famous story related to this Vat Savitri Puja which I we have been reading since childhood. In Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal it is known as Vat Savitri Puja and in Maharashtra and South India, it is known as Vat Purnima. The story and belief of celebrating this festival in both the places are the same, but there is a slight difference in the dates of the festival of both the places. The burden of old tradition? the struggle to keep the tradition alive in modern times? a lot of thoughts started coming into my mind.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/

 Sita is typical of India— idealized India. The question is not whether she ever lived, whether the story is history or not, we know that the ideal is there. Swami Vivekananda

SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN

SAVITRI AND SATYAVAN – AN IMMORTAL LOVE STORY

In ancient times there was a king named Ashwapati. He had a daughter named Savitri. In ancient India, girls were free to choose their bridesmaids. On being of marriageable age, the king asked Savitri to choose his groom. Even after meeting many princes, Savitri did not find any of them suitable for her. During this time Savitri went to a forest where Savitri met Satyavan, the son of an exiled king Damatyasen.

Savitri gave her heart to Satyavan. When she reached her palace, Savitri informed her father of her wish. Savitri’s father Maharaj Ashwapati discussed this matter with the great sage Narada of that time. Narada Rishi was aware of the future events. He told Savitri that Satyavan will die the next year, so he urged Savitri to reconsider his decision. Savitri stood firm on her decision, and she rejected the idea of ​​Narada Rishi. After marrying Satyavan, Savitri went to the forest. And got engaged in the service of her husband like a truly chaste woman. Days slowly passed by. One day Satyavan went to the forest to cut wood, as usual, Savitri was also with him because of her fear. While chopping a tree, Satyavan suddenly fell and died. Yama, the God of death, came to take away Satyavan’s soul. Savitri started following him. Yama realized that Savitri was following him. He urged Savitri to return. Savitri asked him that how can I leave my husband and go? Please take me too, Yama said that this was against the rule. Seeing Savitri’s insistence, Yama asked her to ask for something other than Satyavan’s life. Savitri asked Yama for the lost kingdom of her father-in-law, Yama granted such a boon. After some time Yama again heard footsteps, he found Savitri chasing again, Yama requested Savitri to return, and asked her to ask for another boon, this happened many times, once again as she was following him Yama asked Savitri to ask for the last boon but this time she was also asked to return once he granted the boon, Savitri expressed her desire to have a son and told Yama that she will return once he granted this boon. Yama gave this boon. Savitri said…

“O God of death, you are taking away the soul of my husband, so how is it possible for me to have a son”? Yama became unanswered by Savitri’s words and returned the life of Savitri’s husband.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

like every Indian middle-class family, we used to go to our grandfather’s house when the examination was over and it was summer vacation. My grandfather was a lawyer, and his knowledge of history was excellent. Although he did not have time, in the morning he used to go for a long walk. Sometimes there was a change in his daily routine, he used to go to bathe in the Ganges with my grandmother, this was something that I loved the most. No one wanted to lose the chance to bathe in the Ganges river. In the morning we all brothers, sisters (my elder sister and cousins)and my Grandfather used to go to Ganga Ji with Daadi. (Grand mother)While going to Ganga Ji, some old buildings would come on the way, my grandfather used to tell the history of those old buildings. One such grand British-era building fell on the way, a grand red colored building, but submerged in silence, built on some height, my grandfather told us while pointing a finger at a Banyan tree inside that building That some people were hanged here in the British Raj. Once he explained in detail that the tree from which people used to hang people in the British Raj here has been destroyed long ago, but the present Banyan tree would undoubtedly have grown from the seeds of the same tree here. I got acquainted for the first time with the first freedom struggle of 1857 and the atrocities on Indians during that period. Later there was a chance to know about these events in detail in the history books. Surprisingly, there is no mention of these events in the history we are taught in the school, college, and university curriculum. Some writers who wrote many stories on the Banyan tree, there is only a romantic description of the Banyan tree. One such famous author is Ruskin Bond. With the independence of India, the British people left the country and went to their home country, it was also natural, Ruskin Bond preferred to stay in India, and adopted the profession of a freelance writer. At present, very few writers will be as good as Ruskin Bond’s hold on India’s social, political, economic, and traditions, rituals. Being British in origin, some famous and historical stories have been written by him on the conditions of the times of the British Raj. Surprisingly he hasn’t written on this topic. Undoubtedly the story of Ruskin Bond is the best in literary terms. Two stories written by Ruskin Bond, I think every school-going Indian child is familiar with are “The Banyan Tree” and “The Kite Maker” as they have been included in children’s course books.

