Politics

ISRAEL HAS THE FIRST RIGHT OVER JERUSALEM

This seems to be the question that is agitating the minds of many commentators on the latest move by the Don. The question of whether Jerusalem is the “spiritual” capital of the Jews, the Israelites and if it is they who have the first right over the holy city is being conveniently brushed aside.

The crux of the present dispute over Jerusalem centres around the division of Jerusalem into East and West in 1948, with Israel occupying West Jerusalem soon after the proclamation of a separate state for the Jews and the Jordanians retaining control over the Eastern part of the holy city.

In the six-day war of 1967, which was initiated by the Arabs mind you and not by Israel, the Israelis wrested control of East Jerusalem from Jordan and have retained it since. It is important to understand that Israel acknowledged Jordanian control over East Jerusalem from 1948 through 1967. It was as a result of the combined attack of Israel by the arab forces (Egypt, Syria, and Jordan) that the Israelis occupied East Jerusalem after decimating the combined Arab force in the six-day war. It has been for all practical purposes under Israeli control since then.

The UN security Council did decree that Israeli claim over entire Jerusalem is “null and void” asking that member states not establish their diplomatic missions there. That however is being challenged by Trump.

Trump by recognizing Israel’s right over Jerusalem has shown that his election promises are not mere rhetoric and that he intends to follow through on them. This is also a major concession to his core support base made up of the Jewish lobby and the evangelicals.

It must also be acknowledged that it is the Jews who have the historical and spiritual right over the holy city of Jerusalem. They have waited for a long long time.

600 years before the Roman General Titus in 70 AD destroyed Jerusalem and put to death more than 60,000 Jewish men, women, and children, Jerusalem had earlier been completely destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon but then the Jews returned to rebuild the city within 50 years of that event. However for 2,000 years after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus the Jews could not return to their land and lived and suffered persecution in many countries.

They have finally been given their due. Jerusalem belongs to all three of the Abrahamic faiths but Israel undoubtedly has the first right over the Holy land.

And a bipartisan reading of what Trump meant should make it clear to anyone that he meant the entire Jerusalem – both the East and the West.

Jerusalem

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Culture, History, Religion

NO COMPROMISE. SIRF MANDIR BANEGA WAHAN

I was a student when the Babri Masjid was brought down. It was also the time when I was shaking off the effects of 12 years of brainwashing at a Christian mission school and was slowly understanding what had been done to the Hindus as a people, as a civilization, and as a culture.

As I revisited History and read about the depredations and humiliation that had been wrought upon my ancestors I was shocked to say the least. I had never been taught all of this at School or College and therefore it came as a shock and a revelation.

More importantly it made me go back to my roots and re-examine my own connection with the tenets of my own Dharma. Dec 6, 1992 is therefore one of the most important days in my life.

It showed that a more assertive and a stronger Hindu who fights for his/her rights is the need of the hour, someone who would be uncompromising, firm, and clear in his/her vision that he/she is the legatee of the greatest culture the world has ever known. This land, this Karmabhoomi -Bharata is the only place now where this culture still flourishes (however distorted or diluted). It is our collective duty to preserve, recharge, and hand over to the next generation.

In this context, I read an article yesterday which talked about how Tulsidas had made no mention of the demolition of a Temple. It was written by a “nominal” Hindu, the kind who are deracinated and ashamed of their own roots.

Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya, considered the foremost authority on Tulsidas has however cited verses from two works composed by Tulsidas which, in his opinion, are relevant to the dispute. The first citation consisted of eight verses from a work called Dohā Śataka, which describe the destruction of a temple and construction of a mosque at the disputed site in 1528 CE by the Mughal ruler Babar who had ordered General Mir Baqui to destroy the “temple of the infidels” – the temple dedicated to Maryada Purushottam Rama

Below is a snapshot from that “Doha Sataka” where Tulsidas talks poignantly of how these barbarians came and destroyed this Ram temple. See highlighted portions in the photo below. It is takea from this PDF available at this link (http://elegalix.allahabadhighcourt.in/…/ay…/honsaj-vol-4.pdf) which was part of the evidence submitted to the court. Please do download and read the entire PDF.

Ramjanmabhoomi-Tulsi-shatak

#MANDIRWAHINBANAYENGE #WAHANSIRFMANDIRBANEGA#JAISHRIRAM

Culture, History, Religon, Spirituality

SATYAKAMA JABALA – THE SEEKER OF TRUTH & THE KEY ROLE WOMEN PLAY IN INSTILLING VALUES & RESPECT FOR THE DHARMA

In the Chandogya Upanishad one reads the story of Satyakama, the son of Jabala. Satyakama was brought up by Jabala a single-mother (yes during the vedic times, so there is nothing new about single-mothers now). No one knew who his father was. Interestingly, neither did Jabala herself.

