From: losthorizon, Nepal
Hinduism Is the Mother of All Religions in the World
Muslim and Christian religions took birth long after the creation of Hindu religion and its civilization. An extensive and erudite amalgam of Hindu knowledge brings together the scholarly and the spiritual. It reflects the culture of one of the oldest and the riches living civilizations of the world in all its glory and splendor. It is proved that Jesus was influenced on the Vedic Hindu philosophy. And He had traveled again and again in this pious-land Nepal and India. We can see a tomb of Jesus Christ kept in Kashmir. Christ traveled through what is now Nepal and India from 13-30 years seeking religions teachings. There are facts that suggest he read Vedic teachings in Kashi, Jagannath, Bihar and Nalanda. He went to Lumbini and visited the mountains of Kumbhakarna, Gourishankar and Mt. Everest south of Tibet. It is mentioned in the Sanskrit language in a Puran (theology) book. It is also mentioned in this theology ‘The mother of Jesus was pregnant in a younger age before her marriage.’ We can see the similarity between Kuntee and Mary; so, Jesus Christ represents Karna. Kuntee bore a child Karna before her marriage.
‘The mother of Jesus Christ Mary had become pregnant before she had married. The problem was solved when she accepted one carpenter Yusuf (Joseph) as her husband. First he denied accepting her. Let it be – Jesus Christ came to India at the age of 12/13 with businessmen. He spent some days with Jainmuni (sage) in Rajasthan. Then he studied the Ved in Kashi and Jagannathpuri. He achieved enlightenment through meditation in India. Jesus Christ preached on love, benediction, compassion and mercy by learning from the ancient Vedic Hindu religion. He has shown honor to the Veda in his books. He believed in Bramha (the Creator), Vishnu (the preserver and protector), Maheshwor (the manager of truth, beauty and well-being) and ‘OM.’ The word ‘OM’ later changed into ‘Omen.’ The manuscript of Christ can be read at the ‘Summit University’ in France. The tradition that precedes a birth, death, marriage and christening in Churches by the priests and pastors corresponds with the Hindu traditions. There is a hexagon of Hindu Goddess ‘Saraswati’ (the Goddess of Intellect) in the national insignia of Israel’s Jews. but, Christians and their followers have forgotten the facts.
Hindu religion is the most personally expansive and psychologically empowering religion on earth. It is a path that teaches its followers to be fearless, dedicated, focused, strong, assertive, self-controlled, virtuous, self-reliant, and to strive for the excellence in all endeavors. It teaches us how to be civilized. The Vedic-Hindu can only empower us is such a manner, however, when the full philosophy and life-style of religion is actually followed and practiced in the daily life. Hinduism is a religion of the possible. It is a tradition that teaches us that anything and everything that we can dream is attainable. We, the Hindus are radically free to perform any positive task, to reach out boldly toward any constructive goal, to achieve any vision that our imaginations can reveal. The Hindu religion is more democratic and frees us from the bonds of ignorance and fear that bind us, and gives mighty wings to realize our inner yearning for peace, joy and unlimited freedom.
‘The Hindu representative must carefully orchestrate their business of introducing Hinduism since the core beliefs of it are very threatening to Abrahamnic religions. All confrontations must be avoided via constantly bringing up and defining the Hindu concepts of Karma, reincarnation, soul, secularism and non-violence. Hinduism should be introduced boldly and precisely as the most uncontaminated spirituality on earth and it should be done by defining Adviata vedanta. Sankhya-Yoga, Buddhism and other schools of Hindu Philosophy (psychology). The biggest strength of Hinduism is the emphasis on oneness with the entire creation from the smallest sand particle to the animals, rivers, mountains and human beings of any creed, color, gender or faith.’
The ancient Vedic Hindu religion is the genesis of civilization. Vedic traditional Hinduism of the old age is the devotee of the Panchadeva (the Five Gods). ‘Omkar Jagat (the Followers of OM) is the devotee of Vedic Hindu traditions. The worship of Gods and Goddess- Ganesh (an elephant headed God), Bhagawati (Goddess), Surya (Sun), Shiva (Lord Shiva) and Vishnu (the creator of the world), is compulsory for one who is facing crisis. We confer respect to one another on account of the ancient Vedic Hindu religion. Among all religions of the world, Hindu religion is considered as an ancient religion that is recognized as the foundation of civilization and as the most liberal democratic way of life. When present India (Hindustan) was not in existence, there were more than 25 nations, 250 years ago, the great King Prithvi Narayan Shah expressed –“Nepal is true Hindustan.”