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

MASS HANGING FROM BANYAN TREES(1857)

Every Indian who was not fighting for the British became a murderer of women and children. Some British historians also wrote about this cruelty in their books.  Kave and Malleson’s History of the mutiny.  Thompson and Garrett’s Rise and fulfillment of British rule in India. 

 These incidents of “mass hanging from trees” can only be compared to the Lenin-backed communist assassination gang during the Russian fake Revolution.  Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru has mentioned the incident of the hanging of Allahabad in his famous book THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA. GENERAL NEILL HELD HIS BLOODY ASSIZES:- 

 Soldiers and civilians alike were holding Bloody Assize, or slaying natives without any assize at all, regardless of age or sex. It is on the records of our British Parliament, in papers sent home by the Governor-General in Council, that ‘the aged, women, and children are sacrificed as well as those guilty of rebellion. They were not deliberately hanged, but burnt to death in villages-perhaps now and then accidentally shot?

 Volunteer hanging parties went into the districts and amateur executioners were not wanting to the occasion. One gentleman boasted of the numbers he had finished off quite ‘in an artistic manner, with mango trees as gibbets and elephants for drops, the victims of this wild justice being strung up, as though for pastime, in the form of figures of eight.

  •  pixabay:- Banyan Tree

 Mostly Banyan tree was used to hang people, apart from this Peepal, and Neem tree was also used. (All these three trees are considered very sacred for Hindus.)

 Mangal Pandey: – Considered the hero of the first freedom struggle. The rebellion was started by him . He was posted in the Thirty-fourth Infantry of the East India Company. He have branded a rebel and was hanged on a Banyan tree on 8th April. 

Bareilly:- 20 March 1860, 257 people were hanged on a Banyan tree.

Kanpur: Old Banyan witnessed a brutal incident, 133 people were declared as rebels and hanged on this old Banyan tree.

Shamshabad :- 130 people were hanged on the Banyan tree.

Such incidents had happened in almost every city of Uttar Pradesh.

A rural temple under a Banyan tree( THE SACRED TREE OF THE HINDU GAYA BIHAR)

Banyan and Peepal trees were used in hanging all over the country mostly in Uttar Pradesh. Was this just a coincidence? Or it was done under some well-thought-out planning. Many Hindu temples were demolished during Muslim imperialism, due to which Hindus devoted their allegiance to trees. In addition, there was another reason devotion to nature has been shown in the oldest religious texts of the Hindus, the Vedas. The sense of world welfare is inherent in the devotion towards nature. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/ Even today there will be hardly any village in India especially in North India where a small temple is not under the Banyan tree .

There is hardly any village in North India where such scenes are not seen. Offering flowers to God is a common practice.
A flower shop adjacent to the temple

It seems to me that this was done with a well-thought-out strategy. This was a conspiracy, to break the morale of Hindus, to prove their religion weak. The Indian soldiers of the East India Company were mostly Pandits coming from Uttar Pradesh (Awadh). They were mostly village residents and followed religious customs very faithfully. One of the main reasons for the revolution of 1857 was religious discrimination in the army of the East India Company, and the use of cartridges containing cow fat. Cows meat-eating is strictly prohibited among Hindus. Similarly, the worship of the Banyan tree, which was the custom in almost every village of Uttar Pradesh, hanging people from the Banyan tree, was to defile that tree and to create fear among the people, it was not only a feeling of fear. It was to be brought deeply into the hearts of the people of the village, but also to the people of the village who were in the army of the East India Company, what could be the result of the revolt.