Jabala was a very good mother and she instilled all the right values in Satyakama. She particularly taught him the importance of speaking the truth at all times and Satyakama took this to heart and imbibed it fully.

As Satyakama grew up into a young lad, he saw that all the other boys in the neighbourhood and even his friends were enrolling themselves into the Gurukula and Satyakama was also very keen to get himself admitted into a Gurukula.

As per the practice then, a boy desirous of getting into a Gurukula had to state his Kula, Gotra, father’s name, essentially his lineage. He walked up to his mother and told her about his desire to join the Gurukula and asked her to tell him his father’s name and his lineage.

His mother replied “Son, I have worked at many places, served many people, and lived at many places. You were born when I was young and I honestly don’t know who your father is. She went on “You can go to the Gurukula and when the Guru asks you, tell him this – I am Satyakama, the son of Jabala and I am interested in acquiring knowledge”

Satyakama walked to the Gurukula and stood before Rishi Haridrum Gowthama and when questioned by the Rishi, stated the exact words that his mother had taught him. The Rishi Gowthama looked at the young boy for a moment and then smiled. He said “You are truly a boy from a very high Gothra/Kula. Only someone born to great parents can speak thus. From today you shall be my son, let us first perform your upanayana and then we shall start your Vidyabyasa.”

This story illustrates the key role women play in protecting and nurturing the Dharma and also how important it is for them to instill the values of our Dharma into children.

In the concluding section of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, called the “Vamsha-Brahmana” there is a listing of the “Gurus” who have protected and taught the Upanishad over the years along with their lineage. In this list, for many Rishis only their Mother’s name is mentioned. There is no mention of a father’s name. The list of mother’s names is fairly long, showing how much importance was accorded to women in the Dharma.

Adi Sankara in his commentary on this Upanishad notes in his typical clear and pithy style “The mother it is who determines the character of a person. All these Gurus mentioned in the Upanishad are truly of impeccable character – It is perhaps because of this that only the names of their mother’s is mentioned here…”

satyakama

This story also brings out two key points:

  1. It shows what qualities are important for a student – he/she should be truthful and he must have within him this thirst for acquiring knowledge.
  2. The Guru must be willing to teach any student who is desirous of learning and acquiring knowledge – that should be the most important criterion and all other factors such as caste, lineage etc. are not really that important.
Culture, Religion, Spirituality

AN OVERLOOKED PERSPECTIVE ON SABARIMALA

This is a guest post by Shri Rohit Arya and has been reproduced here with his permission. This is a very important and timely one. Important because it outlines in clear terms why there is an age-restriction on the entry of women at Sabarimala. Timely because we are now in “Sabarimala season” and the deracinated SBNR, Cryptos and Feminazis are sure to mount an attack now. I have added an introduction to the post explaining the significance of the HariHara Putra Rupa and a few aspects of the Sabarimala pilgrimage:

INTRODUCTION:
Ayyappan or Sastha or HariHara Putran is a unique aspect, a singularly special Roopa, born out of the union of the beguiling and bewitching form of of “Vishnu-Maya” Mohini and “Hara” the attractive and captivating form of Shiva. This rupam was also created at a time when the Vaishnavas and the Saivas were at loggerheads and indulging in internecine quarrels. HariHara putran came into the world to show that Hari and Hara are one and the same – forms of the one Brahman that has invaded and pervaded all sentient and insentient forms and beings.

The Rupam was also created to perform a specific function. After the death of Mahishasura at the hands of Devi Durga, his sister Mahishi performed severe Tapas and received a Varam (boon) from Brahma that she could not be killed by either Shiva or Vishnu. It was to destroy this Mahishi that Shiva and Vishnu decided to come together in the form of Sastha, Ayyappan – if they could not vanquish Mahishi singly they would do it together. This child thus created was found by Rajashekara of Pandalam in Kerala and was named Manikantan. When Manikantan was 12 years old he killed Mahishi, revealed his true identity to his father and disappeared after telling his father to construct a temple at the place where his arrow would land. The arrow that Manikantan shot landed on the summit of Sabarimala and it was here that the temple was built by none other than Vishwakarma and the image of Ayyappan was prepared and installed by the great Parasurama himself.