‘The first written evidence of Hinduism that we can read is the Rig Veda, a long poem in Sanskrit probably composed about 1000 BC. People sang or recited the Rig Veda for hundreds of years before it was written down around 300 BC. The Rig Veda is a bunch of hymns (HIMS) (songs for the gods), magic spells, and instructions for what to say when you are sacrificing animals. The Rig Veda mentions many different gods (polytheism). Most of the gods are male, and many of them are sky gods or weather gods like a god of rain, Indra, or like Varuna, the god of the sea. People sacrificed animals to their gods. The Rig Veda also tells us that people sometimes got in touch gods talking to them. (We don’t know now what soma was made of). Both Soma and the fire of sacrifice (Agni) were thought of as gods themselves, too. About 600 B.C., the idea of reincarnation became more and more common among Hindus. Most people began to think that after you died you would be reborn into another body. If you had been good, and lived in accordance with dharma, you would get a good body, like a princess. If you had been bad, you would come back as a cockroach or a rat.
Gradually, people began to hate the idea that you had to be endlessly reborn in different forms. They wanted to get free of the wheel of rebirth, and just be left alone. People began to think that sacrificing animals was a burden on your karma, or fate that prevented you from getting free of reincarnation. Around 300 BC, people began to worship new gods, who didn’t need animal sacrifices. These new gods were Vishnu and Shiva. Generally, people gave Vishnu and Shiva flowers, incense, prayers, fruit, or music, but they didn’t kill animals for them. They began to worship Vishnu and Shiva more, and paid less attention to their old gods Indra and Varuna and the others. One example where they’re sacrificing fruit is the story of how Ganesh cursed the moon. Much later, between 400 and 650 AD, at the end of the Gupta period, another new god came into Hinduism. This new god was a Mother Goddess. Cows were sacred to this Mother Goddess, and so Hindus gradually stopped eating beef. Like Vishnu and Shiva, the Mother Goddess had many incarnations and many names. Parvati, Uma, and Annapurna were beautiful goddesses, who brought blessings to people. But other incarnations were called Kali, Chandi, Durga or Chamunda, and these goddesses were terrible giants with black skin, huge red tongues that stick out, and fierce tusks. These had many arms and each arm held a weapon, and they wore necklaces of skulls or human heads.’
Hinduism is the mother of all religions. But we in Nepal are trying to dig up a well, although there already is water in our rivers. ‘OM’ is a symbol of Vedic Knowledge. Hindus, Buddhist’s Mantra. It provides a fine example of Symbolism. Symbolism is needed in all fields of human knowledge like science, religion and politics. Spoken sounds of words are expressed as Alphabets and Numbers with Symbols by writing. ‘OM’ and ‘OM Mani Padme Hum’ is a language of Sanskrit. The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra in Hinduism- is applied from Baidik period which is written in Sanskrit: ‘Om! Bhur Bhuvah Svah! Tat Savitur VarenyamBhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaata’ = ‘Let us meditate upon the glory of Ishwar (God), Who has created this Universe, Who is fit to be worshipped, Who is the remover of all sins and ignorance. May He enlighten our intellect?’ This Gayatri Mantra is useful for all religions and human being in the world. Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth. God Krishna said- ‘The soul remains one but the body changes in accordance with age manifesting in childhood, adulthood and old age. After a body decays our soul seeks another body.’
Aryaputra explains- Hinduism is the third largest religion of the world after Christianity and Islam, and 97 per cent of all Hindus live in three Hindu-majority countries – India, Nepal and Mauritius, according to a study. India, which accounts for the majority of the world’s Hindus, is also home to almost all the major religions of the world, a Pew research said Tuesday. Why the 1 (one) billion Hindus of the world have not a single Hindu Country for their own? If the 32% stake holders Christian has about 30 declared Christian Countries (157 Christian-majority nations) in this world….The 23% stake holders Muslims have 57 declared Muslim Countries….The 7% stake holders Buddhists have 8 Buddhist Countries….The 0.2% stake holders Jews have 1 Jews Country. PTI Washington Wed Dec 19 2012.
Then why not declare, Nepal as a Hindu Kingdom in all over the world?