The execution on the Banyan tree was organized like a carnival, people from far and wide were forced to see it so that these events could be publicized and no one could think of a revolt in the future.

This was a savage attack on the notion of village-God of Hindus, on the tradition of thousands of years in the villages of Hindus. There is no doubt that it took a long time to come out of this shock, and the feeling of inferiority had developed among the Hindus for a few years. But soon the light of the thoughts of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Arvind Ghosh again infused enthusiasm among the Hindus. This golden period is also known as the Renaissance period of Hindus. Shri Krishna chanted the mantra of Shakti during Kurukshetra, encouraging Arjuna the war-bearer. After a long time, those mantras again filled the youth with hope. In his novel Anand Math, Bankim Chandra wrote the valor of the revolutionaries who challenged the British and made the Indians realize that freedom is their first right, which is the solemn duty of every Indian to achieve. The novel, based on the revolt of the monks of Bengal against British imperialism, had a song on the worship of the motherland. The title of this song was —- Vande Mataram. Later this title became the epitome of opposition to British imperialism. Its popularity can be understood from the fact that it was accepted for greetings throughout the country. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT PLEASE VISIT :- https://nithinks.com/2021/01/25/bharat-mata-mandirmother-india-temple-and-vande-mataram/



Who is Bharat Mata(Mother India)? Is it against Islam to say Vande Mataram?

For what is a nation? What is our mother country? it is not a piece of earth, Nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind .it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Bhawani Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass of force and welded into Unity. Sri Aurobindo

Bharat Mata Ki Jay—Victory to mother India

We do not consider anyone else as mother Mother and motherland are superior even to heaven.”

BANKIMCHANDRA-ANANDAMATH

Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and also the holiest city of Hindus. It is also called The city of temples. For more information about Varanasi please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/01/dev-deepawali-festival-of-light-city-of-light/ Temples have been built here at every stage of India’s history. According to Islamic philosophy in the days of Islamic imperialism, many ancient temples were demolished due to the prohibition of idol worship, but new temples were being built by Hindus as soon as they got the chance, due to this the importance of this city always remained in Hindu culture. Even today there are countless temples here. Many temples are very unique and bizarre – For more information about this Topic please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/18/makar-sankranti-is-an-ancient-hindu-festival-or-the-burden-of-old-tradition/ one such temple is ——

Bharat Mata Temple. (Mother India) In this temple, the country of India is depicted as Bharat Mata.

Bharat Mata Temple in Varanasi is located about a kilometer from Cant- railway station. This temple is near Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University. The temple has a beautiful campus. The walls of this campus depict major events related to India’s freedom struggle through paintings. The Fine Arts Department of the University is also on this campus, due to which a large number of students can be seen here. Bharat Mata Mandir(Mother India) is a two-story building made of sandstone on the campus. Important Information related to the temple is written on the information plate.

The building was designed by freedom fighter Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936.

The central atrium houses a map of undivided India (Akhand Bharat carved in marble as a votive object. The main building is double storied and square in plan. The map comprises 762 square pieces of marble measuring 11″x11″ Bach was built by 30. Sculptors and 25 masons. The relief map sunken in the floor can be seen from the first floor circumambulatory passage. It measures 950 m x 920 m at the scale of 1:405500 (1 inch being equal to 6.4 miles). The temple building is situated at a slight height, for which some stairs have to be climbed.

Complete Vande Mataram National Song (Rashtra-Geet) is written on both sides of the main door. Gayatri Mantra is inscribed on the main entrance of the temple. Swastik, the sacred mark of Hindus, is also built here. Do not pay attention to any Marxist, Propaganda; it is a very ancient Hindu symbol that has been in use for thousands of years. (These signs have also been found in the excavations of Harappa, Mohenjodaro). Some holy Hindu icons made with it can break the heart of any communist, Marxists.

SIX POINT STAR

SIX-POINTED STAR(SHATKONA) is two interlocking triangles; the upper stands for Shiva, ’Purusha’(male energy) and fire, the lower for Shakti,’Prakriti’(female power) and water. Their union gives birth to Sanatkumara, whose sacred number is six.