The word Sastha itself means “Control” in fact “Supreme control” and also one who controls the entire world. He rides the white elephant called “Yogi” which was uncontrollable at one time but became submissive under Ayyappan. In Sabarimala the Sastha is permanently absorbed and functioning for the sole purpose of protecting the great Hindu Dharma – hence he is the Dharma-Sastha. 

  1. The pilgrimage to sabarimala is unique preceded by a Vratham of 41 days or 1 Mandalam – 30 days starting from the full-moon day and ending at the next full-moon + 11 days leading up to the Ekadashi day.

  2. The Woman (Prakriti) is not available to the Man (Purusha) for these 41 days.

  3. One day of the Vratha is equal to 1 week of pregnancy and is a supreme homage to the motherhood, when the man each year repays his debt to the woman by living a life of great control and austerity.

  4. The dress code is black signifying the absorption of all external actions of the senses, absorption of the spectrum of colours and nullifying all differentiation

Please read below now as to why there is an age-restriction for entry of women into Sabarimala. A post written by Shri Rohit Arya.


I need to say this, because as yet nobody is saying it and it is in many ways the most important issue in the entire fake uproar over Sabarimala and the restriction of women’s entry. It needs to be absolutely clear that this nothing but a Breaking India initiative, one of the vital wounds they seek to deliver to Hindu society. There have been many arguments about why such restrictions exist, jungles, dangerous travel, tigers, shaucha, and more unthinking bullshit about menstruation than you could believe. But the core spiritual reason why such a restriction exists in this Ayappa temple alone, nobody is articulating it. In all other Ayyappa temples everybody is free to visit ,not only gender there is simply no restriction on religion or identity. But in Sabarimala the rules have to do with the nature of the deva in residence.

Simply put he is a Swami, a renunciate who is sworn to celibacy. He is perhaps the only sanyasi deva we have. Look at the Vigraham/ murti of Ayyappa. He sits with a meditation band as is common in Southern Yoga but his ankles are positioned in a manner that does bandhanam or locks both Mooladhara and Svadhisthana chakras.

I do not expect the deracinated culturally illiterate Hindus of today to look at a murti and figure out the nature and svabhava of the devata and what spiritual process were appropriate in his aradhana but it was common knowledge at one time. One look was enough.

Even if I knew nothing about Ayappa and was not a Malayalee I could look at the vigraham and say this is deva who needs your discipline and self control as a vital part of his sadhana. Roopams communicate teachings as to what will work or not. So the forty day vratam, you can understand why. Nothing else will do for this deva.

Now in India it is very common even today for Swamis to avoid all contact with women. The Swami Narains are one example and while the Dashanamis are a bit relaxed about that rule today I also know many many examples of them who will never speak directly to a woman. Dayananda Saraswati who founded the Arya Samaj is a great favorite of the ‘reformer’ bullshitters but he used to speak to women only from behind a curtain. The famous Hindu monastery In Hawaii is perhaps one of the most hardcore in existence today and the Swamis there are no different.

Even the Christian tradition had such rules for the monks in the days they had some spiritual shakti instead of being a conversion machine as it today. There is a monastery in Greece where no woman has set foot inside for nearly a thousand years. So this is an ancient spiritual tradition.

Ayyappa in Sabarimala is actually more relaxed about this he merely does not give darshan to women in the age frame when they get periods. There is an occult reason to that which makes perfect sense to yogis but the spurious logic of the Din I ILahi Hindus who make up the change agents will not comprehend any of it.

So the issue here is stark. The Breaking India forces, the secular adharmis, the Asura Prakriti wallahs, useful idiots like that loudmouthed moron Arnab, or despicable types like Trupti Desai, the entire Leftist cabal of Luytens media and Din I ILahis Hindus they are appropriating the right to dictate to Hindus the nature of the devata in the temple and what the rules of the temple ought to be.

Once again so that it is clear – those who have no skin in the game, no shraddha, those who are crypto converts are DICTATING TO HINDUS WHAT THEIR DEVATAS SHOULD BE. And we Hindus, we are bending over for this impertinence.

There is only one temple where Dharma Shastha as Ayyapa is known has been consecrated as a Swami. Leave it alone bloody fools.

Forcibly altering the rules of the kshetram will destroy the shakti of the sacred space – and it will bring about repercussions which are incalculable. But that is the idea – to destroy Hinduism one small piece at a time. The women of Kerala have launched a Ready to Wait response to the Asuric Right to Prey initiative but that is not enough. Hindus have conceded too much to the State apparatus. The organs of governance cannot dictate the parameters of spiritual life.