A cultural scholar Stephen Knapp writes-‘The ancient Hindus had highly evolved technologies in textile engineering, ceramics, printing, weaponry, climatology and meteorology, architecture, medicine and surgery, metallurgy, agriculture and agricultural engineering, civil engineering, town planning, and similar other fields is known only to a few scholars even today. There are about 44 known ancient and medieval Sanskrit texts on a technical subject such as chemistry alone. The information about the science and technological heritage of India is embedded in the scriptures, the epics and in several of the technical texts. The information needs to be taken out of these and presented. Facts like Hindus had the knowledge that the sun is the center of the solar system, about the geography of the earth, the way the plants produce food, the way blood circulates in the body, the science of abstract mathematics and numbers, the principles of health,
medicine and surgery and so on at a time in history when the rest of the world did not know how to think, talk and write has to be exposed to people. This can draw the attention of these communities, especially the future generation towards ‘ideas’ that are essentially Indian.’
‘The character of the Hindus of the day had been described by some of those Europeans who had traveled there back in the 19th century, such as Max Muller, wherein he said: “Warren Hastings thus speaks of the Hindus in general: ‘They are gentle and benevolent, more susceptible of gratitude for kindness shown them, and less prompted to vengeance for wrongs inflicted than any people on the face of the earth; faithful, affectionate, submissive to legal authority.’ “Bishop Heber said: ‘The Hindus are brave, courteous, intelligent, most eager for knowledge and improvement; sober, industrious, dutiful parents, affectionate to their children, uniformly gentle and patient, and more easily affected by kindness and attention to their wants and feelings than any people I ever met with.’ “Sir Thomas Munro bears even stronger testimony. He writes: ‘If a good system of agriculture, unrivaled manufacturing skill, a capacity to produce whatever can contribute to either convenience or luxury, schools established in every village for teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, the general practice of hospitality and charity amongst each other, and above all, a treatment of the female sex full of confidence, respect, and delicacy, are among the signs which denote a civilized people–then the Hindus are not inferior to the nations of Europe, and if civilization is to become an article of trade between England and India, I am convinced that England will gain by the import cargo.'”
Besides all these considerations, Max Muller also once related: “I wished to point out that there was another sphere of intellectual activity in which the Hindu excelled–the meditative and transcendent–and that here we might learn from them some lessons of life which we ourselves are but too apt to ignore or to despise.” Finally, in what could be a conclusive statement made by a European who had spent many years living and studying the Vedic culture and Sanskrit literature of early India, Max Muller said, “If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow–in some parts a very paradise on earth–I should point to Nepal and India. If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant–I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we, here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw that corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human, a life not for this life only.”
A scholar Prem Sabhlok writes-‘Plato left Athens for about one decade and visited Prasava (Persia), Ariana (Iran) and North West part of the then India-land of Aryans. He seems to have discussed a number of metaphysical concepts with the then Vedic Rishis and Munnies. On his return to Athens, he propagated those thoughts without making any reference to the Vedic Rishis and Munnies. However, the influence of Vedic metaphysics is clearly visible in Plato’s writings/books. Like the Vedic concept of moderation and Idam nan mam (enlightened liberalism) Plato mentions in his Laws (174-f) and also in Utopia that in an Ideal state the range of economic disparities should be within 1:16. If the range of disparity increases marginally, the state is less ideal. However, if it increases considerably, the state is either a Democracy or an Oligarchy. The rulers in both tend to be tyrannical, corrupt, and hypocritical. In his metaphysics, Plato says that the soul of virtuous people becomes lighter and goes toward heaven by moving upward after death and that of the non-virtuous, being heavier, it stays near the earth and is the cause of rebirth. On rebirth, people may be born in one of the nine kinds of families professing different faiths, religions, as well as in the different regions of the earth. Plato thus becomes one of the few ancient Western philosophers who gave a perfect philosophical theory on secularism and universal brotherhood which in the East Vedic Rishis and Munnies had already conveyed through Vedas.
Western lady Ms. Simona Rich writes->http://www.personal-development-coach.net/hinduism-islam-christianity.html- ‘I was born into a non-practicing Christian family. They think they are very spiritual but they don’t know anything about spirituality. They consider themselves superior to those who don’t go to church. They busy themselves with setting others straight whilst they themselves are the biggest sinners. I’m not saying all church people are the same, but a lot of them commit many sins outside of the church, like talking bad things about others and getting jealous and angry about small things, and then they go to church, confess their sins, say a few prayers and again commit the same sins. This practice is widely accepted in the Christian community. Those who are sworn Christians are mainly fanatics. They live by the Bible but they don’t feel it. They are merely fools, ready to fight anyone who doesn’t belong to their religion and blindly following the text but not pondering on the meaning of it. I dislike many things about Christianity. I don’t like that it’s said in the Bible that everyone has to accept Christ as their savior as only then they will go to heaven. It was even once said in the Bible that soul is mortal (though the Bible has been rewritten since then many times) and that the only way to save your soul and make it immortal is to, as I said, accept Christ as your savior. It’s very cruel to fool people this way, and waste their lives so that they would stick to this religion.