EIGHT POINTED STAR

EIGHT POINTED STAR (eight-pointed star is also known as Ashthalakshmi or Star of Lakshmi. (Lakshmi or Laxmi a Hindu Goddess) for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/03/hindu-philosophy-and-the-importance-of-peace-9-11-1893-9-112001/

 What is the historical similarity between these holy and thousands year old Hindu icons and the holy symbols of Jews, The Star of David, Seal of Solomon? It would be better if left to historians.

On entering the main gate, a geographical map of India is made on the floor. This map shows Akhand Bharat (this map precedes the partition of India-Pakistan), for this reason, it is called Bharat Mata Mandir(Mother India). For the children studying in school, away from the world of boring books and school settlements, this was a great place to give them some good and entertaining education.  

Who is Bharat Mata? Why do we say Bharat Mata Ki Jai? Why do we say Bande Mataram? Answers to many such questions and our philosophy of civilization, culture, history, and the geographical journey can be done very easily here.

Mother is very important in Hindu religion, philosophy, due to this reason, nature, sacred rivers; a cow has the status of the mother in India.

Swami Vivekananda, who introduced the whole world through Hinduism, culture, yoga, and meditation, said that _

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.

BHARAT MATA by ABNINDRANATH TAGORE (1905)

Why should the Hindu mother be worshipped? Our philosophers try to find a reason and they come to this definition: We call ourselves the Aryan race. What is the Aryan? He is a man whose birth is through religion .this is a peculiar subject, perhaps in this country; but the idea is that a man must be born through religion, through prayers. If you take up our law books you will find chapters devoted to this—the prenatal influence of a mother on the child.

for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2021/01/11/is-vivekananda-still-relevant-today-national-youth-day/

The following lecture was delivered at Cambridge, December 17, 1894, and recorded by Miss Frances Willard’s stenographer.

Sita is typical of India— idealized India. The question is not whether she ever lived, whether the story is history or not, we know that the ideal is there.

India did not even have its own independent national flag at the time of British colonialism. Every nation in the world has its own national flag, which symbolizes that country’s independence, sovereignty, integrity, unity. According to Indian civilization and culture, imagining the country as a mother was also compatible with the feelings of the common people of the country.

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee arrived under such circumstances. He had not said anything new – he had interpreted the Gita afresh. Amidst an atmosphere of despair, there was an assurance of victory in the verses of Gita.

Shri Krishna chanted the mantra of Shakti during Kurukshetra, encouraging Arjuna the war-bearer. After a long time, those mantras again filled the youth with hope. In his novel Anand Math, Bankim Chandra wrote the valor of the revolutionaries who challenged the British and made the Indians realize that freedom is their first right, which is the solemn duty of every Indian to achieve.

The novel, based on the revolt of the monks of Bengal against British imperialism, had a song on the worship of the motherland. The title of this song was —- Vande Mataram. Later this title became the epitome of opposition to British imperialism. Its popularity can be understood from the fact that it was accepted for greetings throughout the country.

In protest against Lord Curzon’s partition of Bengal —-

One slogan echoed throughout the country —– Vande Mataram

On seeing any British, children also started announcing Vande Mataram to tease him.

Describing the same incident, famous Bengali writer Vimal Mitra has written that after seeing a British officer who went out on a morning walk, some children started shouting Vande Mataram, upset and annoyed by this incident. British officer said ———-

             THIS HORRIBLE BENDEMATRAM WILL MAKE ME MAD.

Mahatma Gandhi himself, a very popular mass leader throughout the country, used Vande Mataram in place of greeting in his correspondence. For many revolutionaries who were hanged, the same sentence was used while hanging —— Vande Mataram. for more information please visit :- http://nithinks.com/2020/10/02/gandhi-irrelevant-on-social-media/