Such kshetrams were set up by great Rishis. In the case of Ayyapa by Parashurama himself. Kerala is not God’s Own Country, it is Parasurama Kshetram which is an entirely different thing from the conversion agenda phrase that is GOC. What will happen when the duffers of today set themselves up against Parashurama is something I would really like to see. I am cruel enough to wish that.

The line in the sand needs to be drawn now. This far and no further. Hindus cannot allow their enemies to define their religion – which is what is happening now.
The Asura Prakriti claims authority to define authenticity and certify validity of the Sanathana Dharma. No more.

Hum Mandir Wahi Banayenge!
Harihara suthan ayyan ayyappa Swamiyeeee Sharanam Ayyappa
and as always…Sarvam Shivamayam!


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Culture, History, Spirituality

SRI AUROBINDO’S UTTARPARA SPEECH AND HINDU NATIONALISM

Soon after Sri Aurobindo was released from his one-year incarceration he gave what was at that time and still remains an epochal speech – famous as the Utarrpara speech. In that speech, Sri Aurobindo laid out his plan both the spiritual and the political.

The impact of the words he uttered on that day had an extraordinary effect on all those who heard him. People threw flowers and jasmine garlands and a huge heap of these flowers fell all around the table and the dais. Sri Aurobindo as was his habit walked away leaving the pile of garlands as is. People jumped on stage to pick up garlands that had touched the body of Sri Aurobindo as a token of the divinity and pregnant import of that moment...

What he said that day is particularly relevant in today’s troubled times when the Gov’t we reposed faith in has done precious little to further the cause of the Hindus and you have Christian pastors asking people to vote against the “FORCES OF NATIONALISM.” and deracinated “Din I ILahi’s” (borrowed from Sri Rohit Arya) poking fun at women who sacrificed their lives to protect their and their family’s honour…

//Excerpts//

We are the descendants of those who performed Tapasya and underwent unheard-of austerities for the sake of spiritual gain… We are the children of those MOTHERS WHO ASCENDED WITH A SMILE THE FUNERAL PYRE that they may follow their husbands to another world.

When you go forth, speak to your nation always this word, that it is for the SANATANA DHARMA that they arise, it is for the world and not for themselves that they arise. I am giving them freedom for the service of the world. When therefore it is said that India shall rise, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall be great. When it is said that India shall expand and extend herself, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall expand and extend itself over the world. It is for the Dharma and by the Dharma that India exists. TO MAGNIFY THE RELIGION MEANS TO MAGNIFY THE COUNTRY.

What is this religion which we call Sanatan, eternal ? It is the Hindu religion only because the Hindu nation has kept it, because in this Peninsula it grew up in the seclusion of the sea and the Himalayas…

That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion, because it is the universal religion which embraces all others. If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, an exclusive religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose. This is the one religion that can triumph over materialism by including and anticipating the discoveries of science and the speculations of philosophy. It is the one religion which impresses on mankind the closeness of God to us and embraces in its compass all the possible means by which man can approach God.

It is the one religion which insists every moment on the truth which all religions acknowledge that He is in all men and all things and that in Him we move and have our being. It is the one religion which enables us not only to understand and believe this truth but to realise it with every part of our being. It is the one religion which shows the world what the world is, that it is the Lila of Vasudeva.

It is the one religion which shows us how we can best play our part in that Lila, its subtlest laws and its noblest rules. It is the one religion which does not separate life in any smallest detail from religion, which knows what immortality is and has utterly removed from us the reality of death.

Aurobindo-Acquital
Soon after his acquital

#HINDURASHTRA


Image Source: http://savitri.in/library/resources/sanatana-dharma/may-30-2009

 

Culture, Opinion, Politics

FOR NOW, “FOE” NEEDS TO BE TRAMPLED INTO THE DUST

The gloves are well and truly off. This can’t go on. This expectation that the Hindu and the Hindu alone shall fold his body in half and bend over to have his backside flayed or rise up on her hind limbs and stretch her paws out in abject submission, begging that she and her legacy be treated kindly.

Why should I care about the FOE of SLB or anyone of their ilk when I know that not a single one from that ilk will stand up for me or stand with me when I call out someone from the cult of the Abrahamics?

As if the innumerable police cases were not enough here is someone who is having to deal with abuse and threats not only to himself but also to his family.

So when the leader of the Karni Sena says that Javed Akhtar is persona non grata in Rajasthan and if he so much as dares to step into Rajasthan he would be thrashed on the street, I support him.

Flatten the application of FOE, make it a level playing field and then we shall talk. Till such time FOE needs to be trampled into the dust.

Rohit-sardana