I do believe that the Bible is based on truth, but it’s been covered by so many false accounts that you are better off not reading it at all. It will only leave you confused, trust me. And those professors who claim that there are no inconsistencies in the Bible are only doing so because they have strong attachments to this religion and their minds cannot allow any denying of this religion to arise. It’s very stupid for Christians to think that people who did not choose this religion will go to hell. This is so close-minded, so childish. Once I had a friend who stopped talking to me when she realized that I’m a non-practicing Christian. Although Muslims and Christians always fight with each other, there are many similarities in these two religions. Both religions are made by men because women are considered of less importance in these religions. Both religions have a place called heaven. Both religions think that those who do not belong to their religion are eternally doomed.
Buddhism and Hinduism are closest to my heart. The Hinduism came out of the writings of the Rishis, the “Seers” of India. In my opinion, Vedas, which are the most important sacred writings of the Rishis that Hinduism is based on, contains least contradictions and makes most sense. The Vedas make most sense logically and when you have spiritual experiences you come to know by the experience of the truth of the Vedas. Hinduism is the oldest religion and the least cruel religion. It respects other religions and does not try to convert other people into it. Christianity and Islam looks like the religion of barbarians compared to Hinduism. Hinduism is indeed the most truthful religion in my opinion. It doesn’t devalue women, firstly, but regards them as completely equal, because they are. Men could not exist without women and women could not exist without men.
Hinduism provides more spiritual teachings about how the world came into existence than any other religion. Hinduism is more suited for people with a better understanding of spirituality. Reading Vedas, a person becomes empowered and more understanding whilst reading the Bible a person becomes frightened and confused. In the Vedas and other Hindu spiritual texts there are so many eye-opening statements, there is so much wisdom. For example, in the Bhagavat Gita (another Hindu sacred text) it is told that a person should work all her life, but she must not become attached to the results of her work, that she should dedicate the fruits of her work to God. Only this way the working person can become happy. Any work done with some kind of expectation leaves one miserable. Vedas explains everything about this world; this is the only text that in my opinion clearly explains the nature of this reality and the reason for it. This text makes me want to have been born an Indian in this life-time so that I would more deeply understand it.’
In an ideal state, which he described as Republic, divine guidance is the maximum and in Tyranny it reaches its minimum and world dissolution (Vedic Pralaya) comes when that divine guidance is totally withdrawn. Like Vedic metaphysics Plato confirms that life in this vast turbulent ocean of matter- the material world is an illusion of comfort (Vedic Maya) and described the gross world as a phenomenal world. Plato held largely similar views like Vedic Rta (Laws of Nature) in his theory of Forms and Ideas. A few other glimpses of Vedic metaphysics are also seen in Plato’s writings relating to divinity in the noble vocations, social classes, education system extending up to 48 years, value system and need based living, absolute nature of right and wrong and many other concepts. Like Vedas he mentioned worst thing about corruption is that it distorts the concept of knowledge. He must have learnt about the ideal philosopher king Janaka of Bhagavad-Gita assisted by Rishi Yajnvalkya and Rsika Gargi and developed the theory of “philosopher kings” for his Republic. His concept of economics and global trade has great resemblance to Vedic economics and global trade. <www.sabhlokcity.com/metaphysics>
Narain Kataria messaged from India- ‘315 people returned to Hindu on Aug. 2012, at Baranasi, 200 more people reconverted to Hinduism after Tirumala, Tiripati. Similarly, an Indian scholar Prem Sabhlok expresses-The metaphysics of Socrates and Plato influenced so much the Western social and spiritual thought and brought enlightenment to the West that today WEST describes “Plato as philosophy and philosophy as Plato.” We the followers of Vedic Sanatan Dharma in India seem to have forgotten that that source of his writings and philosophy was Vedic metaphysics. Before Plato, Pythagoras went from Samos (Greece) to land of Ganga to learn Geometry. He would not have gone such a long and strange journey had the reputation of Brahmin’s (Vedic) science not been long established in Europe. (Francois. M. Voltaire). Plato left Athens for about one decade and visited Prasava (Persia), Ariana (Iran) and North West part of the then India-land of Aryans. He seems to have discussed a number of metaphysical concepts with the then Vedic Rsis and Munnies. On his return to Athens, he propagated those thoughts without making any reference to Vedic Rishis and Munnies.