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BHARAT -MATA

Sometimes as I reached a gathering, a great role of welcome would greet me: Bharat Mata ki Jay—‘Victory to mother India.’ I would ask them unexpectedly what they meant by that cry, who was this Bharat Mata, Mother India, whose victory they wanted. My question would amuse them and surprise them, and they not knowing exactly what to answer, they would look at each other and at me. I persisted in my questioning. At last, a vigorous Jat wedded to the soil from immemorial generations, would say that it was the dharti, the good earth of India that they meant. What Earth? Their particular village patch, or all the patches in the district or province, or in the whole of India? And so question and answer went on, till they would ask me impatiently to tell them all about it. I would endeavor to do so and explain that India was all this that they had thought, but it was much more, The mountains and the rivers of India, and the forests and the broad fields, which gave us food, were all dear to us, but what counted ultimately were the people of India, people like them and me, who were spread out all over this vast land. Bharat Mata, Mother India was essentially these millions of people, and victory to her meant victory to these people. You are parts of this Bharat Mata, I told them, you are in a manner yourselves Bharat Mata, and as this idea slowly soaked into their brains, their eyes would lit up as if they had made a great discovery.

                                  Jawahar Lal Nehru :- The Discovery of India.  for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2020/11/13/nehru-architect-of-spineless-india/

Vande –Mataram and Muslims:– Vande Mataram song was opposed by Muslims because of the worship of Hindu Goddess Durga at someplace in it. Islam believes in monotheism, for this reason, the Muslim spirit is hurt by singing the song Vande Mataram.

A committee was formed keeping in mind the sentiments of the Muslims. Nehru, the chairman of this committee, was appointed and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was also placed in this committee. The committee while submitting its report said that at the beginning of the song Vande Mataram there is a praise of Mother India, but later lines mention Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In order to maintain Hindu-Muslim unity and avoid controversy, only the homeland praise section of this song was accepted as a national song. Ravindra Nath Tagore’s “Jan-Man-Gag” was accepted as the national anthem to avoid controversy.

BHAWANI MANDIR

                            What is a nation? The Shakti’s of its millions.

For what is a nation? What is our mother country? it is not a piece of earth, Nor a figure of speech, nor a fiction of the mind .it is a mighty Shakti, composed of the shaktis of all the millions of units that make up the nation, just as Bhawani Mahisha Mardini sprang into being from the Shakti of all the millions of gods assembled in one mass of force and welded into Unity. The Shakti we call India Bhawani Bharti is the living unity of three hundred million, people but she is inactively imprisoned in the magic circle of the tamas the self-indulgent inertia and ignorance of her sons to get rid of tamas we have but to wake the Brahma within. (Sri Aurobindo)

For a subject people, there is no Royal Road to emancipation. They must wade to it through struggle sacrifice slaughter, if necessary. history suggests no short-cut other Nations also were weak disunited and denationalised like ourselves it is the rallying cry of freedom that combined their scattered units drawing them together with a compelling and magical attraction those who would win freedom must first imbue the people with an overpowering conviction that freedom is the one thing needful without a great ideal there can be no great movement small baits of material advantages will not nerve them to High Endeavour and heroine self-sacrifice; it is only the idea of national freedom and national greatness that has that overmastering appeal we must not bend the knee to others but try to be worthy of our past—- here is an ideal which if set forth with conviction and power cannot fail to inspire self-sacrificing action we need faith above all things faith in ourselves faith in the nation faith in India’s destiny.——————-

            Sri Aurobindo- Bande Matram (Vande Mataram) Newspaper April 25th, 1907. Sri Aurobindo (Vande Mataram song was translated into English by you. I have shown here only those lines which have been accepted as a national song.)

I bow to thee, Mother,

richly-watered, richly-fruited,

cool with the winds of the south,

dark with the crops of the harvests,

The Mother!

Her nights rejoicing in the glory of the moonlight,

her lands clothed beautifully with her trees in flowering bloom,

sweet of laughter, sweet of speech,

The Mother, giver of boons, giver of bliss.

(India.gov.in)

The flags were physical evidence of the sudden and dramatic rise in the importance of national identity for Americans. But what does the American flag represent, and what are the cultural values it celebrates? For some, it is McDonald’s, Disney, and baseball. For others, its values are defined by those of the early British settlers who brought their own culture and language. For the African-American community and millions of Hispanic immigrants, it is none of these.