An Indian analyst Kataria N. Exposed- 19 Sep. 2012 23 ‘Christian Italians Converted into Hindu’-Italian man, Flavio, who got influenced by the Hindu way of life, came into contact with Raja Sastrigal, way back in 2001. Sastrigal went to the Vatican and stayed there for three months to teach Flavio, and his wife Stepano, the basics of Sanskrit hymns and Vedas. Over the years, the couple has gathered followers, who were also influenced by Hindu spirituality. The couple developed their diction and pronunciation over the years. The few local people assembled were astonished to hear the Italians’ near-perfect rendering of Sri Rurdram Chamakam, Rudrajapam, Srisuktham, and portions from Upanishads. Flavio and Stepano even changed their Italian names, adopting Hindu names Shivananda Saraswati and Savithri. Aurora, an Italian team member, told Express that she believes India is a Karmabhoomi and the Hindu way of life has led to understanding herself better. The Italian lady, who is now known as Lalitha, said she would follow the footsteps of her Guru Shivananda Saraswati. The training for chanting the mantras and hymns lasted for about three hours and Raja Sastrigal performed kalasa theertha (sprinkling of holy water) on the trainees as per the rituals of the Hindu religion at the end.’
However, the influence of Vedic metaphysics is clearly visible in Plato’s writings/books.’ Every religion exists on certain beliefs. Hindus are also assumed exist on such fictitious beliefs, though the reality of Hindus are based purely on either empirical observational conclusions or on scientific derivation of logics about life, nature and God. Hinduism is considered as “The Way of Life” as it talks purely about work, knowledge, devotion, life, standards of living and realization of God within us. How has this happened then that the owner of such high knowledge is worshipping idols in ignorance? Whether we speak different language or practice different cultural tradition, in front Pashupathi Nath Temple in Nepal or Kanyakumari Temple in Kanyakumari, we speak the same spiritual language-’OM: Nava Shivaya!
All are equal”. Yajur Veda reiterates that all men are brothers; no one is superior or inferior.” Rig Veda calls upon humanity to be united and to have common speech and common minds”. Atharva Veda enjoins upon all humans to be affectionate and to love one another as the cow loves her newly born calf. Underlining unity and harmony still further, Atharva Veda commands humankind to dine together, and be as firmly united as the spokes attached to the hub of chariot wheel. ‘Hinduism is all-embracing, and gives the same respect to all humans, and anything to the contrary in Manu Smriti or anywhere else is not sanctioned by the Vedas. Being divine revelation, Shrutis (Vedas) are the ultimate authority for Dharma, and represent its eternal principles whereas being human recapitulations, Smritis (Recollections) can play only a subordinate role.
‘Vedas are the most precious Gift for which West had ever been indebted to East’ – Francois. M. Voltaire the western renowned philosopher Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, German scholar Nitse, Megasthaniz and Fai-Han has written many books supporting the Hindu philosophy expressing the evolutionary process of the world’s civilization. Hindu philosophy is incomparably greater intellectual work than the Bible? A famous scholar Emmelin Plunret says-‘They were very advanced Hindu astronomers in 6000 BC. -Vedas contain an account of the dimension of Earth, Sun, Moon, Planets and Galaxies.’ Another scholar P. Johnstone- ‘Gravitation was known to the Hindus before the birth of Newton. The system of blood circulation was discovered by them centuries before Harvey was heard of.’ A scholar Deepak Ganju writes-‘Hinduism, the oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and Moksya (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in the U.S.A.’ Hinduism is spreading smoothly in all over the world as a democratic religion.
A Sikhs scholar Mr. Satbir Singh writes-‘The Hindu way of life appealed to me because it gave me freedom to think and act. It did not bind me to rigid codes or to some particular book, but only required that I tried to follow the first two parts of the eight-fold Ashtanga yoga, namely, Yama or abstentions and Niyama or observances, expecting me to do nothing more than being a good member of society. Hindu philosophy admits the atheist and the worshipper of the formless
God, nirguna brahman, as well as those who worship one or more deities of the Hindu pantheon. The Hindu accepts all other ways – Buddhist, Jain, Christian, Muslim, Sikh- as valid, demonstrating the universality of Hindu philosophy of which I am proud; but I’m ashamed of the system that denigrates and oppresses others within and outside the Hindu fold. I was born into a Punjabi-speaking family; so, my mother tongue is Punjabi. I am Brahmin because I use my knowledge and intelligence to earn a living. I am also Kayastha because I served in the Govt. of India’s Secretariat to earn a living as a Babu. I am also a Shudra because I fixes furniture, etc. and other household goods like a blacksmith or a carpenter. In my daily life I meet, mix and dine with people of all ‘castes’ as well as with non-Hindus. Religion should inspire a person to a higher level of thought. Co-operation and understanding are the necessary and sufficient requirements for happiness in any society. Tolerance and non-violence are my guiding principles, but I don’t believe that they mean cowardice or meekness.’
Then, if we want to know the greatness of Hinduism, we can see The Great Wall of China, “the seventh wonders of the world” has a fourteen feet long Sanskrit incantation engraved on the western gate. Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan had written ‘OM Namo! Bhagawati- including others in the 14th century. The Chinese Great Wall has many syllables from the ‘Mahabharat’ written on the doors in Sanskrit language. It is not a common thing that the language was written in Kalipinya letters.
NEWSWEEK COLUMNIST Ms Lisa Miller says-’we are all Hindus. The Rig Veda, the most ancient Hindu scripture, says: “Truth is one, but the sages speak of it by many names.” A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. The most traditional, conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Let us all say “OM.” when you chant “OM,” it will resonate not only in the room but down through the ages.’ May 13, 2010 at > http://www.newsweek.com/id/237910
It is a matter of happiness that an Indian cultural analyst Samanwaya Nanda writes – ‘In India-Bhubaneswar: A total of 1,240 converted Christians, including a pastor, returned to Hinduism at a home coming programmed organized by the Dharma Jagran in Odisha and others back to Hindu fold. Similarly, Nepalese and Indian Hindus request the converted Hindus to return to their own mother religious home. Christians are much strict in discriminatory approaches. They do not like to mingle with the lower class or black community. Although Christian. India’s constitutional expert Ambedkar (Harijan) says- ‘Christians discriminate inside church. We are separated by a railing inside the church. Our children who have turned into Christians are discriminated as untouchables, which are also seen at schools, hostel and hotels.’
American former President Jefferson has said- ‘The Christian religion subjected many to inhumane torture in course of proselytizing them– many were imprisoned; many thrown into fire, and given mental torture. The Christian religion deceived and tricked half the population of the world to keep them in illusion. The other half were made naïve.’ Similarly, South African leader Nelson Mandela has said- ‘In Africa, previously the Christians had the Bible we possessed the land. Today we have the Bible while Christians possess the land.’
Let’s discuss about the facts of Hindu God. A famous researcher Stephen Knapp writes-‘An ancient Vishnu idol has been found during excavation in an old village in RussiaАавтТаТ╣s Volga region, raising questions about the prevalent view on the origin of ancient Russia. The idol found in Staraya (old) Maina village dates back to VII-X century AD. Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities. АавтТаТ╝We may consider it incredible, but we have ground to assert that Middle-Volga region was the original land of Ancient Rus. This is a hypothesis, but a hypothesis, which requires thorough research,АавтТаТ╜ Reader of Ulyanovsk State UniversityАавтТаТ╣s archaeology department Dr. Alexander Kozhevin told state-run television Vesti . Dr Kozhevin, who has been conducting excavation in Staraya Maina for last seven years, said that every single square meter of the surroundings of the ancient town situated on the banks of Samara, a tributary of Volga, is studded with antiques.’
A scholar Chand K. Sharma says in online –‘Hinduism does not make any discrimination in the society on the basis of color, race or gender. The meaning of Dharma (religion) is related to the service of society and environment. Every person is respected equally in individual capacity. Professions have been graded inter-se according to the contribution made towards the wellbeing of society. Hindu society is the only society that propagated the slogan of ‘Vasudeva Kutambakum’ (world is a family) at the dawn of civilization, implying that entire universe is one large family where everyone has to play the assigned role for the wellbeing of all. The Hindus’ scriptures encouraged equality, freedom of mind and expression, self-discipline and righteous values for a just and equitable society to provide social justice. The Hindus society had and has adopting the principle of universal well-being, equality and brotherhood in her customs, traditions, rituals and festivals.