Wal-Mart reportedly sold 116000 flags on September 11 and 250000 the next day. Compared with 6400and 10000on the same days a year earlier.” The demand for flags was ten times what it had been during the gulf war, flag manufacturers went overtime and doubled, tripled, or quintupled production”.

                      SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON: – WHO ARE WE?

                                 Pakistan Islamic Propaganda and Hindu phobia 

The Hindus consider the land as their mother and god. They consider it very holy. But they shit on it! They will plough it! What kind of absurd belief is this...

The Hindus believe that the partition of the subcontinent has chopped their god into several pieces. Pakistan consists of the hands of their God. Afghanistan consists of the legs of their god. And it is there duty to collect all the chopped parts of their god to give it the old shape. Therefore it is extremely essential to conquer all the country in the subcontinent .that is why they started hatching conspiracies against Pakistan soon after august 1947.they have mastermind Pakistan’s disintegration ……..

BHARAT-MATA VANDE MATRAM & ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA

Some temples of Hindus have maps of India. One of the temples in Benaras (Varanasi) shows Pakistan as part of India in the map. The Hindus worship this map. Some Hindus sacrifice human beings to please their gods. The Hindus of Madras and Calcutta buy a human being and then slaughter him. They drink his blood and eat his flesh to please their gods. This rite is called Marbati and it is performed twice a year. It has been banned now but it is still widely practised secretly…

Amir Hamza the intellectual head of the Majallah ad-Dawa, Hinduism The Murderer of Humanity. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2019/08/15/74th-independence-day-jihad-pakistan-hindu-massacre-and-traitor-media/

These things cannot be laughed at only. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2020/12/08/farmers-movement-or-khalistan-movement-referendum-2020/

Bloodthirsty people like Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao killed millions with the help of Propaganda. It cannot be avoided considering it as an internal issue of a failed country Pakistan. Such unrestrained things are part of Islamic Jihad. Such propaganda is bolstered by active Islamic extremists within the country and poor politics of appeasement.

For the past few years, the opposition of Vande Mataram, the opposition of the Indian flag, the country’s Republic Day, the Independence Day, has been opposed on the basis of the notion of Islamic monotheism. India is not an Islamic country, Sharia law cannot be imposed here.

Such pointless things not only insult our revolutionaries, the feelings of countrymen, but also our thousands of years old culture and civilization. The Muslims of the country have to understand clearly that the sentiments of this country cannot be mocked by praising Islam, and not this great country can be shaken by showing fear of Jihad and Gazwa-e Hind.

However, it is definitely that with such antics, people start to look suspiciously towards Islam.

After the Partition of India and Pakistan, the Muslims who did not go to Pakistan and stayed in India undoubtedly accepted mixed culture in place of religious fundamentalism, now they will have to live on it. for more information please visit:- http://nithinks.com/2019/10/30/sardar-patel-enemy-no-1-why-family-marxists-islamic-politicians-believe-this/

SARDAR PATEL INDIAN MUSLIM &KASHMIR ISSUE

To Indian Muslims, I want to ask only one question. In the recent all India Muslim conference, why did they not open their mouths on the Kashmir issue? Why did you not condemn the action of Pakistan? These things create doubts in the mind of people. So as a friend of Muslims, I want to say a word and it is the duty of a good friend to speak frankly. It is your duty now to sail in the same boat and sink are swim together. I want to tell you very frankly that you cannot ride on two horses. Select one horse whichever you like best .those who wants to go to Pakistan can go there and live in peace! let us here in peace to work for ourselves……

6 January 1948 SARDAR PATEL

VANDE MATARAM

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 :-

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 :- http://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.”

Covid19(LifeisLife 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 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~

(FRANKLIN .D.ROOSEVELT)

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 vigor 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 & EPIDEMIC DISASTERS

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.

SISTER JOY

 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 neighbor 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 rumor’s. 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 favorite 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 Ramakrishna Mission with Nivedita as secretary, had organized 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.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial

  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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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.

MAHATMA GANDHI

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.)

BUDDHA

“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)

MAHAVIRA

“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.